Job Openings, Applications & Helpful Information

Personnel Director: Pam Baruth,

Click here to download a City of Lexington employment application.

Click here to download and print a blank (police candidates only)


Current Job Openings:


Police Officer

The City of Lexington, Nebraska is accepting applications to fill openings for the position of Police Officer. The Lexington Police Department maintains a force of 21 full time sworn officers. Black and white patrol SUVs, patrol rifles, tasers and on board computer systems are utilized by the department.

Uncertified applicants will be required to obtain Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification. Other qualifications include being at least 21 years of age, a United States citizen, the ability to work weekends, holidays and nights as needed; possess a valid Nebraska driver's license and have a good driving record; possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Must be of good moral character; no felony convictions, serious misdemeanors, domestic charges or dishonorable discharge from military service. A thorough background investigation will be conducted. Benefits include family health, dental, vision and life insurance; paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, retirement, uniforms and full gear and a choice of gym membership. Lexington is close to several state recreation parks including beautiful Johnson Lake. Download the application AND personal history statement at and mail or deliver to Police Captain Paul Schwarz at P.O. Box 70, Lexington, NE 68850.

First review will be April 8, 2019, open until position is filled.
Salary: Certified wage between $19.46 to $25.88
Contact Person: Captain Paul Schwarz
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 308-324-2317


Temporary Seasonal Workers, Part-time

The City of Lexington Recreation and Parks Departments are now taking Applications for Part-time summer Help. Positions fill fast and training begins in the spring, so get your application in right away! Applications will be accepted through February 22, 2019. Positions available include:

● Concession Workers (age 14+)
● Lifeguards (age 15+)
● City Park and Cemetery Maintenance (age 16+).
● Street Maintenance (age 16+).


Keep Lexington Beautiful - Program Coordinator
(Click on the link above - This is not a City position)


The City of Lexington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The City of Lexington does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission of its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals with disabilities, or in any aspect of their operations. The City of Lexington also does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.

This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information or accommodation regarding the ADA and Section 504 may be forwarded to the designated ADA and Section 504 compliance coordinator:

Dennis Burnside,
Assistant City Manager
406 E. 7th Street
PO Box 70
Lexington, NE 68850
M-F 9-5 Central