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.

Police Officer
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 professionals 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 Driver’s 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. Salaries based on a 12 hour shift. Yearly raises based on officer performance and council approval. 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 September 12, 2014. Applications received for this posting will be used as an eligibility list for the next six (6) months. Applicants may obtain an application packet at the Bastrop Police Department, located at 104 Grady Tuck Lane, Bastrop, Texas 78602, on-line here or by calling 512-332-8600. The City application and the Bastrop Police Department application (Personal History) must be completed in order to be considered for the position. EOE
Operator Water/Wastewater Department
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 $14.87/hr. + full benefits. (C licenses: $15.62/hr, B licenses: $16.40/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/email/hand delivery to Tanya Cantrell tcantrell@cityofbastrop.org (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.
Administrative Assistant BP&L Electric Department
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant in the Electric Department. Under the general supervision of the BP&L Director, the position performs administrative duties in supporting daily functions of the Bastrop Power and Light Department. Such duties include, but are not necessarily limited to typing, filing, production of various reports, data entry, scheduling and coordinating meetings, assisting in budget development, preparing agendas, schedules, memos, notices, and greeting the public. Applicant will do research on property deeds and record utility easements. Employees in this class exercise considerable discretion in matters of a sensitive and confidential nature, and are capable of resolving a wide range of non-routine issues and concerns that arise both internally and within the community. Able to perform work under charge with considerable latitude in independent judgment, with work reviewed by the Director according to results obtained. Performs related work as required. Requires a High school diploma or GED; supplemented by minimum of two years progressively responsible clerical experience. Salary $14.87/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. The position will remain open until filled. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical/drug/alcohol/criminal background screening. EOE.
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: Seasonal Maintenance Worker
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for a Seasonal Maintenance Worker in the Parks Department to work for a total of 384 hours/48 days this summer, Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scheduled work days during the week are subject to change, if the applicant shows aptitude for the work. This position requires considerable knowledge, skills, and abilities in the use of various types of manual, gas or electrically powered tools, equipment and machinery employed in the maintenance of the Parks. Work includes mowing, removing right-of-way overgrowth, trimming trees/brush, disposing of trash and debris as needed, maintenance of facilities, painting/mending fences. 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 or extreme weather conditions. Requires the ability to follow oral and/or written instructions. Applicant must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees and the public. The beginning salary is $10.57/hr. 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. An application and job description may be obtained from the Human Resource 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.
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 I
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for a Maintenance Worker I positions 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 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.