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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 Clerk - Customer Service

The Finance Clerk – Customer Service position contributes to the fast paced daily operation of the Customer Service office by acting as initial contact for all City offices. This position has a diverse range of responsibilities including greeting and assisting walk-in customers; initiating, maintaining and terminating utility customer accounts; processing Parks and Recreation enrollments and point of sale transactions; producing work orders; handling pet applications and parking permits as well as issuing licenses and permits; operating a multi-line phone system; and handling mail.

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.  

The treasurer manages and optimizes the City's cash flow and revenue and evaluates fiscal decisions in order to meet financial obligations.  The treasurer provides investment management, debt management, and cash management processes.  In addition, this position forecasts cash flow positions and analyzes risk and reward of financial decisions for City departments and funded agencies.  The incumbent supervises lower level finance positions and performs special projects as assigned by City leadership.

Fleet Crewleader I
The Fleet Crewleader I organizes, directs, supervises, and evaluates personnel in the performance of daily work assignments to perform repairs and preventative maintenance on numerous pieces of equipment and vehicles.

Human Resources Technician I 
This position under general supervision provides a variety of confidential administrative, paraprofessional and technical support for services and programs in assigned areas. The HR Technician assists with the coordination of various functional areas such as, recruitment and selection, employee relations, compliance and compensation, benefits administration, onboarding, training and development, and employment.

​Available Temporary/Seasonal Positions


Seasonal Laborer - (Water Treatment Plant)
Seasonal Laborer - (WWTP)