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CITY ADMINISTRATOR—Oberlin, Kan. (pop. 1,749; $6.2 million budget; 21 FTE’s), is a scenic NW Kansas community seeking a local government administrator with a passion for the city. Bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field with at least 5 years of local government experience required. An MPA is preferred. Salary $55,000 DOQ. Send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to LEAPS-Oberlin@lkm.org or LEAPS-Oberlin, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS, 66603. EOE. Open until filled. Application review begins July 7.

CITY MANAGER—Pratt, Kan. (pop. 6,963; $24 million budget; 98 FTE’s), the county seat of Pratt County, is seeking a City Manager to foster a culture of professionalism and open communication. Pratt possesses a strong park system, an airport, manages electric, water, waste-water, sanitation and a police and fire department. The City is looking for a professional leader with strong communication skills. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field, and at least five years of local government experience and a master’s degree is preferred. Salary $100,000 DOQ. Send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to LEAPS-Pratt@lkm.org or LEAPS-Pratt, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS, 66603. EOE. Open until filled. Application review begins July 8. For full advertisement, please visit LEAPS-Pratt@lkm.org

CITY PLANNER—Sherwood is seeking a City Planner. This position plans, organizes, directs and integrates current and long-range municipal planning programs and services. Conducts comprehensive planning projects affecting land use, regulations, and transportation issues. Meets with public, developers, and other planning agencies to discuss regulations and office planning advice. Attends Planning Commission meetings, City Council meetings and other forums as assigned. Reviews and evaluates development proposals, development designs, applications, planning and zoning changes, conditional use requests, variance requests, technical documents and special permits for compliance with City standards and regulatory requirements; answers inquiries and assists the public and other agencies in matters relating to planning, zoning and permit review, and other City subdivision standards and regulations. Reviews and evaluates development plans, including subdivision plats, with residents, developers, and builders; develops recommendations to assure compliance with City subdivision and zoning regulations; summarizes issues and makes presentations to the Planning Commission and the City Council. Performs professional and technical planning services to achieve structured and organized growth and development in the City in compliance with all regulatory requirements. Reviews site plans for both commercial and residential developments, and assures project plans, policies and procedures are in conformance with City goals, and in compliance with local, state and federal codes and regulations. Minimum qualifications: Possess certification as a Floodplain Manager, or obtain certification within six (6) months of employment date and a baccalaureate degree in planning, design or a similar related field of study AND five (5) years direct experience in municipal, urban, or regional planning required. Must possess AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification or obtain certification within the first six (6) months of employment. For more information contact Maureen Pylant, Human Resources Director,  501-833-3703; FAX: 501-833-2180.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE—Maumelle is accepting applications for the position of Director of Finance. This position reports directly to the clerk-treasurer and the mayor. The general purpose of the position is to perform responsible management and administrative work directing and coordinating the varied functions of the city’s Finance Department. Work involves administering the central accounting system and data processing functions of the city. Education and experience: Applicants must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from a four year college or university and five years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Also, must have four years managerial experience. NOTE: Online applications and resumes will not be accepted by themselves. A city of Maumelle employment application must be completed. For additional information, including a complete job description, application and listing of employee benefits go to the city of Maumelle web page (www.maumelle.org) and click on the Human Resources Department web site. Completed applications are to be mailed to: City of Maumelle, Human Resources Department, 550 Edgewood Drive, Suite 555, Maumelle, AR 72113. For questions, you may contact the Human Resources office at 501-851-2784, ext. 242 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. EOE. This ad is available from the Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audio, and in Braille at 501-851-2784 ext. 242.

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES—Maumelle is accepting applications for the position of Director of Human Resources. This position reports directly to the mayor. The general purpose of the position is to guide and direct the development, enhancement, maintenance, and administration of a comprehensive human resources and payroll administration system for the city of Maumelle. Education and experience: Applicants must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from a four year college or university and five years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Also, must have four years managerial experience. NOTE: Online applications and resumes will not be accepted by themselves. A city of Maumelle employment application must be completed. Please go to the city of Maumelle web page (www.maumelle.org) and click on the Human Resources Department to print an application. Completed applications should be mailed to: City of Maumelle, Human Resources Department, 550 Edgewood Drive, Suite 555, Maumelle, AR 72113. For questions, you may contact the Human Resources office at 501-851-2784 ext. 242 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. EOE. This ad is available from the Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audio, and in Braille at 501-851-2784, ext. 242.

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES—Republic, Mo., seeks a Director of Human Resources to administer the human resources and development function for the city in accordance with applicable ordinances, rules and regulations. A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Personnel Administration, Public or Business Administration is preferred; Master’s Degree in related area is highly desirable; plus employee shall have a minimum of five years of professional experience in a related capacity with supervisory or management level experience; or High School diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of seven years of previous experience in a management-level HR position. PHR or SHPR Certification required. 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 by Aug. 10. Salary range: $65,000- $70,000 Annually DOQ.

DISPATCHER—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. Qualifications: 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, must pass background check. Hire rate: $12.33/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 and full job description are available at City Hall, 400 N. Broadway, Siloam Springs, or online at www.siloamsprings.com. For further information call 479-524-5136 or email humanresources@siloamsprings.com. EOE. Open until filled.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER—Siloam Springs is accepting applications/resumes for an electrical engineer for full time employment. Applicants must be registered as professional engineer and have experience with the operating practices of designing and operating of transmission, distribution and substations of a utility system. The position will be responsible for assisting with the management and supervision of a municipal owned electric department. Applicant must be willing to relocate to within 10 miles of Siloam Springs. Applicants must possess P.E. license and B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering. Salary Range: $70,000-$100,000. The city provides a generous benefit package including, but not limited to medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance, 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, AR; or can be accessed on our website, www.siloamsprings.com. For further information please call 479-524-5136 or email humanresources@siloamsprings.com. EOE. Open until filled.

