City of Lufkin Employment

Applications are also available at Lufkin City Hall, 300 E. Shepherd, Atrium, Lufkin, Texas 75901. Applications may be submitted online, or delivered in person at the previous address or faxed to 936-633-0408.

  • Job vacancy postings are posted on the bulletin board inside the Atrium, City Hall, 300 E. Shepherd, Lufkin, Texas 75901 and on this website
  • A separate application must be completed for each prospective position sought
  • Only applications for currently posted jobs will be accepted
  • Submit a job application online
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Now Hiring:

ELLEN TROUT ZOO - Maintenance Worker

2 Positions Available

  • Grounds maintenance
  • Gardening/landscaping
  • Building maintenance, construction, and carpentry
  • Plumbing and minor electrical repair
  • Preventative maintenance to vehicles and equipment
  • Pest control and janitorial duties

Open Until Filled
Questionnaire must be submitted with application


3 Positions Available

Duties include:
  • Responsible for the overall daily care of various animals, plants, enclosures and support facilities
  • Cleaning, feeding, exhibit upkeep, exhibit associated landscaping, breeding programs
  • Record keeping, report writing and other aspects of the professional care of reptiles, birds, and mammals
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative
  • Maintain accurate records, and write meaningful reports
  • Be flexible and adaptable to working within the framework of a small zoo
  • Have a respect for animals with a professional attitude about the work
  • Work as a team member for the benefit of the animals
  • Requires standing, stooping, sitting, twisting, walking and lifting of feed sacks and hay bales (minimum of 25-70 pounds)

Open Until Filled


  • Ability to effectively communicate with the public regarding City ordinances
  • Performs a variety of technical duties in support of the City’s Code enforcement program
  • Monitors to ensure compliance with ordinances, codes, and regulations
  • Provides customer education and enforcement of all municipal ordinances dealing with land use, development and sanitation
  • Investigates complaints and notifies of code violations
  • Prepares case data and files unresolved cases with Municipal Courts
  • Must have good reading, writing, and comprehension skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and keyboard skills for data entry

 Open Until Filled  

Questionnaire must be completed and submitted with application


  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date human resource files, records, and documentation in compliance with applicable legal requirements and perform periodic audits of HR files and records to ensure that all required documents are collected and filed appropriately.
  • Answers frequently asked questions from applicants and employees relative to standard policies, benefits, hiring processes, etc.; refers more complex questions to appropriate HR staff or the Director of Human Resources & Civil Services.
  • Maintains the integrity and confidentiality of human resource files/records and all information obtained.
  • Maintains knowledge of HR related legal requirements, risks, and compliance.
  • Keeps employee records up-to-date by processing employee status changes in a timely manner and assists with payroll functions including processing, answering employee questions and fixing processing errors.
  • Processes enrollments, changes, and terminations of participants in benefit plans and programs.
  • Responsible for monitoring benefit premiums in payroll and reconciling for monthly bill payments.
  • Acts as a liaison between the organization and external benefits providers and vendors, which may include health, vision, dental and disability plan providers.
  • Conducts or assists with new hire orientation.
  • Assists with planning and execution of special events such as benefits enrollment, organization-wide meetings, employee recognition events, holiday parties, and retirement celebrations.
  • Contribute to the fulfillment of department and company objectives and goals.
  • Comply with all department and company policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Meet expectations for attendance and punctuality.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Open until filled.

2 Positions Available

Duties Include:
  • Configure, install, troubleshoot, and repair Windows based computers for end-users in a networked active directory environment
  • Provide technical support to end users on a variety of issues from Windows PC desktops and laptops to iOS and Android mobile devices including software installation, software customizations, software and hardware failure analysis, printer support, peripheral support, and LAN-WAN connectivity support (including wireless connectivity) over the phone, through remote support, or in person.
  • Communicate effectively, taking into consideration end user technical literacy and skill level
  • Assist in developing specifications, procurement, installation, administration and maintenance of computer and network equipment
  • May be required to perform related duties, tasks, and responsibilities other than those specifically listed in this description

This position is an essential service position where the employee will be required to provide service during emergency situations.

