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City of Lansing
City of Lansing

Lansing is located in the east central portion of Leavenworth County. Lansing is located minutes away from four major highways. The City is located 11 miles from I-70 and I-435, and 12 miles from I-29 and K-92. Main Street (K-7/US-73) runs directly through the city of Lansing. This is one of Kansas’s most traveled north/south highways. Due to growth in the area, recent studies estimate the traffic count will reach over 40,000 vehicles per day in the next 20 years. Only minutes away, Kansas City offers Lansing residents the opportunity to experience big-city culture. Lansing has a progressive small-town atmosphere with metropolitan exposure. Money Magazine named Lansing, Kansas one of "America's Best Places to Live" in their August 2007 edition. Please visit www.lansing.ks.us for more information.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

The Human Resources Department is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees in order to provide the highest quality of service to residents within the city of Lansing. Human Resources welcomes new employees with a thorough orientation and provides ongoing support through training and development programs. We also work closely with all city departments to help support the management of the city's most valuable resource: its employees.

Mission Statement: As a support function to the city of Lansing, Human Resources is committed to providing a rewarding opportunity to and being a quality resource for our employees.

Application Process: Applicants must submit a completed employment application by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date listed in the job opening announcement unless the position indicates “open until filled.” Please be as descriptive as possible in completing the employment application so we can assess skills, knowledge and abilities as they relate to the position. By completing this application, 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.

General Requirements: The City of Lansing requires all full time and part time employees to have a GED or high school diploma. All employees, except department directors, must live within a 30 mile radius of the City of Lansing. All department directors must live within the City of Lansing. All employees must have a validdriver’s license prior to the first day of employment with the City of Lansing.

Employment Testing: You may be required to complete 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, the City of Lansing will make this accommodation. If you are selected you may need to complete additional testing, determined by the position, which may include physical exams, psychological testing, written exams, and physical endurance exams.

Drug-Free Workplace: The City of Lansing is a drug-free workplace. We conduct pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, and random drug and/or alcohol 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. Employment with the City of Lansing is considered “at-will.” Employees are subject to all City of Lansing policies and procedures.

Nepotism: The City of Lansing will not hire employees of the same immediate family to work in the same department, division, or in a supervisory role. In addition, the City of Lansing will not hire employees of the same immediate family as elected officials or board or commission members. Immediate family includes: spouse, son, son-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, foster child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandparent-in-law, grandchild, brother, brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, uncle, the step relative equivalents of the foregoing, and any other relationship approved by the City Administrator that is similar to persons related by blood or marriage. Employees living under common law marriage are also affected by this policy.

EMPLOYMENT & BENEFITS

KPERS/KP&F: All full-time employees contribute to the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System or Kansas Police and Fire beginning on the first day of hire. Your contribution is automatically deducted each pay period.

ICMA: The City of Lansing contributes 2% of your gross salary each pay period to your ICMA retirement account for full time employees. This benefit excludes those eligible for KP&F. All employees are eligible to make additional contributions.

Tuition Reimbursement: The City of Lansing encourages employees to further their education. Tuition reimbursement is available for all full-time employees after completing 6 months of continuous employment. Employees can be reimbursed for up to $100.00 per credit hour, or $1,300.00 per calendar year for eligible expenses.

Long-Term Disability: The City of Lansing provides long term disability benefits through KPERS. The City pays 100% of the cost for coverage for all employees eligible for KPERS.

Longevity Pay: Commencing with the first month following the completion of five years of continuous service as a full time employee, the City will pay longevity pay. After completion of each succeeding year of continuous service, longevity pay will increase based on a predetermined chart.

Health: The City of Lansing provides full time employees and their eligible dependents with health insurance benefits through Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas. The monthly premium cost depends on tier and coverage level.

Dental: The City of Lansing offers dental benefits for full time employees and their eligible dependents through Delta Dental of Kansas. The City of Lansing pays the full cost of coverage.

Accidental/Term Life Insurance: The City of Lansing provides full time employees a term life insurance benefit of $15,000 and an accidental death benefit through Advance Insurance. The City of Lansing pays the full cost for coverage.

Supplemental Insurance: The City of Lansing offers various supplemental insurance options.  All premiums for supplemental insurance are paid by the employee. Examples of services include: Accidental Death/Dismemberment, Cancer, Hospital Indemnity, Intensive Care, Short Term Disability, Specific Event, and Vision.

Vacation: Regular full time employees shall accrue:
1st Year 10 Days
2nd-5th Year 12 Days
6th-9th Year 18 Days
10th Year & Beyond 24 Days
Regular part time employees shall accrue 1.85 hours per pay period.

Personal Day: All full-time employees receive one eight hour personal day per calendar year. Regular part-time employees receive one personal day per calendar year equal to the number of hours the employee is regularly scheduled.

Holidays: The City of Lansing observes the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve (half of regularly scheduled hours)
  • Christmas Day

Sick Leave: All full-time employees shall earn eight hours of sick leave for each full month of service.

Flex-Spending Accounts: The City of Lansing offers all employees medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts.

Employee Assistance Program: The City of Lansing offers various referral and counseling services to employees and their eligible dependents through New Directions.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The City of Lansing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages men and women of all ages, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, religious and political affiliations, national origins, and persons with disabilities to apply.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

Sunshine Petrone
Human Resources Director
City of Lansing
800 First Terrace
Lansing, KS  66043
Ph (913) 727-3036
Fax (913) 828-4579

petrone@lansing.ks.us