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Fire Chief. City of South Sioux City, NE will accept applications for the full-time Fire Chief position until 12 noon on 6/17/16. Residency requirements. Application packet can be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office or http://www.southsiouxcity.org/eGov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item;id=3394  Submit application packet to City Clerk/HR, South Sioux City Hall, 1615 First Avenue, South Sioux City, NE 68776. City of South Sioux City is an EOE, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Posted April 29, 2016


Assistant City Manager. City of Sidney, Nebraska (pop. 7,000; $48 million budget; 80 FTE’s), Sidney is a growing, dynamic community with an ambitious future!  Sidney is recognized as one of America’s top rural economic development communities.  The City is looking for a proven professional leader with strong communication skills to provide support to the City Manager and oversee the City public works departments including electric, parks & cemetery, solid waste, street, water and wastewater departments.   The desired candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in business, civil engineering, public administration or a closely related field, master’s degree preferred.  Five years of responsible administrative experience in municipal operations; or public works experience; or assistant city manager in a smaller community, or construction management background.

Salary $78K-$84K DOQ.  See www.cityofsidney.org under “About Us” for summary of position.   Contact Jo Houser, 254-7002, for more info.  First review of applications: 5/23/2016 by 5 p.m.  Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted April 27, 2016


Chief Building Official. City of Sidney is seeking qualified applicants to apply for the Chief Building Official position open with the City.  This is a highly responsible administrative and technical position involving the administration and enforcement of building and related codes to assure compliance with building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, energy, housing and public safety, zoning ordinances, and flood plain management.  Two years of post-secondary college or technical instruction in building technology, construction management, technical, electrical, plumbing, or building construction; and minimum of four years of experience in general construction and related fields.

Salary range $22.52/hr ($46,851 annual) to $30.22/hr ($62,856 annual).  See www.cityofsidney.org under “About Us” for summary of position and application.  Contact Jo Houser, 254-7002, for more info.  First review of applications:  5/13/2016 by 5 p.m.  Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted April 27, 2016


City Attorney. City of Englewood, Colorado, is a first-tier suburb located just south of Denver in Arapahoe County. The city has a population of 30,255 and is ideally situated in the South Platte River Valley, east of the Front Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains. Englewood is known for its small town charm and proximity to the Metro Denver area, which is easily accessible by light rail, bus, or car.
Englewood is a home-rule City with a Council-Manager form of government. The City has 476 benefited employees who staff departments providing a full array of municipal services. The total annual budget for FY16 is $45 million.
As the chief legal advisor and attorney for the City of Englewood, the City Attorney is appointed by, and reports directly to, the Mayor and City Council, while working closely with the City Manager and the senior leadership of the municipal organization to provide legal assistance and guidance in city programs and initiatives.
The chosen candidate will hold a Juris Doctor from a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association, be a duly licensed attorney in the State of Colorado, and be in good standing with the Bar of the State of Colorado. The City Charter requires a minimum of five years of experience in practicing law. The City will consider candidates who are licensed practicing attorneys in other states for which the Bar of the State of Colorado accepts reciprocity through its Admission on Motion process.
View complete position profile and apply online at:
For more information on this position contact:
Doug Thomas, Regional Director
Strategic Government Resources

Posted April 26, 2016


Construction and Facility Manager. Nebraska City. Visit www.gonebraskacity.com and nebraskacityne.gov.  Must have five (5) years construction management, three (3) years personnel management, three (3) years local government and/or municipal operations in planning, zoning, building inspection, and infrastructure management, and three (3) years budget and project management experience.  Must have a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Facilities Management or other related field.  Any combination of related experience and education will be considered.  Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) or other similar designation preferred.  Knowledge of planning, zoning, and subdivision regulations; as well as construction, contractor, project time, and personnel management.  Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are a must.  Contact the City Administrator for a copy of the job description prior to applying.  Full-time exempt position with full benefits.  Annual salary range on an 8-step pay plan beginning at $61,485.  Application can be accessed at http://nebraskacityne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Employment-Application.pdf. Must send a cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, and complete application to Grayson Path, City Administrator, labeled “Construction and Facility Manager Search”, 1409 Central Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, or electronically to gpath@nebraskacity.com.  EOE.  Review of applications will begin May 20, 2016.  Position open until filled.

