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BOOKEEPER/ACCOUNTING CLERK—The City of Farmington is looking to fill the position of Bookkeeper/Accounting Clerk for full or part-time. This person will be responsible for managing the day to day accounting, budgeting and purchasing activities of the city including all AR/AP processing. Successful applicant will handle technical reporting for each department and participate in financial and budget recommendations. Will be responsible for all yearly state and local audits. Experience with the CSA Accounting program a huge plus. College degree in accounting or finance preferred but not required. A minimum of three years verifiable accounting/finance experience is required. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Starting salary is negotiable based upon your knowledge and experience. Please include your salary requirements when applying. Applications are available online at www.cityoffarmingtonar.com. You can email the application along with a color copy of your driver’s license to melissamccarville@cityoffarmington-ar.gov or you can mail it to: City of Farmington ATTN: Melissa McCarville, P.O. Box 150 Farmington, AR 72730. No phone calls please. EOE.

CITY MANAGER—Garnett, Kansas (pop. 3,258; $15.4 million budget; municipal utilities; 53 employees), a growing family-oriented community located about an hour southwest of Kansas City, is seeking a city manager. For additional community information visit http://www.simplygarnett.com/. The ideal applicant will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or a related field and at least five years of municipal-government experience. The background of a successful candidate should include strong leadership and a proven track record demonstrating outstanding public relations skills. Garnett is an EOE. Competitive benefits, Salary $70,000 - $85,000 DOQ. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three work-related references to LEAPS-Garnett, email to LEAPS-Garnett@lkm.org or mail to LEAPS-Garnett 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 February 17.

CRC MANAGER—Texarkana is accepting applications for CRC Manager. This is a civilian exempt salaried position that directs the activities of the Bi-State Justice Center Record/Information and Communication Center. The CRC Manager works under the direct supervision of the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee (LEAC) Oversight Committee on day-to-day operation of Records and Communications. Position is responsible for preparing the Records and Communications yearly budget for presentation to the LEAC and IAC for approval and controlling costs and providing guidance to ensure CRC operates safely, efficiently and effectively within a specified budget. Applicant must have five years experience in centralized multi-jurisdictional emergency communications center, with at least three years in a supervisory capacity or a combination of education, work experience and technical skills that demonstrate the ability to perform effectively in the position. A Bachelors degree in related field is preferred. Applicant must have experience with Public Safety State Wide Radio Systems and InterOp capabilities. Applicant must possess thorough knowledge of dispatch communication systems, including VHF, 800 Mhz Analog and Digital Radio Systems. Applicant must have thorough knowledge of the administration, proper storage, and retrieval of law enforcement records, as well as the ability to evaluate written and oral reports and to make recommendations of improved communication services. Applicant must possess knowledge of federal, state, and local jurisdictions as they relate to communications and law enforcement recordkeeping. Applicant must possess working knowledge of law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services and civil preparedness procedures. Working knowledge of criminal law, budgetary control, procurement, training requirements, communications, central filing systems, and the powers/limitations of police officers and fire fighters is preferred. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1. Applications may be submitted to the Arkansas City Hall at 216 Walnut Street, Texarkana, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; faxed to (870) 772-8182; or emailed to jessica.hyman@txkusa.org. Salary will be negotiable and DOE. EOE.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE—The city of Republic, Mo., seeks a Director of Finance. The new director will need to be visionary and a self-starter to address the following in the 18 months: Evaluate, adjust and provide action plan(s), think outside the box building solid fiscal processes and direction; establish vision and leadership to the finance and utility billing department; work with a new auditing firm; work towards relationships, processes (internal controls) and trust; and participate in replacing the city’s operating software. Pay Range: $62,500-$80,000 Annually DOQ (Re-evaluation in 6 months for further consideration). Applicant must successfully complete background investigation and pre-employment substance abuse testing and may be subject to random substance abuse testing. Application and complete job description available at www.republicmo.com. Application must be completed and submitted to HR, City Hall, 213 N. Main, Republic, MO 65738. Open until filled. Current city employees must complete city application for consideration. EOE. 

