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City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer. Creighton, Nebraska (pop. 1,154; $2.1 million budget; 10+ employees), a close-knit community with an agricultural history and forward-moving future, is seeking a City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer. Creighton is ideally located at the junction of Highway 59 and Highway 13 in Northeastern Nebraska. The city utilizes a mayor-council form of government with four council members and operates the municipal water and wastewater systems. For additional community information, visit www.creighton.org
The ideal applicant will have a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or a related field and at least five years of municipal government experience. Public sector work experience may serve as a substitute for education. The successful candidate will have knowledge and abilities in the areas of budgeting, finance, organizational management, public safety, public utilities, and human resource management. The successful candidate will also demonstrate open communication, patience, accessibility, and a strong work ethic. Creighton is seeking a community-oriented leader who promotes business and positive leadership. Candidates should communicate openly with the Mayor, City Council, various City Boards and Departments, and the community in order to lead Creighton toward future success. 
Creighton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Competitive benefits; salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three work-related references to Mayor Curtis H. Keck, City of Creighton, P.O. Box 188 Creighton, Nebraska 68729. If confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials. Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin Nov. 17, 2014.
Contact Person: Mayor Curtis H. Keck
Contact Email: ccreigh@gpcom.net
Contact Phone: (402)358-3557
Contact Address: PO Box 188, Creighton, Nebraska 68729

Posted Oct. 17, 2014

Project Coordinator. Hastings Utilities (HU) www.hastingsutilities.com , a municipally owned utility in the City of Hastings, Nebraska, is seeking applicants for the position of Project Coordinator.  Under the guidance of the Director of Electrical Production, this position  manages, supervises, and coordinates activities at all of the departments’ facilities (NDS 4&5, DHPC, WEC1, PPGA’s WEC2) associated with major departmental projects, process evaluation and enhancements.  This position will perform managerial and administrative functions in the absence of the Director and/or Assistant Director of Electrical Production.  Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in electrical, mechanical or civil engineering or a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to steam/power production.  Also, five years experience in power plant operation, maintenance or engineering, with at least three years of supervisory and administrative experience.

HU offers a full benefit package.  Salary range is $77,052-$100,848.  Open until filled with preference given to resumes received before 11/15/14.  Please send cover letter, resume, three references and salary history 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 Oct. 15, 2014

City Utility Worker. City of Wakefield is accepting applications for a full-time Utility Worker. Applicants need general maintenance skills, must have some electrical background, should be able to troubleshoot on the electric distribution system, be able to learn and operate the electrical generation system and file mandatory reports, learn and understand the budget, do snow removal, do general street maintenance, trim trees, repair street lights and acquire a chemical application certificate among numerous other duties. While performing the duties of this job, the applicant will frequently be required to stand, walk for long periods, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, bend or crouch, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move more than 50 pounds. The individual will have to take an on call weekend on a rotating basis and must live within the mandatory response area.

Interested persons may obtain an application at the City Office at 405 Main Street, Wakefield, Nebraska. The position will remain open until filled. Applications can be mailed to City of Wakefield, P.O. Box 178, Wakefield, Nebraska 68784. EOE.
Posted Oct. 15, 2014

City Clerk. Hastings, NE (pop. 24,900). This appointed position reports to the City Administrator but must have the ability to work closely with department heads, city employees, city boards and commissions and the community.  The ideal candidate has excellent communication, presentation and time management skills and is highly motivated.  We are looking for someone with a commitment to outstanding customer service, who is well organized with a thorough knowledge of municipal organization and operations, and someone who exercises sound judgment.  This position is responsible for performing the statutory duties of City Clerk, maintaining official City records, supervising the issuance of permits and licenses, and assuring the transparency of the City’s conduct of business.

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities to qualify for this position would be:
• Knowledge of City Clerk duties at a level acquired through other government work such as City, County or State or related fields of at least 5 years experience with the ability to maintain Municipal Clerk certification.
• Experience in administrative work involving frequent public contact including experience in a responsible capacity or any combination of training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities of performing the duties of City Clerk.
• Computer knowledge required as can be obtained in one year course work outside of high school or prior experience.
• Graduation of high school or equivalent supplemented by coursework in public or business administration or related field.  A college degree is desired but not required.

The City of Hastings offers an excellent salary and benefit package.  The annual salary range is $49,208.64 to $67,248.  Submit cover letter, resume including three references and salary history to Kim Still, Human Resources, 220 North Hastings Avenue, Hastings, NE  68901or email to kstill@cityofhastings.org.  Incomplete submittals will not be reviewed.  Position open until filled.  Preference to resumes received before Nov. 14.  For additional information contact Kim Still at 402-461-2313 or visit www.cityofhastings.org.

