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Location: City of Manhattan, Manhattan, KS 66502
Department: PUBLIC WORKS
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications
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Job Description


Starting Salary:  $42,972.80/yr. - $49,920.00/yr. for this regular, full-time, non-exempt position.

The Public Works department provides the resources to efficiently manage and maintain programs, services and facilities that are vital to the community's health, safety and welfare such as streets and traffic control devices; storm drainage and flood protection systems; and public buildings. The Engineering Division makes its home in the Public Works Department. 

We offer fantastic benefits and additional options as well!

  • Vacation & Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • KPERS Retirement (including disability & death  benefits)

Optional choices:

  • Group Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Benefit Plan
  • Voluntary benefit plans
  • Retirement plans
  • Life Insurance and More

How to apply:  Using the “apply now” button on this page, please complete all required steps for consideration.

  • The online application
  • upload a resume
  • and a list of three professional references with full contact information.   

For general questions about the position, contact Robyn (785) 587-2443 or HR@CITYOFMHK.COM.  

This position 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.  

For a complete position description including the essential physical functions & environmental demands:

Engineering Aide III - Inspection 2019.pdf