Employment Opportunities



The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for Systems Technician Crew Leader. The position will be under the close supervision of the Utility Field Superintendent; performs repair and installation tasks for the City’s water distribution and wastewater collections systems. Qualified applicants must have experience operating heavy equipment for installation and construction of water/sewer lines, lift stations, mains and manholes. Position requires the ability to locate problems and performs repairs for leaks, line breaks, and faulty components. Restores interrupted services. 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. Salary DOQ + 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.
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for a Utility Field Superintendent in the Public Works Department. This position will be under the direction of the Director of Public Works and Utilities, is responsible for operating medium to heavy equipment in the construction, repair and maintenance of City streets and roadways. Street work includes building roads, sidewalks, curbs, and installing drainage systems. Employees in this class must have the ability to function in a lead capacity and perform the duties of the Director of Public Works and Utilities in his/her absence as needed. Position will also provide support in other public works functions, such as installation of water and wastewater lines and manhole covers, as needed. Position inspects and monitors the performance of all assigned work orders during and upon completion for conformance to established goals and objectives of the department. Operates a variety of standard and specialized light and heavy equipment in the performance of duties, i.e., asphalt machines, heavy trucks, backhoes, graders. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide; establish grades and elevations; utilize principles of geometry; calculate decimals and percentages. Computer literate. High school diploma or GED; supplemented by minimum three (3) to five (5) years previous experience in the field. Requires the ability to obtain and maintain a valid class “B” Driver’s license. Salary Range $57,389-- $82,954 DOQ + full benefits. An application and job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department at 1311 Chestnut Street or on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org. Submit application to Tanya Cantrell (332-8812) tcantrell@cityofbastrop.org, 1311 Chestnut/P. O. Box 427, Bastrop, Texas 78602 or fax to 512-332-8819. Position will remain open until filled. The City of Bastrop is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical/drug/alcohol and criminal background screening prior to employment.
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for the position of a Bastrop Main Street Program Director with skills to build partnerships with various community groups to achieve consensus for economic growth and historic preservation in a unique downtown and to manage an ongoing team of over 50 volunteers toward City Manager and Advisory Board established goals Under the direction of the City Manager, the Director will perform a variety of duties associated with the continued commercial revitalization of the historic downtown business district. Working in collaboration with the appropriate officials and advisory bodies, the candidate is responsible for analysis, synthesis, development, coordination, and implementation of revitalization strategies and recommendations to achieve the City’s goals for economic development and historic preservation of the downtown business district. Candidate must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, collaborative, well organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment. Must be able to direct volunteers to accomplish goals set annually. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in the area of Business, Public Administration, Economic Development, Planning, or a related field and at least two years of experience working in a municipal Main Street or other economic development program. Salary DOQ. The Bastrop Main Street Program, in its first seven years, saw over $23 million in public and private reinvestment in downtown properties, with 63 net new businesses started and over 160 new jobs created. This successful program positions the community to grow as a destination and still retain its historical relevance in the state. The program Director ? Leads the economic revitalization and historic preservation efforts downtown ? Manages the tasks of over 50 volunteers ? Manages an annual operating budget of approximately $120,000 ? Develops marketing/promotional activities and materials to support the program The Bastrop Main Street Program was recently named one of 10 semifinalists for the Great American Main Street Award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and consistently wins top honors at the state level. Please submit letter of interest, resume, City application, six (6) references, and salary requirements to Tanya Cantrell, Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 427, Bastrop, Texas 78602, tcantrell@cityofbastrop.org or call (512) 332-8812 for more information. Position will remain open until filled. EOE
The Bastrop Fire Department was established in 1894. It has always been staffed by an all-volunteer force. The time has come to hire the first paid fire chief. The new chief will be responsible for this transition. The fire chief performs administrative duties required to direct, plan and organize the fire department operations. This position will also be responsible for fire inspections throughout the City. Supervision Received: Works under the general guidance and direction of the Public Safety Director. Supervision Exercised: Directly supervises all officers and firefighters with the assistance from subordinate officers. Compensation: TMRS 6%, 2-1 match, Employee health insurance paid, vision and dental, long term disability paid by the City, 13 paid holidays, take home vehicle provided, salary range $75,358-$108,908. This position will be salaried and non-exempt. Must live within 15 minute response time of the City within 90 days of hire date. FIRE CHIEF Reporting to the Director of Public Safety, the Fire Chief performs a variety of technical, administrative and managerial work in planning, organizing, directing and implementing fire prevention, suppression and emergency medical services to prevent or minimize the loss of life and property by fire and emergency medical conditions with a workforce comprised of all volunteers. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Organizes, plans, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates Fire Department operations utilizing an all volunteer force of Fire Fighters. Establishes policies and procedures for Fire Department volunteers and operations. Plans and implements fire activities, programs, and operations to better carry out the city’s policies and goals, focusing on volunteer recruitment and training. Reviews departmental performance and effectiveness; formulates programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies. Develops budget plans, projections, and justifications for annual budget for the Fire Department to present to the Director of Public Safety; directs the implementation of the department’s approved budget, controlling expenditures to stay within budget. Researches equipment needs, specifications, and costs; prepares and approves purchase orders and bid specifications with the approval of the Director of Public Safety. Plans departmental operations with respect to equipment, apparatus, and personnel; and supervises the implementation of such plans. Responds to alarms and directs activities at the scene of major emergencies, as required. Oversees the inspection of buildings and other properties for fire hazards and enforces fire prevention ordinances. Supervises the operation of departmental in-service training activities and encourages and assists uncertified volunteers in getting proper training to become certified Firefighters Interacts and consults with Director of Public Safety regarding overall management, staff motivation, staff morale, and policy development and implementation; cooperates and coordinates with other city department heads. Handles disciplinary issues with volunteers, ensures appropriate conduct and behavior of volunteers to achieve program and service goals while monitoring safety and personnel issues. Meets with individuals, community groups, and leaders to determine needs and issues of the community. Elicits respect and trust through actions and leads by example. Complies with all written department and city policies and procedures. Develops strategic long-range plans to determine goals and objectives for the department. Develops, oversees, and implements new and innovative programs and services that emphasize creative problem solving in development of a volunteer workforce. Reviews proposed development and building plans with developers, builders, engineers and architects to develop strategies to meet all fire safety codes and monitors expansion of service provision. Attends City Council meetings to respond to officials and citizen concerns or to monitor direction of City Council policies and procedures. Prepares and submits monthly reports to the Director of Public Safety regarding the department’s activities and prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate, including an annual report of activities. Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field and maintain certifications. Represents the city Fire Department in a variety of local, county, state and other meetings. May serve as a member of an employee committee. OTHER IMPORTANT DUTIES: Travels to respond to calls for service and to attend meetings, conferences, and training. Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential. Performs other related duties as assigned. Able to work overtime, nonstandard hours, weekends and holidays as required to complete work assignments. (Note: The examples of essential functions as listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.) REQUIREMENTS A. Training and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field (preferred), and at least ten (10) years’ firefighting field experience, five (5) of which were at a senior management or command level with a volunteer force; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification or eligibility for certification as an Intermediate Firefighter by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. Additional certification as Fire Officer 2 and Instructor 2 preferred. Completion of Head of Department Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection within 120 days of appointment. Must be fire inspector certified within one year. EMT-B certified within one year Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, psychological exam, criminal background and MVR check. Must possess State of Texas Class B driver’s license. Must have IC 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, & 800 B. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of administration, management, and oversight of a municipal fire department that is comprised of volunteer Fire Fighters. Knowledge of Federal, National, State and City Fire Codes and ordinances. Knowledge of fire prevention, suppression, and education methods, practices, and procedures for a variety of fire, hazardous materials responses, emergency management systems, emergency medical services and rescue operations. Knowledge of budget projection, development, management and justification practices and procedures. Knowledge of City policies and procedures. Proficiency in the use of computers and related equipment, hardware and software for development and tracking of fire safety, sprinkler systems inspections, annual reviews, and noncompliance issues. Skill in effective oral and written communications. Skill in conducting inspections and investigations and enforcing fire codes and regulations. Skill in responding to and managing emergencies and incidents. Skill in planning, developing and implementing department procedures and objectives for a volunteer department. Skill in effectively developing, organizing, leading, supervising, and delegating duties to volunteers. Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns. Prefer skill in instructing volunteers to obtain Basic certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. C. Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements: Work is performed in an office and field environment. May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry, and vision to monitor. May be subject to exposure to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, hazardous chemicals and toxic substances, air and water borne pathogens, infectious diseases, and extreme heat. May be subject to wearing and functioning for extended periods of time in full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus. May be subject to bending, reaching, kneeling, climbing ladders, operating firefighting equipment, walking over rough unstable terrain, entering burning and smoke filled buildings, and lifting and carrying individuals when responding to emergency rescues and fires. May be exposed to hostile, angry, or emotional citizens and business owners. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Selection Guidelines: Applicant must submit a resume, City of Bastrop application and a complete personal history statement (along with all required documents). The application and personal history statement can be found on the City of Bastrop website click here. Applicant must also provide a criminal history and a Type AR driving record from the Texas Department of Public Safety. ALL documents must be provided and turned in as one complete packet. Failure to turn all documents in at once may result in automatic disqualification. A background check, psychological exam, drug and alcohol screening and pre-employment medical examination will be required for the chosen candidate. Appointee will be on a 6 month probationary period. The application packet will be submitted to Tanya Cantrell, HR Director, at P. O. Box 427, Bastrop, TX 78602. Mark “Fire Chief” on the outside. For general questions about the application process contact Tanya Cantrell. For detailed questions about the fire chief position contact Steve Adcock, Public Safety Director, at 512-332-8600 Deadline: The application process will be open until filled. However, the first round of application reviews will be November 13th.
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for the position of Building Custodian. This position will perform custodial work and general facility maintenance for the City’s buildings. Salary will begin at $10.78/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.
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.