Employment Opportunities

 The City of Norton is Accepting Applications for the Following Positions:
The Positions Will Be Open Until Filled. E.O.E., M/F/D.
Norton, Kansas (population 2,880), an industrious and forward thinking community in Northwest Kansas, is seeking a qualified leader to be its next City Administrator.  The City operates under a $14 million dollar budget with 34 full time employees.  A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field is required, with a minimum of three years of experience in public management preferred.  The City is looking for an Administrator who has strong operational and organizational skills and can successfully manage and communicate well with the governing body, the public, employees, and other public agencies; who can work closely with the Mayor and City Council to set and follow through on present and future goals; and who has the strong ability to assist in preparing budgets.  Salary range is $70,000 to $85,000 annually based on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package including vacation, sick leave, discretionary days, medical insurance, KPERS, deferred compensation and cafeteria plan.  Employment contract will be required.  Must reside in the City of Norton within two months of date of hire.  E.O.E., M/F/D.

Resumes can be emailed to City Clerk Darla Ellis at ntclerk@ruraltel.net or by mailing to City Clerk, P.O. Box 160, Norton, KS 67654.  Resume applications are due by Friday, February 16, 2018.  Position is open until filled. 

City Administrator Informational Brochure

Print Application for City Administrator

 Applicants must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate and valid driver’s license, and be able to complete aptitude, background and psychological exams.  Benefits include take home car, overtime, shift differential pay, sick leave, vacation, health insurance, retirement plan, uniforms and equipment.  Salary based on qualifications.  For applications, contact Chief of Police Gerald Cullumber, P.O. Box 160, Norton, KS 67654, or call 785-877-5000.  Position open until filled.  E.O.E.

Salary Range:  Starting Salary $31,822                     Top End $65,000
Starting salary may be adjusted based on qualifications and certifications. When approved by council, a two percent annual cost of living increase will be added to your salary.

Tattoos are accepted as long as they are not deemed offensive in nature. 


No marijuana usage within the last two years.
No hard drug usage within the last five years.
(Hard drugs are defined as Methamphetamine, Cocaine, XTC, any Opiate, etc.) 
History or evidence of selling or dealing in illegal drugs.
A conviction or granted diversion on any person(s) crime.
Any Felony Conviction.
Conviction or diversion on any crime involving a Moral Turpitude.
Driving history which resulted in suspension of driving privileges within the last three years.
No conviction or granted diversion of DUI as an Adult.


The City of Norton was incorporated in 1872 and is a growing, progressive community located in Northwest Kansas with a population of 2,841. It is the county seat of Norton County, which has a population of 5,550. (Population certified to the Secretary of State by the Division of the Budget on July 1, 2016.) Cost of living is comparable to other cities in the area. 

Due to its size and location the City of Norton has a vibrant business community.  It also has an active Chamber of Commerce which promotes interaction between the business and local community. It has several significant events which it hosts every year and is well attended by the local population and out of town visitors.

Hiring Process:
Submit application 
Review of applications
Oral Board
Psychological Screening
Interview with Chief and Deputy Chief
Conditional Job Offer
Hire Date

Information for Prospective Candidates:

The Norton Kansas Police Department is a small agency located in Northwest Kansas. It consists of a Chief of Police, a Deputy Chief, Field Training Officer and three patrol officers. The department is currently in the process of updating equipment to promote the highest level of efficiency. 

In addition to updated equipment every officer has a take home car. Officers must be able to respond from their home within a 15 minute time frame. This response time is necessary due to having occasional callouts.   
The Norton Police Department currently operates in 10 hours shifts in a manner of four on and three off.  On occasion an officer’s schedule might be impacted due to training, vacation or sick leave. A shift differential is paid for evening and midnight shift.

The agency is led by a Chief of Police who has approximately 40 years of experience. The working atmosphere is very informal and led from the perspective of a team environment as opposed to a rank structure. Each and every officer has an opportunity to provide input into the operation of the agency when the situation allows.

Activity is varied. Every officer faces the same challenges as an officer in a large metropolitan agency but on a smaller scale. Calls for service are worked by each individual officer to the level necessary for prosecution or inactivation. 

Officers have complete ownership of every case they work. They are encouraged to work their case from the viewpoint of a detective. They collect evidence, conduct interviews and obtain search warrants when necessary. They receive guidance at every level of the investigation, if requested.

This opening is for the 2018 Pool season.  Successful applicant will be under the general direction of the City Administrator and will be responsible for scheduling and general pool maintenance.  Applications may be picked up at the City Office at 301 E. Washington, in Norton, during normal business hours or printed from the link below.
This opening is for the 2018 Pool Season. Successful applicant will assist the Pool Manager with maintenance and general operations of the pool. Applications may be picked up at the City Office at 301 E. Washington, in Norton, during normal business hours or printed from the link below.

Print Application for Police Officer
Print Application for Police Officer