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.

City Administrator. Neodesha seeks City Administrator to manage its full range of municipal services, including five utilities, and contribute leadership for local economic growth. Due to affordable energy and strategic highway location, Neodesha boasts far more manufacturing jobs per capita than comparable communities. Residents continue to demonstrate willingness to make public investments for the community’s future.   Stable city government with six City Administrators since 1985. Position has responsibilities for workforce of 47 employees, $11.7 million budget, management of all services including five utilities, policy research and recommendations to governing body.   Low range of salary is $75,000.  Cover letter with resume, salary history in one e-file, in confidence to recruitment advisor: mflentje@austinpeters.com.  Preference to resumes received before Feb. 27. Finalists subject to disclosure. Qualifications listed in City Administrator Recruitment Profile: www.neodesha.org.

Posted Jan. 29, 2015

Director of Electric Production. Hastings Utilities (HU) www.hastingsutilities.com , a municipally owned utility in the City of Hastings, Nebraska, is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Electric Production. This position will be responsible for directing, supervising and coordinating activities and operation of all electrical production facilities and units (NDS 4 & 5, DHPC, WEC1 and PPGA’s WEC2).  This position also is responsible for the purchase, scheduling and dispatching of electrical power, coordinating activities with other utility departments and providing highly responsible and complex support to the Manager and Assistant Manager.  Requirements include extensive knowledge of all aspects of power plant procedures, principles, engineering principles and guidelines related to the production of steam and electrical power, knowledge of personnel policies and procedures and budget preparation.  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in electrical or mechanical engineering or a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in a field related to steam/power production.  Six to 10 years experience in power plant operation, maintenance or engineering, with at least five years of supervisory and/or administrative experience is required. Salary range for this position is $102,408 – $141,636 in addition to an excellent benefit package. Please send cover letter, resume and salary history by March 2, 2015 to:
Lori Hartman, Director of Human Resources
Hastings Utilities
PO Box 289
Hastings, NE  68902-0289
Or e-mail to lhartman@hastingsutilities.com
Telephone - 402-462-3533.

Posted Jan. 29, 2015

Electric Superintendent. Alliance, NE (pop 8,900). Salary Range: $59,000 - $80,800 DOQ. City of Alliance seeks an energetic, experienced and visionary public servant minded leader to be the next Electric Superintendent. Alliance is a progressive, forward thinking City known for its parks, arts, and numerous community attractions. This historic community is the county seat, located in the heart of the Nebraska Panhandle about 2.5 hours from Cheyenne, WY and Rapid City, SD and 3.5 hours from Denver, CO.   

The city is looking for someone who has a broad range of experience as either a superintendent or a supervisor of an electric distribution and transmission system. The individual should have a minimum of five years of previous electrical experience that includes skills and knowledge of construction, maintenance and the operation of an electric transmission and distribution system. The individual would also have completed some college level course work related to management, engineering, administration or a closely related field.

The preferred candidate would have seven years or more previous electrical experience as a superintendent or supervisor of an electric distribution and transmission system in a similarly sized community. The individual would also possess a four year college or university degree in engineering, construction, management or a closely related field. This individual will also have a minimum of two years experience supervising and coaching qualified electrical line workers.

How to Apply: The Position Profile is available at www.cityofalliance.net. Interested candidates should send an application, letter of interest, electronic resume and any questions by Feb. 26, 2015 to jobs@cityofalliance.net. Position is open until filled. The city is also looking to hire a full-time experienced Electric Journey Lineman.

