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City of Lake Worth - Employment Opportunities

Applications for employment are only accepted for positions that are currently posted below. Resume's will not be accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with an application for employment.

To apply for one of the positions listed below, submit one completed City of Lake Worth Employment Application, along with copies of all applicable certificates required for the position to:

City of Lake Worth
3805 Adam Grubb
Lake Worth, Texas, 76135
Attn: Danielle Hackbusch, Human Resources 

or fax application to 817-237-9684 or e-mail application to Human Resources

 

dhackbusch@lakeworthtx.org  

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Patrol Officer
11/06/2018

Compensation: $50,000 - $60,000 DOQ (FLSA Non-Exempt) Full Time w/benefits; employer paid Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, & FreshBenies; TMRS participation of 6% with a 2/1 match (7% with a 2/1 match effective January 1, 2019); paid vacation & sick days; 11 paid holidays.  In addition, the department offers incentive pay for specific certifications, education, and longevity.

 

Hours: 12-hour shifts (84 hours every two weeks) scheduled as needed, nights, weekends, and holidays

 

Reports To: Patrol Sergeant - Field Operations

 

General Summary: The City of Lake Worth has a population of approximately 4,600 permanent residents and is located in northwestern Tarrant County.  Lake Worth is uniquely diverse with a bustling business district along State Highway 199 (Jacksboro Hwy) and many well-established residential areas.

 

The field operations division consists of uniformed officers working around the clock to suppress crime and promote the safety of the Lake Worth community.  Officers are highly capable, diverse and take tremendous pride in serving the Lake Worth community with excellence.  The division is organized into four shifts staffed with a patrol supervisor and three officers.  Each officer is assigned to one of three beats and the supervisor acts as a roving officer - responding to calls as needed.  The division is overseen by the field operations division commander.

 

Work Environment Highlights: *Visible tattoos are permissible in uniform; *beards and goatees are permissible up to 1/2 inch in length.  **Certain restrictions apply and are covered in detail by policy.

 

Individually Issued Equipment: 

  • 5.11 Tactical PDU Uniforms with outer carrier option
  • Gerber Eclipse Foul-Weather Jacket with softshell liner
  • Level IV Ceramic rifle-resistant ballistic plates with tactical carrier
  • Level IIIA ballistic Kevlar helmet
  • Level IIIA Kevlar vest
  • AR-15 Rifle with Aimpoint Optics
  • Sig Sauer P226 .40 cal Pistol (DAK) with night sights
  • Safariland leather gear with level 3 holster

 

Departmental Equipment:

  • Getac Rugged Tablets (in-car)
  • WatchGuard digital video systems with integrated body camera
  • Motorola APX P25 Digital Radios
  • Remington 870 12-gauge shotgun
  • Less-lethal beanbag shotgun
  • Taser ECW

 

Description: Enforces federal, state, and local laws and ordinances under general direction.  Performs various duties to support law enforcement activities as well as provide service to the citizens in an efficient and professional manner.

 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application
  • must be a United States Citizen
  • must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • must have and maintain a valid Texas driver license or be able to obtain a Texas driver license
  • must currently be licensed or able to be licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and be in good standing
  • must be declared physically sound and free from any defect which may adversely affect the performance of the duties of a police officer
  • must pass a written test and oral review board
  • must pass an extensive background check, psychological, medical exam, and drug screen.
  • must be able to successfully complete the Lake Worth Police Department's field training program
  • must not have a prior Brady violation

 

Physical Abilities: 

  • Must possess the visual acuity to operate a computer terminal and city vehicle
  • Walk, stand, sit, or run for prolonged periods of time
  • Regularly push, pull, lift, and/or carry up 10 pounds
  • Frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds
  • Occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 100 pounds or more
  • Occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist
  • Operate office equipment including use of a computer keyboard
  • Speak and hear to exchange information in English
  • Operate a vehicle to travel to various locations
  • Operate and use specialized law enforcement tools and equipment including guns and handcuffs
  • Restrain or subdue individuals

 

To Apply: Submit a completed City of Lake Worth Employment Application along with copies of applicable certificates to 3805 Adam Grubb, Lake Worth, TX 76135.  Or fax to 817-237-9684.  Or email to dhackbusch@lakeworthtx.org.  Questions or additional information about this position and/or the application process should be directed to Danielle Hackbusch at 817-237-1211, #108 or dhackbusch@lakeworthtx.org.  For additional information about the Lake Worth Police Department, please visit our website at www.lakeworthtx.org/page/police_home.

 

Applications will be considered as they are received.


Park Maintenance
11/06/2018

Department: Public Works

Compensation: $14.34 per hour or higher DOQ, FLSA Non-exempt, Full Time w/benefits; employer paid Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, & FreshBenies; TMRS participation of 6% with a 2/1 match (7% with a 2/1 match effective January 1, 2019); paid vacation & sick days; 11 paid holidays.  In addition, the department offers incentive pay for specific certifications, education, and longevity.

Description: Performs work necessary for the maintenance and repair of all city parks and equipment therein.  Duties include but are not limited to the following: picks up litter in parks and community facilities; operates mowers, line trimmers, and other equipment; performs janitorial duties in park restrooms; assists in construction projects; performs ball field maintenance; other duties as assigned.

Education: High School diploma or GED; knowledge of turf maintenance equipment and use of hand tools.

Additional Requirements: Valid Class C Texas driver license; must pass a medical examination, drug screen, and CCH background check.


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Street Maintenance
11/06/2018

Department: Public Works

Compensation: $14.34 per hour or higher DOQ w/benefits; employer paid Health, Dental, Vision, Life, & FreshBenies with TMRS participation of 6% with a 2/1 match (7% with a 2/1 match effective January 1, 2019); paid vacation & sick days: and 11 paid holidays.

Education & Experience: High School diploma or GED;  construction-related experience is preferred; experience with a backhoe, crack sealer, dump truck, front-end loader, and jackhammer is preferred.

 

Requirements: Must pass CCH background check, medical examination and drug screen; valid Class C Texas driver license.

Description: Performs work necessary for the maintenance and repair of city streets, parking lots, drainage facilities and right-of-ways.

 

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The City of Lake Worth is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment or the provision of services on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, genetic information, or disability.   

The City of Lake Worth reserves the right to deny employment or affiliation based on the results of a criminal background check.  Examples of criminal felony and misdemeanor convictions or arrests that may result in denial of employment include but are not limited to; crimes involving violence, sexual assault or exploitation, drugs or alcohol, weapons, theft, fraud, or embezzlement.

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