City of Kearney, MO

The City of Kearney offers competitive pay and a great benefit package, including:
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • 13 Paid Holidays 
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Time
  • Missouri LAGERS  -L7- Retirement Pension
  • Wellness Reimbursement Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual Service Awards
The City of Kearney is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workforce.  If you would like to join us and one of our positions interests you, send us your resume and application!  You can email the contact listed in the job posting or email Sheila Ernzen, City Administrator at

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The City of Kearney is creating a thriving, sustainable and desirable community.    Our core values are integrity, compassion, service and teamwork.  We are honest and transparent in our communications and operations. We treat all people with respect and dignity. We express ourselves in a genuine and honest way. We apply the laws and rules that govern us to every decision we make and every action we take.   We are kind, friendly and considerate towards the community and our colleagues, regardless of their status or disagreement with us. We listen well and seek to understand before responding.  We nurture and embrace differing perspectives to make better decisions. We care about our community and are sensitive to its needs.  We work towards mutually beneficial solutions to get to yes for positive outcomes.  We believe learning never stops and are committed to continuous improvement.  We admit mistakes freely and openly so that we can learn and become better. We are passionate about helping others and making Kearney a better place to live, work and visit.  We recognize and appreciate that our differences make us stronger and smarter, allowing us to do amazing things for Kearney.  We question actions inconsistent with our values and provide candid, helpful and timely feedback to our colleagues. We take responsibility for our actions and decisions and following through on our commitments and promises.  We value creativity, a positive attitude and enjoying ourselves at work.

Job Description Post Date Closing Date

Building Inspector

The Building Inspector is responsible for reviewing and inspecting construction activities within the city to ensure compliance with adopted building codes, zoning regulations and safety standards. Read More
Until Filled

Police Patrolman

The Police Patrolman position protects life and property and enforces laws within the community, maintains a presence and works cooperatively with residents and business owners to communicate public safety issues and reduce crime. Read More
Until Filled

Sewer Laborer

The Sewer Laborer assists with the operation and maintenance of the city’s wastewater treatment plant and collection systems to provide sewer service to residents, businesses, and visitors; and to protect the environment and comply with local, state and federal laws. Read More
Until Filled

Water Laborer

This position assists with the operation and maintenance of the city's water distribution system and water treatment plant to provide safe and consistent water service to residents, businesses, and visitors; and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws. Read More
Until Filled

Cemetery Sexton – Part Time

The Cemetery Sexton cares for the cemetery grounds, including mowing, trimming and watering shrubs and trees, repairing broken headstones, marking burial plots, answering calls and assisting the public with their needs. Read More
Until Filled

Seasonal Park Laborer

Seasonal help position for late spring & summer. 70% mowing / weed eating, 30% general park maintenance - preparing baseball fields, trash and other duties as needed.  Applicants must be at least 17 years of age. Read More
Until Filled

Seasonal Street Laborer

Seasonal help position for the summer season.  Applicants must be at least 17 years of age. Read More
Until Filled