Employment Opportunities

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)749-4723, emailed to city@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.

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MEMBER TERM OTHER
Wendy Clark 2021
Kris Jones 2021
Sandra Little 2021
Bruce Clark 2021
Beverly Bolner 2020 Director
Beth Owens 2020 Director
Joan Holt 2020 Director
David Parsons 2021 Corporation Manager
Coleen Simpon 2021 Corporation Assistant Manager
Francisca Nixon 2021 Corporation Secretary
Darla Honea 2021 Corporation Treasurer

Part-Time EMT/Paramedic

$16.79/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.


Pool Lifeguard

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe areas
  • Rescues swimmers in danger of drowning and administers first aid
  • Maintains order in swimming area
  • Inspects facilities for cleanliness
  • Cleans and refills swimming pool
  • Determines chlorine content and pH value of water with water testing kit
  • Conducts or officiates swimming meets
  • Gives swimming instructions
  • Other duties may be assigned.
Qualifications:
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.

Fleet Mechanic/Technician

Wage: $21.27-27.75 DOE 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 car 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.

Fleet Worker

General Information:
Department: Division, Public Works
Reports To: Director of Public Works & Lead Mechanic
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Prepared By: Director, Public Works
Salary/Grade: 12
Summary:
Under direct supervision, this position supports Fleet Maintenance through procurement of parts and tools, general housekeeping, porter duties, performing minor mechanical repairs and scheduled vehicle services, and assisting Technicians as needed.
Essential functions:
  • Responsible for general inspection of vehicles and equipment, performs generalized preventative maintenance and automotive repair work, secures parts and supplies for fleet maintenance activities. Pick up and deliver vehicles for repair or warranty work.
  • Assist the Fleet Maintenance Mechanics by cleaning shop and service areas, maintaining safety standards, generalized repair/service activities, helps in cleaning work area, and maintenance of service tools and equipment.
  • Operates a variety of other equipment such as tractor/loader units and small tools to include chain saws, trimmers, pumps and all small tools as required and directed.
  • Performs/assists in performance of routine service to include pumping fuel into vehicles/equipment, check fluid levels, change batteries, change fluids and filters, repair/replace and balance tires. Operate a variety of machinery and equipment, test/drive city vehicles and equipment to insure proper operation.
  • 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.

Groundskeeper

Wage: $14.48 Per Hour

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.

Groundskeeper


Heavy Equipment Operator - Streets

Wage:  $18.35 Per Hour

Summary:  Under the direct supervision of the Street Supervisor, the Streets Equipment Operator performs semi-skilled and skilled level work. The Equipment Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner.  This position also provides labor to assist in the repair and maintenance of the city streets, roadways, drainage facilities & systems and traffic control infrastructure, mowing, trimming, edging, cleaning, clearing of alleyways as well as sweeping and trash pickup and performs any and all other related work as required and directed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:  

  • Operates all heavy equipment in a safe and efficient way according to all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Operates back hoe/front end loader to repair and maintain city streets, properties, roadways, alleyways, right of ways, drainage facilities & systems and all other work requiring a back hoe/front end loader as directed.
  • Operates grader on roadways, properties, alleyways, right of ways and all other work requiring a grader a directed.
  • Operates dump truck moving sand, caliche, limestone and all other related material within the City as directed or required.
  • Operates a variety of other equipment such as street sweeper unit, boom mower unit, tractor mowers, small tractor/loader units and small tools to include chain saws, trimmers, pumps and all small tools as required and directed.
  • Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License required; two (2) years’ experience efficiently operating simple to specialized equipment (i.e. front end loaders, graders, dump truck, water truck, back hoe, tractors and various small tools and equipment); experience in work zone traffic control such as flagging, lane closures, sign placements and road closure procedures.

For a full job description please go to www.cityofportaransas.org or come into City Hall EOE

Heavy Equipment Operator


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:
Job Type:
Full time with rotating shifts

Compensation:
$22.97/hr. to $32.32/hr. 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 17, Glock 42, 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

Beach Worker/Public Works

General Information:
Pay Rate:
$12 - $12.86 Per Hour.
Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Beach Supervisor, the Beach Worker performs general labor and semi-skilled level work. The Beach Worker is responsible to provide labor to assist in the cleaning, maintenance and repair of city beaches, beach roadways, access road entrances, removal and disposal of solid waste and sanitation of beach restrooms, pickup and disposal of all beach trash, containers and recycle containers on city beaches and seaweed collection/disposal. Performs any and all other related work as required and directed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Operates all beach vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient way according to all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Operates a variety of vehicles back hoe with front bucket, pump truck, water truck, trash truck, pickup truck and etc.
  • Operates a variety of other equipment such as tractor/loader units and small tools to include chain saws, trimmers, pumps and all small tools as required and directed.
  • 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.
  • Services and empties beach trash cans, cleans and sanitizes beach restrooms, disposes of solid waste and picks up debris/trash on the city beach as required.
  • Assist fleet technicians/mechanics in service, repairs and fabrication for various equipment and tools.
  • Assists in properly securing worksites by use of barricades, flags and traffic direction in and around worksites. Ensures safe working conditions within work areas.
  • 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.

Street Maintenance Worker/Public Works

General Information:
Pay Rate:
$14.48 Per Hour.
Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Streets Maintenance Supervisor, the Streets Maintenance 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.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Operates all streets vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient way according to all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Operates a variety of vehicles back hoe with front bucket, pump truck, water truck, trash truck, pickup truck and etc.
  • Operates a variety of other equipment such as tractor/loader units and small tools to include chain saws, trimmers, pumps and all small tools as required and directed.
  • 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.
  • Services and empties trash cans, disposes of solid waste and picks up debris/trash on the city streets as required.
  • Assist fleet technicians/mechanics in service, repairs and fabrication fOr various equipment and tools.
  • Assists in properly securing worksites by use of barricades, flags and traffic direction in and around worksites.
  • Ensures safe working conditions within work areas.
  • 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.

Gas Utility Worker / Gas Department

General Information:
Pay Rate:
$15.37 Per Hour.
Summary:
Under the supervision of the Gas Foreman, safely performs routine tasks and projects of moderate complexity requiring the application of standard techniques, procedures and guidelines.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Perform preventive and routine maintenance on pipeline system;
  • Troubleshoot, test, install, and repair pipeline system materials and equipment;
  • Operates: vehicle, pipeline system equipment, and other essential equipment. Handles material, cargo, and accessories;
  • Reads meters, investigates low/high consumption.
  • Completes maintenance records, service reports, and other required documents on paper and PC; and
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Beach Lifeguard

General Information:
Department: Parks & Recreation Department
Reports To: Aquatics Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Prepared By: Colleen Simpson, Parks & Recreation Director
Salary/Grade:  12
Date: 5/29/2019
Summary:
Patrols public beach area to monitor activities of swimmers and prevent illegal conduct by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Observes activities in assigned area on foot, in vehicle, or from tower or headquarters building with binoculars to detect hazardous conditions such as swimmers in distress, disturbances, or safety infractions.
  • Cautious people against use of unsafe beach areas or illegal conduct such as drinking or fighting.
  • Rescues distressed persons from ocean.
  • Examines injured individuals, administers first aid, and monitors vital signs.
  • Administers artificial respiration or provides oxygen to revive persons.
  • Compiles emergency and medical treatment report forms and maintains daily information on weather and beach conditions.
  • Operates switchboard or two-way radio system to maintain contact and coordinate activities between emergency rescue units.
  • Other duties may be assigned.