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  • Economic Development Coordinator, Laurel

    The City of Laurel, Nebraska (“City”) which was named the Nebraska Community of the Year by the Nebraska Diplomats, Inc. is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Economic Development Coordinator (“EDC”). The EDC position involves performing administrative, technical, and professional duties in the preparation and implementation of economic development plans, programs, and services for the City. A successful applicant should demonstrate strong leadership, finance, economic development, and public relations skills.

    Competitive benefits. Starting salary dependent on applicant qualifications. Successful applicant must either live in the Laurel, Nebraska area or be willing to move to the Laurel, Nebraska area. All offers of employment are conditional upon, and subject to, successful completion of a drug screening and background check including driving record.

    Full job description is available at the City Offices, 101 W. 2nd Street, Laurel, Nebraska 68745. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two (2) work-related references to laurelca@abbnebraska.com or by mailing to City of Laurel EDC, PO Box 248, Laurel, Nebraska 68745. Position will remain open until filled. The City of Laurel, Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Posted Feb. 8, 2022
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  • THE CITY OF WAHOO is accepting applications for full-time GIS & Materials Management Coordinator

    Workers in this position are expected to explore and learn all aspects of the Wahoo Utilities and City of Wahoo GIS system. In addition, this individual will be responsible for maintaining the inventory systems for Wahoo Utilities. This position also maintains preventative and corrective maintenance records, maintains records and reports pertaining to utilities work, orders, and duties performed.

    A qualified applicant should have two years of college with a degree or certificate in Geographic Information Systems or related field with one year of experience with ESRI projects and with various GPS handhelds and field equipment, or any equivalent combination of training and experience the provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
    Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and ability is qualifying.
    Job classification and starting wage is dependent on qualifications and experience, and may be increased after six-month probation period. Smoke Free Environment.
    All offers of employment are conditional upon the successful completion of a physical exam, drug screening and background check including driving record.

    Pay scale for this position begins at a rate of $27.69 per hour and tops at $36.00 per hour over nine steps.
    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Interested applicants should submit a job application (link below), a letter of interest and a resume if desired to: (Please indicate position applying for on application)
    City of Wahoo
    Attn: HR Coordinator
    605 North Broadway
    Wahoo, NE 68066
    or via email to: baker@wahoo.ne.us
    ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POSITION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE HR COORDINATOR, BUFFY BAKER, AT 402-443-3222 DURING REGULAR WORKING HOURS.THE CITY OF WAHOO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

    Application packets are available at City Hall, by emailing baker@wahoo.ne.us or online at www.wahoo.ne.us under the Careers tab on the home page, or by calling City Hall at 402-443-3222. The City is an equal Opportunity Employer. Applications should be returned to City Hall, 605 North Broadway, Wahoo, NE 68066.

    Posted May 27, 2022
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  • PUBLIC WORKS FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Hickman

    CITY OF HICKMAN POSITION OPENING
    PUBLIC WORKS FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE
    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
    (with intentions of succession into
    the Facilities and Maintenance Director position)

    The City of Hickman, Nebraska has a full-time position open for a Public Works Facilities and Maintenance Assistant Director. The primary focus of this position is the management of the City’s public work functions while training under the direct supervision of the current Director prior to their retirement. This is an advanced professional position that requires knowledge and comprehension of municipal infrastructure operations; supervisory experience; ability to apply engineering practices/principles; reporting requirements of various federal, state, and local regulations. State of Nebraska certifications in water and wastewater management will be required but can be acquired during employment.

    Come share our vision and contribute to the successful growth and prosperity of Hickman by joining our team of professionals!

    Competitive salary and benefit package based on qualifications, education, certifications, and experience. Full job description and application available at City Hall, 115 Locust Street, Hickman, Nebraska 68372 or www.hickman.ne.gov
    Please deliver completed applications and resumes to Hickman City Hall. Screening process begins immediately; position open until filled.
    The city is an E.O.E.