Open Until Filled


2 Positions Available

  • Handing cash
  • Managing a cash drawer
  • Processing credit card transaction on a register/POS system
  • Interacting with customers on a daily basis

Open Until Filled

LUFKIN CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU - Ice Skating Rink General Manager
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  • Supervising a team in a fast pace working environment
  • Oversees the day- to-day operations of a temporary holiday ice skating events
  • Responsible for eliminating safety hazards, driving sale, reducing controllable expenses, and scheduling
  • Acts as an Ice-America representative and must have the ability to maintain clients relationships
  • Oversee all aspects of the cash register operations, daily banking, and nightly reconciliation following Ice-America policies and procedures

Open Until Filled


2 Positions Available

  • Responsible for the day-to-day ice maintenance, resurfacing, and following Ice-America reporting policies
  • Make repairs to equipment
  • Enforce compliance with all regulations, standards, and guidelines
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Open Until Filled


2 Positions Available

  • Helping customers on and off the ice
  • Ensure the safety of skaters and other participants
  • Interacting with customers on a daily basis
  • Other duties as assigned

Open Until Filled

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2 Positions Available

  • Interacting with customers on a daily basis
  • Monitor on-ice safety to ensure all patrons are following the Skaters Code Conduct while looking to engage customers with a memorable experience
  • Handing out rental skates, showing customers how to wear them properly, and  re-shelving them
  • Work the Greeter/Waiver stand as required
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the skate rink and surrounding area
  • Other duties as assigned                                                                                                                                                         
Open Until Filled
POLICE DEPARTMENT - Communications Operator (Dispatch)

Dispatch hiring


APPLY NOW - make sure that you select: POLICE DEPARTMENT - Communications Operator (Dispatch)
$38k ($18.44/hr.)
Yearly step raises to $44k ($21.37/hr.)
Overtime opportunities

  • Dispatches police, fire/rescue, and after-hours city services.
  • Monitors and coordinates telephone, radio, and teletype communications between unit personnel and among the general public, as well as non-emergency situations.
  • Position is responsible for receiving, processing, and disseminating information in an accurate and timely manner to provide an expeditious response to emergency situations.
  • Performs considerable record maintenance functions requiring specialized knowledge of departmental rules and regulations and apply acute attention to detail.
  • Answer a multi-line phone system for both emergency and non-emergency calls.
  • Acquire information and assess the circumstances, reassures the victim or caller, gathers required information and dispatches information to appropriate units.
  • Operate a multi-channel radio system and simultaneously input, retrieve, listen to and comprehend 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls and radio traffic while reading from both computer screens and printouts;
  • Receives and transmits pertinent information on all calls for services including those in progress
  • Monitors activities of Police, Fire and other emergency medical services
  • Maintains the location and call status of all emergency units.
  • Maintain communications with unit personnel in the field in order to conduct computerized searches through local, state and national databases;
  • Confirms stolen property and wanted/missing persons as well as enter data and operate computer terminals with specialized access through various automated data banks.
  • Maintain records and data for items such as warrants, missing persons, stolen property and emergency protection orders by confirming information is correct, entering and modifying information in the database and clearing information as applicable.
  • Comprehend and apply City Ordinances, city, and departmental policies and procedures as well as adhere strictly to the Department General Orders;
  • Communicate courteously and clearly, verbally and in writing
  • Required to report for work punctually, work all scheduled hours, including shift work, weekends, holidays and any required overtime as deemed necessary.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
We also have EXCELLENT benefits (health, dental, life, etc.) with BCBS health plans starting at:
$75 employee/monthly
$170 employee + children/monthly
$315 employee + spouse/monthly
$375 employee + family/monthly
20-year retirement at any age through TMRS
Vacation, sick days, longevity pay, 11 paid holidays
$40 per month cleaning allowance
Certificate pay

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • A normal volume speaking voice
  • Speak English fluently
  • Must have 20/40 eyesight (corrected)
  • Applicant must be able to work different shifts
  • Must be able to thrive in a hectic/fast paced atmosphere
  • Live within 30 minutes of the Lufkin Police Department
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Type 40 words per minute corrected
  • Pass an employment physical examination, which includes an audiological (hearing) test. Hearing range of 30 or more decibels, and frequency range of 250-3000 hertz in both ears.
  • Pass two state licensing courses and the state licensing test for Telecommunications within the first year of employment.
  • Candidates are required to successfully pass a polygraph test and complete a background investigation check.
PARKS AND RECREATION - Concession Stand Workers
Pay: $8.00 per hour
This is a part time position. There are no guaranteed number of hours or 
days for this position. Employees are assigned shifts as needed.

