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.

Now Hiring:

The City of Lufkin, Texas will be administering an entrance examination for
Civil Service Police Officer at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The location
of this examination will be at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center, 601 N. Second St., Lufkin, Texas, 75901.

All individuals who are interested in taking the entrance exam for possible employment with the City of Lufkin Police Department must complete a City of Lufkin Personal Information Form.


Completed Forms must be received by: 11:59 PM CST, Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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ADMINISTRATION - Assistant City Manager
The Assistant City Manager performs highly responsible administrative work involved in 
planning, directing, and managing the assigned departments, and serves a key role in ensuring excellent customer service is provided.


  • Serves as a member of the Leadership Team Develops and recommends program initiatives
  • Manages special projects
  • Carries out the City Manager’s policy directives
  • Actively supports economic development
  • Assists with preparation of city budget Maintain City financial integrity & service levels
  • Develops and administers personnel policies
  • Maintains working relationship with the public
  • Stays abreast of legislative initiatives
  • Monitors progress toward fiscal objectives
  • Manages performance of department heads



ANIMAL SERVICES - Animal Care Associate
Performs all aspects of humane animal care duties to ensure animal safety and well-being and provides quality customer service by providing the public with assistance and accurate information regarding Animal Services’ policies, program, and procedures.

  • Cleans, disinfects, and maintains shelter area as assigned.
  • Feeds, water, bathes, dips, and exercises animals. Provides humane sheltering services in compliance with State Minimum standards and shelter policies.
  • Safely and humanely handle animals of unknown health and temperament.
  • Assists in monitoring the medical/behavioral status of animals and performs related health care activities.
  • Must be able to perform euthanasia as a function of shelter operations.
  • Ensures the safety of animals and people in the shelter.
  • Accurately maintains all required records in the shelter’s database.
  • Provide information to the public.
  • Transfers animals between kennels and cages using proper handling procedures.
  • Interface with the public and respond to citizen inquiries and concerns.
  • May supervise the work assigned to community service workers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Responsible for ensuring the efficient setup, breakdown, and maintenance of event spaces, contributing to all the overall success of events hosted by the Convention Center.

  • Assist in the setup and breakdown of event spaces, including arranging tables, chairs, decorations, and audio-visual equipment as per event specifications.
  • Safely load and unload event materials, equipment, and supplies, ensuring proper handling and storage.
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks to keep event spaces, furniture, and equipment in excellent condition.
  • Collect and dispose of waste and recyclables during events, maintaining cleanliness and sanitation standards.
  • Collaborate with external contractors and vendors during events, providing support and assistance as needed.
  • Adhere to safety guidelines and protocols, ensuring a secure environment for both staff and event attendees.
  • Operate basic hand tools and equipment for event setup and maintenance.
  • Work collaboratively with other department staff and event organizers to ensure seamless execution of events.
  • Provide courteous and helpful assistance to event organizers, exhibitors, and attendees when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


ELLEN TROUT ZOO - Collection Manager - Reptiles
A pivotal member of the City’s Zoo Department, assuming a leadership role in overseeing the management and care of the reptile collection within the zoo. This position involves supervising staff, coordinating daily operations, implementing
husbandry practices, and collaborating with veterinary professionals and conservation partners to ensure the health, welfare, and conservation of all reptile species. This individual plays a crucial role in advancing the zoo’s mission of education, conservation, and public engagement related to reptilian wildlife.

  • Oversee the daily care, feeding, and husbandry practices for the reptile collection, ensuring the health and well-being of all reptiles under your care.
  • Develop and implement enrichment programs to promote natural behaviors and mental stimulation for reptiles in the collection, including environmental enrichment and training exercise.
  • Work closely with zoo veterinarians to monitor the health of reptiles, coordinate medical treatments, and implement preventive health care measures as needed.
  • Develop and implement breeding programs for endangered or threatened reptile species within the collection, coordinating with regional and national breeding programs as applicable.
  • Collaborate with exhibit designers and maintenance staff to ensure reptile exhibits are well-designed, safe, and aesthetically pleasing, with appropriate enrichment and habitat features.
  • Maintain accurate records of animal care, behavior, and medical history using the zoo’s database systems, and ensure compliance with regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Participate in public presentations, educational programs, and behind-the-scenes tours to engage and educate zoo visitors about reptiles, conservation, and wildlife issues.
  • Collaborate with researchers, conservation groups, and academic institutions on reptile-related research and conservation projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.


