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Broken Bow, Colo.
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The City of Broken Bow/Broken Bow Municipal Utilities (Neb.) will be accepting applications for a groundman in the Utility Line Department. Applicants should have completed an instructor led utility line program. Duties will include assisting in the operation and maintenance of the City of Broken Bow electrical distribution system. Starting pay will be between $16.29 and $21.84 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, and should be returned to the utility office with applicable resume. Applications are available at www.cityofbrokenbow.org and will be taken until the job is filled. The City of Broken Bow is an equal opportunity employer. For more information call (308) 872-6884 or email: email@example.com. Posted 8/28/17.
Journeyman or Apprentice Lineman
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The City of Torrington, Wyo., is accepting applications for a journeyman or apprentice lineman with experience in the electric department. Applications and qualifications may be submitted at City Hall, 436 East 22nd Ave, Torrington, Wyo. Must have a valid class A or B CDL driver’s license, or be able to obtain one within 60 days. Must have a high school education or GED. This is a full-time position with benefits and will be open until filled. For more information, contact Dana Youtz at (307) 532-1856 or (307) 532-2422. For applications, contact City Hall at (307) 532-5666, P.O. Box 250, 436 East 22nd Ave, Torrington, WY 82240 or on the web at www.torringtonwy.gov. The City of Torrington is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a drug and alcohol free workplace. Posted 8/25/17.
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The Town of Julesburg is accepting applications and resumes for an electrical distribution employee. The Town would like an experienced person but is willing to help the right person with education and training. The job is 40 hours per week with the ability to be “on call” when needed. Applicant will be required to work in all departments within the Town with some degree of responsibility. Salary negotiable dependent upon qualifications. An excellent benefit package is offered. EOE. Must have a class B CDL license or the ability to receive within 60 days of employment. Must have a high school education or GED. Background check and drug screening will be performed upon hire and randomly throughout length of employment. Contact the Town of Julesburg, 100 West 2nd Street, Julesburg CO 80737 or (970) 474-3344 for an application. Application or resume should be returned to the above address. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Town Manager, Allen Coyne, at (970) 474-3344 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Position open until filled. Posted 8/17/17
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The Town of Holly, Colo., is accepting applications with resume for the position of town administrator. The Town of Holly is a small statutory municipality located in southeast Colorado along Highway 50 near the Colorado/Kansas state line. The municipality owns, operates and provides electric, water, wastewater and garbage/landfill services to residents.
The town administrator performs highly responsible management, administrative and professional duties as the chief executive officer of the Town government. Employees of this class are expected to exercise a high degree of independence, initiative and professional expertise in the administration and day-to-day management of the Town in accordance with policy established by the board of trustees, town, state, and federal laws, regulations and guidelines. An important aspect of this position is the very high profile as the Town’s chief executive officer and the overall responsibility for all Town departments. The individual filling this position serves at the pleasure of the board of trustees.
The position is full time permanent and offers salary with benefits. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in public administration, political science, business management or a closely related field, and two years of responsible administrative, municipal, public agency or private sector background. Master’s degree in public administration preferred. These requirements are subject to change by the board of trustees on a case-by-case basis.
Current job description and application are available online at: www.townofholly.com Interested applicants must submit application with resume (to include three work-related references). EOE. Position open until filled. Send information to: email@example.com or mail to Town of Holly, PO Box 458, Holly, CO 81047. Fax will not be accepted. Posted 8/14/17.
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The City of Kimball, Neb., is accepting applications for the position of electric lineman. Work duties include but not limited to testing, repair, building and maintenance of the municipal electric system. Lifting, construction, general labor and upkeep of the electric system will be expected. Must have or be able to obtain CDL and pass pre-employment drug test. Salary is based on experience and knowledge. A City application form is required and may be obtained at City Hall, 223 S. Chestnut Street, Kimball, NE 69145 or at www.kimballne.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE. Posted 8/14/17.
Red Cloud, Neb.