    Posted May 26, 2022
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  • City Clerk, Minatare

    We are looking to hire a motivated and experienced person to plan, manage and coordinate clerical duties within the position as City Clerk for the City of Minatare. (Longtime Clerk is retiring in July.) This person will be responsible for attending and recording minutes of council meetings, recording and maintaining all municipal documents, preparing meeting agendas, storing financial records and issuing public correspondence.
    To excel in this role, you will need to have proven experience in collating and maintaining records and legal documents, working knowledge of relevant computer systems, and an understanding of federal, state and local laws. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Secretarial, computer and handling of Confidential information. And maintaining Confidentiality in all aspects of the word.
    City Clerk Responsibilities:
    • CONFIDENTAILITY
    • KEEP up on all Ordinances
    • Record, edit and distribute minutes of council meetings.
    • Communicate effectively with management and adhere to all government officials and staff.
    • Act as a liaison between the City Council and the public.
    • Draft meeting agendas and bylaws.
    • Record data and ensure that documents are stored, filed and maintained correctly.
    • Utilize computer databases and software.
    • Prepare and maintain official reports, legal documents, financial records, and reference material.
    • Coordinate municipal elections.
    • Transcribe, type and proofread documents.
    • Distribute public correspondence and ensure that municipal records are accessible to the public.
    City Clerk Requirements:
    • Associates degree in business administration, public administration or related field, or experience that will commensurate for degree.
    • Computer skills and knowledge of software applications.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Time management and organizational skills.
    • Compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
    • Must have reliable transportation, clean driving record.
    • Able to work full-time.

    Posted May 27, 2022
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  • City Administrator, Fredonia, KS

    Fredonia seeks a new City Administrator to manage its municipal services and contribute leadership for continued infrastructure and economic development. Situated on the tallgrass prairie of Southeast, Kansas, the community is exceptional in its support for local businesses, community volunteerism, and family-friendly quality of life. The City’s strategic location is at the junction of U.S. highways 47 and 400, and less than a two-hour drive to urban centers including Tulsa, Kansas City, Joplin, and Wichita. Responsibility for 29 FTEs in four departments, $10.3 million total annual budget, management of all services, including three utilities, policy recommendations to governing body. Fredonia has a nearly 20-year stable history of professionally-managed local government. Salary is $100,000. See Fredonia Recruitment Profile brochure:(http://www.fredoniaks.org/DocumentCenter/View/2633/Fredonia-City-Adminstrator-Recruitment-Profile). Qualified persons are invited to apply no later than June 10 by submitting cover letter highlighting experience with the City’s preferred qualifications and resume in one integrated Word or PDF file to: Marla Flentje, Fredonia Recruitment Advisor, mflentje@austinpeters.com. More information: (316) 250-1344.

    Posted May 24, 2022
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  • City Administrator, Fairbury

    The City of Fairbury, Nebraska, has a population of just over 3,500 and is the county seat of Jefferson County. The City is located at the crossroads of highways 15 and 136, ten miles from the Nebraska/Kansas border. Fairbury provides easy access to the major university towns of Lincoln, Nebraska, home to the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, and Manhattan, Kansas, home of the Kansas State University Wildcats. The City is approximately two hours away from metropolitan Omaha and Omaha’s International Airport, Eppley Airfield and three hours away from metropolitan Kansas City.
    Fairbury is a family-friendly community, offering an abundance of small-town charm. Residents enjoy a high quality of life and exceptional recreation opportunities in scenic settings, with convenient access to multiple regional and state parks.
    Home to a strong manufacturing and agricultural base, major employers in the area include Endicott Brick, Livingston Enterprises, Prairie View Industries, and Westin Family Foods.
    The City of Fairbury is a full-service City, offering: water, wastewater, sanitation, and electric enterprise operations, as well as library, museum, street/alley, and park departments. Law enforcement is provided by the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Department and fire protection is provided by the Rural Fire District.
    The City operates under the mayor-council form of governments. The governing body has nine members, including the Mayor. Members are elected from four wards, with two members elected from each ward, and the Mayor is elected at-large. All members serve four-year terms.
    The Mayor appoints a City Administrator who acts as the Chief Administrative Officer of the organization, The City Administrator works with the Mayor, City Council, and staff to develop and implement City policies and manages the daily operations of the City.
    The City has an annual budget in excess of $30 million and approximately 35 full-time equivalents.
    The new City Administrator will find Fairbury a welcoming community with a stable governing body and a well-versed staff. The City Administrator will play a key role in addressing the City’s short-and long-term needs and provide strategic planning that utilizes available resources efficiently and effectively and creates opportunities for sustainable growth.
    Infrastructure Improvements
    Over the past five years, the City has taken on nearly $8.5 million worth of capital projects. A brand-new aquatic facility opened in 2019 and a significant road reconstruction project on one of the City’s prime arterial roads was completed.