FIREFIGHTERS & EMT—Holiday Island Fire Department is accepting applications for a full-time Firefighter 1 and 2, EMT; one position may become a company officer. Experienced preferred. Excellent opportunity. Salary based on experience. Paid vacation, sick leave, retirement. Contact Chief AT 479-253-8397. Mail resumes to 251 Holiday Island Drive, Holiday Island, AR 72631.

FIREFIGHTER EXAMINATIONS—Examinations will be given by the city of Texarkana and Arkansas Civil Service Commission for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list of Firefighters. Applicants must apply on forms supplied by the Fire Administration Office, 416 E. 3rd St., Texarkana, AR 71854. Applications must be completed and returned no later than 4 p.m. Friday, July 22. Applicant must be of sound mind and good physical condition. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age and not older than 35. Must have 15 hours of college credit from an accredited college. For additional information, call 870-779-4956. The exam will be given 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at the North Heights Jr. High School, 2118 East 35th St., Texarkana, AR. Entry level salary: $36,871 plus benefits The city offers health and life insurance, retirement plan, educational and certificate incentive pay, workers compensation, current pay plan provides for step increases, uniforms and equipment are furnished. EOE/AA.

HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR—Fort Smith, Ark., is the second largest city in the state with a population of just over 87,000. The city employs over 900 staff members and has a FY2016 operating budget of $111 million. The Human Resources Director reports directly to the City Administrator, and supervises three departmental staff members. Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree with at least 15 years of experience working in HR and 7 years of supervisory experience. Candidates with a Master’s degree in Human Relations, Business, Public Administration or related area preferred. Salary range: $64,390 - $101,280. View complete position profile and apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches. For more information contact Gary Holland, Senior Vice President, Strategic Government Resources, GaryHolland@GovernmentResource.com.

POLICE CHIEF—Fort Smith, Ark., is the second largest city in the state with a population of 87,000. The city employs over 900 staff members with an FY2016 operating budget of $111 million. Fort Smith PD consists of 151 sworn officers and 55 non-sworn staff members. The Police Chief functions with wide latitude under the administrative direction of the City Administrator. Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree with at least 15 years law enforcement experience and 7 years supervisory and command experience. Candidate should also be a FBI National Academy graduate. Salary range: $68,864 - $108,380. View complete position profile and apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches. For more information contact Gary Holland, Senior Vice President, Strategic Government Resources, GaryHolland@GovernmentResource.com.

WATER OPERATOR, Class III OR IV—Eudora is accepting applications for a Class III or IV Water Operator. Duties include assisting in maintaining WWTP, the water system, maintaining equipment, meter reading. Additional duties include maintaining streets. Valid DL required. Pay is commensurate with experience. Applications available at City Hall or resumes can be sent to City of Eudora, 239 S. Main Street, Eudora AR 71640. EOE. For more information, call 870-355-4436.

WATER/WASTEWATER UTILITIES DIRECTOR—Fort Smith, Ark., is the second largest city in the state with a population of just over 87,000. The city employs over 900 staff members and has an FY2016 operating budget of $111 million. The Director supervises one Administrative Coordinator and four Deputy Directors, and indirectly supervises eight Program Managers and approximately 260 other employees within the department. Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years experience working with water and wastewater systems. Registered PE in Arkansas with a Class IV water license or the ability to acquire each. Salary range: $68,864 - $108,380. View complete position profile and apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches. For more information contact Gary Holland, Senior Vice President, Strategic Government Resources, GaryHolland@GovernmentResource.com.

WATER UTILITIES GENERAL MGR.—Wynne is recruiting a professional to fill the position of General Manager of Water Utilities. The Wynne Water and Sewer Commission has oversight responsibility and direction for this position. This position is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of the long-term goals, rate presentations, public finance, EPA compliance, financing through public bonds, and day-to-day operation of the utility including customer service. Minimum qualifications include an Associate’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or technical school; and seven years related experience and five years of managerial experience-governmental accounting is preferred. Starting salary: commensurate with education and experience that exceed the minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher starting salary. A city of Wynne Water Utility application is required along with a detailed resume including references and salary history. Starting salary is set at $55,000 with growth potential to $105,000 plus excellent benefits. Contact wynnewater45@yahoo.com for more information.

FOR SALE—The Bull Shoals Volunteer Fire Department is selling a 1984 Chevrolet FMC Pumper, it has a 750 gal. per min. Bean pump, 1000 gallon water tank, has a 7.0L gasoline engine with manual transmission. The vehicle has approximately 10,000 miles on it, and was bought new by this fire department. We are asking $15,000 or best offer, any questions or interests please contact us at (870) 445-4566.

FOR SALE—The Town of Damascus has for sale its former city hall and police station. The property is located on Highway 65 in Damascus. The price is $200K and interested parties should contact Mayor L.B. Pavatt or the Town Clerk Pam Mahan at (501) 335-7321.

WANTED—Norman is seeking used Christmas decorations for the city. Donated items will be appreciated but will buy if price is feasible. Please send pictures to cityofnormanar@yahoo.com or call Roseanna Markham at 870-334-2400.



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