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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.

Lineman II. City Wayne Municipal Utilities is currently accepting applications for a Lineman II.  Applicants must have a minimum of 5 year’s experience in the electrical field or technical school graduate.  Examples of work:  Participates in construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electrical distribution and transmission lines; sets poles, strings wire, and hangs or installs transformers, lightning arresters, cut-outs, cross arms and insulators and related components; performs most skilled lineman tasks in constructing 2,400 to 13,000 volt lines.  Pay range will be $20.21 - $27.56.  Starting pay will be based on prior experience and certifications.  Applications and job description are available at the City of Wayne, 306 Pearl Street, Wayne, NE  68787.   Applications are due by 9/15/15 and should be returned to Betty McGuire, City Clerk, with applicable resume.  City of Wayne is an EOE. For more information, call 402-375-1733 and ask for Lowell Johnson, City Administrator.

Posted Aug. 26, 2015


Deputy City Clerk/Treasurer. City of Nebraska City, Nebraska, population 7,289, is seeking a full time Deputy City Clerk/Treasurer. Experience in a responsible administrative capacity, including considerable experience in public financial administration affording a familiarity with budgeting, accounting, collection and payroll methods; any combination of training and experience equivalent to at least two (2) years of college in a related field and five (5) years’ experience including one (1) year of supervisory experience involving accounting procedures. Knowledge and skills in employee relations, payroll, public relations, accounting, office operation, computer technology, time management, organization, and communication.  Starting pay $20.42/hr with benefits. Job descriptions and benefit material can be obtained by contacting the City Clerk at 402-873-5515 or electronically at mmarcotte@nebraskacity.com.  Application can be accessed at http://nebraskacityne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Employment-Application.pdf. Cover letter, resume and City application should be submitted by mail to ATTN: City Clerk, City of Nebraska City, 1409 Central Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410 or electronically to mmarcotte@nebraskacity.com.  EOE.  First review of applications will be Sept. 11, 2015. Position open until filled.

Posted Aug. 21, 2015


City Clerk. Broken Bow, NE (pop. 3,559), is the gateway to the Sandhills in Central Nebraska. Broken Bow is currently accepting applications for a City Clerk. The City Clerk is a full-time position with a better than average benefit package. Broken Bow 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 High School Diploma or equivalent with a two year college degree preferred, plus three years of previous office/office management experience. The successful candidate will need to have the ability to be bonded, multitask, have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, ability to work with standard office equipment as well as software, and great communication skills. Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
City of Broken Bow is an EOE.
For more information, an application, and a job description, please visit Broken Bow’s official website @ www.cityofbrokenbow.org or call (308) 870-2150.
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application by September 11th, 2015 to:
City Clerk Search Committee
P.O. Box 504
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Submit electronically via email to bclark@cityofbrokenbow.org.

Posted Aug. 19, 2015


Mechanical Engineer. City of Fremont. Experienced mechanical engineer opening at the Fremont Department of Utilities due to a retirement. Enjoy small town living close to the Omaha Metro. Looking for dynamic individual to play a key role in our continued success. Required BS in Mechanical Engineering. Preferred PE. Excellent Benefit Package.  $75, 048 - $105,586 Job description and application on line at: www.fremontne.gov or in person at 400 E Military, Fremont. Open till filled. EOE

Posted Aug. 19, 2015


City Manager. Casper, Wyoming, is situated at the foot of Casper Mountain in the scenic North Platte River Valley in east central Wyoming. With a population of 60,000, Casper is the second largest metropolitan area in Wyoming, a state known for its infinitely beautiful natural resources. The largest airport in the state, Natrona County International Airport, is located in Casper. The City of Casper operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager oversees approximately 900 employees who deliver a full array of quality municipal services funded by a combined annual budget of over $164 million.

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred. The selected candidate must have 7 to 12 years of progressively responsible experience in local government operations, or base, or deputy base military command experience.

View complete position profile and apply online:
http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches

For more information:
Chester Nolen, Senior VP of Executive Search
Strategic Government Resources
Chester@GovernmentResource.com

Posted Aug. 13, 2015


Executive Director. Nebraska City Area Economic Development Company (“NCAEDC”), is seeking an Executive Director of Economic Development who will be responsible for facilitating the creation of jobs and economic development opportunities for Otoe County, Nebraska.
Our ideal candidate will be able to manage a number of different tasks with the primary focus being the retention of existing businesses, while leading the process of attracting new businesses.  Our leader will have excellent management skills and the ability to establish relationships across a variety of landscapes.  Our leader will be the point of contact for all prospects and will be able to work directly with other agencies in Nebraska City.  The position reports to the board of directors.
Our candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field or three to five years of work experience in business/economic development within a local, regional or state economic development organization.
For complete job description visit www.NebraskaCityareaedc.com
To apply, submit cover letter, resume and professional references to the contact information listed below.  Position will be open until filled.
Charles Wiiest, Chairman
Nebraska City Economic Development Corporation
C/O Arbor Bank
P.O. Box 429
Nebraska City, NE 68410
NCAEDC_Director@gmail.com
402.873.8967
www.nebraskacityareaedc.com

