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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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  • Job Type:  Full Time                                                                                          Starting Salary:  $14.15/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/Assistant Director/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.

  • At Visit Bastrop we attribute much of our success to the strength of our marketing division. To build on this momentum, we’re searching for a highly qualified marketing coordinator to work closely with them. From day one, this individual will contribute to existing marketing programs, while assisting with the development of new initiatives aligned with our annual goals. The ideal candidate will have prior experience with a wide range of marketing functions, including communications, advertising, branding, digital marketing, and social media. The marketing coordinator must be an organized multi-tasker able to handle many diverse projects at once and meet tight deadlines.

    Objectives of this Role

    • Assist in the development and implementation of the company’s brand strategy

    • Ensure all marketing efforts serve to achieve immediate and long-term business goals, identifying and executing improvements for processes, content, and lead generation

    • Prepare marketing activity reports and metrics for measuring program success

    • Provide market research, forecasts, competitive analyses, campaign results, and consumer trends

    • Support the maintenance and development of internal tools, including a credentials database, tracking capability, global contact directory, and intranet sites

    • Further knowledge and education regularly through workshops, research, and seminars, and share best practices, and local marketing ideas and tactics with the team

      Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

    • Conduct research to analyze market trends, customer behavior, and competitive landscape, and prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data

    • Support the Marketing Director in evaluating and establishing the marketing plan and strategy by assembling and analyzing sales forecasts, setting objectives, planning and organizing promotional presentations, and updating calendars

    • Communicate campaign objectives, timelines, and deliverables to sales team, and provide instructions for use or promotion

    • Plan and manage meetings, events, conferences, and trade shows by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements, establishing contacts, developing schedules and assignments, and coordinating mailing lists

    • Maintain a directory and inventory of sales support materials, ensuring all resources are current and accurate, and coordinate the creation of new materials as needed

    • Continually seek and research new sources of prospective customer data, and provide recommendations to sales and marketing leadership

      Skills and Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, or communications

    • Past work experience as a marketing coordinator or similar role

    • Knowledge of traditional and digital marketing, content marketing, and social media marketing

    • Experience with research using data analytics software

    • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills

    • Proficiency in full Microsoft Office suite, especially with Excel and PowerPoint

      Preferred Qualifications

    • Familiarity with content management systems (CMS) and customer relationship management (CRM) tools

    • Working knowledge of HTML and design and email software

    • Experience working with budgets and forecasting

      MISSION

      Visit Bastrop is a destination marketing organization (DMO) whose mission is to stimulate economic growth of the City by marketing the Bastrop region as a vibrant visitor destination including conventions, meetings, outdoor recreation and special events.

      Excellent benefits.

      Please submit resume and cover letter, no later than, January 25, 2019, to Christy Hunn at christy@visitbastrop.com. 

  • The City of Bastrop is seeking an innovative person driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged with a commitment to public service to fill the position of System Administrator in the Information Technology Department. This position offers a unique opportunity to develop and grow with this organization.  Our champion employees are a driving factor for ensuring the City of Bastrop maintains its exceptional small town charm with big city amenities.

    Under the administrative direction of the Director of Information Technology, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, configuring, installing, maintaining and securing the City’s network infrastructure and Data Centers to include server farms, storage network, virtual infrastructure, security and telecommunication systems.  Develops and implements policies, procedures and standards to ensure their conformance with technology and the City’s objectives.  Responsible for determining and recommending solutions and the procurement of software and equipment consistent with the City’s system needs.  Assists in project management as assigned, provides excellent service and support on technology needs to the user base and management, and works and City officials and departments.  Must be able to work holidays, weekends, or after hours for special events, meetings or during emergency situations as required.

