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CITY ADMINISTRATOR—Grandview, Mo., is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and effective municipal city management professional to be its next City Administrator. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with a strong customer service focus and commitment to the community. The chosen candidate will optimize the City’s development opportunities and guide it on the path to sustainable growth. Economic development and municipal finance skills are needed to ensure development opportunities are sought and implemented using fiscally responsible processes and procedures that make the best use of the City’s resources. The selected candidate must hold a Master’s in Public Admin. or related field from an accredited college or university and must have at least 5 years of city management experience, either as a city manager/administrator or assistant manager/administrator in a larger city. The City will consider significant management experience at a director level in a comparable city. ICMA credentialing is a plus. Residency in the City is preferred but not a requirement for this position. The salary range is $130,000 to $145,000, depending on education and experience. Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches. For more information contact Kirk Davis at KirkDavis@GovernmentResource.com.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR—Lyons, Kan. (pop. 3,725; $12.1 million budget; 33 FTE’s), known as “an unexpected pleasure” is the county seat of Rice County. A dynamic, community located in the heart of Kansas, with a prosperous business climate and first-rate public schools plus access to higher education. The city operates gas, water, and wastewater utilities, along with a growing municipal airport. The City Administrator reports to a progressive nine-member council, and oversees all departments. For more information about the community, visit http:www.lyonsks.org. Applicants should have a Master’s in Public Admin. or related field and at least five years of management experience. The successful candidate will have a history of sound decision-making ability, excellent administrative and organizational skills and experience facilitating economic development. Candidates must also display the communication skills and openness needed to collaborate with the city council and staff. Salary $60,000-70,000 DOQ. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three work-related references to LEAPS-Lyons@lkm.org or LEAPS-Lyons, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS 66603. If confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials. Open until filled. Application review will begin July 31. EOE.

CITY ENGINEER—The City of Sherwood seeks applicants for the position of City Engineer. Requires Baccalaureate Degree in the engineering field, or equivalent technical degree required, BSCE desired. A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in managing a professional engineering function is desired. Wastewater management experience and State Wastewater Class II License is desired. Must possess a valid Arkansas Class D DL before employment and maintain licensure for the duration of employment. Must possess a Professional Engineer’s License within a reasonable period of time after initial employment. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public. All positions with the City of Sherwood are subject to a pre-employment background check. Some positions are subject to pre-employment and random drug screening. All positions are subject to reasonable suspicion drug screening. The City is committed to providing our employees with a competitive salary and benefit program. We offer our full-time employees a variety of benefit plans. All employees are required to participate in the City of Sherwood 457(b) Retirement Plan, contribute 3% of their base salary. To be considered for this position, the City requires a completed application. Résumés are not considered as formal application. Applications may be downloaded at www.cityofsherwood.net or obtained at the Human Resources Office, 2199 E. Kiehl Avenue, Sherwood. Applications can be mailed to the Human Resources, P.O. Box 6256, Sherwood, Arkansas 72124 or faxed to 501-392-0087. Open until filled.

CITY PLANNER—The City of Sherwood is seeking qualified applicants for the position of City Planner. The essential duties of this position include the following: plans, organizes, directs and integrates current and long-range municipal planning programs and services; supervises and manages all building inspection staff as well as permits office staff; conducts comprehensive planning projects affecting land use, regulations, and transportation issues; meets with public, developers, and other planning agencies to discuss regulations; attends Planning Commission meetings, City Council meetings and other forums as assigned; and partners with the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce and other city department to facilitate city growth. Successful candidate must possess a Baccalaureate Degree in planning, design or a similar related field of study and have 5 years direct experience in municipal, urban, or regional planning. Applicant must also possess AICP certification and maintain such throughout employment. Certification as a Floodplain Manager is essential and must be obtained within 6 months of initial employment date. Salary is negotiable and DOE. The City of Sherwood provides full time employees with a generous benefit program. All new employees are required to contribute 3% of gross salary to the 457(b) Retirement Plan. For more information and a full job description, visit www.cityofsherwood.net or contact the Human Resources office at (501) 833-3703.

FIRE CHIEF—The City of Monticello is seeking a qualified Fire Chief. Applicants should possess the ability to pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen, be 21 years of age and have valid driver’s license. Must be a Certified Firefighter. PAY SCALE: $43,058.42 - $51,414.01. Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates fire and EMS operations. Requires experience working with the public and media. Prefer Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Public Admin. or related field. HS graduation and a minimum of 60 semester hours of credits earned in an accredited university, college or technical school in business administration, fire science or a related field may be substituted when combined with at least three years of full-time administrative experience in an upper-level position in a public safety agency. Successful completion of emergency medical technician courses and firefighter I courses. Prefer 12 years of satisfactory performance in a supervisory role involving firefighting and administration in a fire department, or seven years of experience in a full-time fire department. Thorough knowledge of modern fire suppression and prevention and emergency medical service principles, procedures, techniques and equipment. Working knowledge of first aid and resuscitation techniques and their application as demonstrated through state EMT certification. Considerable knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, departmental standard operating procedures and regulations. Preferred state paramedic license. Must successfully pass a medical exam after job offer. Must pass an annual physical fitness assessment. Possess Firefighter I and II certification. Meet requirements of fire apparatus driver’s operator within one year. Valid DL. Preferably 10 plus years of experience in a supervisory role. Applicants are required to contact by phone the Human Resources Director at (870) 367-4400 or email resumes to montcitypatty@att.net.

