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Job Postings

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.

Wastewater Maintenance Worker. City of Norfolk. A Nebraska Grade 2 Wastewater Certification or higher is preferred. However, if qualified applicant does not have, applicant must obtain a minimum Nebraska Grade 2 Wastewater Certification within 2 years, at which time advancement to Operator status may be available. Must have a valid driver's license, and be able to obtain a Class "A" CDL license. Skills in electrical, mechanical, welding, and plumbing are beneficial. Will be trained to operate and perform routine maintenance on wastewater and transfer station equipment and buildings. Computer knowledge using Word and Excel are also beneficial. The scheduled work rotation includes occasional weekend work and once per month on-call time. Must reside within a 30-minute response time.

Beginning salary $2,650.00 per month. For more information and to apply: www.ci.norfolk.ne.us/humanresources or Personnel Office, 309 North 5th Street, Norfolk, through 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. EOE

Posted March 23, 2017

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Assistant Public Works Director/Engineering. City of Grand Island is looking for a qualified candidate to fill their Assistant Public Works Director/Engineering position. This position will manage the design and construction of streets, sewers, structures and other public facilities. A minimum of five years of experience in engineering is required. Supervisory experience is preferred. A bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field is required.  Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nebraska or ability to obtain through reciprocity prior to hire is required. Qualification, or ability to be qualified, as Responsible Charge individual by the Nebraska Department of Roads for Federal Aid transportation projects. Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid Nebraska driver’s license. 

Salary range: $78,570.54-$112,859.34 annually 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. Position will remain open until filled. EO/AAE/M/F/D/V/G

Posted March 21, 2017

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Wastewater Plant Chief Operator.
Public Works Department. Join the award winning Wastewater Treatment Plant team! City of Grand Island’s Wastewater Treatment Plant accepting applications for a Wastewater Plant Chief Operator.  This position performs skilled and specialized tasks in the operation and maintenance of the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant. Four years of experience equivalent to that of a Wastewater Plant Operator holding a Class IV Wastewater Operator’s certificate in the City of Grand Island. Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by additional specialized training in wastewater treatment or a related field. Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class IV Nebraska Wastewater Operator’s certificate within 6 months of hire. 

Salary range: $23.44-$32.86 hourly 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 must be submitted by 3 p.m. on May 2, 2017. EO/AAE/M/F/D/V/G

Posted March 21, 2017

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Part-Time Economic Development Director. The Creighton Economic Development Board is seeking a dynamic individual to promote the City of Creighton, Nebraska and its surrounding rural area. This individual will be responsible for: attracting new businesses; encouraging current business retention and expansion; promoting youth retention and attraction; maintaining collaborative working relationships with, among, and between various community organizations; and providing leadership to an eager volunteer group. A complete job description is available upon request.
 
Qualifications: Experience in Economic Development or related areas preferred. Strong consideration will be given to the candidate possessing leadership skills and a vision for the future of Creighton. 
Wages: Based upon qualifications. Up to 30 hours per week. Laptop provided.
Residency: Creighton or its surrounding area
How to Apply: Cover letter and resume with at least three professional references may be sent; 
by mail to:
Creighton Economic Development Board
PO Box 188
Creighton, NE 68729
or by e-mail to:
ccreigh@gpcom.net

Posted March 17, 2017

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Community and Economic Development Specialist
. Applications accepted until position filled. West Central Nebraska Development District COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST If you have initiative, work well with others, and have problem solving skills with attention to detail and are organized we would like to have you on our team. Demonstrated abilities in written, oral communication and working without supervision. Performs professional level work providing technical assistance to rural communities and economic development organizations. Travel and night meetings will be required. Requires degree in planning, economics, political science or related field or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Competitive wage with benefits. The position is in the Ogallala office and will be open until filled. Submit resume: Karl Elmshaeuser, Executive Director, West Central Nebraska Development District, P.O. Box 599, Ogallala, NE 69153 or email to karl@west-central-nebraska.com.  EOE

Posted March 17, 2017

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Utility Superintendent/Maintenance Supervisor. Village of Potter is now accepting applications for the Utility Superintendent/Maintenance Supervisor position. Must be 19 years of age or older, with a High School diploma or G.E.D., hold a valid driver’s license, be able to obtain a CDL Class B endorsement within 30 days of employment, a Grade 4 Certification Water Operators License within 6 months of employment, and pass a pre-employment drug screening. The successful applicant must establish residency within 5 miles of the Village of Potter. Duties include, but are not limited to, maintenance of streets, operation of the water and sewer system, maintenance of the parks, sanitations services, and operation of light to heavy construction/ maintenance equipment. Wages are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Benefits are included.  Applications and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information contact the Village of Potter at 308-879-4332 or 922 Sherman Street, PO Box 247, Potter, NE 69156. The Village of Potter is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

