City of Lufkin Employment

Applications are also available at Lufkin City Hall, 300 E. Shepherd, Atrium, Lufkin, Texas 75901. Applications may be submitted online with the link below, or delivered in person at the previous address or faxed to 936-633-0408.

  • Job vacancy postings are posted on the bulletin board inside the Atrium, City Hall, 300 E. Shepherd, Lufkin, Texas 75901 and on this website.
  • A separate application must be completed for each prospective position sought
  • Only applications for currently posted jobs will be accepted
  • Click here to submit a job application online.

Now Hiring:

ELLEN TROUT ZOO - Collection Manager
 Starting Salary: $35,679.32 annually
Employees are required to contribute 7% (pre-tax) to the retirement fund
through payroll deduction
 Scheduled Work Days: Varies
 Scheduled Work Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

DESCRIPTION
The Collection Manager works closely with both animals and other employees, including daily care and exhibit upkeep, as well as record keeping and heavy lifting.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or Science
  • Valid Texas driver’s license at time of placement.
  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in a professional zoological operation. Will consider an equivalent combination of education and experience to provide the desired degree of proficiency.
DUTIES INCLUDE
  • Supervising and mentoring subordinates with their duties
  • Responsible for the overall daily care of various mammals, birds, reptiles, 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  wild animals
  • 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)
This position is an essential service position, and will be required to provide services during emergency situations.

Click here to submit a job application online.
Human Resources Department, City of Lufkin
300 E. Shepherd, Lufkin, TX 75901,
FAX 936-633-0408

ljohnson@cityoflufkin.com

 Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Equal Opportunity Employer
ELLEN TROUT ZOO - Maintenance Worker
Starting Pay: $11.3755 per hour 
Employees are required to contribute 7% (pre-tax) to the retirement fund
 through payroll deduction
Non- exempt for overtime
Work Schedule Days: Varies
Work Schedule/Hours: 40 Hours

DESCRIPTION
This position is a support position for Ellen Trout Zoo, which includes outdoor and indoor work, ground keeping, plumbing and electrical repair, use of tools, power tools, large equipment and vehicles, and heavy lifting.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • A valid Texas driver's license is required at time of placement
  • Must be able to perform strenuous physical labor including heavy lifting
  • Must have experience using hand and power tools and lawn equipment
  • Must be able to operate backhoes and forklifts
  • Six (6) months experience working in maintenance and/or landscape trades
  • Must be able to work around animals along with snakes and spiders
  • Must be able to work holidays and weekends
  • Ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions

DUTIES:
  • 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

Questionnaire must be completed and submitted with application. Questionnaire is included in the online application. Click here to submit a job application online.

This position is an essential service position, and will be required to provide services during emergency situations.

Click here to submit a job application online.
Human Resources Department, City of Lufkin
300 E. Shepherd, Lufkin, TX 75901,
FAX
 936-633-0408
ljohnson@cityoflufkin.com

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

ELLEN TROUT ZOO - Zoo Keeper
Starting Salary: $30,790.24 annually
Employees are required to contribute 7% (pre-tax) to the 
retirement fund through payroll deduction.
Non-exempt for overtime
Scheduled Work Days: Varies
Scheduled Work Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

DESCRIPTION
This position involves overall daily care of the animals, equipment, and facilities of Ellen Trout Zoo. Some heavy lifting as well as some level of proficiency with related fields of study are required.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Science or a combination of education and experience to provide the desired level of proficiency.
  • Valid Texas driver's license at time of placement.

DUTIES INCLUDE
  • Responsible for the overall daily care to 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, venomous species, crocodilians 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)

Click here to submit a job application online.

This position normally involves work on weekends and holidays, and is an essential service position where the incumbent will be required to provide services during emergency situations.

Human Resources Department, City of Lufkin
300 E. Shepherd, Lufkin, TX 75901,
FAX 936-633-0408
ljohnson@cityoflufkin.com

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Equal Opportunity Employer
ENGINEERING SERVICES - City Engineer
Salary Range:  $82,500 -$110,000 (DOQ, DOE)
Reports to:  Assistant City Manager of Public Works
FLSA Status: Exempt

DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Assistant City Manager, the City Engineer manages the activities of the Engineering Services Department, which includes the Engineering, Inspections, and Planning Divisions.  Work includes, but is not limited to, oversight of development review and construction permitting ensuring technical compliance with all current codes, ordinances, and criteria; acting as a project manager; planning, designing, and directing construction and maintenance of municipal facilities, and development and implementation of the Capital Improvements Program.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field and five (5) or more years of experience in civil/municipal engineering.
  • Experience in managing and supervising multiple staff.
  • Licensed in State of Texas as a Professional Engineer or have the ability to obtain this registration within six (6) months from the date of hire.
  • TFMA certification as Flood Plain Manager or ability to obtain certification within six (6) months from the date of hire.
  • A valid Texas Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of civil engineering and public works
  • Knowledge of construction methods related to civil/municipal work
  • Knowledge of construction contract compilation and management
  • Knowledge of cost estimate preparation
  • Knowledge of floodplain management
  • Knowledge of principles and practice of land surveying
  • Knowledge of GIS mapping
  • Knowledge of laws and regulatory codes related to development and construction
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work
  • Knowledge of Local Government Code procurement regulations
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication
  • Skill in conducting inspections of public works projects
  • Skill in planning, developing and implementing development guidelines and best practices
  • Skill in resolving citizen complaints and concerns
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Skill in AutoCAD or similar drafting program
  • Ability to apply the knowledge and principles of engineering, organization, planning, and development as they relate to the activities of this position
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, departments, consultants, developers, other governmental agency representatives, city officials and the general public
  • Ability to review plans and specifications for projects
  • Ability to perform complex mathematical problems
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and determine potential solutions
  • Ability to work well in stressful situations
  • Ability to inspect projects, record findings and documents situations

MAJOR DUTIES
  • Coordinate and manage the design, bidding and construction of public works projects with other department heads and/or consulting engineers
  • Manage the floodplain and issue floodplain permits
  • Provide engineering design services for some City projects
  • Provide technical expertise on plan review and use of proper procedure and interpretation of City requirements to ensure conformance with the City’s development standards
  • Provide analytical and developmental recommendations relating to engineering plans, specifications and reports on improvements and new construction for the City
  • Assist with the development and implementation of engineering design standards, ordinances, and procedures
  • Responsible for implementation of capital projects
  • Develop, implement, and monitor professional services
  • Evaluate and respond to technical inquiries from inspectors, consulting engineers, developers, and contractors
  • Review exhibits and descriptions for easements and right of way acquisition
  • Prepare council agenda items for responsible work
  • Attend meetings with consultants, developers, contractors, and other staff as necessary
  • Conduct site inspections as necessary for private development and capital projects at all phases of construction
  • Evaluate and respond to public, inter-departmental and city official inquiries

Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

This position is an essential service position, and will be required to provide services during emergency situations.

Click here to submit a job application online.
Human Resources Department, City of Lufkin
300 E. Shepherd, Lufkin, TX 75901,
FAX
 936-633-0408
ljohnson@cityoflufkin.com

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Equal Opportunity Employer

LUFKIN MUNICIPAL COURT - Part-Time Judge
The City of Lufkin is accepting applications for a part-time Municipal Court Judge 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Knowledge of ordinances, statutes and court decisions relating to Municipal Court jurisdictions
  • Knowledge of judicial procedure and rules of evidence as well as the organization, duties, powers, limitations and authority of the Municipal Court
  • Valid license as an attorney issued by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas, and a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas
  • Experience in the practice of law with two (2) or more years in this state
  • Preferred experience as a Municipal Court Judge and TMCEC Certified Judges Education
  • Preferred bi-lingual abilities
  • Must be a resident of Angelina County

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
  • Preside over Municipal Court for all class C Misdemeanors, City matters, criminal jury and non jury trials, pre-trial conferences, truancy cases and other cases appropriately tried in Municipal Court
  • Maintain a central docket of all cases filed in the City of Lufkin
  • Supervise the administration of juror notification and direct jurors in trial cases on their role in the interpretation and application of law
  • Be available to review and/or sign complaints, summons, subpoenas, affidavits for search and arrest warrants, appeal bonds, etc.
  • Conduct hearings (including property, truancy, code enforcement, dangerous dog, etc.)
  • Issue warrants, summons, magistrate warnings, etc.
  • Collaborate with the City Manager and City Council to establish judge specific performance benchmarks regarding the effectiveness and productivity of the court

This position is appointed by the City Manager and approved by City Council.


Supervisory Responsibilities:
None 

Interested attorneys should send a cover letter and resume’ to the City Manager. 
P.O. Box 190, Lufkin, Texas, 75902-0190 
bgreen@cityoflufkin.com

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Equal Opportunity Employer
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.

