City of Union seeks to hire Communications/Assistant City Administrative Officer

The City of Union is seeking a creative and flexible individual to help meet the demands confronting the city. This position will handle all city communications functions which includes basic web development, social media and community relations. In addition, this position will increasingly be responsible for the planning and implementation of Union’s events and will work closely with Commission committees and the Administrative Officer.

The City of Union is seeking a creative and flexible individual to help meet the demands confronting the city. This position will handle all city communications functions which includes basic web development, social media and community relations. In addition, this position will increasingly be responsible for the planning and implementation of Union’s events and will work closely with Commission committees and the Administrative Officer.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a title of “Communications/Assistant CAO” in the subject field by 12:00 pm on April 21st. Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the City of Union City Building at 1843 Bristow Drive (formerly Mt. Zion Road) Union, KY 41091.

 

OVERVIEW: Under the general administrative direction from the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), this full-time position requires a dynamic person willing to remain creative and flexible to meet the demands confronting the city. It will predominantly be responsible for event planning and city communication functions; however, this position will also assist the CAO in special projects, writing of minutes, general administrative work and duties where assigned.OVERVIEW: Under the general administrative direction from the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), this full-time position requires a dynamic person willing to remain creative and flexible to meet the demands confronting the city. It will predominantly be responsible for event planning and city communication functions; however, this position will also assist the CAO in special projects, writing of minutes, general administrative work and duties where assigned.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Compensation for this position ranges from $40,000 – $65,000 per year and will be dependent upon qualifications. Health benefits are negotiable upon employment.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES• Coordinate the City’s Communications function. This includes but is not limited to keeping the city in compliance with open meetings requirements (KRS 61.805 to 61.850), publishing of legal notices, operating all the city’s social media platforms, the city’s website, and staying on top of emerging problems on social media for Union and our immediate municipal neighbors.• Coordinate and oversee management of city sponsored events such as but not limited to Breakfast with Santa, Union Celebrates America, Easter with Union and will continually seek new opportunities, events, and partnerships to extend the scope and reach of these activities. • Assists the CAO upon request and will take on projects as assigned with minimal project supervision.• Will work with the Communications Committee and Communications Commissioner. In addition, this position will provide support to the other committees and will produce minutes when appropriate for each. • Supervise the City Clerk function. The City Clerk function will certify all legislation resulting from Commission Meetings, meets advertising requirements of any passed ordinances and helps maintain municipal records. Writes minutes for approval and will post approved minutes online and properly file among office records. • Attends Commission meetings and works with staff to help create the agenda and final packet for said meetings.

OTHER JOB DUTIES: Communicates accurately and professionally with other city employees, government agencies and the public. Greets visitors to the building, answers phones and inquiries when available. Performs general office tasks such as data entry, filing, copying, drafting letters, proofread documents etc. Assists in receiving tax payments and responds to occasional citizen complaints. Will provide support to the Rice Cemetery Sexton upon request. Assists in purchase of necessary equipment and supplies to the office.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: It is recommended that the candidate will have post-secondary education in Public Administration, Journalism, Marketing, Informatics, Communications, Public Relations and/or a related field and is supplemented with experience. Training in computer science, informatic procedures and or one (1) to three (3) years of experience in Website Management is strongly recommended. A four-year college degree is a plus for this position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:• General knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.• Ability to maintain records efficiently and accurately.• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other city employees and officers, government agencies and the public.• Familiar with aspects of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email blast systems).• Familiarity or willingness to learn software such as Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator.• Ability to analyze situations and act quickly and efficiently.• Ability to perform general office tasks such as typing, filing and computer-entry.• Familiar with common office equipment and basic tools.• Must possess a valid driver’s license or can obtain one, prior to employment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be bondable. Must be able to obtain the designation of Notary Public from the State of Kentucky. Usage of personal vehicle will be required upon occasion and mileage will be reimbursable. Open meetings will often require attendance during the evening hours. This position is scheduled for a minimum of 35 hours per week.While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, attend community events, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds.The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

DISCLAIMER: The duties listed hereinabove are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and employee. The position is subject to change based upon the talents of the employee over time or by the City as it sees fit.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a title of “Communications/Assistant CAO” in the subject field by 12:00 pm on April 21st. Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the City of Union City Building at 1843 Bristow Drive (formerly Mt. Zion Road) Union, KY 41091.The City of Union reserves the right to move forward with any application received and the position will remain open until filled.