    Several additional multi-million dollar capital improvement projects are scheduled to occur in the near future. The new City Administrator will be tasked with overseeing the implementation of these planned projects.

    • Immediate Improvements
     Water: $7+ million in water infrastructure improvements are proposed to occur in 2022-2023. This improvement is to source new water and is a joint partnership with the City of Fairbury and Little Blue NRD operating under the entity of the Little Blue Valley Water Systems (LBVWS). The City Administrator will work with Little Blue NRD, Miller & Associates (an engineering service) and USDA to complete this project with the approval from Council.

     Wastewater Treatment Plant: $5 million in sewer plant upgrades will occur in 2022-2023. The City Administrator will work with Olsson’s (an engineering service) and the Water/Wastewater Superintendent to see the upgrade completed.

    Housing & Redevelopment
    Within the last few years, two new subdivisions have been constructed. The City is part of a rural workforce housing cooperative and was recently awarded nearly $250,000 for housing development. The selected candidate will need to work with this cooperative, contractors, and the Fairbury Community Redevelopment authority to utilize these funds for continued residential development.
    Other Projects
    The FY 2022-2023 budget includes resources to replace numerous vehicles, funds for continued quality of life enhancements, and outstanding grant applications. The new Administrator will need to work with the City Council, staff, and the various granting agencies to ensure these projects are fulfilled.
    The Mayor and City Council seeks candidates with strong interpersonal skills who can communicate well with citizens, businesses, the City Council, and city staff. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field, a master’s degree is preferred. Work experience may be substituted for education. The successful candidate must also be able to competently create and manage budgets, oversee and develop personnel, and foster excellent relationships.
    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
    The City of Fairbury offers a competitive salary, dependent on experience and qualifications. A generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance and paid vacation and sick leave is provided. Employees may also participate in a matching 6% retirement plan after completing one year of service.

    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Please apply either online at www.fairburyne.org or by submitting a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to:
    Erin Reimer, City Clerk
    ereimer@fairburyne.org
    P.O. Box 554
    Fairbury, NE 68352

    Please clearly mark submittals “City Administrator Search.”

    This position is open until filled.
    The City of Fairbury is an equal opportunity Employer
    RESOURCES:
    City of Fairbury - www.fairburyne.org
    Jefferson County, NE - www.co.jefferson.ne.us
    Fairbury Chamber of Commerce - www.fairburychamber.org
    Fairbury Public Schools – www.fairburyjeffs.org
    Additional Community Information - www.fairbury.com

    Posted May 24, 2022
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  • Kearney Regional Airport Fixed Based Operations
    The City of Kearney is looking to fill positions in our Airport Fixed Based Operations Division.
    Part-time Aviation Service Technician: $15.15 per hour Provide customer service and ground support to arriving and departing aircraft at the Kearney Regional Airport. Assist with airport grounds maintenance and snow removal. On-call rotation to include evenings
    and weekends.
    Deadline to apply is Thursday, June 9, 2022. Application with requirements and position details available at www.cityofkearney.org. We do not discriminate on the basis
    of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability. The City of Kearney is an EEO.

    Posted May 24, 2022
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  • Assistant City Attorney, Lincoln

    The City of Lincoln is looking for an experienced attorney to join our vibrant and talented legal team in the City Law Department! As in-house legal counsel for the City of Lincoln, we boast a challenging and enjoyable work environment to practice law.
    This position is in the Civil Division with an abundance of varied and unique legal issues to grow professionally with a focus on litigation supporting all departments across the city. Transactions and other aspects of municipal law will also be included.

    This unique opportunity in public sector law offers work/life balance, stability, great professional peers and the chance to serve the community of Lincoln!

    The salary range is competitive at $74,749 - $125,158, commensurate with experience. The benefits package is impressive as well.

    If you are ready for a change and want a challenging career, we encourage you to apply!
    For more details and to submit an application visit: https://jobs.lincoln.ne.gov
    Applications must be submitted electronically between May 21, 2022 – June 19, 2022.

    Posted May 23, 2022
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  • Equipment Operator/Grounds, Kearney

    Deadline: Thursday, June 9, 2022 – Parks – Drive and operate medium equipment and heavy-duty trucks, performing maintenance-related tasks. Education and
    experience equivalent to high school /GED with three years’ experience operating medium to heavy equipment with park grounds experience. Coursework in
    horticulture, landscape or related field may substitute for two years’ experience.
    Ability to obtain EPA Pesticide certification within twelve months of hire. Valid CDL with Air Brakes required. Hourly pay range: $21.34 - $30.01, plus full benefits.
    Application available at www.cityofkearney.org. The City of Kearney is an EEO.

