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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

Assistant City Administrator. City of Prairie Village, Kansas is seeking a highly responsible, creative, and progressive individual for the position of Assistant to the City Administrator. Position is responsible for general management of one or more programs and conducts research and prepares reports on a variety of projects. This position works as staff support for one or more volunteer committee(s). Responsibilities include management of all aspects of the Recreation programs, including personnel, contract management, program development, budget preparation and implementation. Assistant to the City Administrator also assists the Community Development Department in the implementation of Community Development issues including Planning and Zoning.

Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Master's degree in Public Administration, or a related field or equivalent work experience. A minimum of one year of full-time experience in a local or county government is required.

Salary range for this position is $3,616 – $5,956 / mo. DOQ. This is an exempt position. Individual chosen for this position must reside within a 35 mile radius of the City. Application, cover letter, and resume are only accepted online via the City’s website, www.pvkansas.com. Review of applications will begin July 18, 2014.

Posted June 23, 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

Service Division Superintendent. City of Hays is accepting resumes for the Service Division Superintendent. This position is responsible for the daily operations of the division and the repair and maintenance of City infrastructure including streets, alleys, signs, traffic signals, snow and ice clearing, fleet maintenance and buildings and grounds. Salary range: $49,248 - $80,280 annually plus excellent benefits including free family health insurance. For more information visit www.haysusa.com. Resumes must include 3 references, 5-year salary history, and cover letter. Email to jsalter@haysusa.com or Human Resources, P.O. Box 490, Hays, KS 67601. 785-628-7320 EOE

Posted June 16, 2014

Wastewater Regulatory Compliance Manager. Grand Island. Open until June 24, 2014. Salary, $52,490.05-$75,022.48 annually. Full Time.  Ensure regulatory compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Local - Environmental and Safety Rules and Regulations, and with the OSHA equivalent for governmental entities in the State of Nebraska. For more details, see Wastewater Regulatory Compliance Manager.

Posted June 9, 2014

Utility Worker. City of Scribner, NE. (pop. 857) has an opening for a Utility Worker II. Position is responsible for providing skilled and semi-skilled labor support to the Utility Superintendent and Gas Superintendent. Scribner utilities provide service to over 400 customers. HS diploma or equivalent required. Some college preferred. Experience with utility systems is preferred.  Water, wastewater, and gas system certifications are a plus.  Good organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to obtain water and wastewater certifications in 12 months are required.  Position requires interaction with the public and other city employees.  The City of Scribner offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience. Position open until filled. Pre-employment drug test required.  E.O.E.  Send letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to Mayor, City of Scribner, P. O. Box D, Scribner, NE. 68057 no later than June 20, 2014. 

Posted May 28, 2014

Water Operator. City of Stromsburg 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 public works director. The successful applicant will be required to have a valid driver's license and pass a drug test. The 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. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and may apply at the Stromsburg City Office, 122 East 3rd Street Stromsburg, NE 68666. Position open until filled. For further information contact Lenard Schaefer, Public Works Director, at 402-764-2561.

Posted May 20, 2014

Airport Manager. City of Hays, Kansas is accepting resumes for the Airport Manager. Appointed by the City Manager, this is an exempt position that fills a wide spectrum of duties from management of an airport which serves most of northwest Kansas, to oversight of grounds maintenance and facilities. Salary range: $49,248 - $80,280 annually plus excellent benefits including free family health insurance. For further information please visit www.haysusa.com. Resumes must include 3 references, 5-year salary history, and cover letter. Email to jsalter@haysusa.com or mail to Human Resources, P.O. Box 490, Hays, KS 67601. 785-628-7320 EOE

Posted May 16, 2014

Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent. Manhattan, KS. Supervise, plan, coordinate, and direct the services and operations of the City’s Wastewater Treatment process to meet Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. This includes operating and maintaining one Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) with UV disinfection, Biosolids operations and equipment, Lift Stations, Grinder Pump Stations, Activated Carbon Odor Control system, and other operating and support equipment. Supervisory and management skills/experience are fundamental, including ability to schedule and direct the work of operators, mechanics, lift station technicians, and laboratory staff, and the ability to work professionally and cooperatively with contractors and regulatory agencies. 
Salary Range: $51,376.00 – 81,473.60; Anticipated Hiring Range: Around Mid Range DOQ. Closing Date: Open Until Filled. (Regular Full-Time Exempt) Apply at: www.cityofmhk.com. Online Application Required           hackney@cityofmhk.com.  Excellent Benefit Package.    

