JCPRD Employment

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We are currently hiring sports officials and out of school time positions.

For more than 60 years the Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) has been enhancing the lives of the citizens of Johnson County through its parks, quality programs, professionalism, and response to developing trends.  The District’s contributions to the personal lives of Johnson County’s citizens have earned the District local appreciation and national acclaim including receiving the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in 2017.  Each year, the district records more than 7 million park visitors and over 2 million recreation participations in over 4,000 programs.

Come join our team!


The Johnson County Park and Recreation District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religions, age or disability status in employment or the provision of programs and services.

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Why Work at JCPRD? See the Award-Winning Video of Who We Are!

In 2017, Johnson County Park & Recreation District earned the Prestigious Gold Medal for the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Take a look at the video above and learn how we are partnering with patrons and guests across Johnson County and the Kansas City metro to bring fun to people, preserve nature and wildlife, and foster a love of the arts and local history.

Click here to learn more about the NRPA Gold Medal.


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What Our Employees Say

Gina Bernal

It's great getting to see the kids grow.


Ginger Werp

I enjoy working in a job I love in a park that I love! Working for JCPRD allows me to do fulfilling and important work by protecting green spaces in the county for all to use.


Kirsten Pierce

I enjoy hanging out with the kids and getting to know the things that they're into. They like to help us with stuff.

- Kirsten

Amy Hardman

I like interacting with the kids and seeing how they develop as they grow.

- Amy

Blake McMahan

I like meeting the new families and getting to know the kids and their personalities.

- Blake

Lauren Harris

Getting to bond with kids and make relationships with them is rewarding to me. I've also met many friends on my staff and it's fun so it doesn't really feel like a job.

- Lauren

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Ready to Apply? Here's How!

JCPRD offers hundreds of positions throughout the year including Full Time, Part Time, Seasonal, and Law Enforcement. If you're ready to work where you play, and if you're ready to be part of an award-winning team, click the button below to get started. 


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JCPRD fosters a collaborative culture and provides a robust benefits package
for both full & part-time employees.


Our Full Time Employees Receive:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield medical
  • Competitive prescription, dental and vision
  • Fitness credits and on-site fitness centers
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Term life & AD&D Insurance
  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS or KP&F
  • Deferred Compensation 457(b) with 3% employer-provided match
  • Paid leave including holidays, vacation, sick time off and more
  • Educational reimbursement

Our Part Time Employees Receive:

  • Flexible hours
  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
  • Deferred Compensation 457(b) program
  • Term life and AD&D Insurance
  • Fitness credits and on-site fitness centers

Our Seasonal Employees Receive:

  • 8 hours paid vacation (with 260 hours of service)
  • 16 hours of paid vacation (with 520 hours of service)

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Law Enforcement Careers

Did you know JCPRD has it's own Police Department? The Johnson County Park Police department offers law enforcement's most unique and rewarding career path. Our Park Police Officers provide law enforcement services for millions of park visitors each year and they patrol nearly 10,000 acres of park land, water impoundments and associated recreational facilities. The parks are patrolled by police cruisers, four wheel drive vehicles, boats, bicycles, and by foot.

Discover more about an exciting career in Law Enforcement with JCPRD by clicking the button below.