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.

W/WW SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for a Water/Wastewater Systems Technician. The position will be under the close supervision of the Utility Field Superintendent and Systems Tech Crew Leader; performs repair and installation of water and wastewater lines, valves, fire hydrants, lift stations and mains for the City’s water distribution and the wastewater collection Departments. Qualified applicants must have experience operating heavy equipment. This position is labor intensive and requires use of hand tools, shovels, picks, etc. Work is performed in adverse weather conditions such as extreme heat, cold and rainy conditions. Respond to call outs for water leaks and use of the jet machine to clear blocked sewer lines. Performs water and wastewater related work as directed. This position is under rotation for on call duties, as well as emergency call outs. Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED and be responsible for attaining certifications class “C” in water Distribution and level “II” in wastewater collection from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) within two years of hire. The starting salary is $13.76/hr + full benefits. Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, 1311Chestnut Street 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.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Senior Management position; reports directly to the City Manager; responsible for administration of all finance functions for the city: supervision of finance department personnel, preparation of operating and capital budgets for all city functions, preparation of annual and other financial reports, management of investments and banking relations, purchasing, utility billing and customer service, ad valorem tax, mixed beverage tax, fixed asset inventory system, debt management, payroll, and filing various federal and state tax reports. Minimum of 7 years’ management experience in financial administration, with at least 3 with a governmental entity at executive management level or similar leadership role. Must have outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, strong customer service orientation, and conservative fiscal approach. Requires thorough knowledge of all aspects of financial and governmental (fund) accounting practices and principles; local, state and federal tax laws as they pertain to payroll, issuance of debt, payment of vendors, sales tax, hotel occupancy tax, mixed beverage tax, and ad valorem tax; state investment laws, types of investments and investment portfolio management; types of debt issuance for municipal governments and prudent debt management practices; and state and local purchasing laws and prudent purchasing practices. Ability to manage, coach and mentor employees; to provide broader management of municipal operations, coordinating among various departments; to calculate the cost of providing electric, water and wastewater services and set rates; to communicate effectively with co-workers, financial advisors, elected officials, and the public; to understand and negotiate contracts for goods and services; and willingness to learn and adapt to a deregulated electric market. Requires: Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Business Management, Accounting, Finance or related field; CPA and GFOA certification preferred. Salary DOQ + full benefits. Please submit resume and salary requirements to Tanya Cantrell, Human Resource Department, tcantrell@cityofbastrop.org, P. O. Box 427, Bastrop, Texas 78602 or call (512) 332-8800 for more information. Must complete City of Bastrop application form. Profile of job and city plus application form available at www.cityofbastrop.org. Open until filled. Offer of employment subject to a physical/drug & alcohol screening and criminal background check. EOE.
IT TECHNICIAN
The position will be under the administrative direction of the Information Technology Director and will be responsible for providing constant technical support for all City departments computer systems. Ideal candidate must have outstanding interpersonal skills with a strong customer service orientation. Employees in this class perform a variety of administrative and complex technical work in the development, installation and maintenance of information technology systems. Candidate must have knowledge of computer networks, personal computers, client/server architecture, web development, technology training and other enterprise-wide technology applications. Works closely with the Director of IT, city staff and division Directors and has frequent contact with other public and private entities. Position will also be responsible for providing content and developing the Public Education Government Channel (PEG). Requires a High School degree/GED with at least two years of experience in a Windows PC and Windows Server environment or an equivalent education in computer operations. Must also have the ability to obtain an A+Certification / Network + Certification. Salary DOQ + full benefits. Please submit resume and city application to Tanya Cantrell, Human Resource Department, 1311 Chestnut/P. O. Box 427, Bastrop, Texas 78602 or fax 512-332-8819 Please call (512) 332-8812 for more information. On-line application available at www.cityofbastrop.org and can be emailed to tcantrell@cityofbastrop.org. Position will remain open until filled. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical/drug/alcohol screening and a criminal background check. 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.