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.

Public Works: Maintenance Worker II
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Worker II in the Public Works Department. Experience in Heavy equipment operation and in construction, repair and maintenance of City streets and roadways preferred. Street work includes repairing asphalt, finishing cement, and removing debris from drains and culverts. Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational training; supplemented by six (6) months of street maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Salary will start at $11.10/hr + full benefits. This position requires a valid State of Texas driver’s license. Physical requirements of the job include frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, working in confined spaces and lifting/carrying of moderate (12-20 pounds) and or in some instances heavy (20-50 pound) items and occasionally heavier (100 pounds plus). This position requires exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as dirt, rain, poison ivy and oak, strong odors and/or smoke, exposure to dust/pollen, heat/cold or extreme weather conditions. Applicant must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions, and be able 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, 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 and drug/alcohol and criminal background screening prior to employment.
Bastrop Power & Light: Electric Lineman Trainee
The CITY OF BASTROP is accepting applications for the position of Electric Lineman Trainee in the BP&L Department. This position is responsible for performing semi-skilled electrical work in a trainee capacity in performing and assisting in installation, disconnection, connection, maintenance and repair of the electric supply system. Salary will start at $14.17/hr + full benefits. Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. Must be willing to obtain a Class “A” CDL w/in six (6) months of employment. An application and job description may be obtained from the Human Resource Department, 1311 Chestnut or on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org. This position will remain open until filled. EOE Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical/drug/alcohol and criminal background screening prior to employment.
Convention Center: Facility Attendant
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for the position of Facility Attendant at the Convention Center. This position will perform custodial, general facility maintenance and the set up for events in the City’s 26,000 sq. ft Convention Center. Employees in this class exercise appropriate safety precautions in handling chemical agents to ensure personal, public, and personnel safety. Ability to work well with the public in a professional and courteous manner during events. Ability to read and interpret stage and seating diagrams. Assembles and disassembles portable stages, tables and seating arrangements. Applicant must have the ability to establish positive working relationships with City personnel, clients and the general public. Must have basic computer skills in word and outlook. Ability to work varied work schedules including long and irregular hours, nights, weekends, and holidays, if necessary; and ability to perform effectively in stressful situations. Salary will begin at $11.10/hr + full benefits. Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED and a valid Texas Driver’s license. An application and job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, 1311 Chestnut Street or on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org. Position open until filled. EOE. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical/drug/alcohol and criminal background screening prior to employment.
Parks Department: Maintenance Worker II
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for two (2) Maintenance Worker II positions in the Parks Department. The beginning salary is $11.10/hr. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma, GED, or vocational training; supplemented by twelve (12) 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.
Public Works Department: W/WW Systems Tech
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 $13.49/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.
Parks Department: Maintenance Worker I
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for a Maintenance Worker I position in the Parks Department. The beginning salary is $10.57/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.
Police Department: Police Officer (Updated 3.24.2014)
The BASTROP POLICE DEPARTMENT is accepting applications for Police Officer. Bastrop serves as the county seat and regional retail center of Bastrop County. Nestled in the beautiful Lost Pines region of central Texas twenty minutes from Austin, this highly progressive agency of talented professional’s offers highly competitive pay, benefits and job opportunities to dedicated individuals possessing exceptional character, integrity, competence and compassion. All applicants must possess a current Texas Peace Officer Certification issued by TCOLE and a valid Texas Drivers License, and be able to pass a thorough background investigation, psychological, physical exam and a drug and alcohol screen. Starting salary: Basic Certificate $45,256, Intermediate Certificate $47,521 & Advanced $49,901 (Based on 12 hour shift). Yearly raises based on officer performance and council approval. Officers work 12 hour shifts. Retirement with TMRS is at 6% 2:1 City match. Officers are allowed to work overtime and extra security as needed. All equipment including uniform, leather gear, weapon, and boots are provided by the City. The position will remain open until filled. However, the deadline for the first round of application reviews will be April 18, 2014. Applicants may obtain an application packet at the Bastrop Police Department, located at 104 Grady Tuck Lane, Bastrop, Texas 78602, on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org or by calling 512-332-8600. EOE