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Geary County
Geary County

Located in the heart of the Kansas Flint Hills, diversity abounds in Geary County.  With Fort Riley, home of the First Infantry Division: the Big Red One; Milford Lake, the largest lake in the state; and next door to Manhattan, home of Kansas State University, there is something for everyone who lives and works in this region.

Terms of Application for Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment with Geary County.  By submitting you application for any position with Geary County, 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 and that you have withheld nothing which, if disclosed, would affect this application unfavorably.

You understand and authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application for employment and other known information as may be necessary in arriving at an employment decision. I authorize my previous employers, schools, credit bureau, personal acquaintances, etc. to give any information regarding employment, credit or educational records. I agree that this organization and my previous employers shall not be held liable in any respect if a job offer is not extended, is withdrawn, or my employment is terminated because of false statements, omissions, or answers made by me on this application.

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.  In the event you need reasonable accommodation for this testing or for the interview process, if selected, you understand that Geary County will make this accommodation.  Geary County reserves the right to require medical documentation concerning the need for the accommodation.

If you are selected for employment by Geary County, you agree to participate in the appropriate examinations, determined by the position, which may include pre-employment physical examination and drug screening and psychological testing as well.

Completion of an employment application does not constitute an offer of employment nor is a completed application considered a contract of employment.  Your employment with Geary County is of an “at will” nature. It is for no definite period of time and may, regardless of the date of payment or salary, be terminated for any reason and at any time without previous notice.

You understand that working for a public entity and are held at a high standard of personal and professional conduct and that you are required to abide by all rules and regulations of Geary County employment.

Benefits Offered:

In addition to a competitive wage, the following benefits are offered to full-time employees:

  • Medical Insurance (including health, dental, and vision)
    • ~95% of single premium paid
    • ~ 70% of family premiums paid
  • Life Insurance
    • Basic life paid by employer for $20,000 policy
    • Additional voluntary life policies available
  • Retirement
    • Mandatory participation on KPERS (Kansas Public Employees Retirement System)
    • Optional retirement 457 plan available
  • Short-Term Disability – Paid by employer
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Direct Deposit payroll
  • Vacation and sick leave days accrue from first month of employment and increase with longevity.
  • Paid Holidays – Employees are usually granted 12 holidays plus employee’s birthday
  • Voluntary COLONIAL Plans available
    • Accident
    • Cancer
    • ICU
    • Short Term Disability
  • Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance & Flexible Medical Spending Account available with waiting period.

Geary County is committed to a diverse workforce as an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact for more information: hr@gearycounty.org

Jon Thummel, Director

Jennifer Gatlin, HR Assistant

Geary County Human Resources
200 E 8th, Room #123
Junction City KS 66441
785-238-5700 (voice)
785-238-2801 (fax)

For other information regarding Geary County Government:  www.geary.kansasgov.com