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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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Starting Wage:  $13.41/hr   

Position Purpose: Work variably in support of City water utility functions including water distribution system installation, maintenance, and repair; reading meters, installing and replacing meters, installing meter transmission units, and managing meter data with handheld microprocessor. Read water meters in support of the City’s water utility billing services. Provide customer service including turning water service on or off, investigating possible leaks, ascertaining accurate information when discrepancies exist, and other related activities. The Full-Time Temporary Water Service Worker will replace meter transmission units on water meters around the community; whether reading or replacing meters, or replacing meter transmission units, it will be important to mitigate inconvenience to individual water customers by minimizing the time a water connection is out of service and by ensuring optimal, positive, customer service interactions; said mitigation of inconvenience will include appropriate prior notice to customers of water shut offs and communication of approximate service interruption durations. Field work provides opportunities to view and visually inspect meters, meter pits, and water line connections; incumbent will report any noted defects or inconsistencies to the Water Service Crewleader so that issues can be addressed immediately, thereby not requiring additional trips to the location and additional staff time. Incumbent will perform meter reading duties as needed or required, and will perform work with the water distribution crew, installing, maintaining, and repairing water distribution lines. 

Required Functions: Numerical ability to read water meters and record information accurately and timely; effective communication skills to perform customer service activities and relate information to staff and the public in a positive manner; remove, replace, and enter meter reading data on handheld microprocessor; ability to read written instructions; ability to turn water valves on and off as required, to include reaching into hard-to-reach areas where meters may be located; ability to maintain accurate records; ability to organize and perform work efficiently and accurately; physical agility and manual dexterity required to replace meter transmission units and/or old or malfunctioning water meters with new meters; hand tools, plumbing, low voltage electrical wiring, computers, utility maintenance experience; full and accurate completion of work assignments is a key performance measure for this position.

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent.                   First Review of Applications:  8/04/2014

   Regular Part-Time Positions  (partial benefit eligible)    
OFFICE ASSISTANT                 (Regular Part-Time)                     
Starting Salary:  $11.32/hr

Position Responsibilities: The Office Assistant at the Flint Hills Discovery Center contributes to the overall mission of the center by performing clerical duties including filing and electronic file management; copying and document production; handling receipts, deliveries, or other transaction-related materials; answering telephones assuring impeccable customer service, proper business etiquette, and confidentiality.  The Office Assistant may, on occasion, perform courier duties between City departments and/or to postal or news outlets, or to other locations remote from the Flint Hills Discovery Center.  The Office Assistant works in support of the FHDC administrative staff and will perform a wide variety of office work, and other duties as may be assigned. Valid Driver License Required. Partial benefits.                        M-F  8 a.m.- 12 p.m

First Review of Applications: 8/04/14                                  

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

Temporary / Seasonal Positions (Non-benefit eligible)

                                                                                                  Use Seasonal Application                         
Starting Wage:  $

                     Approximately 3:45-5:15, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Spring/Summer Seasonal – Recreational/Seasonal Positions
Starting Salaries: $7.25/hr to $25.00/game, pending position & qualifications

Position Listing: Umpires, referees, instructors and program supervisors for various sports programs (baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, etc); ball field maintenance; and Lifeguards.

If applying for a pool position, please fill out Pool Work Availability Form.

Special Requirements: Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Prior seasonal employees are encouraged to re-apply. Seasonal positions are non-benefit eligible.

Closing Date: Applications will be 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