    Posted May 20, 2022
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  • Water & Sewer System Assistant Supervisor, Kearney

    Deadline: Thursday, June 9, 2022 – Utilities – Assists with the oversight of water production activities, water sampling, and state reporting ensuring safe and reliable
    potable water, along with assisting in supervising water operations. Requires a High school diploma/GED with experience equivalent to five years providing a
    public water supply, water and sewer system distribution, maintenance, and construction. Knowledge of the maintenance and operations of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, including two years as supervisor. Ability to obtain a Nebraska Water Operator I and Nebraska Grade VI Backflow
    certificate within 12 months of hire. Must possess a Nebraska driver’s license.
    Salary range: $56,645 - $79,701, plus full benefits.
    Application available at www.cityofkearney.org. The City of Kearney is an EEO.

    Posted May 20, 2022
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  • City Administrator, Valley

    City Administrator, City of Valley, Nebraska
    The City of Valley is seeking a City Administrator, who will serve as the chief administrative officer of the City and be responsible for the effective and efficient administration of all city services. Valley, Nebraska (Pop. 3,037), which is located along Highway 275 between Omaha and Fremont in western Douglas County, is one of the fastest growing communities in Nebraska. The City is home to seven beautiful sand bottom lakes, three industrial manufacturing plants, and a growing school district. The City sit’s along Highway 275 providing easy access to Omaha and Fremont. Valley is a city of the second class and has a Mayor / Council form of government with four council members and a mayor elected at large. The City Administrator is responsible for the City’s day to day operations, including coordinating and overseeing all City departments (administration, development services, utilities, streets, and parks) and overseeing an operating budget of close to $20 million. The City has workforce of 15 FTE employees and several part time and seasonal employees. Advertised salary range is $65,000 to $90,000 DOQ with excellent benefits; starting salary is dependent on qualifications, plus a benefit package which includes health, dental, vision, life and disability coverage plus employee deferred compensation plan, vacation, and holidays. The City of Valley is an equal opportunity employer.

    Full details and qualifications can be found on our website at www.valleyne.org. To apply, send your completed resume to Mayor Cindy Grove at mayor@valleyne.org or PO Box 682, Valley, NE 68064. If you have questions, please contact Mayor Grove at 402-359-2251, ext 302.

    Posted May 16, 2022
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  • Anamosa, Iowa, population 5,450 is seeking a champion of customer service; a proven leader who is a problem solver, skilled communicator, and team builder to serve as the next City Administrator/City Clerk. Anamosa is centrally located; just 30 miles east of Cedar Rapids, 35 miles north of Iowa City and 45 miles south of Dubuque, Iowa. To learn more about Garner, the position profile and job description, visit their website at https://www.anamosa-iowa.org/ or contact Elizabeth Hansen, Midwest Municipal Consulting LLC, ehansen.mmc@gmail.com, 515-391-9816.

    Posted May 3, 2022
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  • Firefighter Testing, Norfolk

    City of Norfolk, NE accepting applications for the position of Firefighter through June 17, for individuals interested in participating in the civil service examination for the position. Preliminary date of June 29 for written test and physical assessment. After preliminary background investigation, applicants will be notified by letter of invitation to test. In order to be placed on the eligibility list, individuals must pass the written and physical assessment examinations and complete an oral interview with the Civil Service Commission. Bilingual ability in English/Spanish desirable. This position is subject to Veteran’s preference. Salary $45,694.48-$63,470.68/yr. and excellent fringe benefits. Apply at Human Resources, 309 No. 5th Street, Norfolk, Nebraska, phone (402) 844-2010, or www.norfolkne.gov/humanresources EOE

    Posted May 18, 2022
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  • Utilities/Street/Maintenance Worker, Clearwater

    The Village of Clearwater is accepting applications for a full-time utilities/street/maintenance operator. Grade IV Water, Sewer I, and pesticide certifications preferred but will send the right individual to training. Base wage of $21 to $25 an hour, based on qualifications, with substantial increase negotiated with certifications. Benefits included. Responsibilities include water and sewer system operations, maintenance, and testing; water leak repairs and meter installation, street repairs, mowing, snow removal, mosquito spraying, and tree dump maintenance. A comprehensive list of duties is located at the Village office or online. Must have a valid driver’s license. Mechanical and large equipment experience a plus. Applications may be found at the Village office, or www.clearwaterne.com, under Village Info, Forms and Applications. For more information, contact the Village Clerk at 402-485-2365 or email clerk@clearwaterne.com. Send applications to 626 Main St., PO Box 116, Clearwater, NE 68726.
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    May 10, 2022

