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?City Manager- Alliance, NE

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?City Manager- Chadron, NE

The City of Chadron, NE (5,855) is accepting letters of application for the position of City Manager.  Salary negotiable, depending on qualifications, $21.6 million dollar budget with 52 full-time employees.  Desire bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field, with five (5) years’ experience in upper level municipal management.  Position open until filled, review process to start April 1, 2017.  Applicants will send a letter of application, professional resume with verifiable references, salary history and other candidate profile support items to


?City Adminisrator- Seward, NE

Seward, NE (7,120)

Open until filled. Pop. 7,120. City Overview: Seward’s City government consists of a Mayor and 8 Councilmembers, 2 from each of 4 wards. Seward’s total budget is $26 million, which includes $16 million in utilities, $551,000 in debt service, and $4.3 million in capital projects. Seward employs approximately 54 full-time, 15 part-time, and 50 seasonal employees.
Seward is located 25 miles west of Lincoln and 5 miles north of Interstate 80. Highways 34 and 15 intersect in the heart of Seward at the Courthouse Square. Seward has the distinction of being Nebraska’s official Fourth of July City and Tree City, USA. Seward is home to Concordia University, Nebraska National Guard Museum, Memorial Healthcare Systems, and manufacturing industries such as Hughes Brothers and Tenneco.
For more information, please see Seward’s official city website: All positions of employment with the City of Seward are subject to Veterans’ Preference. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Public Administration or Political Science plus 5 years of experience in city government management, public administration, or related field, supplemented by graduate study in Public Administration or special professional training courses. Master’s Degree in a related or field applicable to position desired. A strong background in municipal finance, budgeting, personnel administration, and intergovernmental skills is desirable. Knowledge and experience in economic development is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefit package is included.
Deliver letter of intent and resume to: Mayor Joshua Eickmeier P.O. Box 38 537 Main Street Seward, NE 68434 or Email:


?City Administrator- Wayne, NE

(pop. 5,663). Located in NE Nebraska and home to Wayne State College. Reports to an 8 member Council (4 year terms from wards) and a Mayor (4 year term). Responsible for General Fund Budget of $6.233 million, with a total operating budget of $34.677 million and 42 full-time employees in finance, administration, police, public works, building/zoning, technology, utilities (including electric generation and distribution), recreation, library and senior center. The City also has a Community Redevelopment Authority, volunteer fire department and a municipal airport which is under the jurisdiction of an airport authority. Requires B.A. degree (advanced degree preferred) and minimum of 7 years experience in a responsible municipal management position. Desirable experience includes: utilities management, economic development, finance/budget, urban planning, team building, and staff development. Salary range $83,200 to $106,160, depending upon qualifications and experience. Position Details. Apply by April 15, 2017, to Ken Chamberlain, Mayor, 306 Pearl Street, Wayne, NE 68787. Phone: 402-375-1733; Fax: 402-375-4712; Email: .



?City Manager- Topeka, KS

Ideally situated along the Kansas River, Topeka is home to over 127,000 residents and is part of a metro area that consists of the counties of Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, Wabaunsee, and Osage, with a population of over 230,000. Residents of Topeka enjoy a high quality of life, exceptional services and amenities, and ample, affordable housing.

The City is governed by a Mayor and 9 City Council Members. A professional City Manager is hired by the Council to oversee the delivery of a full range of public services provided by roughly 1,200 employees. Topeka’s FY 2017 Adopted Annual Operating Budget is $288.5 million, including a General Fund of $101.4 million.

The City of Topeka seeks an energetic, visionary leader who is willing to take calculated risks and pursue outside-the-box strategies to advance both the organization and community. The selected candidate must hold a master’s degree in public administration or a closely related field and 10 or more years of progressively responsible experience in the management of municipal operations.

Please apply online at:

For more information on this position contact:

Doug Thomas, Senior Vice President

Strategic Government Resources


This position is open until filled. To view the status of this position, please visit:

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