CAREER OPPORTUNITY – LIBRARY DIRECTOR

The Black River Falls Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an energetic, self-motivated, and innovative Library Director for our vibrant public library.

Responsibilities: The Director plans, implements, and oversees all library fiscal, programming, operations, collection development, facilities management, and personnel.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; Grade 2 Wisconsin Public Librarian Certification or eligibility for certification; Three years of progressively responsible public library experience, or five years of experience in a service institution with comparable demands and responsibilities. MLS preferred, but not required.

This exempt position is full-time, 80 hours per pay period, with some evenings and weekends. Salary based on experience, excellent benefits.

Email cover letter, resume, and three professional references (including addresses, phone numbers and emails) to Chuck Nibbe, President, Library Board of Trustees ncatjd@gmail.com by Oct. 18.

For a complete job description, go to www.blackriverfallslibrary.org/about/employment


WHEN DO I NEED A BUILDING PERMIT?

A “WISCONSIN UNIFORM BUILDING PERMIT” is required for any new home placed or relocated on any parcel within the City limits. Contact the Building Inspector for permit information.

A “GENERAL BUILDING PERMIT” is required when your project involves:

-An addition or structural changes to exterior or interior of your home or any accessory structure. This includes garages, sheds and decks.
-Any type of electrical, heating, or plumbing work that is not considered maintenance; examples of maintenance could be changing: a faucet, electrical device (switch, light), furnace or water heater if the same size.
-Putting up a fence or a sign.
-Finishing or remodeling a basement or rooms.
-Electrical work (Including service upgrades)
-Remodeling a bathroom or kitchen if you have any structural or mechanicals (plumbing, electrical, Heating/Ventilation/ Air – Conditioning (HVAC)
-Installation of a wood stove or fireplaces.
-Installation of a hot tub, whirlpools or swimming pools.
-All New Commercial Construction including additions and remodels to commercial buildings.

This list is not all inclusive. If in doubt, please contact the City Building Inspector.

What if I do not get a Permit?

Ordinances and State Statutes require building permits. If you DO NOT get a building permit when required, the fees can be legally doubled, a stop work order will be posted and you could be fined for every day the work is not in compliance. If you are not sure whether your project requires a building permit, please contact the Building Inspector.

Any Further questions or concerns can be referred to:

Adam Pillard
Building Inspector
City of Black River Falls
608-697-7774
apillard@generalengineering.net

Building Permit Letter


ROSKOS CROWNED MISS BLACK RIVER FALLS 2019-2020

The members of the 2019-2020 Miss Black River Falls court were crowned at Festival in the Park on Saturday, July 6, 2019.  Hope Roskos is Miss Black River Falls 2019-2020 — Congratulations Hope!

From left to right of crowning photo.

Ciarra Isaac is the 2019-2020 Miss Black River Falls 2nd Attendant. She is the daughter of Tina Pick. She will be in 11th grade and is sponsored by Atrium Post Acute Care.

Mackenzie Dougherty is the new Miss Black River Falls 1st Attendant. Her parents are Danielle and Justin Dougherty. She will be a 10th grader this fall and is sponsored by Dynamic Audio and Video.

Hope Roskos is the 2019-2020 Miss Black River Falls!  She will be a 10th grader in the fall. She is the daughter of Dan and Heather Roskos and is sponsored by Fruits and Flowers Plus.

Mackenzie Blount is the new 3rd Attendant for this upcoming year is . She is the daughter of Amy and Matt Blount and will be a 10th grader as well. Her sponsor is Twisted Oak Landscape and Design.

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Four contestants were vying for this year’s Miss Black River Falls court.  The contestants were:

Hope Roskos – Miss Black River Falls 2019-2020

The daughter of Daniel and Heather Roskos and was sponsored by Fruits & Flowers Plus

Mackenzie Doughert – 1st Attendant 2019-2020

The daughter of Justin and Danielle Dougherty and was sponsored by Dynamic Audio & Video

Ciarra Isaac – 2nd Attendant 2019-2020

The daughter of Tina Pick and was sponsored by Atrium Post-Acute Care of BRF

Mackenzie Blount – 3rd Attendant 2019-2020

The daughter of Mattt and Amy Blount and was sponsored by Twisted Oak Landscape & Design

 

 


CAREER OPPORTUNITY – CHIEF OF POLICE / CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR

The City of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, is accepting applications to fill the position of Chief of Police/Criminal Investigator.  The Chief of Police/Criminal Investigator is responsible for the administration, direction and coordination of the Police Department including a K-9 unit and a volunteer Community Service Officer program.  The City of Black River Falls has a population of 3,622 and  maintains 24 hour law enforcement coverage.