  • City Administrator, Marion, Kansas

    City of Marion Kansas, USA
    Job Details
    • Job: City Administrator
    • Where: Marion, KS
    • Salary: $100,000
    • Population: 2,046 (2019)
    • Form of Government: Mayor/Council (voting mayor)

    Experience: The ideal candidate should have experience working in a municipal organization, or in a similar situation. City ‘CEO’ experience is preferred, but not necessarily required. Candidates should be able to demonstrate specific city-government education and/or acquired knowledge. Experience and expertise in economic development and municipal electric management is preferred.
    Education: Minimum Bachelors’ degree; MPA degree preferred.
    Salary Range: $100,000, depending upon qualifications and experience. A negotiated employment contract will be offered upon selection, including a full range of benefits.
    Link to Full Job Announcement: https://www.ransonfinancial.com/2022/04/29/city-administrator-marion-ks-due-june-3-noon/
    Apply: Interested candidates may apply by submitting (digital only) resume and cover letter to: dosenbaugh@cox.net (Osenbaugh Consulting); resumes accepted until 12:00, noon (CDT), June 3, 2022. The Marion Governing Body currently expects to conduct final interviews during the last week in June.

    Posted May 12, 2022
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  • Street Department Superintendent, Chadron

    The City of Chadron, NE has an opportunity for a qualified individual in the position of Street Superintendent. Surrounded by the beauty of the Pine Ridge, Chadron is an excellent community in which to live, offering something for everyone. Our schools offer smaller class sizes for a more personalized learning approach. We are home to Chadron State College, which was recently ranked 17th in the nation for their Business Academy. Recent developments including a new hospital, new clinic, new regional air service provider and new restaurants and businesses have further established Chadron as an economic hub.

    Qualifications include: Associate of Arts Degree, in any related program of study relative to the maintenance work of streets, parking lots, alleys and related public works areas, including the operation of related maintenance equipment; seven years related experience, including three years’ experience at a supervisory level; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Requirements include: Nebraska Driver’s license with Class B CDL endorsement; must possess a Nebraska Street Superintendent’s license, or have the ability to obtain within two years. Position requires pre-employment drug test, pre-employment physical and background check if a conditional offer is made. Excellent benefits package including full family health insurance coverage for $247.09/month. An exempt position, salary range is $49,275.20 - $66,684.80 and commensurate with qualifications.

    Interested individuals should submit a resume and application to Bev Bartlett, Human Resource Officer, City of Chadron, PO Box 390, Chadron NE 69337, (308) 432-0505, or email personnel@chadron-nebraska.com. The application form and more information can be found at www.chadron-nebraska.com. Apply early to be considered in the first round. The selection process will begin the week of June 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The City of Chadron is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Posted May 6, 2022
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  • Public Works & Utilities Director, Gretna

    Gretna, Nebraska is a booming City of the First Class located in Sarpy County and the Omaha Metro. With the expansion of the City’s corporate limits including additional streets, sewer lines, and sewer lift stations, the City is seeking a highly skilled person to oversee all aspects of the Gretna Public Works Departments on a day to day basis. The Public Works & Utilities Director is directly responsible for supervision of staff, functionality of all aspects of the department and performance of senior-level professional work.

    This person is also accountable for various administrative and managerial duties including evaluating projects to maintain budgetary restrictions, ensuring compliance with all City policies, procedures and codes, and reviewing plans and specifications for infrastructure construction.

    The following education and experience is preferred:
    1. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
    2. Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, Project Management, Construction Engineering, or related field.
    3. Minimum 7 years’ experience in local government, specifically public works, of which 3 years must be in a supervisory role.
    4. Class 3 Water Certification
    5. Class 2 Street Superintendent License
    6. State of Nebraska On-Site Wastewater Treatment Certification, not currently required
    7. Must be willing to obtain further education, training, and certifications as deemed appropriate and within timeframe as established by the employer.

    Candidates should have working knowledge of all municipal public works and utilities activities including streets, storm sewer, traffic control, water, and wastewater operations, building and asset management systems, and engineering principles. Please see the full job description for information about this position.

