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Job Postings may be placed for free by League of Nebraska Municipalities Members.  All others will be charged 55 cents per word.  Ads will remain on the website for 30 days unless otherwise requested. If you have any questions or would like to place an ad, contact Lynn Marienau.

Economic Development Director. Richmond, Missouri is seeking an Economic Development Director. Located just 35 miles from Kansas City, Richmond is a city on the move. The city has experienced considerable growth and development in the past few years and is “Open for Business” and is expecting more growth and development. This offering presents an outstanding opportunity for an individual with vision and a desire to excel.

Under the direction of the City Administrator, the Director will promote and market the city as a viable location for new retail business and industrial development and will also work with established economic entities to aid in development and growth within the existing economic environment.  The Director will maintain awareness of and promulgate economic incentives, will work closely with the Chamber of Commerce and will represent the City in all business and community activities.

The chosen candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Community or Economic Development, Public Administration, Business Administration, Marketing or a related field. Three to five years of experience in any of these fields is desirable.  Starting salary range for this position is $42,286 - $48,568 plus benefits, depending on qualifications.

Interested parties should contact Ron Brohammer, City Administrator, at rbrohammer@cityofrichmondmo.org with questions or for more information.

Posted Dec. 7, 2016

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Electrical lineman. City of Madison, NE, pop. 2402 is accepting applications for a full time, experienced electrical lineman who will perform numerous other duties in a municipal service setting. Mechanical ability, recordkeeping, computer skills, and a valid Nebraska driver’s license with CDL are required. Work duties will include testing, repair and maintenance of the municipal electric, water and sewer systems. Snow removal, heavy lifting (occasionally over 100 lbs), light construction, general labor and upkeep of all city-owned properties will be expected from time to time. Wage based on experience, including an excellent fringe benefit package. Position open until filled. Applications can be obtained by calling 402-454-3412 or by contacting the City of Madison, P.O. Box 527, Madison, NE 68748. Resume required (including qualifications, work experience, skills and verifiable work references) when returning  application. EOE.  

Posted Nov. 9, 2016

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City Administrator. City of Parkville, Missouri. Deadline for First Review of Applications: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Situated along the Missouri River just 10 miles from downtown Kansas City, and 10 miles from Kansas City International Airport, Parkville has 7,000 residents and spans over 14 square miles in the southwest portion of Platte County. Known for its scenic vistas, excellent parks system, and vibrant downtown, Parkville is a progressive community that is dedicated to both sustainable growth and the preservation of its unique, small-town ambiance.
The City of Parkville operates under a Mayor-Board of Alderman-City Administrator form of government. The City has a total operating budget of $12.5 million and has 48 employees.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree and five years of experience as a city administrator/manager, assistant city administrator/manager, or similar executive level position. A master’s degree in public administration and ICMA credentialing are strongly preferred qualifications.
View complete position profile and apply online at:
http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches

For more information contact:
Kirk Davis, Senior Vice President
Strategic Government Resources
KirkDavis@GovernmentResource.com

Posted Nov. 9, 2016

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Electric Journey Line Worker. Alliance, NE (8,500) The City of Alliance, Nebraska is accepting applications for the position of full-time Electric Journey Line Worker with a pay range of $22.42 - $28.97 per hour DOQ. This individual will perform skilled line work in the operation, construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission systems. Applications with resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. A complete job description and application is available at www.cityofalliance.net. This position includes an excellent benefit package including health insurance, retirement, vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.


Posted Nov. 1, 2016

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Chief Accountant.
City of Sioux Falls is accepting applications for the position of Chief Accountant. The hiring range DOQ is $2,555.20 - $3,116.80 bi-weekly. Go to http://siouxfalls.org/careers for more information. The deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. EOE.

