Employment

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Interested applicants can fill out an application or complete this form for assistance in completing an application

 

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER

 

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

Under supervision, performs work in the collection, impoundment and care of dogs, cats and other animals in the enforcement of ordinances relating to control of animals.

DUTIES-EXAMPLES OF WORK

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Captures and impounds dogs, cats and other animals; operates a light truck in patrolling and responding to animal complaints; answers telephone at the shelter; takes action on complaints; issues written notices and summonses to violators; investigates and makes reports on dog bites; makes cruelty investigations; testifies in court; transports animals to veterinarian for observation or treatment; picks up dead animals; cleans and performs minor repairs to the shelter, yard and equipment; cares for and feeds animals; administers prescribed vaccination, treatment and euthanasia; finds adoptive homes for animals; maintains detailed records of daily activities, impoundment, animals released, sold or destroyed and fees collected.

OTHER DUTIES: Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ability to learn ordinances, principles and proper practices in animal control and care.

Ability to administer euthanasia and to learn to administer tranquilizers.

Ability to keep records.

Good physical condition.

Ability to perform moderate and some heavy physical work and to lift 75 pounds and to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and occasionally to 100 pounds.

Ability to stand, walk, run, sit, ride, bend, crawl, grasp, reach, push, pull and perform a variety of similar body movements.

Possesses hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to capture and handle animals and to operate a vehicle.

Ability to talk and hear in person, by telephone and two-way radio; ability to see and read instructions, write citations and maintain records.

Ability to establish and maintain effective public relations.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school and some experience in the care of animals or livestock.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid driver’s license.

SALARY RANGE:  $14.99 – $20.88

HOURS:  TUESDAY-FRIDAY 10:00 AM—6:00 PM, SATURDAY 7:00 AM—3:00 PM

POSTING DATE:  11/15/21

CLOSING DATE:  11/29/21

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Submit completed applications CLICK HERE to the North Platte Police Department, 701 S. Jeffers St.

 

PART-TIME BUS DRIVER

This will be a part-time position

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

Under general supervision, operates a small bus in transportation of  the general public to include large populations of aged, handicapped persons and others on-call in the City and monitors and reports service and repair needs of vehicle; may also serve as dispatcher for transit system.

DUTIES-EXAMPLES OF WORK

Receives request for transportation from passengers and dispatches a bus to pick them up in the most efficient manner; uses automated scheduling and routing programs to route bus efficiently to meet request of passengers; relays special needs of passengers to driver; drives a ten to twelve passenger bus and responds to calls in transporting aged, handicapped, and other persons; picks up and discharges passengers; transports passengers to various locations, choosing the best route, and making  departure and arrival time as called; assists passengers in boarding and de-boarding; checks tires, battery, and other components; reports repair needs to shop personnel and schedules maintenance service, service and repairs using automated inspection and reporting programs on board vehicles; maintains trip log using mobile data computers and prepares operating records; maintains records of operations and prepares appropriate reports; receives calls for service by two-way radio; answers inquiries and directs passengers regarding services;  using mobile data computers keeps records of mileage, fuel and oil; prepares reports of driving hazards and incidents.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of safe driving practices and provisions of applicable laws governing the operation of transit vehicles and the transportation of passengers.

Knowledge of streets and geography of the City.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.

Ability to prepare statistical reports accurately.

Ability to operate a small bus exercising good judgment and extreme caution.

Safe driving record of no moving traffic violations for the preceding one-year period.

Ability to perform light physical work and to lift 25 pounds and to lift and carry up to 10 pounds.

Ability to stand, walk, sit, ride, grasp, climb, twist, bend, crawl, and perform similar body movements.

Possesses hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to operate a bus and handicapped equipment and to prepare written reports.

Ability to use a computer and Mobil Data Terminal and automated scheduling and routing systems.

Ability to talk, hear, and operate in person, by telephone and two-way radio; ability to see and read instructions, file documents, and assist elderly passengers.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the elderly, handicapped, and other passengers.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Any combination of experience and training equivalent to completion of high school, and some experience driving a taxi auto, truck or bus, either paid or unpaid; experience in radio communications and with the elderly and handicapped is desirable.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid driver’s license

Complete a National Criminal History Background Check.

