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GRADE 3 WATER OPERATOR. City of Benkelman, NE. pop. 953 is accepting applications for a full-time grade 3 water operator (or grade 4 working towards grade 3) and sewer operator to work under the direction of the senior water operator and City Superintendent. Successful applicant will be required to have a valid Nebraska Commercial Drivers License and pass a drug test. Duties include maintenance of the wastewater collection and water distribution systems including sampling, testing, cleaning, flushing, and repairs; daily inspections of water and wastewater systems including the water treatment plant and other duties assigned.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Job includes competitive benefit package. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and may apply at the Benkelman City Office, 126 7th Avenue East, Benkelman, NE.  69021. Position open until filled. For further information contact James Summers, City Superintendent, at (308) 423-2466 or City Clerk/Treasurer Diane Rosenfelt at (308) 423-2540.

Posted Aug. 7, 2014

CITY CLERK. The City of Bellevue, Nebraska is accepting applications for the position of City Clerk. GENERAL DUTIES: Responsible for the accurate maintenance of City records, ordinances, resolutions, bonds and City Council agendas/minutes. Full job description at www.bellevue.net. COMPENSATION: $58K - $82K plus excellent benefit package.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit a resume at www.bellevue.net or apply in person at City of Bellevue Personnel Office, 204 West Mission Ave, Bellevue, NE 68005; Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm. Closing date for applications will be Friday September 5, 2014. The City of Bellevue is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted August 6, 2014 

LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER E911/COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR. The South Sioux City/Dakota County Law Enforcement Center is accepting applications for the position of Law Enforcement Center/Communications Director. DUTIES: Management of a countywide law enforcement/fire/EMS communications center to include oversight of an AS/400 system, building and grounds management, and an active role in the Dakota County Emergency Management Agency.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: High school education, experience in public safety, budgeting, personnel management and a basic knowledge of communications equipment and radio tower management. This is an exempt position and requires residency in Dakota County within 60 days of start of employment.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Application forms may be obtained by contacting Pat Foust - Director, City/County Law Enforcement Center, 701 W. 29th Street, South Sioux City, NE 68776, phone 402-494-7512 or email at pfoust@southsiouxcity.org. Applications and resumes must be received or postmarked no later than August 15, 2014. The City/County LEC is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted July 31, 2014

Building Inspector. The City of Beatrice, Nebraska is now accepting applications for the position of Building Inspector. GENERAL DUTIES: Review plans and applications for all building, plumbing, and mechanical permits to verify compliance with applicable codes; checks all construction sites for compliance with approved plans and codes; reviews applications for compliance with zoning codes; issues certificates of occupancy for all buildings after final inspections have been completed; handles questions and complaints from citizens and contractors with regard to building projects in the community; works with City
Attorney to prosecute violators of city ordinances and building codes; monitors licensing of plumbers; oversees the demolition of dilapidated structures; reviews and develops recommendations regarding the adoption or amendment of building codes or other ordinances pertaining to construction practices; handles inspections of public works projects as requested; contacts individuals who may be involved in unauthorized construction and conducts inspections of these work sites; keeps current on developments in the construction field with regard to new building methods and materials; works with other staff to keep public information handouts up-to-date; advises the Planning and Zoning Commission on zoning issues; reviews and updates various application forms when needed; other duties as assigned.

ABILITY TO OBTAIN INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE CERTIFICATIONS: Building Inspector; Building Plans Examiner; Commercial Building Inspector; Commercial Mechanical Inspector; Commercial Plumber Inspector; Residential Building Inspector; Residential Mechanical Inspector; Residential Plumbing Inspector; Property Maintenance & Housing Inspector; Zoning Inspector.

COMPENSATION: Salary range for this position is $38,584 - $56,472 plus benefits. The City of Beatrice offers the following benefits to its employees: Employer paid health insurance; Dental and eye care insurance; Vacation, personal, and medical leave; Retirement plan and deferred compensation plans, Basic life insurance and long term disability; Flex pay health reimbursement account.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at www.beatrice.ne.gov or www.iccsafe.org or send resume to the following address: City Administrator, 400 Ella Street, Beatrice, NE 68310. Receiving applications until the position is filled, initial application review to begin August 25, 2014.