Posted Oct. 26, 2016

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Economic Development Director. City of Scottsbluff, Nebraska is accepting applications for the position of Economic Development Director. The Economic Development Director administers all phases of a comprehensive economic development program, providing expert professional assistance to the City management staff, outside agencies, prospective and existing business owners, industry, and community residents.  The Economic Development Director will provide marketing, leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans regarding the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Economic Development (LB840) Plan.  This position will require working with a wide range of community and business leaders, as well as a variety of agencies and government officials assisting with complex development planning, and serve as the City’s economic development liaison.  This position will require strong written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and time management skills, a positive and energetic attitude, and a service-oriented disposition.

Salary Information: $57,946 – $77,653 Annual

To view the full job description listing the essential functions of the job, the minimum and preferred qualifications, as well as instructions on how to apply can be found at www.scottsbluff.org. 

A CITY APPLICATION FORM IS REQUIRED. APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 4 P.M., MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016

Contact: Jana Bode
Human Resources Director
City of Scottsbluff
2525 Circle Drive
Scottsbluff, NE  69361
308-630-6216

Posted Oct. 26, 2016

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City Clerk/Treasurer. City of Plainview. Strong communication skills and ability to carry out City Council policy is required. Must be able to work with the public, staff and department heads. Municipal financing and public administration background considered a plus. Salary dependent on qualifications. Job position will be open until filled. Apply in person at the City Offices, by mail at City of Plainview - Attn: City Clerk; P.O. Box 757; Plainview, NE 68769, or online at http://www.cityofplainviewne.com/ under forms. City of Plainview is an EOE.

Posted Oct. 24, 2016

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Fire Chief. City of Vermillion, South Dakota, a city of about 10,700 citizens, is seeking to fill the position of Fire Chief. The Fire Chief reports to the City Manager and is responsible for directing, organizing, and supervising the Vermillion Fire EMS Department for city and rural fire protection for Vermillion and the surrounding Clay County area in accordance with South Dakota state law and City of Vermillion ordinance. In 2015, the department responded to 1,181 calls for service.

Minimum qualifications: Firefighter, Fire Officer, and Fire Instructor certification, ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in a fire and EMS department, three of which must be in a highly responsible leadership or command assignment, and experience with volunteer and or combination department. 

The City of Vermillion provides a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement, and sick/vacation leave. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please submit a complete profile to include a City of Vermillion application, resume, certifications, credentials, and references to City Hall, ATTN: John Prescott, 25 Center Street, Vermillion, South Dakota, 57069 or johnp@cityofvermillion.com. A complete job description and application is available on our website at www.vermilllion.us/careers.  Applications accepted until Nov. 21, 2016.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted Oct. 21, 2016

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Assistant City Engineer. City of Williston, North Dakota. Deadline for first review of applications: Nov. 20, 2016. Situated at the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, Williston, North Dakota, covers 23 square miles and is the county seat of Williams County. Located just 60 miles from the Canadian border and 18 miles from the Montana border, Williston is commonly referred to as the “Western Star” and takes pride in its western heritage. City is recognized as a regional center for business, leisure, and economic development. Residents and visitors alike enjoy convenient access to extraordinary historic sites, world-class hunting and fishing, and beautiful national and state parks

City of Williston seeks an experienced, motivated engineering professional to be its next Assistant City Engineer. This position is intended to serve as a succession planning opportunity. The new Assistant City Engineer will work with current City Engineer prior to his planned retirement, gaining local experience and training, with the goal of transitioning into the City Engineer role over the next 2-4 years. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to make a career move upwards in a few years.

The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and have five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering, including two (2) years in a supervisory or administrative capacity. Registration or eligibility for registration as a professional engineer in the state of North Dakota and a valid North Dakota driver’s license, or the ability to obtain one, are required. Applicants from out of state with the ability and availability to secure necessary certification and licensing are encouraged to apply.

View complete position profile and apply online: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches

For more information: Doug Thomas, Senior Vice President, Strategic Government Resources

DouglasThomas@GovernmentResource.com

Posted Oct. 20, 2016

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Accountant. City of Vermillion, South Dakota. Wage commensurate with experience. Full-time plus competitive benefits package, including paid leave, health insurance and retirement. Please visit www.vermillion.us/careers for a complete job description and application. This position reports to the Finance Officer and assists in the preparation and review of financial statements and records as well as reports for all City of Vermillion funds.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field. Minimum of three (3) years of experience in governmental accounting is preferred, or equivalent combination and experience.

