Human Resources

Job Openings, Applications & Helpful Information

Personnel Director: Pam Baruth, [email protected]

Click here to download a City of Lexington employment application.

Best ways to submit applications: (1) email electronic version of completed application to Personnel Director Pam Baruth, [email protected]; (2) bring a hard copy of the completed application to the address at the end of this paragraph, attention Pam Baruth; or (3) mail hard copy of completed application to Pam Baruth at City of Lexington, PO Box 70, 406 E 7th Street, Lexington, NE  68850..


Current Job Openings:


Police Officer 
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 SUVs, patrol rifles, Taser, and on-board computer systems are utilized by the department.  Duties of the position are consistent with Municipal Law Enforcement.  Salary based on experience.

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; good moral character.

A thorough background investigation, Test of Adult Basic Education, and Psychological testing will be conducted.  First review will be November 9, 2020.  Download and complete the application form here, and Personal History Statement here.  Both are required for the application.  Contact Captain Paul Schwarz for more information, 308-324-2317, [email protected]

Benefits include:

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

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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! See the link above for an employment application, and return your completed application to the Personnel Director.  Positions available include:

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

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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, [email protected]
Assistant City Manager
406 E. 7th Street
PO Box 70
Lexington, NE 68850
M-F 9-5 Central


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406 E 7th Street
PO Box 70
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-2341

Dennis Burnside
Asst. City Manager
[email protected]