ELLEN TROUT ZOO - Louisiana Pine Snake Specialist
The Louisiana Pine Snake Specialist is responsible for conducting research, implementing conservation strategies, and promoting the protection of the Louisiana Pine Snake and its habitat. The specialist may work with governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, or research institutions to contribute to the understanding and conservation of this threatened species.

  • Oversee the daily care and husbandry of Louisiana Pine Snakes housed within the zoo’s collection, ensuring their health, welfare, and environmental enrichment needs are met.
  • Develop and implement nutrition plans, habitat designs, and behavioral enrichment activities to promote the natural behaviors and well-being of the snakes.
  • Coordinate and manage the zoo’s captive breeding program for Louisiana Pine Snakes, including breeding pair selection, mating introductions, egg incubation, and neonate care.
  • Monitor reproductive behavior, nesting activities, and reproductive success to contribute valuable data to species recovery efforts.
  • Develop and deliver educational programs, presentations, and interpretive exhibits to raise awareness about the conservation status, habitat requirements, and ecological importance of Louisiana Pine Snakes.
  • Collaborate with zoo educators, researchers, and conservation partners to develop outreach initiatives and public engagement opportunities focused on snake conservation.
  • Conduct research projects and field studies to enhance understanding of Louisiana Pine Snake ecology, behavior, and habitat preferences.
  • Participate in population surveys, habitat assessments, and monitoring efforts to inform conservation strategies and management decisions.
  • Collaborate with local, state, and federal agencies, conservation organizations, and academic institutions to support collaborative conservation initiatives and recovery programs for the Louisiana Pine Snake.
  • Advocate for habitat protection, land management practices, and legislative measures that benefit Louisiana Pine Snake populations and their ecosystems.
  • Other duties as assigned.


ELLEN TROUT ZOO - Veterinarian
This individual plays a critical role in ensuring the health and well-being of animals housed within the city's zoo. This position involves providing veterinary care, medical treatment, and preventive health management to a diverse collection of exotic and native species, as well as collaborating with zoo staff to promote animal welfare, conservation, and public education efforts.

  • Provide medical care, including preventive medicine, diagnostics, treatment, and surgery, for a wide variety of zoo animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
  • Respond to emergencies and medical crises involving zoo animals, providing immediate veterinary care and stabilization as needed.
  • Develop and implement disease control and prevention protocols to minimize the risk of infectious diseases spreading within the zoo population.
  • Collaborate with zookeepers, curators, and other zoo staff to develop and implement animal care protocols, enrichment programs, and habitat designs that promote animal welfare.
  • Maintain accurate medical records for all zoo animals, including health histories, treatment plans, and diagnostic results, using the zoo's electronic medical records system.
  • Monitor and maintain veterinary equipment and apparatus, ensuring they are in proper working order for the diagnosis and treatment of animals.
  • Stay abreast of current veterinary research, best practices, and advances in exotic and wildlife medicine through continuing education, conferences, and professional development opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


ELLEN TROUT ZOO - Veterinarian Technician
Provides essential support to the Zoo Veterinarian in delivering medical care to the zoo’s diverse animal collection. With specialized training in veterinary technology and a passion for animal welfare, the Zoo Veterinary Technician assists in medical procedures, administers treatments, and ensures the well-being of zoo animals. Through their dedication and expertise, they play a crucial role in maintaining the health, safety, and welfare of the zoo’s animal inhabitants, while also contributing to the zoo’s mission of wildlife conservation and public education.