Posted Oct. 19, 2016

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City Administrator. Oakley, Kansas (2,045) Iconic western-frontier town of Oakley seeks City Administrator to manage its full range of municipal services and contribute leadership for enhancing economic vitality.  Modern-day Oakley continues to embraces its small-town character and celebrate its wild-west heritage. Prospective candidates will find the community combines the best features of a family-friendly way of life with the benefits of an active interstate highway economy, good schools, and a lively spirit of civic involvement.  Responsibility for 26 FTEs, $2.9 million budget, management of all services, policy research, and recommendations to governing body. Low range of salary: $68,000. Send resume, recent salary history, and cover letter highlighting governing body’s preferred qualifications in single e-file, in confidence to recruitment advisor: mflentje@austinpeters.com. Preference to resumes received before Nov. 18. See qualifications in City Administrator Recruitment Profile on www.ks-oakley.civicplus.com

Posted Oct. 19, 2016

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Public Works Director. City of Central City currently seeks candidates for a new position of Public Works Director. The Director will assist in planning, review and oversight of daily activities and operations of electric, gas, water, sewer, streets, parks and wastewater treatment departments; will coordinate assigned activities with other City departments, consultants and outside agencies; assist in compliance with regulations associated with these departments; and provide policy, technical and administrative support to the Mayor, City Council and City Administrator.
Starting salary will be competitive and depend on experience and qualifications. City provides a highly competitive benefits package.  A City Application must be completed, and may be supplemented by a resume. Application materials will be received until position is filled.
Applications are available at City Hall, 1515 17th Street, P.O. Box 418, Central City, NE 68826 or by calling 308-946-3806.

Posted Oct. 19, 2016

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City Administrator, Waverly, NE.  (Pop 3,634) The City of Waverly, one of the fastest growing and premier cities in Nebraska, seeks an experienced, progressive minded public servant as its’ next City Administrator.  Candidates for this position will possess a Bachelor's Degree in public administration, community or economic development, business, finance or a related field and five or more years of municipal government administrative and managerial experience.  Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills.  The position includes knowledge of municipal finance and budgeting, economic development, strategic planning and personnel management.  Emphasis on professional team leadership, public relations, planning and development.  Serves as the official records clerk of the City, attends meetings, records proceedings, and custodian of public funds.   A strong commitment to and involvement in the community is required.  Salary DOQ with a minimum salary of $52,998.40 plus benefits. EOE. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Email your application (available on City website, www.citywaverly.com), resume and cover letter to:  Mayor Mike Werner at wsswerner@windstream.net

Posted Oct. 19, 2016

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Utility Superintendent. City of Curtis, Neb., is accepting applications for a Utility Superintendent. This individual will oversee and maintain all areas of the Curtis Light and Water electrical distribution system, generating plant, water and sewer departments. Duties include, but are not limited to, maintenance, repair and upgrades of all utility systems. This person must be willing to work within all city departments when needed. Requirements include a valid Nebraska driver’s license, must obtain CDL within three months of hire, and become a certified Grade 4 water operator within 6 months. Electrical and or lineman experience is preferred. Ability to work with computers, SCATA systems, and GIS mapping equipment is required. The City of Curtis will consider training an individual with the aptitude and desire to learn this position. All training and certification costs will be paid by the city. Wage is based on experience and certifications. Benefits include insurance and retirement package. Curtis has great schools, friendly people, low crime, spectacular Arrowhead Meadows Golf Course, and is situated in the heart of some of the best hunting and fishing in the Midwest. Resume and references can be mailed to: City of Curtis, P.O. Box 6, Curtis NE 69025 or emailed to curtis@curtis-ne.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The City of Curtis is an EOE. Contact Doug Schultz 308-367-4122  or curtis@curtis-ne.com with questions.

Posted Oct. 14, 2016

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City Manager. Ogallala, NE (4,737). Salary: $86.5 - $123K DOQ. ICMA (CM) recognized in 1963; 6 managers since 1990. Last manager served 2 ½ years. 5-member council. 41-FTE’s and 40-PTE’s. Located 3 hours from Denver and 5 hours from Omaha on Interstate 80. Excellent quality of life with abundant recreational opportunities near Nebraska’s largest lake, McConaughy. Performs high-level administrative, technical and professional work in directing and supervising the administration of city government and works under the broad policy guidance of the City Council. Ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of modern policies and practices of public administration; working knowledge of municipal finance, human resources, public works, public safety, community development; preparing and administering municipal budgets; and, planning, directing and administering municipal programs.  Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials and the public; ability to efficiently and effectively administer a municipal government. Require graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in public administration, political science, business management or a closely related field, and five (5) year of experience as a municipal administrator; or, any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis. Resume with a cover letter may be submitted to: Jane Skinner, City Clerk, at 411 East 2nd Street, Ogallala, NE, 69153; or electronically at jane.skinner@ogallala-ne.gov. The position will remain open until filled.

Posted Oct. 12, 2016

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City Administrator. With a current population of 22,533, Columbus, NE is growing due in part to its outstanding quality of life, and strong diversified industrial base. Columbus, NE is well located, about 1½ hours drive time from Lincoln and Omaha, NE.
The City operates under the Mayor/City-Council form of government. The City Council (consisting of eight members), and the Mayor, are elected for staggered four-year terms. The current city Administrator has served for 11 years.
The city has an annual budget of $103,593,000 and a five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget of $144,376,000, with 165 full-time employees. The new City Administrator will have an opportunity to develop a team of department heads that will serve the community supporting the Mayor and City Council in growing the city and community.  We currently have three structures over the UP railroad tracks underway with the potential for two more structures in the next five years.  We are preparing for a new Comprehensive Plan and housing study to move the community forward.  Our Finance Director is looking forward to installing a new finance, billing and payroll package; we are in process of designing and building a new library/cultural arts center in downtown and are in a feasibility assessment phase for new police/fire facilities.
While we are a strong, family oriented community, we are poised with these municipal projects to provide a City Administrator with growth opportunities where you can develop your leadership skills and abilities and make a significant mark in our city.
The minimum job requirements are:
1) Master’s degree in Business or Public Administration, or related field; and 2) seven years of progressively responsible local government experience; or any combination of education, training, and experience which would qualify for the position as determined by the City.
The City is looking for a skilled Administrator with experience in a growing community.
The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will be ongoing. Salary will be competitive with other cities of our size in Nebraska. Please send your resume to oglevie@columbusne.us. For additional information about this job, please contact:
Mike Oglevie, Human Resources Director
2424 14th St.
Columbus, NE 68601
402-562-4243
oglevie@columbusne.us

An EOE.

Posted Oct. 11, 2016

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Electrical Lineman Apprentice/ Journeyman. City of Neligh is accepting applications for the Electrical Department.  The job is a full time position and includes but is not limited to working with high voltage electricity, operating bucket trucks and digger derricks, trencher, dump truck, loader and backhoe.  Must have a Class B CDL or be willing to obtain within 3 months.  The City will require on call rotation and the physical ability to work for extended periods in all types of weather conditions.  Applicants must be willing to learn the operation of the electrical generation units and apparatus.  Knowledge of electric generation would be beneficial.  The City also requires the applicant to be willing to work in other departments if necessary.  Wages are dependent upon qualifications and prior experience.  The City has an excellent benefit package with health and life insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave and paid holidays. The successful applicant must pass a pre-employment drug test.  Position open until filled.  Applications may be picked up at the City office at 202 Main Street or sent electronically by emailing dana@neligh.org .  With questions call the City office at 402-887-4066. The City of Neligh is an EOE.
Posted Oct. 11, 2016

