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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

Street Commissioner. City of St. Paul is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Street Commissioner. This position will perform a variety of managerial and maintenance duties related to the Street Department. The successful applicant must possess a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with an airbrake endorsement. Having the knowledge and experience of street maintenance, construction, and equipment is required. Work in other departments of the city as needed and directed. This is a full-time position with a benefit package. Applications or resumes need to be submitted to the City of St. Paul by a deadline of 5 p.m., Monday, April 13, 2015.  For more information, contact City Hall at 704 6th Street, St. Paul, NE  68873 or call (308)754-4483 or email mhelzer@cityofstpaulne.org. EOE

Posted March 18, 2015

City Administrator. City of Aurora, is accepting applications for City Administrator. Pop.  4,500. Located in South Central Nebraska, Aurora has earned a reputation as a forward-looking proactive model community. Aurora has Mayor/Council form of government. City Council has six members elected by wards and Mayor is elected at large. City Administrator reports directly to Mayor.  Community has excellent school system, progressive library, civic center, parks and recreation facilities, golf course, outstanding museum, and nationally recognized science center.

Aurora seeks City Administrator with appropriate educational background and/or professional work experience. Private sector experience will be considered. City offers an excellent benefit package which includes but is not limited to health, dental, vision, and life insurance; City employee pension and voluntary 457 deferred compensation plans; four weeks’ vacation; sick leave and holidays; Salary DOQ.

The City of Aurora is an EOE. Applications accepted until 5:00 pm. April 24, 2015. Interested parties should send letter of application, resume and a complete City of Aurora Application Form to City Administrator Search Committee, 905 13th St., Aurora, NE 68818-2409

Posted March 17, 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

Full-time Public Works Director. City of Center Point (Pop 2, 421) is seeking a Full-time Public Works Director. Position requires a minimum of 2 years post high school education, 2 years management experience and a public works related background. Applicant must hold or be able to obtain Grade 2 water and Grade 1 Wastewater certifications within 1 year of employment. Candidate must also have a class B CDL with air brakes. Successful candidate will demonstrate being a self-starter with strong organization, customer service, and communication skills.  Send cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume to City Administrator, Chelsea Huisman 200 Franklin Street Center Point IA 52213 or cityadministrator@centerpointia.com by April 6. Full job description available at www.centerpointia.com . Post-offer physical, drug screen, and background screen required. EOE.

Posted March 12, 2015

City Attorney. Fulltime. Grand Island. Closing Date/Time: Thu. 04/09/15 3:00 PM Central Time. Salary: $84,232.30 - $121,452.86 Annually The City Attorney plans, directs, and participates in the provision of complex professional legal services to the Mayor, City Council, City Administrator, City departments and various boards and commissions. The City Attorney performs administrative work in directing the legal activities of the City; providing policy, technical and administrative support. City Attorney serves as Chief legal advisor for the City and makes unambiguous recommendations for actions. This also requires that all legal opinions be vetted sufficiently in order to avoid, whenever possible, a change in the opinion at a later time. The position is considered a statutory officer of the City of Grand Island and is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the council. The City Attorney shall hold office until the end of the Mayor's term. Residency is a requirement. The Department prosecutes ordinance violations, collects delinquent bills and tax assessments, reviews contacts, and prepares ordinances, resolutions and agreements. The City Code is updated and published by the Legal staff. Monitoring legislative bills are the responsibility of the Legal staff. The Legal Department attends all City Council meetings and advises on parliamentary procedure. Monitoring legislative bills are the responsibility of the Legal staff. The Legal Department attends all City Council meetings and advises on parliamentary procedure. The Legal Department is also responsible for purchasing functions. This includes monitoring compliance with the procurement code and state statutes, processing pur-chase orders where appropriate, reviewing and processing contracts, bonds and insurance certificates in connection with the City’s purchases. A significant responsibility for the department is the negotiation of several union contracts, which includes the IBEW, FOP, IAFF and AFSCME unions. For more information, see this link: http://www.grand-island.com/your-government/human-resources/job-opportunities

Posted March 10, 2015

Deputy City Clerk/Utility Clerk/Treasurer Clerk. City of Creighton, NE is seeking a Deputy City Clerk/Utility Clerk/Treasurer Clerk. This position assists the City Administrator/City Clerk/Treasurer in the operation of the City Office. Candidates must have high ethical standards; administrative and clerical experience with systems such as word processing; experience providing good customer service; and applying the principles, practices and techniques of book-keeping and accounting. Associates Degree in Business or related field required.  Any equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible related experience may be substituted for required education.  Minimum of three or more years experience as an administrative professional, preferably in a governmental entity. Certification designation as Certified Municipal Clerk or ability to obtain certification within 5 years is highly desirable. Must have a valid Nebraska driver’s license. An application and detailed job description can be found at www.Creighton.org. Applications will remain open until position is filled. The City of Creighton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Contact: City Administrator/City Clerk/Treasurer, PO Box 188, Creighton, NE 68729, ccreigh@gpcom.net, 402-358-3557.

