The City of Lawrence is converting to a new applicant tracking system. During the transition you will apply for job openings  posted prior to February 6th using the current job applicant tracking system. To apply for jobs posted after February 5th, use the new job applicant tracking system. You must have an email address to submit an application and create a new applicant profile. You do not need to register as a user in order to view job postings.

Application Process

Applications for city jobs are only accepted online. 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.

There are certain age requirements for some seasonal positions.


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.


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Important Notes

  • 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.

Equal Opportunity

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