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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.

City Administrator. City of Woodbine, IA (population 1,459) is accepting applications for City Administrator. The full service city provides gas, water, sewer and public safety. Woodbine has eight full time staff, ample fund reserves and a budget of approximately $3 million. Duties include budget preparation and financial oversight, planning and zoning and economic development. Bachelor’s degree required. Previous municipal experience and grant writing experience preferred. Salary range $45-50k. Applicants should submit a letter of application and resume with references to: City of Woodbine, City Administrator Search, 517 Walker Street, Woodbine, IA 51579. Applications accepted through Friday, March 11, 2016.

Posted Feb. 10, 2016

City Crew Member. Full-Time (40-hr) Pawnee City. Applicant requirements: High School Diploma or GED Certificate; Obtain a CDL License within 90-day probationary period; Become a Certified Water Operator within 6 months of hire; Become Certified Wastewater Operator after 2-yrs apprenticeship; Salary negotiable based upon Certifications held.
Must be willing to operate heavy equipment and able to lift at least 50 lbs. Final Applicant(s) will be subject to a mandatory Pre-Employment Physical & Drug/Alcohol Screening
City Crew Employees are required to reside within 10 minutes of City Hall so as to respond to any call concerning City Business.Excellent Benefit Package. Benefits available after 90-day probationary period; If you have previously applied, please re-apply if you are interested in this position.
Send Resumes to: CITY CREW POSITON
PO Box 206, Pawnee City, NE 68420
Resumes Accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2016.
City reserves the right to reject any & all applications; City of Pawnee City is an EOE.

Posted Feb. 9, 2016

City Treasurer. City of York, Nebraska. The Treasurer position within the City of York is a key leadership position.  The Treasurer is responsible for performing financial business of the City, including but not limited to: preparation and maintenance of annual budget, audit worksheets and tracking of all projects and grants, balancing of all accounts, fulfilling all state and federal regulations relevant to municipalities, maintenance of monthly and annual financial reports, fulfilling bond requirements, and maintenance of investments.  The Treasurer also serves as the Deputy City Clerk and must be able to perform clerk duties when the City Clerk is unable, including: payroll, maintenance of employee benefits, public notifications and meeting requirements.
Requirements include:  a minimum of five years of municipal accounting experience, ten years of other accounting experience or a college degree in accounting and two years of work related experience.  Must possess a valid driver’s license. Certified Public Accountant is preferred.  EOE
Send resume and application to: City Administrator, City of York, P.O. Box 276, York, NE 68467 or email to tvasicek@cityofyork.net.  Applications are available on the City’s website (www.ci.york.ne.us) or by contacting the City office at (402) 363-2600. Application accepted thought March 4, 2016.

Posted Feb. 8, 2016

City Administrator. Marysville, Kansas (pop. 3,295; $10.9 million budget; 37 FTE’s), is a beautiful community located an hour north of Manhattan. The City is looking for a professional leader with strong communication skills.  The desired candidate must have a bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of local government experience preferred. Salary $65K-$75K DOQ. Send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to LEAPS-Marysville@lkm.org or LEAPS-Marysville, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS, 66603. EOE. Open until filled. Application review begins March 14.  For full advertisement, please visit www.cityofmarysvilleks.com

Posted Jan. 28, 2016

Line Foreman. Broken Bow Electric Department is now accepting applications for a full-time Line Foreman. This is a working supervisor position responsible for but not limited to the following; training of lineman and other department workers in safe operation, maintenance of equipment, scheduling and reviewing progress of projects, assuring specifications are being met, assists other departments as required, and performs other work related duties as assigned.  This position works under the direct supervision of the Electrical Superintendent.   

Requirements include a High School Diploma or equivalent, valid Commercial Driver’s License, must have a minimum of five years of experience with electrical distribution system, minimum three years of experience as a supervisor, and experience with electrical distribution system. Competitive wages with experience and a better than average benefit package.
This position will remain open until filled.  Application, job description, and further information is available at Broken Bow City Hall, at www.cityofbrokenbow.org or call (308) 872-6884. 

Submit application and related information to:
City of Broken Bow
ATTN: Electrical Superintendent Doug Staab
P.O. Box 567
Broken Bow, NE 68822
via email at dstaab@cityofbrokenbow.org.

Posted Jan. 26, 2016

Fire Chief. City of Lincoln, Nebraska, is seeking a Fire Chief.  Salary:  $110,000 - $155,000. 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 for 2015 was $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: Feb. 28, 2016 (open until filled).

