Job Openings, Applications & Helpful Information

Personnel Director: Pam Baruth,

Click here to download a City of Lexington employment application.

Current Job Openings:

Police Officer (full time)

The City of Lexington, Nebraska is accepting applications to fill an opening for the position of Police Officer. The Lexington Police Department maintains a force of 21 fulltime sworn officers. Black and white patrol cars/SUVs, patrol rifles, Taser, and iPads are utilized by the department.

Qualifications for the position include the following:

● obtain Certification through the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center
● be at least 21 years of age;
● be a U.S. citizen;
● have ability to work weekends, nights, and holidays
● have a high school diploma or GED;
● have a valid Nebraska driver’s license with good driving record;
● have no felony, serious misdemeanor convictions, domestic charges or dishonorable discharges from the military service

A thorough background investigation, TABE and Psychological testing will be conducted.
Duties of the position are consistent with Municipal Law Enforcement. Salary based on

Benefits include:
● Uniform ● Vacation ● Sick Leave ● 9 Holidays ● Health Insurance ● Life Insurance ● Dental & Vision Insurance ● Retirement Plan ● Fitness Center Membership

Download and print an Application Form here, and a Personal History Statement Form here. Both must be submitted for applications to be complete. Forms are also available at the City Office, 406 East 7th Street, PO Box 70; or Nebraska Workforce Development, 1501 Plum Creek Parkway in Lexington. Refer any questions to Captain Paul Schwarz, 308-324-2317, First review will be May 3, 2018; Open until position filled.



Library Assistant I (part time)
The Lexington Public Library is seeking an outgoing person, who likes helping people, to perform public service duties including registering customers for library cards, checking materials in and out, shelving materials, offering recommendations for the latest books or movies, and answering library users’ questions. Excellent communication skills and a desire to provide responsive customer service are required. Must feel comfortable with computers and be able to assist library customers with their basic computer needs including e-mail and navigating the Internet.

Day, evening and weekend hours required.

Averages 20 hours per week period.

The City of Lexington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications will be accepted until July 2, 2018, and may be obtained here; at Nebraska Dept. of Labor, 1501 Plum Creek Parkway, Suite #3, Lexington, NE 68850, 308-324-2064; or online at; Lexington Public Library, 907 N Washington, 308-324-2151; or City of Lexington, 406 E. 7th Street, Lexington, NE 68850, 308-324-2341.

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