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  • POLICE OFFICER – immediate openings! $5,000 HIRING INCENTIVE for currently certified TCOLE peace officers! Certain conditions apply.

     

    The City of Lockhart will be holding a Civil Service Exam for POLICE OFFICER on Saturday, October 22, 2022. The results of this exam will be used to create an eligibility list.

     

    Starting Salary: $27.23hr and advancing to $27.94hr after one year. Possibilities for additional pay include: certification pay, education pay, longevity pay, assignment pay for Detectives & FTO, & shift differential pay. Uniforms provided-uniform allowance provided for detectives. Benefits include: 3 weeks vacation leave annually, 3 weeks sick leave annually, 12 paid holidays, 1 personal holiday, retirement, life insurance, & health insurance.

     

    For application packets contact City Hall, 308 West San Antonio Street, Lockhart, Texas, 78644 or via phone at (512) 398-3461. Application packets are also available online by selecting the link below. The City of Lockhart is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Application Deadline: October 19, 2022.

     

    Police Officer Application Packet

     

     

  • Lockhart, Texas (population 15,200) is conveniently located 25 miles from Austin, 48 miles from San Antonio, and just 15 miles east of San Marcos off Interstate 35. It covers 15.6 square miles and is the county seat of Caldwell County. Lockhart is 25 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and owns a general aviation airport. The area is experiencing rapid growth as Austin and San Antonio are spreading toward Lockhart. Lockhart is a Type B EDC with ½ cent sales tax dedicated to economic development.

     

    The Economic Development Director directs and coordinates economic development department focusing on recruitment of new commercial, industrial, and retail businesses, and on retention and expansion of existing businesses.

     

    The Director reports to the LEDC President which is the City Manager; works closely with LEDC board to achieve goals; attends LEDC board meetings; may receive direction from the LEDC board; supervises one assistant; works with local businesses and groups to promote all aspects of economic development in Lockhart; must have skills to train and motivate staff members; must have good communication skills and be able to speak publicly focusing on presentations and reports related to economic development and the Lockhart community.

     

    Requires bachelor’s degree in Economics, Marketing, or related field with Economic Development Training; prefer 5 years of experience with Economic Development Corporation Sales Tax Law in Texas - 4B; also prefer Certified Economic Development status.

     

    Benefits include a 20-year full retirement under the Texas Municipal Retirement System, employee health insurance, 13 holidays, standard sick/vacation leave, and a vehicle allowance. Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Applications and job description may be obtained on the City website at www.lockhart-tx.org or at City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio St, Lockhart, Texas 78644 and will be received at City Hall until the position is filled. The City of Lockhart is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    The job description that includes the applicant's signature on the last page must be submitted with the Application for Employment. Select a link below to view the job description or to download the employment application:

     

    Job Description - Economic Development Director

     

    Employment Application 

     

  • The City of Lockhart is accepting applications for the position of Mechanic. Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio St. or at www.lockhart-tx.org.

     

    Applicants must possess a valid Texas Driver’s license; must have a good driving record; high school diploma or GED, five year of related experience, additional experience working on vehicles and electrical systems preferred. The Mechanic reports to the Lead Mechanic; preforms preventative maintenance, diagnosis, and repairs on City fleet vehicles and equipment. Performs minor repairs, lubricates and services part and components, repairs and balances tires, picks up parts, cleans vehicles, equipment, and work areas.

     

    Successful applicant must pass post offer physical. Pay range: $16.16 hr - $20.21hr depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include health and dental insurance, paid holidays; vacation/sick leave benefits and membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

     

    Position is open until filled.

     

    The City of Lockhart is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    The job description that includes the applicant's signature on the last page must be submitted with the Application for Employment. Select a link below to view the job description or to download the employment application:

     

    Job Description - Mechanic

     

    Employment Application

     

  • The City of Lockhart is accepting applications for Class A Electric Lineman. Applications are available at City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio Street or online at www.lockhart-tx.org  Benefits include a 20 year retirement plan (City matches 2 to 1), employee medical/life/dental insurance, sick/vacation leave, 12 paid holidays and deferred compensation.  $30.68 - $ 38.36 per hour DOQ.

