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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 Clerk
The Assistant City Clerk performs a wide variety of complex, technical, professional, and clerical duties in the City Manager's Office with a focus on preparation of the City Commission meeting agenda packets, maintaining official City records, and ensures that all typing, filing, technical, and clerical responsibilities are completed within the time limits and in the manner prescribed.  

Human Resource Technician
This position, under supervision or general supervision, provides a variety of confidential administrative, paraprofessional and technical support for services and programs in Employee Relations/Diversity and Inclusion Technician to assist with responding to employee relations concerns, assist with development of supervisory training in employee relations, provide technical assistance to employees and applicants, and assist with developing coaching strategies for diversity or cross-cultural concerns.  Prefer candidates with one year Employee Relations/Diversity and Inclusion experience.  

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. 

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 assisting int he preparation of the City's annual budget, Popular Annual Finance Report (PAFR) and monthly financial reports, as well as providing support to the City's payroll operations.  This position is also responsible for implementing specialized accounting projects, daily accounting activities, and performing other control implementation tasks across City departments as deemed necessary by the Operations & Budget Officer, City Controller, and the Director of Finance.  

Traffic Supervisor
The Traffic Supervisor under the direction and guidance of the Traffic Superintendent organizes, directs, supervises, and evaluates personnel in the performance of daily work assignments on maintaining the city's traffic control systems.