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To apply for one of the jobs listed below, click the arrow for details.  Job applications for the positions listed below may be obtained on-line or in person from City Hall located at 1311 Chestnut Street or Call (512) 332-8800.  You can also email us at HR@CITYOFBASTROP.ORG.

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.

  • 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:  $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.


    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.

  • 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 hr@cityofbastrop.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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