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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



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.

Maintenance Worker I
The Maintenance Worker I assists the Cemetery Section in meeting its objectives by providing labor, maintenance and upkeep of two (2) public cemeteries and accessory buildings and the preparation of grave sites.  The incumbent operates machinery and various divisional equipment.
Assits crew members in routine constuction, maintenance, and special function set up activities required to provide high quality facilities, services, and experiences to Cemetery patrons.  

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.  

Recreation Coordinator - Fitness
The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for  aiding the Director of the Douglass Community Recreation Center in preparing, organizing and directing recreation and fitness programs.  Work includes routine recreation-related tasks such as scheduling and programming, staff training, organizing and directing recreation and fitness programs.  The employee is expected to exercise independent judgment in routine tasks.  

Senior Administrative Assistant
The Senior Administrative Assistant is primarily involved in assisting the Office Coordinator with the administrative functions of the Public Works Department.  This position performs a variety of complex and advanced administrative and clerical work requiring knowledge of the public works field.