Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Olathe is currently under a hiring freeze for both current and future vacant positions. Some seasonal and part-time positions will continue to be posted and filled on a case-by-case basis as necessary. Once regular hiring resumes, the City will reach out to all applicants who have been affected.
Learn more about how the City of Olathe is responding to the budget impact of COVID-19.
The City of Olathe partners with NeoGov for all employment applications. Learn more about how to create an account, find opportunities, apply for a job, check your application status, and more.
The City of Olathe was named the 2020 Kansas City Business Journal Healthiest Employer in the 500-1,499 employee category.
"Olathe" is the Shawnee word for "beautiful.“ With more than 20 neighborhood parks, including the massive 2019 renovation of Lake Olathe, 13 separate community parks, and numerous walking and biking trails around the city, Olathe lives up to it’s name!
All applications are first reviewed by the HR Business Partner or hiring manager that is assigned to the department the positions fall under. Applicants that appear to meet the requirements are forwarded to hiring managers for additional review and potential interviews.
Our goal is to notify all applicants of their status within 30 days of the date the job was originally posted to the public.
If you have not heard back on the status of your application after ten business days you are welcome to reach out to HR for an update at 913-971-8816.
Interviews and a hiring decision can take up to 30 days from the time the job was posted. Based on the amount of applicants the position receives, the City reserves the right to extend this time period based on business needs.
To check the status of your application:
- Log in to your GovernmentJobs.com account
- Click on the "Application Status" link
You can also call HR at 913-971-8816 to check the status of your application if you have not heard back within ten business days of submitting your application.
- Make sure your contact information is up to date and professional.
- Include your resume. Even though the application asks for employment information, give some more detail using a traditional resume. These are easier for the reviewers to print, save, and send to hiring managers!
- Make sure you read the requirements and expectations of the positions closely. Your resume should reflect a majority of what the position is asking for, so it may require you to update your resume.
- Get to know your employer. Check out the City's Leadership Philosophy and get to know what the City is currently working on. This will speak volumes in your interview.
- Be patient. It is perfectly normal to call or email about the status of your application. However, there is a lot that goes into the hiring process, and sometimes things get delayed.
The City of Olathe is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to employ qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We strive to ensure all employees a discrimination-free workplace and have a strong commitment to affirmative action and equal employment opportunities. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.
Call 913-971-8735 to request special assistance about specific opportunities. Staff in the Human Resources Department will make every effort to accommodate your needs.