    Leadership, Innovation, & Opportunities:

    • The City of Bastrop is looking for a person who can capitalize on the community’s rapid growth and ensure that the City is prepared to support the future.
    • The Information Technology Department provides the backbone for all technology services for all City departments.
    • Must be committed to continuing and expanding current technology enhancement initiatives.
    • Play a key role in working with the Director to identify short and long-term operational and organizational needs while fostering a working environment of inclusiveness and empowerment.
    • Have a high expectation for quality service and reliability.
    • A decisive leader who is willing to initiate new ideas and solutions while remaining open to feedback and suggestions.
    • The Information Technology is a rapidly growing department with opportunity to improve and be innovative.
    • Must be a patient, resilient, and a visionary leader with the ability to focus on the “big picture” and to anticipate, rather than react to problems and opportunities.

    Minimum Requirements:

    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Communications, Network Engineering, or a closely related field is preferred.  Or, an Associate’s Degree in computer networking or a related field, plus 5 years of experience may be substituted for the required education and minimum experience.  Three years of progressively responsible work experience in network or desktop operations.


    Certification(s)/Licenses/Other Requirements:

    Appointment will be conditional upon successful completion of the following pre- employment checks:

    FBI criminal background fingerprint check in accordance with Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) standards; alcohol and drug testing.

    Must possess and maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving record.

    Starting Salary/Benefits:

    $60,923/annually dependent on qualifications plus a full benefits package. 

    Applicants may obtain an application and job description from the Human Resources Department located at 1311 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, Tx. or online at www.cityofbastrop.org.  Submit completed applications by email to hr@cityofbastrop.org; mail to Human Resources, P.O. Box 427, Bastrop, Tx. 78602; fax to 512-332-8819. 

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

    Position will remain open until filled.  EOE

  • 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:  $51,646, DOQ

    Department:  Planning & Development                                          Benefits:  Full

    Want to be a part of an exceptional team that makes a difference in the everyday life of the Citizens of Bastrop?  The City of Bastrop is looking for people that are driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged, and are committed to public service to fill the position of Planner in the Planning & Development Department.  Our champion employees are a driving factor for ensuring the City of Bastrop maintains its authentic Bastrop with small town charm and big city amenities.  

    Under general supervision, the Planner is responsible for research, analysis, review, and reporting matters relating to growth, development, redevelopment, revitalization, and the physical organization of the community.  Depending on area assignment, the focus of an individual planner may include the review of development and zoning requests, demographics, records management, long range planning, development review, downtown planning and/or various historical preservation activities. 

    Distinguishing CharacteristicsThis is the journey-level classification in the Planner series that follows diversified procedures and implements processes to accomplish end results, within guidelines.  Immediate supervision is available upon request.  This class is distinguished from Planner, Senior in that the latter is a higher-level class in the series that performs more complex technical, investigative, and supervisory duties requiring a higher level of knowledge and skill. 

    There are a lot of exciting opportunities and great things happening at the City of Bastrop.  For instance, the City is currently planning for and managing the growth, development, and redevelopment to maintain Bastrop’s authentic feel and character by:

    1.  Updating Zoning and Sign Ordinances (Phase 1 – Code Update) to be fiscal sustainable and geographically sensitive and in alignment with the Comprehensive Plan. 

    2. Update technical criteria manual (Phase 2 – Code Update) including construction standards, review and modifications to subdivision ordinance and development process to align with updated development codes and Comprehensive Plan. 

    3. Developing an Annexation plan and corresponding Development Plan.

    4. Adopt an Interlocal Agreement that establishes development standards for the City’s ETJ in partnership with Bastrop County. 

    The city is also improving mobility for all modes of transit to integrate the community through connectivity by:

    1. Completing gaps in residential sidewalks for traffic safety in the downtown corridor  (Comp Plan 6.2).

    2. Completing the downtown trail expansion in partnership with Bastrop Economic Development Corporation. – CIP Quality of Life Project (Comp Plan 7.1.3, 8.2.2).

    3. Complete trail to Bastrop State Park and partner with TxDOT to ensure safe pedestrian crossing at SH 95 & Loop 150. – CIP Quality of Life Project.

