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City of Phillipsburg
City of Phillipsburg

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Phillipsburg.  By submitting your application for any position with the City of Phillipsburg, 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.

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 City of Phillipsburg will make this accommodation.  The City of Phillipsburg reserves the right to require medical documentation concerning the need for the accommodation.

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

General Information

Phillipsburg, incorporated in 1872, is the county seat of Phillips County.  The 2010 U.S. Census showed a population of 2,581.  Phillipsburg is located in northwest Kansas at the intersection of U.S. Highway 183 and U.S. Highway 36. 

Phillipsburg has a “mayor/council” form of municipal government.  The mayor is elected at large and two council members are elected from each of the three wards.  The City has 19 year-round full time employees. 

Recreation is a vital part of our community.  Recreation facilities include parks, an aquatic center with both indoor therapy/exercise and outdoor pools, an active arts council, and museums.  Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge is one of over 500 refuges administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and  is located 15 miles from Phillipsburg.  Kirwin NWR, consisting of 10,778 acres, supports diverse wildlife habitat including grasslands, wooded riparian areas, open water, wetlands, and croplands. Recreational activities such as fishing, hunting, wildlife observation, photography, biking, and hiking can be enjoyed at Kirwin. Harlan County Reservoir is located north of Phillipsburg approximately 25 miles in southern Nebraska.  A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' project covering 31,000 acres, with 13,250 acres of water surface, Harlan County Reservoir is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ project and is Nebraska's second largest lake with 13,250 acres of water surface.  It offers year round recreational activities, including hunting, fishing, water sports and camping.

Phillipsburg’s business community is very active.  Industries include TAMKO Building Products, Inc., Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy, LLC, Mineral-Right, Inc.  With approximately 30 retail businesses and 13 eating establishments, Phillipsburg has a lot to offer.

Phillipsburg Unified School District #325 operates an elementary school, middle school, and high school in Phillipsburg with an approximate full time equivalent enrollment of 600 students each current school year. .

For additional information visit our website at www.cityofphillipsburg.com.  


City of Phillipsburg provides the following benefits for full-time employees:

  • Paid Vacation Time (80 hours)
  • Paid Sick Leave Time (96 hours)
  • Paid Personal Leave Time (8 hours)
  • 8.5 Paid Holidays
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • Medical Reimbursement Plan for non-covered medical expenses and dependent care expenses to be paid with pre-tax dollars.
  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS).  
  •  State of Kansas 457 Deferred Compensation Program (voluntary).

Phillipsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any questions about employment with the Phillipsburg, please contact:

Brenda Chance
City Clerk
City of Phillipsburg
PO Box 447
945 Second Street
Phillipsburg, KS 67661
pburgclerk@ruraltel.net (email)