The City of Lufkin is accepting applications for sports complex concession stand workers. Applications are kept on file until positions are available.

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • 16-18 year olds must have written parental/guardian consent
  • Must be able to lift items weighing 10 pounds and less
  • Ability to walk, stand, bend, stoop


  • Ability to work varied hours including evenings and weekends until 10:30 PM
  • Experience with concession stand, cooking, food-handling preferred
  • Must be able to balance a cash drawer and make change

Click here to submit a job application online.
Human Resources Department, Lufkin City Hall
300 E. Shepherd Ave., Suite 226, Lufkin, TX 75901 
FAX 936-633-0408, email:

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Equal Opportunity Employer

Parks Director


·         Principles and practice of general business management and of municipal parks and recreation administration processes and management.

·         Parks and Recreation activities, operations, and maintenance of park facilities, and community infrastructure.

·         City processes, fiscal and budget management processes, and applicable administrative policies and procedures.

·         Applicable federal, State, and local laws and regulations, affecting the work of the Department.

·         Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, departments, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, city officials and the general public

·         Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with elected officials and staff, other departments, the media, and the public.


·         General Management: Responsible for the overall planning, operation, and management of the Parks and Recreation Department. Oversees the management of the day-to-day administration of the department, including budget, programs, maintenance, development of personnel, and customer service.

·         Strategic Planning: Works with city management, advisory boards, and other organizations to develop master plans for City parks and recreational facilities. Researches, facilitates and promotes new approaches and trends in recreational services.

·         Policy Development: Develops, recommends, and oversees the administration of Parks and Recreation Department policies and guidelines.

·         Personnel Management: Develops and maintains a workforce proficient in and committed to customer service and team work. Directly or through managers, appoints, supervises, trains, evaluates, develops, and ensures accountability of department employees. Establishes and maintains a working environment conducive to positive morale, quality services, and innovation. Provides for safe work practices and conditions for employees.

·         Program Development and Project Management: Oversight of all Parks and Recreation programs and projects for the City. Coordinates programs and activities of the department with other city departments and outside groups.

·         Fiscal and Business Management: Ensures the financial well-being of the Department by establishing cost control measures and monitoring all fiscal operations. Prepares and manages annual budget. Ensures the economical use of departmental funds, manpower, materials, facilities and time.

·         Performs related duties as assigned and required


Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Operation of heavy trucks and trailers used in the construction and maintenance of city streets
  • Transports materials for the construction and maintenance of city streets
  • Provides labor as needed including jack hammer, asphalt rake and shoveling
  • Maintains daily records including loads of materials transported to and from each job site.
  • Cleans culverts and drains during flood conditions
  • Assists in cutting overhanging limbs
  • Inspects detention ponds and creeks for required maintenance

Questionnaire must be completed and submitted with application.

Open Until Filled

WATER & SEWER - Heavy Equipment Operator
Heavy equipment operator

Duties/Responsibilities Include:

  • Performs skilled and semi-skilled general labor, maintenance and repair work
  • Operates a variety of motorized/specialized equipment and vehicles for construction, repair and maintenance.  Ex: backhoes, bulldozers and excavators
  • Maintains City’s water and sewer systems, infrastructure, facilities and grounds, in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures
  • Hauls materials and transports vehicles and equipment to job sites.
  • Inspects, cleans and performs routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment.
  • Completes required daily logs and reports
  • Assignment to on-call schedule as departmental needs/operation necessitate
  • Lead a crew in the absence of the foreman

Questionnaire must be completed and submitted with application.
Open Until Filled

WATER & SEWER - Light Equipment Operator
Light equipment operator