Employment Opportunities

Current Openings:


Progressive and community oriented small town looking for a full-time police officer. In this small town you have the chance to work diverse assignments from traffic stops to investigations and more. There is a great opportunity to develop yourself personally and professionally in this supportive team environment. There is a large focus of community policing where you get to build a relationship with the Carbondale community while keeping them safe.  Certification is preferred but not mandatory.

Police Officer Qualifications/Skills:

  • Decision-making
  • Legal compliance
  • Handles pressure
  • Deals with uncertainty
  • Lifting
  • Physical fitness
  • Judgment
  • Objectivity
  • Dependability and trustworthy
  • Emotional control
  • Integrity

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
  • Must be 21 years old or older.

Starting Pay:  Non-Certified Applicant $18.00 Certified Officers: $18.50

Employment application is below. Or pick up an application at City Hall 234 Main St. Carbondale, KS.

Accepting applications until position is filled.  Call 785-836-7377 if you have any questions on the position.

City of Carbondale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications will be considered for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

FULL-TIME Maintenance II Public Works
The duties include but are not limited to overall operations of the Public Works Department including:

  • The maintaining, observing and regular monitoring of the city water plant.
  • Assist the Supervisor and other Maintenance Department employees in the performance of their duties, perform the duties of Maintenance Supervisor during an absence or vacancy of the position.
  • Maintenance of the city streets, ditches & culverts, snow removal.
  • Install & maintain street and traffic signs
  • Perform maintenance of City owned equipment.
  • Certification by the State of Kansas as a “Class 2” water operator and “Class 1” Wastewater operator, preferred. Certifications must be obtained within a reasonable length of time after the first year of service.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Mayor and/or City Council.
  • Once trained, there is rotating weekend duty for water plant.Benefits:
  • $16.84 per hour starting rate
  • Comp, Sick & Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holiday leave
  • KPERS eligible position
  • Health & Life insurance available with a portion paid by the City


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