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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.

Assistant Director of Finance.

The City of Hutchinson intends to hire a candidate that possesses the knowledge, background, and leadership ability to become the new Finance Director in less than 24 months.
Duties include projecting cash needs, conducting cash management, overseeing internal controls, working with external auditors, managing the City's investment portfolio, enhancing banking relations, performing financial studies, providing staff assistance, participating in budget preparation, and financial statement analysis. Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting/finance, 5+ years of government or corporate planning and reporting experience, and supervisory experience required. Apply online at hutchinsonjobs.hyrell.com.

Posted July 28, 2015

Full-time Water/Wastewater Construction Position.
City of Broken Bow Water/Wastewater Department is accepting applications for full-time employment.
This position involves but not limited to construction of new water and sewer mains, tapping services, moving, clean-up of job sites, shoveling, raking, etc. Multiple skill levels are needed. Competitive Wages and Benefit Package. Applications are available at the Administration Office located on the second floor at 314 South 10th Avenue or www.cityofbrokenbow.org. Submit application and related information to the City of Broken Bow, ATTN: Administrative Assistant, P.O. Box 504, Broken Bow, NE 68822, or via email at aneben@cityofbrokenbow.org. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 7, 2015 no later than 5:00 P.M. Broken Bow is an EOE. For more information please contact Water/Wastewater Superintendent Darren Marten at (308) 870-3421.

Posted July 24, 2015

Economic Development Director. The Custer Economic Development Company Board, a privately funded economic development organization, seeks an Executive Director of Economic Development who will be responsible to coordinate all activities, programs and operations of the Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) in an efficient and effective manner. The President will be responsible to carry out a variety of activities focused on the retention and expansion of existing businesses, attracting new businesses and creating jobs while preserving the quality of life in Custer County, Nebraska.

Custer County and the community of Broken Bow, located at the heart of Central Nebraska, boasts friendly, hard-working people, progressive businesses and a tradition of community spirit.  It has a distinct Main Street America aura, progressive and picture perfect.

The ideal candidate will be a leader with management skills and the ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships at all levels, possess excellent listening and communication skills (both verbal and written) and the  ability to maintain confidentiality.  The candidate should excel in public presentations skills, carry out effective and timely follow-up on required efforts with business contacts and opportunities and have proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs.  Must be self-motivated and have excellent organizational and time management skills.  Grant writing skills would be beneficial.

Completion of a bachelor’s degree, advanced education, training and completion of professional economic development trainings preferred, although a combination of education and experience will be considered; will be required to travel and work a varying schedule, including nights and weekends. This is a full-time salaried position. Compensation based on experience and skills. Benefit package is provided. Candidate required to establish residency in Custer County within three months of employment and have a valid driver’s license. 

For complete job description, contact: Stuart L. Fox, Chairman, Custer Economic Development Corporation, P.O. Box 2, Broken Bow, NE  68822, stuartf@nesb.net  308.870.5012  www.custercountyne.comTo apply, submit cover letter, resume and at least three professional references to the above contact information. Position will be open until filled.

Posted July 24, 2015

Executive Director. The Cambridge Economic Development Corporation is seeking an Executive Director. Candidate should have a strong background in economic and community development, must be detail oriented and thorough in a multi-task environment. The position requires the ability to work independently and report to a board of directors. Strong communication skills are a must. Candidate must be a quick learner, comfortable with computer technology, and proficient in MS Office and email. Wage is based on experience and qualifications, 30 hours per week with benefits. The position has the opportunity to have full time pay with additional duties as the City Deputy Clerk. Send resume to: City of Cambridge, Attn: Economic Development, 722 Patterson Ave., PO Box Q, Cambridge, NE 69022 or email EDOpening@swnebr.net. Equal Opportunity Employer.  Full description available online at www.cambridgene.org

Posted July 23, 2015

Police Officer I. Seward, NE (pop 7,043) located just west of Lincoln, Nebraska=s State Capital on the I-80 corridor, Nebraska=s Official 4th of July City, the Seward County Seat, Progressive Business District and home to Concordia University. City of Seward is accepting applications to create an eligibility list for POLICE OFFICER I. Currently, the City has one opening for a Police Officer I. The ideal applicant must have a strong work ethic and values to enforce all State statutes, City ordinances and Federal statutes; and maintain law and order within the City of Seward. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire; a U.S. Citizen;  graduate of high school or GED equivalent; have the ability to successfully enter and complete the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center basic recruit Academy http://www.nletc.state.ne.us/training_programs.html within the prescribed period of time, or any equivalent combination of training and experience; possess valid driver=s license, pass vision and physical exam, and background. Current salary range is: $16.99-$22.81/hour.