The Department

The Police Department has 7 full-time employees, 4 part-time employees, and 2 volunteers. Full-time staff includes the Chief of Police/Criminal Investigator, 5 full-time Patrol Officers, and an Administrative Assistant. The part-time staff includes 4 part-time Patrol Officers.  The volunteer staff includes 2 non-sworn Community Service Officers.

The 2019 Operating Budget for the department is set at $711,245.00.  The 2019 Capital Budget for the department is set at $32,550.

The Position

The Chief of Police/Criminal Investigator has administrative responsibility for effectively and efficiently planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, and managing operations, fleet maintenance, and all other activities of the Police Department.

The Chief is under the immediate supervision by the City Administrator, and subject to general direction from the Mayor, and Common Council.  A detailed position description is available at City Hall and on-line at blackriverfalls.us/forms.

The Chief is an exempt, non-represented employee. The normal work week is Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.  The Chief of Police/Criminal Investigator is also expected to attend the Committee of the Whole meeting held the third Wednesday of each month and other meetings as needed.  The position requires working varying hours as needed for law enforcement activities and other department business.

The position’s annual salary is initially established by the City of Black River Falls Hiring Committee and then annually established by the Common Council.  The starting annual salary for the position will be $60,000 – $68,640 depending on qualifications.

An excellent benefit package including health insurance coverage and retirement benefits under the Wisconsin Retirement System accompanies this position. Additional benefits and optional insurances are available.

Required Education, Experience and Certifications

The Chief of Police must have a high school diploma and a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in police science or related field.  Preference will be given to an individual with additional post high school education and/or additional training or certifications in law enforcement and management/supervisory skills.

The successful candidate must have at least 10 years of full-time law enforcement service with at least 3 of those years serving in a supervisory position, possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license, hold current certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Wisconsin, and have extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of police administration and criminal investigations.

The ideal candidate for this position should also have a track record focused on strong public service, human relations, leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills. This professional, supervisory position must be able to lead the department to full performance capability and achieve high morale. Qualified candidates should possess the skills for writing grant application submissions & organizing people, projects and schedules on an ongoing basis.

The Recruitment Process

Interested applicants MUST submit the following items to the address noted below:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume, detailing qualifications for this position
  • A copy of most recent DJ-LE-330 form

The application deadline is 4:30 P.M. on Friday, June 7, 2019.    The application review process will begin on June 11, 2019 and will remain open until the position is filled.

Application materials should be placed in a sealed envelope, addressed as follows, and either mailed or hand-delivered by the deadline noted above to:

City of Black River Falls
Attention: Hiring Committee
101 South Second Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Electronic submissions are acceptable and may be forwarded to city.admin@blackriverfalls.us.

Applicant names are subject to release pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes, unless confidentiality is requested in writing. Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation, a physical examination, drug screen, and a psychological evaluation to determine fitness for duty.

Additional questions on this position or on application procedures may be directed to City Administrator via email at city.admin@blackriverfalls.us or by phone at (715) 284-2315.



RUSH NAMED STREET SUPERINTENDENT

On March 26, 2019, the Hiring Committee for the City of Black River Falls named Greg Rush as the new Street Superintendent for the City Street Department.  Rush has been employed with the Black River Falls Street Department since 2000.  Greg served as the department’s mechanic for 10 years and as a general laborer for the past 8 years.  He is a lifelong resident of Black River Falls and has extensive knowledge of the city’s infrastructure as well as Street Department operational and capital improvement needs.  Rush has built good working relationships with local contractors, Jackson County, and has been involved with projects at the state level.   The City’s Hiring Committee received 5 applications and interviewed 3 candidates for the position.  Rush will begin his tenure as Street Superintendent for the City of Black River Falls Street Department on April 1, 2019.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – PATROL OFFICER

Would you like to join our team? We are hiring full time and part time patrol officers and looking to establish an eligibility list! Please see below for the complete information.

FULL-TIME PATROL OFFICER

The City of Black River Falls Police Department is now accepting applications to fill a full-time Patrol Officer vacancy. The department will also be filling available part-time Patrol Officer positions and building a 12-month eligibility list.

Responsibilities include working in partnership with the community to prevent crime, solve problems, and enhance the quality of life of citizens. Duties include patrol, enforcing laws, maintaining public peace, and protection of life and property.

