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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.

ALL FORMS AND APPLICATIONS ARE ONLINE CLICK HERE.

  • The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for a Parks and athletic field maintenance position in the Parks & Recreation Department.  Position is under the general supervision of the Parks Crew Leader. Responsible for preparing and maintaining athletic fields for general use and league games; performs routine, preventative maintenance and repairs rodeo arena grounds, including arena concessions and restrooms.  Performs a variety of repair and maintenance tasks in order to maintain a clean and safe environment at the City’s rodeo arena, parks, athletic and baseball fields.  Duties include, but are not limited to raking, dragging fields, chalking fields, watering arena and fields, setting bases, trash removal, and grounds-keeping as needed.  Position provides support to other parks and recreation functions as needed.  Operates a variety of standard and specialized manual, gas, or electrically powered tools, equipment, and machinery in the performance of duties.  Physical requirements of the job include frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, working in confined spaces and lifting or carrying moderate weight (12-20 pounds) and/or in some instances heavy (20-50 pounds) items and occasionally heavier (100 pounds +) items; operation of vehicles, shop and/or hand tools in which manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination are important ingredients of safe/productive operations.  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.  Position also requires the ability to follow oral or written directions.  Applicant selected must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, fellow employees and the public.  Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma, GED, or vocational training; supplemented by two (2) year’s work experience that demonstrates the ability to safely and effectively operate a variety of construction and maintenance equipment; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Requires a valid Texas driver’s license.  Salary $13.59/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, email tcantrell@cityofbastrop.org and zgjones@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.

  • The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for three positions for Equipment Operator II in the Public Works Department.  Under general supervision of the Public Works Superintendent, operates medium to heavy equipment in construction, repair and maintenance of City streets and roadways.  Street work includes building roads, sidewalks, curbs and installing drainage systems.  Position provides support in other public works functions, such as special events, maintenance of City Right of Way’s and debris/brush removal, as needed.  Performs related work as directed.  Requires a valid commercial driver’s license, class “B”.  Salary will start at $15.73/hr + full benefits.  Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma/GED.  An application and job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, 1311 Chestnut Street or on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org.    EOE

     

    Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical/drug/alcohol/criminal background  screening prior to employment.

  • The Bastrop Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Librarian I Young Adult Librarian.  Under the direct supervision of the Library Supervisor:  Public Services and Programs.  Employees in this class perform professional library duties in the area of young adult services. Responsible for creating, publishing and distributing publicity materials for young adult programs in the library and the community.  Employees in this class have the responsibility of directing patrons and library staff in the use of information resources in various formats.  Responsible for the creation and maintenance of all young adult programming.  In addition, this position will work at the Information Public Services Desk.  Requirements for this position are a MLS from an ALA accredited institution, with a minimum of two (2) years experience working with young adults (13-17).  Related experience can be at the professional or nonprofessional level.  Prefer strong public services background.  Salary:  $37,793/yr + full benefits.  Position will remain open until filled.  Applications and a full job description can be obtained from the Human Resources Department, 1311 Chestnut Street, at the Bastrop Public Library, 1100 Church Street, or on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org.  Submit resume, letter of intent, and city application via hand delivery, email/mail/fax to Tanya Cantrell, Human Resources, P. O. Box 427, Bastrop, Texas 78602. Email: hr@cityofbastrop.org  Fax 512-332-8819.  EOE

  • The City of Bastrop is accepting applications for the position of Equipment Operator I in the Public Works Department.  Under general supervision of the Public Works Foreman, operates medium to heavy equipment in construction, repair and maintenance of City streets and roadways.  Street work includes building roads, sidewalks, curbs and installing drainage systems.  Position provides support in other public works functions, such as special events, maintenance of City Right of Way’s and debris/brush removal, as needed.  Performs related work as directed.  Requires a valid commercial driver’s license, class “B”.  Salary will start at $13.59/hr + full benefits.  Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma/GED.  An application and job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, 1311 Chestnut Street or on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org.    EOE

    Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical/drug/alcohol/criminal background screening prior to employment.

  • 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.

     

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