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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.

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

Water & Sewer Superintendent. City of Pierce seeks full-time Water & Sewer Superintendent. Under administrative direction, the successful applicant will perform technical and supervisory work directing the activities of water production and distribution, and the sewage collection system. The position also involves various responsibilities with other departments of the City.  The position requires the operation of light and heavy equipment, and occasional heavy lifting. Must have or be able to obtain a Nebraska Grade 4 Water Operator’s License, lagoon system operator’s license, and a Commercial Driver’s License.  Minimum requirements include high school diploma, able to speak and read English fluently, and capable of climbing into and out of holes over the applicant’s head. The City of Pierce has an excellent benefit package. Application deadline is June 5 at 5 p.m.  You can apply at the City Administrator’s Office, 106 S. 1st Street, Pierce, NE 68767. If you have any questions, please call (402) 329-4164. EOE    

Posted May 18, 2015 

City Planner. Norfolk (Pop. 24,000).Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the operations of City planning including community development, zoning, subdivisions, annexations, and growth management.  Monthly salary range - $4,174 to $5,816.  Excellent fringe benefit package.  For more information contact Sheila Schukei, Human Resources Director, at (402) 844-2010 or online at www.ci.norfolk.ne.us .  Please include college transcript.  Open until filled.  First review of applications to begin May 29. City of Norfolk does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. An EOE.

Posted May 11, 2015

Police Officer. City of Nebraska City has an open police officer position. Applications are being taken through June 6th, 2015. The Civil Service test date is June 27th, 2015.
Applications are available from:
City Clerks Office
1409-Central Avenue
Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410
Or on line at Nebraskacityne.gov

Please include a cover letter and resume with your application. An EOE.

Posted May 11, 2015

Account Clerk III. ACCOUNTABILITY:  Under the direction of the Assistant Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer/Budget & Human Resource Director.

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for processing check writing and related duties; responsible for recording and managing inventory records, tags and depreciation; processing daily reconciliation duties; daily monitoring and trouble shooting of the automated meter reading (AMR) system along with the preparation and maintenance of the utility billing records and related duties; preparation and maintenance of the fund accounting records and monthly reports; bi-weekly payroll processing and related reports.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Responsible for bi-weekly claim/check writing and related duties; preparation and maintenance of accounting records, monthly reports and payroll including all reports for taxes, insurance, deductions and end of the year reports;  Utility billing duties which include monitoring, processing and trouble-shooting the automated meter reading (AMR) system and working with the Electric and Water/Wastewater Department personnel in this process;  preparation, distribution and maintenance of utility bills; exercises judgment concerning issues related to utility billing including the AMR system, rates and enforcement of City Codes with overview/approval of the Administrator Assistant/Clerk-Treasurer; records, updates and oversees inventory processing and depreciation reports for all departments;  reviews recommendations related to utility rate amendments; operates the computer, typewriter, calculator, base radio, cash register, fax and copy machine in daily activities.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   Waits counter trade and answers telephone calls; assists Department Heads with questions regarding accounting records, and reports; bank reconciliation duties; maintenance of employee benefit records; performs other related duties as directed.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:  Knowledge of basic and computerized accounting principles; good communication skills required to effectively communicate on a daily basis with City employees and the public; ability to type from copy at a rate of 40 wpm; ability to work overtime hours if necessary; ability to attend training sessions and/or conferences in town or out of town; ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Post High School education or equivalent and two to three years of experience with various computer programs and functions; two years of experience with bookkeeping or accounting work, or any equivalent combination of experience or training. Prefer knowledge in GFOA accounting principles.