 

NKY Cities and Counties Applying for CDBG-COVID Utility Assistance Grants

On January 25, 2021, Gov. Beshear announced CDBG-Coronavirus Response funds available to local governments in order to help Kentuckians with overdue utility bills within their jurisdiction. Since the announcement, NKADD has been working with the Department for Local Government (DLG), Northern Kentucky Community Action (NKCA) and our city and county governments on applications for this funding.

We anticipate 30-35 NKADD local governments will apply for over $5 million, with the goal of making sure our entire ADD District has funding for eligible households to receive assistance.  

Households will be eligible if they have been financially impacted by COVID-19, are struggling to pay utility bills, and have received notice for delinquency or disconnect between January 21, 2020 and present day.   Households will apply to NKY Community Action Commission and, if approved, relief of up to $250/month for 6 consecutive months would be paid directly to the utility company on their behalf.

Once funding is received, NKADD will work with NKCA, the cities and counties, and the local utilities to market the program to residents.  It is anticipated that funding will begin being awarded within the next few months.

NKWIB WIOA Regional and Local Plan Available for Public Comment

The NKWIB WIOA Regional and Local Plan FY2022 - FY2025 is available for public comment.

According to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board has prepared the draft Northern Kentucky Workforce Development Area Regional and Local Plan. The Local Workforce Development Area Plan sets forth the strategy to:

  • Direct investments in economic, education, and workforce training programs to focus on providing relevant education and training to ensure that individuals, including youth and individuals with barriers to employment, have the skills to compete in the job market and that employers have a ready supply of skilled workers.
  • Apply job-driven strategies in the one-stop delivery system.
  • Enable economic, education, and workforce partners to build a skilled workforce through innovation in, and alignment of, employment, training, and education programs

The Regional plan should identify regional collaboration and innovation opportunities and incorporate priorities and opportunities identified within the Local Plan, guidance from final WIOA regulations, and feedback to Kentucky on its WIOA State Plan. The comprehensive Regional and Local Plan provides an in-depth look at the programs and activities within the NKWDA. Simultaneously, the NKWIB is working towards revising its strategic plan by summer 2021. The NKWIB strategic plan outlines the workforce development goals and objectives for the region.

The draft Regional and Local Plan can be reviewed here: https://nkcareercenter.org/plan2021/. The NKWIB will hold a virtual open meeting on April 20, 2021, at 10 am for public comment on the plan. Use this link https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEldeqorjItHtctkPnwy0TiTjKvKKCMcNOF to register for the open forum.

Any written comments regarding the plan can also be submitted to the Northern Kentucky Area Development District at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the close of business on April 23, 2021.

NKY Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Opinion Survey

Please take the NKY Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Opinion Survey by clicking here

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The purpose of this survey is to gather information about public perceptions and opinions regarding natural hazards in your county. In addition, we would like information regarding methods and techniques you prefer for reducing the risks and losses associated with the hazards. 

City of Fort Wright Seeks PT Public Works Laborer

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The City of Fort Wright, KY, is seeking a dynamic, highly self-motivated and experienced individual for the position of PT Public Works Laborer.  The position reports directly to the Public Works Director and is responsible primarily for mowing public ROW and litter collection ensuring the efficient operation of the Public Works Dept, and rendering high quality service to our residents.

The successful candidate should possess minimally - a High School Diploma or equivalency, supplemented by previous work experience; a valid driver’s license; a valid Commercial Driver’s License (preferred but not required); and a demonstrated proficiency in the operation of heavy equipment and power tools. 

Salary Range (DOQ):  $15.00 to $18.00 per hour. 

Resumes, including a completed City Employment Application, must be submitted to the FWPW Dept, Attn:  CAO, 409 Kyles Road, Fort Wright, KY 41011. Position open until filled.  More info at www.fortwright.com.  EOE.

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Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
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