Posted Jan. 23, 2015

Finance Director/City Treasurer. Closing time: Feb. 23, 2015, 3 p.m. CT. Salary: $81,928.08-$122,805.90 annually. Full time. Oversee the planning of the activities and operations of the Finance Department; coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies; and provide policy, technical and administrative support to the Mayor, City Council and City Administrator. Leadership role that requires personal courage, un-reproached integrity, personal confidence and intelligence, responsive to needs of others, care about and enjoy working with people while being open to learning new strategies as directed by an elected body. For more information, see Finance Director/City Treasurer

Posted Jan. 21, 2015

City Administrator. Oberlin, Kansas (pop. 1,850; $6.7 million budget; 17 FTE’s), is a scenic NW Kansas community seeking a local government administrator with a passion for the city. Bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field and at least 5 years of local government experience required. Salary $55,000-$60,000 DOQ. Send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to LEAPS-Oberlin@lkm.org or LEAPS-Oberlin, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS, 66603. EOE. Open until filled. Application review begins Feb. 9.

Posted Jan. 21, 2015

Director of Public Works. City of Hays, Kansas is accepting resumes for position of Director of Public Works due to the retirement of the incumbent. The Director of Public Works is an exempt employee appointed by the City Manager and is responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, directing and coordinating of all departmental activities, which includes the Service, Solid Waste, Planning, Inspection, and Enforcement, Airport, Fleet Maintenance, Buildings and Grounds, and Stormwater Management Divisions. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in municipal operations with an emphasis on planning, zoning, and development skills. The position requires a candidate with excellent leadership, management, and communication skills. Applicants are required to have a college degree or have equivalent experience in a related field. For more information about the job visit www.haysusa.com.

Full salary pay range: $60,000 — $97,000 plus excellent benefits. Hiring range DOQ and experience.  Residency within the Hays’ city limits is required within 180 days of employment. Job offers contingent on passing a physical and drug test. 

Resumes can be emailed to jsterling@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, and cover letter. Incomplete resumes will not be reviewed. Position open until filled. Applications will begin being reviewed on March 2, 2015.

The City of Hays, Kansas (population 20,500) is a progressive community located on I70 midway between Kansas City and Denver.  As the largest city in Northwest Kansas, Hays is one of the best places to live, learn, work and play. Home to Fort Hays State University and supported by a regional medical center, Hays has a strong economy. This excellent community is recognized among the top Kansas cities in entertainment and named one of the best cities for young families.   

The City of Hays offers generous benefits including family health insurance, Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (www.kpers.org), longevity bonuses, Paid Time Off (starting with 24 days a year), 9 paid holidays, optional dental and vision insurance, and free short term disability insurance.

To find out more about the job and benefits, please visit www.haysusa.com. To find out more about the amazing community of Hays, KS that over 20,000 people call home, visit www.haysusa.net.  Phone: 785-628-7320 Fax: 785-628-7323 EOE

Posted Jan. 21, 2015

Electrical Lineman. City of Ord Utilities, Ord, NE is currently seeking applicants for a lineman position. It is desirable that candidates be graduates of a lineman program, but it is not required.  Duties include working on both energized and de-energized distribution lines; building and maintaining underground and overhead systems; and installation of new services. Requirements include graduation from high school or equivalent, a valid Nebraska driver’s license and residency in the City of Ord. Applications must be received by March 31, 2015. Salary based on experience and qualifications; competitive benefits. Applications may be requested from the Ord Utilities, 201 So. 17th, Street, P.O. Box 96, Ord, NE 68862 or phone 308-728-5791. EOE.

Posted Jan. 14, 2015

Communications Specialist. City of South Sioux City, NE will accept applications for full-time position as Communication Specialist until filled.  Communication Specialist is responsible for the day to day network and website maintenance. An application form, job description, salary and benefit information can be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office, www.southsiouxcity.org or by calling 402-494-7504.  Submit cover letter, resume and City application form to: City Clerk, South Sioux City Hall, 1615 1st Avenue, South Sioux City, NE 68776. Successful candidate must meet residency requirements. City of South Sioux City, NE is an EEOE.

Posted Jan. 14, 2015

Wastewater Superintendent. The City of Carroll, Iowa, population 10,103; http://www.cityofcarroll.com/ is accepting applications for the position of Wastewater Superintendent until February 13, 2015. Salary range of $65,000-$78,000 DOQ plus excellent benefits. The Superintendent oversees a budget of $1.9 million and three full-time Plant Operators. The system is a Grade IV activated Sludge Plant with a capacity of 6.3MGD.