    This is an exciting time to join the City of Gretna team to aid in the future of Gretna. The Public Works & Utilities Director position range is $71,281 - $95,097 with initial starting salary at $71,281 DOQ, with excellent benefits. Application and Job Description is available from the Gretna City Clerk , 204 N. McKenna Avenue, P. O. Box 69, Gretna, NE. 68028-0069 or at www.gretnane.org. This position remains open until filled. Initial review of applications begins May 2, 2022.

    Posted April 19, 2022
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  • Event Development Coordinator, Kearney

    Deadline: Thursday, May 26, 2022 – Park & Rec – Recruits events, promotes activities, and coordinates advertising with area media for City of Kearney
    recreational facilities and area sporting events. Requires five years’ experience in marketing, event coordination/promotion in recreational/event management.
    Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, sports/event administration, or related field preferred. Must possess valid Nebraska driver’s license. Salary range:
    $51,398 - $72,274, plus full benefits. Application available at www.cityofkearney.org. The City of Kearney is an EEO.

    Posted May 11, 2022
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  • Maintenance Supervisory, Davenport

    MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR: Village of Davenport, NE, is accepting applications for a full time maintenance worker. Grade IV water and pesticide certification preferred, but will send right person for training. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, water, sewer and street maintenance, mowing, spraying etc. Electrical system owned by Village so electrical knowledge a plus. List of duties available at Village Office. Must have a valid drivers license. Wage negotiable based on experience. Contact Village Clerk, at 402-364-2292 or davenportvillage@hotmail.com Applications accepted until position filled. EOE

    Posted April 22, 2022
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  • City Administrator, Hiawatha, Kansas

    City Administrator
    Hiawatha, Kansas (pop. 3,134; $8.9 million budget; 34 FTE’s) is seeking a professional administrator to maintain its high quality of life and strong sense of community. The administrator reports to a five-person City Commission and oversees all city departments. Hiawatha is located an hour northwest of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area on the intersection of US Highway’s 36 and 73. It is a hard-working, family-friendly community that has a rich history and growing health and service sectors. The community offers superb schools, excellent health care facilities, and local attractions. For more information see the community profile.

    Hiawatha is looking for candidates who can showcase a history of professionalism and a strong work ethic, and possess excellent public relations and personnel management skills. The candidate will have strong leadership skills with a history of sound decision-making ability. And be adept in researching and analyzing policy and grants. This team-oriented leader will promote economic development initiatives, transparency in government, and positive intergovernmental relations.

    The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field, and three or more years of management experience. The successful candidate will have proven budgeting and administrative skills, while demonstrating financial accountability, a good work ethic, and strong leadership. Applicants must demonstrate the communication skills necessary to work with elected officials, department heads, and other stakeholders in the community.

    Highly competitive salary and benefits, DOQ. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to LEAPS-Hiawatha@lkm.org or LEAPS-Hiawatha, 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 May 15. EOE.

    Posted April 15, 2022
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  • Apprentice Lineman, Benkelman

    City of Benkelman is accepting applications for the position of Apprentice Lineman in the Electric Department. This position’s responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to: Construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electric distribution systems; Sets poles, lays cable, and installs wire, installs and repairs transformers and installs primary and secondary conductors; Troubleshoots faulty circuits and transformers; trims trees as required; ability to use electrical test equipment; Operates a high lift bucket truck, digger derrick, and other equipment; assists other City operations and perform other duties as required; available for 24-hour emergency calls. Requirements include high school graduation, experience working with secondary and high voltage electric circuits and/or post-secondary electric training preferred, but not required. Additional consideration may be given to those who have completed a DOL Line Program, ability to obtain a CDL license issued by the State of NE within 1 year of hire, understanding of basic electrical theory including working voltages of 120V to 480V Secondary Y & Delta and 2400V to 12.470V Primaries Y & Delta, math abilities to support reporting, metering and calculations of amps, volts, watts, and other electrical formulas. Excellent benefits package is included. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer physical and drug test. The City of Benkelman is an EOE.
    Return completed application to:
    City of Benkelman
    126 7th Ave E
    PO Box 347
    Benkelman, NE 69021
    308-423-2540

    Posted April 20, 2022
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  • Salary Range: $95,517—$143,276
    Plus, excellent benefits

    Seeking applications from successful, experienced City Managers who are eager to provide leadership for a growing rural community.