$15.56-$19.90/hr, full benefits. Full job description and application available at: CityofSewardNE.com or City of Seward, PO Box 38, 537 Main Street, Seward, NE 68434. Applications due by 4 p.m. May 18, 2015. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted May 5, 2015

Water/Wastewater Facility Maintenance Supervisor. Under the direction of the Water/Wastewater Director. This is skilled supervisory work directing a crew of journey level skilled and semi-skilled workers engaged in the repair and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment related to a water pollution control plant or a water production and treatment system.  Employees of this class are required to direct the work of others in a variety of operations and must act as supervisor and participate in various areas of work.   Work involves responsibility for the repair and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment such as pumps, valves, blowers, and other equipment related to a water pollution control plant or a water production and treatment system.  An employee in this classification may act as the Superintendent in their absence.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Post high school or equivalent education and experience at the skilled level in the repair and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment plus some supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the desirable skill, knowledge, and abilities. Possession of a valid Nebraska driver's license and CDL License with tanker endorsement or ability to obtain CDL within 6 months of hire.  May also be required to obtain and maintain a Grade 6 Backflow Technician certification. Prefer  Grade II Water Operator’s certificate or a Grade III Wastewater Operator’s certificate or higher.

Full time $21.57-$28.81/hr, full benefits. Application and full job description available at: CityofSewardNE.com or City of Seward, PO Box 38, 537 Main Street, Seward, NE. Applications due by 4 p.m. May 18, 2015. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted May 5, 2015

City Administrator. Award-winning, innovative community seeks city administrator to advance vision of environmentally progressive "new" small town in rural America. Sustainability values guide rebuilding after 2007, EF 5 tornado destroyed the town. "Green" pioneer spirit, lively civic associations, stunning new public facilities, active cultural arts have combined to recreate rewarding community to live and work. $1 million annual operating budget; 16 full-time employees. Position has responsibilities for finance, purchasing, employee supervision, policy recommendations. Low range of base salary $60,000. Application letter with resume, salary history in one e-file, in confidence to recruitment advisor: Marla Flentje, mflentje@austinpeters.com. Preference to resumes received before May 25. Finalists subject to disclosure. See Administrator Recruitment Profile for qualifications at www.greensburgks.org/government.

Posted May 4, 2015

Recreation Services Director. The City of Wayne is accepting applications for the position of a full-time Recreation Services Director.  Salary range is $32,000 to $52,000, based upon qualifications and experience. Career opportunity in growing Northeast Nebraska community; home to Wayne State College.  Responsible for overall leadership and direction of the Recreation and Leisure Services Programs, utilizing the Community Activity Center and other recreation areas or facilities in the community.  Bachelor’s Degree in recreation-leisure services, physical education, public administration, or related field preferred.  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 Tuesday, June 2nd, 5:00 p.m.  City of Wayne is an EOE.

Posted April 29, 2015

Police Officer. City of Bridgeport, Nebraska seeks a qualified applicant for the position of a full-time Police Officer. Applicants with current law enforcement certification are preferred, but certification is not mandatory for the position. Applicants must be at least 21 years old; a United States Citizen; never been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanors; have good moral character; possess a valid driver’s license and a high school diploma or GED (four years of experience may substitute for the high school diploma or GED). A signing bonus is available depending upon qualifications. Position description, benefits, salary information, and an application are available at City Hall (809 Main Street), online at http://www.cityofbport.com, or by calling the City Administrator at 308-262-1623. Applications are due by May 21, 2015. The City of Bridgeport is an EOE.


Posted April 27, 2015


Street Superintendent. City of Hastings, Nebraska (pop. 25,000) invites qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements to apply for the position of Street Superintendent.  This position will assist the Director of Public Works/City Engineer in the provisions of street maintenance operations and services.  The superintendent provides direction and oversight to assure the necessary maintenance of city streets, right-of-way, sewer storm drains, curbs and sidewalks is performed.

Minimum Qualifications:  high school diploma or GED required plus six years of relevant experience in street maintenance or highway/heavy construction field including three years of supervisory experience.  Bachelor’s degree in construction management, construction, civil engineering or related field preferred. 

Successful candidate must:
• Obtain and maintain Street Superintendent license from the State of Nebraska,
• Possess a valid driver’s license (CDL may be required), and
• Pass a pre-employment physical capacity profile including drug screen.

