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PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR—The City of Conway, a vibrant and progressive community located in central Arkansas, 31 miles northwest of the state capital of Little Rock, is accepting resumes for a planning and development director. Conway, with an estimated 2016 population of 64,000, is home to three universities: the University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, and Central Baptist College. Conway is a rapidly growing community that has more than doubled in population since 1990, seeing growth in residential, retail, technology, and energy sectors. Conway offers a dynamic quality of life with a lively downtown, quality schools, and recreational opportunities including; sports programs, boating, fishing, hiking, and hunting available at nearby lakes, rivers, parks, and national forest areas. Conway is the northwestern entrance into the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metro region as well as the gateway into the recreational opportunities of the Arkansas River Valley and the Southern Ozark Mountains. The planning and development director, reporting directly to the mayor, directs and coordinates all activities dealing with planning for the City of Conway, including the development of comprehensive plans and programs for utilization of land and physical facilities. The city seeks a proactive leader who is a superior communicator committed in inclusion and diversity. Responsibilities include advising the mayor, city council, planning commission, other city departments, and the general public regarding planning, zoning, and subdivision ordinances and issues. Requirements are: Thorough knowledge of the principals and practices of urban planning, federal, state and local laws and regulatory requirements applicable to comprehensive planning and land use; ability to plan, implement and coordinate technical and administrative programs; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers and elected officials; and the ability to direct and evaluate the work activities of assigned professional and clerical staff including interns from colleges and secondary schools. The planning and development director recommends governmental measures affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, and housing and transportation to control and guide community development and renewal; and develops and directs the development of long-range plans to identify and accommodate community needs regarding planning, zoning, neighborhood development plans and programs. Requires thorough knowledge of the funding process in a governmental environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, fiscal planning and management. Requires Master’s degree or equivalent in planning, public administration, landscape architecture, architecture, urban planning, urban design or a related field; or a Bachelor’s degree in one of those fields and four to 10 years related experience and/or training. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered. Salary: Compensation includes a competitive salary and benefits package. Closing date: Sept. 30. Please submit resume with salary history to: Human Resources Director; City of Conway; 1201 Oak Street; Conway, AR 72032. Email: lisa.williams@cityofconway.org; fax 501-513-3503. Conway planning information may be obtained from the Planning Department website: http://www.cityofconway.org/pages/planning-development. The City of Conway is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran, political status, or other legally protected status. Submitted applications and resumes will be subject to disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

POLICE CHIEF—The City of Harrisburg is accepting applications for the position of police chief. Ideal applicant will have at least 5 years of direct law enforcement with experience in criminology and strong leadership skills, will be ALETA certified, and have experience in a supervisory position in the law enforcement field. Starting salary $52,000. Resumes may be sent to Harrisburg City Hall, 200 East Jackson Street, Harrisburg, AR 72432, or email mayorhbg@gmail.com. For more information call (870) 578-5467.

RECREATION COORDINATOR—The City of Siloam Springs Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a recreation coordinator. This position will supervise all recreation programs, adult sports, and special events. The recreation coordinator will plan, organize, supervise, market, and evaluate recreational programs, adult sports, and special events. Establish and manage approved budget for all recreational programming. Applicants should have a BS/BA in Recreation or equivalent, or three years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires a valid DL. The city offers a generous benefit package including, but not limited to medical, dental, vision, LTD, 457 deferred compensation, vacation and sick leave. Salary range: $38,000 - $57,000. The city requires a completed application be submitted for all positions. Applications are available at City Hall, 400 N. Broadway, Siloam Springs, AR; or online at www.siloamsprings.com. For further information, please call (479) 524-5136 or email humanresources@siloamsprings.com. EOE. Open until filled.

Water and Wastewater Superintendent —The City of Redfield Water Department is accepting applications for the position of Water and Wastewater Superintendent. The superintendent is responsible for the management and administration of all aspects of the water treatment and distribution, wastewater, and business operations. Administrative and management duties include personnel, budgeting, planning, report writing, public relations, implementing and enforcing policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, and other duties as assigned. Must have a minimum of T2, D2, and WW1. Supervisor experience is preferred. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Applications can be found at www.redfieldar.com.  Applications and resumes should be sent to dfults@redfieldar.com or delivered to Redfield City Hall.

CITY MANAGER—The City of El Reno, Okla., is currently accepting applications for the position of city manager. El Reno is a rapidly growing community in industrial and urban development while still offering a small town feel and rural living. This position reports directly to the city council comprised of the mayor and four council members. The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications: a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university in Public Administration, Political Science, Business Management, or a closely related field, and have 5 years of progressive experience as a municipal administrator. The compensation package will depend on the candidate’s qualifications. Candidates not living within the area must be willing to relocate to a residence that satisfies the statutory requirement. The successful candidate must pass a post-employment drug screen, physical, and extensive background check. Interested applicants can submit their resume in confidence to: Roger Rinehart, City Attorney, 115 S Rock Island, El Reno, OK 73036. EOE.

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR—Franklin County, Kan., seeks a public works director. Under the supervision of the county administrator, the public works director plans, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of public works, noxious weeds, and solid waste, including recycling and household hazardous waste. The public works director directs and manages personnel through effective planning, staff management and resource allocation, the development and completion of capital improvement projects, the implementation of employee and job site safety, staff development, and compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as county policies and goals. The public works director exercises supervision over a number of unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled and supervisory employees. This employee is responsible for the preparation and monitoring of multiple budgets, implementing and adhering to procedures, and department personnel functions. Responsibilities also include establishing and maintaining appropriate work relationships with county and municipal officials, peers and subordinates, state and local organizations, and with the public. This employee must also exercise considerable independent judgment and technical expertise in order to meet departmental objectives. Franklin County participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. Apply online at www.HRePartners.com and send a Letter of Interest including accomplishments and projects to: Public Works Director Opening c/o Human Resources, 1428 S Main St, Suite 2, Ottawa, KS 66067. Base rate: $80,000-$100,000 annually depending on qualifications. Date to close: Oct. 14. Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the Human Resources Department at (785) 229-3444 or via email at humanresources@franklincoks.org. EOE.

BUILDING OFFICIAL—Franklin County, Kan., seeks a building official. Under the supervision of the planning director, the building official is responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of all codes related to building construction, structural installation and demolition as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners for the unincorporated areas of the county. The building official shall have authority to render interpretations of the codes, and adopt policies and procedures in order to clarify the application of the codes provided such are in conformance with the intent and purpose of the codes and do not have the effect of waiving requirements provided in the codes. Franklin County participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement. Complete online application at www.franklincoks.org or at www.HRePartners.com. Base rate: $21.69 per hour depending on qualifications. Date to close: Nov. 4. Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the Human Resources Department at (785) 229-3444 or via email at humanresources@franklincoks.org. EOE.

FOR SALE—2011 Dodge Charger Police Package, 75,000 miles, Hemi V-8, Silver in color. Department-to-department sale only. $10,200 OBO. (870) 878-6792.



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