     

    Position requires a minimum of 5 years experience, able to climb poles or specialize in underground locates, operate digger truck, bucket truck and back yard machine.  Job knowledge in the following areas: reading, connecting/disconnecting electric meters, framing, installation and construction of distribution overhead and underground power lines and installation/maintenance of street lights. Do over-head, underground and secondary terminations. Hands on work on energized power line circuits and secondary lines. Trim trees away from high voltage and secondary power lines. Trouble shoots electrical power outages; switch feeders from various locations within the power system to minimize customer outages. Accurately complete daily tracking, mileage and other routine paper work and knowledge of basic computer (word/ excel). Must have knowledge of three phase and single phase over-head and underground transformer installations. Must be able to be on 24 hour call out and be able to respond within 25 minutes to the trouble call site or warehouse. Due to safety capacity limitations of service work bucket truck, combined personal weight, materials and tools cannot exceed 300 pounds. High school diploma or G.E.D required. Must have valid Texas Operator’s License and must be able to obtain Texas CDL License within 90 days of hire. Non-smoking environment.

     

    Position open until filled.

     

    The City of Lockhart is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

     

    The job description that includes the applicant's signature on the last page must be submitted with the Application for Employment. Select a link below to view the job description or to download the employment application:

     

    Job Description - Class A Lineman

     

    Employment Application

     

     

  • The City of Lockhart is accepting applications for an Economic Development Specialist that will assist and provide a professional level of assistance to the Economic Development Department.  This position coordinates economic development, implementation, planning, marketing and research work to implement programs and policies of broadening retail, commercial, and industrial base within Lockhart.  Under general direction of the Economic Development Director. 

     

    This position requires bachelor’s degree in government, political science, economics, business, marketing, or related field.  Two to three years of economic development experience in a governmental setting is preferred. 

     

    Benefits include a 20-year full retirement under the Texas Municipal Retirement System, employee health insurance, 13 holidays, and standard sick/vacation leave.  Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

     

    Applications and job description may be obtained on the City website at www.lockhart-tx.org or at City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio St, Lockhart, Texas 78644 and will be received at City Hall until the position is filled.  The City of Lockhart is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    The job description that includes the applicant's signature on the last page must be submitted with the Application for Employment. Select a link below to view the job description or to download the employment application:

     

    Job Description - Economic Development Specialist 

     

    Employment Application 

     

     

  • Department:           Administration

    Pay Grade:               The salary will be commensurate depending on qualifications and experience. 

    FLSA Status:             Exempt

     

    Lockhart, Texas (population 14,700) is conveniently located 25 miles from Austin, 48 miles from San Antonio, and just 15 miles east of San Marcos off Interstate 35.  It covers 15.6 square miles and is the county seat of Caldwell County.  Lockhart is 25 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and the city has a very active general aviation airport. 

    The City of Lockhart is a home rule municipality operating under a council-manager form of government.  The City Council is comprised of seven members, including the Mayor.  Four members are elected by district and two members and the Mayor are elected at large.  Members serve three-year staggered terms with no term limits.  The Council hires a professional City Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the City.  The City has a total FY 21-22 budget of $38.6 million and 156 employees. 

     

    JOB SUMMARY

    Under the supervision of the City Manager, the Assistant City Manager (ACM) will perform a variety of tasks within the organization.  This position assists the City Manager in the planning, directing, management and review of the activities and operations of the City.  The ACM assists City Manager in implementing the City Council’s policies and goals, recommends policies and procedures to improve efficiency of City services, and implements and executes policies as established by the elected City Council.  The ACM also provides strategic direction and leadership oversight to assigned City departments and functions. 

     

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Attends City Council meetings and takes necessary action regarding Council agenda items.

       

    • Directs the activities of assigned departments by meeting with department managers to assign projects and responsibilities, review and evaluate work methods and procedures, and identify and resolve problems.