Posted Oct. 10, 2014

Administrator/Clerk or City Clerk. City of Bayard, Nebraska, is seeking a full-time Administrator/Clerk or City Clerk. City prefers to fill the Administrator/Clerk position, but reserves the right to fill only a City Clerk position if so desired. Bayard is a City of the 2nd class with a population of 1,209 and is located in scenic Western Nebraska, 3 miles north of Chimney Rock. This is highly responsible work relating to a wide range of municipal administrative functions. This position will oversee a variety of the managerial functions of the City including, but not limited to; personnel, planning, some economic development, and supervising of department heads as well as office staff. The Administrator/Clerk is also responsible for the procedural aspects of City board meetings, preparing the agenda, and handling & maintaining all official correspondence & records for city meetings. The position will be performed in accordance with general instructions and directions received from the Mayor and 6-member council. Requirements also include strong communication skills, the ability to carry out city council policies, and be able work with the public and all city employees.  A Bachelor Degree in a related field is preferred, but relevant experience will also be given consideration.  Accounting and financial knowledge/experience also needed as this position will be back up to the City Treasurer. Salary is DOQ. Benefits offered by City of Bayard include partial paid health insurance, employee paid dental and vision insurance, AFLAC, partial paid short term disability, vacation and sick leave, 125-plan and retirement investment opportunity. A pre-employment drug test and monthly random drug tests are also required. Applications can be picked up at 445 Main Street or by emailing jennifer.kriha@cityofbayard.net. For further questions please contact Jennifer Kriha at (308) 586-1121. All applications must be returned by Oct. 24, 2014 by 5:00 P.M., or open until filled.  E.O.E.

Posted Oct. 6, 2014

Economic Development Coordinator. City of Fairmont, Minnesota (pop. 11,000) is seeking an Economic Development Coordinator to develop and implement programs that retain, expand and attract businesses, create jobs and grow the local tax base.  The position staffs the City’s seven-member Economic Development Authority and reports to the City Administrator. Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, finance, economic development, marketing or a related field and three years of related work experience are required.  Preferred qualifications include five or more years of economic development experience and completion of or working towards certification from the International Economic Development Council (CEcD) or the National Development Council (EDFP). Equivalent education and experience will be considered. Must have knowledge of municipal development processes and experience interacting with local government entities and officials. Visit www.springsted.com for City of Fairmont application materials.  Submit completed materials to fairmont@springsted.com or to Sharon Klumpp at Springsted Incorporated, 380 Jackson Street, Suite 300, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101. Direct all inquiries to Ms. Klumpp at 651-223-3053.  Position is open until filled. Review of applications begins on Oct. 27, 2014. EOE

Posted Sept. 29, 2014

City Administrator. City of Sutton, Ne (Pop. 1502) is accepting applications for the position of City Administrator. The City Administrator reports to the mayor and City Council, and oversees all departments and phases of municipal government. The successful candidate must possess good written and verbal communication skills as well as good organizational and interpersonal skills. The minimum qualifications for office include: Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field and a minimum of one year of experience in government or a related private field. These basic requirements may be waived in favor of comparable experience at the sole discretion of the Mayor and Council. This is a full time exempt position with full benefits. Salary will be negotiated based on qualifications and experience.

The City of Sutton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The position will remain open until filled. Send Resume, 3 references and transcripts to City Administrator Search, City of Sutton, PO Box 430, Sutton, Ne 68979 or by email to cityclerk@suttonne.com.

Posted Sept. 29, 2014

General Maintenance. Village of Benedict seeks an employee responsible for street maintenance, park, snow removal, mowing, equipment, buildings, and other duties assigned. The successful applicant will be required to have a valid driver’s license, a high school diploma or equivalent, and pass a drug test. Pay based on experience. Applications available at Clerk’s Office. Send application or resume to Clerk, PO Box 116, Benedict NE 68316-0116 or email vob@windstream.net. Applications accepted until position is filled.  EOE 

Posted Sept. 19, 2014

Water Operator. City of David City, Ne, is accepting applications for a full time Grade 2 water operator.  Nebraska driver’s license is required.  Work duties include operation, testing, repair and maintenance of the municipal water and sewer systems and treatment facility, and lifting (occasionally over 100lbs) may be expected.  Job related tests may be required. Must be able to pass drug and physical test.  Some unscheduled hours would be required in case of emergencies; required to be on call in a rotating schedule.  Must reside within a 5 five mile radius of city limits of David City within 6 months.  Wage based on experience; benefit package.  Applications can be obtained from: City of David City, P.O. Box 191, David City, Ne. 68632-0191 Phone; 402-367-3135 Position open until filled.  EOE