Posted May 14, 2014

Stormwater Specialist. City of Hays, KS is accepting resumes for the Stormwater Specialist. This position performs administrative duties and assists in overseeing the administration of the City’s Stormwater Management Program. Salary range: $44,700 - $72,828 annually plus excellent benefits including free family health insurance. For further information please visit www.haysusa.com. Resumes must include 3 references, 5-year salary history, and cover letter. Email to jsalter@haysusa.com or mail to Human Resources, P.O. Box 490, Hays, KS 67601. 785-628-7320 EOE

Posted May 14, 2014

City Manager. City of Minot, North Dakota. $100,931 - $149,833. For complete job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Current Searches." Located in north central North Dakota, Minot is an exceptional community with beautiful neighborhoods, friendly residents, and a healthy economy. Recent estimates have placed the population at 50,000 residents, with an additional 5,600 residing at Minot Air Force Base located 13 miles north of the city. Minot residents take pride in their clean and attractive environment, low unemployment rate, low crime rate, active arts community, quality education, recreational activities, reasonable cost of living, and small town values. In 2010, Forbes ranked Minot #12 on its list of “Best Small Cities to Raise a Family.” The City of Minot is a full service city with 350 fulltime personnel and a total combined operating and capital budget of $191.9 million for 2014. Minot operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Appointed by and under the policy direction of the City Council, the City Manager is actively involved in planning, directing and coordinating the services of city departments and providing executive support and direction to department heads and staff.First review:  June 8, 2014 (open until filled).

Posted May 8, 2014

 Wastewater Plant Operator I or II. Grand Island. Closing Date/Time: Fri. 05/16/14 3 p.m. Central Time. $15.43 - $24.28 Hourly. Full Time. Operator I. Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. This is the entry-level class in the wastewater plant operator series. This class is distinguished from the Wastewater Plant Operator II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series including basic plant operations. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience.

Operator II. Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.Employees within this class are distinguished from the Wastewater Operator I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned including plant process control and plant operations assignments.  Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level, or when filled from the outside must possess a NDEQ Class IV Wastewater Operator Certification and have prior plant operations experience.
For more information, see http://agency.governmentjobs.com/grandisland/

Posted May 2, 2014

 Utilities Superintendent. City of Bayard, in Western Nebraska, near Chimney Rock is accepting applications for the position of Utilities Superintendent. Position is responsible for management operations and maintenance of the city owned electrical & water, wastewater, and streets. High school diploma or GED is required. Must possess, or be able to obtain, a Nebraska B Commercial driver’s license, a Nebraska grade 4 water certificate as well as a grade 3 water operator certificate for the future operation of a water treatment plant, and a wastewater operator’s certificate.  Lineman certification is preferred.  Candidate must be proficient on heavy equipment operations including road grader, front-end loader, backhoe, and street sweeper. Benefits include 75% paid health insurance (traditional or H.S.A. options available), AFLAC supplemental insurance, paid life insurance, 50% paid short-term disability, 125-flex account, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, and retirement investment opportunity.  Base salary is $45,000 but is negotiable with experience. Applications may be picked up at 445 Main Street, Bayard or send resume to:  City of Bayard, PO Box 160, Bayard, NE  69334. Email:  jennifer.kriha@cityofbayard.net.  Phone:  308-586-1121, Fax: 1-308-586-1834. All applications or resumes must be returned by May 23, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.  “This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider, and Employer.”

Posted May 2, 2014

Public Works Director. City of Kemmerer, Wyoming, $53,000 - $60,000. For complete job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at http://www.prothman.com/. For questions, call 206-368-0050.Surrounded by high desert and the Rocky Mountains, Kemmerer is a vibrant community rich in history and character. Located in the southwestern corner of Wyoming, only a couple of hours from Salt Lake City, Utah, the area boasts a deep-seated tradition in ranching, industry, and community events. With a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities, Kemmerer is one of the best hunting and fishing areas in Wyoming. Kemmerer is the largest city and county seat of Lincoln County, with a population of approximately 2,656. The Public Works Department is responsible for the Street Department, Sanitation, and Mechanic Shop, and supports airport functions. Reporting to the Mayor, the Public Works Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the Public Works Department.  The Public Works Director supervises the Chief Equipment Operator, three Equipment Operators, and two Sanitation Operators.  High school diploma or GED equivalent and 8 years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience. First review:  May 25, 2014 (open until filled).

Posted April 30, 2014 

Accounting and Finance Manager. The Auburn Board of Public Works is accepting applications for an Accounting & Finance Manager. The Accounting & Finance Manager is completely responsible for all accounting and financial aspects of the utility operation. Also serves as Board recording secretary. Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures, and general office procedures, practices and equipment mandatory; must be able to keep records and perform mathematical computations; must be able to complete an Excel examination; and have an acceptable driving record. Candidate will be subject to criminal, drug, & alcohol testing and a background check. 



Chief of Police. City of Newman Grove is looking for a Chief of Police.  Must have Nebraska Certification.  Benefits include Health insurance or stipend, Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Pay, plus retirement match.  Salary based on qualifications.  Send resume to City of Newman Grove, PO Box 446, Newman Grove, NE  68758. Position is open until filled. City of Newman Grove is and E.O.E.