Duties include direction, supervision and coordination of manpower and equipment in the operation, maintenance, repair and replacement of facilities of the municipal wastewater collection and treatment systems consistent with EPA, Iowa DNR and City requirements and standards.

Minimum training and experience required includes graduation from high school or equivalent education, and Iowa Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification or a Grade III Wastewater Treatment Certification with the ability to achieve Grade IV Certification by December 1, 2015. (See Link Below)


Send resume, references and salary history by February 13, 2015 to: City of Carroll, % Jack Lipovac, HR-OneSource, 5895 Hawthorn Court, Johnston, Iowa 50131, lipovacj@hr-onesource.com

Posted Jan. 12, 2015

Village Maintenance Operator. The Village of Merna is now accepting applications for Full Time Maintenance Operator. Must be 21 years of age and possess a current valid driver's license and be able to obtain a Class B CDL. Duties include: operation of sewer and water systems, maintenance of streets, equipment maintenance, and general upkeep of village property. Experience a benefit but will train right applicant. Starting wage is $18 an hour with vacation and health benefits. Questions and applications should be directed to the Village Clerk's Office between 8-12. Phone (308) 643-2281.

Posted Jan. 7, 2015

General Counsel Services. League Association of Risk Management (LARM) is seeking a qualified General Counsel who will advise and represent LARM's Board of Directors and staff in complying with the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Act, Nebraska insurance laws, Nebraska Department of Insurance regulatory oversight, Nebraska's Open Meeting Law, Nebraska's Public Records, LARM's Bylaws and related case law. Minimum qualifications include Nebraska bar admissions in good standing, experience in defined areas of expertise, accessibility of counsel by LARM Board and staff (e.g., return call within 24 hours; qualified back-up available) and malpractice insurance.

Applications will be accepted until Friday January 16, 2015. Request for Proposal (RFP): General Counsel Services

Posted Jan. 6, 2015

Power Plant Operator. City of David City has an opening for an operator at the electric power plant. High School graduate or equivalent; some experience with machinery similar to Power Plant equipment; knowledge of basics of electricity preferred; basic knowledge of computers; must have an industrious attitude and be able to accept orders and carry them out. Valid Nebraska driver’s license required. Wages are determined by employee pay scale. Full benefits within six months of hire date. Some unscheduled hours would be required in case of emergencies; required to be on call in a rotating schedule. Must reside within a five mile radius of the city limits of David City within six months.

For application materials contact the City Office at (402) 367-3135.  For questions about the job contact the power plant at (402) 367-3138. Applications can be obtained from: City of David City, P.O. Box 191, David City, NE 68632-0191 Phone: 402-367-3135. Applications will be accepted until the job is filled. David City is an EOE.

Posted Jan. 6, 2015

City of Dakota City City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer. Dakota City, NE (pop. 1,919), is a scenic community located on the banks of the Missouri River in Northeast Nebraska. Dakota City is currently accepting applications for a City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer. Dakota City has a Mayor and Council form of government with the Mayor and City Council being elected at large. The city employs six full-time and two part-time employees. We are a small community located in a larger MSA of Sioux City, IA that is currently growing by leaps and bounds. Dakota City is a progressive community with a proud history, fantastic recreation, progressive library, a family oriented environment, and a great place to call home.
The ideal applicant will have at least a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Public Administration or Political Science plus three years of experience in municipal government or related field. The successful candidate will need to have a strong background in finance, budgeting, personnel administration, short-term and long-term planning, and great communication skills. Knowledge and experience in economic development is preferred but not required. Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Dakota City has a better than average benefit package.
City of Dakota City is an EOE.
For more information, an application, and a job description, please visit Dakota City’s official website @ www.dakotacity.net
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application by Jan. 16, 2015 to:
City Administrator Search Committee
P.O. Box 482
Dakota City, NE 68731
Submit electronically via email to cityhall@dakotacity.net.

