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Job applications, forms, and job descriptions may be obtained in person from City Hall located at 1311 Chestnut Street or Call (512) 332-8800. You can also email us at HR@CITYOFBASTROP.ORG.
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The Bastrop Police Department, is accepting applications for Police Officer from dedicated individuals possessing exceptional character, integrity, competence and compassion.
The City of Bastrop, nestled in the beautiful Lost Pines Region of Central Texas and just twenty minutes from Austin, serves as the county seat and regional retail center of Bastrop County. As part of a growing community, the Bastrop Police Department recognizes that public safety is paramount and our commitment and safety to the citizens of Bastrop will always remain our top priority. The Department strives to continue to provide the top level of service the citizens deserve by placing an emphasis on quality law enforcement, crime prevention and community policing. In planning for the future, the highly progressive Department also recognizes that enhancements in communications, technology and training are inevitable priorities.
The Department, an authorized strength of 24 sworn peace officers plus additional non-sworn personnel, offers highly competitive pay, a full benefit package and job opportunities to individuals looking to join this dynamic team.
Qualifications: To be eligible for consideration, applicants must possess the following:
Current Texas Peace Officer Certification issued by TCOLE
Valid Texas Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record
Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation, psychological, physical exam, and a drug and alcohol screen.
Starting Salary: Police Officer (less than 5 years’ experience) $50,952
Senior Officer (5+ years’ experience) $56,128
Certification Pay: Intermediate: $600/yr.; Advanced: $1,200/yr.; Master: $1,800/yr.
Yearly Raises: Based on officer performance and City Council approval.
Work Schedule: 12-hour shifts. Officers are allowed to work overtime and extra security as needed.
Longevity Bonus: paid $5,000 at 3 year anniversary; additional $5,000 at 6 year anniversary
Retirement: Texas Municipal Retirement System is at 6% 2:1 City match.
Equipment: All equipment including uniform, leather gear, weapon, and boots are provided by the City.
Applicants may obtain an application and personal history statement at the Bastrop Police Department, 104 Grady Tuck Lane, Bastrop, Texas 78602, on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org, or by calling 512-332-8600. The first review of applications will take place on Monday, October 22, 2018.
Position will remain open until filled. EOE
Job Type: Full Time Starting Salary: $51,646, DOQ
Department: Planning & Development Benefits: Full
Want to be a part of an exceptional team that makes a difference in the everyday life of the Citizens of Bastrop? The City of Bastrop is looking for people that are driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged, and are committed to public service to fill the position of Planner in the Planning & Development Department. Our champion employees are a driving factor for ensuring the City of Bastrop maintains its authentic Bastrop with small town charm and big city amenities.
Under general supervision, the Planner is responsible for research, analysis, review, and reporting matters relating to growth, development, redevelopment, revitalization, and the physical organization of the community. Depending on area assignment, the focus of an individual planner may include the review of development and zoning requests, demographics, records management, long range planning, development review, downtown planning and/or various historical preservation activities.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This is the journey-level classification in the Planner series that follows diversified procedures and implements processes to accomplish end results, within guidelines. Immediate supervision is available upon request. This class is distinguished from Planner, Senior in that the latter is a higher-level class in the series that performs more complex technical, investigative, and supervisory duties requiring a higher level of knowledge and skill.
There are a lot of exciting opportunities and great things happening at the City of Bastrop. For instance, the City is currently planning for and managing the growth, development, and redevelopment to maintain Bastrop’s authentic feel and character by:
Updating Zoning and Sign Ordinances (Phase 1 – Code Update) to be fiscal sustainable and geographically sensitive and in alignment with the Comprehensive Plan.
Update technical criteria manual (Phase 2 – Code Update) including construction standards, review and modifications to subdivision ordinance and development process to align with updated development codes and Comprehensive Plan.
Developing an Annexation plan and corresponding Development Plan.
Adopt an Interlocal Agreement that establishes development standards for the City’s ETJ in partnership with Bastrop County.
The city is also improving mobility for all modes of transit to integrate the community through connectivity by:
Completing gaps in residential sidewalks for traffic safety in the downtown corridor (Comp Plan 6.2).
Completing the downtown trail expansion in partnership with Bastrop Economic Development Corporation. – CIP Quality of Life Project (Comp Plan 7.1.3, 8.2.2).
Complete trail to Bastrop State Park and partner with TxDOT to ensure safe pedestrian crossing at SH 95 & Loop 150. – CIP Quality of Life Project.
Address mobility challenges on the west side of the river on the north and south sides of SH 71. (Comp Plan 6.2.4).
This position can be a part of it all by:
Multiple Assignments will include:
Typical Decisions: The incumbent prepares the final draft of reports, studies, plans, and other team assignments. The incumbent makes recommendations to the department or division head on team assignments.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices planning, historic preservation, or neighborhood engagement; Federal and State law; municipal government organization and functions; and legal terminology related to development documents.
Skill in: Communicating clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing, in both formal and informal settings; preparing a wide range of written materials that communicate effectively to various audiences; operating a computer, standard software, and some specialized software; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Geography, Community Development, Historic Preservation Architecture, or related field.
Experience: Two (2) years of experience in urban planning, neighborhood engagement, or historical preservation. Membership in AICP desired.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements
Licenses and Certifications: Valid Class C Texas driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
Must be able to work after hours occasionally for meetings or during emergency situations as required.