Posted April 26, 2016


City (Civil) Engineer. City of Sturgis, South Dakota. The City of Sturgis is a growing community located in the beautiful northern Black Hills of western South Dakota (pop: 6,600+).  Vibrant, progressive and growing, we embrace our dual roles of quiet town and motorcycle mecca, Black Hills and prairie, mountain town and ranch community.  Our infrastructure needs must work daily for a small town, but must be able to handle the capacity of our 600k+ visitors during the annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™. The City (Civil) Engineer designs, reviews and manages all City infrastructure projects, including those handled by outside contractors and/or engineering firms. This position must be able to proficiently use AutoCad. Candidates must hold a Bachelors’ of Science in Civil Engineering from an accredited university and have at least five years engineering experience with project management oversight.  Candidates must be licensed as a Professional Engineer in good standing with the State of South Dakota (or able to obtain South Dakota PE designation within six months). Salary range is $65,000 to $75,000 DOQE, plus benefits. Position reports to the City Manager. First review: May 13th. Apply at www.sturgis-sd.gov/jobs.aspx. Questions: (605) 347-4422, ext 4.

Posted April 21, 2016


City Administrator. Frontenac, Kansas (pop. 3,444; $4.2 million budget; 20 FTE’s), is a beautiful community adjacent to Pittsburg, located just 30 minutes from Fort Scott. The City is looking for a professional leader with strong communication skills.  The desired candidate must have a bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of local government experience preferred. Salary $65K-$75K DOQ. Send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to LEAPS-Frontenac@lkm.org or LEAPS-Frontenac, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS, 66603. EOE. Open until filled. Application review begins May 23. For full advertisement, please visit LEAPS-Frontenac@lkm.org

Posted April 20, 2016


City Administrator. City of Davenport, Iowa. Nestled in the heart of America along the mighty Mississippi River, Davenport, Iowa, is a bustling, vibrant community of more than 100,000 people. Located halfway between Chicago and Des Moines in Scott County, with easy access to I-80 and I-74, Davenport covers 65 square miles, is the third largest city in Iowa, the largest of the Quad Cities with a regional population of roughly 385,000 people, and has been declared “The Most Livable Small City in America.”

Davenport operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The FY2016 budget is $201 million, including a $40.8 million Capital Improvement Plan. The City employs 772 full-time employees, 111 part-time employees, and more than 70 seasonal employees. Roughly 85% of City employees are unionized, under six different collective bargaining units.

This position requires a master’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field, and at least eight years of increasingly responsible experience in a local public agency in an administrative and managerial capacity involving the development and administration of organization-wide policies and procedures and the supervision of management-level employees. An equivalent combination of education and experience, including military service, may be considered.

View complete position profile and apply online:

For more information:
Doug Thomas, Regional Director
Strategic Government Resources

April 8, 2016


Electric Distribution System Technician. City of Wood River is taking applications for the position of electric distribution system technician.  At least five years experience in the electrical distribution field is preferred.  40 hour work week with ability to be on-call one weekend/month.  Will be required to work in all municipal departments within the city with some degree of responsibility.  Salary negotiable, dependent on qualifications.  An excellent benefit package is offered.  Contact the City of Wood River, Clerks Office, P.O. Box 8, 108 W. 10th Street, Wood River, NE 68883, 308-583-2066 for an application and job description.  Return application and resume to above address.  Questions regarding position description should be directed to the Utilities Director at 308-583-2515 or mmosscwr@charter.net.  Position opened until filled. The City of Wood River is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted April 6, 2016


Electric Superintendent. City of Pierce seeks a full-time Electrical Superintendent.  Under administrative direction, the successful applicant will perform a variety of supervisory, administrative, skilled, technical, and maintenance work in the planning, construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of the City of Pierce electrical system. The City’s electrical system consists of the City of Pierce and the rural lines from Pierce to the Village of Foster. This person must be able to work in extreme weather conditions including responding to outages and be on call for after hours and weekend outages and emergencies.  This person will be required to work with the other city departments when needed. This individual must have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience of being a certified lineman, and must have completed college level courses in utility line work. A CDL license is preferred. The starting salary will be $50,000/yr. + depending upon qualifications.  The City of Pierce has an excellent benefit package.  You can apply at the City Administrator’s office, 106 S. 1st Street, Pierce, NE 68767. You can also request an application by e-mailing the City Administrator at cityadm@ptcnet.net  If you have any questions, please call (402) 329-4164.  Please turn in application and resume by April 29th at 5 p.m. The position is open until filled. EOE  

