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Utilities General Manager

January 23, 2019



The City of Wahoo, Nebraska is searching for a Utility General Manager. Located just 30 minutes north of Lincoln and 30 minutes west of Omaha, Wahoo is situated in one of the best locations in Nebraska. With a population of 4,500, the community strives for the small-town appeal but due to proximity to the two largest communities in Nebraska, is able to provide many attractive amenities like shopping, cultural events, with close access to a major airport, I-80 and Amtrak.


The City of Wahoo utilities, which include electricity generation and distribution, water, sanitary sewer, and natural gas, operate under a Board of Public Works. With an annual budget of $10 million in expenditures, the general manager is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all four utility systems. In addition, the general manger will work with and report to the City Administrator. The City of Wahoo utilities operate on a staff of 21 full-time employees and take pride in providing continuity of service and quality customer relations all while maintaining some of the best utility rates in the country.


The City is looking for an individual with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, public administration, or related degree, OR a combination of education and experience in the utilities area. In addition, a qualified individual should have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a management and supervisory role over multiple utility departments. The ideal candidate should have a working understanding of electricity, water systems, wastewater management, and natural gas distribution, as well as familiarity with engineering principles and the ability to understand financial strategies and reporting for public-owned utility. Of key importance is the ability to communicate at the highest level, and the skills to provide motivation and leadership to employees, many which have years of experience. Other skills such as construction oversight, experience with technology in the utilities field, and overall people skills will be considered as well.


Additional information including job description and an organizational chart are available under the careers tab on the City’s website: www.wahoo.ne.us.  Interested persons should apply by submitting their resume and letter of interest directly to the City Administrator at harrell@wahoo.ne.us or to the City Clerk at morrow@wahoo.ne.us. The initial review of applications will begin on February 15, 2019, however the job will remain open until filled. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience for this position.


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