Please visit the City of Hastings’ website at www.cityofhastings.org for additional information on the position.  Salary range for Street Superintendent is $51,480 - $71,874 per year in addition to an excellent benefit package. Position open until filled. Review of applications to begin 6/5/15.  Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and three references to::
Kim Still, Human Resources
City of Hastings
PO Box 1085
Hastings, NE 68902-1085
Or e-mail kstill@cityofhastings.org
Telephone 402-461-2313

The City of Hastings participates in the E-verify system.  Position is subject to veteran’s preference.  EOE/M/F/D/V

Posted April 23, 2015

Economic Development Manager & Ralston Community Fund Administrator. The City of Ralston is accepting applications for an Economic Development Manager / Ralston Community Fund Administrator. Application & complete job description available at Ralston City Hall, 5500 South 77th Street, Ralston, NE  68127, or www.cityofralston.com. Closing date is April 24. EOE. 

Posted April 17, 2015

City Human Resources Director. City of Gering, NE. Human Resources Director. Grade 21; salary range $48,880 - $63,024 plus benefits. Full-service city with 109 full-time employees and 55 seasonal positions.  Desired Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in human resources, public administration, business management of a closely related field, and five (5) years experience in a human resources capacity.  For a complete list of Necessary knowledge, skills and abilities a full job description and application can be obtained on the City of Gering website, www.gering.org.  Return applications, resume and references in an envelope marked “City Human Resources Director” to Human Resources, 1025 P Street, Gering, NE 69341. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on April 23, 2015 in order to be considered in the initial review process. EOE

Posted April 2, 2015

City Administrator-Economic Development Director. Hickman, NE (pop 1,850) is the fastest growing city in southeast Nebraska, located just 10 minutes from Lincoln, Nebraska’s State Capital, and Lancaster County Seat. Hickman has two State Lake Recreation areas near its borders, Wagontrain and Stagecoach. Hickman has grown quickly into a progressive community of nearly 2,000 residents. Modified population projection analysis indicates an estimated 5,177 residents by 2020. City has Mayor/Council form of government, six members and mayor elected at large. City is an I.C.M.A. recognized community and is the largest city within the award winning Norris School District #160. City Administrator/Economic Development Director supervises 9 full-time employees and reports directly to the mayor. This outstanding career opportunity is due to the advancement of the former city administrator who served for 3.5 years as the city’s second administrator. In preparation of continued growth, Hickman has constructed a new Water Treatment Plant, Municipal Wells, renovated Waste Water Treatment Facility, park improvements, ever expanding trail system and the adoption of a 1.5% local option sales tax. Current projects include the construction of an 18,500 sq. ft. Community Center, Railroad Quiet Zone, park expansion, utility upgrades, commercial business development and two additional residential subdivisions. These community and regional quality of life projects have been achieved due to the exceptional cooperation and joint operating partnerships among Lancaster County, service organizations, Norris School District, state government, federal government and area residents of Hickman. Starting salary $52,000 to $75,000 (DOQ) plus full benefit package which includes but is not limited to health insurance, dental insurance life insurance, city employee pension, vacation, sick leave, and, holidays. The City of Hickman is an EOE. Qualified candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, or related field and a minimum of 4 years municipal government experience as a city administrator, assistant city administrator, or similar executive level position. Position is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all city departments, including economic development, grant writing, master planning, public works, utilities, parks and recreation and personnel. Ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic, values and skills in grant obtainment, governing body and citizen communication techniques. Experience in strategic planning, personnel management, business and economic development, capital improvement programming, tax increment financing, equal enforcement of the municipal code and subdivision regulations, and maintaining positive community interactions. Applications can be obtained at http://www.hickman.ne.gov and will be accepted until position is filled. Qualified and interested applicants should include a letter of application, professional resume with verifiable references, salary history and other candidate profile support items to Mayor Doug Hanson at:
City of Hickman
Attn: Mayor Doug Hanson
“Hickman City Administrator Position”
115 Locust Street; PO Box 127
Hickman, NE 68372

