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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Manhattan. Applicants should be 18 years old or older for most positions, but no younger than 16 for any position. Browse through the following list of available job opportunities. More details, application instructions and additional information is available on our Career Portal.

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​Available Full-Time Positions



Airport Technician I
The Airport Technician I contributes to the overall mission of the Airport Department by maintaining Airport infrastructure, facilities, and grounds.  Performance of duties include:  building maintenance, pavement maintenance, safety inspections, building security, snow removal, mowing, janitorial, and enforcement of Airport Rules and Regulations.  The Airport Technician I "Must possess the ability to pass a rigorous security background check to obtain and maintain an airport badge".

Assistant Director of Finance
This professional position assists the Director of Finance in managing the Department of Finance.  The incumbent oversees and provides direction of the annual City budget, financial forecasts and accounting processes, preparation of the City's capital improvement program, technology decisions, and utility billing processes.  The Assistant Director of Finance is responsible for the supervision of the Department on a day-to-day basis in addition to being instrumental in the purchasing decisions affecting both the Finance Department as well as the City overall.  This position performs any special projects assigned by the Director of Finance and directs the work of all Division Heads.  

Maintenance Technician (Street)
The Maintenance Technician 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.  

Maintenance Worker I
The Maintenance Worker I assists the park section in meeting its objectives by providing labor, operating machinery and various divisional equipment.  Assists crew members in routine construction, maintenance and special function set up activities required to provide high quality facilities, services and experiences to park patrons.  

Parking Control Officer
The primary duty of the Parking Control Officer is to issue citations pursuant to municipal code ordinance violations in the enforcement of overtime parking in business districts.  Parking Control Officers are part of Municipal Court, which is responsible for managing and operating the City's parking control and enforcement efforts, including all revenue collection and hearings related to parking violations.  

Plant Operator - WWTP
The Plant Operator works in treatment of wastewater to return the water to the environment in an acceptable condition by operating and maintaining an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and other operating and support equipment.