Employment

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  POLICE CLERK

NATURE OF WORK

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of difficult clerical and secretarial work, takes varied dictation.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Performs a broad spectrum of stenographic, secretarial and technical duties for a division head; composes and types correspondence using a typewriter or Windows-based computer applications; takes oral dictation and transcribes from dictation or from a recording; types and composes memoranda and reports; may take and transcribes minutes of meetings.

Serves at police counter and receives public; receives and accounts for some fees and fines.  May maintain fingerprint and pawn ticket files.

Screens office and phone calls by furnishing information requested; gives out information on a variety of matters and refers visitors to proper officials, prepares reports by finding, assembling and summarizing information and data.

Assists the public in preparing complaints and reports; transcribes crime incident and arrest reports from a recording; types any of numerous investigative, accident and miscellaneous incident reports; maintains a number of files on crimes, incidents, arrests, vehicles, traffic, bicycles and property; receives reports of stolen or missing property and similar incidents.

Establishes and maintains files and systems; operates a variety of office and computer equipment including Windows-based applications and applications specific to the host department; performs quasi-administrative functions in assisting in office or operational procedures.

Enters data from police reports and other sources into computer system by using Windows-based computer applications or applications specific to the host department; using microfilm camera, films documents for storage and prepares duplicate microfiche files; files police reports, citations and related material

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

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of office procedures, practices and equipment and department functions.

Knowledge of the organization and functions and ability to organize an office.

Knowledge of American English, including proper style, grammar and spelling.

Ability to take dictation at a minimum corrected speed of 30 WPM and to type from clear copy at the rate of 60 WPM.

Ability to perform a variety of difficult clerical tasks under pressure.

Ability to meet the public courteously and to obtain and give information.

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

Ability to observe the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  January 20, 2021

SALARY RANGE:  $14.29 – $20.01

HOURS:  MONDAY – FRIDAY 9:00 A.M – 5:00 PM

SUBMIT APPLICATION (AVAILABLE AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE) TO THE NORTH PLATTE POLICE DEPT., 701 S. JEFFERS ST., NORTH PLATTE, NE 69101 (308) 535-6789

POLICE OFFICER

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.

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.

A completed application must be submitted before you are eligible for consideration.  For more information, contact the North Platte Police Department at 308-535-6789,  701 South Jeffers Street  North Platte, NE 69101.

Deadline for receipt of completed application is February 4, 2021 at 4:00 P.M.   Testing will be administered February 19, 2021.

The City of North Platte is an equal opportunity employer.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

Plan, direct and coordinate personnel and labor relations activities for the City; direct and participate in recruitment and employment, labor negotiations, classification and compensation, employee benefits, safety programs, training and employee development; coordinate assigned activities with those of other City departments and outside agencies; and provide policy, technical and administrative support to the Mayor, City Council, City Administrator and City Departments.  Under general administrative direction of the City Administrator.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Coordinate and manage a comprehensive personnel program; formulate and recommend policies, regulations and practices for carrying out the program; consult with and advise City staff to coordinate the various phases of the policies, practices, ordinances and resolutions.  Recommend and administer goals, policies and procedures and implement standardized processes and forms.

Manage and participate in the development and administration of the City’s classification and compensation plan, recruitment and selection, training and employee performance evaluation activities.

Participate in the administration of the City’s benefits package; explain benefits program to employees; coordinate and direct onboarding activities, including but not limited to, new employee orientation programs.

Develops appropriate, and standardized, written and oral performance evaluations.  Evaluates cut-off scores and test items analysis; and the establishment of eligible lists; serves as the Civil Service Commission Examiner/Secretary and advises the commission on selection.

Coordinate the labor negotiation process; meet with department heads to resolve employee problems; work with administrators in labor relations reviewing grievances and discussing plans of action; may interview parties, analyze the grievance and propose a response to the grievance; assist department heads with resolution; conduct investigation of alleged violations of City policy and procedures; directs the implementation of the City’s anti-harassment policy; manages employment litigation against the City, including recommendations to hire outside attorneys, negotiating settlements, and responding to EEOC charges.

Advise and assist employees and City management in a variety of personnel matters including the interpretation and application of personnel policies and the processing of employee grievances; assist with disciplinary actions, investigations and terminations.

Administer the City’s employee benefit insurance programs including group health, dental and life insurance programs.

Coordinate department activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the City Administrator and City Council; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.

Develop, plan and implement department goals and objectives; review and revise policies and procedures to assure efficient operation and responsiveness to all employees, customers and citizens.

Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the department’s work plan; assign work activities, projects and program; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.

Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures as necessary.

Develop procedures and manage the recruitment and selection programs; prepare recruitment information; employment advertising; evaluate applications; screen, test and process applicants; conduct interviews, check references and background information submitted by applicants; make selection decisions and employment offers; coordinate and assist in the selection and processing of upper-management personnel.

Oversee risk management activities and administration.

Oversee the administration and support of the City wellness program.

Supervise and participate in the development and administration of the department budget; direct the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve department expenditures.

Participate on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in professional group meetings; explain and justify budget items to the City Council.

Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of personnel, employment law, employee training and organizational development.

Coordinate training and employee development programs to build organization and employee communication and job skills.

Set up programs and practices to maintain City compliance with EPA, ADA, EEO and related employment laws and regulations.

Exercise direct supervision over clerical and technical staff.

Prepare and annually update City personnel policies to reflect changing organizational needs.

Performs related work as required and other duties as assigned without additional compensation.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of:

Modern and complex principles and practices of public personnel administration, including methods and techniques used in recruitment and selection, classification, salary and benefits administration and labor relations.

Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management.

Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Sources of information related to a broad range of municipal programs and services.

Ability to:

Effectively direct and coordinate administrative activities including personnel and training.

Interpret and apply applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations.

Plan, organize and direct a comprehensive personnel and management program.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Identify and respond to public and City Council issues and concerns.

Select, supervise, train, evaluate and motivate staff.

Prepare and monitor a budget.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Stay abreast of new trends, developments and legal opinions relating to the fields of personnel, compensation administration, employee development and labor relations.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the members of the City Council, government officials, management staff, employees, public agencies, consultants, and the general public.

Maintain confidentiality at all times and perform all of the above with a high degree of personal integrity and ethics.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, human resources or a related field.  A master’s degree in business administration, human resource management or a related field is desirable.  In addition to the education previously referenced, the successful candidate shall have five to seven years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal personnel and labor relations including four years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid driver’s license.

Submit completed  Application, cover letter and resume to Dawn Miller; City of North Platte; 211 W 3rd; North Platte, NE  69101.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

The City of North Platte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NETWORK SPECIALIST I

NATURE OF WORK

Under general supervision from the Director of Information Systems, performs technical work involving networking hardware and software used to support the City/County networking system.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Responsible for installing networking software, hardware and cabling systems; as well as maintaining installed hardware and software.

Provide technical assistance in the use of networking services; evaluating network hardware and software, and prepare reports.

Provide technical assistance to department computer users and/or refer them to appropriate personnel for assistance.

Install and configure PC workstations, printers, other network hardware and software, perform hardware and software upgrades to existing systems, and assist employees in their use; perform PC tune up, defrag and virus checks.

Troubleshoot computer problems to determine cause of failure and perform necessary repairs.

Maintain equipment documentation consisting of purchasing information, original and current configuration, installed software and repair information.

Set up and maintain security profiles; perform application and data backup procedures on department computers; and provide recommendations for acquiring and replacing computer equipment to include research of end user’s needs.

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

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of computer capabilities and associated networking equipment.

Ability to install, operate and maintain computer equipment running Microsoft, and Linux Operating Systems

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in analyzing network systems and to make recommendations and modifications.

Ability to manage multiple responsibilities concurrently.

Knowledge of routers, switches, UNIX Server, Windows Servers and printers.

Knowledge of structured wiring systems.

Ability to analyze customer requirements and document/design appropriate solutions.

Ability to use common hand tools.

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

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, data suppliers, users and the public.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Possess an Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems, or equivalent degree with two years’ work experience in the installation, maintenance and operation of Local or Wide Area Networks.  Applicants with five years’ work experience with network systems will be considered.

 

 
PAY 22.14 to 31.16
Posting Dates Until Filled
FLSA Non-exempt

Submit Application to Les Green, Director of Information Systems at greenLR@ci.north-platte.ne.us or 211 W. Third, North Platte, NE 69101 (308) 535-6724 ext. 3127

WATER DEPARTMENT

UTILITY MAINTENANCE WORKER

NATURE OF WORK

Under general supervision, performs semi-skilled and skilled work; leads and works on small crew in the installation and maintenance of a water pumping, transmission and distribution system and a sanitary sewer collection system, including lift stations. Supervision is received from an Administrative or technical superior and Senior Maintenance Worker.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Constructs and repairs sanitary sewer and water systems using tractor backhoe, dump truck, skid steer loader and utility truck; provides residential and commercial sewer and water taps.

Operates jet flusher, dump truck, rodding equipment and utility truck in connection with the cleaning and inspection of sanitary sewers and television inspections; descends into sanitary sewer manholes or trench excavations.

Completes work tickets detailing all work performed.

Works and supervises small crew in installation and repair of water mains and service lines and sanitary sewer lines; taps main; installs and performs maintenance on fire hydrants and valves.

Checks and maintains hydrants and valves in the water distribution system; repairs hydrants or valves in the field.

Performs construction services for contractors and plumbers involved in new construction to include; flushing, chlorination and sampling of new mains; shut down of mains; installing tapping sleeves and valves; installing and/or abandoning valves, hydrants and service connection.

Repairs water and sewer main breaks which includes determining location of the break; removing paving excavating main for repair; installing repairs to broken mains; flushing mains and repairing service.

Responds to after hour water and sewer emergencies on call.

Measures and records location of valves, curb stops and manholes; Takes samples on water.

Monitors computer to control water and sewer systems.

Checks, services and repairs lift stations, wells and pumps; services and occasionally repairs equipment; prepares area and replaces concrete and asphalt.

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

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Know ledge of the operating requirement of equipment used in the maintenance and repair or the water and sewer system collection, treatment and water distribution systems

Knowledge of the operational procedures involved in operating and maintaining a properly functioning water supply and distribution system or sanitary sewer collection and treatment system.

Knowledge of the principles and practices regarding operation of water distribution and sewerage collection systems.

Ability to communicate in person, by telephone and two-way radio; ability to read and understand instructions, maps, location sketches, similar documents and a computer screen.

Skill in the use of special types of tools and equipment normally used in the work and the ability to instruct workers in their respective uses.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation form a senior high school or equivalent and progressive experience from entry to the maximum of this classification with considerable experience in the operation of equipment and trucks assigned to the department.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of Grade 4 Water Certification; possession of a valid commercial driver’s license as required by the State.

 

PAY $17.11 TO $25.25
UNION NON
FLSA Non-exempt
Posting Dates Until Filled

Submit Application to Leroy Kramer at kramerEL@ci.north-platte.ne.us or P.O. Box 490, 201 W. Third, North Platte, NE 69103 (308) 535-6724 ext. 3124