City of Shawnee

Application FAQ

How do I view current City of Shawnee job opportunities?

All available job opportunities can be located on our Job Page.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions regarding a job opportunity?
Please contact Human Resources Recruiter Kellie Little at (913) 742-6253 for answers to specific questions you may have regarding a job opportunity.
How do I submit my application?
All applications must be submitted online through the City of Shawnee’s Job Board. Please note that some applications will require you to attach a resume, and others may not. Follow the instructions located on the job posting, and be sure to fill the application out to completion.
Are there places in the City where I can access the internet?
There are two libraries in the City of Shawnee that allow you to access the internet at no charge.

Johnson County Library – Shawnee
13811 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS 66216

Johnson County Library – Monticello
22435 W 66th Street
Shawnee, KS 66226

You may also arrange a time with Human Resources at (913) 742-6253 to access the internet.

Shawnee City Hall
11110 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS 66203

Can I get assistance with completing the online application?
You may arrange a time to meet with Human Resources in-person, or you can call the Department at (913) 742-6253 for over-the-phone assistance.
Do I have to fill out an application for every job opportunity?
Yes. Once you have applied for a position with the City, much of your information can be saved for use with future open positions. However, this information should be updated and must be re-submitted for each opportunity that you wish to apply for. No general applications will be accepted.
How do I know that the City has received my application?
Visit the City of Shawnee’s Job Board and sign in to your account. Once in your account, go to "My Presence", "Applications", and "Status". You should also receive a confirmation email, in addition to email updates throughout the process.  Be sure to check your email regularly for correspondence.
What happens after I submit my application?
Your application will be reviewed by the City, and you will be notified of any future steps.  Be sure to check your email regularly for correspondence.
I have applied for the City before, but when I go to apply for a new position, I don't have an account. What happened to it?
The City changed Applicant Tracking Systems on 5/27/2020.  If you submitted an application before this date, you will no longer have an applicant profile, and will have to register in the new system.  If you need any information from your applicant profile, please contact Human Resources and they may be able to assist you.
How long will it take until I hear back regarding my application?

Most application reviews do not take place until after the application close date that is listed on the job posting. Once this date has passed, you should hear from a member of the City within two weeks.

How will I be notified of updates or changes in my application status?
You will be notified by e-mail or phone at the address/number you provided on your application.
Can I change information on my application after it is submitted?
You may update your contact information, however you cannot make changes to your job application once it has been submitted. If you have received additional certifications or information that will affect your ability to obtain the position, you may send them to Human Resources Recruiter Kellie Little to have them attached to your application.
How do I update my contact information?
Visit the City of Shawnee's Job Board
Login to your account
Click on "My Presence"
Make appropriate changes
Save the application to update your information

If you need to provide updated contact information on an open application that is under review, please contact Human Resources Recruiter Kellie Little at (913) 742-6253.
Can I still apply if I missed the application deadline?
Your application will not be accepted after the closing date. You are encouraged to visit the site and apply for new jobs as they are posted.
How often does the City recruit for a particular position?
Most positions only come available once they are vacated or newly approved.

The Police Department recruits for Police Officers on an ongoing basis, and has several formal hiring processes throughout the year. The timing of the hiring processes is based on the Johnson County Regional Police Academy Start Dates. Each hiring process takes approximately five months from the start of the process until the first day of employment. The number of Police Officers hired in each process is based on the needs of the Department.

The Fire Department holds a minimum of one formal hiring process per year to develop an Eligibility List. The annual hiring process is held in Fall/Winter, but additional processes can be held throughout the year based on Department needs. The actual number of Firefighter Recruits hired per year is based on the needs of the Department.
Who can see my application?
Your application is located on a secure web server. It can only be viewed by staff in the Human Resources Department and the hiring manager(s).