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.

FINANCE SPECIALIST II
The CITY OF BASTROP is accepting applications for the position of Finance Specialist II. This position is responsible for payroll processing and performing extensive data entry duties, generating reports, and for applying acute attention to detail concerning facts and numerical figures. Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED; supplemented by (2) years of progressively responsible payroll processing experience. Position responsibilities will also include processing all employee benefit payments, processing and reconciling employee related insurance, bank reconciliation, processing cash collections, invoicing outside agencies, quarterly P/R reporting, filing and other related duties as assigned. Person selected must be proficient in computers and able to use Microsoft Word and Excel. Salary will start at $33,134/$15.93/hr. + Full benefits. An application may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, 1311 Chestnut Street or on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org. Position open until filled. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to drug/alcohol and criminal background screening. EOE
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.
MAIN STREET PROGRAM DIRECTOR
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 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
CHIEF PLANT OPERATOR W/WW
The City of Bastrop is seeking applicants for immediate employment as Chief Plant Operator in the Water and Wastewater Department. This is a supervisory position and requires considerable experience in collection and treatment of wastewater, operating water wells, pumping and storage of drinking water, and maintenance of related equipment. The applicant has to be able to operate and maintain the City’s W/WW SCADA System. As Supervisor schedule activities and evaluate performance of the Operation W/WW Crew. Manage budget expenditures related to the operation of this Department. The successful applicant will be skilled in writing, preparing and interpreting reports, lab data and technical information related to the water and wastewater field. The position requires TCEQ certification of level “B” in both groundwater and wastewater operation, or the ability to obtain within 18 months both licenses. This is a non-exempt position with wages starting at $44,408 annually + certification pay, DOQ. Generous benefits such as employee insurance (medical and dental), vacation, sick leave, training with pay, and uniforms are provided. The position will remain open until filled. Please submit an application and resume to Tanya Cantrell, City of Bastrop, P. O. Box 427, Bastrop, Texas 78602, or email those documents to tcantrell@cityofbastrop.org. Fax 512-332-8819. The City of Bastrop is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical/drug/alcohol/criminal background screening prior to employment.
W/WW SYSTEMS TECH CREW LEADER
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.