Posted Aug. 12, 2015


City Administrator. City of Cherokee, NW IA community, population 5,252, is seeking a City Administrator. Current Administrator has announced retirement December 31, 2015.  Demonstrated experience working for municipal, county, regional or state government.  Degree in public administration or related field is required.  Increasingly responsible managerial experience.    Salary commensurate with experience.   Job description and application at www.cherokeeiowa.net.  Applications to City Clerk, 416 W. Main St., Cherokee, IA 51012 or electronically at  debtaylor14@hotmail.com  by Aug. 31, 2015. 

Posted Aug. 6, 2015


Fire Chief. City of Lincoln, Nebraska, is seeking a Fire Chief. Salary:  $110,000 - $153,000. The Lincoln Fire & Rescue Department (LF&R) provides fire protection, emergency medical services, and hazardous materials and technical rescue response.LF&R maintains 14 fire stations that are strategically located to provide optimal response times to emergencies. LF&R is organized into Operations (to include an EMS Division), Training, Logistics, and Administrative Divisions. The department employs 302 FTEs and its annual budget is $32,828,730. Total call volume for 2014 was 22,554.

Under the general administrative direction of the Director of Public Safety, the Fire Chief provides executive level leadership directing all activities of LF&R. Work involves responsibility for developing, implementing, and monitoring the effectiveness of departmental programs, policies and procedures; supervising and directing departmental operations regarding fire suppression, emergency medical services, ambulance services, fire safety, communications, and equipment maintenance; and enforcing provisions of the Uniform Fire Code, state fire codes and related laws and regulations.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, fire protection engineering, fire science, emergency medical services or related field plus extensive experience involving progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience in a fire department, fire and rescue department, or emergency medical service of similar size to Lincoln; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the desirable knowledge, abilities and skills.

For a complete job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Current Searches." For questions, please call 206-368-0050.

First review: Sept. 13, 2015 (open until filled).

Posted Aug. 5, 2015


Utilities Superintendent Position. Village of Sterling, Neb.is accepting applications for the position of Utilities Superintendent. The duties of this full-time employee include overseeing the Village’s water and wastewater systems, general maintenance of streets, parks, equipment, minimal electrical and upkeep of Village property.
The successful applicant must have or be able to obtain certification in both water and wastewater within one (1) year of employment and possess a valid Nebraska driver’s license. Wage is commensurate with experience. Benefits include a stipend for health insurance. Applications are available from the Village Clerk at P.O. Box 309, Sterling, Nebraska 68443 and will be accepted until 8-25-15. Applicants will be notified of interview dates and times. The Village of Sterling is an equal opportunity employer.
For further information contact Dennis Heusman, Chairman, at P.O. Box 309, Sterling, Nebraska 68443. Telephone No. (402) 988-8737.

Posted Aug. 4, 2015


Treasurer. City of Bayard, Nebraska, is seeking a full-time City Treasurer. 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 long-term position will oversee the financial functions of the city including, but not limited to, municipal accounting and budgeting, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, utility billing, and customer service. 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. Bachelor Degree in a related field is preferred, but relevant experience with a strong accounting background will also be given consideration. Salary is dependent on qualifications. Benefits offered by the 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 nate.heffron@cityofbayard.net.  For further questions please contact Nate Heffron, City Clerk at (308) 586-1121.  APPLICATION REVIEW WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY, POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.  E.O.E.

Posted Aug. 4, 2015



Deputy Clerk/Deputy Treasurer.
City of Bayard is accepting applications for a full-time Deputy Clerk/Deputy Treasurer. This long-term position reports to the City Clerk and will assist in both Clerk and Treasurer functions of the City. Applicants must have strong computer skills using Word and Excel. Additional essential skills required include customer service in person as well as over the phone, filing, operation of basic office machines, and clerical skills. Benefits offered by the 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 nate.heffron@cityofbayard.net.  For further questions please contact Nate Heffron, City Clerk at (308) 586-1121.  APPLICATION REVIEW WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY, POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.  E.O.E.

