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City of Wellington
City of Wellington

The City of Wellington, known as the Wheat Capital of the World, is located in south central Kansas twenty-three miles south of Wichita.  Wellington was first surveyed on April 4, 1871 and named for the Duke of Wellington. It was designated as the permanent seat of Sumner County in 1872. Trading with cattlemen moving their herds up the Chisholm Trail was an important factor in the early economy of the town.  The population of the city, based on the 2000 census, is 8,647. 

For more information please visit the City of Wellington at http://cityofwellington.net

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION:

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Wellington.  By submitting your application for any position with the City of Wellington, you understand and agree to the following statements:

  • You represent and warrant that the contents of your application are true, to the best of your knowledge and belief; and that falsification, misrepresentation or omission of information could be just cause of dismissal at any time.  Completion of an application does not constitute an employment contract or an offer of employment.  Employment with the City of Wellington is considered “at-will”.

  • You understand that you may be required to take relevant employment testing, for the purpose of determining your capability of performing the duties of the position.

  • If your are selected for employment with the City of Wellington, you agree to participate in the appropriate examinations, determined by the position, which would include pre-employment drug screening and may include pre-employment physical examination, psychological and physical endurance examinations as well. These examinations will be paid for entirely by the City of Wellington. Costs of transportation and time involved taking the examinations are the responsibility of the applicant.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

The City of Wellington provides, as a sampling, the following benefits for full-time employees:

  • Health Insurance – includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription benefits. 
  • Employee Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) or Kansas Police and Fire Retirement System (KP&F)
  • Deferred Compensation programs
  • Additional Optional Insurance (Including short-term Disability, Cancer, Accident, and Pre-Paid Legal Services)
  • Payroll Direct Deposit

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of the City of Wellington not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify the Human Resources Coordinator.  The City shall make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability, unless the City can demonstrate that making the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity.  The City of Wellington will not place surcharges on individuals with disabilities to cover the costs involved in making programs accessible.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Nepotism Policy
Generally, an applicant for a permanent position may not be related to a current employee in the hiring department if either relative will have, in the judgment of the City Manager, direct influence over the working conditions and/or wages of the other relative.  A relative is defined as spouse, parent, child, sibling, and grandparent or grandchild related by blood or legal adoption.  Only when it appears, in the opinion of the City Manager, that no other qualified applicant is available for hire will such employment be allowed. 

Drug Free Workplace
The City of Wellington is committed to a Drug-Free Workplace. We conduct pre- and post- employment drug testing. Applicants, who refuse to be tested, test positive, or tamper with the test will not be eligible for employment. Completion of an application does not constitute an employment contract or an offer of employment.

Residency 
Position requirements shall determine whether or not an employee may live outside the City limits, and the City Manager shall have discretion in determining which positions require residency, and if residency is required, for the time limit to establish it.

At Will Employment
Employment with the City of Wellington is considered “at-will”. Nothing contained within the City’s applications, advertisement process, or the personnel manual constitute an employment contract.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions about employment with the City of Wellington other than job openings, which are listed through this site, please contact:


Human Resource Coordinator
317 S. Washington
Wellington, Ks.  67152
620.326.3631
620-326-8506 (fax)
hr@cityofwellington.net