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City of Liberal

The City of Liberal, Kansas (population 19,275) is located at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 54 and U.S. Highway 83 in Southwest Kansas. Liberal is a diverse, family-oriented community with excellent schools, community spaces, and economic opportunity.

The City of Liberal is committed to fostering a strong workplace culture focused on providing quality services and programs to build our growing community. With 20+ departments offering flexible scheduling options, you're sure to find a rewarding public service position that fits your unique skills at the City of Liberal.

City of Liberal Employee Benefits

Compensation: Our team members receive competitive pay on a bi-weekly salary schedule based on an hourly rate or projected annual rate over the course of 26 pay periods per year. Base pay and eligible compensation are subject to legally required deductions such as FICA (Social Security); federal, state, and/or local withholding taxes as required by location of residence and work); and voluntary deductions that are authorized by the employee for participation in City sponsored benefit plans.
Group Health, Dental, and Life Insurance: All regular full-time employees working a minimum of 30 hours a week are eligible for the City's group medical and dental insurance plan through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. The City offers different tiered plans based on eligible coverage, with monthly employee medical insurance premiums starting at just $36.  Employee and dependent coverage is based on a small fee to the employee.  Life insurance is also provided by the City of Liberal for employees at no additional cost. Temporary, seasonal and part-time employees are not eligible for this benefit.
Additional Insurance Coverage: Regular full-time employees may select additional insurance plans from of the various system-approved carriers who offer additional insurance options. The selections and participation of an additional insurance plan is at the employee's expense.
Retirement Plan: Full-time employees are required to participate in the Kansas Employees Retirement System (KPERS) contributing 6% of biweekly pay. Authorized Fire and Police personnel are required to participate in the Kansas Police and Fireman's Retirement System (KP&F) contributing 7.15% of biweekly pay.
Additional Retirement Investment Plans: Employees may select an additional retirement investment plan through Empower Retirement. The selection and participation of an additional retirement plan is at the employee's expense.
Optional Group Life Insurance: Employees have the option to enroll in additional life insurance coverage for themselves and dependents through
KPERS at very affordable rates.
Paid Vacation, Sick, & Holidays: Full-time employees accrue nine (9) sick leave days annually. Full-time employees accrue up to 10 vacation days per year, with the total number of accrued days increasing after 5 and 10 years of employment. The City of Liberal recognizes thirteen (13) paid holidays.
Employee Assistance Program: Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed assist employees with a variety of personal needs for issues such as work site conflicts, workforce effectiveness, career, marital conflicts, divorce, death, depression, alcohol or substance abuse, emotional problems, parenting concerns, financial problems and other domestic issues. All regular full- and part-time employees are eligible to participate in the Employee Assistance Program. The EAP is available for 24/7 access and participation is voluntary.
Fitness Club Memberships: Full-time employees can obtain a gym membership to a City approved gym at no cost as long as the employee attends 8 visits per month. If the employee does not complete 8 gym visits, $30 is deducted from the paycheck to pay for the month’s membership fee.
Golf Membership: Full-time employees can obtain a golf membership at Willow Tree Golf Course at no cost. Membership is for the employee only.

Applicants are welcome to apply online or in person at our office in City Hall, located at 324 N. Kansas Ave in Liberal, KS.  The City of Liberal is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. For more information about our city, visit