Posted Aug. 4, 2015


 

Utilities Superintendent. Village of Sterling, Nebraska is accepting applications for the position of Utilities Superintendent. The duties of this full-time employee include overseeing the Village’s water and wastewater systems, general maintenance of streets, parks, equipment, minimal electrical and upkeep of Village property. Successful applicant must have or be able to obtain certification in both water and wastewater within one (1) year of employment and possess a valid Nebraska driver’s license. Wage is commensurate with experience. Benefits include a stipend for health insurance.
Applications are available from the Village Clerk at P.O. Box 309, Sterling, Nebraska 68443 and will be accepted until 8-25-15. Applicants will be notified of interview dates and times. The Village of Sterling is an equal opportunity employer. For further information contact Dennis Heusman, Chairman, at P.O. Box 309, Sterling, Nebraska 68443. Telephone No. (402) 988-8737.

Posted Aug. 3, 2015


 

City Manager. City of Leavenworth (36,000 pop.) is seeking a highly skilled, experienced and motivated professional with excellent leadership, communication and decision making skills to oversee all facets of the City’s governmental organization and administration.  Progressive, growing, historic city located in Kansas City metropolitan area.  $42.4M operating budget and $7.3M capital budget for 2014; 272 FT and 90 temporary employees. Will require minimum BA/BS degree in appropriate field and 5 to 10 years progressive administrative experience with strong work record.  Appointed by 5-member City Commission. Salary DOQ. Submit confidential resume with salary history to Lona Lanter, City of Leavenworth, 100 N. 5th Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048 by no later than Aug. 31, 2015.  EOE/AA.

 

Posted Aug. 3, 2015


Human Resources Director. City of Lenexa, Kansas, located in the Kansas City metropolitan area with a population of 50,000, is seeking a new Human Resources Director. The Human Resources Director will help lead the organization by enhancing performance in all departments. A priority for the City is to create and implement a long-term approach for professional development and training that fosters and reinforces the City’s values. Additionally, it will be important for the new Director to model and emphasize a philosophy that ensures that the composition of City staff reflect the evolving culture and diversity of the community.

Bachelor’s Degree required. Should have 10 years of personnel administration experience, with at least 5 years of experience in a supervisory capacity. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s Degree and an IPMA-HR Certified Professional designation. The starting salary range for this position is $97,500 to $120,000 annually DOE/Q.

View a complete position profile and apply online at:
http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches

For more information on this position, contact:
Gary Holland, Senior Vice President
Strategic Government Resources
GaryHolland@GovernmentResource.com

Posted Aug. 3, 2015


Assistant Director of Finance. $55,799-$79,073 The City of Hutchinson intends to hire a candidate that possesses the knowledge, background, and leadership ability to become the new Finance Director in less than 24 months. Duties include projecting cash needs, conducting cash management, overseeing internal controls, working with external auditors, managing the City's investment portfolio, enhancing banking relations, performing financial studies, providing staff assistance, participating in budget preparation, and financial statement analysis. Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting/finance, 5+ years of government or corporate planning and reporting experience, and supervisory experience required. Apply online at hutchinsonjobs.hyrell.com.

Posted July 28, 2015



Full-time Water/Wastewater Construction Position.
City of Broken Bow Water/Wastewater Department is accepting applications for full-time employment.
This position involves but not limited to construction of new water and sewer mains, tapping services, moving, clean-up of job sites, shoveling, raking, etc. Multiple skill levels are needed. Competitive Wages and Benefit Package. Applications are available at the Administration Office located on the second floor at 314 South 10th Avenue or www.cityofbrokenbow.org. Submit application and related information to the City of Broken Bow, ATTN: Administrative Assistant, P.O. Box 504, Broken Bow, NE 68822, or via email at aneben@cityofbrokenbow.org. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 7, 2015 no later than 5:00 P.M. Broken Bow is an EOE. For more information please contact Water/Wastewater Superintendent Darren Marten at (308) 870-3421.

Posted July 24, 2015


Economic Development Director. The Custer Economic Development Company Board, a privately funded economic development organization, seeks an Executive Director of Economic Development who will be responsible to coordinate all activities, programs and operations of the Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) in an efficient and effective manner. The President will be responsible to carry out a variety of activities focused on the retention and expansion of existing businesses, attracting new businesses and creating jobs while preserving the quality of life in Custer County, Nebraska.

Custer County and the community of Broken Bow, located at the heart of Central Nebraska, boasts friendly, hard-working people, progressive businesses and a tradition of community spirit.  It has a distinct Main Street America aura, progressive and picture perfect.