Posted Jan. 25, 2016

Finance Director. City of Trinidad is hiring a Finance Director. Bachelor’s degree with a financial background, or public or business administration is required. Minimum 5 years of experience in financial accounting, with public sector or non-profit experience preferred, but not required. Annual Salary Range: $75,000 - 85,000. Full job description and application found at http://trinidad.co.gov/pages/careers/default.html. Please submit an application, cover letter, and resume to HR@trinidad.co.gov. First application review will be Monday, Feb. 8, but applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Posted Jan. 23, 2015

Deputy City Clerk. City of Gothenburg has an opening for the position of Deputy City Clerk.  Ideal candidate will assist the City Clerk in a wide range of duties, including: legal publications, daily records, city elections, permitting and other duties as assigned. Applicant shall be highly proficient in all Microsoft products; and knowledge and experience in A/P and general accounting principles is preferred.  An associate degree in business or finance is preferred, but not mandatory. It is expected that this employee will advance to the position of City Clerk within 1-2 years.  If you wish to apply for the position, please pick up a copy of the job description and an application at the City Office; or call Bruce Clymer, City Administrator at 308-537-3677 or email bclymer@cityofgothenburg.org.  Position will remain open until filled. Salary DOQ/EOE

Posted Jan. 22, 2016

Electric Line Journeyman. City of Onawa, IA is seeking an Electrical Line Journeyman with an hourly rate of $35.00 an hour or more DOQ. Applicants shall be graduates of an accredited Lineman program & have their Journeyman Lineman certification. Responsibilities include assisting in mang., operation and maintenance of the electric distribution system.  Qualified applicants are safety oriented, & possess strong construction & maintenance skills. Applicants should be physically fit, work in extreme weather conditions, & occasional overtime work due to emergency conditions.  Residency required; Class B CDL required or ability to obtain. Applications are available at City Hall, 914 Diamond Street, Onawa, IA 51040 712.433.1181 City Administrator Brad Hanson bhanson@onawa.com. Position open until filled. The City of Onawa is an EOE.

Posted Jan. 21, 2016


Finance Department Director. City of Storm Lake, Iowa is seeking applicants for the position of Finance Department Director. Qualified applicants will have experience in management of a wide variety of financial tasks, supervisory experience, and the ability to analyze and interpret financial documents.  Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field, 5 years of accounting experience, excellent computer skills, and ability to effectively manage employees.  Prefer experience in Government accounting.   More information on this position is available at www.stormlake.org or by emailing cityhall@stormlake.org. 

Posted Jan. 19, 2016

Assistant City Clerk. City of Ralston. The city is seeking applications for the position of Assistant City Clerk. Ideal candidate will assist the City Clerk in a wide range of duties, including: legal publications, daily records, city elections, permitting and other duties as assigned. Must be highly proficient in all Microsoft products. Knowledge and experience in A/P and general accounting principles preferred. Associate degree in business or finance, preferred. City of Ralston application required, resumes may compliment, but not replace, the application. Applications can be obtained online at www.cityofralston.com. Applications must be received or postmarked by Jan. 27, 2016. Mail or drop applications off at City of Ralston, 5500 S. 77th St., Ralston, NE 68127. Salary DOQ/EOE.

Posted Jan. 13, 2016

Development Services Director Position. 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 $4,416 to $5,000 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. Please mail applications and resumes to the address above or email them to jeff@cityofgretna.com by Feb. 10, 2016. EOE.

Posted Jan. 12, 2016

Economic Development Director. City of Norfolk (pop. 24,210) seeks Economic Development Director for area. Minimum three years experience in economic development; graduation from accredited college or university with degree in business, planning, economics, public administration or related field supplemented by training in economic development; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary negotiable based on experience.  Excellent fringe benefit package. Open until filled, with first review of resumes to begin Feb. 1, 2016.  Application submittal requirements available at www.ci.norfolk.ne.us or inquire at Human Resources, 309 N 5th Street, Norfolk, NE 68701 (402) 844-2010. The City of Norfolk does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Posted Jan. 8, 2016

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 18 months 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 should be returned by Jan. 31, 2016.

Posted Jan. 7, 2016

Deputy City Clerk. Bellevue. Please submit a resume at www.bellevue.net or apply in person at City of Bellevue Personnel Office, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4.p.m., 204 West Mission, Bellevue NE. Closing date for applications will be Jan. 15, 2016.
Salary Range: $19.56-26.92; reports to clerk. Assists the City Clerk in the operation of the City Clerk’s office through efficient performance of administrative functions requiring a high level of confidentiality, sound judgment and skilled business practices. 

In the absence of the City Clerk, attends Council Meetings and takes minutes utilizing notes and  digital recordings, transcribes same in a timely manner. Performs skilled administrative support functions requiring the exercise of independent judgment, confidentiality and knowledge of State statutes, City ordinances and departmental procedures and policies. Utilizes a variety of computer programs in the preparation of departmental documents and records to include input and retrieval functions. Prepares, compiles and maintains a variety of confidential and complex departmental records, reports, correspondence, memos, agendas, purchase orders and other documents that are directly related to departmental policies and/or business procedures, to include processing of all handicap permits for the state. Transcribes, types and prepares dictated correspondence, letters, memos, reports and other departmental documents and independently develops items for final format. Creates, maintains and updates a complex file system of records and reports and ensures the accuracy of the same, to include the licensing of all City vehicles. Performs as a Notary Public for the City and the general public. Assists in the maintenance and updating of all records and licenses, to include but not limited to, city licenses, ordinances, resolutions, minutes, liens, indexing of City Council proceedings agenda packets, document management and retrieval. Responds to requests for information from the public, other municipalities, City and State officials and City Departments by researching a variety of records, ensuring complete and accurate information. Greets, screens, directs visitors and assists them in obtaining the information they need. Maintains an appointment book for City Clerk, scheduling meetings, sets up designated areas for meetings, and prepares and distributes appropriate materials. Issues public notification of  official activities. Utilizes a wide variety of standard office equipment in the performance of duties, including fax machine, photo copier/scanner, calculator, typewriter and personal computer. Answers the telephone, directs calls to appropriate personnel, takes accurate messages and/or independently handles inquiries, provides information and assistance. Composes draft correspondence independently, proof reads for accuracy and prepares the final copy. Processes incoming and outgoing mail according to departmental procedures. Maintains an up to date inventory of office supplies and orders as necessary.

Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to the record keeping of official governmental documents. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. Knowledge of City and departmental policies, rules and regulations. Knowledge of and experience in utilizing a variety of computer systems, hardware and software packages; including but not limited to Word, Excel and Laserfiche. Knowledge of and experience in applying the principles, practices and techniques of bookkeeping and accounting. Knowledge of principles for providing customer and personal services. Ability to make decisions on the basis of policies, laws, and regulations and to apply them to the work problems.


City of Seward is accepting applications through January 29, 2016 for a Full-Time Park/Recreation/Cemetery/Golf Director. Pay range: $4,126-$5,197 per mo., with benefits, depending on experience; Performs supervisory/administrative work in the implementation of all City recreation programs/services; oversees and participates in maintenance of athletic fields and operation of City pool facilities and golf course; 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: Application & Job Description. Current resume with verifiable references must be submitted with application. Reasonable accomodations 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.

Send application to the following address:
Bonnie Otte, PHR, CMC
Assist. Admin./Clerk-Treas./Budget & HR Director
537 Main St.
P.O. Box 38
Seward, NE 68434-0038

Posted Dec. 30, 2015

City Clerk-Treasurer.
Nebraska City. (pop. 7,289; $40.6 million budget), Home of Arbor Day. Nebraska City utilizes a commissioner form of government with a five-person council.  For additional information, visit www.gonebraskacity.com and nebraskacityne.gov. The City Clerk-Treasurer of Nebraska City must have five (5) years of progressively responsible local government management or related experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or a related field. A Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Accounting and/or a license as a Certified Public Accountant or related professional certification and ten (10) years of progressively responsible local government management experience are preferred. Having or the ability to acquire a Municipal Clerk Certification is required.  Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are a must.  Knowledge in human resources, budget, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, public relations, accounting, office operations, computer technology, management, record retention, and financial reports. This employee is responsible for and maintains control of all municipal, fiscal and legal records.  Prepares the council agenda and meeting minutes. Please contact the City Administrator for a copy of the job description prior to applying.  This is a full-time exempt position with full benefits. Annual salary range on an 8-step pay plan beginning at $59,367. Application can be accessed at http://nebraskacityne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Employment-Application.pdf. Candidates must send a cover letter, resume, and complete application to Grayson Path, City Administrator, labeled “City Clerk-Treasurer Search”, 1409 Central Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, or electronically to gpath@nebraskacity.com. EOE. First review of applications will be Jan. 22, 2016. Position open until filled.

Posted Dec. 21, 2015

Utility Maintenance Worker I. Water Department. Beatrice, NE.
• Installs, maintains, and repairs the City’s water system. 
• Operates various types of light to heavy vehicles and equipment. 
• Will be on a rotation for after hour calls and respond to emergency situations as required.
• Assist in snow removal.
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Must be eighteen (18) years of age. 
• Must possess a valid driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record.
• Ability to obtain a Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) with proper endorsements within sixty (60) days from date of hire.
• Obtain or ability to obtain Class IV or higher Water Operations certificate from State of Nebraska within twelve (12) months from date of hire.
• One (1) year of general construction experience preferred.
Hourly range for this position is $16.72 to $24.48 based on qualifications, plus benefits.  The City of Beatrice offers the following benefits to its employees:
• Employer paid health insurance.
• Dental and eye care insurance.
• Vacation, personal, and medical leave.
• Retirement plan and deferred compensation plans.
• Life insurance and long term disability.
• Flex pay health reimbursement account.
Applications are available in the City Clerk’s Office or online at www.beatrice.ne.gov.  Send application to the following address:
City Clerk
400 Ella Street
Beatrice, NE  68310 
Applications will be screened for qualified candidates prior to scheduling interviews.  Upon a conditional offer of employment, candidate may be required to complete a pre-employment background check and drug screening. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2016.

Posted Dec. 4, 2015

Electric Superintendent.  The City of Vermillion is seeking qualified applicants for this management-level position that performs both administrative and fieldwork in planning, directing, supervising, and coordinating the maintenance and construction of the City’s Electrical Utility System.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, excellent benefits package. First review of resumes Jan. 5, 2016.  Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter and completed employment application to: City of Vermillion, Attn: Human Resources, 25 Center Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. Call (605) 677-7050 or visit www.vermillion.us/careers to download an application and view a complete job description. City of Vermillion is an EOE.

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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.







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