Employment Opportunities

THE CITY OF BASTROP ONLY ACCEPTS JOB APPLICATIONS FOR POSITIONS THAT ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN. JOB APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE TO BE CONSIDERED.

APPLICATIONS AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT 1311 CHESTNUT STREET OR CALL 512-332-8800 FOR INFORMATION.

CITY SECRETARY
City Secretary – Non-supervisory. Reports to City Manager. Seeking highly self-motivated candidates. Duties: coordinates, prepares, and distributes City Council agendas and electronic council packets; attends council meetings; prepares ordinances and resolutions; prepares certified agendas for executive sessions and council minutes for regular sessions; maintains records and proceedings of City Council; posts and publishes legal and meeting notices in accordance with state laws; takes minutes for various boards, answers phone, orders supplies, maintains equipment, and handles mail for Mayor and City Council offices; oversees administrative details of elections; oversees and responds to open records requests; conducts research and title searches; manages retention and storage of city records; and reviews and files newspaper articles and ads relating to the City. Education and Experience Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent and some college course work, plus two years of responsible professional experience in a public administrative office, preferably as a City Secretary in a Texas city, and certification as Municipal Clerk (CMC or MMC). Also requires Notary Public certification. Salary: Depends on qualifications and experience. Current Pay Range $51,397-$81,931, but compensation study in process, so range could increase. Open until May 11, 2015. Send applications/resumes to Katherine Ray, Ray Associates, Inc., 1304 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78701; or email to kray@rayassociates.com.
LIBRARY ASSOCIATE CIRCULATION SERVICES ASSISTANT
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for the position of Library Assistant/Circulation Services in the Library. Under the general supervision of the Library Supervisor-Tech Services/Circulation, this position provides circulation services at the Bastrop Public Library. Such duties include, but are not necessarily limited to, providing a variety of technical and clerical library services to the patrons of the City’s library, assisting the Children’s Librarian with assorted tasks, assists patrons in locating materials and utilizing equipment and resources, provides training and guidance to students and volunteers. Requires a high school diploma/GED, English/Spanish bi-lingual preferred. Salary: $12.48/hr. + full benefits. An application and job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, 1311 Chestnut Street or on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org. Submit application to Tanya Cantrell, P. O. Box 427, Bastrop, Texas 78602, tcantrell@cityofbastrop.org, Fax (512) 332-8819 or via hand delivery. The position will not be filled until June 8, 2015. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical/drug/alcohol/criminal background screening. EOE.
WATER/WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT OPERATOR
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for Operator in the Water/Wastewater Department. The position will be under the close supervision of the Chief Plant Operator; they assist in operation and maintenance of the City’s water wells, water treatment, storage systems, wastewater collection and treatment. Employees in this class also perform entry level work in monitoring, recording and reporting of information compiled by the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) monitoring computer system, and are responsible for attaining a class “C” operator certification in water and wastewater from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) within three years of hire. Position assists with calibration, trouble shooting and repair of electronic controls system as needed. Additional duties include collection and testing of water and wastewater samples to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies in the provision of clean and safe drinking water for the city. Performs water and wastewater related work as directed. These positions are under rotation for weekend and holiday duties, as well as emergency call outs. Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED; with vocational experience that demonstrates mechanical and numerical aptitude in a utility related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Employees in this class will work often in an outdoor environment and must have the physical ability to operate machinery, computers, hand tools and diverse safety equipment. Salary $15.17/hr. + full benefits. (C licenses: $15.93/hr, B licenses: $16.71/hr) An application and job description may be obtained from the Human Resource Department, 1311 Chestnut Street or on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org. Submit City application via fax/mail/hand delivery to Tanya Cantrell (332-8800), P. O. Box 427, Bastrop, Texas 78602. The position will remain open until filled. EOE Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical, drug/alcohol/criminal background screening prior to employment.
BP&L ELECTRIC FOREMAN
Bastrop Power & Light is accepting applications for an Electric Foreman. The position will be under the direction of the Director; performs skilled electrical and supervisory work in providing electrical services to the City. Employees in this class perform all aspects of work, and supervise apprentices and lineman under charge. Responsible for maintaining inventories and related records. Schedules work assignments, accompanies crews to job sites, and inspects and monitors the performance of all assigned work orders during and upon completion for conformance to established regulatory codes, policy, and procedure. Performs duties in a lead capacity in matters relating to issuing, dispatching, transmitting, and completion of connections/disconnections, service orders and customer service requests. Installs and/or replaces transformers, breaker boxes, meter loops, fuses, fuse holders, lightning arrestors, primary and neutral wires, guy wires etc. Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED; minimum eight (8) to ten (10) years experience in the field, to include experience and proficiency as a Class II Lineman; supervisory experience desired. Must have ability to obtain/maintain a valid Commercial Driver’s License. The starting salary is $22.42 /hr + full benefits. Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Department , 1311 Chestnut or on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical, criminal background check and drug/alcohol screening prior to employment. The position will remain open until filled. EOE.
PARKS MAINTENANCE WORKER I
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for a Maintenance Worker I position in the Parks Department. The beginning salary is $10.78/hr. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma, GED, or vocational training; supplemented by six (6) months of grounds maintenance equipment; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. This position requires a valid State of Texas driver’s license. This position requires considerable knowledge, skill, and abilities in the use of various types of manual, gas or electrically powered tools, equipment and machinery employed in the maintenance of municipal parks and grounds. Physical requirements of the job include frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, working in confined spaces and lifting and carrying of moderate (12-20 pounds) and/or in some instances heavy (20-50 pound) items and occasionally heavier (100 pound plus) items. This position requires exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as dirt, rain, poison ivy and oak, strong odors and/or smoke, exposure to dust or pollen, heat/cold or extreme weather conditions. This position requires the ability to follow oral and/or written instructions. This position also requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees and the public. An application and job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, 1311 Chestnut Street or on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org. The position will remain open until filled. EOE. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical/drug/alcohol/criminal background screening prior to employment.