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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

Road /Bridge Project Manager. Wayne County is accepting applications for a full-time Road/Bridge Project Manager. Duties include assisting the Board of Commissioners in designing and implementing maintenance and construction procedures for county bridges and culverts. Must be able to perform bridge inspections and utilize various software programs. The position is 37.5 hours per week and includes health insurance and retirement benefits. The rate of pay is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. 
Interested persons may obtain an application and job description from the Wayne County Clerk, 510 N Pearl St, Ste 5, Wayne, NE  68787, phone 402-375-2288.  Applications must be submitted to the Wayne County Clerk by 4 p.m. on March 28, 2014. Wayne County is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted March 11, 2014

 Public Works Director. This is an exciting opportunity to live and work in a picturesque, family oriented community minutes away from St. Louis. The City of Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking an experienced Public Works Director to oversee a $41 million annual budget and 111 employees in 4 divisions.

• Demonstrated leadership in municipal public works including engineering, streets, water/wastewater treatment utilities, storm water management, and facilities maintenance.
• Skilled in project management with demonstrated experience in effective implementation and timely completion.
• Demonstrated personnel management style which achieves consistently effective results.
• Strong accountability for budget management and forecasting
• Successful track record in strategic planning and execution

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field, P.E. certification, public works department management experience in a similarly sized community preferred. Salary range $105,000 - $120,000 DOQ with competitive benefits package.

View complete position profile and apply online at:

For more information on this position, please contact:
Gary Holland, Senior Vice President
Strategic Government Resources

Posted March 7, 2014

Public Works Employee. City of Waverly, NE is accepting applications for a Public Works Worker. Assists with a variety of unskilled and skilled duties in the operation and maintenance of the streets, parks, swimming pool, and cemetery.  Operates light, medium and heavy equipment including trucks, graders, street sweepers, tractors, mowers, backhoe, and snow plows.  Minimum requirements include a high school degree and two years experience in city operations preferred. Heavy equipment experience desired.  Opportunity for advancement.  Salary ranges from $12 to $16.46 per hour. Application form may be obtained at the City Office, 14130 Lancashire Street, PO Box 427, Waverly, NE or on the City’s website at www.citywaverly.com. Position is open until filled. City of Waverly is an EOE. 

Posted March 6, 2014

Equipment Operator, Public Works Department. Wage rate $11.78 to $15.76 per hour, plus excellent fringe benefits including Group Health and Accident Insurance and Life Insurance, retirement plan and growth potential.  Experience desired operating and maintaining dump trucks, snowplows, tractors, loaders, chainsaws, large mowing equipment. Also desire experience in carpentry, concrete installation, steel fabrication and mechanics. Computer experience is a plus. Requires valid Nebraska driver’s license and CDL (CDL can be obtained after hiring). Applications available by writing to the Personnel Manager or phoning 402-375-1733. Send completed applications with references to Personnel Office, 306 Pearl Street, PO Box 8, Wayne NE  68787. Applications for this position will be accepted until the vacancy is filled. City of Wayne is EEO/AAE

Posted March 6, 2014

City Administrator. Mankato, Kansas (pop. 859; $2.5 million budget; 9 FTE’s), the county seat of Jewell County, is seeking a community-oriented City Administrator to guide the city’s continued growth. Local attractions include nearby Lovewell State Park, a historic downtown district, Ute Theatre, and Jewell County Historical Museum. Mankato also possesses a superb school system, including one of the top-rated high schools in north central Kansas. The City operates electric, water, and wastewater utilities, and has an active economic development program. The City Administrator reports to the mayor and a five-member council, and oversees all departments. For more information about the community, visit http://www.mankatoks.com/home.html.
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field and at least two years of local government experience. The successful candidate will have budgetary skills and a history financial accountability. Candidates must also display the communication skills necessary to work with the council in shaping Mankato’s future.
Competitive benefits. Salary $48,500-$57,500 DOQ. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three work-related references to LEAPS-Mankato@lkm.org or LEAPS

