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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) $49,948

       Senior Officer (5+ years of experience) $55,036

    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 Tuesday, April 30, 2018.  EOE.

  • The City of Bastrop is currently accepting applications for the Engineer position.  This position offers a unique opportunity for an innovative leader driven by a desire to contribute, a willingness to be challenged, and has a commitment to public service 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.

    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 Engineering Department recognizes that providing safe quality transportation, drainage, parks, water, and wastewater infrastructures are essential.

    This position will plan, direct, and ensure the day-to-day operations of the Planning Department are communicated appropriately to the staff, making sure that proper goals are being established and continually maintained.  Work is performed in close communication and coordination with the City Manager.  Performs a large variety of technical and administrative duties including planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating activities of development with regard to design, planning, surveying, construction inspection, maps and records.  Also responsible for ensuring platting and engineering construction drawings are completed for approval and that new residential and commercial construction conforms to City of Bastrop specifications.  Responsible for City-wide flood plain management and review and approval of all drainage and traffic impact analysis.  Responsible for the coordination with TXDOT for management of traffic progressions through the major corridors of the City, including timing and operation of the traffic signals.

    LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, & OPPORTUNITIES

    • Implement new innovational technology that improves the efficiency of all operations within the Engineering and Development Department.
    • Use of Practical Engineering Methods to help with innovative development techniques that will be instrumental in Bastrop becoming a AAA 4 Diamond Destination. 
    • Provide accurate reports and data to support and confirm the needs of the Engineering Department when requesting funds for capital improvement projects, equipment, staff, infrastructure, and materials. 
    • Be part of a team that shares a message that is uniquely Bastrop to employees, citizens, vendors, contractors, and tourists.
    • Have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to develop a 52-week Work Plan that incorporates practical, insightful and forward thinking.  
    • Assist in the oversight of Capital Improvement Projects, totaling fifty million dollars for various departments.
    • 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 challenges and opportunities. 
    • Present complex topics to City Council and the public in a simple and easily understood manner.
    • Research modern trends in development and construction practices.
    • Familiar with latest design software and methodologies.
    • Participates in a 2-way communication strategy between City staff and the development community. 

    Qualifications:  To be eligible for consideration, applicants must possess the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in Public Utilities operations and/or development with experience in water system modeling. 

    • Professional Engineers License (P.E.) in the State of Texas.

    • Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.

    • Required to complete all National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) – FEMA training i.e., 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, & 800. 

    Salary:  DOQ, + Full Benefits.


    Yearly Raises: 
    Based on performance and City Council approval.

    Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.  Must also be able to work holidays, weekends, or after hours for meetings or during emergency situations as required.  Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

    Benefits/Retirement:   A comprehensive benefits package is provided.  The City participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) at a 6% employee deposit rate with a municipal matching ratio of 2:1.

    APPLYING:

    An application may be obtained on-line at www.cityofbastrop.org or in person from the Human Resources Department, 1311 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, Tx. 78602.  Submit completed applications via email to hr@cityofbastrop.org or mail to City of Bastrop, Human Resources, 1311 Chestnut St./P.O. Box 427, Bastrop, Tx. 78602.  For more information on this position, contact Tanya Cantrell, Human Resources Director at 512-332-8812 or email at hr@cityofbastrop.org.

    The City of Bastrop is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workforce.  Applicants selected as finalist for this position will be subject to a comprehensive background check and drug/physical screening.  This position will remain open until filled. 

  • 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 12 hour shift and will be paid $14.93 per hour. Applications will be accepted from February 26, 2018 through March 29, 2018 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 512-332-8672 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 the City of Bastrop website, Bastrop City Hall or Bastrop Fire Department 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:

    • A hiring list is being established.  Successful candidates will remain on an eligibility list for 12 months.

    • Applications will be reviewed and potential candidates will receive an invitation by email to participate in a face to face interview with the Fire Chief.

    • After successful completion of the face to face interview, applicants will be invited to participate in a Physical Ability Test (PAT) and Written Examination.

    • Upon successful completion of an interview, PAT and a written test, remaining candidates still under consideration will undergo a background investigation.

    • Prospective applicants will then be ranked and placed upon the eligibility list and conditional offers of employment will be made when positions become available.

    • 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.

    GENERAL 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.

  • 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.

  • Job Type:  Full Time                                                                              Starting Salary:  $17.66/hourly

    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 Crew Leader 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 direct supervision from the W/WW Foreman, performs repair and installation tasks for the City’s water distribution and wastewater collections systems.  Incumbent operates equipment for installation and construction of water/sewer lines, lift stations, mains, and manholes.  Position locates problems and performs repairs for leaks, line breaks, and faulty components, and restores interrupted services.  Positions performs some tasks independently, but generally functions as part of a work crew for City projects of greater complexity and dimension. 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.
    • One year of experience in the field.
    • Ability to operate a variety of light to medium size equipment safely and effectively.
    • Requires a valid CDL Driver’s license.
    • A “C” level certification for both water distribution and wastewater collections.

      Knowledge of:

    • Ability to assign, supervise and inspect water/wastewater operations and maintenance work.
    • Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and maps.
    • Considerable knowledge of safety precautions, and occupational hazards associated with the work.
    • Considerable knowledge of the practices and materials utilized for water and wastewater distribution and collection systems repair, construction and maintenance.
    • Skill in the safe and effective operation of light and medium duty equipment used in the construction, maintenance, repair and installation of water/wastewater collection and distribution systems.
    • Skill in operating a variety of hand held manual, gas, or electrically powered tools, equipment, and machinery.
    • Ability to issue and receive oral or written instructions.
    • Ability to read, write, complete and transmit repair orders, work orders, etc..
    • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with supervisor, fellow personnel, other departments with whom position interacts.

      Essential Job Functions:

      In absence of the Foreman, coordinates daily work orders for maintenance and repair personnel.

    • Ensures availability of equipment, and coordinates materials and allocation of manpower.
    • In absence of the Foreman, directs and participates in water and wastewater work orders under charge, i.e., line repairs, meter and tap installations, excavations, lift stations repairs and constructions projects.
    • In absence of the Foreman, supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel, and ensures assigned equipment is properly maintained and used at all times.
    • Operates various types of vehicles and equipment in the repair and installation of water and wastewater lines, i.e., backhoes, jet machines, heavy trucks.
    • Performs various repairs for distribution and collection systems of the City, i.e., leaks, main breaks, faulty valves, broken fire hydrants, manholes.
    • Corrects wastewater stoppages and blockages in mains.
    • Performs water connections and disconnections as directed.
    • Performs various preventive maintenance duties, i.e., flushing wastewater lines, cleaning wet wells and lift stations, cleaning and maintaining vehicles, portable pumps and power equipment.
    • Addresses complaints concerning high or low water pressure, discolored water, and metering.
    • Installs new water and sewer services, meters, and taps, and changes out existing meters as needed.
    • Installs new mains, valves, fire hydrants, manholes, etc..
    • Ensures proper placement of traffic control devices, signs, and caution indicators per work site.
    • Assists in ordering parts and supplies, and maintains inventory of various parts and water pipe.
    • Functions on call for responding to emergencies, and rotates week day shift as a relief technician.
    • Attends periodic safety meetings according to department policy.

      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.

      Other Duties

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

    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 (80 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.  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

    Fax: 512-332-8819

    Position will remain open until filled.  EOE.


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