Wage range: $14.10 – $19.30

Please send completed application and resume to Renee White, Transit Superintendent, City Hall, 211 W. 3rd Street

WhiteRA@ci.north-platte.ne.us

DRIVER/LOADER

NATURE OF WORK

Under general supervision acts as lead-driver on packer truck on a prescribed route.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Acts as lead-driver on sanitation route; assures that collections are on schedule and adequate; may drive truck to transfer station, unload and return.

Supervises Relief Driver/Loaders.

Responsible for cleaning, servicing and minor maintenance on packer truck.

Observes and reports possible ordinance violations.

Empties refuse and garbage cans; picks up tree limbs, household furnishings, and all other types of bulky trash.

Submits records of volume and/or weight of refuse collected; submits record of vehicle malfunctions and daily vehicle check.

Assist in snow and ice control and other emergency situations; may assist other divisions of the Public Service Department.

May fill in as compost or transfer station worker; may pick up, deliver or maintain solid waste containers and recycling.

May operate loader or backhoe.

Performs other work which is consistent with the essential elements of the job.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of ordinances and regulations relating to sanitation and refuse.  Some knowledge of vehicle maintenance.

Ability to drive a packer truck under adverse conditions and in close quarters.

Ability to lead other employees.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, officials and the public.

Ability to communicate in person, by telephone and/or two-way radio, ability to comprehend instructions.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Any combination of experience and training equivalent to completion of high school, with some experience as a laborer or truck operator.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License as required by the State of Nebraska.

This position will be a fill in position on sanitation routes, the transfer station (no semi-tractor/trailer operation), tree grinding and composting site.

Must be able to operate loader, backhoe, and large trucks.  Experience in the operation of refuse packer trucks is a plus.

Wage Range: $16.31 – $22.74P

Please submit applications to Kris Hansen at 1402 N. Jeffers, (308) 535-6700 or email a completed application to HansenKL@ci.north-platte.ne.us

MECHANIC I

NATURE OF WORK

Under general supervision, performs skilled work in the repair and maintenance of automotive and light to heavy-duty equipment, power tools and related equipment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Overhauls, repairs and maintains cars, trucks, tractors, mowers and other equipment, including components as differentials, clutches, drive units, brakes, power train, suspension systems, chassis, front and rear ends, cooling systems, hydraulic systems, fuel systems, instruments, electrical systems and accessory power equipment; and maintains preventative maintenance schedule.

Overhauls and rebuilds gas and diesel engines, carburetors, ignition systems and radiators; performs general tune-up using testing machines; removes and replaces electronic modules and components.

Performs emergency road service and after hours service calls.

Maintain and repair electric powered equipment.

Services and repairs mowers, chain saws, small equipment, playground equipment and park rides.

Operates snowplows, trucks and other equipment in emergency situations.

Welds and fabricates; completes repair work orders and special projects as assigned; may perform paint and body repair work.

May assist in operations of other units or departments.

Performs other work, which is consistent with the essential elements of the job.

Complete other duties as assigned.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Ability and willingness to learn, be self-motivated, have a positive attitude and be a team member.

Knowledge and ability to carry out assigned repair and maintenance projects properly and efficiently.

Ability to maintain adequate records of repair and maintenance work completed (both hand written and computerized).

Ability to accurately diagnose mechanical defects, determine parts and adjustments necessary to put equipment into proper operating condition.

Ability to complete future training and continued education.

Must be able to communicate well with others including in writing and two-way radios.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with equipment users and others.

Ability to maintain a clean, safe and helpful working environment and maintain personal safety.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school with some course work or vocational training in auto and equipment mechanics and completion of an approved apprenticeship program or three years of actual mechanical experience as a mechanics helper, including welding.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License as required by the State of Nebraska within 6 months of hire.

Wage range: $17.84 – $24.46

Please submit applications to Kris Hansen at 1402 N. Jeffers, (308) 535-6700 or email a completed application to HansenKL@ci.north-platte.ne.us

RECREATION WORKER

North Platte Rec Center

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

Under general supervision, is responsible for monitoring operation of the recreation complex, including minimal supervision of lifeguards, lifeguard/cashiers, and supervision of general behavior of the public while using the facility.

