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


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.


Police Sergeant ($38.46 - $48.08)

Lateral Hire Available

Essential Functions:  

  • Provides excellent service and protection to all members of the Lake Worth Community, including City staff, the general public, and all other work contacts.
  • Afford all citizens highly efficient and professional protection and services
  • Promote an attitude of friendliness, helpfulness, tact, understanding and caring in the performance of assigned duties
  • Communicate cooperatively and openly with the community
  • Communicate openly within the organization; be a team player and offer mutual support to facilitate the accomplishment of higher goals of community protection and service over individual accomplishments. This same spirit of inter-organizational cooperation is carried further to cooperate with other law enforcement agencies and other governmental units.
  • Supervision of Patrol Units  

Education3-5 years of law enforcement experience AND

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.

Requirements:

Valid Class C Texas driver license: valid TCOLE Intermediate Peace Officer Certification (Advanced Certification preferred)

 


Maintenance Worker I - Water ($15.87 - $21.42 per hour)

Performs work necessary for the maintenance and repair of water mains, fire hydrants, wells, pump stations, customer water and sewer service lines, lift stations, and sewer mains ensuring all safety regulations are followed to maintain public health.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in maintenance and repair operations including, but not limited to, water leaks, meter change outs, lift stations, water and sewer lines, wells, pumps and other operations related to water and sewer operations
  • Operates equipment used in maintenance and repair of water and sewer projects
  • Makes oral and written reports regarding daily progress
  • Maintains building and grounds housing the water and sewer departments
  • Assists in other department activities as needed 
  • Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed
  • Work weekends, holidays and special events as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements:

High School diploma or GED; some construction-related experience and plumbing knowledge is preferred. We will consider training the right candidate.

Must be able to use hand tools, power tools along with basic knowledge of materials used in water and sewer systems.

Licenses and  Certificates: Valid Class C Texas driver license: BCDL with tanker endorsement preferred; must obtain a Class C water license and Class II wastewater license within three (3) years of employment.


Telecommunicator ($21.15 - $27.50 per hour)

 Performs all work related to all communications activities of the Police Department.  Receives and dispatches all requests for police, fire and other emergency service, assistance, and information.  Works closely by                           telephone, radio, teletype, and computer or in person with other employees of the department, other departments, and agencies as well as the public.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides excellent service to all members of the Lake Worth Community, including City staff, the general public, and all other work contacts.
  • Afford all citizens highly efficient and professional protection and services
  • Promote an attitude of friendliness, helpfulness, tact, understanding and caring in the performance of assigned duties
  • Communicate cooperatively and openly with the community
  • Communicates by radio, telephone, teletype and remote access terminal of the Texas/National Crime Information Center.
  • Assists departmental personnel in routine maintenance of records and departmental reports of all types.
  • Performs routine entry of statistical data into the automated databases via video display terminals.
  • Assists other departmental personnel with requests for information.
  • Processes documents related to Municipal Court.
  • Audibly or visually monitors all prisoners placed in holding cells.
  • Receives and dispatches all requests for police, fire, wreckers, and medical services.
  • Receives incoming calls on both the telephone and two-way radio including Animal Control, Public Works, all emergency services and 911.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or GED; practical experience in Law Enforcement or Telecommunications is preferred.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:

Valid Class C Texas driver license; must be able to complete trainings and pass tests for TCIC/NCIC and Basic Telecommunications Certifications within six months of employment.


Street Maintenance Worker I ($15.87 - $21.42 per hour)

Description:  To perform work necessary for the maintenance and repair of city streets, parking lots, drainage facilities and right-of-ways.  Additional Duties include:

  • Assists in maintenance and repair operations including, but not limited to, pothole repair, utility cut repair, crack sealing, overlays, reconstruction, drainage facility cleaning, barricade construction, de-icing, street sweeping and vegetation control.
  • Operates equipment used in maintenance and repair of city streets and right-of-ways.
  • Maintains building and grounds housing the street department.
  • Performs minor welding activities when required.
  • Mow, weed eat and clean right-of-way and drainage areas.
  • Install and replace street signs.
  • Assists in other department activities as needed.         
  • Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  • Work weekends, holidays and special events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education & Experience:  

High School diploma or GED; some construction-related experience is preferred; knowledge of backhoe, crack sealer, dump truck, front-end loader, jackhammer, and various hand tools.

Requirements:

Valid Class C Texas driver license; CDL preferred