DISPATCHER—The City of Siloam Springs is accepting applications for the position of Communications Dispatcher. This position is responsible for answering multiple phone lines including 911. The position requires simultaneous data entry into a computer aided dispatch program while dispatching routine and emergency calls to include police, fire, ambulance and other emergency response, maintain logs and tapes and other duties as required. The successful applicant should possess strong computer and typing skills and the ability to multi-task. Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures as well as office equipment, radios, computer and Internet applications is required. Applicants must posses the ability to communicate effectively and perform cashier duties accurately. Previous experience and certification preferred. Qualifications/requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid DL, HS diploma or equivalent, no felony convictions. Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays. Applicant must successfully pass a background investigation Hire rate: $12.88 per hour. 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, or can be accessed on our web site www.siloamsprings.com. Position open until filled. For further information please call (479) 524-5136 or email humanresources@siloamsprings.com. EOE.

FIREFIGHTERS—Bentonville has immediate openings for 10 full-time firefighters. The hiring salary range is $36,119 - $45,098 annually, DOE.  There is additional pay for certified “Paramedics”.  A full job description is available on request.  We are conducting testing on two different dates: Friday, Dec. 30 and again on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.  Written testing will begin at 8:30 a.m. on both days, with the physical evaluation starting at 1 p.m.  There will also be a volunteer “practice session” for the physical agility portion of the evaluation at 1 p.m. on both Thursday, Dec. 29 and Friday, Jan. 27 at the main fire station, located at the corner of SW “A” Street and SW 8th St.  The deadlines for applications are Monday, Dec. 19 and Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, respectively. There will be no make-up exams.  Applicants must be 18 to apply and be an Arkansas-Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-A) or Paramedic (EMT-P) and possess a valid DL.  Bentonville does not have a residency requirement.  Participation is by “invitation only.”  An RSVP is required to guarantee a seat in the evaluation process.  Applications can be obtained from the city website, www.bentonvillear.com.  Completed applications can be faxed in to (479) 271-5913; mailed to City of Bentonville, Attn: Human Resources, 117 West Central Avenue, Bentonville, AR  72712; or emailed to ewheeler@bentonvillear.com.  For more information, contact the Human Resource office at (479) 271-3191/5929. 

PATROL OFFICER—Farmington is accepting applications for a full-time patrol officer. Candidates must be able to meet all requirements of law enforcement standards and training. Starting salary is based upon experience. No law enforcement experience is required for this position. Contact Farmington Police Department at (479) 267-3411 or go to www.cityoffarmingtonar.com for an application.

POLICE OFFICER—The City of Calion is accepting applications for a certified police officer to work 20-30 hours per week. Candidates must meet all requirements of law enforcement standards and training. Prefer live in the city limits. Contact Calion City Hall at 125 E. Main St., P.O. Box 406, Calion, AR 71724; (870) 748-2564. Office hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m., M-F.

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR—McAlester, Okla., seeks a full-time Public Works Director. Pay range is $75,150 to $100,288. For a complete job description and application, contact the City of McAlester Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 578, McAlester, OK 74501; or call (918) 423-9300. Position open until filled. EOE.

WATER AND WASTEWATER MANAGER—The City of Clinton Water and Sewer Department is accepting applications for the position of Water and Wastewater Manager. All candidates must have a current Class IV Water and Class III Wastewater license. Must have good writing and verbal communication skills. Job responsibilities, not limited to, but include: overseeing a budget, water and wastewater facilities, a construction crew, and administering a pretreatment program to industrial contributes to the sanitary sewer system. Clinton is a Regional Water System with approximately 15 employees, one Water Treatment Plant, one Wastewater Treatment Plant, and one Land Apply Wastewater System. Clinton Water Department just completed an upgrade to our current Water Treatment Plant with a new Clarifier and a Scada System. Resumes need to be received by Jan. 31. Email resume to Mayor Richard McCormac, clintonmayor@artelco.com. Phone:     (501) 745-8110. Cell: (501) 253-0160. EOE.

FOR SALE—The City of Mineral Springs (Howard Co.) is taking over fire protection duties from the defunct Cottonshed community fire dept. Three trucks that do not work are for sale. Call (870) 287-4221 for more information.

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