Human Resources oversees employment and recruitment opportunities, pay and performance, benefits and compensation administration, training and development and employee relations facilitation.

The mission of Human Resources is to provide quality HR services in order to attract, develop, motivate, and retain a diverse workforce within a supportive and cohesive work environment.  The HR mission is carried out through a philosophy of strategic vision, leadership, and a customer driven foundation.

The City of Kennesaw is an equal opportunity employer, drug-free workplace and a city of ethics.  All employment eligibility for newly hired employees is checked using E-Verify, ID No. 67754. The Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act Affidavit:  Memorandum of Understanding was signed 11/14/07.

Frequently Asked Questions

What positions are currently available and where do I submit my application and/or resume?

Please use the following link to view all open job postings with the City of Kennesaw: https://kennesaw-ga.zohorecruit.com/jobs/Careers. Applicants will need to apply online and will have the chance to attach a resume to the online platform.

What type of benefits does the City offer?

The City of Kennesaw provides the following group benefits to eligible employees: comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance with HSA and FSA options (includes employer contribution to HSA plans); life and AD&D insurance for employee and dependent(s); employer paid short and long-term disability insurance for employee; accrued vacation and sick leave (with an option to sell back); tuition reimbursement program (employer pays 70%); 12 paid holidays; 2 paid personal days; longevity pay bonuses (after every 5 years); 1% employer contribution on first 2% of employee contribution toward a 457 deferred compensation plan; 12% employer contribution for every 4% employee contribution toward a defined benefit pension plan (vested after 10 years); wellness benefits such as flu shots and biometric screenings (includes discounted gym memberships through Cigna’s Active and Fit Program).

Which holidays does the City of Kennesaw observe?

The following holidays are observed by the City of Kennesaw: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day  Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas effective January 1, 2024.

What kind of pension plan does the city offer?

The City of Kennesaw provides a defined benefit pension for our full-time employees. Participating employees will contribute 4% of pre-taxed dollars from each pay period while the City of Kennesaw matches it with 12%. The benefit will be effective on the first day of employment. If you decide to leave the City of Kennesaw before your 10-year vesting, your contributions will be returned to you with applicable interest. The calculation for retirement eligibility would follow Rule of 80: Age + Years of service = 80. The active employee would also need to be a minimum age of 55. The calculation is based on 2% times years of service.