Employment Opportunities

All individuals seeking employment with the city should complete and submit an employment application, available here.

Recruiting Police Chief

The City of Lake Ozark is seeking qualified candidates to serve as the next Police Chief.  The police chief plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Police Department including law enforcement, crime prevention, and crime suppression programs; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Administrator, Department Heads within the City and the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

The position of Chief of Police is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Alderman, and reports directly to the City Administrator.  At full staffing levels, the department contains two corporals, a patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, six patrol officers, and a civilian records clerk. The Chief coordinates and manages the department’s annual budget of $1.5 million.

The ideal candidate will have a mix of education and experience that would typically be obtained by possessing a degree in law enforcement/criminal justice, management, or public administration, and having 8-10 years of law enforcement experience, with 5 years of progressive supervisory experience.  A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop and administer department goals, identify and respond to organizational issues, and serve as a teambuilder within the department and community. It is expected that the Police Chief will maintain a flexible schedule, in order to work a variety of department functions during business hours, nights, weekends, or special events.

A full job description is available here.

Interested candidates should send a completed application, resume, cover letter, and list of 3-5 professional references to City Administrator Harrison Fry at hfry@cityoflakeozark.net, subject line "Police Chief Application-(Your Name)".  Applications are due no later than 4:00 P.M. on Friday, April 5th.

It is anticipated that internal candidates will apply.

Street Department help wanted

The City of Lake Ozark has a position open in the Street Department. This position assists with maintaining City-owned streets, ditches, storm drains, sidewalks and gravel roads.

The salary range for the position is $31,262.40-$45,909.89, depending on qualifications. Employees with satisfactory performance receive a 3% raise at their 6-month date, and a 3% raise at their first anniversary. Performance evaluations and pay increase eligibility occur annually after the first year.

Available benefits include health, dental, vision, and life Insurance; paid vacation, paid sick leave and retirement. Overtime pay is occasionally available.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum Class B CDL and have experience in operating dump trucks, backhoe, skid loader, excavator and various other types of small to heavy equipment and hand tools. The City may pay for CDL Training with a 3 year employment agreement.

This position will also participate in the “On Call” rotation approximately every 8 to 10 weeks. Experience is not required for the position. Interested persons should apply at Lake Ozark City Hall, located at 3162 Bagnell Dam Blvd. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please email pwd@cityoflakeozark.net with questions.