Posted Jan. 5, 2014

Regulatory and Environmental Manager. City of Grand Island. Closing date: Jan. 12, 2015 at 3 p.m. Salary: $30.31-$44.66 Hourly ($63,046.67-$92,891.55 annually). Monitor and ensure compliance with environmental regulatory programs at Utilities Department facilities. Ensure compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act, Acid Rain Program, Clean Air Act and other regulatory programs associated with Department facilities. Maintain, and keep current, permits such as air emission, solid wastes, radioactive devices, and waste- and storm-water discharges. Prepare, or supervise assigned staff for preparation of, submittals of EDR’s, NPDES, air inventory, toxic release, water quality, SF6, PCBs, and other such reports. Prepare specifications and administer contracts with contractors and consultants for various electric or water system projects. Recommend and develop policies and programs such as spill prevention, emergency response, SF6, and hazardous waste disposal. Monitor sampling of water system, including supervision of sampling personnel. Monitor administration and supervise assigned staff of specialized systems such as continuous emission monitoring systems. Research various local, state, and federal regulations regarding safety and environmental issues. Attend and participate in professional and utility organizations. Assist in coordinating electric and water utility environmental activities with those of other City departments and outside agencies and organizations. Participate in the development and administration on budgets; forecast additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies. Provide staff assistance to the Assistant Utilities Directors and other supervisory staff.  Supervise operation of power plant water treatment and monitoring systems. Determine power plant steam and water cycle quality parameters.

Knowledge of: Fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Safe work practices. Applicable federal, state, local, and industry codes and regulations.

Ability to: Develop technical specifications and engineering plans. Work with and interpret engineering drawings. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Serve as the Alternate Designated Representative (ADR) for the EPA Acid Rain Program. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Experience in environmental permitting or compliance is preferred.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, science, or a closely related field. License/Certification: Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid driver's license. Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a Nebraska Water Operator License. Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a Nebraska Wastewater Operator License.

Other: Candidates are subject to a background check. Residency requirement within six months of date of hire.

Posted Jan. 5, 2015

Part time/Full time Building Inspector. City of David City is seeking a certified/licensed building inspector. The building inspector will be responsible for reviewing building permits and inspecting new construction and will work with the Board of Health regarding nuisance properties.
Along with application include a resume (including past job experience, qualifications, skills and references). Rating of education and experience; oral interview; reference check; and background check required.  Other job related tests may be required.  Position is open until filled.  EOE  
Applications & complete job description can be obtained from: City of David City, P.O. Box 191, David City, NE 68632-0191 Phone: 402-367-3135

Posted Jan. 5, 2015

Working Operations Supervisor. City of Bassett is seeking a candidate to supervise working operations of the city (water, sewer, street, parks, cemetery and others).  The following criteria will be considered in evaluating candidates:

1. Possession of Grade 3 or better water license, or ability to obtain a Grade 3 within 1 year of employment.
2. Possession  of Grade 2 or better sewer license, or ability to obtain a Grade 2 within 1 year of employment.
3. Applicants must have a Class B CDL license, or obtain one within 1 year of employment.
4. Skills in maintenance and repairs to water and sewer systems.
5. Skills in the installation of water and sewer systems.
6. Ability to operate heavy equipment such as loader, backhoe, grader, dump trucks, etc.
7. Commercial applicators license for ornamental turf and right of ways  and public health pest control (mosquitos). Must hold at least one license and ability to obtain others within 1 year of employment.