    The City of Ogallala is being assisted by KRW Associates, LLC.
    Applications are to be submitted to:
    apply@KRW-associates.com
    Deadline: Open until filled.

    City Council is seeking an energetic and experienced City Manager with a proven track record. The new City Manager must be eager to become a long-term visible leader and resident within the Ogallala community.

    The Town and Surrounding Community
    Ogallala, Nebraska (population 4,878) is a progressive, growing agricultural community with a rich western history. It is the county seat of Keith County (population 8,000) and it offers an attractive lifestyle for those wanting a slice of the “good life” in Nebraska. While agriculture is the primary driver of the economy, there are ample business and employment opportunities in the manufacturing and service sectors.
    Strategically located on Interstate 80, just 20 minutes from the Interstate 76 Junction and with ease of access to Highways 61, 26 and 30, you can truly go anywhere from Ogallala. Located 212 miles east of Denver, CO; 275 miles west of Lincoln, NE; and 330 miles west of Omaha, NE, it is accessible to many larger metro areas. The South Platte River flows through town and the North Platte River flows through Lake McConaughy, located 9 miles north of Ogallala.
    Ogallala, a first-class city, has a Council-Manager form of government. Council members are elected by popular vote for four-year terms. The 2021–22 actual budget was $15,070,019. The City Council conducts the legislative functions of the city, develops policy and establishes the budget. The Council appoints a professional City Manager to carry out the day-to-day administrative operations. The Council President is a member of Council, and is voted in by the Council.

    The Opportunity / Position
    The City Manager works under the broad policy guidance set by the City Council and is accountable to the Council for the proper administration of all city affairs.
    The City Manager manages all municipal employees either directly, or indirectly through subordinate supervisors. He/she manages all departments, agencies and offices within the city and is responsible for ensuring that all areas operate according to sound work-flows, efficient processes, appropriate fiscal controls, and within budget.
    The City Manager prepares the annual budget and assures effective and efficient use of resources, including budgeted funds, personnel, materials and facilities.
    The City Manager provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long-range plans and provides professional advice to the City Council and department heads.
    It is the responsibility of the City Manager to effectively communicate official plans, policies and procedures with internal and external stakeholders.
    The successful candidate should have highly proficient written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable making public presentations.

    The Ideal candidate
    • One who is eager to embrace the Ogallala community and become a visible leader who is willing to establish themselves long-term in Ogallala. This is not intended to be a stepping-stone position.

    • Has broad-based experience with all facets of local government management including, but not limited to: public works; major building projects; housing- including affordable housing; population growth; job growth; tourism; gaming/gambling; and airport operations.

    • Has considerable knowledge of modern policies and practices of public administration including a working knowledge of municipal finance, human resources, public works, public safety, and community development.

    • Is skilled in preparing and administering municipal budgets, directing and administering municipal programs, is proficient in analyzing comprehensive reports and providing professional oversight of important projects and initiatives.

    • Must be an experienced and effective leader who will develop and mentor staff to ensure a healthy and efficient work environment comprised of team members who are prepared and eager to meet the challenges of running a city.

    • Must be willing to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city employees, city officials, community members and key stakeholders.

    • Is a visionary who has an appreciation for and understanding of small-town values, the agricultural industry, local rural culture and its inter-relationship and balance with economic growth and tourism.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, public administration, political science, community development, or a closely related field.
    • A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a City/Town Manager. Experience as an Assistant City/Town Manager or equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience may be considered depending on specific experience and qualifications.
    • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid state driver’s license prior to employment.
    Preferred Qualifications
    A master’s degree in a related field of study is preferred.

    Benefit Summary in Brief...
    • Health Insurance-A choice of traditional PPO plan or a High Deductible Plan with a Health Savings Plan.
    • Life Insurance-Term policy equivalent to one year salary is provided for the employee.
    • Additional employee, spouse, or dependent coverage is available upon request.
    • Dental Insurance-A traditional dental plan with a $50 deductible per covered person each coverage year.
    • Medical Transport Insurance-Offered at no charge to employees who are enrolled in the City insurance plan.
    • Retirement Plan-Provided to all full-time employees.
    • Vacation Leave-Is based on accrued years of service.
    < 5 years = 8 hours per full month
    5-10 years = 10 hours per full month
    10+ years = 12 hours per full month
    • Other Leave-Sick leave, executive leave, safety leave and eleven paid holidays are also provided.
    • Cafeteria Flex Plan-Optional contributions. For qualifying medical and dependent care expenses.
    Why Ogallala?
    Ogallala, the county seat of Keith County (pop. 8,335) is a great place live, work, and raise a family. It is a growing community that is attracting retirees and remote workers from the Colorado front-range and surrounding areas. Residents get the benefits of a safe and supportive small-town atmosphere, with amenities consistent with a much larger community, but without the traffic and congestion.
    • Excellent Schools - Ogallala offers a choice of both public and private schools. There are 2 parochial schools (Pre-K-5), and public schools serving Pre-K–12. All offer high-quality academic programs, including athletics and the arts. The Mid-Plains Community College also offers classes through their “extended campus” located in Ogallala.

