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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.  

Assistant Flint Hills Discovery Center Director
The Assistant FHDC Director assists and advises the FHDC Director in all facets of the operations; including, but not limited to: Increasing attendance numbers and securing revenue at Flint Hills Discovery Center by operating in the areas of marketing, public relations, development, guest services, operations and by contributing to the overall mission, visioning, and goals of the FHDC.  

Engineering Aide III
The Engineering Aide III 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. The incumbent organizes and directs the daily inspection of public works construction projects to insure they are constructed according to the plans and specifications approved by the City and that all related data is properly recorded.


FIREFIGHTER  (Fire Services - Operations)                               

Starting Salary: $19.07/hour (40 hour week during academy) $14.34/hour (56 hour week after successful completion of academy)

Shift Schedule:  Approximately 112 hours every 2 weeks, or 56 hours/ week.     

Applicants must possess Kansas Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or National Registry EMT.  Copies of certification are required with application. Candidates with National Registry certification must obtain Kansas EMT certification within 60 days of date of hire. 

At time of application, a copy of current EMT card must be uploaded at time of application.

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 Technician 
The Maintenance Technician assists the Maintenance Crewleader in contributing to public health and sanitary conditions by providing an effective and efficient means of transporting liquid waste from users to the Wastewater Treatment Plant by operating and maintaining the wastewater collection system.  To protect the City's utility assets by helping to provide utility location of facilities to other entities to avoid damage during construction activities.  

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.  

Park Technician - Turf Specialist
The Park Technician is responsible for the maintenance and operation of all athletic fields and park grounds. Assists in planning project work for athletic fields and park areas by applying agronomic and administrative expertise to achieve the maintenance standards and long-range goals of the park division. Assists the park section in meeting its objectives by assisting in project planning, providing labor, supervising and training other employees, and operating various divisional owned equipment. Assists other employees during construction, maintenance and special function set up activities required to provide high quality facilities, services, and experiences to park patrons.

Recreation Coordinator - Arts & Humanities

The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for aiding the Recreation Supervisor – Arts & Humanities in preparing, organizing and directing recreation programs.  Performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks related to Fine Arts, Senior Adults Therapeutic Recreation, Day Camps and other programs as assigned.  Work includes routine recreation-related tasks such as scheduling and programming, staff training, organizing, and directing recreation activities and events.