  • Assist the Zoo Veterinarian during medical procedures, surgeries, and examinations, including preparing equipment, monitoring anesthesia, and providing technical support.
  • Administer medications, fluids, and treatments to zoo animals as directed by the Zoo Veterinarian and monitor their response to treatment.
  • Assist with diagnostic procedures, including radiography, ultrasonography, blood collection, and laboratory testing, and prepare samples for analysis.
  • Maintain accurate medical records for all zoo animals, including documenting treatment, procedures, and observations in the zoo’s electronic medical records system.
  • Provide support to zookeepers and animal care staff in the daily care and husbandry of zoo animals, including feeding, cleaning, and enrichment activities.
  • Assist with emergency medical situations involving zoo animals, providing immediate care and assistance as directed by the Zoo Veterinarian.
  • Ensure that veterinary equipment and supplies are properly maintained, cleaned, and sterilized, and maintain an inventory of medical supplies.
  • Educate zoo visitors about the role of veterinary technicians in animal care and conservation, and answer questions about zoo animals and their health.
  • Other duties as assigned.


PAY RATE: $16.76

This position involves the responsible care and management of a diverse range of animal species within our zoo.

  • Provide daily care for animals
  • Maintain and clean animal enclosures
  • Create and implement enrichment programs
  • Collaborate with veterinarians
  • Participate in animal behavioral observations
  • Educate visitors about the animals
  • Ensure the Zoo complies with all laws
  • Respond to emergency calls after hours.



The Engineer-In-Training (EIT) will assist with current and long-term planning, engineering, development, 
and capital improvement activities. 

  • Review plans for regulatory compliance
  • Develop construction documents
  • Perform project design calculations
  • Coordinate project tasks
  • Manage the construction phase of projects
  • Review and compose drainage reports
  • Support the private development process
  • Respond to citizen inquiries and complaints



Plays a crucial role in supporting the administration of employee benefits programs and assisting with various HR functions.

  • Maintain accurate files, records, and documents
  • Perform periodic audits of HR files and records
  • Answer frequently asked questions
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information
  • Develop and maintain benefits plans
  • Coordinate to resolve issues related to benefits
  • Process personnel changes for benefit plans
  • Monitor benefit premiums in payroll
  • Prepare and distribute communication materials
  • Act as liaison to benefits providers and vendors
  • Educate employees about their benefits packages
  • Assist with planning and execution of special events
  • Contribute to department objectives and goals
  • Comply with policies, procedures, and regulations




2 Positions Available

Responsible for assisting patrons, shelving books, organizing materials, and maintaining a clean and welcoming library environment. The Part-Time Library Aide plays a crucial role in supporting the daily operations of the library and ensuring a positive experience for library visitors.

  • Perform circulation duties, including checking materials in and out, issuing cards, renewing items, placing holds, and processing fines and fees, using library management software and equipment in a friendly and courteous manner.
  • Assist patrons with locating library materials, navigating the library catalog, and accessing digital resources, including e-books, audiobooks databases, and online services.
  • Shelve and organize library materials, including books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and other items, according to established classification systems and shelving procedures.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of library shelves, displays, and reading areas including shelf reading, straightening, and tidying up as needed throughout the day.
  • Assist with the setup and breakdown of library programs, events, and displays, including arranging chairs, tables, signage, and promotional materials, and providing support during programs and events.
  • Assist with basic clerical tasks, such as answering phones, photocopying, filing, data entry, and maintaining records, statistics, and reports related to library operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


KURTH  MEMORIAL LIBRARY - Summer Reading Assistant
Summer Reading Assistant is responsible for assisting with program preparation, activities, events, clean-up, and shelving.

  • Interact with customers in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Assist library staff with preparation and presentation of programs and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


PARKS AND RECREATION - Concession Stand Workers
The City of Lufkin is accepting applications for sports complex concession stand workers. Applications are kept on file until positions are available.

  • 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



PARKS & RECREATION - Pool Supervisor
Responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the city’s public swimming pool and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all patrons.