Posted April 5, 2014


Ogallala, NE (4,737). City Manager. Salary: $87.5 - $115K DOQ. ICMA (CM) recognized in 1963; 6 managers since 1990. Last manager served 2 ½ years. 5-member council. 41-FTE’s and 40-PTE’s. Located 3 hours from Denver and 5 hours from Omaha on Interstate 80. Excellent quality of life with abundant recreational opportunities near Nebraska’s largest lake, McConaughy. Performs high-level administrative, technical and professional work in directing and supervising the administration of city government and works under the broad policy guidance of the City Council. Ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of modern policies and practices of public administration; working knowledge of municipal finance, human resources, public works, public safety, community development; preparing and administering municipal budgets; and, planning, directing and administering municipal programs.  Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials and the public; ability to efficiently and effectively administer a municipal government. Require graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in public administration, political science, business management of a closely related field, and five (5) year of experience as a municipal administrator; or, any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis. Resume with a cover letter may be submitted to: Jane Skinner, City Clerk, at 411 East 2nd Street, Ogallala, NE, 69153; or electronically at jane.skinner@ogallala-ne.gov. The position will remain open until filled.

Posted April 1, 2016


HUD Executive Director. Full-time position open for Executive Director of HUD subsidized public housing in Pawnee City, NE. Manages 59 units, office assistant, and maintenance crew. Self starter, detail oriented, well-organized person familiar with HUD procedures and willing to attend HUD training.
Mail resumes by April 12 to:
Pawnee City Housing Authority
418 11th Street #165
Pawnee City, NE 68420

Pawnee City Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted March 28, 2016

Utility Employee. Village of Callaway is accepting applications for a full-time Utility Employee. The individual is to assist in the maintenance and upgrade of all the departments. Departments include the Pool, Parks, Community Center, Street, Electric, Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste. Duties include, but not limited to, operating heavy equipment, snow removal, street maintenance, mowing and general upkeep of all Village-owned properties. Requirements include a valid Nebraska driver’s license, pre-employment Drug & Alcohol Testing required, certification in water is REQUIRED (Village is willing to train), must obtain CDL within 3 months of hire. Electrical or lineman experience preferred. Wage is based on experience. Benefits included. Resume and references can be mailed to the Village of Callaway, P.O. Box 157, Callaway, NE 68825, fax 308-836-2927 or emailed to callaway@gpcom.net. EOE.

Posted March 11, 2016

Finance Department Director. City of Storm Lake, Iowa is seeking applicants for the position of Finance Department Director. Qualified applicants will have experience in management of a wide variety of financial tasks, supervisory experience, and the ability to analyze and interpret financial documents.  Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field, 5 years of accounting experience, excellent computer skills, and ability to effectively manage employees.  Prefer experience in Government accounting.   More information on this position is available at www.stormlake.org or by emailing cityhall@stormlake.org.

Posted March 8, 2016

City Manager. Webster City, IA (pop. 8,070), salary range is $92,000 - $108,000.   Located in north central Iowa, known as Boone River Country it is characterized by a strong industrial component, viable downtown, superior school system and extensive park and recreation amenities.  Full-service county seat community with electric, water and wastewater utilities, recreation center, airport, and cemetery. Position reports to a five-member City Council.  Responsible for full-time staff of 65 and total budget of $28 million for FY 16-17.  Specific experience in finance/budgeting, electric utility, personnel activities, economic development, and community partnerships. Bachelor’s Degree (preferably an M. A.) or equivalent experience in public or business administration or related field, plus a minimum of three years experience in a responsible municipal management position, preferably with an electric utility. A position profile, full job description and additional information available on our website at www.webstercity.com. Please send resume by 5/2/16. 

Posted March 4, 2016

Director of Engineering. Hutchinson, KS. Reports to the City Manager and is responsible for directing the operations of the Engineering Department, which includes management of Capital Improvement Projects involving road, flood control and storm water management infrastructure. The Engineering department also conducts traffic assessments, conducts development reviews in coordination with the Planning and Development department, and manages the city’s GIS operations. The city’s Capital Improvements Program contains $4.6 million for street improvements in 2016. It programs over $750 thousand in storm water related improvement in 2016. The 2016 Engineering operating budget is $1.39 million which includes 14 staff and the director position. This position provides direction, coordination and oversight to in-house staff and professional service contractors for various technical studies and infrastructure projects; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; and identifies opportunities for improvement.

Annualized salary range DOQ.

For a full job description, visit: https://hutchinsonjobs.hyrell.com/VirtualStepPositionDetails.aspx?TemplateId=120609

Posted March 3, 2016





























































Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

City and state leaders call for proactive approach to emerald ash borer

Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler, Plattsmouth Mayor Paul Lambert and Dr. Scott Josiah of the Nebraska Forest Service called for cities and the state to be proactive in dealing with the emerald ash borer (EAB), which is projected to cause more than $960 million in damage statewide. Costs can be contained by taking action now. Lincoln Southeast High School Students in the background spent time wrapping ribbons around the ash trees to show the impact of EAB when it strikes.

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