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 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

STREETS/LANDFILL WORKER: $12.86/hr. The Streets/Landfill Worker performs general labor and semi-skilled level work. The Streets Maintenance Worker is responsible to provide labor to assist in the cleaning, maintenance and repair of city streets, roadways, access road entrances, pickup and disposal of all trash, containers and recycle containers on city streets. Performs any and all other related work as required and directed.

High school diploma/GED and current Texas Drivers License in good standing required. EXCELLENT BENEFITS includes: health, vision, dental, life insurance, 10 paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, and retirement. Applications should be submitted to Personnel Department.

PART-TIME EMT/PARAMEDIC: $15.36/hr. Functions independently, once credentialed by the EMS Director/Chief, providing exceptional pre-hospital clinical medicine based on the Departments Protocols and Scope of Care. Must be able to utilize electronic communication including portable and mobile radios, electronic patient care records and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Once cleared to independent duty, field paramedics are required to manage medical and trauma patients, direct co-workers, first responders and bystanders. Must be able to maintain and trouble shoot medical equipment as well as keep equipment and vehicle clean and response ready.

Essential Duties: Report for duty on time and when assigned. Maintain good physical condition and personal hygiene. Ability to assess emergency scenes. Lift 150 pounds with assistance. Operate EMS vehicles under normal and emergency conditions. Operate standard equipment; such as stretchers, cardiac monitors and standard diagnostic equipment. Assist in extrication of persons from vehicles, bend and lift and perform CPR for extended periods of time. Be able to stand for extended periods of time. Work regularly assigned shifts, overtime when required and attend all mandatory in-service training. Other duties may be assigned.

Job Title: Surf Rescue/ Beach Lifeguard
Department: Parks and Recreation
Reports To: Surf Rescue/Beach Lifeguard supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Prepared By: Stephanie Montgomery
Salary/Grade: 12.86 per hr
Date: 4-9-2019
Approved By: David Parsons, City Manager
Approved Date:4-9-19

Summary: The Surf Rescue/Beach Lifeguard patrols and observes the public beach area to monitor activities of swimmers. Physical and medical training provided. Perform any work related as directed.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: . High school diploma/GED and current Texas Driver?s License in good standing required. Applications should be submitted to HR Department. Must be at least 18 years old. Must be able to swim 500 meters in 10 minutes or less.


The Records Clerk for the Port Aransas Police Department is responsible for gathering, organizing, maintaining, disseminating, and purging records and other electronic media for the Police Department in accordance with federal and state laws.

This position differs from other clerical positions in that in addition to traditional clerical responsibilities the custodian of records has a high level of personal liability for records protected by law and regulations relating to their disclosure and non-disclosure. Failure to adhere to the ever-changing regulations exposes the city, the department, and the employee to possible civil and criminal sanctions.

The Custodian of Records is vital link in criminal chain of custody requirements and is required to respond to legal and civil process including subpoenas and requests to personally testify in court proceedings.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Records clerk

Summary: Performs a variety of duties related to delivery of high quality environmental education programs and maintenance of the Port Aransas Nature Preserve System (Preserve).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Implements the mission, goals and objectives of the Nature Preserve Management Plan.
Works with the Nature Preserve Technical Advisory Board to evaluate programs, implement changes and manage the Preserve for continual improvement of the Preserve.
Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the Preserve annual budget. Participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; and implements adjustments.
Writes, manages and reports on grants for land restoration, trails, boardwalks and other large scale projects.
Develops and conducts environmental education activities, lectures, tours, displays, curriculum and interpretive educational field units for all grade levels, including, preschool, seniors and special interest groups.
Facilitates, recruits and coordinates specialists, volunteers, interns and part time education staff to deliver educational programs, conduct research and provide service projects.
Coordinates citywide activities and events with other City departments.
Assists in coordinating and developing service projects for volunteer groups and individuals.
Continually evaluates program content and objectives to better promote the Preserve. Records performance measures and tracks visitor use information.
Serves on the Texas Gulf Region Cooperative Weed Management Area steering committee and works to control invasive species within the Preserve.
Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has supervisory responsibilities over Preserve Groundskeepers, Part-time education staff and volunteers.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor?s Degree from college a four year college or university, preferably a Master?s Degree in wildlife biology, land management or other natural sciences, education and/or recreation and at least five years of full-time experience in the field of naturalist interpretation or education; experience working at a day use nature center, large event planning and in marketing and promotion.


