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.

Patrol Officer I, Norton Police Department

Looking for an excellent opportunity for growth in law enforcement? Come join our young, dynamic team of officers at the Norton Police Department!

As a Norton Police Officer, you must be a person of honor and integrity on and off the job, possess strong communication skills, and be able to render sound decisions under pressure.  Most of all, you must be committed to public service, which includes participating in community service events/activities, assisting our citizens, and investigating/solving crimes.

Norton, KS is located in Norton, County.  We border Nebraska and we are the fourth county east of Colorado.  The Prairie Dog State Park (Sebelius Reservoir) is located 4 miles west of Norton, offering great camping and is one of the top fishing lakes in the state of Kansas, not to mention, the area offers great hunting, too.  South of Norton, is one of the the most highly maintained golf courses in the area. Norton also offers an exceptional school system. 

Each officer with the Norton Police Department has their own take-home patrol car.  Each patrol vehicle is outfitted with an all new MDT unit (Mobile Data Terminal) specific to the officer.  These in-car laptops make it easy for an officer to complete reports in the field, access the new RMS reporting system, check for wants and warrants on subjects you may encounter, access the department's server to review other reports, check statuses, policies, etc. The MDT's also allow for driver's licenses and vehicle license plate inquiries through NCIC when necessary.  Besides MDT's, our patrol vehicles are also outfitted with mounted AR-15 patrol rifles.  Later this year, the department is looking forward to the implementation of E-Citation in every patrol vehicle as well.

The Norton Police Department is comprised of 7 officers:
 Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police, Sergeant/FTO and 4 patrol officers. Each officer wears a tailored outer carrier molle police vest purchased byt he department and is isseud a Class A uniform to be worn for court and special services.

Shifts: Currently, the officers work 10 hour shifts consisting of four on and three off.  However, we are in the process of switching to 12 hour shifts that would allow each officer every other Friday, Saturday, Sunday OFF!

Hours: Full Time

Salary: The range for this position is $16.71 to $21.81/ hour, depending on education and previous law enforcement experience and/or certifications.  There is additional compensation through opportunities for overtime and shift differential as well.

Benefits: The Norton Police Department offers an excellent benefit package that includes a single or family health, vision and dental insurance policy, KPERS, personal days, paid vacation, paid sick leave and paid holidays.  We also offer an optional 457 plan and supplemental insurance plans.

Qualifications: This position requires a willingness to work ALL rotating shifts, including days, afternoons and evenings, plus weekends and holidays.  Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED (college preferred) and have no felony convictions.  The selection process includes a written test, oral board interview, and psychological examination. Must be able to pass a background check, drug screen and physical.  The applicant must live within the city limits of Norton.  Requires the possession of a valid driver's license in good standing. NO Brady/Giglio issues.

Being an active certified law enforcement officer and/or have graduated the Kansas Law Enfocement Training Center is preferred, however if you're not certified this could be the beginning of your law enforcement career! 
To see the full job listing, click here.

Applying:
We are currently modifying our application process.  In order to apply, please email Assistant Chief of Police Jody Enfield at jenfield@cityofnorton.com to request an application.  Once completed, email it back to the same address.

For additional questions or concerns, please contact Assistant Chief of Police Jody Enfield directly: 

Office #: 785-877-5010      or     Email: jenfield@cityofnorton.com         Open Until Filled. 



Nex-Generation Student Intern

The City of Norton will be hiring a 2019 Nex-Generation Student Intern to work with the Public Works Department, performing a variety of routine maintenance and construction tasks.  Work will include mowing and trimming, painting, traffic control, assisting with water line replacement, refuse collection, and assisting other departments with general maintenance when needed.  The 2019 internship dates run from May 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019.  The online application is available at 

www.nex-generation.org.
Nex-Generation Student Intern

The City of Norton will be hiring a 2019 Nex-Generation Student Intern to work with the Public Works Department, performing a variety of routine maintenance and construction tasks.  Work will include mowing and trimming, painting, traffic control, assisting with water line replacement, refuse collection, and assisting other departments with general maintenance when needed.  The 2019 internship dates run from May 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019.  The online application is available at 

www.nex-generation.org.