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.

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Now Hiring:


Basic Requirements:
  • Feeds and cares for impounded animals.
  • Ability to recognize common diseases in animals
  • Administer vaccinations and medications to animals
  • Cleans, disinfects, and maintains sanitary conditions of all kennel areas and facilities
  • Transfers animals between kennels and cages using proper handling procedures
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Able to lift large animals and heavy feed sacks.
  • Maintains accurate records and prepares reports including bite reports
  • Answer phone calls from public regarding animal complaints and utilize computer dispatching system to dispatch animal control officers on calls for service
  • Ability to learn Chameleon Computer Software and in-process animals into shelter, complete adoption contracts, and animal reclamations.
  • Must be very customer service oriented
  • Possess the following essential skillsets: Patience, Tact, Empathy, Assessment, Negotiation, Attention to Detail, People Oriented
  • Must be able to perform euthanasia as a function of shelter operations
  • Interface with the public and respond to citizen inquiries and concerns
  • May supervise the work of assigned community service workers
  • Possess or have ability to learn very basic office skills (fax machine, filing, currency handling, etc...)

Open Until Filled

ANIMAL SERVICES - Program & Rescue Coordinator

Animals Services Program and Rescue Coordinator

include the following:

  • Regular, predictable attendance, punctuality, and availability to work during operational hours as defined by leadership with the availability to work varied hours including weekend shifts and some evening, on occasion.
  • Maintain detailed, up-to-date files and software system records for all rescue groups and rescued animals. Contact new local, state and national rescue groups to see if they will rescue animals from our shelter
  • Communicate daily with rescue groups about available shelter animals by phone, email or social media posts. Assist rescue groups with animal selection
  • Contact and coordinate the transfer of animals to out-of-state shelters including performing any necessary behavior assessment tests required by the receiving shelters and obtaining rabies vaccinations and the necessary veterinary interstate health certificates prior to out-of-state transfers
  • Other duties to assist with animal adoptions as needed 
  • Answer phone calls, texts and emails from potential rescuers in a prompt, professional and informative manner 
  • Handle all customers’ and citizen requests promptly and in a polite and professional manner at all times
  • Must have the ability to interact with impounded animals, including stray, sick, abused or injured animals
  • Providing information to potential pet owners who are considering relinquishing their pets to the shelter, both in person and over the phone, about solutions and alternatives to surrendering their pets
  • Assist with customer service and kennel cleaning, as needed
  • Must promote the organization’s policies and philosophies
  • Create a supportive and positive learning environment: mentors, trains volunteers, schedules, assigns volunteer tasks
  • Create and execute a volunteer selection process and training sessions to ensure volunteers meet the appropriate requirements for animal care and shelter safety standards.
  • Track and accurately report volunteer data, including hours and number of volunteers daily
  • Responds to difficult and sensitive requests and inquires
  • Assists with managing departmental social and digital media sites
  • Coordinates placement of foster care animals and follow up appointments
  • Operate city vehicles and must be an approved driver. Such duties may include driving animals for transport to rescue or to veterinary offices
  • Protect confidential and proprietary information
  • May administer vaccines, parvo tests, and heart worm tests as allowed by law
  • Acts as a positive liaison between volunteers and City management


  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Extensive knowledge of dog and cat behavior, training and animal breed recognition
  • Extensive knowledge about local and national rescue groups and transport programs is required. 
  • Knowledge in animal health and well-being to include nutrition needs, resources for information, knowledge of common animal diseases
  • Ability to identify animal species, breeds, ages and sexes.  Ability to identify signs of animal illnesses and injuries
  • Ability to recognize common animal behavior and knowledge regarding the proper and safe handling of animals.
  • Demonstrated personal communication knowledge to include effective phone skills, effective interviewing techniques, public speaking and ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, laws, regulations, and policies applicable to animal sheltering.
  • Ability to handle the physical and emotional aspects of work in an animal shelter environment, including the use of euthanasia
  • Must be available to work on weekends and will sometimes be required to work after hours on an “as needed” basis.
  • Must pass background check and drug screening.
  • Must have valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20-25 pounds.


