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 $14.48/hr. to increase to $15.25 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: $12.40/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.


POOL LIFEGUARD: $9.51/hr. Part-time position. Must have current Lifeguard Certificate from a nationally recognized organization, First Aid Basics Certificate, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification. Duties include: monitor activities in swimming areas to prevent accidents and provide assistance to swimmers; clean and refill swimming pool area and determine chlorine content and pH value of pool water with testing kit; give swimming instructions and conduct or officiate swimming meets. Applicants tentatively selected will be required to pass a skills test that is held at the facility in addition to the pre-employment screening required for the position.


BEACH LIFEGUARD: $10.39/hour starting rate. Monitors beach activities, performs lifeguard duties on Port Aransas City Beach, and other duties as assigned. Must be at least 18 years of age. Licensing required: Current nationally recognized lifeguard certification, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Standard First Aid. Applicants tentatively selected will be required to pass skills test conducted by Beach Guard Supervisors in addition to the screening required for the position.


MARLIN ACADEMY - AFTER SCHOOL WORKER : $10.39/hour starting pay. Hours are 2:30-6:00 pm, Monday thru Friday when school is in session. Part-time position providing after-school care for children K-5th grades. Responsible for supervision of group activities for children, including but not limited to tutoring, creative crafts, outdoor structured/free play. Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED, valid Texas driver's license and obtain CPR and first aid certification. Applicants tentatively selected will be required to pass physical, drug screening, and psychological tests.


DISPATCHER in the Police Department, $13.96/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.


PART TIME ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER Salary $11.69/hr. 20-hours per week. Duties include: Coordinate activities of the animal shelter when full time Animal Control Officer is off duty by: Cleaning and disinfecting shelter area; responds to emergency calls and investigates complaints of animal neglect or cruelty; issue and empty traps; interprets and enforces codes, policies and safety regulations pertaining to animal control; issue citations for dogs at large; examines ailing animals to determine need of services from Vet; and other duties as may be assigned. High School diploma or GED, TX Drivers License in good standing, and willing to obtain basic certification within 6 months of hire and animal lover. Applications should be submitted to Personnel Office, City Hall, 710 W. Avenue A, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128, Phone: 361/749-4111. Those applicants tentatively selected will be required to submit to applicable testing for that position prior to employment. Position open till filled. E.O.E.


GROUNDSKEEPER and MECHANIC in the Parks and Recreation Department. Salary $11.69/hr. High school diploma or GED, valid Texas driver’s license in good standing required. Must have ability to follow directions and have a willingness to work. Knowledge of basic gardening/plant care a plus with duties including pruning, fertilization, grounds/lawn maintenance. Mechanic duties include small engine repair and maintenance and other duties as assigned. Excellent benefit package: health, vision, dental, life insurance, paid holidays/vacation/sick leave and retirement package. Applicants tentatively selected will be required to submit to applicable testing for that position prior to employment. Applications should be submitted to Personnel Office, City Hall, 710 W. Avenue A, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128, Phone: 361/749-4111.


GAS UTILITY CLERK, High School Diploma or GED, Valid TX drivers license in good standing. Duties include: Answer telephone, ability to multitask, set up new gas service for new customers, set up and file new accounts, data entry of service orders, give gas technicians computer information, load/download handhelds for gas techs to read meters monthly, receive leak complaints and relay to gas techs, quote charges for gas service for customers, monthly billing of gas and sanitation services, set up and disconnect ACH file for utility accounts, take payments and post to accounts, close cash collection and online batches daily, issue refunds, payroll processing for City, plus other duties as may be assigned.

PUBLIC WORKS WORKER-STREET MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT High school diploma or GED, valid Texas driver’s license in good standing required and CDL. Employee performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled work including the repair and maintenance of streets, alleys, sidewalks, grounds, cemeteries, drainage facilities, catch basins, poles, signs and signal lights, and other tasks associated with infrastructure maintenance operations. Employee is subject to working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme temperatures, and exposure to various hazards.


GARDENER/GROUNDSKEEPER: $11.69/HR. 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.


CODE COMPLIANCE/ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: The Code Compliance Officer is responsible for ensuring all properties are in compliance with local ordinances, codes, and permits; issuing citations for non-compliance; and preparing cases for the judicial process. Pro-actively identify safety and health hazards and conduct an appropriate remedy with goal to maintain and improve the quality of life for the citizens and property owners in the City.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or GED. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a State of Texas Code Enforcement Officer Certification within 12 months of hire, or ability to meet requirements for registration, or currently in the Code Enforcement Officer in Training Program. Valid Texas Driver’s License. Ability to communicate effectively and courteously while responding to citizen complaints and questions in person, in writing, and by telephone.


CODE ENFORCEMENT/PERMIT CLERK: The Code Enforcement Officer/Permit Clerk will be responsible for on-site inspections, enforcing the city’s building codes by ensuring that residential and commercial construction and existing buildings complies with applicable codes and ordinances. Applicants must be able to handle complaints of substandard housing and property; daily contact with the public and contractors requiring a tactful and courteous attitude. $13.55/hour



HEAVEY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR: Operates various types of trucks in the hauling and distribution of materials. Ensures safe working conditions within work areas. Participates in establishing traffic control devices such as signs, barricades and cones. Guides traffic at worksites. Applicant will walk, kneel, stoop, bend, and squat repeatedly, lift 50+ lbs, work outdoors in extreme heat, cold, and rain. tentatively selected will be required to pass DOT drug screening and physical prior to employment. High school diploma/GED, valid Class A Texas CDL required.
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