The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office offers an exceptionally competitive entry-level salary and benefits package. As a Civilian Specialist career progresses, longevity pay raises accrue and opportunities for advancement become available. Please take a moment to review the benefits outlined below.
The current salary for a Civilian Specialist is:
- Hourly/Annual - $21.50 / $44,713 (minimum)
- Hourly/Annual - $29.08 / $60,494 (maximum)
As a member of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, you have the option of participating in one of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance plans, as well as the dental and vision plans. Along with these plans, there is the option of life insurance and county provided short-term disability insurance.
From your first day of employment, you will be participating in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement system (KPERS). Your contribution amount in the system is 6% of your gross pay. You can find additional information at www.kpers.org.
Deferred Compensation Plans
Deferred Compensation, 457(b) is a voluntary retirement plan that offers a tax deferred option to fund your retirement. The plan consists of several different investment options. Along with this deferred compensation plan, Johnson County will set up a secondary deferred compensation plan, 401(a), where a matching contribution will be made.
Vacation and Holiday Leave
As members of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, vacation leave is earned at the rate of 4 hours per pay period, (24 pay periods). The rate earned increases with longevity, earning 7.25 hours per pay period (24 pay periods) starting year 20. You also receive Holiday Pay for working on holidays designated by Johnson County.
You earn sick leave at the rate of 4 hours per pay period (24 pay periods). Your unused sick leave will accrue and at your retirement, a percentage of the unused sick leave will be paid to you, up to, but not exceeding the cap set by the county.
To assist you in continuing your formal education, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office offers Education Assistance, with reimbursement for courses in a degree program that are from an accredited college.
Johnson County will pay for moving expenses that are necessary and reasonable for bringing new employees to the Sheriff's Office. Moving expenses will be reimbursed up to $2500.00 for those who currrently reside more than 150 miles from Johnson County.
For additional information, please check out the Johnson County 2023 Benefit Guidebook.