Posted March 6, 2014

Utility/Maintenance Personnel. Village of Fairmont is accepting applications for a full-time Utility/Maintenance personnel to learn all aspects of municipal functions including electric, water and sewer.  Interested individual must have the ability to meet the requirements, which include climbing into and out of manholes with a 21” opening, climb 150’ interior water tower ladder and must hold a valid Class O State of Nebr. Driver’s License, CDL preferred. Must also be able to obtain a Grade 4 State of Nebraska Water License and a Nebr. Dept. of Environmental Quality Lagoon License  For detailed job description and further information contact Butch Long, Utility Superintendent, at 402-268-3251; 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. or contact Village of  Fairmont; P O Box 156; Fairmont NE 68354.  Salary based on experience and Village of Fairmont offers an excellent benefits package. Position opened until filled.

Posted Feb. 20, 2014 

Director of Parks & Facilities. City of Hutchinson, Kansas. This department head position reports directly to the City Manager and is a key member of the leadership team charged with developing policy and solving complex problems related to City operations. Parks and Facilities has 45 regular employees, a 5.78M operating budget and 1.8M CIP Budget. Major facilities/ functional areas of operation include:  Park Operations, Horticulture & Forestry, Carey Park Golf Course, Municipal Airport, Zoo, Fun Valley, Sports Arena and Eastside Cemetery. This position assumes overall leadership in establishing general direction, goals, priorities and promoting excellent customer service. Other duties include:

• Managing the short and long range planning efforts for parks, facilities and infrastructure including land acquisition, and concept plans for development;

• Establishing appropriate service and staffing levels, monitoring/ evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures, and allocating resources accordingly; and

• Serving as a liaison to other department heads, City advisory boards, elected officials, outside agencies/ organizations, and business/ community representatives regarding parks and recreation related issues

Minimum educational and experience include: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, parks and recreation administration, business administration or a related field. Qualified applicants should possess a minimum of seven (7) years work in management/ leadership experience in a large public park, recreation and facilities program. Pay Range: $71,762 to $108,076 DOQ. Must establish residency within Reno County within 12 months of appointment. Apply on-line at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/hutchinsonks/default.cfm. EEO/ AA Employer.

Posted Feb. 19, 2014

Environmental Engineering Assistant. City of Hastings, NE. This is technical, sub-professional engineering work for the management of E.P.A. work sites and environmental work for solid waste, airport, streets, and facility sites. Work involves the reading and implementation of environmental regulations, water sampling of wells, and preparation of technical reports, supervises over various contracts performs, acts as lead storm water management contact person, and acts as liaison between City, State, and Federal agencies on environmental matters.  Qualifications:  graduation from high school supplemented by two years of college with major course work in chemistry, physics, engineering, geology, or related field or any combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from high school plus three years of experience in engineering work involved in public works.  Licenses/Certifications:  Possession of a valid driver’s license. Possession of or ability to obtain within 12 months of employment 29CFR 1910.120 – 40 hour Hazardous Materials Training certificate and NHHS Water Well Monitoring Technician certificate.  Salary range: $21.140 - $29.614 with full benefits.  Position open until filled.  Submit City of Hastings Application form, resume and letter of interest to Kim Still, Human Resources, City of Hastings, 220 N. Hastings Ave, Hastings, NE 68901. Phone: 402-461-2313. Complete job description and application available online at www.cityofhastings.org/employment/job_openings.htm.   