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The City of Red Cloud, Nebraska has an immediate opening for a full-time Utility Worker. This person will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of utilities including water, sewer and electricity as well as assisting in other departments as needed. A list of duties is available upon request. Must be in good health and possess a valid driver’s license as well as a CDL. Wastewater and water certification is helpful but not required. Experience &/or formal training in the electrical field preferred. Benefit package includes insurance, vacation, holidays and retirement. Applications are available at Red Cloud City Hall at 540 North Webster Street and should be returned to City Hall. Applications will be accepted until such time as the position is filled. EOE. For more information call 402-746-2215 or 2214. Posted 8/8/17.
Public Works/Utilities Director
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About the Community
With an approximate population of 8914, the City of Delta is located on Colorado's western slope, about 267 miles southwest of Denver. Visitors may fly directly into two regional airports within 20 to 40 miles of the city, or enjoy the scenic drive by accessing Highways 50 and 92. Situated south of the Grand Mesa in Delta County, the City offers rural small-town charm and world class recreation, surrounded by farms, ranches, federal lands and open space. The City of Delta gets its name for its location on the delta of the Uncompahgre River and is minutes away from numerous fishing lakes, hunting grounds and ski areas. The city offers spectacular views of the Grand Mesa, West Elk mountain range and the San Juan Mountains. It is also home to the highly-ranked Devil’s Thumb Golf Course.
Delta, Colo., is a fairly typical western slope Colorado farming and ranching community with a highly ranked rural hospital, excellent schools, an active Chamber of Commerce and a proud agricultural heri- tage. Voted an All-America City in 1992, Delta continues to have a progressive attitude. In 2016 the Delta County Memorial Hospital was named one of the nation’s top twenty rural community hospitals by the National Rural Health Association, and is in the top three percent of rural community hospitals nation- ally, according to iVantage Health Analytics. The schools located in Delta include two elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, two alternate education campuses and the Delta-Montrose Technical College. The City is the commercial hub for Delta County with commercial businesses ranging from small family operations to big box stores. The City’s industrial and manufacturing districts provide goods and products to buyers nationally. There are numerous outdoor recreational opportunities within a short drive including the Gunnison and Uncompahgre Rivers, the Grand Mesa, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and several mountain ranges and open spaces in the region. If you like hunting, fishing, rafting, hiking and biking, this is the place for you.
About the Position
Under the direction of the city manager, the public works/utilities director is responsible for the proper supervision and administration of the department, comprised of all public works and utility divisions in- cluding street maintenance, electric distribution, water distribution, wastewater collection, refuse, fleet maintenance and facilities maintenance.
The public works/utilities director prepares and administers the annual department budget, makes pres- entations to the city manager, city council and general public. Duties include overseeing contractors performing work for the city, capital improvement planning, monitors utility rates, resolves customer complaints, identifies grant opportunities, creates and maintains reports. The public works/utilities di- rector participates with the city manager, city council and department heads on other high level admin- istrative functions of the City.
Qualifications include extensive administrative, management and leadership skills, strategic planning and asset management, knowledge of electric and utility operations, water and wastewater treatment, delivery and collection systems and services, refuse collection, recycling and disposal, public safety principals, financial planning and budgeting, principles and practices of modern public works and utility administration, knowledge of federal, state and local laws, the City Charter, City Codes and personnel policies.
Education and experience should include a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration or business management or a similar degree and eight years of progressive management in public works or public utility operations.
Waste Water Treatment Facility
The City Wastewater Treatment Facility is a Rotating Biological Contactor (RBC) Mechanical Treatment Plant. The plant headworks consist of a rotary fine screen, an aerated grit chamber followed by primary clarification, RBC’s, secondary clarification, chlorine contact basin, two aerobic digesters for sludge treatment and a centrifuge for sludge dewatering. The facility is permitted to treat 2.45 million gallons per day (MGD) with current treatment around 1 MGD. The facility is staffed with three full-time employees M-F and two hours on weekends. The Facility has its own laboratory for on-site sample analysis and also runs samples for local municipalities in the area.
Fleet and Facilities
The City Fleet and Facilities Department is part of the Public Works/Utilities Department. The total num- ber of employees in the Fleet/Facilities Department is four which includes two fleet mechanics, one fa- cility maintenance technician and the fleet/facilities manager.
