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Working Operations Supervisor. City of Bassett is seeking a candidate to supervise working operations of the city (water, sewer, street, parks, cemetery and others).  The following criteria will be considered in evaluating candidates:

1. Possession of Grade 3 or better water license, or ability to obtain a Grade 3 within 1 year of employment.
2. Possession  of Grade 2 or better sewer license, or ability to obtain a Grade 2 within 1 year of employment.
3. Applicants must have a Class B CDL license, or obtain one within 1 year of employment.
4. Skills in maintenance and repairs to water and sewer systems.
5. Skills in the installation of water and sewer systems.
6. Ability to operate heavy equipment such as loader, backhoe, grader, dump trucks, etc.
7. Commercial applicators license for ornamental turf and right of ways  and public health pest control (mosquitos). Must hold at least one license and ability to obtain others within 1 year of employment.

Beginning salary will depend on experience and qualifications – projected between $20.00 and $28.00 per hour.  A starting salary at the top end of the scale will require experience in a municipal water or sewer department and the ability to quickly assume a leadership position.  The City provides a highly competitive benefits package including full family health coverage, with contribution to HSA account and up to an 8% deferred compensation contribution to a 457 plan.  A City Application must be completed, which may be supplemented with a resume.  Application materials will be received until March 1, 2015. Applications are available at City Hall, P.O. Box 383, Bassett, NE 68714 or by calling 402-684-3338.  EOE  www.bassettnebr.com

Posted Dec. 18, 2014


Electric Journey Line Worker. Alliance. $45,905 to $59,300 DOQ. City of Alliance, Neb., is looking to add to its team! We have the right job for the exceptional candidate interested in providing services to our community and building excellence in our organization. The City is looking for a Full-time Electric Journey Line Worker who will perform skilled line work in the operation, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission systems.
About Us: The City of Alliance, located in Western Nebraska, is a vibrant community know for its quiet neighborhoods and bustling business districts. With Many community groups and cultural activities, we offer something for the entire family. Alliance is centrally located within four hours of Denver, Colorado and Rapid City, South Dakota. Alliance has a population of approximately 9,000 and is the center of commerce for a large rural region of surrounding communities. In addition to the family focused community, schools and cultural events, Alliance is also home to Western Nebraska Community Collage and an expanding Box Butte General Hospital.

How to Apply: Log on to www.cityofalliance.net for a complete job description and application. Applications are being accepted until Jan. 9, 2014, or the position is filled. We do not accept resumes in lieu of a completed application. EOE.

Posted Dec. 18, 2014


City position. City of Stanton, Nebraska is accepting applications for a full time city position. Duties will include work in all city departments. Employee will be required to be on call every third weekend. Requirements include a high school graduation or equivalency and a valid Nebraska driver’s license. Preference for a mechanical background. Certification as a Nebraska Grade 4 water operator, CDL License and Nebraska Grade 2 sewer operator is desired or will be obtained within 1 year of hire. Starting salary will be negotiable depending on qualifications. Vacation, retirement and insurance benefits are included. Applications may be picked up at the City Hall, 800 11th Street or visit stanton.net/government for an application form. For more information contact Nancy Morfeld, City Clerk, P.O. Box 747, Stanton, NE 68779 or 402-439-2119 or email cityofstanton@stanton.net . Applications must be returned to the City Hall before 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2014.

Posted Dec. 16, 2014


City Administrator. City of Seward. Pop. est. 7,120. Position Currently Vacant. Apply by Jan. 12, 2015. 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.

Send letter of intent and resume by 4 p.m., January 12, 2015 to:

Mayor Joshua Eickmeier
P.O. Box 38
537 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Posted Dec. 12, 2014


Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator. City of Ashland, Nebraska, will be accepting applications for the full time position of Building Inspector / Zoning Administrator / Flood Plain Administrator. This position is responsible for the City’s zoning and building office.  Applicant must be able to work 40 hours per week and have knowledge and ability to perform building inspections, review plans and issue building permits.  Must also have knowledge of and ability to enforce zoning codes and municipal codes. Must also be able to utilize a variety of computer programs and have good customer service skills.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Applications must accompany a resume and are available at City Hall, 2304 Silver Street, Ashland, NE. 68003 or by calling 402-944-3387. Applications and resumes must be received by Jan. 5, 2014. EOE

Posted Dec. 8, 2014


Economic Development Coordinator. City of Fairmont, Minnesota (pop. 11,000) is seeking an Economic Development Coordinator.  Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, finance, economic development, marketing or a related field and relevant work experience are required.  Salary: $67,968 to $84,960, DOQ.  Visit www.springsted.com for City of Fairmont application materials.  Submit completed materials to fairmont@springsted.com.  Direct all inquiries to Ms. Klumpp at 651-223-3053.  Position is open until filled.  Review of applications begins on Dec. 18, 2014.  EOE