Posted Feb. 19, 2014

City Manager. Goodland, Kansas (pop. 4,559; $16.3 million budget; 55 FTE’s), the county seat of Sherman County, is located two and a half hours east of Denver on I-70 near the Kansas-Colorado border. The city is a regional hub for northwest Kansas, and possesses superb schools and health care facilities. Attractions include Sugar Hills Golf Course, Steever Water Park, the High Plains Museum, and the Van Gogh Big Easel. The city operates electric, water, and wastewater utilities, along with a growing municipal airport. The City Manager reports to a progressive five-member commission, and oversees all departments. The previous City Manager accepted a management position at a city of over 100,000. For more information about the community, visit http://www.cityofgoodland.org/. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field and at least four years of management experience. The successful candidate will have a history of sound decision-making ability, and some experience facilitating economic development. Candidates must also display the communication skills and openness needed to collaborate with the city commission and staff. Salary $70,000+ DOQ. Benefits include 100% payment of family health insurance premiums, KPERS, car allowance, and more. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three work-related references to LEAPS-Goodland@lkm.orgor LEAPS-Goodland, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS 66603. If confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials. Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin March 17. EOE. 

City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer. City of Wisner NE (Pop. 1,170) is accepting applications for the position of: City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer. Mayor and 4-member Council; $6.5 M budget. City-owned utilities – Electric & Gas. Personnel, Planning and Economic Development. Strong Communication skills; Ability to carry out City council policies and work with Department Heads and Staff. Degree in Public Administration required and 3+ years experience overseeing all phases of municipal government. Salary dependent on qualifications + benefits. Send resume, references to: Mayor Larry Bockelman; City of Wisner, PO Box 367; Wisner NE 68791. Open until filled. EOE.

Posted Feb. 12, 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, orr by e-mail to: ccreigh@gpcom.net

Posted April 9, 2014

City Manager. McCook (pop. 7,652; 79 FT employees). City seeks experienced, creative, and community-oriented candidates for City Manager of progressive Great Plains community. City Manager reports to a Mayor and four-member City Council. McCook is the county seat of Red Willow County, has a vibrant downtown and serves as the regional shopping center and medical services hub for SW Nebraska and NW Kansas. In 2006, McCook constructed an Ion Exchange Water Treatment Plant, the plant removes arsenic, nitrate and uranium from ground water that is pumped from the alluvial aquifer of the Republican River.  At that time, the plant was the largest of its kind to remove the 3 contaminants in a single pass using anion and cation exchange. Also upgraded in 2006, the Waste Water Treatment plant uses biological methods to treat the city's waste water. The plant operates is sized to accommodate future growth.    
Construction of a new municipal building that houses the fire department, police department and administration offices was completed in January 2013.
Qualifications. Candidates should have strong background in council and community relations, economic development, municipal budget & capital improvement management; Bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field; five years experience as City manager in a community of similar size or larger. Position of comparable responsibility in private sector may also be considered. A Master’s degree in Public Administration is plus. Ideal candidate will have experience in municipal finance - budget preparation and oversight, audit process, and debt financing; experience in personnel/human resource administration including negotiation of union contracts; success in leading, nurturing, training and developing municipal department heads and supervisors; experience in establishing successful working relationships with local, county, regional, state and federal officials; and experience and success in economic development.
Starting salary range: $78K - $97K; excellent health/dental employee and dependent benefits; 6% employer match pension plan of your choice; and, compensation package negotiable. Position open until filled. First review of applicants will take place March 21, 2014.  Please send resume, statement of interest, current salary level, and five references to: Lea Ann Doak, City Clerk/Treasurer, PO Box 1059, McCook, NE 69001. Phone: 308-345-2022, Ext. 226. Electronic submissions of the same will be accepted via email at admin@cityofmccook.com.

Posted Jan. 21, 2014




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Items of Interest to Municipalities

Lawmakers convened for the 2014 legislative session Jan. 8 for a 60-day, or short, legislative session. It is the second session of the 103rd Legislature. Lawmakers began the session with 406 carryover bills and resolutions. Committee hearings have ended and lawmakers are meeting on the floor of the Legislature in the afternoons, as well as the mornings. As always, the League is monitoring several hundred bills this session. Information about your state Senators and the Legislature can be found at www.nebraskalegislature.gov.