Posted March 17, 2017

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Full-time Water/Wastewater Apprentice/Operator. 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, clean-up of job sites, shoveling, raking, and assisting other departments as needed. Multiple skill levels are needed. Department of Health and Human Services certification helpful, but not required.  CDL not required, but must be able to obtain CDL within 6 months.  Willing to train the right person.  Wage dependent on qualifications and a better than average benefit package.
Applications and job description are available at the City Clerk’s located on the main floor at 314 South 10th Avenue or www.cityofbrokenbow.org. Submit application and related information to the City of Broken Bow, ATTN: City Clerk, 314 South 10th Avenue, P.O. Box 504, Broken Bow, NE 68822, or via email: clerk@cityofbrokenbow.org . Applications will be taken until the position is filled. Broken Bow is an EOE.
For more information please contact Water/Wastewater Superintendent Darren Marten at (308) 870-3421.

Posted March 13, 2017

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Activities and Community Center Coordinator.
City of Hickman Nebraska has an opening for a part time Activities & Community Center Coordinator. This position requires a minimum of a High School Diploma (or equivalent) with strong organizational skills, computer knowledge, youth activities and customer service experience. For complete job description & application requirements, please contact: koelke@hickman.ne.gov, or call 402.792.2212. E.O.E. - Open until filled.

Posted March 13, 2017

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Deputy City Clerk.
City of Hickman Nebraska has an opening for a full time Deputy City Clerk. This position requires a minimum of an Associate’s Degree with strong emphasis in bookkeeping or related years of proven & verifiable work experience.

For complete job description & application requirements, please contact: koelke@hickman.ne.gov, or call 402.792.2212. E.O.E. - Open until filled.

Posted March 13, 2017

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Police Officer. City of Wayne has an opening for a Police Officer.  Annual salary range is $39,683 to $54,883 DOE.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 years of age, and a high school graduate or equivalent. Background investigation and physical assessment will be completed before further consideration.   Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification preferred.   Contact the Wayne Police Department at 306 Pearl Street, P.O. Box 8, Wayne, NE 68787, (402) 375-2626 or police@cityofwayne.org for application information. Applications must be returned by 5 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017.  City of Wayne is an EOE/AAE.

Posted March 10, 2017

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Information Services Director. Closing Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 4pm.  Grow with Distinction as the Information Services Director for the City of Leawood, Kansas!  Applications are currently being accepted for this exciting career opportunity.  This position is responsible for the management of the Information Services division for the City and provides oversight and strategic direction for the day-to-day functions of a staff of three professionals as well as the long-term planning and goals for the division and the City as it relates to technology.  As a member of the City’s management team, the Information Services Director attends staff meetings, works with other department heads and City officials, attends ad-hoc management committees, and Governing Body meetings.

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration, public administration or similar area of study with eight years of experience required.  Master’s degree in computer science, business administration, public administration or similar area of study with ten years or more of progressive experience preferred.  At least five years of supervisory experience is required.

The City of Leawood offers a competitive pay and benefits structure. The salary range for the Information Services Director position is $100,000 - $175,000, with a starting range from $100,000 - $125,000, annually. 

Leawood, Kansas, a suburban community in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, is located in Johnson County, approximately 10 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The City is bordered on three sides by the cities of Overland Park and Prairie Village, Kansas and on the fourth by Kansas City, Missouri. Leawood is widely recognized as a desirable community in which to live and work and is continuing to design an exciting future City with a prospering business climate.

Applicants will be required to submit an online employment application along with a resume and cover letter at https://ks-leawood.civicplushrms.com/careers/. 

Posted March 7, 2017

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Electric Journey Line Worker. Alliance, NE (8,500) City of Alliance is accepting applications for the position of full-time Electric Journey Line Worker with a pay range of $25.49 - $28.97 per hour DOQ. This individual will perform skilled line work in the operation, construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electric urban and rural distribution and transmission systems. The City is offering a hiring bonus of $3,000 after the successful completion of probation and relocation reimbursement up to $2,000. The position includes an excellent benefit package including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.

The City of Alliance Electric System includes 115 miles city and 200 miles of rural overhead and underground lines with a service area of over 150 square miles, which includes 10 miles of trans and sub-trans lines. The system operates with a transmission substation (115 KV) and three distribution substations (7.2/12.5 KV). The Department services approximately 5,000 customers, over 1,700 street lights, 220 irrigation wells and operates out the Public Works Facility, which was constructed in 2002. The Department maintains ten vehicles including a 60 foot and two 50-foot bucket trucks.

Applications with resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. A complete job description and application is available at www.cityofalliance.net.

