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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

How do I apply for a job with the City of Lufkin?

  • Click on Jobs on the left side of this page

  • Applications are available at Lufkin City Hall, 300 E. Shepherd, Room 226, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

  • Applications are received in person at the same address or faxed to 936-633-0408.

  • Resumes must be accompanied by a completed City of Lufkin application and questionnaire if applicable.
     

 

Where can I find the job vacancies with the City of Lufkin?

  • Job vacancies are posted on the bulletin board outside Human Resources, City Hall, 300 E. Shepherd, Room 226, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

  •  Click on Jobs on the left side of this page.
     

Can I apply for a job online?

  • Yes.  Click on the job application button and fill out the form or click here.

 

How can I look at the job vacancies online?

  • Click on Jobs or click here.

 

How do I check on my application?

  • Applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted by telephone within
    two - three weeks.

  • If you are not called for an interview within three weeks please assume that other applicants have been chosen for the position.
     

 

Can I volunteer with the City of Lufkin?

Yes.  You can contact the Human Resources Department by phone (936) 33-0228 or you can come in our office at 300 East Shepherd, room 154, Lufkin, Texas 75902.  You must be 16 years of age to volunteer.

 

What benefits does the City offer?

  • Retirement

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Workers Compensation Insurance

  • Wellness Benefits

  • Vacation

  • Sick Leave

  • 10 Paid Holidays
     

What are the retirement benefits?
Because we are a city government, our employees and our police officers have the advantage of preparing for retirement by participating in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). All employees working 1,000 hours or more per year are required to participate in TMRS. Highlights of the Plans are:

 

  • Employee contributes 7% of gross earnings which is tax deferred

  • City of Lufkin matches 2 to 1 (14%) upon retirement

  • Retiree supplemental death benefit of $7,500 and surviving beneficiary benefits are also included.

  • Employees are eligible for full retirement benefits at 60 years of age with five (5) years of credited service or at any age with twenty (20) years of credited service

  • Employees are considered "vested" after five (5) year.



Lufkin Firefighters participate in the Lufkin Firefighter's Relief and Retirement Fund. This plan is required for all Civil Service Firefighters.
 

  • Employee contributes 13.2% of gross earnings, which is tax deferred

  • City of Lufkin contributes 22.90% of gross earnings

  • A Firefighter can retire at age 50 with at least 15 years of credited service

  • Plan is governed by the Texas Local Fire Fightersí Retirement Act.

     

 

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