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Full Time Administrative Assistant

The Buffalo County Assessor’s Office is accepting applications for an Administrative Assistant job.

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Deputy Public Defender

The Buffalo County Public Defender's office in Kearney, has an opening for a Deputy Public Defender. The position is open beginning August 1, 2022. A Nebraska law license is required. Criminal law and appellate practice are preferred, but not mandatory. The position pays $78,000 per year, or more depending on experience. A generous benefit package is included with this position. Send a cover letter and resume to Jeff Wirth at jwirth@buffalocounty.ne.gov.  EOE/AA/veteran preference.

Full-time Deputy County Clerk

This position requires a highly responsible applicant. Professional administrative work and coordinating with the County Clerk, office staff and county Employees. Maintain a dependable and trustworthy relationship with the County Clerk.

Work involves oversight and data entry required for paying monthly claims and biweekly payroll. Ability to complete necessary tax forms correctly and timely.   Assist all county employees with their benefits.  Issue marriage licenses and other general office duties. The qualified candidate will have an understanding of the overall operations of the county clerk office. The deputy may have to attend and take minutes for the county commissioner’s bi-monthly meetings.  They will also serve as lead/supervision for the office functions and staff in the Clerks absence.  Starting wage $22.00.

Desirable Knowledge, Abilities & Skills/Desirable Training & Experience

  • Desired skills include knowledge/ability to learn:AS400, Microsoft 365, Adobe Acrobat
  • Basic accounting knowledge
  • Payroll, 941 quarterly taxes, ACA and W2 knowledge
  • The work requires a high level of discretion and often the use and handling of confidential information
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure and in stressful situations
  • Strong communication and organizational skills. Acute attention to detail
  • Ability to contribute to a respectful workplace culture
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds

Minimum Requirements

Associates degree or higher

A completed Buffalo County job application, resume and cover letter can be sent by mail or in person to the following address:

Buffalo County Clerk
1512 Central Avenue
PO Box 1270
Kearney, NE  68848
Or

Email a complete application, resume, and cover letter to clerk@buffalocounty.ne.gov.

EOE/AA/Veterans Preference


Mechanic - Highway Department

General Purpose:
Repair all County Owned Equipment

Applicants must complete a Standard County Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.  Any combination of equivalent education and/or work experience may be considered if substantially related to the detailed job requirements of this position.
  • At least 2 years’ experience as laborer with some experience in driving dump trucks or similar trucks and light equipment in maintenance or construction or similar work.
  • Must possess a valid State of Nebraska Driver’s License
  • Class A CDL with no restrictions

Wages: 
$23.00-$24.00 depending on qualifications

Full Detailed Job Description

Application Submission:
Please submit complete application, resume, and cover letter to:
Buffalo County Board Administrator
1512 Central Avenue
PO Box 1270
Kearney, NE  68848
lmartin@buffalocounty.ne.gov

Position will remain open until filled.  Applications will first be reviewed on August 4, 2022.  


Full-time Surveyor's Assistant

The Buffalo County Surveyor's Office has an opening for a Full-time Surveyor's Assistant.

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Horticulture Aide

Part-time Extension Horticulture Aide

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Purpose:
Provide research-based information in horticulture to clientele in Buffalo County, and to some extent, to residents and other staff in neighboring counties through educational programs, news media and individual consultations.  

Preferred Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent but prefer candidate with Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree
Horticulture experience preferred

Essential Physical Demands and Typical Working Conditions
• Must be able to carry, stand, drive, kneel, speak, squat, hear, climb, walk, sit, reach, and pull on a regular basis
• Must be able to stand or walk for an entire day.  
• May be exposed to fumes, hazards, dirt, heat/cold, chemicals, noise and toxins

An applicant must be able to comply with all physical requirements of the position and must pass a detailed background check.


Application Submission:
Please submit a complete application, resume, and cover letter to:
Buffalo County Board Administrator
1512 Central Avenue
PO Box 1270
Kearney, NE  68848

First review of applications will occur on June 17, 2022.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.  
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.  Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (308) 236-1224 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or the activity you would like to attend, or 48 hours before the date you need to access our facilities or services, if accommodations are required.

 



Truck Driver/Maintenance Work II (CDL Required) Kearney Area

Truck Driver/Maintenance Worker II (CDL Required) Kearney Area

General Purpose:

Operate, light, medium, heavy equipment, road maintenance and manual labor

Applicants must complete a Standard Buffalo County Job Application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Combination of equivalent education and/or work experience may be considered if substantially related to the detailed job requirements of the this position.
  • At least one year experience as a laborer, in driving dump or similar trucks, light equipment in maintenance and construction or similar work.
  • Appropriate trade school training is desirable.
  • Must possess a valid State of Nebraska Driver’s License
  • Commercial Driver’s License with Class A Endorsement is required.

Wages: $18.50 - $19.00

Application Submission:

Please submit complete application, resume, and cover letter to:
Buffalo County Board Administrator
1512 Central Avenue
PO Box 1270
Kearney, NE  68848
lmartin@buffalocounty.ne.gov

This position is open until filled.  First review of applications will occur on May 2, 2022. 

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Buffalo County Facilities OMP Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker

Buffalo County, Nebraska is accepting applications for a Seasonal Part-Time Park Maintenance Worker for Buildings & Grounds.

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Corrections Officer

The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for a full-time Corrections Officer. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age; have a valid Nebraska driver’s license; a high school diploma or GED; no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions; be able to read, write and understand the English language; and be able to work rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. All applicants will be subject to a thorough background check. Benefits include full time pay, individual health insurance, access to vision, dental, life and disability insurance, subsidized family health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, employer matched-retirement, and furnished uniforms. Hourly pay starting at $20.71. Position will remain open until filled. 

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BCSO Application

Please send applications to: 

Buffalo County Sheriff's Office 
2025 Avenue A 
P.O. Box 2228 
Kearney, NE 68848 

308-233-5274 
jsamuelson@kearneygov.org 

EOE/AA/Veterans preference 

Part-Time Cook

Consolidated Management Company, a mid-sized company in the contract foodservice business for over 37 years, has an opening for a Cook. 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This position is responsible for following recipes and working with a team in foodservice operations in a correctional facility.  Hourly rate $13.00.

Successful candidates need to be detail oriented with previous foodservice experience preferred. If no previous experience training will be offered. Pre-employment background and drug screen required. Please contact Andy at 402-660-4177 for more information.



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