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.

View our employee benefits here.

Now Hiring:

CITY HALL - Custodian
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Duties Include:
  • General cleaning of facility, including public restrooms, windows and floors
  • Some ground maintenance
  • Basic building maintenance, using hand tools

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Open Until Filled

CIVIL SERVICE TESTING ANNOUNCEMENT - Firefighter Entrance Examination
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The City of Lufkin, Texas will be administering an entrance examination for Civil Service Firefighter at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2022. The location of this examination will be at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center, 601 N. Second St., Lufkin, Texas, 75901. 

No late arrivals will be allowed to enter.

All individuals who are interested in taking the entrance exam for possible employment with the City of Lufkin Fire Department must complete a City of Lufkin Personal Information form which is available HERE or City of Lufkin Human Resources Dept., 300 E. Shepherd St., Room 226, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

Completed forms must be received by 5:00 PM, July 15, 2022

Email: ljohnson@cityoflufkin.com, mail:  P.O. Drawer 190, Lufkin, Texas 75902-0190 or Deliver to the Human Resources Department of the City of Lufkin.

You must present a valid driver’s license at the time of the test.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, having not reached their 36th birthday to take the test and be hired.

Individuals who have served in the military and desire to have an additional five (5) points added to their passing score (70), must provide proof that they have an honorable discharge from active duty service of 180 days or more in the United States armed forces.  Applicants must submit a copy of their DD214 that states “honorable discharge” from Active Duty service along with their City of Lufkin Personal Information form by 5:00 PM, July 15, 2022.

REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to pass a polygraph test, department interview and drug screen

The results of this examination will establish an eligibility list which will remain in effect for twelve months, or until such time as the list is exhausted.

Applicants scoring 70 or above on the examination should be prepared to participate in a physical agility test.  Bring appropriate clothing for the agility testing (shorts, tennis shoes, t-shirt, etc.). Physical agility requirements available at cityoflufkin.com/firefightercareers

Posted: June 15, 2022

Brittany Semien, Human Resource Assistant, City of Lufkin, TX

IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CITY OF LUFKIN TO PROVIDE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY TO ALL INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, SEX, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, HANDICAP OR VETERANS STATUS.
ELLEN TROUT ZOO - Collection Manager
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Duties include
  • Supervising and mentoring subordinates with their duties
  • Responsible for the overall daily care of various mammals, birds, reptiles, 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 wild animals
  • 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)

Employees are required to contribute 7% (pre-tax) to the retirement fund through payroll deduction
Scheduled Work Days:  Varies
Scheduled Work Hours:  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

ELLEN TROUT ZOO - Part-Time Office Assistant
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DUTIES INCLUDE:
  • Provides clerical and cashier assistance
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic
  • Basic accounting experience
  • Ability to interact positively with public and fellow employees
  • Knowledge of business English
  • Ability to supervise work of others
LUFKIN MUNICIPAL COURT - Part-Time Judge
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Duties include, but are not limited, to
  • Preside over Municipal Court for all class C Misdemeanors, City matters, criminal jury and non-jury trials, pre-trial conferences, truancy cases and other cases appropriately tried in Municipal Court.
  • Maintain a central docket of all cases filed in the City of Lufkin
  • Supervise the administration of juror notification and direct jurors in trial cases on their role in the interpretation and application of law.
  • Be available to review and/or sign complaints, summons, subpoenas, affidavits for search and arrest warrants, appeal bonds, etc.
  • Conduct hearings (including property, truancy, code enforcement, dangerous dog, etc.).
  • Issue warrants, summons, magistrate warnings, etc.
  • Collaborate with the City Manager and City Council to establish judge specific performance benchmarks regarding the effectiveness and productivity of the court.
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.

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

REQUIREMENTS
  • 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

SKILLS

  • 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: ljohnson@cityoflufkin.com
936-633-0228

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Equal Opportunity Employer

PARKS AND RECREATION - Lifeguard
8  Available Positions

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REQUIREMENTS:
  • Create an environment that facilitates the safety of all pool patrons.
  • Watch over active swimming.
  • Recognize and respond to unsafe swimming or aquatic emergencies;
  • Provide guidance and redirect inappropriate conduct issues.
  • Effectively implement and administer programs, services, and activities at the Jones Pool.
  • Monitor and evaluate programs, services, and activities to ensure Pool and child safety, quality programs, and good appearance of the Pool at all times. Track and assess outcomes through weekly attendance and activity reports.
  • Ensure a safe aquatic environment and participate in Pool staff meetings.
 
Work Schedule/Days: Monday-Friday
Work Schedule Hours:11:00am to 5:00 pm
 
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
 
THIS POSITION IS TEMPORARY FOR THE SUMMER ONLY.
POLICE DEPARTMENT - Dispatcher

Dispatch hiring

NOW HIRING: POLICE & FIRE (911 & NON-EMERGENCY) DISPATCHER

Apply: https://col-it-test.formstack.com/forms/application (make sure that you select the dropdown for Lufkin Police Department - Dispatch (Communications Operator)
STARTING SALARY:
$38k ($18.44/hr.)
Yearly step raises to $44k ($21.37/hr.)
Overtime opportunities

JOB DESCRIPTION:
- 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.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
- 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.

BENEFITS:
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

REQUIREMENTS:
- 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

QUALIFICATIONS:
- 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.
POLICE DEPARTMENT - Record Clerk/Apprentice
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DUTIES INCLUDE
  • Responsible for maintaining the records of the Police Department
  • Assists in ordering and maintains inventory of office supplies.
  • Receives, secures and balances all fees required through daily transactions

Employees are required to contribute 7% (pre-tax) to the retirement fund through payroll deduction
Non-exempt for overtime
Work Schedule/Days:  Monday – Friday
Work Schedule/Hours:  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Questionnaire must be completed and submitted with application.

UTILITY COLLECTIONS - Utility Collection Superintendent
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DUTIES INCLUDE
  • Plans, coordinates, and supervises assigned utility billing operations
  • Oversees the Departments cashiering function
  • Coordinates the processing and posting of utility payments
  • Responds to customer billing inquiries and complaints
  • Management and reporting of payroll of assigned personnel
  • Budget preparation support for department
  • Work effectively with members of the Utility Collection Department, various City of Lufkin Departments and the General Public
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required

Employees are required to contribute 7% (pre-tax) to the Retirement fund through payroll deduction
Non-exempt for overtime
Work Schedule/Days:  M-F
Work Schedule/Hours: 40 Hours per week
Closing Date: Open Until Filled