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The City of North Platte is seeking qualified candidates for the position of City Administrator.  The current City Administrator is retiring May 1, 2020 after serving the community for nearly 17 years.

The City of North Platte is a community of around 26,000 residents and is the hub for a large area in the West Central region of the State of Nebraska.  It is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 83 and Interstate 80.  Its major employers are the Union Pacific Railroad, Great Plains Health and the Wal-Mart Distribution Center.  The City is governed by a Mayor/Council form of government with the Mayor being elected at large and the 8 Council people being elected by the four wards in the community, 2 from each ward.

North Platte is a progressive community and is experiencing good, steady and sustainable growth.  It has an existing LB 840 plan in place which will need to be renewed in the 2020 election cycle.  North Platte also has an excellent work force on staff with many years of experience.  North Platte is also the home of Buffalo Bill, the world famous North Platte Canteen Spirit, The Union Pacific’s Bailey Yards, and the Golden Spike Tower.  The City has a rich history and is well positioned for future growth with much of its infrastructure already in place in the growth areas of the community.

Qualified candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, or Business Administration, or a closely related field, with a Master’s degree being preferred.  Candidates should also have at least 5 years of progressive municipal management experience and be familiar with all aspects of municipal operations.  A complete job description can be found on the City of North Platte’s website.

Salary  is dependent on experience and starts at $5,920.00 biweekly.  The salary will be negotiated with the successful candidate at the time an offer is made.  The complete salary schedule can also be seen on the City of North Platte’s website.

Applications, including resumes, work history, experience in municipal administration, and references should be mailed to the Mayor of North Platte at 211 West Third Street, North Platte, Nebraska 69101.  After review by the Mayor, and a committee of City Council members, a short list of qualified candidates will be interviewed by the full City Council.  After this interview the Mayor will present the successful candidate to the full City Council for their approval to fill this position.  Please respond to this request by January 15, 2020 to be considered for this position.  This position will remain open until filled.

The City of North Platte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Under legislative direction of the City Council and administrative direction of the Mayor, performs professional administrative work in carrying out municipal government programs; exercises general direction and supervision over administrative, professional, technical and clerical personnel. Fulfills the duties of City Administrator as per State Statutes and City Ordinances.


Plans, organizes, staffs, directs and coordinates programs; determines administrative policies and procedures; prepares and presents the annual budget; advises the Council in matters before it.

Recommends policy; initiates, prepares and presents studies and research reports; prepares and presents periodic reports on the operation and financial status; keeps the Council informed regarding operations and problems; recommends solutions to problems.

Directs the personnel program including labor relations; supervises and consults with consultants; supervises contracts; receives and acts upon complaints from the public; advises citizens, property owners, contractors, and others on questions relating to the code.

Directs department heads in carrying out departmental programs; maintains liaison and cooperative relationships with citizens, community groups and organizations, other governmental agencies, and community promotional organizations in advancing objectives.

Appraises performance of employees and program execution under his jurisdiction and control as established by the Mayor and City Council; suspends, terminates and hires employees as necessary through the appropriate department head and subject to approval by the Mayor and City Council; develops, recommends and revises organizational structure.

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


Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and ethics of city administration.

Thorough knowledge of procedures, standards, and current developments in effective city government.

Ability to plan, organize, staff, direct, coordinate, and evaluate city programs.

Ability to prepare annual budgets and administer financial programs.

Ability to supervise and establish cooperative and effective working relationships with the City Council, Mayor, citizens, groups, employees and other governmental agencies.


Any combination of experience and training equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Engineering or a similar related field, and five years of experience in city government, including one year in a responsible administrative capacity.


DATES 12-29-19 TO
PAY 5920.00 – 6373.60
FLSA Exempt

Revised 2010



The City of North Platte is seeking letters of interest from qualified firms, and/or individuals, to provide services as the North Platte City Engineer.

The City of North Platte is a community of around 26, 000 people, has a Mayor/Council form of government and has been served for the last number of years by a part time consultant engineer. Due to an upcoming retirement, we are seeking letters of interest from firms, and /or individuals, to fulfill the duties created by this upcoming vacancy. The City is asking that interested firms, and/or individuals, submit letters of interest outlining their interest in serving as the City Engineer. In the letter of interest please include resumes, examples of municipal experience and any other information that would be informative for those persons who would be working with the City. These letters of interest will then be reviewed by the Mayor, and a committee of City Council members in order to select candidates who, based on qualifications, will then be interviewed by the Mayor, and a committee of the City Council members. The Mayor would then present his recommendation to the full City Council for their consideration and approval.

Letters of interest should be mailed to the attention of the Mayor at City Hall, 211 West Third Street, North Platte, Nebraska 69101. Interviews will be set up with those firms, and/or individuals, after review of the letters of interest. Please respond by January 10th, 2020 to be considered for this position.


Under administrative direction of the City Administrator, supervises the Engineering Department and serves as chief engineer in the design and construction of streets, utilities, sewers, structures and other public facilities; serves as technical adviser to the City Administrator, Mayor, City Council and to other departments.


Plans, supervises and participates in the design and preparation of plans and specification for public works improvements including streets, water mains, storm and sanitary sewers, curbs, gutters, drainage facilities, building maintenance projects, bridges, viaducts and related appurtenances.

Supervises and participates in the inspection of public works construction and is responsible for the plans, specifications and contracts for public works capital improvement projects; establishes streets and sewer grades; supervises the maintenance of city maps and engineering records.

Reviews and processes subdivision proposals and maps for conformance to established standards; prepares cost estimates of public works projects; meets with developers, contractors and other local and state agencies.

