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Franklin County government is managed by a County Administrator who is appointed by and works at the direction of the Board of County Commissioners.  The County Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer responsible for the management of the human resources functions of the county including the county pay plan, personnel rules and regulations, and the recruitment and employment of county employees.  In addition, the County Administrator is responsible for the:

  • Preparation of the agenda for all County Commission meetings.
  • Attending Commission meetings and advising and making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on matters within his or her administrative authority.
  • Shall serve as, or designate, a purchasing officer for the County operations in accordance with Kansas Statutes, and guidelines and purchasing rules and regulations adopted by the County Commission.
  • Shall be responsible for directing the maintenance and care of County property.
  • Prepare and propose an annual County budget to the Board of County Commissioners and be responsible for the administration of the adopted budget.
  • Prepare, or direct preparation of plans, policy statements, manuals, contracts and other documents to be submitted to the County Commission for approval.
  • Serve as the County representative on boards and commissions as required by the County Commission, interact with other public jurisdictions and their representatives, legislative groups and news media as official representative of Franklin County, subject to the directives of the County Commission.
  • Make recommendations to the County Commission on County policy.

Human Resources
Department Goals
The principle objective of Human Resources is to serve Franklin County by creating an environment for a committed and motivated workforce and by encouraging equal opportunity employment while maintaining county compliance with employment laws and providing quality customer service.

Franklin County is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, political affiliation, national origin, age, or any other protected class. Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and prodedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. 

Individuals who wish to be considered for employment by Franklin County may find an application for employment online or may obtain an application for employment at the County Administration Office.  The application may be submitted electronically or submitted directly to the Administration Office.  Applicants may visit our job center for current employment opportunities.

Normal Hours
  Mon-Fri  8am-5pm

1428 South Main Suite 2
Ottawa, KS 66067

Phone: (785)229-3485
Fax:     (785)229-3449
Email Administration

Human Resources:
Phone: (785)229-3444
Fax:     (785)229-3449
Email Human Resources

Derek Brown
County Counselor

Gayla Wilkins
Human Resources Director