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Engineering Technician.
Public Works Department. City of Grand Island is looking for a qualified candidate to fill their Engineering Technician position.  This position assists with overseeing and conducting technical engineering work, including manual and computer aided drafting, surveying, engineering inspections, special studies and data collection and entry.  Three years of increasingly responsible technical engineering experience.  Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by formal training, construction technology, engineering or a related field is required.  Two year Associates Degree in drafting, construction technology, engineering or a related field is preferred.  Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license. 

Salary range: $21.26-29.98 per hour plus great benefits.  Candidates are subject to a background check and post-offer/pre-employment physical and drug screen.  For more detailed information and to apply, visit www.grand-island.com/jobs. Applications are being until 3 p.m. on July 11, 2017.  EO/AAE/M/F/D/V/G

Posted June 22, 2017


City Manager. City of Clive, Iowa, (population 17,506) http://www.cityofclive.com/ a full-service community in central Iowa is accepting applications for the position of City Manager.  Minimum hiring range starting salary of $150,000 DOQ. 
The City of Clive is one of the western suburbs of the Des Moines metro area and is conveniently located at the intersection of Interstates 80 and 35.  Throughout its rapid growth it has enjoyed strong neighborhoods that include a variety of housing, lifestyles, excellent schools, and greenbelt trail system.  Clive’s bond rating was recently upgraded by Moody’s to AAA reflecting its strong overall budget position, financial management, and healthy reserve fund.  According to the 2015 special census, the City is home to 17,506 residents that enjoy a high quality of life, exceptional services and amenities.  Clive was incorporated in 1956 and over the years has grown into a thriving community with a pro-business attitude by encouraging sustainable economic development and entrepreneurship. 

The City Manager is responsible for preparation of the budget, oversight of the daily operations, and managing the City staff.  The City has a workforce of 114 full-time plus part-time personnel.  The new City Manager will find a skilled and experienced staff that is very team oriented.  The current City Manager is retiring after 21 years in the position.
•    Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Political Science, or related field
 Five years of responsible management experience in municipal government including but not limited to:  city manager / administrator, assistant city manager / administrator, finance director, or department head
•    The successful candidate will be required to live in Clive, Iowa. 
•    E-mail cover letter, resume, references and salary history by July 17, 2017 to:
City of Clive
c/o Jack A. Lipovac
5895 Hawthorn Court
Johnston, Iowa 50131-1619
Fax 515-327-5050

Posted June 19, 2017


SD Public Assurance Alliance (SDPAA) Executive Director. The SDPAA’s Executive Director is the principal executive officer of the Pool and will act on behalf of and report to the SDPAA Board of Directors.  The Executive Director shall supervise and control the day to day operations of the Pool and shall carry out the policy of the organization as established by the Board.  These duties include providing administrative leadership, implementing and monitoring policies, marketing, financial analysis, vendor management, serving as board and member liaison, and program development.

The position is expected to be filled within a salary range of $115,000 - $175,000 annually depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.  The benefit package for the position includes group health insurance and retirement package through the South Dakota Retirement System pension benefits. 

Professional Experience and Qualifications. Qualifications for this position are normally acquired through at least ten years of experience in a leadership role for a risk management and/or insurance related organization.  A desirable, but not required, academic background and designations may include an undergraduate or graduate level degree in business or public administration, finance, risk management, insurance or a related field; credential designations obtained through one of the various insurance industry organizations are also desirable, but not required.  The successful candidate will have the experience, education and credentials that, in combination, demonstrate the abilities to successfully lead the pool. 

Contact. For a complete description of the position go to www.sdpaaonline.org

To submit your resume and references, please email:
Yvonne Taylor on behalf of the SDPAA Search Committee

Posted June 13, 2017


Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. City of Plattsmouth is accepting applications for a full-time position for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. Applications and complete job description are available at City Hall, 136 North 5th Street, Plattsmouth NE 68048 or on-line at www.plattsmouth.org.

This is a Veterans Preference position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  EOE

Posted June 13, 2017


City Administrator. City of Bridgeport is seeking applicants for Part Time/Full Time position for a City Administrator. Bridgeport is a progressive City of 1500 located in western Nebraska. Applicants should have strong skills in written and verbal communication, staff supervision, and community development. The position of City Administrator is highly visible and requires exceptional interpersonal and time management skills. The position is responsible for oversight of all operations of City government and assignment of personnel responsibilities under the direction of the Mayor and City Council. Salary negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. Resumes and applications may be mailed to City Administrator Search, PO Box 280, Bridgeport, Nebraska 69336. Resumes accepted until July 5, 2017. Job description is available on request by contacting the City Clerk at 308-262-1623, by stopping by the City Office at 809 Main Street, or by visiting http://www.cityofbport.com.

Posted June 12, 2017


Police Officer. City of Eldora, Iowa is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Prospective candidates must be able to meet all requirements prescribed by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Applicants currently certified through ILEA will not need to take the Physical
Agility or POST test. Residency required and valid driver’s license or ability to obtain. Email Cover Letter and Resume to Chief Michael Ludwigs at mludwigs@eldoraiowa.com. Position open until filled. The City of Eldora is an EOE.

Posted June 8, 2017


Director of Economic Development.
Under general supervision of the North Sioux City Economic Development Corporation the Director of Economic Development is responsible for the recruitment, retention, and expansion of businesses within the guidelines of selected businesses and industries.
•    Promote the City of North Sioux City as a community growing toward the future
•    Ability to prospect businesses, create financial packages, and complete the recruitment of new businesses
•    Be a self-starter with the ability to network within and outside the community
•    Knowledge of financial structure of a non-profit organization with some account activities involved
•    Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
•    Ability to work individually as well as in group settings
•    Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and must be able to understand English
•    Computer skills are required in Microsoft Office programs and Quickbooks, and the ability to gain knowledge on other programs specifically ACT
•    Ability to work with a board of directors and take general direction from that board
•    Must be able to handle complex tasks and work under pressure
•    Effectively market, and sell, the Flynn Business Park comprised of just under 60 acres of available space
•    Ability to work closely with Local, State, and Federal agencies and organizations including, but not limited to, The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, The South Dakota Department of Labor, The Southeast Council of Governments, The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, The Siouxland Initiative, The Dakota Valley Business Council, and US Economic Development Administration.
Please send cover letter, resume, and list of references to North Sioux Economic Development Corporation
C/O Ted Cherry, City Administrator
504 River Drive
North Sioux City, SD 57049
605-232-4276 or ted.cherry@northsiouxcity-sd.gov
Please visit northsiouxcity-sd.gov for full job description. Application materials are due by 7/19/2017.

Posted June 7, 2017


Finance Director. City of Wayne is accepting applications for the position of a full-time Finance Director. Salary range is $54,954 to $75,067, based upon qualifications and experience. Career opportunity in growing Northeast Nebraska community; home to Wayne State College. Responsible for planning and directing accounting activities within the finance department personally or through subordinate supervisors. Directs the city's financial planning and accounting practices as well as its relationship with lending institutions, and the financial community by performing said duties personally or through subordinates. Assumes all responsibilities and duties as prescribed by State Statutes, the City Council, and the City Administrator, or as conditions dictate. Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Computer literacy preferred.  Drug-free workplace. Application and job description available by writing or phoning Personnel Office 402/375-1733. Completed application, résumé, and letter of interest may be sent to Personnel Office, 306 Pearl Street, Wayne, Nebraska, 68787. Applications will be taken until position is filled. City of Wayne is an EOE.
For a full job description, see http://www.cityofwayne.org/financedirector

Posted June 7, 2017


Building Inspector II. City of Blair will be accepting applications for the position of Building Inspector II until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017. Duties will be in accordance with the job description for Building Inspector II. Requirements for this position include a High School Diploma or equivalent, a minimum of five (5) years-experience as a residential or commercial building inspector or plan reviewer, ten (10) years-experience in general or electrical construction; or a combination of post-secondary education and experience in building inspection, plan review, building construction or code enforcement. Preferred candidate would hold a State Electrical Inspection certification or the qualifications to obtain State Electrical Inspection certification within a year; certification by the International Code Council as a Residential Building Inspector and Commercial Building Inspector. Computer knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office and the ability to utilize building software program (CityView) required. Must possess a valid Nebraska Driver’s License. Salary range is $49,533.12 to $59,525.44. Application, Job Description and Salary Information may be obtained at www.blairnebraska.org/jobs.  You may also obtain information at the City of Blair, 218 S 16th St, Blair, NE 68008, (402) 426-4191 or by contacting Brenda Wheeler, City Clerk at (402) 426-6694 or brwheeler@blairnebraska.org. Electronic submission is preferred to jobs@blairnebraska.org. The City of Blair does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the employment or the provision of services.

Posted June 2, 2017


City Finance Officer. City of Beresford, SD is recruiting for the position of Finance Officer. 

