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CHIEF OF POLICE—The City of Cotter has an immediate opening for Chief of Police. Applicant must be certified and experienced in all aspects of policing including investigative, patrol, affidavit preparation, and personnel management. Communication and documentation is a must. Email resume to: cottermayor@infodash.com.

CITY ENGINEER—The City of Bentonville has an immediate opening for a City Engineer. Hiring salary range is $71,032–$95,888. There are several opportunities for additional compensation and the position offers an exceptional benefits package. Duties include planning, designing, reviewing, and directing civil engineering projects for the city including roads, airports, bridges, irrigation systems, and pipelines. Oversees the planning, design, construction and estimating of current development projects such as major, collector, and local streets, transportation facilities, public structures, and storm water systems. Manages the construction inspectors and other engineering support personnel and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the city’s engineering efforts and activities. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Minimum requirements include Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in civil or construction engineering and four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five-plus years of progressively responsible civil engineering experience in a management or supervisory level supplemented by college-level coursework with a concentration in civil engineering, public administration, construction management, or other job-related field. Must have PE certification in civil engineering. A complete job description is available on request. Interested applicants can submit a resume either online at www.bentonvillear.com, by faxing to (479) 271-5913, or mailing to City of Bentonville, Human Resources, 117 West Central Avenue, Bentonville, AR 72712.

CITY MANAGER—Garnett, Kan. (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 www.simplygarnett.com. 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 open until filled. Application review will begin February 17.

CITY MANAGER—Independence, Kan. (pop. 8958; $23 million budget; 120 FTE’s), located in Southeast Kansas, is a beautiful, family-oriented community with great local amenities, strong industry, and an engaged citizenry. The City of Independence is seeking a City Manager with a strong degree of professionalism and open communication. The City Manager supervises the day-to-day activities of all employees, updates the commission regarding city finances, and communicates directives from the city commission to the city staff. For more information about the city visit www.independenceks.gov. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field, and at least 10 years of local government experience. Master’s degree preferred. The successful candidate must also be able to competently create and manage budgets, oversee and develop personnel, and foster excellent city/county relationships. Competitive benefits. Salary $100,000-$110,000 DOQ. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three work-related references to LEAPS-Independence@lkm.org or LEAPS- Independence, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS 66603. If confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials. Application review will begin March 3. EOE.

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.

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.

ELECTRICAL LINEWORKER—The City of Nixa, Mo., has an opening for Electrical Lineworker. Under general supervision of the Electric Superintendent, Electric Department performs a variety of skilled, journey level electrical installation, maintenance, and repair activities on electrical high voltage overhead and underground transmission, distribution, and service lines. For a complete job description, please visit our website at www.nixa.com. Must possess HS diploma or GED. Possess valid State of Missouri certification for journey level electrical work or level of experience equivalent. Possess valid State of Missouri CDL-B driver’s license at a level appropriate to the equipment operated. Starting Salary: $30.50 per hour. If interested in applying, please visit our website: www.nixa.com or come by the City of Nixa Human Resources office, located at 715 W. Mt. Vernon St., Nixa, Mo., to fill out an application. You may also call (417) 724-5626 for more information.

ENTRY LEVEL POLICE & FIRE EXAMINATIONS—The City of Maumelle will be testing Saturday, March 4, for Entry Level Police Examination and will be accepting applications through 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24. NOTE: A City of Maumelle Employment Application must be completed. Applicants may order the study guide available exclusively from IPMA-HR online at: www.publicsafetycompass.com/study. Please allow several weeks prior to your scheduled test date to prepare with the study guide. A priority shipping option is available at checkout if necessary. A job description and an application may be found at the City of Maumelle website (www.maumelle.org) Human Resources Department webpage. Completed applications should be mailed to: City of Maumelle Human Resources Department, 550 Edgewood Drive, Suite 590, Maumelle, AR 72113. For questions, you may contact the Human Resources office at (501) 851-2784, ext. 242. EOE.

FINANCE DIRECTOR—The City of Bella Vista seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Finance Director. The Finance Director is a department head, appointed by the mayor, and subject to review by the city council as provided by law. Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for supervision of finance department personnel in accordance with the city’s policies and applicable laws. Responsible for interviewing, hiring and training employees under supervision, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Required education and experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. At least seven years of work experience in an accounting role. At least three years of management experience. Advanced experience using Microsoft Excel (advanced functionality with formulas in spreadsheets), proficient experience using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint). Preferred qualifications: Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CMA (Certified Management Accountant). Experience in local municipal government. To apply, send application and resume to Human Resources Manager Melissa Cruise, mcruise@bellavistaar.gov, or by mail to Bella Vista City Hall, 101 Town Center P.O. Box 5655, Bella Vista, AR 72714. Direct all questions by email to Melissa Cruise. Position open until filled.

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.

TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER—The City of Bentonville has an immediate opening for a Transportation Engineer. Hiring salary range is $71,032–$95,888. There are several opportunities for additional compensation and the position offers an exceptional benefits package. Duties include: Conducts long-range city planning with respect to highway, street, road, and drainage design and construction/planning. Plans, organizes, directs, and integrates the functions of traffic control and design; street department maintenance; stormwater control, inspection, and compliance; and traffic signage, controls and signals. Oversees the planning, design, construction and estimating of official city transportation projects such as major, collector, and local streets, transportation facilities, public structures, and storm water systems. Develops plans for surface transportation projects according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policies. Reviews highway and bridge plans, location, contracts, and cost estimates for technical and legal accuracy, and approves acceptable proposals or makes corrective recommendations. Minimum requirements include Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in civil or construction engineering and four to 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, with en emphasis in highway and road construction. Five-plus years of progressively responsible civil engineering experience in a management or supervisory level supplemented by college-level coursework with a concentration in civil engineering, public administration, construction management, or other job-related field. Must have PE certification in civil engineering. A complete job description is available on request. Interested applicants can submit a resume either online at www.bentonvillear.com, by faxing to (479) 271-5913, or mailing to City of Bentonville, Human Resources, 117 West Central Avenue, Bentonville, AR 72712.

WATER SUPPLY OPERATOR—Forrest City Water Utility seeks a water supply operator. Position is responsible for the operation of the water treatment plant, storage tanks and distribution pumping and metering on an assigned shift. Knowledge, skills and abilities required: Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations for required records and laboratory test; ability to perform required laboratory tests; ability to read charts and meters; ability to read and interpret equipment operation and maintenance manuals; ability to write plainly for record keeping; ability to lift and move 60 pounds sacks, move up and down ladders, & pass through a 24-inch manhole ring; ability to work in inclement weather; ability to use SCBA respirators. Other qualifications: Must maintain a Utility issued cellphone and subject to call 24-hours a day, 365 days a year; must have and maintain a valid Arkansas DL and be insurable with the Utility’s insurance; must be willing to work overtime when needed; must maintain residence within a 15 mile radius of Forrest City. Special qualifications: Must have and maintain a Class IV Water Treatment License, a Class IV Distribution License or a combination of experience and education to provide the required level of knowledge and abilities. Must pass the Treatment and Distribution test within 18 months of hire or assuming the position. For more information contact Forrest City Water Utility at (870) 633-2921 or (870) 270-5017.

FOR SALE—The City of McNeil Fire Department has a 71’ Ford Pumper, 750 for sale for $3,000 and a 79’ Chevy Pumper for $4,500. For more information contact Fire Chief Bo Huffman AT (870) 904-0198 or Assistant Fire Chief, Terry Price at (870) 904-2304.

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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