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ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER—The City of Odessa, Texas, seeks an innovative and visionary assistant city manager to guide the city on the path to sustainable growth while preserving its unique heritage. It is crucial that the incoming assistant city manager has a thorough understanding of the regional economy and its impact on the city. Advanced financial and budget forecasting skills are required to ensure the city meets its fiduciary responsibilities, develops sustainable finance practices, and experiences the growth it desires. The selected candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Admin., Public Admin., Accounting, or a related field and have seven years of professional program and staff management experience in the public sector. Three to five years of experience as a city manager or assistant city manager and a Master’s degree are preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. The City of Odessa offers a competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience. View complete position profile and apply online: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches. For more information: LarryGilley@GovernmentResource.com

POLICE OFFICER—The City Of Cotton Plant is accepting applications for F/T police officer. Contact the Cotton Plant Police Department or City Hall at (870) 459-2121 or wrylandcpmayor@gmail.com for application and job description. Applications for this position may also be picked up at the police station, 226 West Main Street, or City Hall 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F. Mail applications to the attention of Mayor Willard C. Ryland, P.O. Box 220, Cotton Plant, AR 72036. Open until filled. EOE.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR—Columbus, Kan., is seeking the services of a city administrator. The City of Columbus (www.columbuscityhall.com) has an annual budget of just over $4.6 million, with 30 employees, and water, sewer and refuge utilities. The city administrator position has a salary range of $80,000-$90,000. A degree in Business or Government is required, with a Master’s degree and experience in city government desired. A full benefit package will be included in the contract. Deadline for submission of resume is noon Friday, June 29. Resumes and cover letters must be submitted via email (PDF or Word attachment) to City Clerk Cherri Chancellor, at cityclerk@columbuscityhall.com

CITY MANAGER—Coffeyville, Kan., seeks a city manager. Coffeyville is a city of the first class operating under a commission/city manager form of government. The commission is made up of five at-large members and a mayor selected from among the commissioners. A professional city manager administers the day-to-day operations of the city. The city seeks a forward thinking, innovative, and proactive municipal management professional with strong leadership skills to be its new city manager. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in economic development and the ability to forge strategic partnerships that promote sustainable growth. The selected candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Public Admin., Business Admin., or a closely related field and have seven years of experience in city government, with at least two years of city management experience. A Master’s degree is preferred. The city manager is required to live within the city limits. The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $140,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches. For more information on this position contact GaryHolland@governmentresource.com, (405) 269-3445.

CITY MANAGER—The City of Lockhart, Texas, seeks qualified applicants for new city manager. Lockhart is a home rule municipality operating under a council-manager form of government. The city council is composed of seven members, including the mayor. The council hires a professional city manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the city. The city manager reports directly to the council. The city has a 4a/4b economic development corporation for which the city manager serves as president. The city has a budget of $25.8 million and 145 employees. The city seeks a strong, energetic, and visionary leader with an outgoing personality and highly advanced interpersonal skills to be its next city manager. The ideal candidate will be an ethical, transparent, disciplined, and steadfastly strategic municipal manager who inspires and motivates others by example. An open-minded individual who can provide creative, outside-the-box ideas and solutions will be successful in this position. The selected candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible municipal supervisory experience, preferably as a city manager or assistant city manager, is required. To apply online go to www.governmentresource.com/CurrentSearches.

FIRE CHIEF—Heber Springs is accepting applications for the position of fire chief. Under the general direction of the mayor and the city council, the fire chief is responsible for managing and directing the day-to-day operations of the Fire Department and Planning and Zoning. The fire chief makes policy recommendations; prepares an annual budget; plans, directs, and reviews personnel activities; prepares reports for city officials and state and national organizations; initiates and advises on the development of ordinances and regulations pertaining to fire prevention and suppression; responds on call to emergency situations either as an observer or to command the situation. This is just a sample of the many things the fire chief is responsible for. Salary depends on experience and qualifications. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, LOPFI retirement, health insurance as well as dental, vision and life insurance. Apply in person at the City of Heber Springs Human Resource office, submit resume and cover letter to City of Heber Springs, Attn: Human Resources, 1001 W. Main St., Heber Springs, AR 72543; or e-mail marthagarrett@suddenlinkmail.org

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR—The City of Helena-West Helena is accepting applications for landfill heavy equipment operators, a 40 hour per week position. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Operate and perform routine maintenance of heavy equipment (off-road dump truck, dozer, track hoe and compactor); perform basic to advanced tasks relating to individual projects in conjunction with the operation of a landfill; maintain accurate job-site records; perform other duties as may be assigned. Knowledge and skills required include but are not limited to the following: Operation and maintenance of heavy equipment (off-road dump truck, dozer, track hoe and compactor); familiar with landfill operation; posses good verbal and written communication skills; ability to maintain job-site records as required. The starting rate of pay is $13 to $15 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. Applications may be obtained and resumes submitted to the Human Resources Office, 226 Perry Street, Helena, AR 72342; email hr@helena-westhelena.us; phone (870) 817-7403; fax (870) 817-7474. EOE.

HR DIRECTOR—The City of Sherwood is accepting applications for the position of human resources director. This position develops policy and directs and coordinates human resource activities, such as employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits, training, and employee services. Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Personnel Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Sociology, Public Administration or a related area or any equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master’s Degree preferred. Preference for human resources professional certification (SHRM or IPMA). Extensive knowledge in the practices, terminology and understanding of municipal government functions. Must possess interpersonal skills to communicate with the public, employees and city officials. Salary DOE. Applications and resume can be submitted online at www.cityofsherwood.net. If you have any questions, please contact (501) 833-3703.

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.

POLICE CHIEF—The City of Taylor is accepting applications for a full-time police chief. Salary range is from $25,000 - $38,000 DOQ. Apply in person or call Taylor City Hall at (870) 694-2051.

UTILITIES DIRECTOR—Located in northeast Oklahoma, Broken Arrow is the fourth largest city in the state, with an estimated population of 112,000 people spread out over 55 square miles. Under management of the utilities director, the Utilities Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of water lines, sewer lines, and the City’s water plant and wastewater plant. The Utilities Department includes the divisions for the water system, the sanitary system, the water plant, and the wastewater plant. The city seeks an energetic, dedicated manager and self-motivated leader who can maintain a collaborative and supportive work environment to serve as its new utilities director. The director will be responsible for developing and monitoring the department’s operational goals and will work harmoniously with department team members to carry out the organization’s assigned duties. The selected candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering, or a related field from an accredited college or university and have three to five years of experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department. Possession of an “A” water and wastewater license or the ability to obtain licensing within the first six months of employment is required. A Master’s Degree and Professional Engineer (PE) certification are preferred qualifications. The salary range is $92,457 - $137,400. Please apply online at: bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches.

FOR SALE—The City of Junction City has a 2001 Ford E350 Super Duty Diesel Ambulance for sale. It is fully equipped, well-maintained and ready for use and has only 30,000 miles. It can be seen at the Junction City City Hall, 207 North Main St. Bids will be received until August 1 and should be addressed to: Junction City Mayor, P.O. Box 787, Junction City, AR 71749. The city maintains to right to reject any or all bids.

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