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Employment Opportunities

Entry Level Police Officer, City of Alva

ENTRY LEVEL: Police Department

Open until filled

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, Police Officers perform police services in accordance with the mission, goals and objectives of the Alva Police Department, and in compliance with governing federal, state and local laws. It is the responsibility of police officers to safeguard the public peace, protect life and property, prevent crime, enforce the law, protect the rights of all persons, and generally uphold the community articulated standard.

The position of Police Officer has a starting annual base wage of $30,519.38.

Contact the Police Department at (580) 327-1340 for information on how you can become a part of our candidate pool.

Entry Level EMT, City of Alva
ENTRY LEVEL EMT - Basic

Open until filled
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: Will perform individually and/or as a member of an ambulance team and will participate in EMS activities, including rescue, first aid, ventilation, patient care, and triage. The position of EMT has a starting annual base wage of $22,778.05. In addition, the EMT will receive increases based on their level of EMT licensure: EMT-Paramedic; EMT-Intermediate; EMT-Advanced.

Contact EMS Department Administration at (580) 327-1340 for information on how you can become a part of our candidate pool.

Economic Development Specialist

The City of Alva, Oklahoma, is currently soliciting applications for the position of Economic Development Specialist.  The desired candidate will be responsible for performing economic development, implementation, planning, marketing, and research in order to broaden the retail, commercial and industrial base for the City of Alva. Additionally, the candidate will be accountable for developing grants, contracts and responding to other business investment opportunities that will allow the City of Alva to achieve its mission of economic growth and stability.  Annual salary range is $44,683.42 to $68,037.53, depending on education and experience.  An application deadline of Monday, February 24, 2020, is established, or until filled.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, five work-related references and salary history, to Oklahoma Municipal Management Services (OMMS), Alva Economic Development Specialist Executive Search, 1141 East 37th Street, Tulsa, OK, 74105, or email to recruiter@okmms.org.  The City of Alva provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability/handicap, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws to include Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964.

 

City Business Manager

The City of Alva, Oklahoma, is currently soliciting applications for the position of City Business Manager.  Alva is located in the northeastern quadrant of Woods County, Oklahoma, the County seat.   The population was 4,945 during the 2010 census and was estimated at 5,024 in 2018.  Alva is located approximately 65 northeast of Woodward, Oklahoma, 72 miles northwest of Enid, Oklahoma, and 119 miles southwest of Wichita, Kansas.  Alva is also home to Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU).

 

The City of Alva operates under the Aldermanic form of government. The selected candidate will direct and manage the functions of the City; implement policies of the City Council; assist in the analysis and resolution of problems and the development of service delivery strategies and policies; review and approves the formal performance evaluation of assigned staff; formulate City policy, program and operational recommendations and communicates them to Council for consideration and action; analyze complex issues and problems and conducts research to develop and recommend City policy; advise the City Council on the financial condition and future needs of the City; oversees City Council agenda preparation; oversee City expenditures, bidding procedures and purchasing functions and compliance with state and local laws; formulate and balances City and department operating budgets to maximize financial and human resources; reviews financial documents and reports and approves purchases, payments and requests for sensitive expenditures including travel, training and professional development; review budget projections, financial analysis and departmental operating budgets;  appoint, and when necessary for the good of the service, remove, demote, lay off or suspend all heads of administrative departments and other administrative officers and employees of the city except as otherwise provided by law; coordinate efforts of various departments under the City organizational structure; administers through subordinates such functions as public safety, maintenance of public streets and property, financial operations and budgets, recreational activities, inspection services, utilities operations and related functions; supervises department heads, division heads and employees of Administration Department; negotiate with Firefighter union on labor issues and employee grievances; and any other such duties as assigned.

 

Salary is competitive to the area and will be dependent upon qualifications. The City offers a competitive benefits package.

 

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or closely related field, and five (5) years’ experience in public administration including three (3) years at a Department Head or Division Manager level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

An application deadline of Monday, April 13, 2020, is established, or until filled.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, five work-related references and salary history, to Oklahoma Municipal Management Services (OMMS), Alva City  Business Manager Executive Search, 1141 East 37th Street, Tulsa, OK, 74105, or email to recruiter@okmms.org.  The City of Alva provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability/handicap, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws to include Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

 

 

 

Benefits & Application Information

Starting salary for these positions will differ and will depend on qualifications.  Applications are available at 415 4th Street and will be accepted until the positions are filled.  The City of Alva is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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