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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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

Assistant City Manager / Administration


Assistant City Manager / Administration

Salary Range:  $85,000 - $95,000 DOE

Summary:  Provides staff assistance to the City Manager by developing coordinating preparing and designing significant administrative projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:  

This list is Illustrative Only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by and/or under this position. 

  • Completes special projects as requested by the City Manager’s Office and/or City Council;
  • Participates in budget development and hearing with department heads and the City Council, serving on the City Manager’s Budget Committee;
  • Responsible for data collection, statical analysis, and compilation of reports to meet given objectives;
  • Supports local activities by working with departments, elected officials, and the community;
  • Supports City Manager with FEMA project submittals, bids, construction, and completion of projects;
  • Assist City Manager with Capital Improvement projects;
  • Assists with City comprehensive plan reviews;
  • Attends meetings of the City Council and City Boards and Commissions, conferences, and staff meetings in order to provide assistance to the City Manager.
  • Receive requests and complaints from the public concerning administrative actions of various departments, channel the requests and/or complaints to the appropriate departments;
  • Coordinate goals, objectives, and business plans by identifying needs; working with elected and appointed officials; interacting with departments; developing plans and processes; monitoring updates; responding to requests and inquires; creating reports; facilitating strategic plan update meetings, and producing presentation materials;
  • Negotiates for and represents the City to intergovernmental activities, regional agencies, citizen’s groups, and civic and professional leaders;
  • Leads and supports initiatives related to continuous improvements; provides leadership to facilitate the professional development of staff; evaluates performances of assigned staff;
  • Directs assigned departments and meets regularly with Directors to evaluate operational plans, projects, and issues; directs the implementation of solutions; motives and evaluates staff and provides leadership, direction, and guidance in operational and financial strategies and priorities; reviews work in progress in order to anticipate technical and management problems;
  • Develops and directs strategies to meet City goals;
  • Assures all operational activities are in compliance with City policies;

Education and/or Experience:  

All Applicants must meet the requirements below:

  • Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration or related field; and
  • Five (5) years of management experience in a municipal government or equivalent combination of education and
  • Five (5) years experience as a City Manager, Assistant/Deputy City Manager, City Planner, or City Development director.
  • Basic office skills; good telephone etiquette; typing and computer skills preferred.

The City of Port Aransas is EOE.


Executive Administrative Assistant to the City Manager / Administration

Wage: $18.90 per hour DOQ

Summary:  Keeps records and executes administrative policies determined by the City Manager in conjunction with secretarial duties by performing the following duties. Serves as supervisor to the RTA bus and trolley drivers, the receptionist, Airport Manager, and Program Administrator for Meals on Wheels Program.

For a complete job description, please click here Executive Administrative Assistant to the City Manager

The City of Port Aransas is EOE.


Part-Time Field Paramedic / EMS

Wage:  $16.30 per hour

Summary:
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 troubleshoot medical equipment as well as keep equipment and vehicle clean and response ready.

Education and/or Experience:

Must possess a thorough knowledge of current principles and practices of emergency care at the basic and advanced levels. Must be able to provide emergency care at the Paramedic level under adverse conditions. Must be system credentialed (as required by the EMS Director/Chief) within 60 days of hire date. Preferred 1 year 911 experience.

For a detailed job description, please click here Field Paramedic


Gas Utility Worker / Gas Department

Wage:  $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, investigate low/high consumption.
  • Completes maintenance records, service reports, and other required documents on paper and PC; and
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:  

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
  • Have a valid Texas Driver License in good standing;
  • Ability to read, write and speak in English;
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide two-digit numbers;
  • Perform operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance;
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one-or-two step instructions; and
  • Deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

For a full job description please click here Gas Utility Worker

The City of Port Aransas is EOE.


Beach Lifeguard / Parks & Recreation

Wage: $14.48 per hour

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.
  • Cautions 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.

For a full job description, please click here Beach Lifeguard

The City of Port Aransas is EOE.


Marlin Academy / Parks & Recreation

Wage:  $12.50 per hour

Summary: 
Organizes and leads activities of children from kindergarten to 5th grade in after-school care facility or in playrooms operated by the city by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Organizes and participates in afterschool care program.
  • Assists with homework and reading. Assists in tutoring children.
  • Plays games and teaches them simple painting, drawing, handwork, songs, and similar activities.
  • Helps children develop habits of caring for clothing and picking up and putting away toys and books.
  • Maintains discipline.
  • Directs children in eating, resting, and playing.
  • Serves snacks and refreshments to children and regulates rest periods.
  • Ensures children’s safety and administers first aid when necessary.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

For a detailed job description, please click here Marlin Academy.


Pool Lifeguard / Parks & Recreation

Wage:  $12.50 per hour

Summary:

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 the 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 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.

For a detailed job description, click here Pool Lifeguard

The City of Port Aransas is an EOE


Trainee Beach Lifeguard / Parks & Recreation

Wage: $12.50 per hour

Summary:  Any beach lifeguard under 18 years old or a new hire training to be a Surf Rescue Lifeguard and patrol 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.
  • Cautions 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.

For a complete job description, please click here Trainee Beach Lifeguard

The City of Port Aransas is EOE.


Dispatcher / Port Aransas Police Department

Wage:  $17.81

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

For a complete job description, click here Telecommunications Officer (Dispatcher)

To apply please go to www.cityofportaransas.org or come into City Hall.

The City of Port Aransas is EOE


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 environment
  • 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

For a complete job description, please click here COPA Recruitment Letter rev 2021-09

The City of Port Aransas is EOE


Beach Worker / Public Works

Beach Worker / Public Works

Wage:  $14.92 per hr.

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.

For a full job description please click here Beach Worker

The City of Port Aransas is EOE.