Job Postings

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.

City Administrator. Oakley, Kansas (pop. 2,075; $4.1 million budget; 27 FTE’s), is a friendly community located an hour west of Hays on I-70. The City is looking for an ethical, professional leader with a bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of local government experience. MPA is preferred. Salary $60K-$70K DOQ. Send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to LEAPS-Oakley@lkm.org or LEAPS-Oakley, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS, 66603. EOE. Open until filled. Application review begins Nov. 16.

Oct. 9, 2015

Development Services Director. City of Gretna, Nebraska, is accepting the City’s Applications Form and resumes for the new position of Development Services Director. Gretna is a fast growing community with many exciting community and economic development opportunities. The Development Services Director is responsible for the daily operations in the areas of Planning, Zoning, Building Inspections, Code Enforcement, and Economic Development. This position will work directly for the City Administrator and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council. This position will also be responsible to manage employees in areas of their responsibility. The Salary range is $4,166 to $4,583 per month to start DOQ. Application and Job Description available from City Clerk, 204 N. McKenna Avenue, P.O. Box 69, Gretna, NE. 68028-0069 and at www.gretnane.org. Applications and resumes must be received by Nov. 6, 2015. EOE

Oct. 9, 2015

Public Works Director. City of Sioux City, Iowa (pop. 82,600). Salary Range:  $96,105 - $135,000.  The City is seeking a strong, dynamic, and inspirational leader with excellent communication and people skills to be the next Director of Public Works. The ideal candidate will be team and service oriented with the ability to be both convincing and diplomatic. Desired qualifications and requirements can be found on the position profile and is available at  www.brimgroup.com. Email resume, cover letter and 5 references to Siouxcity@brimgroup.com by 11/02/15.  Please direct questions to Richard Fursman at richardfursman@gmail.com or (651) 338-2533.

Oct. 8, 2915

Electric Lineman First Class. City of Seward accepting applications through October 30,  2015 for a Full-Time Electric Lineman First Class. Pay range:  $22.24 - $27.61 per hr., with benefits; Applicant must be high school graduate or GED equivalent, with experience in line work & will perform & participate in construction, installation, maintenance & repair of electric distribution & transmission lines & other related work; Applicant must possess: Class B CDL license (or ability to obtain within 6 mos.), knowledge of approved methods, materials & tools used in electric line work; knowledge of principles of electric theory which apply to electric distribution & transmission systems; Application & job description available at Seward City Hall, 537 Main St.; P. O. Box 38; Seward, NE 68434-0038; (402-643-2928) or downloaded at City’s website:  www.CityofSewardNE.com. Reasonable accommodations are available for persons needing assistance in completing application & should be made at time of application. The City of Seward is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Oct. 6, 2015

Chief of Police. City of Gordon, NE (1612) is accepting applications for the Chief of Police position. Salary negotiable based on qualifications. Minimum qualifications include two years of qualified supervisory or administrative law enforcement experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must be certified or be able to be certified through the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center within one year of hiring. Applicant must be highly motivated with a great work ethic and have the ability to work cooperatively with other agencies and city personnel.

The position will remain open until filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume to P.O. Box 310 Gordon, Nebraska 69343 or to gordon@gpcom.net. The City of Gordon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is subject to a veteran’s preference pursuant to Neb.Rev.Stat. §48-227.

If you are looking for a small, friendly, progressive community to raise your family – one with a great school system, excellent hunting and fishing opportunities, beautiful 9 hole (grass green) golf course, challenges and opportunities – we’re just what you’re looking for!

Oct. 6, 2015

City Manager. Canton, SD (pop. 3,049). Starting range $70K to $90,000. The City desires that the ideal candidate for the City Manager position possess a solid educational background and related experience with demonstrated ability in solving complex problems and leading teams. Background and experience required: BA (Master’s Preferred) Degree in Public Administration, Planning, Business Administration or related field and have a minimum of 2 years of public sector managerial experience in a municipal setting. Position profile is available at www.brimgroup.com. Send letter of interest and electronic resume to Canton@brimgroup.com by Oct. 27. Please direct questions to Richard Fursman at richardfursman@brimgroup.com or (651) 338-2533.

