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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 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 22 sworn peace officers plus additional non-sworn personnel, offers highly competitive pay, a full benefit package and job opportunities to individuals looking to join a 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) $48,965

         Senior Officer (5+ years of experience) $53,966

    Certification Pay:  Intermediate: $600.00/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.

    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, 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.  The first review of applications will take place on Monday, June 12, 2017.  EOE.

     

  • The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for a Maintenance Worker II position in the Public Works Department. Experience in heavy equipment operation and in construction, repair and maintenance of City streets and roadways preferred. Street work includes repairing asphalt, finishing cement, and removing debris from drains and culverts. Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational training; supplemented by six (6) months of street maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Salary will start at $13.59/hr. + full benefits. Positions require a valid State of Texas driver’s license. Physical requirements of the job include frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, working in confined spaces and lifting/carrying of moderate (12-20 pounds) and or in some instances heavy (20-50 pound) items and occasionally heavier (100 pounds plus). Positions require exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as dirt, rain, poison ivy and oak, strong odors and/or smoke, exposure to dust/pollen, heat/cold or extreme weather conditions. Applicants must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions, and be able 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, or on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org.  The position will remain open until filled.  EOE.

    Any applicants tentatively selected for these positions will be required to submit to a physical and drug/alcohol and criminal background screening prior to employment. 

     

    Paper:  Please post in the Saturday, July 8, 2017 edition.

     

    HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!  J

  • Job Type:  Full Time                                    Starting Salary: $13.59/hourly

      Benefits:  Full

     

    The City of Bastrop is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Maintenance Worker in the Parks Department to assist in keeping our community and municipal parks and facilities beautiful!! 

    Position Summary:

    Responsible for performing primary physical semi-skilled or skilled tasks in the maintenance, operation and repair of the City’s parks, facilities and grounds.

    Position Requirements:

    Must be 18 years of age

    Valid Texas driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

    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

    Vocational training; supplemented by twelve (12) months of general grounds maintenance experience, operation of equipment

    Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

    Work Schedule:

    Monday – Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm.  Must be available for weekend or night call-outs when necessary

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Perform maintenance of grounds and facilities including inspecting, mowing, weeding, tree and brush trimming and or removal, vegetation planting and removal, cleaning playgrounds and rest rooms, and repairing park equipment.
    • Operate various types of hand and manual, gas or electrically powered tools such as push mower, weed eater, chain saw, etc. required in the maintenance of municipal parks and grounds.
    • Operate light to heavy equipment which may include riding lawn mower, tractor, backhoe, etc.
    • Inspect, maintain and service equipment used on the job.
    • Drive utility truck.
    • Transport equipment between job sites.
    • Load and unload materials and equipment.
    • Pick up brush and load onto a truck.
    • Pick up litter and debris, clean playgrounds and generally police all parks and recreational areas and facilities.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees and the public.

    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, exposure to dust or pollen, heat/cold.
    • Exposure to extreme weather conditions.
    • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions.
    • 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 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 tcantrell@cityofbastrop.org and zgjones@cityofbastrop.org

    Fax: 512-332-8819

    Position will remain open until filled.  EOE.

     

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