The Fleet Division repairs and maintains approximately 208 pieces of equipment and vehicles. There is an additional 90 pieces of equipment at the Devil’s Thumb Golf course (50 golf carts and 40 pieces of turf equipment) which are maintained by the golf course mechanic. The Fleet Division furnishes parts and supplies. The fleet/facility manager schedules repairs and maintenance on all city owned equipment and vehicles. The Fleet Division uses a work order based program for tracking maintenance and repairs on all city equipment and vehicles. This program is also attached to the city’s fuel system so regular preventative maintenance can be scheduled. In 2016, the Fleet Division installed Zonar on city vehicles and equipment to track and improve routes for refuse, street sweeping, and snowplowing along with tracking idle time. All equipment and vehicles are on a replacement schedule.
The Facility Division maintains and repairs 16 buildings, housing various function including City Hall and the local Senior Center.
Municipal Light and Power
Delta Municipal Light and Power has been serving electricity to customers in Delta since 1936. ML&P currently serves 3319 electric meters within a service area of 4.6 square miles. These customers represent 44 percent of the City’s geography. ML&P has five full-time certified lineworkers and one apprentice lineman that conduct all the maintenance, restoration, construction, tree trimming and assisting other city department’s with electrical issues. ML&P employees pride themselves on keeping a very high reliability rate of 99.99 ASAI. The very mild climate in Delta helps with fewer outages.
The City purchases electric power from the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) and have retained a small allocation from the Western Area Power Association (WAPA). ML&P currently has a seat on the MEAN board and remains active in the organization. ML&P uses Tri-State Generation & Transmission to transmit the electricity to two delivery points and own and operate two power substations. In 2014 the City’s power plant was fully retired, the line crew maintains the building and components for historical purposes. ML&P maintains four miles of transmission line, 32.2 miles of primary overhead distribution power lines and 14.2 miles of underground distribution power lines. We also maintain 792 of the City’s street lights and security lights.
Streets and Utilities
The City Public Works Department consists of two supervisors, one municipal service lead, and twelve municipal service worker positions. The department is responsible for trash collection, the water distribution and sewer collection systems, and streets. In addition, the City owns water rights to several lakes on the Grand Mesa and maintains the infrastructure to convey the water to Devil’s Thumb Golf Course for irrigation. The department maintains over 60 centerline miles of streets (sweeping, snow removal, patching, striping, crack sealing, etc.); over 60 miles of wastewater collection lines; 80 miles of water distribution lines; and numerous manholes, water valves, fire hydrants, storage tanks, pumping stations, etc. The department is responsible for maintaining the stormwater collection system, which is primarily open ditch.
Upcoming projects in the Public Works Department include installing a new sewer lift station and 3,800 feet of sewer line, water PRV stations, a new valve exerciser and exercising program, new water lines, new wastewater collection lines, street repairs and surface treatments, and a computerized monitoring program for the distribution and collection systems.
Challenges and Opportunities
Located in Colorado’s western slope, the City of Delta faces challenges similar to other rural Colorado communities, and these challenges are shared by the Public Works/Utilities Department. The region’s natural resource extraction industries have been significantly reduced during the past few years, particularly coal, oil and gas extraction. The local economy is impacted by these losses.
Developing plans and funding for street maintenance, an aging sanitary sewer system, electric infrastructure development and facility maintenance/replacement are a few examples of challenges the next director will experience. The department is well equipped and has developed multi-year financial plans to replace equipment and infrastructure. Staffing the Public Works/Utilities Department will require succession planning due to pending retirements. Currently the staff is well trained, is well led and has a strong work ethic and dedication to the City. The successful applicant will have a background showing success in developing a staff with similar qualities.
Compensation & Benefits
The City of Delta provides competitive salaries and benefits for its employees. The Public Works/Utilities Director annual salary is $98,966.00 Benefits include: retirement programs, life insurance, paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays, and substantial contributions by the City toward medical, dental and vision insurance for employees and their dependents. Relocation assistance may be provided.
To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of six work related references (who will not be contacted without prior notice).
Your resume should reflect years and months of employment, beginning/ending dates as well as the size of staff and budgets you have managed.
