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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

Electrician I
The Electrician I installs and maintains electricial equipment at the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, well fields, pump stations, sports complex, swimming pools, airport runways, streescape lighting banks, traffic signals, lift stations, and other City facilities.

Senior Administrative Assistant

The Senior Administrative Assistant is primarily involved in assisting the Executive Secretary with the administrative functions of the Department.  Duties are varied and of complex and advanced secretarial and clerical work requiring knowledge of the public works filed.  

Recreation Supervisor - Arts & Humanities
The Recreation Supervisor assures that there are sufficient and quality recreation program, activities and special events for youth and adults in varied areas of interest by planning, directing, coordinating, supervising, and evaluating these programs, acitivities and events, and preparing and staying within the program budgets.  

FHDC Guest Services/Store Attendant 
Contributes to the overall mission of the Flint Hills Discover Center (FHDC) by receipting money for admission and program fees, answering the telephone, answering guest questions with accurate information, and keying in registration data.  

Recreation Coordinator - Aquatics
The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for aiding the Recreation Specialist/Aquatics in organizing and directing programming and facility operations.

Equipment Mechanic I / II
The Equipment Mechanic contributes to the overall mission of the Engineering/Operations Division
by repairing and maintaining all mechanical needs of department vehicles as directed and is on call for all other city vehicle repairs as needed and requested by other City department and division heads.

Maintenance Technician - Water Distribution
Assists the Maintenance Crewleader in contributing to public health and fire protection by providing an effective and efficient distribution pipe system for potable water for domestic use and for fire fighting purposes by repairing and maintaining the system. 

Maintenance Worker II
The position purpose of the Maintenance Worker II is to assist the park section in meeting its objectives by providing labor, supervising other employees, operating machinery and various divisional equipment.  Some general mechanical knowledge is needed in the preventative and operational maintenance checks of vehicles and equipment.  Basic skills in three or more of  the following task areas; carpentry, plumbing, painting, concrete work, turf maintenance, or welding is required to be successful in this position. 

Water Treatment Plant Superintendent 
The position purpose of the WTP Superintendent is to supervise, plan, coordinate and direct the services and operations of the City's water treatement system to provide a safe and adequate amount of potable water for domestic use and fire protection for the City and its customers through the operation and maintenance of the City's lime softening Water Treatment Plant, pump stations, water storage tanks, wellfield and other operating and support equipment, with the assistance of several operation and maintenance personnel.