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City Manager Position

The City of Vale is recruiting for a City Manager. Vale is the County Seat for Malheur County with a population on 1875.

The City of Vale has nine full time and 40-part time employees with a 6 million-dollar budget. The ideal candidate would be a highly motivated, creative, pro-active, and forward-thinking visionary. The new City Manager will provide clear direction for staff. The ideal candidate should possess the ability to work on a variety of complex issues while focusing on quality customer service.

Four-year college degree required, preferably in Public Administration or a related field, plus progressively responsible management experience including public relations, personnel management, budgeting, grant writing, project supervision, economic development/land use planning and intergovernmental relations.

This is a full time salaried position and applicants must be willing to attend public meetings in the evening several times a month and occasionally deal with the public after normal hours when required.

Salary $65,000.00 to $75,000.00 DOQ with excellent benefits.

Applicants must submit a City of Vale Application, resume and references to:

City Hall

150 Longfellow Street N

Vale, Or 97918

For more information and a City of Vale Application, please visit www.cityofvale.com. All application materials must be submitted by December 31, 2020 at 5:00PM.

City of Vale Seeks Mayor & City Councilor Candidates

The City of Vale will have the position of mayor and two (2) City Council seats become vacant at the completion of the 2020 Calendar year. The mayor position is for two (2) years with the term of service expiring in December of 2022. The Council positions run for four (4) years with the term of service expiring in December of 2024. Positions require residency within the Vale City Limits for a minimum of one year.

The City Council meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, at 7 PM in the Council Chambers of Vale City Hall. If you are interested in running for City Council please pick up a candidate elections packet from Vale City Hall, 252 B Street W., Vale, OR 97918.

Closing date for submitting completed candidacy forms is 5PM August 27, 2020. Eligible candidates will appear on the November 3rd, 2020 ballot. Elected officials will be sworn into office at the first meeting in January 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Vale City Hall at 541-473-3133 or mhartwell@cityofvale.com

VALE CITY HALL PUBLIC CLOSURE NOTICE

IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, THE VALE CITY COUNCIL IS RESTRICTING PUBLIC ACCESS TO CITY HALL EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE FRONT DOOR WILL BE LOCKED.

• CITY STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE BY TELEPHONE AT 541-473-3133 DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. NORMAL CITY BUSINESS MAY BE CONDUCTED BY TELEPHONE OR EMAIL.

• NO MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE GRANTED ACCESS TO CITY HALL EXCEPT WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE CITY MANAGER, WHO WILL PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING ENTRY.

• UTILITY PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE USING THE DROP BOX OUTSIDE THE FRONT DOOR, BY MAIL, OR BY CALLING STAFF.

Important Request from the City of Vale

City of Vale Public Works Crew would like to ask the public to be aware of what they are flushing down the toilet, please DO NOT flush any kind of wipes, or anything other than toilet paper as it causes the City Mainlines to back up. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact City Hall. 541-473-3133

Job Opening – Head Librarian

The City of Vale is seeking a Head Librarian for the City of Vale/Emma Humphrey Memorial Library. Acts as the Administrator of the City Library and operates under State Laws, and City Charter and Ordinances as well as direction from the Library Board. Administers, plans, and directs the overall operations and functions of the library, financial management, and budgeting process; oversees and/or performs work relating the maintenance of official library records, books, periodicals, tapes; oversees maintenance of real property of the library and manages library special programs.

This is a part time position not to exceed 19 hours per week with some evening work required. Position qualifies for retirement benefits but no Health Insurance will be provided. Pay is $12.00-$13.50 per hour DOE.

High School Diploma or GED required for the position. Prior Librarian experience preferred but not required. Background checks will be required.

All applicants must submit a City of Vale Application as well as a current resume.

Application materials are available online at www.cityofvale.com, or Vale City Hall, 252 B Street W, Vale, OR. Applications must be submitted to City Hall or by e-mail to mhartwell@cityofvale.com, position open until filled. Contact number for any questions is 541-473-3133. The City of Vale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.