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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


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.  

Education Supervisor - Flint Hills Discovery Center
This position develops and implements education programs under the direction of the Curator of Education, with a strong focus on formal and informal education for K-12 school age audience; provides expertise in areas of curriculum development, classroom management, and resource interpretation for audiences of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds; assumes primary responsibility for the training, supervision, and evaluation of the Seasonal Educator staff.

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.  

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.  

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.  

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.