The City seeks a candidate with a strong background with Governmental Accounting Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The candidate will perform a variety of complex supervisory, professional, administrative and technical accounting and finance functions in maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the city. Must possess excellent communication and people skills as well as strong leadership ability. Knowledge of municipal government operations is a plus.

Desired Minimum Qualifications – Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, business, or public administration, or a closely related field. Three to five years of progressively responsible accounting work preferably with government and fund accounting. Working knowledge of Summit Municipal Accounting Software from Data Technologies, Inc. would be helpful in this position.    

Salary range of $55,000 to $70,000 depending on experience and qualifications. An excellent benefit package is provided. Please submit letter of interest, resume, three professional references and salary history to City of Beresford: City Administrator, 101 N. 3rd St., Beresford, SD  57004. For more information and a complete job description please visit our website, www.beresfordsd.com.  Closing date is June 23, 2017.   Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted May 30, 2017


Lateral Entry Police Officer. Immediate openings for Police Officer with Civil Service testing on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Columbus Fire Station, 1459 26 Ave.

•    A Police Officer – Lateral Entry is an experienced Law Enforcement Officer, who possesses a basic law enforcement certification.  A Police Officer – Lateral Entry must successfully complete the Field Training Program. NLETC certification is required ‘at time of appointment’.
•    Salary will be dependent upon experience.  The City of Columbus offers a competitive benefit package as well as professional growth opportunities.
•    Beginning base rate of pay, excluding overtime pay, shift differential and education & quartermaster payments is approximately $40,000 a year.
•    Obtain applications from Captain Todd Thalken, Columbus Police Department, P. O. Box 1677, Columbus, Nebraska, 68602-1677 or call him 402-564-9214. Applications are also available online at www.columbusne.us Capt. Thalken must receive application forms no later than Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
•    The application process will involve employment application, testing and interviews, and intensive background investigation. Applicants must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, valid Driver's License, no conviction of a felony or misdemeanor tending to injure applicant's ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the position of Police Officer, and in good physical condition. Nebraska law enforcement certification is required.
•    This competitive testing begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes a written civil service exam, with the higher scoring candidates participating in Columbus Civil Service Commission interviews that start in the late morning. Bring DD214 for Veteran Credit.

A copy of the job description is posted on the City of Columbus NE web page in the Employment Section. Learn more about the Columbus Police Department at http://www.police.columbusne.us/employment.htm.  It is one of the most professional departments in out-state Nebraska. If you have additional questions, please contact Captain Todd Thalken at 402-564-9214.

Posted May 30, 2017


Police Chief. City of York (pop. more than 8,000) is seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Police. Former Chief served nearly 24 years.

Posted May 25, 2017


Director of Public Works. The City of Hays, KS is looking for its next innovated Director of Public Works. The Director of Public Works reports directly to the City Manager. This position is responsible for the planning, directing & coordination of operations of five divisions: Streets, Planning, Inspection, & Enforcement, Airport, Stormwater, & Solid Waste. The Director of Public Works is responsible for the long-range planning & development of the department. This position’s job duties include working closely with engineering firms, preparing & administering annual budget for all divisions, preparing Capital Improvement Program & Airport Improvement Projects, & serving as the Stormwater Superintendent for the City of Hays.
Three to five years of similar experience is required. College degree in a related field preferred. Excellent supervisory, organizational, & problem solving skills are necessary. Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong written & oral communications, & have the ability to work with the general public.  Being able to build relationships is key. Must be willing to relocate into the city limits within 6 months.
Full pay range: $62,00—$97,000 with current hiring range: $65,000—$85,000 DOE plus excellent benefits including family health insurance, paid time off, Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS) & longevity bonus. Full list of benefits can be found at www.haysusa.com.
Resumes can be emailed to egiebler@haysusa.com or mailed to Human Resources, P.O. Box 490, Hays, KS 67601. Resumes must include a minimum of 3 references, 5-year salary history & cover letter. Position open until filled. Resume review will begin June 23, 2017.
Hays, Kansas (pop. 20,500), is a university community serving as a regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, arts, & recreation for the western half of Kansas - serving a population of nearly 100,000. This excellent community is recognized among the top Kansas cities in entertainment, health, arts, culture.

Posted May 23, 2017

































































































































Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

105th Legislature adjourns sine die May 23, 2017

Lawmakers adjourned sine die May 23 on the 86th day of the 90-day session. A list of interim study resolutions appears on the Legislature's website. The League of Nebraska Municipalities will be following a number of interim studies this year. Hearings on these studies will likely begin later this summer and fall. 



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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