The City of Black River Falls Police Department offers competitive wages and an excellent benefit package.

To apply, please submit a cover letter specifying preference for full-time and/or part-time position, a resume, and a completed copy of a DJ-LE-330.

Deadline for applying is 4:00 p.m. on April 26, 2019. Applications can be submitted to: Chief of Police, Black River Falls Police Department, 101 S. 2nd Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615.

The City of Black River Falls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


ANNUAL CAR SHOW MAY 19TH

The Black River Falls Fire Department’s annual car show is set for Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Riverside Auto in Black River Falls, WI!

Come out and enjoy the incredible vehicles on display.

All proceeds go to support the Black River Falls Fire Department.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – CHIEF OF POLICE/CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR

The City of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, is accepting applications to fill the position of Chief of Police/Criminal Investigator.  The Chief of Police/Criminal Investigator is responsible for the administration, direction and coordination of the Police Department including a K-9 unit and a volunteer Community Service Officer program.  The City of Black River Falls has a population of 3,622 and  maintains 24 hour law enforcement coverage.

The Department
The Police Department has 7 full-time employees, 4 part-time employees, and 2 volunteers. Full-time staff includes the Chief of Police/Criminal Investigator, 5 full-time Patrol Officers, and an Administrative Assistant. The part-time staff includes 4 part-time Patrol Officers.  The volunteer staff includes 2 non-sworn Community Service Officers.

The 2019 Operating Budget for the department is set at $711,245.00.  The 2019 Capital Budget for the department is set at $32,550.

The Position
The Chief of Police/Criminal Investigator has administrative responsibility for effectively and efficiently planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, and managing operations, fleet maintenance, and all other activities of the Police Department.

The Chief is under the immediate supervision by the City Administrator, and subject to general direction from the Mayor, and Common Council.  A detailed position description is available at City Hall and on-line at blackriverfalls.us/forms.

The Chief is an exempt, non-represented employee. The normal work week is Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.  The Chief of Police/Criminal Investigator is also expected to attend the Committee of the Whole meeting held the third Wednesday of each month and other meetings as needed.  The position requires working varying hours as needed for law enforcement activities and other department business.

The position’s annual salary is initially established by the City of Black River Falls Hiring Committee and then annually established by the Common Council.  The starting annual salary for the position will be $60,000 – $68,640 depending on qualifications.

An excellent benefit package including health insurance coverage and retirement benefits under the Wisconsin Retirement System accompanies this position. Additional benefits and optional insurances are available.

Required Education, Experience and Certifications
The Chief must have a high school diploma and a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in police science or related field.  Preference will be given to an individual with additional post high school education and/or additional training or certifications in law enforcement and management/supervisory skills.

The successful candidate should have at least 10 years of full-time law enforcement service with at least 3 of those years serving in a supervisory position.

The ideal candidate for this position should also have a track record focused on strong public service, human relations, leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills. This professional, supervisory position must be able to lead the department to full performance capability and achieve high morale. Qualified candidates should possess the skills for writing grant application submissions & organizing people, projects and schedules on an ongoing basis.

The Recruitment Process
Interested applicants MUST submit the following items to the address noted below:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume, detailing qualifications for this position
  • A list of four (4) professional, work related references
  • A copy of most recent DJ-LE-330 form

A printable PDF version of the application can be found on the City’s website at blackriverfalls.us/forms.

The application form may also be obtained at City Hall located at 101 South Second Street or by contacting the City Administrator via email at city.admin@blackriverfalls.us.

The application deadline is end of business on Friday, March 22, 2019.    The application review process will begin on March 26, 2019 and will remain open until the position is filled.

Application materials should be placed in a sealed envelope, addressed as follows, and either mailed or hand-delivered by the deadline noted above to:

City of Black River Falls
Attention: Hiring Committee
101 South Second Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Electronic submissions are acceptable and may be forwarded to city.admin@blackriverfalls.us. However, applicants must still provide an original signature on the “Authorization / Consent to Release” statement on page 4 of the City of Black River Falls’ Employment Application. This page with original signature should either be mailed or hand delivered in a sealed envelope to the address above.

Applicant names are subject to release pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes, unless confidentiality is requested in writing. Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation, a physical examination, and a psychological evaluation to determine fitness for duty.

Additional questions on this position or on application procedures may be directed to City Administrator via email at city.admin@blackriverfalls.us or by phone at (715) 284-2315.