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The City of Bastrop ONLY accepts job applications for positions that are officially open. Applications must be returned prior to the closing date to be considered.

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 Code Compliance/Animal Control 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 to the safety of 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 code and animal control enforcement.  In planning for the future, the highly progressive Department also recognizes that enhancements in communications, technology and training are inevitable priorities.

    Essential Functions as Animal Control Officer:

    •    Patrols the city of Bastrop to identify and eliminate animal nuisances.

    •    Responds to and resolves customer complaints in the following areas: animal nuisance, city code violations, animal                    welfare, rabies control, and dangerous animals.

    •    Impounds and transports stray and other animals, including those who are sick, injured or potentially dangerous.

    •    Investigates animal bites and potential rabies exposures.

    •    Responds to observed or reported emergency situations and ordinance violations as well as after-hours emergencies.

    •    Writes reports and records data on appropriate logs/forms; maintains up-to-date records and files.

    •    Issues citations/verbal warnings/public relations.

    •    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Secondary Functions as Code Enforcement Officer:

    •    Enforces zoning regulations, identifies violations, notifies owners and verifies compliance or non-compliance.

    •    Enforces lot clearing ordinances, locate overgrown or debris-ridden lots, estimates amount of trash, and calculates                    square footage to be mowed; documents findings and coordinates with owners or private contractors hired by the city          to  clear land.

    •    Investigates illegal dumping and the accumulation of trash used materials and abandoned or inoperative vehicles.

    •    Professionally represents the City of Bastrop. Maintains a level of understanding of concerns of citizens, and                               effectively deals with the public to gain their cooperation in resolving violations

    •    Organizes and maintains a caseload through our reports management system.

    Qualifications:  To be eligible for consideration, applicants must possess the following:

    • Valid Texas Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record

    • Ability to obtain certification from the Texas Animal Control Association within 6 months of hire.

    • Ability to obtain certification as a Registered Code Compliance Officer in the State of Texas within one (1) year of hire.

    • Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation, physical exam, and a drug and alcohol screening. 

    Starting Salary: DOQ, Salary Range $38,542/yr or $18.53/hr -- $55,819  or $26.84/hr.

    Yearly Raises:  Based on performance and City Council approval.

    Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Retirement:   Texas Municipal Retirement System is at 6% 2:1 City match.

    Equipment:  All equipment including uniforms, boots/shoes, and vehicle are provided by the City. 

    Applicants may obtain an application and personal history statement 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.  This position will remain open until filled.  EOE.

  • 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. 

    Position Summary

    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.

    Position Requirements

    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.

    Work Schedule

    Monday – Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm.

    Must be available for weekends or night call-outs when necessary.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Repairs streets, roadways, sidewalks and related areas due to potholes, damaged walkways, and City construction activities.Work includes repairing asphalt and finishing cement.
    • Maintains streets and roadways to include operating street sweepers, cleaning debris from drains and culverts, trimming overgrowth, replacing traffic signs, repairing fences.
    • Maintains records concerning work orders, vehicle and equipment maintenance, inventory, etc.
     
    • Under guidance of Public Works Foreman/Superintendent/Director ensures proper placement of traffic control devices, signs, and caution indicators per work site.
    • Provides support in other Public Works functions such as special events
    • Performs maintenance of City right of way’s and debris/brush removal, as needed including operating various types of hand and manual, gas or electrically powered tools such as push mower, weed eater, chain saw, etc.
    • Attend weekly safety meetings according to department policy.
    • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees and the public.
    • Perform other related work as directed.
    • Required to remain available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man-made disaster, as directed by the City Manager.

    Essential Physical Requirements

    Includes but not limited to:

    • Frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, working in confined spaces.
    • 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.
    • Exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as dirt, rain, poison ivy and oak, strong odors and/or smoke, dust or pollen.
    • Exposure to extreme heat/cold or extreme weather conditions.

    Applying

    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:

    Human Resources

    1311 Chestnut/P.O. Box 427

    Bastrop, Texas 78602

    email: hr@cityofbastrop.org

    Fax: 512-332-8819

    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. 

    Position Summary:

    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.

    Work Schedule:

    Monday – Friday, 7:00am to 4:00pm.

