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City of Manhattan
City of Manhattan

Manhattan, known as the "Little Apple," is located in the heart of northeast Kansas' scenic Flint Hills. First settled in 1855, the Manhattan community encompasses approximately 18 square miles and has a current estimated population over 50,000. Hosting Kansas State University and neighbor to the Ft. Riley Army installation, Manhattan is located 120 miles west of Kansas City, and serves a three-county, 200,000-population regional area as a leader in education, trade, health care, entertainment, culture, and communication.   Manhattan was recently noted as one of the Top 10 Places to Retire by Money Magazine.

Employment with the City of Manhattan:

In order to be considered for an available position, applications must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. (Central time) on the closing date, unless the position indicates “open until filled”. All applicants recommended for employment will be subject to post-offer pre-employment drug screening. Certain positions may require additional testing, which may include written, verbal, or physical assessments.

Completion of an employment application does not constitute an offer of employment nor is a completed application considered a contract of employment. Employment with the City of Manhattan is considered to be “at-will”.  Additionally, any misrepresentation or omission of information on the employment application may result in the rejection of the application or in dismissal from employment.

Benefits (not an all inclusive list):

  • Group Health Plan – includes medical, vision, and prescription benefits
  • Dental Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Optional Insurance Plans:
    • Cancer insurance
    • Disability insurance
    • Accident insurance
    • Life insurance
  • Cafeteria Plan
    • Eligible premium expenses
    • Unreimbursed medical expenses
    • Dependent Care expenses
  • Vacation Leave Medical Leave Paid Holidays, up to ten and one-half (10.5) each year
  • KPERS or KP&F Retirement Program
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Deferred Compensation

The City of Manhattan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of the City of Manhattan to afford equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. Personnel decisions, including hiring, promotion, transfer, training, etc. will be based upon merit (e.g. education, successful job experience, demonstrated potential) and bona fide occupational qualifications without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, or religion.


If you have any questions about employment with the City of Manhattan other than job openings, which are listed through this site, please contact:

Robyn Dreher, Human Resources Specialist
City of Manhattan
1101 Poyntz Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-587-2443 (Voice)
785-587-2456 (Fax)
jobs@cityofmhk.com (E-Mail)

For full job descriptions please visit:  https://cityofmhk.com/1393/Apply-for-a-Job