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CITY MANAGER—Joplin, Mo., is a city of approximately 50,000 located in Jasper County (primarily) and northern Newton County. Covering 38.28 square miles, Joplin is the largest city in Jasper County. Approximately 400,000 people living in a 40-mile radius. Joplin is the fourth largest metro area in Missouri and approximately a quarter of a million people travel to Joplin daily for work, health care, and entertainment. Joplin is a home rule city and operates under the council-manager form of government. The council consists of nine members including the mayor. The council selects a professional city manager to oversee the daily operations of the city. The city of Joplin seeks an innovative, progressive, and creative municipal professional with strong leadership skills and a passion for public service to serve as its new city manager. The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in public admin., finance, or a closely related field and have experience equivalent to six years of full-time work as a city manager, public works director, city finance director, assistant city manager, or comparable position in a similarly sized city. A master’s degree in public admin., finance, or a closely related area may substitute for one year of the required experience. The chosen candidate must hold a valid DL, successfully complete a background check, and successfully complete a physical exam and drug test. Residency within the city limits is required. Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches. For more information on this position contact: Kurt Hodgen, Strategic Government Resources, KurtHodgen@GovernmentResource.com, (540) 820-0531.

CODE INSPECTOR/ENFORCEMENT OFFICER—The city of Bald Knob is accepting applications for the position of code inspector/enforcement officer. Must be a U.S. Citizen at least 21 years of age and possess HS diploma or equivalent, must possess a valid DL. Applicants should have a clean criminal background free of felony convictions and pass a drug test. Preference will be given to candidates who possess Inspection I Certification and International Building Code Certification. Applications may be picked up at 3713 Hwy 367, Room 103. The city of Bald Knob is an equal opportunity employer.

FIRE CHIEF—The city of Cabot is seeking a new fire chief. The fire chief will plan and direct activities related to fire suppression, fire prevention, and emergency medical response within the city. The city seeks a minimum of 10 years of experience within the fire department field along with five years in a supervisory or administrative capacity within a fire department. This is a salaried position and it includes full benefits and retirement along with a brand new take-home vehicle. Salary will be based off experience but can be negotiated. To apply online visit the employment tab of www.cabotar.gov. This position will be open until filled. EOE.

FIRE MARSHAL—The city of Monticello is accepting applications for the position of full-time fire marshal. The objective of the fire marshall is to direct the operations of building inspections for all residential and commercial construction, enforce adherence to ADEQ storm water requirements, complete commercial and residential plan reviews, and direct enforcement of city codes. Essential duties and responsibilities: Complete commercial and residential plan reviews; knowledge of city codes and directing enforcement procedures; interpret and communicate building, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and structural codes; train other employees in code enforcement and building inspections; public speaking as requested; direct ADEQ storm water enforcement procedures/flood plain management and city compliance; all other duties as required or assigned. Education and experience: Certified fireman and law enforcement officer, other qualifications include five years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience, and prefer at least four years of managerial experience. Must be licensed/certified with the following credentials: Arkansas Plumbing Inspectors License, Arkansas Mechanical Inspectors License, Arkansas Electrical Inspectors License, Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Certification, Flood Plain Management Certification, FF1 and FF2 certifications, Inspection 1 certification. Must be familiar with International Fire Code and International Building Code. Resumes may be sent to Patty Burchett, HR Director, City of Monticello, P.O. Box 505, Monticello, AR 71655; or faxed to (870) 367-4405. Full benefit package included and salary DOE. For more information, please call (870) 367- 4400, Ext. 2. Position is open until filled.

PROJECT ENGINEER—Rogers seeks applicants for the position of project engineer, which serves as a civil engineering authority for the city. This position reviews plans and executes construction projects related to streets and drainage. This position answers questions from the public, fellow employees, and elected officials regarding street and drainage issues within the city. Technical degree required in such disciplines as Engineering, etc., plus 5 years related experience and/or training, and 3 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Starting salary $70,530. For a complete job description and to apply online, visit www.rogersar.gov.

PUBLIC WORKS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR—The city of Prairie Grove is accepting applications for the position of public works and administrative services director. The position is responsible for overseeing water, sewer, streets, solid waste, parks and recreation, planning, code enforcement, and various city administrative responsibilities related to the day-to-day operations of the city. Applicants should hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, public admin., management, or a related field. Experience and knowledge of water and wastewater utilities is a priority and applicants will either need to be licensed with a minimum of a Class IV water and Class III wastewater license or the ability to get licensed within the first year. Applicants should have a minimum of 10 years’ experience managing similar job duties. Knowledge of budgeting, regulation compliance, human resource management, and business operations is important. The current director will be on salary through August of 2020, which will serve as a transition period. A salary range of $85,000 - $95,000 will be considered, with benefits to be negotiated that could include phone, work vehicle, health insurance, retirement, and other benefits. For a full a job description and application please email pgwater@pgtc.com or contact Mayor Hudson at sonnyhudson@pgtc.com. Applicants should submit a detailed resume as well as an application to Mayor Hudson, P.O. Box 944, Prairie Grove AR 72753; by email to sonnyhudson@pgtc.com; or in person at City Hall, 975 E. Douglas Street, Prairie Grove, AR 72753.

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