Why Sun Prairie?

Pinwheel with Benefits

Sun Prairie is a rapidly growing community of 37,304. With its acres of parkland, thriving businesses and renowned School District, we are an attractive and affordable place to call home. As an employer, the City of Sun Prairie is committed to advancing equity, honoring our diverse identity, and creating an inclusive culture. These serve as our guiding principles every day in all that we do. Join us in this commitment to a thriving Sun Prairie, where we all live, work, and play!

Employee Health and Wellness
Sun Prairie strives to cultivate and maintain a workforce of healthy and engaged employees. From wellness fairs with flu shot clinics and blood pressure checks; access to an Employee Wellness Clinic and fitness challenges, our employees are offered a variety of opportunities to stay active and involved.

  • Onsite Workout Room & Wellness Room
  • Ergonomic desks 
  • Employee discounts with area fitness gyms
  • Financial wellness rewards
  • Employee Benefits Committee
  • Near-site Employee Wellness Clinic
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Your Future

Sun Prairie is a growing, vibrant community where employment opportunities abound.  The city provides competitive compensation and retirement benefits with financial planning for individual security.

  • 6 weeks paid Parental Leave and 2 weeks Caregiver Leave
  • Wisconsin Retirement System
  • High Deductible Health Plan with contribution to an HSA or HRA
  • Pay for Performance with regular Evaluations
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Creating Neighborhoods

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Employees have the opportunity to collaborate with talented people on issues that matter to residents of Sun Prairie.  We also connect with the community we serve with on-site blood drives and annual food pantry drives, serving a community meal at Sunshine Supper, and payroll deductions to United Way.  These activities benefit our local community and the greater Dane County area.

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The city works to ensure that employees continue to grow within their position, as well as within the organization.  Professional development opportunities are available through working collaboratively across teams, training, and performance reviews/job coaching.

We are committed to providing process improvement teams training, supervisory training, and executive level training to management staff.

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Sun Prairie encourages creative thinking and employees are offered training opportunities to keep their skills and knowledge competitive with industry standards.

  • Up-to-date facilities
  • Ergonomic-friendly workstations
  • Updated telecommuting policy
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The city has a warm and welcoming environment committed to supporting a workforce that reflects the different cultures, background, and abilities of the community that we serve.

Certificates of services are awarded to employees with gratitude from our Mayor and Council; employee appreciation luncheons an activities are coordinated at each department level.

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All new regular part and full-time employees who have joined the City of Sun Prairie in the last 12 months are required to attend a new employee orientation. During the orientation, attendees will have an opportunity to connect with colleagues from throughout the organization, learn about Sun Prairie and how we can all work together as a team and have fun! Learn more here.

New Employee Orientation