Employment Opportunities

Applications for employment are only accepted for positions that are currently posted below. Resumes 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: Human Resources 
or fax the application to (817) 237-9684 or e-mail to    Human Resources

The City of Lake Worth is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers a competitive benefit package to our team members.  Benefits include, but are not limited to:  Employer paid Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance for the employee, supplemental benefit plans, deferred compensation plan, Texas Municipal Retirement System 7% participation @ 2:1 Match. 

*All positions will remain open until filled, unless otherwise stated.

Core Values:  Integrity, Professionalism, Teamwork, Equity

Inflation Relief Stipend:  All employees hired 04/01/2022 through 08/31/2022 will receive a prorated stipend, based on the percentage of the budget year they are employed. Stipends are issued after completing 30 days of employment.


Based on local rising gas prices the City of Lake Worth is implementing a temporary Monthly Gas Allowance (MGA) for all permanent full-time and part-time employees.


Patrol Officer $27.40 - $35.76  per hour (Lateral Hire Available)

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

Education:  Bachelor's degree with at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) from a college or university accredited by the United States Department of Education or Council for Higher Education by the time of their hire date with the Police Department,

OR

Be eligible for certification from TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement). (Please refer to Texas Administrative Code Title 37 Chapter 217.1 for clarification.) AND

  • possess a Bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) from a college or university accredited by the United States Department of Education or Council for Higher Education by the time of their hire date with the Police Department, OR
  • possess at least two (2) years of experience as a regular full-time peace officer for a law enforcement agency, OR
  • possess at least three (3) years active-duty military experience with an Honorable Discharge,

OR

  •   possess at least thirty (30) college semester hours with at least a GPA of 2.5 from a college or university accredited by the United States Department of Education or Council for Higher Education, AND
  • two years of experience with the City of Lake Worth.

Military police experience does not count as regular full-time peace officer experience.