Posted July 25, 2014

Village Clerk/Treasurer. The Village of Chambers, Nebraska is now accepting applications for the position of Village Clerk/Treasurer. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must be available to work at least 20 hours per week in addition to minimum of one evening per month. Qualified applicants must also have excellent computer knowledge, general accounting skills, and customer service experience. Applications can be obtained at the Village Office by calling (402) 482-5939. Completed applications may be dropped off at the Village Office or submitted to: Village of Chambers, PO Box 143, Chambers, NE 68725. To be considered for this opening, completed applications must be received by Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm. The Village of Chambers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted July 14, 2014

City Engineer/Director of Engineering & Community Planning. The City of Gering, Nebraska is accepting applications for a City Engineer/Director of Engineering & Community Planning. Salary $64,769 - $83,020. Full service city including electric utility, city owned convention center, and golf course. Position requires a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering or civil engineering combined with professional engineering experience; and must possess or be able to obtain certification by the State of Nebraska as a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) with an Environmental discipline within six months of the date of hire and maintain this through the course of employment. A Master's degree in Environmental Engineering is highly desirable. A full job description and application can be obtained on the City of Gering website, http://www.gering.org. Return application, resume & references in an envelope marked "City Engineer Applicant" to Human Resources, 1025 P Street, Gering, NE 69341. Applications must be received by August 15, 2014 in order to be considered in the initial review process. Position will remain open until filled. EOE

Posted July 2, 2014

Electric Lineman. The City of Stromsburg, Nebraska is accepting applications for a full-time electric lineman to work under the direction of the public works director/city supervisor. The successful applicant should have prior experience or formal training in the electrical field; will be required to hold all required certifications; have knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations; hold a valid driver's license; and pass a drug test. Basic computer skills helpful. The duties include but are not limited to operating the city electric system, filing necessary reports for the electric department, assist other city departments including snow removal, operating large equipment, meter readings, and other duties when necessary. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefit package includes very competitive insurance, vacation and retirement package. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and may apply at the Stromsburg City Office, 122 East 3rd Street. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information contact Lenard Schaefer, Public Works Director/City Supervisor, at 402-764-2561.

Posted July 2, 2014

City Administrator. City of Austin (pop. 24,718), MN is seeking a City Administrator, salary range is $120,000 to $130,000. Located in southeastern Minnesota, Austin is a picturesque community characterized by a historic downtown, established neighborhoods and a Fortune 500 company.  Position reports to a Mayor and seven-member City Council. City departments include police and fire services, street and highway maintenance, sanitation, public library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, administration, human resources and finance. The city employs 162 regular full-time and part-time employees. The 2014 general fund budget is $14.8 million and the total budget is $30.8 million.  Requires a BA degree (Master’s degree is preferred) and a minimum five years of experience in city government in a high-level management position.   Qualified candidates will possess significant budgeting/financial planning background, community/economic development experience, collaborative skills and staff development experience. Send cover letter, resume, salary history and work-related references by July 21, 2014, to City of Austin, Human Resources Director at twiechma@ci.austin.mn.us.  Inquiries, please call Patrick McGarvey, consultant, at 651-303-4905. Community & Position profile and job description available at www.ci.austin.mn.us.

Posted June 17, 2014


Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

During the interim, or the months between regular legislative sessions, lawmakers will, among many things, consider interim study resolutions or proposals for the study of issues after the Legislature adjourns its regular session. These proposals are sent to the Legislature’s Executive Board, which refers them to the appropriate committees for consideration before next session. Committees then prioritize the resolutions referred to them. Limited time and staff usually preclude work on every resolution. Hearings on interim study resolutions typically are held in late summer or early fall and a weekly notice of those hearings is posted on the Legislature’s website at http://nebraskalegislature.gov/. A list of Interim study resolutions is available on the Legislature’s website at http://nebraskalegislature.gov/session/interim.php.
The 2015 Legislature, which will be the 104th Legislature, is scheduled to convene Jan. 7. It will be a long, or 90-day, session.





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