    Must be available for weekends or night call-outs when necessary.

    Education and Experience:

    • High School diploma or GED equivalent.  Certified Project Manager preferred.
    • Seven years progressively responsible experience in Water & Wastewater operations and management (five years with a Bachelor’s degree).
    • A “B” level certification for both water (surface) and wastewater treatment or must obtain within twelve months of employment.
    • Required to complete all Incident Command Trainings.

    Position Requirements:

    Maintain a valid Texas Class “C” driver’s license throughout employment with the City with an acceptable driving record. 

    Knowledge of:

    • Thorough knowledge of water and wastewater plants and operation methods and procedures, and safety characteristics of chemicals used in the processes. 
    • Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and municipal laws and regulations relating to water/wastewater treatment, distribution, and collection.
    • Thorough knowledge of plant safety precautions, and occupational hazards associated with water/wastewater treatment operations.
    • Thorough knowledge of records maintenance principles and practices.
    • Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods and equipment utilized in the operation, construction, maintenance and repair of water/wastewater systems.
    • Considerable knowledge of effective supervisory principles and techniques.
    • Working knowledge of chemical and physical processes involved in the treatment of water/wastewater.
    • Skill in the operation of treatment plant equipment, i.e., injectors, pumps, measuring devices, valves, lab equipment.
    • Ability to assign, supervise and inspect water/wastewater operations and maintenance work.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to establish short and long term operational goals and priorities.
    • Ability to identify operational deficiencies, and perform maintenance and repair on a variety of mechanical equipment and electronic devices, i.e., pumps, motors, valves, meters, gauges.
    • Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and maps.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide; calculate decimals and percentages; utilize algebraic and geometric principles.
    • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with director, subordinate personnel, and other departments with whom position interacts.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Coordinates and assigns daily work orders for maintenance and repair personnel.

    • Assigns, oversees, and provides authorization for equipment and material purchases and purchase orders; conducts monthly budget review. 
    • Ensures availability of equipment, and coordinates materials and allocation of manpower.
    • Directs and participates in water and wastewater work orders under charge, i.e., Proper operation of the City Water and Waste water plants, lift station repairs, construction projects.
    • Maintains responsibility for personnel and public safety, and provides proper safety principles and procedures information through regular department meetings and work site supervision.
    • Ensures and provides proper training and instruction for personnel in specific tasks to be performed.
    • Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel, and ensures assigned equipment is properly maintained and used at all times.
    • Inspects work performed while in progress and upon completion to ensure compliance with department goals and objectives, and established regulatory practices.
    • Functions on call for responding to emergencies.
    • Performs report and record maintenance duties, i.e., personnel evaluations, vehicle maintenance records, training reports, production reports, and purchase orders.
    • Prepares and reviews various records and documentation for completeness and accuracy, i.e., as-built drawings, attendance records, technical study reports, billing invoices, service orders, connect/disconnect orders, training records.
    • Provides periodic written and oral reports to the Assistant Director of Public works & utilities concerning work performed, status of projects, and related issues of functions under charge.
    • Consults with the Director concerning various aspects of functions under charge, i.e., construction and installation standards, development of plans and specifications, regulatory standards, and personnel matters.

    Emergency Management

    • Serves as “essential personnel” and is required to remain available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man-made disaster, as directed by the City Manager.

    Essential Physical Requirements:

    Includes but not limited to:

    • Frequent walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, reaching, handling, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, vision, hearing, talking, use of hand and foot controls, working in confined spaces.
    • 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.
    • Exposure to moving mechanical parts.
    • Exposure to strong and/or toxic chemicals.
    • Exposure to strong odors and/or smoke.
    • Frequent exposure to extreme heat/cold or other extreme weather conditions.
    • Exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as dust, poison ivy and oak, strong odors, fumes and/or smoke, dirt, dust or pollen.

    Applying:

    An application may be obtained on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org or from the Human Resources Department located at 1311 Chestnut Street. 

    Submit completed applications to:

    Email:  hr@cityofbastrop.org

    U.S. Mail or in person:

    City of Bastrop

    Human Resources

    1311 Chestnut/P.O. Box 427

    Bastrop, Texas 78602

    Fax: 512-332-8819

    Position will remain open until filled.  EOE.

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