Posted Sept. 18, 2014

Fire Chief. City of Carthage, Missouri. Pop. (14,100). Salary $53,191 +benefits, DOE&Q.  approximate $1.6 M Department budget.  Twenty-one (21) firefighters, (1) administrative staff.  To plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Fire Department including fire suppression, hazardous material mitigation, fire and life safety code compliance, emergency management and emergency medical services and administrative support services.  Experience: Ten (10) years extensive experience with at least four (4) years experience at rank of Lieutenant or higher is desirable; Education: BA Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or Fire Science.  Detailed job description available upon request.  Send resume and five (5) references to: Tom Short, City Administrator, City of Carthage, 326 Grant St., Carthage, Missouri 64836 by October 3, 2014.  The City is an EOE.

Posted Sept. 9, 2014

Public Works Director. City of Storm Lake is seeking a Public Works Director. The department oversees the operations of streets, storm water, golf course maint., parks, campground, and lake dredging.  A full job positing is available on the City’s web page at www.stormlake.org/jobs. More information can be obtained by calling the City of Storm Lake at 712-732-8000 or emailing humanresources@stormlake.org.   
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and City of Storm Lake application to City of  Storm Lake, ATTN: Human Resources, PO Box 1086, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588.  First consideration of applications to begin Nov. 3, 2014. The City of Storm Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Posted Sept. 8, 2014

City Manager. Junction City, Kansas (25,000). Junction City, located in second fastest-growing U.S. micropolitan region, seeks City Manager to contribute to economic growth, consistent with its values of self-sufficiency and community diversity.   Prospective candidates will find exceptional public schools and quality of life; thriving economy with an unemployment rate below national average; nearby U.S. Army installation of Fort Riley and Kansas State University; and many destination parks, including Milford Lake, the largest man-made lake in Kansas. 

Council/Manager government since 1946; seven managers in past 30 years. Position has responsibilities for hiring/termination of 190 employees, $48 million budget, management of all services, purchasing, policy research and recommendations.  Base salary of last City Manager was $110,000. Letter with resume, salary history in single e-file, in confidence to recruitment advisor: bcrowder@austinpeters.com. Preference to resumes received before Oct. 13. Finalists subject to disclosure. Qualifications in recruitment profile:  www.junctioncity-ks.gov.

Posted Sept. 5, 2014

Utility Superintendent Position. City of St. Paul, pop. 2,299, is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a Utility Superintendent. Position opened until Oct. 20, 2014. Visit the City website at www.stpaulnebraska.com to view the Job Description. Send resume to Connie Jo Beck, City Clerk at 704 6th Street, St. Paul, NE or email to:  cjbeck@cityofstpaulne.org.

Posted Sept. 4, 2014

City Treasurer/Deputy Clerk. Kimball, NE (population 2,496, full service city in western Nebraska) This is a full time position to perform various duties and provide highly responsible and complex support to the Mayor, City Administrator and City Council.  Responsible for accounting, budgets, financial reports, and payroll.  Prefer a college degree and/or experience in a related area.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Submit cover letter and resume, including salary history to: Mayor James Schnell, City of Kimball, 223 South Chestnut, Kimball, NE  69145.  For additional information call City Administrator Daniel Ortiz, 308-235-3639 or visit www.kimballne.org/jobs. This position will remain open until filled. EOE.

Posted Sept. 3, 2014

Assistant Director of Utilities. City of Hays, KS (population approximately 20,000) is located on Interstate 70 midway between Kansas City and Denver, and is a rapidly developing community with tremendous growth potential. Hays, KS is home to Fort Hays State University and prides itself on being the regional trade, health and educational center for North Central Kansas. Visit www.haysusa.net for more information about Hays, KS. We are looking for an energetic, professional Assistant Director of Utilities who would be responsible for assisting in the coordinating of operations for the City’s water treatment and distribution and wastewater treatment and collection systems.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in water and sewer utility operations, 5 years experience in a similar or related position in a supervisory role, and excellent organizational, administrative and communication skills.  Applicants are required to have a college degree in engineering, business, public administration, utility management or equivalent experience in a related field.  Salary range: $51,720 - $84,300, placement based on experience. Excellent benefits including KPERS, Paid-Time Off and free family health insurance.  Residency within the three-mile planning boundary of the City required within 180 days of employment. Job offers contingent on passing a physical and drug test.  Resumes must include a minimum of 3 references, 5 year salary history, and cover letter. Incomplete resumes will not be reviewed. Resumes can be emailed to djuenemann@haysusa.com or mailed to Human Resources, P.O. Box 490, Hays, KS 67601. Position is opened until filled. Phone: 785-628-7320   Fax: 785-628-7323 EOE

Posted Aug. 27, 2014




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