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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.

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.

Maintenance Worker I - Forestry
The Maintenance Worker I in Forestry assists the park section in meeting its objectives by providing labor, operating machinery and various divisional equipment.  They assist crew members in routine construction, maintenance and special function set up activities required to provide high quality facilities, services and experiences to park patrons.  

Maintenance Worker I
The Maintenance Worker I assists the park section in meeting its objectives by providing labor, operating machinery and various divisional equipment.  This position also assists crew members in routine construction, maintenance and special function set up activities required to provide high quality facilities, services and experiences to park patrons.  

Plans Examiner I
The Plans Examiner I reviews plans, drawings and documents for new construction, additions to, or remodeling of primarily commercial building structures to determine their compliance with City adopted codes and ordinances and advises the necessary parties of any changes required to help assure the health and safety of the citizens of Manhattan.  Provides technical assistance to Fire Services personnel, and to other City divisions and the public as required.  Performs field inspections as needed

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. 

Internships

There are no internship positions available at this time. Please check back.