Please submit your materials electronically as one file to: City of Delta, Human Resources, Attn: Kathy Drayer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to Apply: September 4, 2017
Interviews (tentative): Week of September 18, 2017
All dates are approximate
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The City of Franklin, Neb., has an opening for a full-time utility worker. Experience with an electrical distribution system or in the electrical field is preferred. Duties include skilled labor for new construction, operation and maintenance of the electric, water and sewer systems. Perform skilled operation of equipment, maintenance of other municipal facilities and assisting in street and public property maintenance. Must be willing to obtain a grade 4 water operator’s license and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Wage based on experience including an excellent benefit package with insurance, vacation, holidays and retirement. Applicant must live within Franklin city limit. Applications may be obtained at the City office at 619 15th Ave, Franklin, NE 68939. Or by e-mail at: email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information call (308) 425-6295. Posted 7/14/17.
Broken Bow, Neb.
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The City of Broken Bow/Broken Bow Municipal Utilities (Neb.) will be accepting applications for a journeyman lineman. Applicants should have two years prior experience working as lineman on electric transmission and distribution systems. Journeyman lineman certification is preferred. Duties will include the operation and maintenance of the 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, and should be returned to the Utility office with applicable resume. Applications will be taken until the job is filled. The City of Broken Bow is an equal opportunity employer. For more information call (308) 872-6884. Posted 7/12/17.
Nebraska City, Neb.
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Due to the planned retirement of the current General Manager, the Board of Public Works/Nebraska City Utilities (NCU) seeks an energetic and experienced executive to provide strategic leadership to its customers, community and employees as the General Manager. The General Manager has direct responsibility for the safe, reliable and efficient delivery of electric, natural gas, water and wastewater services to the community of Nebraska City, Neb., and surrounding areas.
NCU is governed by a five-member Board of Public Works appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the commissioners for staggered five-year terms. NCU employs 67 staff members working in utility operations, consisting of electric generation and distribution, natural gas transmission and distribution, water treatment and distribution and waste water.
Reporting to the Board of Public Works, the NCU General Manager is responsible for strategic and people leadership, as well as all aspects of NCU operations. While a bachelor degree is preferred, all qualified candidates with senior-level leadership experience, especially in a municipal utility setting with progressively increasing experience, are encouraged to apply. While remaining approachable and easy to talk with, NCU’s General Manager must be an outstanding leader with top-notch communication skills to facilitate collaboration among employees, customers and the community. Also, NCU’s General Manager must have a proven history of delegating/coaching appropriately to maintain high expectations/accountability of employees for assigned responsibilities.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. NCU offers a generous comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, life, long term disability, and vision insurance, paid vacation, holidays, and a defined contribution pension plan.
The NCU General Manager is expected to live within the city limits of Nebraska City, or at an address served by the NCU electric utility within a 15-minute response time to the NCU office.
Resumes and cover letters will be accepted by email only at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. NCU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and pre-employment physical and drug test. Posted 7/11/17.
Chief of Police
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The City of Torrington, Wyo., is accepting applications for chief of police.
Minimum requirements: Graduation from a college with a bachelor’s degree in police science, criminology or some other related field. P.O.S.T. certified in the State of Wyoming or the present ability to become P.O.S.T certified. Eight years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience; four years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must have completed an additional 80 hours of training in police management, budget, personnel or administrative functions.
The Police Chief is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the governing body and works under the direction of the Mayor. Must be able to work closely with elected officials, municipal administrators and staff. Must be of good reputation and character and must pass a rigorous background check to include physical and psychological evaluations.
Salary and Benefit Package: The City of Torrington offers an excellent benefit package. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applications and current resumes will be accepted through July 28, 2017. For information/application, contact City hall at (307) 532-5666, P.O. Box 250, 436 E 22nd, Torrington, WY 82240 or on the web at www.torringtonwy.gov. The City of Torrington is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug and alcohol free workplace.
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The City of Cozad, Neb., (pop. 4,000 ) located on Interstate 80, seeks to fill the position of city administrator. The successful applicant, appointed by the Mayor and City Council, would be responsible for day-to-day operations of the City of Cozad.
Submit letter of interest, resume, list of references, salary history to Mayor Nancy Meyer at 314 East 19th Street, Cozad, NE 69130, (308) 784-4118, email: email@example.com or Charlie Block (308) 784-2383, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Position open until filled. Posted 6/20/17.