Posted Oct. 6, 2015 

City Utility Superintendent. This position manages public works in the Village of Callaway.  Supervise the construction and inspection of all utility services, street maintenance and construction, wastewater treatment, water and sewer system operation, storm sewer, light, park, pool and cemetery.  The Utility Assist general public on issues of planning, policy and procedures. Manages all employees.


Supervises the operation of Public works structures, grounds and facilities; reviews plans, reports, budget estimates and proposed light, water and sewer ordinances; reviews audit, claims and fund balances of public works; participates in design of street improvement districts; sewer extension districts and other public projects; sets public works priorities; supervises the design of street paving, water, light, park, pool, cemetery, sewer, and storm sewer construction projects; reviews design work done by consultants, makes field inspections to ensure proper qualities of work and adheres to safety standards; receives and solves complaints from the public; assist other departments reviewing subdivisions for engineering.  Make recommendations to the City Council and Planning Commission concerning public works projects. Train, manage, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; work with employees to correct deficiencies; complete related personnel matters. Participate in the development and administration of the utility budget; forecast the funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures.  Represent the department to personnel from other departments, outside agencies, developers, and contractors.  Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of operational methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; continuously monitor and evaluate the quality, responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of assigned maintenance, repair, and construction programs, methods and procedures. Maintain location records of city water and sewer line locations, manholes, and valves. Researches and plans the construction, repair, and maintenance of departmental activities. Supervise repair and modifications to water and sewer lines and lift stations. Ensures safe methods and practices are used by employees in accordance with state and federal regulations. Respond to citizen questions, complaints and requests for service; meet with members of the community to assess issues and problems; identify and recommend solutions; transmit information to members of public to demonstrate resolution of problems. Perform other duties and responsibility as assigned. Send cover letter and resume to Callaway@gpcom.net or P.O. Box 157, Callaway NE 68825

Post Oct. 5, 2015

Water Operator III. City of Ogallala is accepting applications until the position is filled for a Full-time Water Operator III or IV for the Water Department. Salary based on qualifications / certification. Benefits include health and vision insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and a retirement plan. Willing to train the right individual if necessary. Detailed job description and application may be picked up at 411 East 2nd Street Ogallala, Nebraska 69153 or by calling 308-284-6001. Email requests for applications to coletta.clouse@ogallala-ne.gov. A valid driver’s license is required. EOE

Posted Sept. 18, 2015








































Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

League of Nebraska Municipalities announces Executive Board membership
Alan Michl, Exeter Village Board Chairperson, to serve as president

Alan Michl, Exeter Village Board Chairperson, will serve as president of the 2015-16 Executive Board of the League of Nebraska Municipalities. The election was held at the League’s annual business meeting in Lincoln in conjunction with the League’s 2015 Annual Conference.

York Mayor Chuck Harris will serve as president-elect of the organization’s board; Sidney Vice Mayor Wendall Gaston, will serve as Vice President, and West Point Mayor Marlene Johnson will remain a member of the board as past president.

Directors elected to the board are the following: Jean Stothert, Mayor of Omaha; Rita Sanders, Mayor of Bellevue; Fred Feldges, Council Member of Alliance; Sue Fuchtman, Mayor of Norfolk; Deb VanMatre, Mayor of Gibbon; Chris Beutler, Mayor of Lincoln; Dwight Livingston, Mayor of North Platte; and, Gerald Solko, Council President of St. Paul.
Representatives on the board are the following: Rod Storm, City Administrator of Blair; Susan Kloepping, Clerk/Treasurer of Cozad; and, Randy Woldt, Utilities Superintendent of Wisner.

The 15-member Executive Board is the governing body of the League of Nebraska Municipalities. The group formulates the League’s policy and philosophy. Each year, the board approves a budget, which determines how much revenue is necessary and available and where it will be allocated. Board members also set policy concerning League programs and legislation.

The League of Nebraska Municipalities is a nonprofit organization of cities and villages that was established in the late 1800s to represent municipalities in the Legislature. The League’s functions include sponsoring educational seminars, publishing a magazine and newsletters, representing its member cities and villages on state advisory boards and answering technical questions. The top priority is representing its members in the legislative process.