If you would like to be a part of this team, an application may be obtained on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org or from the Human Resources Department located at 1311 Chestnut Street. The complete job description is also available from the Human Resources Department. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical/drug/alcohol and criminal background screening prior to employment. Submit completed applications to:
U.S. Mail or in person:
City of Bastrop
1311 Chestnut/P.O. Box 427
Bastrop, Texas 78602
Position will remain open until filled. EOE
Job Type: Full Time Starting Salary: $50,154 or DOQ
Department: Engineering & Development Benefits: Full
Want to be a part of an exceptional team that makes a difference in the everyday life of the Citizens of Bastrop? The City of Bastrop is looking for people that are driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged and are committed to public service to fill the position of Building Inspector in the Engineering & Development Department. Our champion employees are a driving factor for ensuring the City of Bastrop maintains its authentic Bastrop with exceptional small town charm and big city amenities.
Under general supervision of the Building Official, this position is responsible for conducting on-site field inspections to ensure that new construction and existing properties are in compliance with applicable codes. Plans detailed methods to attain desired objectives working within established policy. Methods require use of initiatives and resourcefulness in developing processes and procedures. Inspections are conducted independently, but in accordance with department regulations and established technical standards.
The incumbent determines if residential construction and existing properties are in compliance with applicable building codes and ordinances.
Minimum Qualifications for Building Inspector:
Knowledge of: National, regional, and City building codes and ordinances.
Skill in: Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing.
Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Experience: As least one (1) year of experience, two (2) preferred in conducting inspections of construction projects.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.
Licenses and Certifications: A valid Texas Class C driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. Certification as an ICC Residential Combination Inspector and Commercial Combination Building Inspector or the ability to obtain within one year of hire.
Minimum Qualifications for Building Inspector, Senior:
Experience: Three (3) years of experience completing inspections of construction projects.
Licenses and Certifications: Texas Class C driver’s license. ICC Residential and Commercial Building Inspector certification. ICC Residential Energy Inspector certification.
If you would like to be a part of this team, an application may be obtained on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org or from the Human Resources Department located at 1311 Chestnut Street. The complete job description is also available from the Human Resources Department. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a Physical/drug/alcohol and criminal background screening prior to employment. Submit completed applications to:
Job Type: Full Time Starting Salary: $13.86/hourly
Department: Public Works Benefits: Full
The City of Bastrop is looking for people driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged and are committed to public service to fill the position of Maintenance Worker II in the Public Works Department. Our champion employees are a driving factor for ensuring the City of Bastrop maintains its exceptional small town charm with big city amenities.
Under general supervision of the Utility Field Superintendent, position is responsible for performing skilled operations of light to medium heavy equipment used in the construction, repair and maintenance of City streets, sidewalks, curbs, driveways, alleys, roadways and drainage systems. Position provides support in other Public Works functions such as maintenance of City right of way’s, installation of manhole covers, debris/brush removal and special events as directed.
Must be 18 years of age.
Valid Texas Class “B” Commercial Driver license or the ability to obtain within 6 months of employment
Must have and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout employment.
Required to remain available for immediate call-in to any natural or man-made disaster, as directed by the City Manager.
Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical/drug/alcohol/criminal background screening prior to employment.
Education and Experience
High School diploma or GED; supplemented by six (6) months of work experience associated with street maintenance.
Or, equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Monday – Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm.
Must be available for weekends or night call-outs when necessary.
Essential Job Functions
Essential Physical Requirements
Includes but not limited to:
An application and job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department located at 1311 Chestnut Street or on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org.
Submit completed applications to:
Position will remain open until filled. EOE.
Job Type: Full Time Starting Salary: $59,696 (Updated)
Department: Water & Wastewater Benefits: Full
The City of Bastrop is looking for people driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged and are committed to public service to fill the position of Superintendent in the Water/Wastewater Department. Our champion employees are a driving factor for ensuring the City of Bastrop maintains its exceptional small town charm with big city amenities.
Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Public Works/Utilities, Oversees the daily operation and maintenance of water production, treatment, as well as wastewater, treatment, and disposal processes. Reviews, monitors, and develops procedures to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulatory practices; participates in reviewing and planning the city’s infrastructure development; supervises department staff, including assigning and reviewing work, completing performance reviews, instructing employees, and executing personnel actions; ensures employees receive appropriate certification and safety training; develops cost projections for budget status; provides technical assistance in water/wastewater projects; and participates in departmental activities with engineers, consultants, developers, and citizens. Responsibilities include implementation, preparation, review, and approval of work orders, purchase orders, plans, drawings, and various regulatory records and reports. Functions in a lead capacity as directed. Performs related work as directed.
Monday – Friday, 7:00am to 4:00pm.
Education and Experience:
Maintain a valid Texas Class “C” driver’s license throughout employment with the City with an acceptable driving record.
Essential Job Functions:
Coordinates and assigns daily work orders for maintenance and repair personnel.
Essential Physical Requirements:
An application may be obtained on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org or from the Human Resources Department located at 1311 Chestnut Street.
The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for a Plant Operator position in the Water/Wastewater Department. This position will be under the close supervision of the Chief Plant Operator. Position assists 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. Applicants selected for this position will be required to attain 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. Position is 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 in an outdoor environment and must have the physical ability to operate machinery, computers, hand tools and diverse safety equipment. Must have a valid Texas Driver License. Salary $16.02/hr. + 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 Human Resources, 1311 Chestnut/P. O. Box 427, Bastrop, Texas 78602; or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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