CITY ADMINISTRATOR–Smithville, Missouri, is an upper middle-class suburb of Kansas City with a population of almost 10,000. Nestled between Interstates 29 and 35 and just north of Interstate 435, Smithville offers easy access to Kansas City’s airport (MCI) and the rest of Kansas City’s amenities while maintaining its own unique flavor for recreation, health, and wellness. Smithville is a Missouri Fourth-Class city with a mayor-council form of government. The governing body is made up of the Mayor and a Board of Aldermen consisting of six members. The Board selects a professional City Administrator to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. The City has an annual budget of $9.7 million and 51 employees. The City is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and effective municipal city management professional to be its next City Administrator. The new City Administrator will continue to build a customer service-focused culture and will play a key role in overseeing several major projects and initiatives that are under consideration or development. The ideal candidate will be a positive leader who will build trust, inspire and motivate others by example, promote teamwork, and unite the organization with a shared sense of purpose. A strategic thinker of high integrity is strongly desired. The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, or a related field. A master’s degree is highly desirable. Three years of experience as a city administrator/city manager or assistant city administrator/manager is required; department head experience of more than five years will be considered. ICMA credentialing is a plus. Residency within the City of Smithville is preferred but not required. The salary range for this position is $105,000 - $125,000, depending on qualiﬁcations and experience. Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches. For more information contact: Kirk Davis, Senior Vice President, Strategic Government Resources, KirkDavis@GovernmentResource.com.
CODE INSPECTOR—The City of Gravette is accepting applications for the position of a full time Code Inspector. Salary arrange: $35,500 to $48,700 DOE. Go to www.gravettear.com for full description and qualifications. Applications may be acquired and dropped off at Gravette City Hall, 604 1st Ave SE, Gravette, (479) 787-5757. Application period will close Jan. 15.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR-POLICE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES—Fort Smith seeks a Deputy Director of Police Administrative Services. The Fort Smith Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency made up of 151 sworn officers and 55 non-sworn staff members. The Deputy Director of Police Administrative Services conducts managerial and administrative work functions associated with coordinating research, planning, and change management activities for the Police Department. A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is strongly preferred. Three years of previous experience and/or training that includes law enforcement administration, grant writing and administration, alternative funding management, planning, tactical operations, budgetary oversight, and research work is required. Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches. For more information on this position contact: Gary Holland, Senior Vice President, Strategic Government Resources at GaryHolland@governmentresource.com, (405) 269-3445.
DIRECTOR OF SANITATION—Fort Smith seeks a Director of Sanitation. The purpose of the Fort Smith Department of Sanitation is to lead the community in a commitment to shared environmental responsibility. The Director of Sanitation is responsible for all aspects of the Sanitation Department including direction for the following divisions: residential collection, commercial/industrial collection, landfill, and fleet/grounds maintenance. A bachelor’s degree is required. Knowledge of the operations of a sanitation department and/or sanitary landfill is preferred. Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches. For more information on this position contact: Gary Holland, Senior Vice President, Strategic Government Resources at GaryHolland@governmentresource.com, (405) 269-3445.
FIREFIGHTER—The Osceola Fire Department is accepting resumes for a certified Firefighter (FF2). Salary is $13.49/hr. Pre-employment physical, drug test and background check required. The City of Osceola maintains a residency policy for all city employees. For consideration please contact City of Osceola Human Resources Director Jane Stanford at (870) 563-5245 Ext. 24, or email email@example.com. EOE.
POLICE CHIEF—The City of Plainview (Yell County) is seeking a full-time, certified police chief. Salary is negotiable DOE. Includes paid vacation, sick leave and personal leave. Please submit resumes either by mail or in person to the City of Plainview, Post Office Box 117, Plainview AR 72857 by Jan. 12.
POLICE OFFICERS—Harrison is accepting applications for 2 Police Officers. Salary: $31,900. Must be a U.S. citizen; be at least 21 years of age or older; possess a valid Arkansas DL; have no felony record/arrests; be able to pass a background investigation, a psychological examination and a physical examination, as well as a polygraph examination; ability to work rotational shifts; must be fingerprinted; and must purchase uniforms and equipment. Contact Leta Price at 116 S. Spring for an application, or call 870-741-5463.