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Electrict Superintendent. City of Gering is accepting applications for the Electrical Department. This is a highly responsible supervisory position that performs technical duties for the planning, directing, and supervision of the electric department, and transmission and distribution of the electricity of the city. Position supervises a sizeable staff of skilled and semi-skilled workers performing a diversity of duties and job functions.  Superintendent is expected to make most decisions concerning general planning, operation, maintenance and repair. Major project assignments are received from City Administrator and work is reviewed through reports, conferences, and general observation rendered. Must possess a valid Nebraska Motor vehicle Operator’s License and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or be able to obtain one within 30 days of start date. Applicant must have had five years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of electric distribution facilities with at least two years having been spent in a supervisory capacity of significant responsibility. A High School diploma or GED required is required. A journey Line Technician certificate is highly desirable. Applicants are asked to attach any training and/or educational certificates they may have to their application and resume. This position is subject to DOT required pre-employment drug testing and random drug and alcohol testing. Wages are dependent upon qualifications and prior experience. City has an excellent benefit package with health and life insurance, retirement, vacation, sick, and personal leave and paid holidays. Postion open until filled. Application and details available at www.gering.org or may be picked up at city office administration building at 1025 P Street, Gering NE 69341. Application deadline is 4:30 p.m., Nov. 25, 2016. City of Gering is an EOE.

Posted Oct. 11, 2016

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Community and Economic Development Manager. Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA). MAPA is seeking a planning professional to lead the Agency’s Community and Economic Development activities. MAPA is the Council of Governments for the five-county MAPA region (Douglas, Sarpy and Washington Counties in Nebraska and Mills and Pottawattamie Counties in Iowa). MAPA assists local communities through various activities such as comprehensive and strategic plans, community and neighborhood visioning, grant writing and assistance, economic development, and regional collaboration. MAPA recently launched a Housing program that is initially focusing on owner-occupied rehabilitation.

For more information on this position, see our website www.mapacog.org

Submit resume to: Melissa K. Engel
Director of Finance and Operations
MEngel@mapacog.org

Posted Oct. 5, 2016

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Water/Wastewater Utilities Director. Fort Smith, Arkansas, is the second largest city in the state with a population of just over 87,000. The City employs over 900 staff members and has an FY2016 operating budget of $111 million. The Director supervises one Administrative Coordinator and four Deputy Directors, and indirectly supervises eight Program Managers and approximately 260 other employees within the department. Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years’ experience working with water and wastewater systems. Registered PE in Arkansas with a Class IV water license preferred or the ability to acquire each. The starting salary range for this position is up to $108,380. View complete position profile and apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches

For more information contact:
Gary Holland, Senior Vice President
Strategic Government Resources
GaryHolland@GovernmentResource.com

Posted Oct. 5, 2016

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Items of Interest to Municipalities

Gov. Ricketts announces road projects at League Annual Conference

Gov. Pete Ricketts and his distinguished guests came to the League's Annual Conference in Kearney as part of a statewide tour to unveil the Nebraska Department of Roads' new infrastructure priorities. Former Gov. Kay Orr, U.S. Sen. Deb Fisher and state Department of Roads Director Kyle Schneweis joined the Governor at the conference. All four spoke to League delegates in attendance.

Preconference Seminar: Labor Relations Update at League Annual Conference

Attorney's Jerry L. Pigsley and Kelly M. Ekeler with the law firm Woods & Aitken LLP, presented the latest updates on labor relations affecting municipalities to League delegates in attendance at the 2016 League Annual Conference on Wednesday September 21 in Kearney. Topics included New Overtime Rule, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Americans With Disabilities, and Equal Employment Opportunities.

The League of Nebraska Municipalities is a nonprofit organization of cities and villages that was established in the late 1800s to represent municipalities in the Legislature. The League’s functions include sponsoring educational seminars, publishing a magazine and newsletters, representing its member cities and villages on state advisory boards and answering technical questions. The top priority is representing its members in the legislative process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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