    • Quality Health Care Systems - The Ogallala Community Hospital part of the Banner Health System was named one of the Top 100 of more than 1,300 critical access hospitals in the country. It offers modern up-to-date facilities and provides the residents of Keith County and surrounding areas with high quality health care services. It is also a major employer for the area. Ogallala also has a medical clinic, a Family Medical Center and assisted living facilities.

    • Parks and Recreation - Ogallala is home to eight parks covering 25 acres. Residents have the opportunity to enjoy the new outdoor waterpark, walking trails, ball fields, sport courts and playgrounds. For those who prefer indoor activities, the recreation center offers an indoor pool, hot tub and sauna, a premier fitness center, including a weight room, a half basketball court, exercise classes, etc. Downtown and nearby, you will find a movie theater, a bowling alley, a new public library, and museums.

    • Community – Ogallala hosts a wide variety of special events and activities including summer concerts at the outdoor pavilion, local sporting events and the annual county fair. Residents may attend a worship service at one of over 10 churches or places of worship. There are numerous summer leagues, clubs and active civic organizations.

    • Reliable Communication & Internet Services- Unlike many rural communities, Ogallala has reliable broadband internet capabilities and wireless options to keep the community connected. Allo and Charter Communications provide phone, internet and television services to Ogallala. Verizon Wireless and Viaero Wireless provide mobile phone and home internet services.

    • Economic Opportunity- Ogallala was recertified as an Economic Development Certified Community in 2021, which signifies that a community is fully prepared to respond to any prospect inquiries and has the necessary tools available to assist a business with a site location decision. Keith County Area Development, the City of Ogallala, Keith County Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Redevelopment Authority all work together for industrial development in the community.

    Challenges / Opportunities
    • Growth -The City of Ogallala is experiencing steady growth and increased tourism.
    • Housing-In order to accommodate the anticipated growth, housing (including affordable housing) will need to be a focus of city leadership.
    • Economic Development- Attracting the right businesses that enhance the quality of life within community will be a key focus.
    • Gaming/Gambling-With the recent approval of statewide gambling, Ogallala will be faced with making related decisions, (e.g., the city has been approached by a group interested in building a horse racetrack and casino).
    • Expansion of Existing Airport-Searle Field, the municipal air field, is located two miles west of Ogallala and has two paved and lighted runways. Twenty planes are permanently based there and a full-service mechanic is available. Facilities include a pilot’s lounge, computer aviation equipment, a weather station, 24-hour / 7-day access by code, and self-serve fuel. (No commercial flights.)

    To Apply
    Application materials accepted electronically at: apply@krw-associates.com
    Attach three required documents: a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for six (6) professional references.
    Deadline: Open Until Filled
    Questions? KRW Associates LLC is assisting the City of Ogallala with this search.
    Questions should be directed to: info@krw-associates.com
    Or by phone to: Mark Collins, 307-460-1941, Lorne Kramer, 719-310-8960 or Gina McGrail, 303-249-9572
    The City of Ogallala is an equal opportunity employer.

    Posted March 4, 2022
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  • Utility Employee, Cambridge

    City of Cambridge, EOE, is now accepting applications for a full-time utility employee. Successful candidate must possess or be able to obtain, within one year, a grade IV water operator license through the State of Nebraska. General maintenance duties in water, wastewater, parks, streets, and equipment. Will train the right person. Must have a valid driver’s license. Drug test required. Wage negotiable based on experience.

    Applications can be picked up at the Cambridge City Office between the hours of 7:30 to 4:00 M-F. For more information contact David Houghtelling, Utility Supervisor, 308-340-3213.

    Benefits include health insurance, vacation, sick leave, holidays, & retirement investment.

    Posted April 20, 2022
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