PUBLIC SERVICE DIRECTOR
The City of North Platte is currently seeking candidates for the position of Public Service Director. The vacancy has occurred due to the announced retirement of our current Director, after forty-eight years of service, thirty-seven years of that as Public Service Director. North Platte is a Nebraska community of 23,710 and is the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska. This vibrant area is blessed with many recreational opportunities such as hunting, fishing, water sports and historical sites that will make it an ideal place to call “home”.
The Public Service Director has management oversight of an annual budget of $10.8 million and is supported by a staff of 62 full-time employees and multiple temporary employees. The hiring salary range will be $75,180.30 to $104,500.24 annually based on qualifications and experience.
Job requirements are any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school, plus five years of experience in a public works operation, including two years in a responsible supervisory capacity. Must have a valid driver’s license as required by the State of Nebraska; certification or ability to become certified within six months of appointment, as a Class A Street Superintendent by the State of Nebraska.
To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please mail a resume, cover letter and references by November 9, 2018 to James Hawks, 211 West 3rd St, North Platte, NE 69101, 308-535-6724 ext. 3214.
NATURE OF WORK
Under administrative direction of the City Administrator, is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing and directing the activities of several divisions of the Public Services Department, including parks, cemetery, streets, shop and sanitation.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Develops programs and administers long and short range goals for all maintenance functions of cemetery, parks, sanitation (including collection, transfer station, composting and recycling), shop and street divisions.
Prepares and administers annual budgets for parks, cemetery, sanitation, shop and street divisions; prepares and submits annual street financial and inventory to Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards.
Assists the City Engineer in the preparation of the one and six year street improvement program; prepares cost estimates, proposals and advice on Public Service Department projects to the Mayor, City Council, City Administrator and other departments; works with other department heads to assure proper maintenance and purchase of vehicles and equipment.
Meets with contractors, other local and state agencies and the public; participates in the design and preparation of plans and specifications for public works improvements including streets, curbs, gutters, drainage facilities, park-cemetery improvements and related appurtenances; participates in the preparation of specifications for all city vehicles and equipment; supervises the preparation of all maintenance records for the Public Service Department.
Initiates applications for federal and state funding; prepares grant applications and administers funds; assigns, schedules, supervises and evaluates performance of departmental employees; provides information to the public; monitors safety practices; conducts training; establishes a preventive maintenance program for fleet and facilities.
Performs other work which is consistent with the essential elements of the job.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of modern public works operation and methods.
Thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of public works related equipment.
Capable of projecting future needs of the department for budgetary purposes.
Ability to administer personnel policies in such a manner as to provide maximum utilization of and productivity from employees.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other department heads and the public.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school, plus five years of experience in a public works operation, including two years in a responsible supervisory capacity.
Possession of a valid driver’s license as required by the State of Nebraska; certification or ability to become certified within six months of appointment, as a Street Superintendent by the State of Nebraska.
Account Clerk III
The City of North Platte is accepting applications for Account Clerk III. This employee assists with the City’s accounting functions. A minimum of four years of bookkeeping or accounting experience and Associate’s degree in accounting is desired. Submit cover letter, resume and completed application to Dawn Miller; City of North Platte; 211 W 3rd; North Platte, NE 69101. Applications accepted until November 2, 2018. The City of North Platte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Under general supervision of a department head or office manager, supervises and/or applies bookkeeping principles to the keeping of specialized or complex accounts where transactions recorded are variable and require the exercise of judgment, together with the performance of related office functions.
DUTIES-EXAMPLES OF WORK
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Prepares and posts vouchers and journals; runs trial balances; checks invoices and prepares warrants for payment; reconciles bank accounts and balances check registers; maintains files of financial records; tracks funds invested; maintains current records of funds and custody receipts of funds in banks; prepares periodic financial reports; processes purchase orders and work orders; prepares summaries and special reports; distributes charges and revenues to accounts; maybe responsible for daily banking; may purchase janitorial supplies; maintains depreciation schedules of capital assets; may supervise a small number of clerical personnel; advises other clerical personnel; carries out a limited amount of typing, filing and general office work; enters into and retrieves data from a computer using Windows-based applications or applications specific to the host department; verifies and proofs data runs; assists in budget preparation and projections; works with auditor to maintain appropriate double entry procedures.
OTHER DUTIES: Performs other duties as assigned.
Considerable knowledge of modern methods as well as accounting and 4V bookkeeping principles.
Working knowledge of data processing procedures and their interrelation to the host departments functions.
Ability to adapt spreadsheets to program needs.
Ability to type at the rate of 50 WPM.
Ability to perform difficult arithmetic procedures.
Ability to effectively manage time and work production with accuracy.
Ability to lead other personnel.
Ability to perform sedentary physical work and to lift and carry up to 10 pounds.
Ability to stand, walk, sit, bend, crawl, climb, kneel, grasp, reach, push and perform similar body movements.
Possesses hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to use office and computer equipment including operating a vehicle in some positions.
Ability to talk and hear in person and by telephone; ability to see and read instructions, documents, financial printouts and characters on a computer monitor.
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 graduation from high school including courses in bookkeeping, accounting, business, and related courses, and a minimum of four years of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, and general office work involving data processing; a two year associate course in accounting is desirable and maybe substituted for three years of experience. Demonstrable competency in using Microsoft Windows 98 and Office 2000, or newer, including Word, Excel and Access.
Some positions may require a valid driver’s license.
Days/Time: Full time with benefits
Opening Date: October 18, 2018
Closing Date: November 2, 2018
Salary Range: $18.19 (per hour) to $26.72 (per hour)