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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 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.

     

    • The City of Bastrop Fire Department is currently accepting applications to fill part-time staffing positions to be added to increase day-time response capabilities.  These positions will work a 10 hour shift and will be paid $13.59 per hour. Applications will be accepted from May 30, 2017 through June 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Applications may be returned in person, by email or regular mail.  If returning applications by regular mail, all Postmarks must be the day before the closing of the application process.  For questions or clarification please contact Fire Chief Mark Wobus by phone at 512-332-8670 or by email at mwobus@cityofbastrop.org.

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      Applications will be accepted for the position of:  Part-time FF/EMT-B (Day Staff)

      Applications may be obtained from City of Bastrop website, Bastrop City Hall or Bastrop FD Station 1.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

      • High School diploma or equivalent

      • Valid TX Driver’s License (minimum Class B)

      • Current TCFP Firefighter-Basic certification (minimum)

      • Current DSHS EMT-Basic certification (minimum)

      • NIMS I-100, I-200, I-700 and I-800

      • Courage to Be Safe course

      **Above items to be submitted with application

      • No unacceptable criminal or driving histories including, but not limited to: DUI/DWI, drug offenses or driving violations

      • Physically capable to perform all duties as required

      PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

      • TCFP Driver Operator or verifiable training

      • TCFP Wildland Firefighter or verifiable Wildland Training

      HIRING PROCESS:

      • Applications will be reviewed and potential candidates will receive an invitation by email to participate in the Physical Ability Test and Written Examination process.

      • After successful completion of the Physical Ability Test and Written Examination, candidates will be formally invited by email to participate in a face to face interview.

      • After face to face interviews are completed remaining candidates still under consideration will undergo a background investigation.

      • Prospective applicants will then be ranked and conditional offers of employment will be made.

      • Once notified of offer, applicants will have 5 business days to confirm or deny offer of employment.

      • Upon confirmation of employment, candidate will be scheduled for a drug screen.

      DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES

      • Respond to fire, rescue, medical, hazardous material calls and other emergency calls in a timely and efficient manner. 

      • Perform fire suppression functions, including firefighting, rescue operations, deploying and operating hoses, ventilating roofs and performing salvage work after fires. 

      • Perform pre-fire planning. 

      • Participate in hazardous materials mitigation response and other related tasks associated with fire suppression, rescue operations and hazardous material response. 

      • Administer emergency medical services to injured persons if needed as a first responder.   

      • Assist with the investigation into the cause of fires. 

      • Perform operational readiness evaluation on the fire apparatus and equipment to ensure it is fully prepared and functional at all times.  Inventories equipment and tools to include the drive train, brakes, lights, fire pump, tires, radios, SCBA operational checks and all fluid levels upon reporting for duty. 

      • Prepare and submit fire reports and daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance check reports. 

      • Perform minor equipment maintenance on apparatus and general cleaning of apparatus and station quarters. 

      • Participate in fire training classes and drills. 

      • Study technical materials on equipment operation, fire suppression and fire prevention to improve or maintain an effective level of performance.  

      • Study street maps to learn the district assigned as necessary and studies building pre-plans. 

      • Inform supervisor of all work activities and reports any public inquiries or complaints, inform supervisor of any equipment in need of repair and of all public injuries or accidents. 

      • Perform other duties as assigned by the Fire Chief or other officer of the department.

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