       

    • Ensure Lockhart residents are addressed with the highest degree of professionalism and outstanding customer service.

       

    • Provides highly responsible management support to the City Manager; provides staff support to assigned boards and commissions.

                                                                                                                

    • Monitors operations within the City and assigned areas to develop, recommend, and implement both short and long-range goals concerning policies, and programs; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; and directs implementation of changes.
    • Represents the City and the City Manager to management staff, elected officials, and outside agencies; explains, justifies, and defends programs, policies, and activities; and negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant, and controversial issues.

       

    • Participates in the selection, training, motivation, and evaluation of the management staff; provides or coordinates training and works with employees to correct deficiencies.

       

    • Participates in the development and administration of the City budget; directs the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments as necessary.

       

    • Prepares for and responds to various City emergency situations and serves in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in a variety of assignments.

       

    • Keeps the City Council, City Manager, and management staff apprised off matters the may impact Lockhart’s plans, projects, operations, and costs.

       

    • Fulfill the duties of City Manager during the City Manager’s temporary absence.

       

    • Performs other related duties and leading projects as assigned.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field; Master’s Degree in Public Administration preferred. Five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in local government or the private sector, including experience with multiple operations, services, and activities in government, with at least five (5) years of management or supervisory experience.  Five (5) years’ experience as a City Manager, Assistant/Deputy City Manager, or the equivalent in a comparable or larger community is preferred.  ICMA Credentialed Manager a plus. 

     

    Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

     

    Licenses or Certifications:

    • Possess and maintain a valid Texas Class C driver's license with a satisfactory driving record.

     

    Special Requirements:

    • Reside within 25 minutes of the Lockhart city limits or service area (within 60 days of hire) in order to provide oversight and control during emergencies within the City.

     

    How to Apply:

    Applications and resumes can be submitted by mail or in person to City Hall, Attention:  Personnel, 308 W. San Antonio St, Lockhart, Texas 78644 or by email to bparra@lockhart-tx.org.  The City of Lockhart is an Equal Opportunity Employer.      Position open until filled.

     

    Job Description - Assistant City Manager

     

    Employment Application

     

     

  • The City of Lockhart is accepting applications for Water/Wastewater System Operator.  Prefer experience in construction of water and sewer utilities, mechanical abilities, operate various types of equipment; dump truck, sewer pressure washing equipment, sewer main video camera, water main tapping tools, underground bore equipment.  Must be available for on call duty and be able to respond within 25 minutes to the call site or warehouse.  The applicant shall have a High School Diploma or GED, valid Texas Drivers License, possess or obtain within 18 months of employment water/wastewater license from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  Pay range $14.38 - $17.98 per hr. DOQ.  Apply at City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio St., Lockhart, TX. or at www.lockhart-tx.org   

     

    Position open until filled.

     

    The City of Lockhart is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

     

    The job description that includes the applicant's signature on the last page must be submitted with the Application for Employment. Select a link below to view the job description or to download the employment application:

     

    Job Description - Water / Wastewater System Operator

     

    Employment Application

  • The City of Lockhart is accepting applications for the position of Telecommunicator (dispatch).  Will train, no experience required.  Person will take both Emergency and Non-Emergency calls for the City, Fire, Police, and EMS.  Applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. Dispatching experience preferred. Shift work. Extensive background check. Starting salary is $18.16 per hour. Applications may be obtained at City Hall, Personnel Office, 308 W. San Antonio St., Lockhart, TX Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. or online at www.lockhart-tx.org  Position is open until filled.

     

    The City of Lockhart is an equal opportunity  employer.