Beginning salary will depend on experience and qualifications – projected between $20.00 and $28.00 per hour.  A starting salary at the top end of the scale will require experience in a municipal water or sewer department and the ability to quickly assume a leadership position.  The City provides a highly competitive benefits package including full family health coverage, with contribution to HSA account and up to an 8% deferred compensation contribution to a 457 plan.  A City Application must be completed, which may be supplemented with a resume.  Application materials will be received until March 1, 2015. Applications are available at City Hall, P.O. Box 383, Bassett, NE 68714 or by calling 402-684-3338.  EOE  www.bassettnebr.com

Posted Dec. 18, 2014

Electric Journey Line Worker. Alliance. $45,905 to $59,300 DOQ. City of Alliance, Neb., is looking to add to its team! We have the right job for the exceptional candidate interested in providing services to our community and building excellence in our organization. The City is looking for a Full-time Electric Journey Line Worker who will perform skilled line work in the operation, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission systems.
About Us: The City of Alliance, located in Western Nebraska, is a vibrant community know for its quiet neighborhoods and bustling business districts. With Many community groups and cultural activities, we offer something for the entire family. Alliance is centrally located within four hours of Denver, Colorado and Rapid City, South Dakota. Alliance has a population of approximately 9,000 and is the center of commerce for a large rural region of surrounding communities. In addition to the family focused community, schools and cultural events, Alliance is also home to Western Nebraska Community Collage and an expanding Box Butte General Hospital.

How to Apply: Log on to www.cityofalliance.net for a complete job description and application. Applications are being accepted until Jan. 9, 2014, or the position is filled. We do not accept resumes in lieu of a completed application. EOE.

Posted Dec. 18, 2014

City Administrator. City of Seward. Pop. est. 7,120. Position Currently Vacant. Apply by Jan. 12, 2015. 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.

Send letter of intent and resume by 4 p.m., January 12, 2015 to:

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

Posted Dec. 12, 2014

Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator. City of Ashland, Nebraska, will be accepting applications for the full time position of Building Inspector / Zoning Administrator / Flood Plain Administrator. This position is responsible for the City’s zoning and building office.  Applicant must be able to work 40 hours per week and have knowledge and ability to perform building inspections, review plans and issue building permits.  Must also have knowledge of and ability to enforce zoning codes and municipal codes. Must also be able to utilize a variety of computer programs and have good customer service skills.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Applications must accompany a resume and are available at City Hall, 2304 Silver Street, Ashland, NE. 68003 or by calling 402-944-3387. Applications and resumes must be received by Jan. 5, 2014. EOE

Posted Dec. 8, 2014

Water and Sewer Superintendent. City of Central City is anticipating the retirement of the Water and Sewer Superintendent and is seeking a candidate to train with the Superintendent to then take over the position.  The following criteria will be considered in evaluating candidates:
1. Possession of Grade 3 or better water license, or ability to obtain a Grade 3 within 6 months of employment.
2. Applicants must have a CDL license, or obtain one within 6 months, and the ability to operate heavy equipment.
3.  Skills in maintenance and repairs to water and sewer systems.
4.  Skills in the installation of water and sewer systems.
5.  Ability to operate heavy The City of Central City is anticipating the retirement of the Water and Sewer Superintendent and is seeking a candidate to train with the Superintendent to then take over the position.  The following criteria will be considered in evaluating candidates:

Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications – projected between $20.00 and $28.00 per hour.  A starting salary at the top end of the scale will require experience in a municipal water or sewer department and the ability to quickly assume a leadership position.  The City provides a highly competitive benefits package including full family health coverage and a 10% retirement contribution.  A City Application must be completed, which may be supplemented with a resume.  Application materials will be received until a suitable candidate is found. Applications are available at City Hall, 1515 17th Street, P.O. Box 418, Central City, NE 68826 or by calling 308-946-3806.  EOE  www.cc-ne.com
such as loader, backhoe, tapping machines, dump trucks, etc.






Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

On a bitterly cold morning that closed area schools, lawmakers and their families and friends filled the George W. Norris Legislative Chamber Jan. 7 for the first day of the first session of the 104th Legislature. As Lt. Gov. John Harms banged the gavel, signaling the start of the day, routine business was handled before the newly elected and reelected state Senators gathered in a group at the front of the legislative chamber where Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican administered the oath of office. Owing largely to the effects of term limits, 18 new faces are among the total of 49 Senators.  Kearney Sen. Galen Hadley was elected Speaker and committee chairpersons were chosen. It will be a long, or 90-day, session. Lawmakers will adjourn sine die in June.