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER—Republic, Mo., seeks a Public Information Officer. Coordinates and manages the city’s public information including marketing efforts, dissemination of information to the public and media concerning City events and issues, and the implementation of strategic communication campaigns and programs. Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in journalism, communications or related field. Must have at least two years of related and responsible work experience. Municipal experience is preferred, but not required. Knowledge, skills and abilities: principles, techniques and objectives of public relations as it applies within municipal government organization and able; knowledge of accurate grammar, spelling, punctuation, and standard English usage required; must be able to read, understand, and interpret a variety of information including city ordinances; must maintain a high level of confidentiality; must be able to make sound decisions within established guidelines and procedures; must be able to effectively and efficiently coordinate office activity including adapting to a fast paced, multi-task environment; must be able to independently plan, prioritize and organize work in an efficient manner; must be able to perform effectively as a member of a team in carrying out the city’s mission, vision and values. Must possess valid Missouri DL. Applicant must successfully complete background investigation and pre-employment substance abuse testing and may be subject to random substance abuse testing. Pay Range: Grade 7, $43,534.40–$57,824.00. Application and complete job description available at www.republicmo.com. Application must be completed and submitted online or to City Hall, 213 N. Main, Republic, MO 65738. Open until filled.
PURCHASING MANAGER—The City of Bentonville has an immediate opening for a Purchasing Manager. Hiring salary range is $52,208 - $70,481 DOE. Job duties include providing exemplary customer service for city departments and vendors, acting as liaison between the departments and vendors, and ensuring the procurement process is carried out in accordance with the applicable city and state laws/policies, and federal rules and regulations. Purchasing Manager will also be responsible for promoting free, open competition and equal opportunity for all vendors who seek to conduct business with the city. The ideal candidate would have experience with various procurement software and be willing/able to lead the Purchasing office through software upgrade implementation and process evaluation during the next 3 years. Additional duties include reviewing requisitions for conformance to Purchasing Policy, preparing/issuing purchase orders/amendments as necessary, conferring with vendors to obtain product/service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule, determining method of procurement such as direct purchase or formal bid based on state law or city policy. Also prepares bid documents and sends to responsible vendors, prepares public notification advertisement and maintains bid files according to state law or project requirements. Once bids are received, compares prices, specifications, and delivery dates and recommends contract awards to bidders. Recommends for approval and arranges for disposal of surplus items, maintains vehicle files and prepares all correspondence to secure titles and registration on all vehicles acquired, maintains current insurance policy information and handles insurance claims on all vehicles, buildings, equipment, etc., Demonstrated experience with contract review, contract oversight and project oversight preferred, and coordinates services for building maintenance or repairs for City Hall. Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) preferred. At minimum, the candidate should have a desire to obtain a certificate mentioned above and have a timeline/plan in place to obtain the certificate. Associate’s degree in business or a related field from two-year college or university and 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A full job description is available upon request. Interested applicants should submit city application and/or resume to Jake Harper, Assistant Finance Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax at (479) 271-5913.
STREET SUPERINTENDENT—Republic, Mo., seeks a Street Superintendent. Plans, supervises, directs, and coordinates the reconstruction, maintenance, and repair of streets, alleys and storm water drainage systems. Education and experience: Must be HS graduate or equivalent with preferably an Associate’s Degree in Construction Management, Public Works or a related field. Shall have a minimum of 7 years progressive maintenance experience in an organized street or road department, including 5 years at the supervisory level. Experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. Must possess a Class “B” CDL. Air brake endorsement is required. Must possess or obtain within probationary employment period, the following National Incident Management Training Certifications: ICS-100.PW, IS-200, FEMA IS-700. Applicant must successfully complete background investigation and pre-employment substance abuse testing and may be subject to random substance abuse testing. Pay range: Grade 8, $47,902.40–$63,564.80. Application and complete job description available at www.republicmo.com. Application must be completed and submitted online or to City Hall, 213 N. Main, Republic, MO 65738. Open until filled.
The Arkansas Municipal League was founded in 1934 and exists for a threefold purpose: