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Human Resources

Phone: 913-715-1400

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 2600, Olathe, KS 66061

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Benefits & Wellness

Benefits are an integral part of the overall compensation package provided by Johnson County. We strive to provide employees and their eligible dependents with choices that meet their needs. Insurance benefits begin on the first day of the calendar month following an employee’s start date or the date an employee becomes benefit-eligible. Below is the matrix that shows the benefits available to a full-time employee, a part-time partial plus employee and a part-time partial employee.

  Full-Time Part-time partial plus Part-time partial
Medical/Rx insurance X X  
Wellness strategy and programs X X  
Dental insurance X X  
Full-service vision plan X X  
Health Savings Account X X  
Flexible Spending Accounts X X  
Life and AD&D insurance (employer provided) X X X
Voluntary term life insurance X X  
Sick disability pay (employer provided) X X  
457 tax deferred retirement savings program X X X
KPERS/KP&F X X X
Holidays X X X
Personal holidays X X  
Vacation leave X X X
Sick leave X X X
Civic leave X X X
Bereavement leave X X X
Military leave (up to 10 days paid per year) X    
Shared leave X X X
Educational reimbursement program X    
  • Full-time employees: Regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours a week
  • Part-time partial plus employees: Regularly scheduled to work 30-39 hours a week
  • Part-time partial employees: Regularly scheduled to work 20-29 hours a week

View the 2019 Benefits Overview guide for details about the county's employee benefits.

Career Opportunities

Johnson County is a great place to work!

Looking for ways to make a difference? With nearly 4,000 employees serving over 600,000 county residents, a career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job - it is an invitation to positively impact the community every day.

If you're excited about making meaningful contributions with your unique talents and abilities, then click on the links below to explore Johnson County's diverse career opportunities! 

 
 

Hiring Process

Review Career Opportunities

Career opportunities throughout our organization are posted as they become available. Generally, positions are posted for two weeks. The job posting will include information regarding the closing date of the posting or the first initial review of applications.

 

Jobs Open to the Public

Johnson County seeks new County Appraiser

The mission of the Office of the Appraiser is to achieve equalization among all classes of property by maintaining the highest standards in appraisal practices and law, guided by the goals of providing quality service to the public; developing high-performance employees by creating career ladders that recognize achievement; and by managing County growth through the creation of automated programs which expedite the work flow. Subsequent to the completion of Statewide reappraisal in 1991, the County Appraiser’s Office has achieved compliance on all state requirements.

View recruiting brochure.

Apply online at srnsearch.com.

As outlined in the State of Kansas Statute 19-430, the County Appraiser is to be appointed on July 1st by the Board of County Commissioners to serve a term of four years, expiring June 30th. The former County Appraiser retired after serving Johnson County for more than 27 years. Because he retired during his term, which expires on June 30, 2021, the selected candidate will serve the remainder of the unexpired term and must be subsequently reappointed for additional four-year term(s).

The County Appraiser is hired by the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) and reports to the County Manager with dotted line reporting to the BoCC. The County Appraiser is responsible for overseeing a $7.8 million budget and 87 full-time employees. Primary responsibilities of the County Appraiser include identifying, listing and valuing all taxable and exempt commercial and residential real estate and personal property in Johnson County, in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) and Kansas Statues. The Appraiser must efficiently and effectively service the needs of Johnson County property owners, along with providing internal support to other departments and divisions, and the Appraiser must establish and maintain work relationships with the Kansas Property Valuation Division and assure compliance with all directives from the State.

Compensation

The starting salary is dependent upon qualifications. Johnson County offers an attractive benefits package.

To Apply

If interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit www.srnsearch.com and apply online. The position is open until filled. Résumés will be screened according to the qualifications outlined above. Screening interviews with the most qualified applicants will be conducted by S. Renée Narloch & Associates to determine a select group of finalist candidates who will be asked to provide references. References will be contacted only following candidate consent. Final interviews will be held with the Board of Commissioners. Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following the selection of the County Appraiser.

Johnson County seeks new Human Resources Director

Johnson County, Kansas is seeking a new Director of Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources will lead a team of 26 highly-skilled staff and oversee all human resources services in a high performing organization characterized by excellence in service delivery, collaboration across departments, and empowering leadership and continuous improvement at all levels of the organization.

View the recruiting brochure.

Apply online at thenovakconsultinggroup.com.

The Director of Human Resources has three direct reports: the Deputy Director of Human Resources and two Human Resources Managers. The Director of Human Resources reports to the County Manager and serves as an internal consultant to County Management and the Executive Leadership Team. The Director and/or other key HR staff members participate in cross-departmental teams that have organization-wide impact.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the daily operations of the Department of Human Resources (HRD), which includes recruitment, onboarding, and retention of a diverse workforce; compensation and classification; employee relations; learning and development; recognition; and employee records and data.

Payroll and benefits are overseen by the Treasury & Financial Management Department, and HRD staff work closely with this department on key workforce strategies and initiatives.

The Ideal Candidate

The next Director of Human Resources is an approachable, highly-competent leader, who is collaborative and fosters learning and leadership at all levels. The ideal candidate will understand the complexities of local government service delivery and governance and be able to apply HR principles to departments with different needs and circumstances while upholding fairness and integrity. The ideal candidate has exceptional communication skills and can articulate and apply complex laws in practical and understandable ways across the organization. This change management practitioner is fully committed to progressive and strategic management techniques, can manage multiple projects at the same time, and will help staff prioritize to achieve both day-to-day and long-term objectives.

The successful candidate has strong leadership and coaching skills, with the ability to motivate employees and foster a collaborative work environment. The ideal Director of Human Resources will delegate work appropriately, continuously assess the performance of department staff, and work with staff to create goals and professional development plans that support the County government’s overall goals.

The Director will serve as an internal consultant to County leaders concerning human resources and workforce best practices, programs, and initiatives. The ideal candidate will be a model of integrity and will proactively address workplace challenges and opportunities, providing leadership in diversity and inclusion, and pushing the County to continuously improve its service through employees and systems, with a strong emphasis on staff development and employee engagement.

The Director of Human Resources will have a strong foundation in core human resources services, including compliance, classification and compensation, benefits, risk management, employee relations, training and development, performance management, safety and wellness, and records and data management, and can help instill innovation in each of these areas. The next Director will be technologically savvy, working to ensure the systems used by its internal and external customers function well and provide for the County’s future workforce needs.

Johnson County Work Culture

If you’re looking for a place to work that encourages you to grow, innovate and give back, you’ll see that making a lasting difference is not just what we do. It’s who we are. We’re a values-based organization that empowers all employees, regardless of title or position, to exercise leadership. We trust each other – to do the right thing, for the right reason, for the public good. At Johnson County Government, everyone has something to contribute – making Johnson County a great place, to work, to live, to be.