Minimum of high school diploma or GED and must have a valid Texas driver’s license.


Must be able to read and interpret adoption policy guidelines and policies and procedures.  Must be able to communicate effectively to potential adopters and must possess excellent customer and communication skills.  Spanish-speaking preferred.


Must have the ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written or verbal form and to follow those instructions correctly. Must be proactive and have the ability to work independently.


While performing the duties of this job, employee will be exposed to  kennel areas that are not air-conditioned and may be exposed to unpleasant kennel sights and smells, including the use of euthanasia.


The City of Lufkin, Texas will be administering an entrance examination for Civil Service Police Officer at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 04, 2023 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 test.

 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. Paper copies are available at City of Lufkin Human Resources Dept., 300 E. Shepherd St., Room 226, Lufkin, Texas 75901.  Completed forms must be received by 11:59  PM CST,  March 17, 2023 by email:, mail:  P.O. Drawer 190,  Lufkin, Texas 75902-0190 or in  the Human Resources Department of the City of Lufkin.

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

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 11:59 PM CST,  March 17,  2023.City of Lufkin Personal Information form by 11:59 PM CST,  March 17,  2023.

No experience required

Age: You must be 21 yrs. of age.  There is no upper age limit
Education: High School diploma or equivalent
Starting pay: $51,614.78

Lateral entry available for experienced officers.

LPD salary range: $51, 614.78 to $104,967.88  + special assignment pay

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.

All applicants scoring 70 or above on the examination will be tested for physical agility. Bring appropriate clothing for the agility testing (shorts, tennis shoes, t-shirt, etc.).  The physical fitness standards exam consists of one physical exam.  The test and its time restrictions is as follows:

2000 Meter Row on Concept 2 Row Machine.  Time is based on age and weight and can be determined by using the DPS fitness standard calculator.   Times are based on 50% maximum on level 5 of the Concept 2 Rower.

Posted: January 24, 2023

Lillian Johnson
Human Resource Assistant
City of Lufkin, Texas   


  • Performs a variety of semi-skilled strenuous manual duties for large convention center
    • General housekeeping
    • General cleaning of floors to include buffing and waxing floors
    • Cleaning and maintaining 2 sets of public restrooms
  • Perform event set-up and tear down multiple times per week
  • Light maintenance

Open Until Filled

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

ELLEN TROUT ZOO - Seasonal Zoo Attendant Education
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  • Assist with summer programs and special events
  • Ability to work with animals and people
  • Provide basic animal care
  • Work weekends and holidays
  • Conduct tours
  • Skill in making presentations to audiences
  • Experience with computers and first-aid helpful

Open Until Filled


2 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

FLEET MAINTENANCE - Equipment Mechanic

  • Repair and maintain all city equipment under the direction of the fleet maintenance supervisor
  • Repair work on gasoline and diesel vehicles and heavy equipment
  • Service calls on the street at various time of the day or night
  • Various other duties as assigned

Open Until Filled

MUNICIPAL COURT - Deputy Court Clerk

  • Prepare complaints/administer oath to person filing complaints before court
  • Process traffic, parking, state law, City ordinance, Class C citations, summons and warrants at the direction of the judge
  • Process traffic citations including contacting officers for information and generating notice of appearance or summons
  • Maintain accurate records for the court, including dockets, and all related files
  • Schedule cases and appointment for defendants
  • Process cases appealed to the County Court
  • Perform various administrative duties including filing, mailings, reports, videos, faxing, copying and other clerical tasks
  • Assist defendants including processing payments, preparing and explaining paperwork, whether in person or on the phone
  • Attend any and all training as directed by the judge and/or supervisor