     

    The job description that includes the applicant's signature on the last page must be submitted with the Application for Employment. Select a link below to view the job description or to download the employment application:

     

    Job Description - Telecommunicator

     

    Employment Application

     

  • The City of Lockhart is accepting applications for the position of Street Worker.  Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio St., in the Personnel Department, during normal business hours or at www.lockhart-tx.org

     

    Applicants must possess a valid Texas Driver’s license; must have a good driving record; Applicant must live within 25 minutes of City Limits of Lockhart for timely response to public emergencies.  Experience performing all types of street repairs preferred; operates one or more equipment items for street repairs/maintenance; street markings/painting; drives brush truck and operates brush chipper; cuts brush; sign installation/repairs; fence repairs/installations; works at recycling center occasionally; other labor tasks; and drives dump trucks. 

     

    Successful applicant must pass post offer physical.  At times, this position requires working before and after normal work hours.  The starting wage is $13.56 hr. depending on experience and qualifications.  Benefits include health and dental insurance, paid holidays; vacation/sick leave benefits and membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

     

    Position is open until filled.

     

    The City of Lockhart is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    The job description that includes the applicant's signature on the last page must be submitted with the Application for Employment. Select a link below to view the job description or to download the employment application:

     

    Job Description - Street Worker

     

    Employment Application 

  • The City of Lockhart is accepting applications for the position of Parks Worker I.  Applicants must have valid Texas driver’s license, High School diploma or G.E.D. preferred.  Duties include driving, lawn, shrub and tree maintenance, and other related outdoor duties.  The pay range is $12.80 - $16.01 per hour depending on qualifications & experience.  The city offers a 20-year full retirement plan, medical insurance, sick/vac. leave, 12 paid holidays.  Applications may be obtained at City Hall, Personnel office, 308 W. San Antonio St., M-F, 8am-5pm or online by selecting the links below.   

     

    Position is open until filled.

     

    The City of Lockhart is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

     

    The job description that includes the applicant's signature on the last page must be submitted with the Application for Employment. Select a link below to view the job description or to download the employment application:

     

    Job Description - Parks Worker I

     

    Employment Application

     

  • Lockhart, Texas, is conveniently located 25 miles from Austin, 48 miles from San Antonio, and just 15 miles east of San Marcos off Interstate 35. It covers 15.6 square miles and is the county seat of Caldwell County. Lockhart is easily accessible via Highway 183, the 130 Tollway, or Interstate 10 from anywhere in Texas. Lockhart’s 14,700 residents enjoy convenient access to the amenities and attractions of a large city in a welcoming, small-town environment that is free from the hassles of big city life. Great schools, low crime, no traffic congestion, and excellent fire, police, and EMS protection make it an ideal setting for families.

    The City of Lockhart is a home rule municipality operating under a council-manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of seven members, including the Mayor. Lockhart’s Development Services Department houses two major functions: the Planning Division and the Inspections Division. The Building Official is part of the Inspections Division, which also includes code enforcement for violations of property maintenance code, such as overgrown lots, litter, stagnant water, discarded appliances and furniture, junk vehicles, and unsecured or vacant buildings.

    Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Building Official enforces and ensures compliance with building codes and ordinances pertaining to electrical, plumbing, mechanical, gas, energy, fire, and building construction codes for the City. This position is also responsible for conducting inspections and serving as the Chief Code Enforcement Officer.

    The City of Lockhart seeks a flexible, high-energy person to serve as the new Building Official. This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, plus five years of experience as a Code Enforcement Officer, Building Inspector, or in related work. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

    Candidates should have the following licenses and certifications:

    • Plumbing Inspector’s License and Code Enforcement License by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation are required or able to obtain.
    • Certifications to inspect electrical, plumbing, mechanical, gas, and building construction issued from International Code Council (ICC) preferred or ability to obtain.
    • Building Plans Review certification from International Code Council (ICC) preferred, or able to obtain within one year of employment.
    • Valid Texas driver’s license and a good driving record.

    The City of Lockhart offers a competitive annual salary range of $67,651 to $101,476, based on experience and qualifications.

     

    Job Description - Building Official

     

    Employment Application

     

If you have any questions regarding the position(s) listed above, please contact Bertha Parra, Personnel Specialist, at (512) 398-3461, ext. 2270.

 

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