LEAD MECHANIC—The City of Hope is currently hiring for the position of Lead Mechanic. The position will be under broad supervision of the Public Works Director, and will be responsible for light repair and maintenance of the City of Hope vehicles and equipment. There are approximately 100 cars, trucks, tractors, mowers, dump trucks, trailers as well as equipment. Qualifications for this position are as follows: HS diploma or GED, vocational training in light duty automotive repair. Must have tools. The salary range is $35,000-$40,000 DOE. Applications available at City Hall, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F. Applications may be mailed to P.O. Box 667, Hope, AR 71802-0667. EOE. 

PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR—The City of Mena is accepting applications for a Parks and Recreation Director. Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field preferred and at least 5 years previous experience in parks and recreation management is desired. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Experience and related skills in parks facility, grounds maintenance (including baseball/softball and soccer field preparation), business management techniques, budgeting, grant writing, and an understanding of parks and recreation principals and practices is desired. Paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave. Salary negotiable DOE and qualifications. A comprehensive background investigation will be conducted. Applications with resumes and copies of certifications will be accepted at the Arkansas Employment Security Department, University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Campus, 1100 College Drive, Mena, AR 71953. Open until filled. Questions may be addressed to Becky Horton, (479) 394-4585. EOE.

POLICE CHIEF—The City of Bradley is now accepting applications for a full time police chief. Must be certified and meet all requirements of law enforcement standards and training. Must be willing to relocate within 5 miles of Bradley city limits. Send Resume to, or applications are available at: City of Bradley City Hall, P.O. Box 729, 410 Pullman Street, Bradley, AR 71826. Office hours are 8-4 Mon-Fri. (870) 894-3464. EOE.

POLICE OFFICER—Charleston is accepting applications for a full-time patrol officer. Candidates must be able to meet all requirements of law enforcement standards and training. The City of Charleston maintains a residency requirement on full-time officers. Contact Charleston City Hall at (479) 965-2269 or email mail@aboutcharleston.com for an application. EOE. Application deadline is Dec. 15.

RECREATION COORDINATOR—The City of Siloam Springs Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a Recreation Manager. This position will supervise all recreation programs, adult sports, and special events. Applicants should have a BS/BA in Recreation or equivalent, or 3 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. This position also requires a valid Driver’s license. Salary Range: $38,000 - $57,000. The City offers a generous benefit package including, but not limited to medical, dental, vision, LTD, 457 Deferred Compensation, vacation and sick leave. The City requires a completed application be submitted for all positions. Applications are available at City Hall, 400 N. Broadway, Siloam Springs, Arkansas or can be accessed on our web site www.siloamsprings.com. For further information, please call (479) 524-5136 or email humanresources@siloamsprings.com. Open until filled. EOE. 

REQUESTS FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS—The City of Johnson invites qualified firms to submit a Statement of Qualifications for professional engineering services to design parks, street and drainage projects in the City of Johnson. Professional services include providing the engineering and surveying expertise to design and prepare plans, specifications, and estimates approved by the city and other regulatory agencies for one or more projects; public coordination and meetings; preparation of all preliminary and final design plans and specifications to include streets, trails, parks, drainage, bridges, utility locations, and environmental clearance, and provide coordination with utilities and other regulatory entities to secure approval of designs; and preparation of bid package, bid tabulation, periodic inspection of construction, review of shop drawings and contractor estimates for payment, and preparation of as-built drawings. The SOQ’s will be used for selection of engineers for projects that are planned for design initiation in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Three copies of the SOQ and one electronic copy must be received no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. SOQs must be addressed as follows: Mayor Chris Keeney, City of Johnson, P.O. Box 563, Johnson, AR 72741. Any inquiries relating to this Request for Qualifications may be directed to Chris Keeney at the above address, by phone at (479) 521-7291, or by email at ckeeney@cityofjohnson.com.

FOR SALE—The Town of Damascus has for sale a 2007 Chevy Impala Police Cruiser. Full police package–everything except radios. 101K miles. $2500.00 to another police agency only. May be seen at the Damascus Police Dept. Call (501) 654-4911 or (501) 335-7321.

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