Open Until Filled

MUNICIPAL COURT - Juvenile Case Manager

Job Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Answer phones and greet the public;
  • Regular and punctual attendance is essential to the job function;
  • Maintain a professional appearance appropriate for a business casual work environment;
  • Drafting and reviewing Court documents to ensure they are accurate, complete and follow City ordinances;
  • Coordinating with other professionals such as teachers, administrators, therapists and probation department;
  • Attendance at trials and hearings, including Teen Court on a weeknight (up to twice a month);
  • Contacting and maintaining an on-going relationship with other companies, nonprofits and agencies to actively recruit volunteers and sponsors for Teen Court;
  • Reviewing and selecting Teen Court volunteer attorneys, bailiff and jurors from applications submitted;
  • Scheduling and coordinating dockets and attendance for Teen Court defendants, teen attorneys, bailiff, teen jurors, police officers and witnesses for Teen Court jury trials. Duties may expand in the future to include scheduling and coordination of truancy court docket, witnesses and  defendants as well;
  • Conduct meetings with Teen Court defendants and their parent or guardian to provide instructions and paperwork involving participation in Teen Court;
  • Responsible for accurate record keeping for Teen Court attendance, sentencing requirements and other court records;
  • Responsible for entering online the Teen Court defendant’s successful completion of the program with DPS;
  • Ability to initiate and maintain effective working relationships with the school district, juvenile probation, teachers and various social service agencies;
  • Knowledge of clerical procedures of processing, recording and preparation of legal documents;
  • Process traffic, parking, state law, City ordinance, Class C citations, summons and warrants at the direction of the judge and the Court Administrator;
  • Perform various administrative duties including filing, mailings, reports, videos, faxing, copying and other clerical tasks;
  • Assist defendants including processing payments, preparing and explaining paperwork, whether in person or on the phone;
  • The ability to organize and multi-task in a fast-paced courtroom environment;
  • Perform other juvenile court duties as assigned; and
  • Attend any and all training and courtroom activities as directed by the Municipal Court Administrator and/or the City Attorney.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

 The job is largely sedentary and in an office environment. Hours are typically 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, but may vary, and include Teen Court  hours once or twice a month on a weeknight.

Work may occasionally require out of town, overnight stays for training and certifications.

e.g. Attend a Juvenile Case Manager Seminar out of town with overnight stay

 Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid Class C Texas driver’s license
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in clerical/office environment
  • Experience in municipal or related field preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with persons from various social, cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Strong initiative, time management, critical thinking and organizational skills are required
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced courtroom environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and ability to learn courtroom software and record keeping
  • Attendance during Teen Court held on a weeknight once or twice per month.

Certifications and Licenses

 Municipal Court Clerk certification preferred or must obtain Court Clerk Certification Level 1 through Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC) within 18 months of hire date.

  • Bilingual in English-Spanish, a Plus
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

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Key Roles (Essential Job Responsibilities)
  • Create an environment that facilitates the safety of all patrons
    • promote and stimulate program participation; register new members
    • provide guidance and role modeling to pool patrons to promote safety.
    • Redirect inappropriate 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, conduct, and good appearance of the Pool at all times. Track and assess outcomes through weekly attendance and activity reports.
  • Ensure a productive work environment by participating in weekly Pool staff meetings.
  • Knowledge of chemical testing for chlorine and PH content

Open Until Filled

8 Positions Available
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  • 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 safe aquatic environment and participate in Pool staff meetings.
  • Pool hours Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm

Open Until Filled

POLICE DEPARTMENT - Communications Operator (Dispatch)

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APPLY NOW - make sure that you select: POLICE DEPARTMENT - Communications Operator (Dispatch)
$40k ($19.37/hr.)
Yearly step raises to $46k ($22.48/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 health plans starting at:
$75 employee/monthly
$205 employee + children/monthly
$355 employee + spouse/monthly
$420 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.

Duties Include:
  • 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 jobsite
  • Minor maintenance and repairs to trucks
  • Cleans culverts and drains during flood conditions
  • Assists in cutting overhanging limbs
  • Inspects detention ponds and creeks for required maintenance

Open Until Filled