    4. Address mobility challenges on the west side of the river on the north and south sides of SH 71. (Comp Plan 6.2.4).


    This position can be a part of it all by:

    • Providing general customer services; responding to concerns and inquiries.
    • Performs technical analysis using adopted ordinances and policies.
    • Drafting various reports; maintaining department and project files and documents.
    • Assisting team members within the division and department as needed. 
    • Attending department, public, boards and commissions, and City Council meetings. 

    Multiple Assignments will include:

    • Records Management, Laserfich, and Records Retention
    • Long Range Planning
    • Development Review
    • Historical Preservation
    • Special Projects

    Typical Decisions:  The incumbent prepares the final draft of reports, studies, plans, and other team assignments. The incumbent makes recommendations to the department or division head on team assignments.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge of:  Principles and practices planning, historic preservation, or neighborhood engagement; Federal and State law; municipal government organization and functions; and legal terminology related to development documents.  

    Skill in:  Communicating clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing, in both formal and informal settings; preparing a wide range of written materials that communicate effectively to various audiences; operating a computer, standard software, and some specialized software; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. 

    Education:  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Geography, Community Development, Historic Preservation Architecture, or related field. 

    Experience:  Two (2) years of experience in urban planning, neighborhood engagement, or historical preservation.  Membership in AICP desired. 

    Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements

    Licenses and Certifications:  Valid Class C Texas driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.   

    Work Schedule:

    Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

    Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

    Special Requirements:

    Must be able to work after hours occasionally for meetings or during emergency situations as required.

    Applying:

    If you would like to be a part of this team, an application may be obtained on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org or from the Human Resources Department located at 1311 Chestnut Street.  The complete job description is also available from the Human Resources Department.  Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical/drug/alcohol and criminal background screening prior to employment.  Submit completed applications to:

    Emailhr@cityofbastrop.org

    U.S. Mail or in person:

    City of Bastrop

    Human Resources

    1311 Chestnut/P.O. Box 427

    Bastrop, Texas 78602

    Position will remain open until filled.  EOE

  • Job Type:  Full Time                                                          Starting Salary:  $55,000 -- $65,000 DOQ

    Department:  Planning & Development                                          Benefits:  Full

    Want to be a part of an exceptional team that makes a difference in the everyday life of the Citizens of Bastrop?  The City of Bastrop is looking for people that are driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged and are committed to public service to fill the position of Building Inspector in the Planning & Development Department.  Our champion employees are a driving factor for ensuring the City of Bastrop maintains its authentic Bastrop with exceptional small town charm and big city amenities. 

    Position Summary:

    Under general supervision of the Building Official, this position is responsible for conducting on-site field inspections to ensure that new construction and existing properties are in compliance with applicable codes.  Plans detailed methods to attain desired objectives working within established policy.  Methods require use of initiatives and resourcefulness in developing processes and procedures.  Inspections are conducted independently, but in accordance with department regulations and established technical standards.

    Typical Decisions:

    The incumbent determines if residential construction and existing properties are in compliance with applicable building codes and ordinances. 

    Minimum Qualifications for Building Inspector:

    Knowledge of:  National, regional, and City building codes and ordinances. 

    Skill in:  Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing.

    Education:  High school diploma or GED equivalent.

    Experience:  Three (3) years of experience completing inspections of construction projects.

    Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.

    Licenses and Certifications:  Texas Class C driver’s license.  ICC Residential and Commercial Building Inspector certification.  ICC Residential Energy Inspector certification.  State of Texas Plumbing Inspector License.

    Work Schedule:

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

    Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

    Applying:

    If you would like to be a part of this team, an application may be obtained on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org or from the Human Resources Department located at 1311 Chestnut Street.  The complete job description is also available from the Human Resources Department.  Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a physical/drug/alcohol and criminal background screening prior to employment.  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

    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.

  • 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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