Under general direction of the Director of Finance and the City Administrator is responsible for all City payroll functions and performs related bookkeeping tasks and personnel issues.



Processes biweekly and monthly payrolls, prepares payroll payments and payments for all payroll liabilities including employee garnishments, tax levies, various pensions, taxes, health, life, dental and supplementary insurance, garnishments, etc. in compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and assists with payroll budgets.

Sends, receives, processes and files applications for employment, terminations and other employment changes to Nebraska New Hire and E-Verify.

Maintains personnel records; receives and files staff evaluation forms; handles personnel correspondence related to employment actions.

Serves as liaison for health, dental, life and unemployment claims, City 401K plans and other benefit programs; monitors the City’s self-funded health insurance plan; informs plan participants verbally and in writing regarding changes to plan provisions and premiums; assists with implementation of plan changes and establishment of related procedures; and balances all payroll accounts monthly in general ledger including 401K.

Prepares and pays State and Federal taxes; prepares unemployment insurance reports; pays health and dental insurance; reviews worker’s compensation claims; prepares W-2’s and Forms 1099R; prepares governmental forms including 941, 941N, unemployment reports, multiple worksite reports, EEO-4 reports other various personnel reports and annual salary listing for newspaper.

Balances cash and payroll liabilities.

Performs data entry and generates periodic reports; carries out related clerical functions and duties.

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

Responds to payroll related inquiries from department heads, employees and outside entities.

Works with other cities to update compensation programs by completing salary surveys and providing job descriptions and fringe benefit information as requested.



Thorough knowledge of payroll and personnel practices and how they relate to municipal employment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information passing through and in the office.
Ability to communicate effectively with the public and employees.



Any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school, with or supplemented with courses in business, bookkeeping and computer; proficient in spreadsheet and word processing skills.  Associate degree in business or Human Resources preferred.   Minimum of three years’ experience in the field of business, payroll, etc.  



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

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

Click here to download a City of North Platte Employment Application




Non-exempt (full time with benefits)


Under supervision, supervises and performs work in assisting facility and program supervisors in planning and directing the assigned activities of the municipal recreation department in pools, playgrounds, parks, centers, and other facilities.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Assists in the organization and implementation of recreation activities with an emphasis on aquatics, youth and fitness programs, special events, leagues and classes; conducts programs, activities and classes for seniors, adults and youth; supervises personnel and the  use and operation of facilities assigned; monitors security and use of facilities and equipment; assists in planning and supervising the year around activities of the department; holds training sessions and observes the work of subordinate personnel; trains recreation workers and aquatic staff; will lifeguard; compiles and maintains records and statistics and submits activities reports; plans and submits varied media for promotional purposes.

OTHER DUTIES INCLUDE:  Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of the methods involved in organizing, conducting, and supervising a program of special activities.
Knowledge of fields of recreational activities such as instructional work and organized games and sports.
Ability to recruit and supervise assigned recreation staff and workers.
Ability to perform light physical work and to lift 25 pounds and to lift and carry up to 10 pounds and occasionally heavier lifting.
Ability to stand, walk, sit, ride, bend, climb, reach, grasp, pick, pinch, push, pull and perform a variety of similar body movements.
Possesses hand/eye coordination adequate to use office equipment including a computer keyboard and to operate a vehicle.
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 Recreation, Physical Education, or a related field.


Possession of Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid Certificates; possession of a valid driver’s license.  Ability to obtain CPO or AFO, WSIT, LGIT, Pool operators, First Aid and CPR instructor certifications.
HOURS/DAYS: As scheduled – 40 hours/week (will require nights, weekends, and holidays as needed)
Workload may require overtime as necessary to complete work.


PAY $23.15 to $31.67
FLSA Non-exempt
Open 11/30-2023