March 6, 2017

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City Administrator. City Administrator, Wayne, NE (pop. 5,663). Located in NE Nebraska and home to Wayne State College. Reports to an 8 member Council (4 year terms from wards) and a Mayor (4 year term). Responsible for General Fund Budget of $6.233 million, with a total operating budget of $34.677 million and 42 full-time employees in finance, administration, police, public works, building/zoning, technology, utilities (including electric generation and distribution), recreation, library and senior center. The City also has a Community Redevelopment Authority, volunteer fire department and a municipal airport which is under the jurisdiction of an airport authority. Requires B.A. degree (advanced degree preferred) and minimum of 7 years experience in a responsible municipal management position. Desirable experience includes: utilities management, economic development, finance/budget, urban planning, team building, and staff development. Salary range $83,200 to $106,160, depending upon qualifications and experience. Position Details. Apply by April 15, 2017, to Ken Chamberlain, Mayor, 306 Pearl Street, Wayne, NE 68787. Phone: 402-375-1733; Fax: 402-375-4712; Email: kchamberlain@cityofwayne.org .

Posted March 1, 2017

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Safety Training Compliance Coordinator. Full-time position. Responsible for the planning, development, and coordination of employee safety and training programs, in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies; and development of written programs and policies for cities and utilities for their compliance with safety regulations. Training in industrial safety, first aid, and accident prevention and/or direct experience with gas, water, electric utility, and telecommunications operations and practices; and knowledge of computer software required. Applications accepted until position is filled. For more details go to www.nwicc.edu. Click on “Alumni & Community” and then “NCC Job Postings”.  Or, contact Human Resources Office, Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, Iowa, 712-324-5061.  AAEOE

Posted March 1, 2017

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Utilities Technician. Burdick Utilities Department. City of Grand Island is looking for a qualified candidate to fill their Utility Technician- Burdick position. This position performs a variety of chemical and other analyses relevant to a gas or coal-fired power plant and the City’s potable water production operation. Two years of general experience involving laboratory analysis or work in a closely related field. Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in chemistry or a related field.  Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Grade 1 Water Supply Operator’s license within 24 months of hire. Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate driver’s license. Residency is required within six months of date of hire.     
Salary range: $27.72-$38.99 hourly 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 must be submitted by 3 p.m. on March 20, 2017.  EO/AAE/M/F/D/V/G

Posted March 1, 2017

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Budget Officer. City of Lincoln, Nebraska. Salary:  $80,512 - $134,817  

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Current Searches." For questions, call 206-368-0050.

The City of Lincoln operates under the Mayor-Council form of government and employs 2,127 FTEs, and has a total operating budget of $356,949,040 for 2017-2018. The Finance Department is composed of seven divisions, including Administration, Budget, Accounting, City Clerk, City Treasurer, Purchasing, and Information Services, employs 72 FTEs, and has a 2017-2018 budget of $10,902,574.

The Budget Division includes four staff, including the Budget Officer, two Budget Analysts and a Grant Administrator. Under the direction of the Finance Director, the Budget Officer directs and coordinates the activities of the Budget Division. Responsibilities include conducting and implementation of research findings which would lower costs and increase the effectiveness of city operations. The Budget Officer accomplishes this task by coordinating the construction and administration of the biennial city budget, and managerial, administrative, and program analysis in order to ensure the most economical and efficient use of all resources available.

A bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration, Public Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field is required, plus extensive experience in public budget, management, administrative and program analysis, as well as finance, accounting and fiscal operations in a responsible supervisory capacity. Candidates may possess any combination of relevant education and experience that demonstrates their ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

First review: March 26, 2017 (open until filled).

Posted Feb. 21, 2017

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Line Worker. City of Mitchell is accepting applications for the position of Line Worker until the position is filled. This position is responsible for maintaining the cities electrical system.  The successful applicant must establish residency within a fifteen minute response time.  Applications and complete job descriptions, are available at the City Offices, 1280 Center Avenue, Mitchell, NE 69357, 308-623-1616, orcityadmin@mitchellcity.net .  AAA/EEO

Posted Feb. 17, 2017

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Electric Journey Line Worker. City of Gering is accepting applications for the position of full-time Electric Journey Line Worker. This individual will perform skilled line work in the operation, construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission systems. The city also will accept applications for Electric Apprentice Line Worker, using the City of Gering’s Apprenticeship Program. Applications with resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Specific duties, responsibilities and desired qualifications are available with the application form. Apply at the City of Gering, 1025 P St., Gering, NE 69341 or at www.gering.org. Applicants are asked to include any training and/or educational certificates they may have to their application. Application deadline is 4:30 p.m., March 31, 2017.

Posted Feb. 7, 2017

 

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Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

105th Legislature convenes Jan. 4, 2017

Congratulations to the newly elected and reelected state Senators who were sworn into office this week as the 105th Legislature convened. Lawmakers elected Norfolk Sen. Jim Scheer as Speaker of the Legislature. They also elected committee chairpersons. The League will monitor several hundred bills this year and keep you apprised of legislative action as the session progresses.



 

 

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