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The PCSC will administer exams for future vacancies on the Morgantown Police Department.


- Be at least 18 years old and not more than 40 years of age at time of application.

- Have a high school diploma or GED.

- Be a citizen of the U.S.

- Pay a $25.00 application fee.

- Establish and maintain a permanent residence.

- Within a 15 nautical radius of 300 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV.

- Successfully complete and pass various mandatory examinations.

- Veterans: preference points will be awarded per WV Code 6-13-1.

Application may be obtained at the Finance Department, 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505, for exam on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Completed applications must be postmarked and retured to City Clerk's Office, 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505 by 5pm on Thursday, July 3, 2014. The $25.00 fee must be paid when picking up the application. If you have any questions, please call (304)284-7439.




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Commercial Insurance Services is holding two seminars, one on May 19th in Beckley and  another on May 21st in Clarksburg.
The seminars will cover several topics important to city government such as law enforcement, employment practices, other liability issues, automobile and risk
Further information to follow.

Police Chief for City of Huntington, WV. Requires individual with extensive background in law enforcement, demonstrated leadership and management ability. Proven track record of collaboration with community leaders and regional, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration or related field, including previous command experience; master’s degree preferable. Responsible for administering Department budget of 13.1 million and providing direction for 111 sworn and 15 civilian personnel. Salary negotiable. Valid driver’s license.

The Huntington Police Department was named the Law Enforcement Agency of the Year for 2011 and 2012 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia and is in the self-assessment phase of obtaining national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

The City of Huntington is located along the banks of the Ohio River, spanning approximately 18 square miles and has a population of 49,160 with culturally and economically diverse residents. Home to Marshall University, Huntington is a thriving metropolitan area within easy driving distance to any other small towns and rural communities. Its size and location within the Tri- State make it the industrial and economic center of southern West Virginia and a medical, commercial, educational and cultural hub.

Send resume to: HR Director, P. O. Box 1659, Huntington, WV, 25717, by 05-16-14. EOE/M/F/H

The City of Bluefield, West Virginia (Mercer County), population 10,447, with an annual budget of $7.5 million, and 130 employees is seeking an energetic, innovative professional for the position of City Manager. This is a city manager form of government with council consisting of 5 members that are elected to four year terms. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required with an MBA or MPA preferred. The successful candidate must possess a minimum of 5 years experience in public administration at the executive level or similar corporate managerial experience; a strong budgetary background; negotiating skills; a proven ability to manage and supervise people, organize community needs and work with outside state, federal and local agencies, develop economic and strategic plans for the City and other matters including land use planning, zoning regulations and public works. The successful candidate will establish permanent residency within corporate limits within six (6) months of date of hire.

Send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to City Clerk, P. O. Box 4100, Bluefield, WV 24701, or email

Closing date for receipt of letters of interest and supporting documentation is March 31, 2014.
The City of Bluefield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The WV Ethics Commission issued the following Advisory Opinions at its February 6, 2014 meeting:
AO 2013-61
AO 2014-01
AO 2014-02
AO 2014-03
AO 2014-04
SBAO 2014-01

Please note that these opinions are also available on the Ethics Commission website at

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Information for municipal governments from the IRS. Call if you have questions.

NerdWallet considers cost of living, education, and economic growth

San Francisco, CA - NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, conducted a study on the best towns in West Virginia for young families, and Bridgeport topped the list.

To find the best places for future parents and young families to settle down, NerdWallet analyzed data from 36 towns in the Mountain State according to five criteria:

1. Public school ratings
2. Median home value
3. Cost of homeownership
4. Median income
5. Economic growth

The WV Ethics Commission Issued the following Advisory Opinions at its October 3, 2013 meeting.

  • AO 2013-29
  • AO 2013-41
  • AO 2013-42
  • AO 2013-43
  • AO 2013-47
  • AO 2013-48
  • Open Meetings Opinion 2013-03
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