Application and job announcement available at City Hall, 537 Main St., P. O. Box 38; Seward NE 68434-0038 (402-643-2928) and at City=s website: http://CityofSewardNE.com/jobs.htm.  Reasonable accommodations available for persons needing assistance in completing application and should be made at time of application. 

Qualified Applicants will submit the application by 4 p.m., Friday, August 14, 2015 to Civil Service Secretary Bonnie Otte, 537 Main St., P.O. Box 38, Seward, NE 68434-0038. The City of Seward is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted July 22, 2015

Lineworker. City of David City, Nebraska, is currently accepting applications for the position of Lineworker 1 or Apprentice Lineman. Examples of work:  Participates in construction, installation, maintenance and repair of electrical distribution lines; sets poles, strings wire and hangs or installs transformers, lightning arresters, cutouts, cross arms and insulators and related components; performs lineman tasks in constructing 2,400 to 13,800 volt lines; and stand a regularly scheduled standby watch. Must have a valid Nebraska CDL driver’s license. Wages are determined by employee pay scale. Full benefits within six months of hire date. Application and job description forms may be obtained from the City Office at 557 N. 4th Street, P.O. Box 191, David City, NE  68632 Phone: 402-367-3135. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posted July 20, 2015

City Administrator. City of Mitchell (pop. 1700) is accepting applications for the position of City Administrator.  City Administrator reports to Mayor and City Council, and oversees all departments and phases of municipal government. Successful candidate must possess good written and verbal communications skills as well as good organizational and interpersonal skills.  Minimum qualifications for office include:  Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field and minimum of one year of experience in government or related field. These basic requirements may be waived in favor of comparable experience at the sole discretion of Mayor and Council.  Salary negotiated based on qualifications and experience. 
Resume, references and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information contact Sharon Miller at 1280 Center Avenue, Mitchell, Ne  69357. cityclerk@mitchellcity.net (308) 623-1523.

July 13, 2015

Economic Development Director / Assistant to the City Administrator. City of Kimball, Nebraska (Pop. 2,496).  Seeking a dynamic and capable individual for the position of Economic Development Director/Assistant to the City Administrator. Position is a fundamental member of a team committed to moving Kimball forward by infusing the community with new jobs, diversifying the local economy, stimulating residential and commercial development and maintaining the community’s values and quality of life.  For a complete job description please visit www.kimballne.org/jobs.  Submit a cover letter, resume, and completed city application to DOrtiz@kimballne.org or mail to City of Kimball, Attn: City Administrator, 223 S Chestnut St, Kimball, NE 69145.  Salary:  DOQ.  Open until filled.  EOE

Posted July 10, 2015

Maintenance Position. Village of Cody, NE is accepting applications for a full-time maintenance position to oversee the Village’s maintenance needs. Duties include oversight of water and wastewater system, streets, equipment care, weekly trash pick-up and disposal, upkeep of village public areas (park, ball field, arena) and some seasonal requirements (Christmas decorating, 4th of July, etc.). The successful applicant must be able to obtain a grade 4 water license (we will provide training to right applicant if not licensed at hiring). A valid Nebraska driver’s license is a must and a CDL will be required if hired. Wage is commensurate with experience. Benefits include a monthly stipend towards health care and an automatic deposit into your retirement portfolio.  North central Nebraska is a great place to live for the outdoorsman.  We are a small town of about 150 population located in the Sandhills of Cherry County. The high school and middle school are located in Cody and the grade school is located nearby;  together they form the Cody Kilgore Unified Schools and are rated among the best in small schools.  (Our high school graduation rate is 100% and many of our students qualify for full to partial college scholarships.) We have a grocery, restaurant, banking, post office, fuel, repair & service shops as well as other services that are available.  We are situated about half-way in-between Valentine and Gordon on Highway 20. Applications are available by calling the clerk at 402-823-4082 or writing to Village of Cody, PO Box 118, Cody, NE or one can be downloaded from www.villageofcody.com  and then mailed to that  address. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. EOE

