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The City of Manhattan is proud to join with Kansas HRePartners, an association of employers pooling their resources to provide convenient access to information and excellent service to our customers. The City of Manhattan and Kansas HRePartners are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers.

Once you register, you can submit your eApplication for any regular position that comes available with any Kansas  HRePartners member (Seasonal applicants - see below). You may also customize your eApplication by pasting in your cover letter, résumé, or other information. You will be able to update your eApplication information at any time.

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All new hires must successfully complete a pre-employment background check. In addition, a drug screening and/or physical performance assessment may be required. Criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify you from employment, but will be considered in relation to the position you are seeking.

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PLANT OPERATOR                         (Regular Full-Time)                                  
Starting Wage: $13.41/hr (Operator)

Position Purpose: Work in treatment of wastewater to return the water to the environment in an acceptable condition by operating and maintaining an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and other operating and support equipment.

Experience Required: High school diploma or equivalent; no experience necessary for Plant Operator position, training will be provided. Plant Operator positions I – IV must have appropriate KDHE Operator Certification. Operator I $14.03, Operator II $15.12, Operator III $16.18, Operator IV $17.06 with KDHE certifications. Person hired as Operator must attain Operator I certification status, or higher, within 18 months of employment. Must maintain a valid driver’s license.

Special Requirements: Shift Work, midnight – 8 a.m.               Shift differential paid for 3rd shift.    

First Review of Applications: 10/16/2014                                      Open Until Filled

EDUCATION SPECIALIST – HISTORY AND CULTURE                            Regular Full-Time 
Starting Salary: $12.47/hr.

Support quality guest services by researching and developing education programs with a cultural and historical focus under the direction of the Curator of Education and other senior management. Implement cultural and historical-related education programs; coordinate with the Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Assistant and the Science Education Specialist to effectively communicate with docent volunteers. Possess general knowledge of the historical and cultural attributes unique to the Flint Hills region; work with multiple databases; interact with program contacts, partner agencies, co-workers and volunteers in a courteous and professional manner; organizational skills to plan, anticipate, evaluate and assess resources for educational programs and ensure efficient use of those resources; work independently; participate in public speaking engagements; speak on camera, radio and in front of groups of all ages; present courteous and professional public image; periodically work nights and weekends on a fluctuating schedule; maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license. Bachelor’s degree in history or related field preferred. Experience in informal education, including program development, program delivery and volunteer management may be substituted for degree.

First Review of Applications: 10/2/2014                                          Closing Date: 10/23/2014

Salary DOQ        

Supervise, plan, coordinate and direct the services and operations of the City’s Wastewater Treatment process to meet Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. This includes operating and maintaining one Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) with UV disinfection, Biosolids operations and equipment, Lift Stations, Grinder Pump Stations, Activated Carbon Odor Control system, and other operating and support equipment.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

     Regular Part-Time Positions  (partial benefit eligible)    
ACTIVITY LEADER                    (Regular Part-Time) 
Starting Rate: $12.47/hr

Position Purpose: Develop, implement and supervise recreational activities, issue recreational equipment, and secure the Douglass Community Center buildings and grounds to ensure a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for center patrons.

Experience Required: High school diploma or equivalent and enrollment or coursework in an accredited college or university majoring in recreation or a related field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge of equipment and facilities used in recreational events and activities. The ability to assist in developing and facilitating recreational programs designed to fulfill the needs of the community; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, municipal officials and the general public; valid driver’s license.

                                 Afternoons, evenings, and weekends - - -  Regular Part-Time 20 hours per week.

First Review of Applications: 9/29/2014                                                                             Open Until Filled

For All Positions Above, Click "Apply Here" (above) and access HRePartners 

Temporary / Seasonal Positions (Non-benefit eligible)

Starting Salary:  $7.25/hr

Position Responsibilities: Facilitate a variety of high quality, revenue generating, science-based educational programs such as live animal programs, early childhood classes, overnight programs, Scout workshops, birthday parties and much more. Serve in a teacher aid role with the Zoo Sprouts nature-based childcare program. Develop and deliver high quality summer camp programming. Supervise volunteers assisting with program delivery.

Experience Required: High school graduate or equivalent preferred; plus background knowledge of zoos, animals, and current education practices vital. Excellent public speaking skill and ability to adapt to a variety of audiences and volunteer needs required. Must be able to work with little supervision. Schedule is highly variable, working one to 30 hours per week, depending on staffing needs and personal schedule. Mandatory continuing education required and provided by Sunset Zoo. This is a temporary/seasonal position. Valid driver’s license.            

Closing Date: Open until filled

SEASONAL LABORER–WATER DEPARTMENT                               (
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Starting Wage: $9.00 - $10.00 DOQ
Up to 40 Hours Per Week. Meters, water distribution, plumbing or water line experience a plus.     

Starting Salary: $9.25/hr
Position Description: Event support duties include but not limited to setup and breakdown of tables, chairs, and other items at events; cleaning and trash removal; and interacting with clients and guests in a courteous, professional manner. Hours are variable, mostly weekday late afternoon and evenings and all day weekends. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and move furniture. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.                                      Open Until Filled

                                                                                                     Use Seasonal Application                           
Starting Salaries: $7.25/hr to $16.00/hour, pending position and qualifications.

Position Listing: Flag Football Referees, Officials and Chain Gangs; Youth Soccer Referees and Officials; Program/Facility Supervisors (Flag Football & Soccer); Youth and Adult Volleyball Officials; Intramural Basketball Officials, Supervisors and Scorekeepers; Adult and Wildcat League Basketball Official; Youth Basketball Scorekeepers and Referees; Softball Umpires, Scorekeepers and Program Supervisors; Facility Supervisors; Program Supervisors and Scorekeepers; Youth and Adult Volleyball Scorekeepers; Ice Rink Attendants; Ice Skating Instructors; Ice Hockey Instructor; and Homeschool P.E. Instructor.
Special Requirements: Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Prior seasonal employees are encouraged to re-apply.         

Closing Date: Applications accepted until positions are filled

                                                             Seasonal Applications Can Be Sent to: 

Seasonal positions ONLY, please follow the link to download an application

If the position you are interested in is currently unavailable, complete a Job Interest Form. We will log your interest and notify you when/if the position begins accepting applications within six (6) months of receiving your form (exception: Firefighter/Student Firefighter interest information is kept for one (1) year).

To view a list of the position titles the City employs and their corresponding wages, please view our current 2014 Salary Ordinance.

                                                                  Employee Benefits Brochure 2014