Employment Opportunities

Current Openings:

City of Carbondale is accepting applications for the Forestry Dump Caretaker.
This is a part-time position. Pay is $10.00 per hour.
The caretaker is expected to open the dump each weekend in a timely manner and remain on the premises during open hours (1:00-4:00 pm)
Observe what is being brought into the dump (only tree branches, logs, tree waste is allowed. No construction materials, laminates, treated lumber etc.)
Verify that all persons have left the premises and lock gate at closing time.
*Must be at least 18 years of age.
Applications accepted until position filled and available online or at City Hall.
Questions can be directed to City Hall at 785 836 7108.


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.