  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of pool staff.
  • Enforce all pool rules and regulations
  • Conduct regular safety inspections of pool facilities
  • Respond to any emergencies and administer first aid as necessary.
  • Schedule and coordinate lifeguard rotations and breaks
  • Maintain records of pool attendance, incidents, and schedules.
  • Assist in the recruitment, training, and evaluation of pool staff.
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Collaborate to plan and execute special events and programs
  • Assist with general pool maintenance tasks as needed
  • Monitor and manage pool equipment inventory

PARKS & RECREATION - Seasonal Lifeguard
As a lifeguard, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of all patrons at the City of Lufkin Jones Pool.

  • Monitor and supervise swimming activities to ensure a safe and secure environment for all pool guests.
  • Enforce pool rules and regulations to promote a positive and enjoyable experience for patrons.
  • Respond promptly to emergencies, accidents, and incidents; provide first aid and CPR as needed.
  • Conduct regular inspections of pool facilities to identify and address potential hazards or unsafe conditions.
  • Interact with patrons in a friendly and professional manner, addressing inquiries and providing information as needed.
  • Collaborate with fellow lifeguards and pool staff to ensure effective communication and teamwork.
  • Maintain accurate records of incidents, accidents, and any actions taken during shifts.
  • Must be available to work during open swim hours, starting May 20th until Aug 2nd
  • Pool hours Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

POLICE DEPARTMENT - Communications Operator (911 Dispatcher)
Dispatches police, fire/rescue, and after-hours city services.

  • Answer both emergency and non-emergency calls
  • Acquire information and assess the circumstances
  • Operate a multi-channel radio system
  • Receive and transmit pertinent information on calls
  • Monitor activities of emergency services
  • Maintain location and call status of all emergency units
  • Confirms stolen property and wanted/missing persons
  • Maintain records and data for items such as warrants
  • Comprehend and apply City Ordinances and policies
  • Communicate courteously and clearly



The Crew Leader III in the Street Department is a senior-level position responsible for supervising and leading a team of workers engaged in street maintenance, repair, and construction activities. This role involves advanced leadership, coordination, and decision-making skills to ensure the successful completion of projects and the efficient operation of the crew.

  • Lead and supervise a crew of workers engaged in street maintenance, repair, and construction tasks, providing guidance, direction, and support to ensure work quality, efficiency, and safety.
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize daily work assignments and schedules for the crew, taking into account project requirements, resource availability, and deadlines.
  • Coordinate with departmental supervisors, managers, and other staff to ensure effective communication, collaboration, and coordination of work activities across crews and divisions.
  • Monitor work progress and productivity, identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing strategies to optimize performance and achieve project goals.
  • Train and mentor crew members on proper work methods, safety procedures, and equipment operation, promoting a culture of continuous learning and development. • Participate in hands-on work alongside crew members as needed to complete assigned tasks, provide instruction, and demonstrate best practices.
  • Ensure compliance with safety protocols, procedures, and regulations to maintain a safe working environment for crew members and the public, including proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and adherence to traffic control measures.
  • Maintain accurate records, documentation, and reporting related to crew activities, including work hours, materials usage, equipment maintenance, and project progress.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in resolving technical issues, addressing conflicts, and making decisions to overcome challenges and achieve project objectives.
  • Respond to all types of weather-related and ROW emergencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


WATER COLLECTIONS - Meter Maintenance Worker
The Meter Maintenance Worker is responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair, and calibration of meters, this role is essential in supporting the efficient operation of utility services and ensuring accurate billing for residents and businesses. With a focus on precision, attention to detail, and adherence to safety standards, Meter Maintenance personnel contribute significantly to the overall effectiveness and reliability of the city's utility infrastructure.

  • Install new utility meters at residential and commercial properties
  • Perform routine maintenance checks on utility meters
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot issues with malfunctioning meters
  • Calibrate utility meters using specialized equipment
  • Verify meter readings and compare them with previous records
  • Collect and record data on meter readings, maintenance activities, and repair work
  • Respond to customer inquiries, concerns, and complaints
  • Adhere to safety procedures and guidelines
  • Coordinate with other departments
  • Participate in training programs and workshops
  • On-Call duties as required

This position is responsible for maintenance of the City of Lufkin Water System, including facilities, treatment production equipment and other equipment.

