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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


Finance Director
The selected candidate must hold a bachelor's degree in finance, public administration, business administration, or a related field.  A master's degree in finance, public administration, business administration, or a related field and CPA designation is strongly preferred.  A minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience in finance operations is required.  Experience as a Finance Director or long tenure as an Assistant Director is desired.  Any combination of training or experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and ability will be considered.  

Animal Control Officer
This position uses approved and professional methods to capture, and transport animals to the Animal Shelter for processing and maintains the health and safety of animals in his/her care, as well as the health and safety of animals in the community.  

Engineering Aide II - Traffic R.O.W

This is a technical, office and field position in the Engineering Division of Public Works.  The priority of the position will be assisting the Traffic Superintendent and Engineering department to collect data for traffic studies, review traffic control plans for Right of Way permits, issuing dumpster permits and Right of Way permits, any other duties assigned by the Traffic Superintendent.  

Engineering Aide III - Inspection
The Engineering Aide III - Inspection position is a technical position in the Engineering Division that organizes, directs, supervises, and evaluates personnel in the performance of daily work and will assist with all aspects of the mission of the Division.  The main focus of the position will be in assisting the Project Coordinator with performing construction inspection duties.  

Engineering Technician I/II

The Engineering Technician performs daily drafting and minimal design functions for in-house design projects.  The technician assists the on-staff engineers by preparing plans for construction projects that include transportation, traffic, storm water, sanitary sewer and water mains.  The technician also assists the public in acquiring maps and records maintained by the office, formulates charts, develops graphic materials and performs record searches.  EDUCATION REQUIRED:  Associate's degree or technical certificate from Civil Engineering design drafting program.  Experience working with AutoCAD Civil 3D or a related software.  

The Firefighter performs firefighting work in the protection of life and property by combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires.  The position performs specialized firefighting duties under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable physical danger.  This position performs public relations and fire prevention/inspection activities, maintenance of the facilities, grounds, apparatus, and equipment; and dispatching duties as required.  

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.  EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in planning, urban design, geography, architecture, public administration, or a related field.  A Master's degree in Planning is preferred.

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.