Posted Dec. 3, 2014


Library Director. Morton-James Public Library in Nebraska City, Neb. is seeking an experienced leader for the position of Library Director.  Salary range is $48,394 to $58,639 with excellent benefits.  The Morton-James Public Library, founded in 1896, consists of a newly renovated 17,000 square foot state of the art facility and is operated with 6 full-time and 2 part-time staff members.  The candidate will be a strong leader with experience in personnel management and budget implementation.  Relevant library grant writing and program development experience a plus.  Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in library science. Fulfillment of the Basic Skills Requirements of the Nebraska Library Commission and five years of experience as a professional librarian, including two years in a supervisory capacity, is preferred. Please send a cover letter and resume by Jan. 2, 2015 to City Clerk, 1409 Central Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410. EOE

Nov. 21, 2014


Water and Sewer Superintendent. City of Central City is anticipating the retirement of the Water and Sewer Superintendent and is seeking a candidate to train with the Superintendent to then take over the position.  The following criteria will be considered in evaluating candidates:
1. Possession of Grade 3 or better water license, or ability to obtain a Grade 3 within 6 months of employment.
2. Applicants must have a CDL license, or obtain one within 6 months, and the ability to operate heavy equipment.
3.  Skills in maintenance and repairs to water and sewer systems.
4.  Skills in the installation of water and sewer systems.
5.  Ability to operate heavy The City of Central City is anticipating the retirement of the Water and Sewer Superintendent and is seeking a candidate to train with the Superintendent to then take over the position.  The following criteria will be considered in evaluating candidates:

Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications – projected between $20.00 and $28.00 per hour.  A starting salary at the top end of the scale will require experience in a municipal water or sewer department and the ability to quickly assume a leadership position.  The City provides a highly competitive benefits package including full family health coverage and a 10% retirement contribution.  A City Application must be completed, which may be supplemented with a resume.  Application materials will be received until a suitable candidate is found. Applications are available at City Hall, 1515 17th Street, P.O. Box 418, Central City, NE 68826 or by calling 308-946-3806.  EOE  www.cc-ne.com
such as loader, backhoe, tapping machines, dump trucks, etc.

Nov. 21, 2014


Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.  City of Wood River is accepting applications for a full-time wastewater treatment plant operator and park maintenance assistant to work under the direction of the Utilities Director.  Successful applicant must possess or have ability to obtain a grade 2 wastewater operator license from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality within six months of hire and a class B CDL from the State of Nebraska within 90 days of hire.
  The successful applicant will be required to have a valid driver’s license and pass a drug test.  Additional requirements necessary for the position are strong mathematic and biology skills, the ability to lift 100 pounds from ground to waist on occasion, cannot have fear of heights from 0 to 60 feet by use of aerial lift equipment.  Experience with equipment such as front end loaders, backhoes, skid steer loaders, and dump trucks are all preferred.
  The primary duties include operating, maintaining and repairing of the City’s wastewater treatment plant, lift stations, and collection system. These duties include but not limited to sampling, testing, compliance procedures, cleaning, maintenance and repair work of the wastewater treatment plant and collection system as the primary duty.  Various other duties are as assigned, such as mowing, snow removal, park maintenance, etc.  Salary commensurate with experience and following a specific probationary period, the successful applicant will receive a benefit package to include employee and family health insurance, retirement plan, sick, vacation and holiday pay.  Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
  Applications and additional information can be obtained by contacting the City of Wood River Clerks office at (308)583-2066; 1002 Main Street, Wood River, NE 68883 or clerkcwr@gmail.com.  Applications will be accepted by the City Clerk until the position is considered filled.  For further information contact Monte Moss, Utilities Director at (308)583-2515 or visit the City of Wood River website www.woodriverne.com.

Nov. 19, 2014


Maintenace Worker. City of Dakota City is now accepting applications for a full-time Maintenance Worker. The duties and responsibilities for this position are but not limited to; mowing, snow removal, operating heavy/light equipment, tree trimming, maintaining parks, cemetery, general maintenance duties for all city buildings and facilities.
Interested applicants should have at minimum a high school diploma/equivalent; experience in the maintenance type work; minimum of class B CDL preferred or must be able to obtain in six month period; and excellent communication skills.
This is a 40 hour per week with overtime possible, Monday thru Friday position. Competitive wages with experience and a better than average benefit package. Dakota City is an EEO employer.
Application and further information is available at Dakota City Hall, at www.dakotacity.net, or call (402) 987-3448.
Submit application and related information to the City of Dakota City, ATTN: Maintenance Supervisor, P.O. Box 482, Dakota City, NE 68731, or via email at cityhall@dakotacity.net. Position open until filled.
First review of resumes to begin Dec. 12, 2014. 

Nov. 19, 2014


Economic Development Director. City of Scribner, Ne (pop 857) has an immediate opening for an Economic Development Director.  We are seeking an individual with strong planning, organization, management, and communication skills.  This individual would be responsible for the development and implementation of economic development plans, programs, and services for the City of Scribner.  Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree, experience in economic development, and municipal experience is preferred.  Submit letter of application, resume, and references to Mayor Dale Rangeloff, P.O. Box D, Scribner, NE 68057 or e-mail to cityofsc@gpcom.net

Nov. 13, 2014


 

 

 

 

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