The City of Manteca is in the process of hiring 43 employees — including 10 new positions.
Overall, the city has budgeted for 359 employees. Six firefighter positions were added after the budget was adopted thanks to a federal grant.
Altogether 10 front-line firefighter positions are being filled as well as an administrative assistant for the department.
There are nine police officer positions being filled. Six of those positions are currently vacant. Other law enforcement positions the city is hiring for included two animal services officers, a booking officer, and a dispatcher.
The most high profile position the city needs to hire for is city manager. Karen McLaughlin is retiring Jan. 31, 2016. An outside agency is handling the recruitment.
Other positions the city is looking to fill are an administrative technician, community development director, senior engineer, engineering technician, CMMS/SCASA manager, lead custodian, two customer service representatives for the finance department, IT assistant, parks maintenance worker, solid waste customer service representatives, two solid waste equipment operators, water system superintendent, water system maintenance worker, wastewater lab technician, wastewater superintendent, and wastewater plant operator.
The status report on the various positions will be presented to the City Council when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St. The status report was requested by Councilman Richard Silverman.