Job Opportunities

Applying Online

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Applications for city jobs are only accepted online. You must have a valid e-mail address in order to apply.

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The City of Lawrence has retained the executive search firm Ralph Andersen & Associates to recruit for the City Manager of Lawrence.  Interested candidates will find a comprehensive recruitment brochure and can apply at Ralph Andersen & Associates’ website, and select Career Opportunities.  The recruitment will close on October 2, 2015.  Confidential inquiries are welcome to Mr. Greg Nelson at (916) 630-4900.


Vacancies are posted online as they become available. After reviewing job descriptions thoroughly, apply only if you feel reasonably certain you meet the requirements. Employment applications are accepted for current job openings only.

Application Process:

The City of Lawrence, KS has an online job application system. Applicants can create a user login and password to store profile application information. Applicants will also have the ability to update the profile application anytime prior to applying for open positions, but you must still apply for each position that is of interest as it opens.

The online application offers applicants the opportunity to include a resume; however all of the relevant fields on the application must also be completed. If you paste your resume but do not complete the application, your application may not be considered.


Interested in a job with the City of Lawrence? Watch this video to learn more about working for the city.

Important items to note about city careers:

  • If you do not have access to a computer at home to submit an online application, computer access is available at public libraries, the Lawrence Workforce Center or at City Hall's Human Resources office, 2nd Floor, 6 East 6th Street, Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Information provided from prospective applicants for city careers may be used to conduct background checks, reference checks or other activities related to the city's normal hiring process. The city does not sell information about our applicants to any third parties.
  • Our online application operates on a secure server to ensure your privacy.
  • Because of the volume of applications received, not all applicants are granted an opportunity to interview. If you are selected to interview, city staff will contact you typically within two weeks after the advertised close date.

  The City of Lawrence is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.