Posted April 22, 2014

City Accountant/Budget Administrator. Seward, NE (pop 7,043) located just west of Lincoln, Nebraska’s State Capital on the I-80 corridor. Seward is Nebraska’s Official 4th of July City, the Seward County Seat, and home to Concordia University, Progressive Business Courthouse Square Business District and home to Concordia University.
The ideal applicant must have a strong work ethic and values required to assist with the administration, preparation, and analysis of the Cities 18-Million dollar departmental operating budget. The position requires the ability to work independently, apply principles and framework of GAPP guidelines for financial governmental accounting. Previous municipal finance experiences a plus. Applicant must demonstrate ability to prepare and analyze City monthly financial statements and reports, multi departmental budget preparation and generation of monthly budget cash reports, grant research administration skills, along with effective communications skills for professional presentations and hearings.
Qualified Applicants will submit the following required items by 3 p.m., April 25, 2014:
(1) Letter of Interest with Salary History and Desired Pay Range
(2) Current Resume with Three Verifiable References
(3) Completed and signed City of Seward Job Application Package
(4) Copies of Certifications, and other Candidate Support Items to:
City Administrator Brett R Baker, 537 Main St – PO Box 38, Seward, NE 68434-0038.
Position interviews slated to begin on April 30, 2014 and subject to successful background checks. The City of Seward is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE
Full Job Announcement and City Application Package available at: http://CityofSewardNE.com/jobs.htm.

Posted March 31, 2014

Lineworker, Apprentice Lineworker. City of Broken Bow/Broken Bow Municipal Utilities will be accepting applications for Lineman or Apprentice Lineman. Applicants should have prior experience or formal training in electrical field. Duties will include operation and maintenance of City of Broken Bow electrical distribution system. Starting pay will be based on prior experience and certifications. Applications and Job Descriptions are available at the Broken Bow Municipal Building at 345 South 10th Ave in the Utility office, or online @ www.cityofbrokenbow.org. Applications should be returned to Utility office with applicable resume. Applications will be taken until job is filled. City of Broken Bow is an EOE. For more information call 308-872-6884.

Posted March 17, 2014

Public Works Director. Alliance  (pop. 8,900). City of Alliance seeks energetic, experienced, and visionary public servant minded leader to be next Public Works Director. Alliance is progressive, forward thinking city known for its parks, arts, and numerous community attractions. This historic community is the county seat, located in the heart of the Nebraska Panhandle about 2.5 hours from Cheyenne, WY and Rapid City, SD and 3.5 hours from Denver, CO.   
Candidates for the Public Works Director position should have a broad range of experience or be an assistant in a similar sized community or larger with a min. of six years of previous public works experience to include street, sanitation, water and waste water; and some college or course work related to civil engineering, public administration or a closely related field. Preferred candidate would have 10 years or more previous public works experience as director or assistant director in a similar sized community, possess a four year college or university degree in civil engineering, public administration or a closely related field, and possess a Grade II Water Operator License, Wastewater Lagoon Operator License and/or a Street Superintendent License. Salary Range: $58,000 - $79,600 DOQ. 
Position Profile available at www.cityofalliance.net/employment.  Send an application, letter of interest, resume and any questions by Second Review Date: 4/30/2014 to: jobs@cityofalliance.net and PO Box D, Alliance, NE 69301 Position open until filled. To learn more about the community, please visit the city website: www.cityofalliance.net.

Posted March 17, 2014

Chief Executive Officer. Harlan Municipal Utilities (HMU) is seeking a CEO with strong leadership abilities. HMU is located in the western Iowa county seat of Harlan, population 5,282.  HMU provides electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunications services.  The utility is governed by a five-member board of trustees. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or other pertinent field from an accredited institution and five years’ experience of demonstrated leadership and management in the utility industry required. There is a residency requirement.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A generous benefits package is available including; health, life and dental insurance, Section 125 Cafeteria Plan, IPERS, and a 457B deferred compensation plan.
Applicants should send a resume, salary history, and three business references to recruiter@harlannet.com. The position is open until filled. For additional information, click HERE. A pre-employment drug screen and background check is required. EOE.

Posted March 11, 2014

Part-Time Economic Development Director. The Creighton Economic Development Board is seeking a dynamic individual to promote the City of Creighton, Nebraska and its surrounding rural area.  This individual will be responsible for: attracting new businesses; encouraging current business retention and expansion; promoting youth retention and attraction; maintaining collaborative working relationships with, among, and between various community organizations; and providing the leadership to an eager volunteer group.  A complete job description is available upon request. Qualifications: Experience in Economic Development or related areas preferred but not required. Strong consideration will be given to the candidate possessing leadership skills and a vision for the future of Creighton. Wages: Based upon qualifications. 20 hour work week. Laptop provided. Residency: Creighton or its surrounding area. How to Apply: Cover letter and resume with at least three professional references may be sent; by mail to: Creighton Economic Development Board, PO Box 188, Creighton, NE 68729, or by e-mail to: ccreigh@gpcom.net

Posted April 9, 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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