Posted June 26, 2015

Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) Director. The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is a regional government focused on planning for all modes of transportation and funding for transportation projects. Member jurisdictions include 25 units of government in Sedgwick County, and portions of Sumner and Butler counties in South Central Kansas.  The board seeks Director with vision, leadership and transportation expertise to grow the agency for benefit of its communities and the region. Position has responsibilities for hiring/termination of  eight employees, $1.2 million operating budget, staff support to board, and oversight of planning programs, including allocating $12 million annually for regional projects.  Low range of salary is $95,000. Cover letter with resume, salary history in one e-file, to recruitment advisor: mflentje@austinpeters.com. Preference to resumes received by July 27. Qualifications and other information can be found at the following web link: http://www.wampo.org/People/Pages/Jobs.aspx

Posted June 25, 2015

Electric Lineworker. City of Stromsburg is accepting applications for a full-time electric lineman to work under the direction of the public works director/city supervisor. Successful applicant should have prior experience or formal training in the electrical field; will be required to hold all required certifications; have knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations; hold a valid driver’s license; and pass a drug test.  Basic computer skills helpful.  The duties include but are not limited to operating the city electric system, filing necessary reports for the electric department, assist other city departments including snow removal, operating large equipment, meter readings, and other duties when necessary. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefit package includes very competitive insurance, vacation and retirement package.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and may apply at the Stromsburg City Office, 122 East 3rd Street. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information contact Lenard Schaefer, Public Works Director/City Supervisor, at 402-764-2561. lenardcityofstromsburg@windstream.net

Posted June 23, 2015

Chief of Police. City of Randolph is looking for a Chief of Police.  Must have Nebraska Certification. Benefits include health insurance or stipend, vacation, holiday, and sick pay plus retirement match.  Salary based on qualifications. Send resume to City of Randolph, P O Box 457, Randolph, NE 68771. Position is open until filled. City of Randolph is an EOE.

Posted June 23, 2015

City Manager. City of Gordon, NE (pop. 1,612) is accepting applications for the position of City Manager. Gordon has been a Council-City Manager form of government since 1950. The City Manager reports to the City Council and oversees all departments and phases of municipal government. Successful candidate must possess good written and verbal communication skills, as well as good organizational and interpersonal skills. Applicant needs to be highly motivated with a great work ethic. Minimum qualifications for office include: Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or related field and minimum of one year experience in government or related private field. These basic requirements may be waived in favor of comparable experience, and are at the sole discretion of the City Council. This is a full-time exempt position with full benefits. Salary negotiated based on qualifications and experience.

The City of Gordon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position remains open until filled. Send resume, 3 references, and transcripts to City Manager Search, City of Gordon, PO Box 310, Gordon, NE 69343 or you may email the requested documents to gordon@gpcom.net. Phone: 308-282-0837. 

If you are looking for a small, friendly, progressive community to raise your family - one with a great school system, excellent hunting and fishing opportunities, beautiful 9 hole grass/green golf course, challenges and opportunities - we're just what you're looking for! City of Gordon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted June 16, 2015

Village Clerk.  Village of Morrill, Nebraska is accepting applications for the full-time position of Village Clerk-Treasurer.  Responsible for attending and preparing meetings of the Board of Trustees, keeping correct journals of proceedings, managing all permits, licenses, and occupation taxes, managing all accounts of the Village, preparing treasurer’s reports, processing payroll and tax obligations, preparing annual budgets, acting as the purchasing agent for the Village, approving work orders, and supervising and directing employees.  Must have strong communication, time-management, and leadership skills, with experience or training in accounting and personnel management.  Computer literacy required and similar work experience preferred.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Must be able to be bonded.  Send completed resume, letter of interest, and three reference letters to the Village of Morrill, P.O. Box 305, 118 Center Avenue, Morrill, NE 69358.  Applications taken until the position is filled.  The Village of Morrill is an EOE.

Posted June 11, 2015

Public Works Director. Description: Professional Engineering position as Public Works Director for the City of Columbus Nebraska. Will oversee the design, construction and maintenance of public works projects and supervision of the operations of Streets, Water and Sewer Maintenance, Waste Treatment and Solid Waste Management. 
Prefer candidate with a Professional Engineer license. Will consider a candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field and having the ability to become Nebraska licensed as a Professional Engineer.
Our energetic Midwestern community of 22,000 has more industry per capita than any other city in Nebraska. Go to www.columbusne.us to learn more about our community and to review the complete job description.
Build on your career experience by coming to Columbus Nebraska. Salary scale is $80,508  to $112,740, plus a very competitive benefit program.
Apply to City of Columbus, Mike Oglevie H.R. Dir. 2424 14 ST. Columbus NE 68601, Fax 402-563-1380, Email oglevie@columbusne.us.