DUTIES-EXAMPLES OF WORK

ESSENTIAL DUTIES ARE:  Supervises use and care of recreation center to maintain discipline and ensure safety; registers people for classes, provides customer assistance responding to inquiries, complaints and conflicts; carries out some janitorial maintenance and preventive maintenance work;  reports maintenance and repair needs; substitutes as cashier; secures doors at night and opens facilities for operation; answers telephone and provides information to the public; types membership cards and reports; checks out recreation equipment.

Assists in organizing, supervising, and conducting a wide variety of multigenerational recreation activities.

Administer first aid according to prescribed procedures and notify emergency personnel when necessary.

Sets up and tears down equipment for leagues, birthday parties, special events, etc.

Prepare food.

OTHER DUTIES INCLUDE:  performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Working knowledge of exercise equipment and its applications.

Capable of being firm in enforcing building regulations.

Ability to use standard office equipment.

Ability to deal effectively in emergencies.

Ability to perform moderate physical work and to lift 50 pounds and to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Ability to stand, walk, sit and perform a variety of similar body movements.

Possesses hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to demonstrate exercise equipment.

Ability to talk and hear in person and by telephone; ability to see, read instructions and observe patrons using equipment.

Ability to use tact with patience in dealing with the public and patrons.

Ability to work inside and outside.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school, including some skill in typing, use of an adding machine and cash register.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED certifications desirable, or be able to acquire certifications after appointed.

Required to work evenings, weekends &  holidays  as scheduled

This is a part time position with no benefits

Hours:  Weeknights, weekends, and holidays as scheduled

Starting Wage:  Temporary; Step A $9.73/hour

Please submit applications to Gerry Berglund at 1300 McDonald Rd., North Platte, NE 69101 (308) 535-6772

CASHIER/LIFEGUARD

North Platte Rec Center

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

Under general direction, collects admission fees, checks out equipment to patrons at Recreation Complex and substitutes as lifeguard when needed.  Cashier/Lifeguards deal with confidential employee and customer information.

ESSENTITAL DUTIES ARE:

Opens and closes building, safe, and cash register; operates concession functions and is responsible for the inventory; maintains cash and change; collects fees and checks memberships; checks out equipment to patrons; operates lost and found; responds to requests for reservations for facilities use; supervises lifeguards when required; deals with the public in person and on the telephone, resolves issues, and provides information; may record and maintain data on attendance and participation.; takes hourly count of number of people using the Recreation Complex; prepares accident reports; prepares daily deposits; prepares equipment checkout sheets; responds to emergency needs and assists in first aid and related activities.  Sets up and enters new membership accounts and assigns account numbers or makes changes to existing accounts.  Forwards maintenance requests to maintenance mechanic.

OTHER DUTIES INCLUDE:

Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of basic bookkeeping procedures.
  • Knowledge of the use of the City’s exercise equipment.
  • Ability to accurately perform routine arithmetic and use of a computer.
  • Ability to think clearly and act quickly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to perform moderate physical work and to lift and carry up to 25 pounds frequently and on occasion up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, crawl, reach and perform a variety of similar body movements.
  • Possesses hand/eye coordination adequate to operate telephone and office machines.
  • Ability to talk and hear in person and by telephone; ability to see and read instructions and make change.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the public.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Any combination of experience and training equivalent to a high school diploma.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED certifications desirable, or be able to acquire certifications after appointed.

Required to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, or holidays as needed.

This is a part time position with no benefits

Hours:  Weeknights, weekends, and holidays as scheduled

Starting Wage:  Temporary; Step A $9.73/hour

Please submit applications to Gerry Berglund at 1300 McDonald Rd., North Platte, NE 69101 (308) 535-6772

 STREETS, SANITATION, PARKS

There are several Temporary Part-Time positions available in the Streets, Sanitation and Parks Divisions.

Submit Applications to the Public Service Department, 1402 N. Jeffers, North Platte, NE 69101 (308) 535-6700