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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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Salary Range: ($45,510 - $72,114/yr)                       (Regular Full-Time Exempt)

Manage public outreach, marketing, activity guides, website content and social media to promote Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities. Oversee the development and implementation of communication goals, objectives, strategies and priorities. Develop partnerships with businesses and organizations for initiatives and grant applications. Assist Parks and Recreation Director with media and special projects. Plans and executes various marketing and promotion functions. Manages media relations activities, plans, strategies and tactics in support of the Parks and Recreation Department. Produces press releases, organizes and manages media events, promotes story ideas to the media, responds to media and public requests. Assists with program evaluation tools and other tools to generate opportunities for public interaction and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Coordinates crisis communications internally and with external partners. Assist Recreation Supervisors with facility rentals.

Ability to communicate in English language, orally and in written form with the general public and staff members using proper grammar, punctuation and spelling. Ability to write and edit using Associated Press Style. Communicate with media using telephone, facsimile machine, electronic mail, and post mail. Communicate with public exercising excellent guest services skills. The Community Relations Director works under the supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director.

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Marketing or a related field required; demonstrated experience to perform job requirements related to public relations practices, marketing, journalism, public administration, general office applications, business management, desktop publishing, and grammar and oral communication practices.

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HRePartners is required. Other materials such as cover letters or resumes can be sent to . View complete position description online.

CLOSING DATE: 7/24/2014

STAFF ACCOUNTANT               (Regular Full-Time Exempt) 
Starting Salary: $18.95/hr

Position Purpose: The Staff Accountant performs work under the general supervision of the Budget & Operations Officer in coordination with the Assistant Director of Finance. This position is responsible for implementing specialized accounting projects and daily accounting activities. The position also is responsible for assisting and presenting monthly financial reports. This position will assist in the preparation of the annual City Budget and the annual City CAFR and is responsible for performing other control implementation issues across City departments as deemed necessary by the Budget and Operations Officer, Assistant Director of Finance and the Director of Finance.

Experience Required: Bachelor's degree in a related field required — accounting degree strongly preferred; related experience contributing to required knowledge, skills, and ability, experience in banking and investments or public budgeting and accounting a plus. Use of spreadsheets, word processing, relational databases, AS/400 operating environment, and high-end computerized fund accounting software is required. 

First Review of Applications: 07/07/14

PLANT OPERATOR                    (Regular Full-time)                     
Starting Salary:  $13.41/hr   

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. Operator I: $14.03; Operator II: $15.12; Operator III: $16.18; Operator IV: $17.06 with KDHE certification. Maintain a valid driver’s license.

    Shift for this position has changed:  It is now 4 p.m. to Midnight — Tuesday through Saturday

First Review: 7/24/2014          

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT SUPERINTENDENT         (Regular Full-Time)                     
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                                                             WWTP Superintendent Salary

   Regular Part-Time Positions  (partial benefit eligible)    
            {None At This Time}                                      

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Temporary / Seasonal Positions (Non-benefit eligible)

                                                                                                  Use Seasonal Application                         
Starting Salary: $9.50         

                                                        Horticulture, Parks, Forestry, Cemetery – Spring and Summer
Experience Required: Knowledge of basic maintenance activities; ability to read and comprehend written material.

Position Purpose: Provides labor, operates machinery and various equipment.  Assists in routine construction, maintenance, and some special event set-up activities; landscaping, turf, and irrigation maintenance; various other duties as required.  Work duties are variable depending upon the work group.

Special Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age; must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must be able to operate riding mowers and physically operate gas powered landscaping equipment. 

                                             40 Hour Per Week - Summer Seasonal Employment, (non-benefit eligible)

Closing Date: Open until filled

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