Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Newton. By submitting your application for any position with the City of Newton, you understand and agree to the following statements:
You represent and warrant that the content of your application is true, to the best of your knowledge and belief; and that falsification, misrepresentation or omission of information could be just cause for dismissal at any time.
You understand that you may be required to complete relevant employment testing, for the purpose of determining your capability of performing the duties of the position.
If you are selected for employment with the City of Newton, you agree to participate in the appropriate examinations, determined by the position, which would include pre-employment physical examination and drug screening, and could include polygraph, psychological, and physical endurance examinations as well. These examinations will be paid for entirely by the City of Newton.
The City of Newton provides the following benefits for full-time (minimum 30 hours per week) employees.
Vacation Leave - Employees accrue vacation leave based on their number of years of service and the type of position they are in.
Sick Leave - Regular employees and PD-shift employees accrue 4 hours of sick leave bi-weekly. Fire/EMS employees accrue 6 hours of sick leave bi-weekly.
Holidays - The City provides 10.5 paid holidays.
Medical Insurance - Health insurance is provided through the City of Newton's self-funded Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance plan and Dental Insurance is provided through Delta Dental of Kansas.
Retirement - The City provides Kansas Public Employer’s Retirement System (KPERS) and Kansas Police and Fire (KP&F) Retirement Programs.
Deferred Compensation - Optional retirement savings program is available to employees.
Wellness Program - A wellness program complete with annual health risk assessments, biometric screenings, and flu shots are available to employees. Full-time employees are also eligible for discounted memberships to the Newton Recreation Center and the YMCA.
Performance Pay Increases - Employees have an opportunity for a pay increase based on annual performance reviews.
Life Insurance - Life insurance in the amount of 150% of the employee’s annual salary is provided through KPERS. As well as 20,000 AD&D through Advance Life Insurance at no cost to the employee.
Optional Group Life Insurance - Optional group life insurance is available to employees.
AFLAC Insurance - Additional optional insurance is available to employees, including cancer, accident, short-term disability, and other plans.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - The EAP provides confidential, professional consultation for assistance in resolving personal issues. This free service is available to full- and regular part-time employees beginning on their first day of employment. Employees may voluntarily seek the services of the EAP as needed.
Flexible Spending Accounts – Full time employees are eligible to participate in Medical and Dependent Care Spending Accounts.
The City of Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The City of Newton does not discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity or any other similarly protected status.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Department or the City’s ADA Coordinator.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Drug Free Workplace
The City of Newton is committed to a Drug-Free Workplace. We conduct pre-employment, post- employment, post-accident, based on reasonable suspicion, and random drug 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 Newton is considered “at-will”. Nothing contained within the City’s applications, advertisement process, or the human Resources manual constitute an employment contract.
If you have any questions about employment with the City of Newton other than job openings, which are listed through this site, please contact:
Stacey Lunsford at 316-284-6003