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​Available Full-Time Positions


Building Inspector
The Building Inspector I/II is responsible for inspection and plan review of existing structures and new construction.  Duties include inspections related to building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems, to assist in ensuring the safety and health of the citizens of Manhattan.  This position primarily focuses on inspections and plan review related to the issuance of a permit to ensure compliance with the applicable codes, regulations, and ordinances.  

Human Resources Technician I/II
This position, under supervision or general supervision, provides a variety of confidential administrative, paraprofessional and technical support for services and programs in Employment and Classification to assist with salary and benefit changes; data input of personnel transactions; administer performance evaluation program and calculate salary increases; process FMLA and Shared Leave Requests; assist in maintaining classification and compensation plan data; and process terminations.  Prefer candidates with one year Employment or Compensation experience.  

Maintenance Crewleader I (Street)
The Maintenance Crewleader I organizes, directs, supervises, and evaluates personnel in the performance of daily work assignments to upgrade and maintain the existing street and storm sewer network of the community.  The Maintenance Crewleader I work under general supervision.  The position handles daily work assignments for assigned crew members, daily issuance of tools and equipment, and the distribution of other resources to accomplish work assignments.  The Maintenance Crewleader I monitors radio communications for actions that affect the safety of motorists such as reports of adverse pavement conditions, snow and ice conditions or debris on the roadways.  

Maintenance Technician (Street)
The Maintenance Technician position contributes to the overall mission of the Street Division by working as a street maintenance crewmember.  Responsible for assisting in all related maintenance administered by the Street Division.  Street Maintenance Technician's meet daily with the Maintenance Crewleader I to receive instructions and work assignments and are responsible to see that assigned materials, tools, and equipment are taken to the work site.  The Maintenance Technician is responsible for assisting in maintaining a clean and safe work site to ensure the safety of the public and other crew members.  

Planner/Planner II
The Planner / Planner II performs current planning and zoning administration functions, to guide the growth and development of the City in accordance with the adopted Comprehensive Plans and regulations, by using sound planning principles and practices for data collection, performing research, and in developing reports, plans, projections and recommendations.  The Planner / Planner II also assists with long range planning functions, as needed.  

Recreation Coordinator - Fitness
The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for  aiding the Director of the Douglass Community Recreation Center in preparing, organizing and directing recreation and fitness programs.  Work includes routine recreation-related tasks such as scheduling and programming, staff training, organizing and directing recreation and fitness programs.  The employee is expected to exercise independent judgment in routine tasks. 

Safety Specialist
The primary purpose of the Safety Specialist is to develop a comprehensive citywide safety/loss control program and safety-training program.  Integral to this role is to administer training and provide technical assistance with the goals of minimizing and controlling serious accident and injury claims, to ensure the well-being of employees, and to prevent future losses.  The incumbent is responsible for development of course content, training scheduling, facilitation and documentation, field inspections, (routine, special and site consultations), work site accident investigation, assistance with safety equipment procurement, and compliance monitoring.  The incumbent works with departmental administrative staff, division supervisors, field staff, state safety officials, and others associated with City projects.  

Staff Accountant
The Staff Accountant performs work under the general supervision of the Operations & Budget Officer in coordination with the City Controller.  This position is responsible for assisting int he preparation of the City's annual budget, Popular Annual Finance Report (PAFR) and monthly financial reports, as well as providing support to the City's payroll operations.  This position is also responsible for implementing specialized accounting projects, daily accounting activities, and performing other control implementation tasks across City departments as deemed necessary by the Operations & Budget Officer, City Controller, and the Director of Finance.  

Street & Stormwater Supervisor
The Street & Stormwater Supervisor plans and coordinates all city maintenance involving streets, alleys, and storm sewers to ensure a safe and effective street system, storm sewer network, and maintenance program.  Street and Fleet Division is responsible for the maintenance of streets, alleys, the storm sewer network, levee system, snow and ice control operations, spring clean-up and utility cuts.  

Traffic Supervisor
The Traffic Supervisor under the direction and guidance of the Traffic Superintendent organizes, directs, supervises, and evaluates personnel in the performance of daily work assignments on maintaining the city's traffic control systems.