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City Administrator - Greensburg, Kansas



County seat of Kiowa County, award winning, innovative community seeks a City Administrator to advance a community vision to create a progressive small town in rural America. Innovation and team building skills are needed to guide continued rebuilding of a community destroyed by an EF-5 tornado in 2007. A pioneering spirit, strong civic associations, new public facilities, and active cultural arts have combined to recreate a rewarding community in which to live and work. A $4 million dollar annual budget, strong cash reserves, and 15 full-time employees. The Administrator is responsible for budget management, purchasing, employee supervision and policy recommendations. Knowledge and experience in rural economic development and community promotion is desirable. A base salary of $60,000 is open to negotiation. Send cover letter and salary history in one e-file, in confidence, to recruitment advisor: Marla Flentje, mflentje@austinpeters.com. Deadline is October 5. See the Administrator Recruitment Brochure for qualifications at http://greensburgks.org/departments/human-resources/available-city-jobs




Planning & Zoning Director - Saline County

Duties include: Management of planning and zoning functions, floodplain management, and oversight of environmental health services which may include including processing, researching, and analyzing subdivision and zoning requests; enforcing regulations; prepare and administer approved budgets; developing and updating regulations; and preparing, analyzing, and presenting data in written, graphic and oral reports for various public and government boards.  Candidate will have a strong knowledge in administering comprehensive plans, zoning and subdivision ordinances to include experience in conducting public hearings, building permit processes and code enforcement.  The Director will act as the floodplain administrator and should have knowledge of floodplain regulations and be able to obtain certification (CFM) soon after beginning employment.  Will manage environmental services for a four County area and a sewer district. Knowledge of waste water systems, well drilling and non-point pollution practices will assist in being successful at this position.  As Director you may be asked to research and report special projects not specifically related to planning or environmental work.  Must have a Bachelor’s degree in community or regional planning or a related field; must have knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of rural planning and community relations, preferably have at least two years’ experience in local government planning; must have strong written and oral communication skills; preferably have experience in budget preparation and administration and a valid driver’s license.  Must have or be able to obtain Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) within 18 months. Apply online at www.saline.org. Application deadline: September 23, 2018. 





Public Works Director – Franklin County

Franklin County, Kansas, one of the fastest growing counties in Kansas, is located approximately 25 miles southwest of the Kansas City metropolitan region on Interstate 35. Our quaint historic community possesses superb educational systems (pre-school through post-secondary), an award-winning health care facility, affordable housing, arts and entertainment. Our Public Works Department maintains 1,029 road miles and 244 bridges in our 571 square mile county, and includes Noxious Weeds, Solid Waste, Recycling, and Household Hazardous Waste. For more information about the community, visit http://www.franklincoks.org.


Candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, public administration, business administration, management, or a related field and 3-5 years of management experience. The preferred candidate will have 6+ years of progressive management experience in public works and/or county government. Candidates must possess effective communication skills, be able to collaborate with the county commission, staff, public and other agencies, and be comfortable with a transparent form of government.

Salary $80,000 to $100,000 DOQ. Benefits include health and life insurance, KPERS, and more. Apply online at www.HRePartners.com and AND submit Letter of Interest including accomplishments and projects to: Public Works Director Opening, c/o Human Resources, 1428 S Main St, Suite 2, Ottawa, KS  66067; fax to (785) 229-3449; or e-mail to: humanresources@franklincoks.org. Application deadline:  October 14, 2018. EOE




Budget Manager – Wichita Public Schools

Job Title: Manager, Budgeting
 
Position Function:  The Budget Manager position was established for the purpose of utilizing the District’s resources efficiently; ensuring financial legal compliance; providing financial information timely and accurately; and satisfying internal and external customers in regards to financial matters.
 
Essential Performance Responsibilities:

  • Prepares the district’s annual budget documents timely and accurately in a way that meets legal requirements, maximizes resources and satisfies internal and external customers
  • Assists with the preparation of the district’s GASB Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Analyzes a variety of financial information (e.g. revenues, expenditures, cash management, cost projections, etc.) for the purpose of providing direction and support, making recommendations, maximizing use of funds, and/or ensuring overall operations are within budget
  • Performs departmental personnel management functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, training etc.) for the purpose of maximizing departmental productivity and efficiency and achieving district objectives within budget
  • Implements internal controls adequate to protect financial resources and ensure data integrity
  • Monitors and projects revenues, expenditures, and cash balances in a way that ensures allocations are accurate, expenditures are within budget limits, fiscal practices are followed, all district financial obligations are met, and resources are efficiently utilized
  • Ensures that no material miscalculations occur which could result in inadequate allocation of resources or in a loss of faith with the unions or the public
  • Responsible for the documentation of process flows and procedures for all budgeting functions
  • Responsible for functional expertise and decision-making regarding the financial systems
  • Utilizes the financial systems to realize efficiencies
  • Assists a variety of external agency personnel (e.g. auditors, grant representatives, regulatory agency staff, etc.) for the purpose of providing information, general support, and risk assessment of district operations
  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service on all budgeting issues and financial reports
  • Presents information (e.g. budget overviews, accounting processes, distribution formulas, etc.) for the purpose of training district employees, communicating information, gaining feedback, and ensuring adherence to established internal controls
  • Researches financial topics and related legal issues (e.g. discrepancies, current legislative trends, etc.) for the purpose of evaluating compliance requirements and potential implications on district operations
  • Responds to a wide variety of inquiries of staff, district personnel, other professional organizations, etc. (e.g. accounting guidelines, expenditure status, grant guidelines, etc.) for the purpose of resolving problems, providing information and/or referring to appropriate personnel.
  • Refuses unreasonable customer requests while presenting alternative solutions to satisfy customer needs
  • Assumes responsibility for certain functions of the financial services division in the absence of the Chief Financial Officer

Additional Duties: Assists with additional duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.
 
Equipment: This position may require the ability to use SMART boards and iPads in addition to basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with USD 259’s guidelines for equipment use.
 
Travel: Limited travel between schools and central offices may be required.
 
Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Work in standard office and school building environments
  • Additional demands upon request of Chief Financial Officer

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written in order to communicate with others inside and outside of the organization for the purpose of giving and obtaining information
  • Advanced computer proficiency and the ability to effectively use Microsoft Word and Excel which will be determined and validated by testing
  • Use of good judgment to make decisions on recurring assignments
  • Ability to perform a variety of technical tasks, change assignments on short notice, perform under deadlines and work in a calm and efficient manner
  • Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance
  • Knowledge of company's mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them

Interrelations:

  • Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors
  • Will be working under the Chief Financial Officer in order to complete day to day tasks
  • Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues
  • Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service

Employee Punctuality and Appearance:

  • In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave
  • Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator
  • All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of USD 259 and is appropriate for their position

Qualification Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Governmental accounting experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience required; minimum four years’ supervisory experience preferred

Submit your application: https://www.usd259.org/careers

FLSA Status: Exempt