The ideal candidate will be a leader with management skills and the ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships at all levels, possess excellent listening and communication skills (both verbal and written) and the  ability to maintain confidentiality.  The candidate should excel in public presentations skills, carry out effective and timely follow-up on required efforts with business contacts and opportunities and have proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs.  Must be self-motivated and have excellent organizational and time management skills.  Grant writing skills would be beneficial.

Completion of a bachelor’s degree, advanced education, training and completion of professional economic development trainings preferred, although a combination of education and experience will be considered; will be required to travel and work a varying schedule, including nights and weekends. This is a full-time salaried position. Compensation based on experience and skills. Benefit package is provided. Candidate required to establish residency in Custer County within three months of employment and have a valid driver’s license. 

For complete job description, contact: Stuart L. Fox, Chairman, Custer Economic Development Corporation, P.O. Box 2, Broken Bow, NE  68822, stuartf@nesb.net  308.870.5012  www.custercountyne.comTo apply, submit cover letter, resume and at least three professional references to the above contact information. Position will be open until filled.

Posted July 24, 2015


Executive Director. The Cambridge Economic Development Corporation is seeking an Executive Director. Candidate should have a strong background in economic and community development, must be detail oriented and thorough in a multi-task environment. The position requires the ability to work independently and report to a board of directors. Strong communication skills are a must. Candidate must be a quick learner, comfortable with computer technology, and proficient in MS Office and email. Wage is based on experience and qualifications, 30 hours per week with benefits. The position has the opportunity to have full time pay with additional duties as the City Deputy Clerk. Send resume to: City of Cambridge, Attn: Economic Development, 722 Patterson Ave., PO Box Q, Cambridge, NE 69022 or email EDOpening@swnebr.net. Equal Opportunity Employer.  Full description available online at www.cambridgene.org

Posted July 23, 2015


Police Officer I. Seward, NE (pop 7,043) located just west of Lincoln, Nebraska=s State Capital on the I-80 corridor, Nebraska=s Official 4th of July City, the Seward County Seat, Progressive Business District and home to Concordia University. City of Seward is accepting applications to create an eligibility list for POLICE OFFICER I. Currently, the City has one opening for a Police Officer I. The ideal applicant must have a strong work ethic and values to enforce all State statutes, City ordinances and Federal statutes; and maintain law and order within the City of Seward. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire; a U.S. Citizen;  graduate of high school or GED equivalent; have the ability to successfully enter and complete the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center basic recruit Academy http://www.nletc.state.ne.us/training_programs.html within the prescribed period of time, or any equivalent combination of training and experience; possess valid driver=s license, pass vision and physical exam, and background. Current salary range is: $16.99-$22.81/hour.

Application and job announcement available at City Hall, 537 Main St., P. O. Box 38; Seward NE 68434-0038 (402-643-2928) and at City=s website: http://CityofSewardNE.com/jobs.htm.  Reasonable accommodations available for persons needing assistance in completing application and should be made at time of application. 

Qualified Applicants will submit the application by 4 p.m., Friday, August 14, 2015 to Civil Service Secretary Bonnie Otte, 537 Main St., P.O. Box 38, Seward, NE 68434-0038. The City of Seward is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted July 22, 2015


Lineworker. City of David City, Nebraska, is currently accepting applications for the position of Lineworker 1 or Apprentice Lineman. Examples of work:  Participates in construction, installation, maintenance and repair of electrical distribution lines; sets poles, strings wire and hangs or installs transformers, lightning arresters, cutouts, cross arms and insulators and related components; performs lineman tasks in constructing 2,400 to 13,800 volt lines; and stand a regularly scheduled standby watch. Must have a valid Nebraska CDL driver’s license. Wages are determined by employee pay scale. Full benefits within six months of hire date. Application and job description forms may be obtained from the City Office at 557 N. 4th Street, P.O. Box 191, David City, NE  68632 Phone: 402-367-3135. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posted July 20, 2015


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

A historic session that included repealing the death penalty, increasing the gas tax for infrastructure projects and passing a bill to allow young immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses ended a day early when lawmakers adjourned sine die May 29.

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. Interim study hearings usually are held in late summer or early fall and a weekly notice of these hearings, which is available online at www.nebraskalegislature.gov, is produced by the Clerk of the Legislature’s office.

The 2015 Interim Study Resolutions will cover several issues of interest to municipal officials, including: the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act; economic development tools for municipalities; pensions provided for firefighters from cities of the first class; use of body cameras for state and local law enforcement; tax increment financing; the statutory relationship between cities of the second class and villages and the public libraries within their jurisdictions; and, a comprehensive study of Nebraska’s state and local roads system.

The 2016 Legislature begins Jan. 6 and will be the second session of the 104th Legislature. This will be a 60-day session, which means it will probably end in April.