Posted March 30, 2015

City Administrator. City of Seward, Neb. Start Date: Timely - Position Currently Vacant; Application Deadline: April 30, 2015. ICMA Members Only: No. ICMA Credential - Not Required. Normal Population 7,120 (2013 estimate) Seward, Neb. City Overview: Seward’s City government consists of a Mayor and 8 Councilmembers, 2 from each of 4 wards. Seward’s total budget is $28 million, which includes $17 million in utilities, $642,000 in debt service, and $8.9 million in capital projects. Seward employs approximately 53 full-time, 15 part-time, and 50 seasonal employees.
Seward is located 25 miles west of Lincoln and 5 miles north of Interstate 80. Highways 34 and 15 intersect in the heart of Seward at the Courthouse Square. Seward has the distinction of being Nebraska’s official Fourth of July City and Tree City, USA. Seward is home to Concordia University, Memorial Healthcare Systems, and manufacturing industries such as Hughes Brothers and Tenneco.
For more information, please see Seward’s official city website: www.CityOfSewardNE.com. Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Public Administration or Political Science plus 5 years of experience in city government management, public administration, or related field, supplemented by graduate study in Public Administration or special professional training courses. Master’s Degree in a related or field applicable to position desired. A strong background in municipal finance, budgeting, personnel administration, and intergovernmental skills is desirable. Knowledge and experience in economic development is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefit package is included.
Deliver letter of intent and resume by 4 p.m., April 30, 2015 to:

Mayor Joshua Eickmeier
P.O. Box 38
537 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Posted March 27, 2015

Maintenance and Utilities Superintendent. Village of Bellwood (pop. 435) has an immediate opening for a full-time Maintenance & Utilities Superintendent. Must have a high school diploma and possess a valid NE driver’s license with a clean driving record. Applicant must have a strong work ethic, be able to calculate, plan, and prioritize workload for maximum productivity, maintain confidentiality of sensitive information, and perform a variety of skilled, technical and administrative work. Physical requirements of the position include but are not limited to lifting and/or moving 50lbs, occasionally in excess of 50lbs, climbing ladders, stooping, kneeling, crouching, working in trenches and working with the water & sanitary sewer systems. Applicant should have strong mechanical skills, able to troubleshoot and keep Village property in good repair.

Applicant must be able to safely perform tasks to maintain the integrity and operation of sewer and water treatment systems including testing of water and records maintenance. Also should have experience and ability in operating heavy equipment such as loaders, backhoe, grader, tractors, dump trucks, etc. Applicant should have or be willing to obtain a Grade 4 and a Grade 3 or better water certification as soon as possible. Applicants should have or be willing to obtain a Class L sewer license within one year of employment. Duties would include but are not limited to general maintenance of the streets, mowing, snow removal, tree trimming, and numerous other duties as requested by the Village Board.

Beginning salary & benefits are dependent upon applicable experience and qualifications. A pre-employment drug test is required. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. EOE. If interested, please submit resume and references to:  Village of Bellwood, Attn: Employment, PO Box 188, Bellwood, NE 68624

Posted March 25, 2015

City Administrator. City of David City (Pop. 2,915). David City, Nebraska Salary: Negotiable; based on experience and qualifications. Competitive benefits. City of David City, located in Southeast Nebraska, 50 miles from Lincoln and 60 miles from Omaha, is accepting applications for the position of City Administrator. David City is the county seat of Butler County and operates under the elected mayor-council form of government with six council members elected from 3 wards. The city is a full service community that includes municipal owned water, sewer, and electric utilities. City Administrator is responsible for day-to-day operations of city, reports to mayor and city council, and preparing and presenting annual budget.  The applicant should have strong skills in areas of budget, finance, organizational management, public safety, public utilities, human resource management and grant writing.  A Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public or Business Administration, or related field of government, or commensurate education and experience is required. Preferred candidate should have at least three years experience with a MPA, MBA or similar advanced degree. Interested candidates should contact the City Office at 557 4th Street (PO Box 191), David City, NE 68632  (402) 367-3135, to request an application and job description.  An application and job description can also be obtained from the city’s website at http://www.davidcityne.com. Closing date for application: Resume, references and application will be accepted until the position is filled. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. City of David City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted March 13, 2015
























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During the 2015 Midwinter Conference, Joe Hampton was honored for his many years of service to the city of Lincoln, the state of Nebraska and the League of Nebraska Municipalities. In honor of his decades of dedication and servant leadership, the League Executive Board voted unanimously that the League Conference Room would be named the "Joe Hampton Conference Room," with a plaque placed on the double doors into the conference room. As another expression of the League's appreciation, Joe Hampton was presented with the first "Joe Hampton League Legacy Award for Outstanding Servant Leadership."

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