Posted Feb. 20, 2015

City Clerk-Treasurer. Nebraska City. (pop. 7,289; $34.5 million budget), Home of Arbor Day. Referred to as part of Nebraska’s “Golden Triangle” because it is located just 48 miles east of the Lincoln metro area and 51 miles south of Omaha. Also, the Kansas City metro area is an easy two-hour drive south on Interstate 29. Nebraska City operates the Nebraska City Utilities and utilizes a commissioner form of government with its five-person council consisting of the Mayor (commissioner of public affairs and public safety) and commissioners of the Department of Public Works; Public Accounts & Finances; Department of Parks & Recreation; and Department of Streets, Public Improvements and Public Property. For additional information, visit www.gonebraskacity.com and nebraskacityne.gov.The City Clerk-Treasurer of Nebraska City must have five years of progressively responsible local government management or related experience and a college degree, preferably a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science or a related field. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are a must.  Requirements may be waived in favor of comparable experience at the discretion of the Council. This is a full-time exempt position with full benefits. Annual salary range on an 8-step pay plan is currently $59,072 to $72,735. City of Nebraska City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications remain open until filled. Candidates must send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to: David Partsch, City Clerk-Treasurer Search, 1518 Central Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, or electronically to:  dpartsch@nebraskacity.com

Posted Feb. 18, 2015

City Administrator. Nebraska City (pop. 7,289; $34.5 million budget), Home of Arbor Day. Referred to as part of Nebraska’s “Golden Triangle” because it is located just 48 miles east of the Lincoln metro area and 51 miles south of Omaha. Also, the Kansas City metro area is an easy two-hour drive south on Interstate 29. Nebraska City operates the Nebraska City Utilities and uses a commissioner form of government with its five-person council consisting of the Mayor (commissioner of public affairs and public safety) and commissioners of the Department of Public Works; Public Accounts & Finances; Department of Parks & Recreation; and Department of Streets, Public Improvements and Public Property. For additional information, visit nebraskacityne.gov and www.gonebraskacity.com.
The City Administrator of Nebraska City must have a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration or a related field with at least five years of municipal government experience. A Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA), Organizational Management - Entrepreneurial and Economic Development, or a related field is preferred. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are a must. Requirements may be waived in favor of comparable experience at the discretion of the Council. This is a full-time exempt position with full benefits. Annual salary range is currently $88,978 - $107,275 on an 8-step pay plan. The City of Nebraska City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications will remain open until filled. Candidates must send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to: David Partsch, City Administrator Search, 1518 Central Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, or electronically to: dpartsch@nebraskacity.com.

Posted Feb. 17, 2015

City Manager. City of Gordon, NE (Pop. 1612) is accepting applications for the position of City Manager. Gordon has been a Council-City Manager form of government since 1950. The City Manager reports to the City Council and oversees all departments and phases of municipal government. Successful candidate must possess good written and verbal communication skills, as well as good organizational and interpersonal skills. Applicant needs to be highly motivated with a great work ethic. Minimum qualifications for office include: Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or related field and minimum of one year experience in government or related private field. These basic requirements may be waived in favor of comparable experience, and are at the sole discretion of the City Council. This is a full-time exempt position with full benefits. Salary negotiated based on qualifications and experience.
City of Gordon is an EOE. Position remains open until filled. Send resume, 3 references, and transcripts to City Manager Search, City of Gordon, PO Box 310, Gordon, NE 69343. Phone: 308-282-0837.
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Posted Feb. 13, 2015

Human Resources Director. Grand Island. Plan, direct and coordinate personnel and labor relations activities for the City; direct and participate in recruitment and employment, labor negotiations, classification and compensation, employee benefits, safety programs, training and employee development; coordinate assigned activities with those of other City departments, divisions and outside agencies; and provide policy, technical and administrative support to the Mayor, City Council, City Administrator and City Departments. For more information, see this link

Human Resources Director

Posted Feb. 13, 2015

Planning Coordinator. Hays, Kansas (www.haysus.net) is seeking a dynamic, skilled, forward thinking, and energetic professional to serve as the Planning Coordinator. The Planning Coordinator reports directly to the City Manager and is responsible for coordinating all functions of the City’s planning and zoning program. The position serves as the coordinator to the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.
The Planning Coordinator will work to develop planning related objectives, policies, and procedures. The City recently adopted an updated Comprehensive Plan and is in the process of rewriting the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations.  This position will be instrumental in ensuring new development, and redevelopment is in accordance with these documents. The Planning Coordinator will help perform economic analysis on all development proposals and opportunities to ensure future sustainability. The Planning Coordinator will ensure that redevelopment of downtown and unique neighborhoods is done in a manner that preserves existing character and integrity. Possession of Bachelor's degree (a Master’s degree is desirable) in Urban or Regional Planning, or a related field of study and a minimum of four years of progressively responsible planning experience is required. AICP Certification is required. Full salary pay range: $54,300 — $88,512. Hiring range DOQ and experience. The City of Hays offers generous benefits including free family health insurance, KPERS, longevity bonuses, and PTO. To find out more about the job and benefits, please visit www.haysusa.com. 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 is open until filled. Applications will begin being reviewed on March 20, 2015.

Posted Feb. 11, 2015























Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

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."

See more photos from the League's 2015 Midwinter Conference at https://www.facebook.com/leaguene.