Submits proposals and advice on particular projects or long range planning to the Mayor and City Council, City Administrator and other departments; supervises Engineering staff.

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


 Extensive knowledge of civil engineering and municipal public works administration.

Ability to plan, coordinate and schedule engineering and construction projects efficiently and effectively.

Ability to determine the most cost-effective design of public works projects.

Ability to enforce subdivision controls in a responsible and equitable manner.

Capable of motivating employees to improve levels of knowledge and productivity.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, contractors, developers, other engineers, city personnel and the public.


A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering is required; a minimum of five years of experience in engineering and public works administration required; a minimum of two years experience in an administrative supervisory capacity required.  A master’s degree in engineering, public administration or business administration preferred.


Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nebraska or ability to attain through reciprocity within six months of appointment.


DATE 12-29-19 TO
PAY 2882.64 TO 4032.94
FLSA Exempt

Revised 2010




Under general direction of and assists the Park Supervisor in the coordination of special functions within the city consisting of, but not limited to amusement rides and concessions during the appropriate season. This position will coordinate a variety of activities, including maintaining high standards of food, service, health and safety. They will be responsible for business performance through strategic planning, organizing shift patterns, and day-to-day management activities.


Business activities would include planning in coordinating menus, organizing promotional events and discount schemes, preparing reports at the end of the shift/week, including staff control, food control and sales.

Prepare and sell food items, sell ride tickets, and operate amusement rides. Train staff in the proper operation of equipment; purchases supplies and equipment; performs light maintenance and custodial duties as directed.

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


Knowledge of the methods and experience in food and beverage preparation and service.

Some knowledge of basic building and equipment maintenance.

Ability to supervise assigned Public Service Dept. personnel, including staffing and performance management.

Ability to talk and hear in person, by telephone and intercom system; ability to see and read instructions, computer screens and training publications.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with civic representatives, associates, employees, officials and the public.


Any combination of experience and training equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality management, or a related field. Knowledgeable with POS systems, and Microsoft Excel and Access.


Possession of a valid driver’s license as required by the State of Nebraska.



PAY $16.63 TO $23.61
FLSA Non-exempt

Revised 2010

POSTING DATE: 01/03/2020


For questions, please contact Lyle Minshull at 308-535-6706 ext. 2415, 1402 N. Jeffers St.,  North Platte, NE 69101


The City of North Platte is looking for individuals of high moral character to join our Department as an entry level Police Officer.

The North Platte Police Department is a Professional Law Enforcement Organization that believes in continuing education and training. The North Platte Police Department is a stable and secure work environment which has never laid off an employee or relocated an employee to another state or community.

Nebraska Certified Police Officers may now lateral into the North Platte Police Department as an entry-level patrol officer.  Starting salary is $22.44 per hour.  Additional benefits include sign on bonus, vacation and sick leave.

For Non-Nebraska Certified applicants, starting salary is $19.58 per hour. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, 21 years of age with no Felony and Misdemeanor Record.

All applicants must be able to obtain a valid Nebraska Driver’s License.

Successful applicants with an AA degree or higher receive an additional bonus

Police Officers may live up to 25 miles from North Platte.

For applications or information, contact the North Platte Police Department at 308-535-6789, or in person at 701 South Jeffers Street in North Platte.

The City of North Platte is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline for receipt of completed application is January 31, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.   Testing will be administered Friday, February 14, 2020.


Under supervision, patrols an assigned beat and investigates incidents in the enforcement of law and order, and in the protection of life and property; takes intensive field and basic training in the early period of employment.


Operates an automobile in patrolling an assigned area for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations; responds to radio and telephone dispatches and appears at scenes of disorder or crime; notes and reports traffic hazards; assists in controlling traffic at scenes of emergencies; investigates and prepares reports on accidents, offenses and damages to property; performs some follow-up investigations.

Develops and collects evidence; gives directions and information; makes arrests; issues citations; serves warrants and subpoenas; gives verbal warnings; prepares reports on incidents, arrests and property impounded; directs traffic; tries doors to determine that buildings are locked; inspects establishments providing alcoholic beverages and entertainment.

Works with prosecutor to prepare for court and to testify in court.

Intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public and maintain order; appears in court as arresting officer; transports prisoners; performs initial investigations of crimes involving adults and juveniles; investigates complaints; interrogates persons whose actions are suspicious; issues citations for parking and moving violations.

Assists fire and other departments as required; speaks before school and civic groups as required; impounds and tags evidence; escorts parades and processions; prepares a number of reports of own activities and incidents; is in contact with other agencies as situations require; participates in in-service, basic and other training; takes assignments in specific areas as in traffic or investigation; assists animal control officers and performs their function when they are not on duty.

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


Ability to read, interprets and understand departmental policies, laws, rules, instructions, regulations and police literature.

Possesses an aptitude for law enforcement work and physical agility.

Ability to control combative individuals and protect self and others.

Ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective and reasonable course of action given due regard to the surrounding hazards and circumstances of each situation.

Ability to write clear and accurate reports.

Ability to learn the use and care of automobile and small firearms.

Willing to submit to extensive training.

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


Any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school.


Possession of a valid driver’s license; ability to achieve certification in law enforcement within one year of appointment; twenty-one years of age; ability to obtain within five and one-half years from date of hire, an AA degree in criminal justice or a related field.  If applicant has earned a degree in an unrelated field the applicant must earn fifteen hours of Criminal Justice College credits within five and one-half years.


FLSA Non-exempt

Revised 2010