The decision to become an employee of the City of Iola is one of the best career decisions you may ever make. The City Of Iola offers an excellent benefit package, excellent working conditions, and you'll spend time with a wonderful group of co-workers. Best of luck on your job search and thank you for your interest in the City of Iola!
1) All employees must pass a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.
2) All applicants must be able to perform the essential duties of the position they apply for with reasonable accommodation.
3) Employees shall not be employed in a department where their supervisor is a member of their immediate family.
If you have any questions about any of the listed information, please contact the Human Resources Manager at (620) 365-4916. Best of luck on your job search and thank you for your interest in the City of Iola!
Health Related Benefits
Group Health Insurance
The City of Iola is self-insured. Our health plan is administered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas. The City pays 100% of the premium for employee coverage. Family coverage is available for $125 per pay-period. Coverage begins the first of the month following the first full month of employment.
Employees may participate in dental insurance through Delta Dental of Kansas. Premiums are paid for by the employee through the convenience of payroll deduction handled by the City.
Employees may participate in vision insurance through Vision Care Direct. Premiums are paid for by the employee through the convenience of payroll deduction handled by the City.
The City provides a $25,000 life policy for each employee, including $5,000 on spouses and $2,000 on children at no cost to the employee. Coverage begins the first of the month following the first full month of employment. KPERS provides additional life insurance equal to 1.5 times your annual salary.
Medical Savings Plan
The City offers employees optional participation in a Health Savings Account (HSA). Contributions are made by the employee through the convenience of payroll deduction handled by the City.
After the first year of employment, all full time City employees are required to participate in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. The employee contributes a percentage based on state legislation. Employees are fully vested after 5 years of full time service. KPERS manages your funds for you. The plan also includes LTD and life insurance equal to 1.5 times your annual salary.
After 30 days, a voluntary 457 plan is available under the International City/County Management Association- Retirement Corporation. Provided you enroll, the City will contribute $260 per year and also match each dollar you invest up to another $240 each year. With ICMA-RC, you can manage your own funds on-line.
After 30 days, a voluntary 457 plan is available under the KPERS 457. Provided you enroll, the City will contribute $260 per year (with a minimum $52.00 per year from the employee) and also match each dollar you invest up to another $240 each year. With KPERS 457, you can manage your own funds on-line.
Time off Benefits
Regular full time employees, with the exception of the meter reader, receive 11.5 days (92 hours) paid time off for holidays
Upon the date of employment, vacation time begins to accrue at the rate of 3.08 hours per pay-period. At this rate, employees accrue 10 days per year during the first 10 years. After 10 years of service, the accrual changes to 15 days and after 20 years of service to 20 days paid time off per year.
With the exception of Police and Fire employees, full time employees accrue sick leave at the rate of 3.08 hours per pay-period for a total of 10 days paid time off per year. Hours can accumulate to a maximum of 960 hours (120 days). Police and Fire department employees have different accrual rates. Eligibility must meet certain guidelines.
Employees are eligible for up to 5 days paid time off for immediate family members.
Employees achieving 10 years of service with the City receive a $250 annual Longevity Bonus, increased by an additional $50/year for each additional year of service beyond 10 years.
To maintain a professional appearance and also protect your personal clothing, employees are provided a variety of uniforms, shirts, etc. at no cost to the employee.
For your convenience, the City can directly deposit your paycheck in 3 accounts.