Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a job with the City of Lufkin?
  • To do it all online, click here.
  • Paper applications are available at Lufkin City Hall, 300 E. Shepherd, Atrium, Lufkin, Texas 75901.
  • Paper applications are received in person at the same address or faxed to 936-633-0408.
  • Resumes must be accompanied by a completed City of Lufkin application and questionnaire if applicable.
Where can I find the job vacancies with the City of Lufkin?
  • Click here.
  • City Hall, 300 E. Shepherd, Atrium, Lufkin, Texas 75901.
Can I apply for a job online?
Yes.  For an online job application form, click here. Alternatively, you can get a paper application from Human Resources at City Hall, which you can fill out and mail to City of Lufkin, PO Box 190, Lufkin, TX 75902, fax to 936-633-0408, or scan and email to
How can I look at the job vacancies online?
How do I check on my application?
  • Applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted by telephone within
    two - three weeks.
  • If you are not called for an interview within three weeks please assume that other applicants have been chosen for the position.
  • All applicants will be notified of their final status on their application.
What benefits does the City offer?
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Telemedicine Service
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Retirement
  • Fire Pension
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Longevity Pay
  • Leave Benefits
    • Vacation
    • Sick
    • 12 Holidays
    • Funeral
    • Jury Duty
    • Military
    • Family Medical Leave
What are the retirement benefits?
Because we are a city government, our employees and our police officers have the advantage of preparing for retirement by participating in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). All employees working 1,000 hours or more per year are required to participate in TMRS. Highlights of the Plans are:

  • Employee contributes 7% of gross earnings which is tax deferred
  • City of Lufkin matches 2 to 1 (14%) upon retirement
  • Retiree supplemental death benefit of $7,500 and surviving beneficiary benefits are also included.
  • Employees are eligible for full retirement benefits at 60 years of age with five (5) years of credited service or at any age with twenty (20) years of credited service
  • Employees are considered "vested" after five (5) year.

Lufkin Firefighters participate in the Lufkin Firefighter's Relief and Retirement Fund. This plan is required for all Civil Service Firefighters.

  • Employee contributes 13.2% of gross earnings, which is tax deferred
  • City of Lufkin contributes 22.90% of gross earnings
  • A Firefighter can retire at age 50 with at least 15 years of credited service
  • Plan is governed by the Texas Local Fire Fighters’ Retirement Act.