  • Essential duties and functions, may include the following (Other related duties may be assigned)
  • Ensure all equipment used in the activated sludge process is properly maintained and repaired. 
  • This equipment includes pumps, motors, blowers, valves, pipes, and other mechanical and electrical components
  • Supervising and training other maintenance workers, providing guidance and direction to ensure that they perform their duties safely and efficiently



Pretreatment Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the City of Lufkin’s Industrial Pretreatment Program in compliance with local, federal, and state regulations. Must be familiar with the TCEQ-approved City of Lufkin Pretreatment Ordinance and must recommend changes as needed to comply with changing federal laws.

  • Manage and oversee the operation of the pretreatment program, including scheduling industrial wastewater sampling, testing, and analysis, issuing wastewater discharge permits, notices of violations, compliance orders, and penalty assessments as required.
  • Ensure industrial users are compliant with their wastewater discharge permit requirements based on analytical sampling results, monthly discharge monitoring reports, inspection findings, and permit application contents.
  • Perform annual on-site industrial inspections and prepare written reports containing the findings.
  • Review and evaluate industrial pretreatment permit applications, site plans, and schematics,
  • Perform annual industrial waste surveys to identify new sources of commercial waste and update THE Master List of industrial users.
  • Assist in development and updating of technically based local limits for industrial pollutants.
  • Collaborate with regulatory agencies, industrial users, and internal stakeholders to address compliance issues and resolve conflicts.
  • Have a working knowledge of portable sampling equipment, collection procedures and techniques, preservatives, holding times, methods, chains-of-custody, etc.
  • Coordinate with other City departments to complete projects and assist in the annual budget proposal for the pretreatment program.
  • Conduct quarterly and annual stormwater inspections and sampling of the WWTP facility and annual employee stormwater training.
  • Supervise pretreatment technician and coordinate their work schedule.


The Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent is responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant to ensure it’s in compliance with the regulatory procedures and reporting practices.

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of activated sludge treatment facility with a permitted average flow of 11.3 MGD.
  • Manage a team of 18 employees including operators, technicians, and administrative staff.
  • Develop and implement operational and maintenance process control strategies to optimize plant performance and reduce cost.
  • Manage plant’s budget, ensuring that all expenditures are within budget and that resources are used efficiently and for operational use only.
  • Identify long-term plant goals and objectives and develop strategies to achieve them

WATER & SEWER - Crew Leader II
Responsible for leading a team of workers engaged in the maintenance, repair, and construction of water and sewer infrastructure.

  • Assign tasks and responsibilities to crew members.
  • Ensure that work is performed efficiently
  • Maintain accurate records of work performed
  • Provide training to crew members
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning
  • Ensure that all equipment is in good working condition
  • Conduct inspections to ensure the quality of workmanship
  • Communicate effectively with team members
  • Identify and address issues
  • Collaborate with other departments
  • Enforce safety protocols and guidelines
  • Investigate and report any accidents or incidents

WATER & SEWER UTILITIES - Heavy Equipment Operator
A Heavy Equipment Operator for the Water & Sewer Utilities Department performs work involving the operation of large or heavy equipment such as, but not limited to: backhoes, bulldozers, trackhoes, dump trucks, mini excavators, jet machines and trenchers.

  • General labor, maintenance and repair work
  • Operates motorized/specialized equipment and vehicles
  • Maintains City’s water, sewer systems, & infrastructure

WATER & SEWER UTILITIES - Light Equipment Operator
A Light Equipment Operator for the Water & Sewer Department is responsible for operating and maintaining various types of light machinery and equipment.

  • Perform skilled and semi-skilled general labor
  • Operate motorized/specialized equipment
  • Maintain the City’s water and sewer systems
  • Transport material, vehicles, and equipment
  • Perform maintenance on vehicles & equipment
  • Complete required daily logs and reports
  • Is assigned to an on-call schedule as needed
  • Perform various other duties as assigned