Wage: $18.89 Per Hour

Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Street Supervisor, the Fleet Mechanic/Technician ? Street performs general labor and semi-skilled level work. Responsible for inspecting/accessing vehicular/equipment issues and problems, developing a plan for repairs, ordering the required parts, disassembly, cleaning, prep work, reassembly and testing completed repairs. Responsible for all annual servicing of heavy equipment, equipment, vehicles, tractors, mowers, golf carts and small tools including mowers, trimmers, chain saws and etc. Required to maintain, cycle and test all city owned emergency generators and associated equipment and perform any and all other related work as required and directed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Examines vehicles and equipment with personnel and staff to review and gain knowledge of the extent of damage or malfunction.
Plans work procedures for any repairs.
Provides listing of required materials, fluids or parts to Street Supervisor for purchasing and ordering.
Removes damaged parts/equipment, cleans and preps vehicle/equipment for required repairs.
Receives materials, fluids or parts, insures they are the required items and completes the installation/repairs.
Services all fluids, filters, wipers, tires and etc. for all vehicles, heavy equipment, equipment, golf carts, tractors, mowers, golf carts and small tools including mowers, trimmers, chain saws and etc.
Re-fuels, cleans, oils, greases, maintains, cleans and washes all vehicles, equipment, tractors and tools as listed above and as directed including periodic scheduled maintenance and rust prevention activities and any and all other duties as assigned.
The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Valid Texas Commercial Driver?s License required; minimum of five (5) years? of mechanical experience servicing heavy diesel equipment, heavy diesel trucks, diesel emergency vehicles and general vehicles and trucks. Knowledge and experience with heavy equipment/vehicular hydraulic systems, electrical systems and general repair knowledge is essential.


Police Officer

Port Aransas Police Department ? Lateral Transfers for Patrol
Tired of sitting in traffic all day? Ready for a laid-back island lifestyle? Want to be a part of a community that appreciates and supports what you do? The Port Aransas Police Department is seeking officers with two or more years of patrol experience for immediate hire.


General Information
Location: Port Aransas, TX 78373
Job Type: Full time with rotating shifts
$21.66/hr. ($45,052) to $30.49/hr. ($63,419) DOQ + Overtime + Full benefit package

Benefits include:
Lateral service credits (one-year credit for every two years of experience up to fifteen years)
Overtime, certification, and longevity, pay
Uniforms + cleaning allowance
Employee/Family friendly work enviroment
Fully equipped 4x4 Patrol vehicles
Department provides uniforms, leather gear, on and off duty weapons, (Glock 22, Glock 43, and AR-15), and training and duty ammunition
Full health care including medical, dental, and vision
Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
TMRS retirement with five-year vesting and a 2 to 1 match
Gym membership reimbursement

Job Description


Provides traditional patrol services including criminal and traffic law enforcement. The city of Port Aransas has a full time population of approximately 3,500 and is a tourist destination for more than 5,000,000 annual visitors. Port Aransas is located on Mustang Island, a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico that borders the city of Corpus Christi. The city encompasses approximately eight square miles including eight miles of gulf beaches. The city is known for its world-class fishing, beautiful beaches, and highly acclaimed schools.

The Port Aransas Police Department has immediate openings. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Job Requirements:
Expedited hiring process for applicants with a valid TCOLE Peace Officer license and a minimum of two years of full time, paid, patrol experience. Officers with intermediate or higher certification, bilingual in Spanish, certified mental health officers, and/or other special skills or certifications are preferred.

Applicants must have a valid TCOLE Peace Officer License, valid Texas driver?s license, and pass a physical examination including a drug screen.
Grounds Keeper

Summary: Maintains and repairs property of municipality by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Receives written work orders or verbal instructions from Grounds Supervisor.
Cuts grass, trims weeds, and edges town property, athletic fields and parks.
Digs flower beds, plants flowers and constructs decorative flower garden boarders.
Empties trash and recycling cans, clean grounds of litter.
Paints interior and exterior walls and trim.
Drives truck and loads brush and roadside trash onto truck, and delivers refuse to landfill.
Removes and replaces damaged signs.
Repairs or replaces brick, stone, and concrete.
Serves as maintenance technician for mowers, power tools and irrigation system.
Maintains and conducts minor repairs buildings.
Replaces worn or damaged parts such as hoses, wiring, and belts, in machines and equipment such as truck and riding mower.
Installs maintains and repairs irrigation systems.
Other duties may be assigned.

Grounds Keeper
_______________________________________________________________________________________ Dispatch

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for answering 911 emergency calls and assisting citizens in obtaining emergency services. Responsible for performing technical and administrative radio communications involving the deployment of police, fire, and EMS personnel according to request for service and available manpower.

Work involves the operation of telephone equipment and computer terminals in the Police Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Operates in conformance with federal, state, and local laws; and department and city policies and procedures
Answers the 911 universal emergency telephone number in the Police Department.
Determines the nature of the emergency enters necessary information into the computer system and routes the data to the Police Dispatchers.
Routes emergency telephone calls to the proper governmental agency.
Assists Police Officers in obtaining services.
Maintains communications with Police Department personnel and provides necessary support to field personnel via police radio, telephone, computer, and MDT?s.
Determines classification of service request and jurisdiction.
Deploys field personnel according to need and priority of the request for service.
Maintains constant status of field units and updates dispatch information utilizing the computer assisted dispatch systems.
Runs vehicle registration and stolen vehicle checks.
Runs warrants and missing person checks on subjects.
Calls complainant and alarm companies back for further information.
Orders wreckers, wagons, etc. as needed.
Sets up and coordinates with field units
Operates computer keyboard and radio console equipment.
Elicits, remembers, and accurately records vital information using police codes.
Verifies driver?s license identity or vehicle ownership for patrol officers.
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required

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