Applicants should include a City Application for Employment along with their resume. All full time, regular employees are provided a benefit package of paid sick/vacation leave, life, health, vision, and dental insurance, 10 paid holidays and TMRS retirement package.

Applications should be submitted to Personnel Office, City Hall, 710 W. Avenue A, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128, Phone: (361)749-4111 or faxed to (361)749-4101, emailed to iparker@cityofportaransas.org. Those applicants tentatively selected will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for that position prior to employment. The City of Port Aransas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. E.O.E.

Employment Application


TCLEOSE CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS (experienced and inexperienced.) Starting salary for a basic police officer is $16.46/hr. to increase to $16.85 at end of probation, as well as uniform allowance and certification incentive pay. All applicants must pass background investigation, written exam, physical, psychological, drug screening. Benefit package includes life, health, vision, dental insurance, 10 paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, longevity pay, and TMRS retirement package. Applications should be submitted to Personnel Office, City Hall, 710 W. Avenue A, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128, 361-749-4111 or Police Department 361-749-6241 or download from www.cityofportaransas.org. web page and faxed to 361-749-4101. E.O.E.

Application Requirements

GAS UTILITY WORKER: $13.03/HR. High school diploma/GED, valid Texas drivers license in good standing, will train for required RRC certification. Plumbing and/or gas distribution experience helpful. Main duties: routing preventive maintenance, customer service, meter reading, upgrading distribution lines and related work as required or as assigned. Applicant will walk, kneel, stoop, bend, and squat repeatedly, lift 50+ lbs, work outdoors in extreme heat, cold, and rain. Subject to be on call. Applicant tentatively selected will be required to pass DOT drug screening and physical prior to employment.


EMT- Basic and EMT- Paramedic: $14.67 HR. EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic is responsible for (Including but not limited to): Responding to emergency medical requests; Administer complex first-aid treatment and life-support care to sick or injured persons in pre-hospital setting and during ambulance ride; Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures as appropriate, which may include starting of intravenous fluid lines, intubation of the victim, use of cardiac monitors and defibrillators and administering of various drugs; Stabilizes victim with life or health threatening problems such as trauma, cardiac or other medical emergencies; administers medications as prescribed by a monitoring physician; Coordinate work with other emergency medical team members and police and volunteer fire department personnel; Maintain vehicles and medical and communication equipment, and replenish first-aid equipment and supplies.
Job Requirments: High School Diploma or GED. Current EMT-Basic or EMT-Paramedic Certification by State of Texas and NIMS 100, 200, 700, and 800 Certification; Current or ability to obtain ACLS/PALS/PHTLS and NIMS 300 and 400 Certification within 12 months of hire. Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with citizens, patients, other emergency medical team members and police and volunteer fire department personnel in person, in writing, and by telephone. Possession of valid State of Texas Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record


AQUATIC MANAGER Qualifications: Degree from college or technical school and 3 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPO or AFO, CPR, and lifeguard certified and Texas Drivers License in good standing. $15.11/hr. Duties include: Ability to work with a variety of ages, manage Pool Facilities to provide recreational activities to public by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate workers: Establishing programs, events, and classes for community, handles rental contracts and schedules pool activities, compiles record of pool activities, teaches water exercises, orders supplies and necessary equipment, enforces regulations and policies of pool facility, schedules and oversees pool lifeguards, sees premises of pool are kept clean and in good repair and other duties as may be assigned.


DISPATCHER in the Police Department, $14.67/hour. Rotating shifts once a month. Must have good communication skills for radio dispatching all Emergency Personnel, Police, EMS, Fire, Constables and be able to multi-task. High school diploma/GED required, some typing and filing, computer skills desirable, current Texas Driver’s License in good standing. Benefit package includes: health, vision, dental, life insurance, 10 paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, and TMRS retirement package. Applications should be submitted to Personnel Department, City Hall, 710 W. Avenue A, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128. No phone calls please.


BUS/TROLLEY DRIVER Job includes driving Sundays and relief driver when needed. Starting pay - $12.28/hour. Minimum 21 years of age with good communication and customer service skills. High school diploma/GED required, current Texas Driver’s License in good standing and a Class B CDL License with Passenger Endorsement or ability to obtain within 2 weeks of hire. Applications should be submitted to Personnel Department, City Hall, 710 W. Avenue A, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128, Phone: 361-749-4111.


GARDENER/GROUNDSKEEPER: Must have ability to follow oral and written directions and willingness to work. Duties include maintaining grounds, city gardens, also lawn and plant care--experience preferable. Empty trash cans, clean grounds and roadsides of trash, maintain irrigation systems, and other duties as may be assigned by Parks Supervisor.


LIBRARY DIRECTOR $22.18/HR Maintains library collections of books, serial publications, documents, multimedia, and other materials, and assists groups and individuals in locating and obtaining materials. Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from four year college or university and five years related experience and/or training or an ALA accredited Master Library Science Degree; or five years experience as an assistant Library Director. Must have knowledge of Spreadsheet and Word Processing software.

PRESERVE MANAGER The City of Port Aransas is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Preserve Manager. The Preserve Manager will work within the Parks and Recreation Department to develop and implement long-term management plans designed to maximize the benefit of the preserves to native flora and fauna and promote sustainable ecotourism opportunities. This may include one or more of the following functions: Develops and implements preserve management plans, performs habitat management activities including removal of exotic species and/or enhancement of native species of plants and animals and their habitats, writes grant applications to fund preserve projects, organizes and leads volunteer work teams and supervises staff, maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, assist in the development and management of an annual budget for the preserves.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and one to two years related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required to complete preserve management activities. Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management, and natural resource preservation Familiarity with funding opportunities for infrastructure and program development. Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Web browsers). Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means. Using maintenance tools, including lawn mowers, power tools, and construction tools safely.


GROUNDS MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR in the Parks and Recreation Department $15.11 HR. High school diploma or GED, valid Texas driver’s license in good standing required. Must have general education degree and three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in maintaining and repairing physical structures of buildings and grounds. Duties include but not limited to painting and preforming structural repairs, ground maintenance, general cleaning of the grounds and park buildings, small engine repair and maintenance. Knowledge of landscape and construction skills required. Applicant will walk, kneel, stoop, bend, and squat repeatedly, lift 50+ lbs, work outdoors in extreme heat, cold, and rain.


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