Posted June 8, 2015

Finance Director/City Treasurer. City of Grand Island is seeking a highly capable Finance Director/City Treasurer committed to carrying out the mission and vision as set forth by the Mayor and City Council.  Solid understanding of fiscal operations of a public entity, the ability to lead the Finance Department, and manage City finances are essential qualifications for this position.
The ideal candidate possesses a comprehensive knowledge of general and municipal governmental GAAP and GASB accounting principles and procedures.  Extensive knowledge of municipal budgeting and fiscal management, and ability to apply such knowledge is preferred. Successful candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration or related field.  Candidates will have increasingly responsible experience in accounting and finance including administrative and supervisory responsibility.

The salary range is $81,928 - $122,805 annually commensurate with experience and qualifications plus excellent fringe benefits. For additional information on this outstanding opportunity and to apply, please visit the City of Grand Island website at www.grand-island.com/jobs. EOE 

Posted June 3, 2015

Utilities Superintendent. Village of Pender (pop. 1,002)  located in Northeast corner of Nebraska is seeking to fill position of Superintendent of Utilities.  Pender is progressive community located approximately 40 minutes Southwest of Sioux City, Iowa, approximately 45 minutes east of Norfolk, NE and 90 minutes North of Omaha. Pender is the County seat for Thurston County, Nebraska.
Village of Pender is looking for someone who has a broad range of Utility experience to become the Superintendent of Utilities. Preferred candidate would have at least five years or more previous experience as a superintendent or supervisor relating to the construction, repair, maintenance and operation of the following utility departments:
1. Electric Generation, Transmission and Distribution system
2. Water Treatment Plant and Water Distribution
3. Sewer Treatment Plant and Sewer Line Maintenance
4. Natural Gas Operations
5. Street and Various Other Departments.
Applicant should demonstrate experience with overseeing personnel, time management, and work flow of the various Village departments. Applicant must be able to file mandatory reports, learn and understand budget. In addition to at least five years of previous electrical experience, candidate should either have or demonstrate the ability to obtain the necessary licenses, certificates or qualifications to operate the Water, Sewer and Natural gas departments.
The applicant  must live within the mandatory response area. Interested persons may obtain an application at the Village Office at 416 Main Street, Pender, Nebraska, 68047.  Or for further information contact Franklin Fendrick, at 402-385-3121 or 402-922-0999, or pendervillage@abbnebraska.com. EOE.
Position is open until filed.

Posted May 27, 2015

City Administrator. Jetmore (pop. 879; $3.4 million budget; 6 FTE’s), is a friendly, tight-knit community located 25 miles north of Dodge City, KS. The City is looking for a leader with strong personnel management skills, a bachelor’s degree and some local government experience. Salary $50K-$60K DOQ. Send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to LEAPS-Jetmore@lkm.org or LEAPS-Jetmore, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS, 66603. EOE. Open until filled. Application review begins July 6.

Posted May 21, 2015


























Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

A historic session that included repealing the death penalty, increasing the gas tax for infrastructure projects and passing a bill to allow young immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses ended a day early when lawmakers adjourned sine die May 29.

During the interim, or the months between regular legislative sessions, lawmakers will, among many things, consider interim study resolutions or proposals for the study of issues after the Legislature adjourns its regular session. Interim study hearings usually are held in late summer or early fall and a weekly notice of these hearings, which is available online at www.nebraskalegislature.gov, is produced by the Clerk of the Legislature’s office.

The 2015 Interim Study Resolutions will cover several issues of interest to municipal officials, including: the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act; economic development tools for municipalities; pensions provided for firefighters from cities of the first class; use of body cameras for state and local law enforcement; tax increment financing; the statutory relationship between cities of the second class and villages and the public libraries within their jurisdictions; and, a comprehensive study of Nebraska’s state and local roads system.

The 2016 Legislature begins Jan. 6 and will be the second session of the 104th Legislature. This will be a 60-day session, which means it will probably end in April.