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See City of Lockhart's job postings below by selecting the position(s) of your choice. 

Job Descriptions and 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 at www.lockhart-tx.org   

     

    Position is open until filled.

     

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

     

    Interested persons should apply to the Personnel Department, City of Lockhart, 308 W. San Antonio St., Lockhart, TX 78644, 512-398-3461, ext. 2270.  The job description and application may be downloaded at www.lockhart-tx.org.

     

    Job Description - Parks Worker I

     

    Employment Application

     

  • Animal Shelter Attendant - Full-time:   The City of Lockhart is seeking a self-motivating, honest; dependable, and caring individual for full-time employment as an Animal Shelter Attendant.  Schedule includes weekends and weekdays.  Candidate must be self-motivated and able to work without direct supervision.  Must be 18 years of age, High School diploma or GED.  Knowledge of animals and diseases of animals preferred.  Must have good customer relation skills.  Salary range $12.80 - $16.01 per hour.  Job includes cleaning the animal shelter and caring for the animals. 

     

    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.

     

    Position Open until filled. 

     

    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 - Animal Shelter Attendant

     

    Employment Application 

     

     

     

  • Animal Shelter Attendant/ACO:  The City of Lockhart is seeking dependable, honest, and caring individuals for full-time employment as Animal Shelter Attendant/ACO. Candidate must be self motivated and be able to work without direct supervision. Must be 18 years of age, High School diploma or GED, Valid Texas Operator’s license with a good driving record & have good customer relations skills. Knowledge of animals and diseases of animals preferred.  Must be able to be on call and work weekends and holidays.  Must be able to attend and successfully complete Animal Control Officer Certification course, Euthanization and CEU Courses as they become available as a condition of employment. Salary starts at $13.57 per hour. Job includes cleaning the animal shelter and caring for the animals.

     

    Application and Job Description available at City Hall, 308 W San Antonio St, Lockhart, 78644 or www.lockhart-tx.org . Applications will be received until the position is filled.  The City of Lockhart is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Position open until filled. 

     

    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 - Animal Shelter Attendant / Animal Control Officer

     

    Employment Application

     

     

  • Senior Planner or Planner – Full-time salaried professional position with competitive benefits in the City of Lockhart, Planning Department, under the direction of the Planning Director.  Supporting or primary responsibility for providing information to the public and other City departments, administering and enforcing ordinances, reviewing site plans and subdivision plats, reviewing certificate for alteration applications, preparing staff reports and ordinance amendments, researching and writing grant proposals, participating in site inspections and evening meetings, and assisting with a wide range of special projects and routine departmental functions, including cross-training with other positions in the department.  Provides support to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and/or historical Preservation Commission as assigned.  Candidates for Senior Planner should have at least a bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, architecture, or closely related discipline, plus a minimum of five years of experience (two years of experience with a masters degree).  AICP certification or candidate status is preferred.  Candidates for Planner should have at least a bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, architecture, or closely related discipline, plus a minimum of two years experience.  Excellent oral, written, and graphics communication skills, general knowledge of municipal planning functions and geographic information systems (ESRI ArcGIS), ability to attend evening commission and board meetings, and a valid Texas driver’s license, are required.  Experience with Adobe, Google, and Microsoft applications is also required.  Pay range of $53,580 - $80,392 for Senior Planner and $50,544 - $75,816 for Planner annually, depending on qualifications and experience. 

     

    Interested persons should apply to the Personnel Department, City of Lockhart, 308 W. San Antonio St., Lockhart, TX 78644, 512-398-3461, ext. 2270.  The job description and application may be downloaded at www.lockhart-tx.org.

     

    Open until filled.

     

    The City of Lockhart is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Employment Application 

     

     

  • 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 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 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 

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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