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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



Assistant City Attorney
The City of Manhattan seeks an Assistant City Attorney to provide legal counsel to the municipality, under the supervision of the City Attorney.  The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated attorney who exhibits exceptional written and oral communication skills, attention-to-detail, and a commitment to public service.  While the City Attorney supervises this position and provides general direction, this position is expected to exercise initiative and independent professional judgment.  

Engineer I/II 
The Engineer I or II is responsible for the design and maintenance of all studies, analysis, designs and documentation for all projects or studies as assigned.

Equipment Mechanic I
The Equipment Mechanic I 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.  

Finance Clerk - Accounting

The Finance Clerk provides primary responsibility for all phases of accounts payable/accounts receivable processing including vendor/customer file maintenance, check issuance and remittance, 1099 records management, invoicing and statement processing, cash receipts and account adjustments.  

Firefighter (Fire Services - Operations)
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older prior to appointment and meet all qualification standards including drug screening.  Applicants must have a valid driver's license, meet medical exam requirements, and undergo thorough background investigation including criminal history and driving record.  The driving record must not reflect serial accidents or convictions that would indicate a habitual disregard for the law.  Applicants must be willing and able to comply with the Fire Department residency requirement within 90 days to be eligible for appointment and must be available for the MFD Academy on May 20, 2019.  

Planner / Planner II
The Planner/Planner II performs current planning and zoning administration functions to guide growth and development of the City in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan and the zoning, subdivision and floodplain regulations, by using sound planning principles and practices.  This position serves as the primary staff liaison to the Community Resiliency Committee, with a focus on current planning and floodplain administration, and developing community resiliency activities.  

Staff Accountant
The Staff Accountant performs work under the general supervision of the Operations & Budget Officer in coordination with the City Controller.  This position is responsible for implementing specialized accounting projects and daily accounting activities.  

STUDENT Firefighter / Part-time, Non-benefit eligible
Great opportunity for KSU or MCC students while pursuing their educational goals with year-round employment.  Applicants must either have a letter of acceptance or be enrolled full-time (12 hours undergraduate or 6 hour graduate) at Kansas State University or Manhattan Christian College.  
Applicants must be willing to comply with the Fire Department residency requirement within 90 days to be eligible for appointment.  Applicants must also be willing and able to work a shift schedule that will include some weekends.  Must be able to start MFD academy May 20, 2019.

Stormwater Engineer  
The Stormwater Engineer directs, develops plans, manages, and coordinates the design and implementation of public storm sewer system improvements for the City of Manhattan.  This position is fiscally responsible for the management of the stormwater fund.