DESCRIPTION
The City of Lufkin is accepting applications for sports complex concession stand workers. Applications are kept on file until positions are available.

REQUIREMENTS
  • 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

SKILLS

  • 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: ljohnson@cityoflufkin.com
936-633-0228

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Equal Opportunity Employer

PARKS AND RECREATION - League Supervisor
Pay Starting: $11.0444 per hour
Non-exempt for overtime
Work Schedule/Days: Varies/includes Saturdays
Work Schedule/Hours: 16 hours per week
 
DESCRIPTION
The League Supervisor works with the various teams that play on city fields and facilities, as well as scheduling and maintaining city policies.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work with the public in a tactful manner
  • Flexible work schedule to meet the needs of sporting events
  • Good Knowledge of city policies, sports handbook league rules
  • Ability to layout playing fields and courts

QUALIFICATIONS
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in management and supervision
  • Ability to pass a background check to work with children and adults

MAJOR DUTIES
  • Supervises sporting events for the City’s Parks and Recreation Department
  • Provides support for officials
  • Supervises players, scorekeepers and spectators as needed
  • Responsible for supervising and enforcing players’ suspensions
  • Responsible for opening and closing sports complexes

This position is an essential service position, and will be required to provide services during emergency situations.

Click here to submit a job application online.
Human Resources Department, City of Lufkin
300 E. Shepherd, Suite 226, Lufkin, TX 75901
FAX 936-633-0408, ljohnson@cityoflufkin.com
You may also contact the Workforce Solutions at 210 N. John Redditt Dr., Lufkin, TX 75904.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Equal Opportunity Employer

SOLID WASTE SERVICES - Commercial Operator (Driver)
Starting Pay; $16.0527 per hour
Employees are required to contribute 7% (pre-tax) to the Retirement fund through payroll deduction
Exempt From Overtime
Work Schedule/Days:  Monday – Friday
Some Saturday
Work Schedule/Hours:  2:00 AM – 10:00 AM

DESCRIPTION
We need a driver who can handle our big solid waste trucks.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, including lifting up to 75 pounds
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of trucks and equipment
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal
  • Ability to interact with City employees and the public in a positive manner
  • High School Diploma/GED 
  • Valid Class B or greater Texas CDL Driver’s License at time of hire
  • Clear driving record

DUTIES INCLUDE
  • Operating refuse and recyclables collection equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Daily maintenance of vehicles and equipment
  • Daily reporting
  • Available for emergency call

Questionnaire must be completed and submitted with application. Questionnaire is included in the online application. Click here to submit a job application online.

This position is an essential service position, and will be required to provide services during emergency situations.

Click here to submit a job application online.
Human Resources Department, City of Lufkin
300 E. Shepherd, Lufkin, TX 75901,
FAX
 936-633-0408
ljohnson@cityoflufkin.com

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

STREET DEPARTMENT - Driver II
Starting Pay: $15.2282 per hour
Employees are required to contribute 7% (pre-tax) to the retirement fund through payroll deduction.
Pay depending on qualifications and education
Non-exempt for overtime
Work schedule/ Days: Monday- Friday
Work schedule/ Hours: 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM

DESCRIPTION
This position involves driving large trucks and operating equipment for construction and maintenance of roads, as well as the vehicles and equipment. Roads, drainage culverts, retention ponds, and creeks must also be maintained to prevent overgrowth and ensure normal function. There are 3 positions available.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Six months’ experience in driving heavy trucks
  • On call 24 hours daily for emergencies 
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Valid Texas CDL class “B” Driver License 
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions
  • Ability to lead work activities of subordinates as needed

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


Questionnaire must be completed and submitted with application. Questionnaire is included in the online application. Click here to submit a job application online.


This position is an essential service position, and will be required to provide services during emergency situations.

Click here to submit a job application online.
Human Resources Department, City of Lufkin
300 E. Shepherd, Lufkin, TX 75901,
FAX 
936-633-0408
ljohnson@cityoflufkin.com

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Equal Opportunity Employer
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT - Maintenance Mechanic
Starting Rate: $16.17 per hour
Pay Depending on Qualifications and Experience

Employees are required to contribute 7% (pre-tax) to the Retirement fund through payroll deduction
Non-exempt for overtime
Work Schedule/Days: M - F
Work Schedule/Hours: 40 hours per week


DESCRIPTION
The Maintenance Mechanic maintains and repairs all manner of assorted equipment routinely and during "emergencies" as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Valid Texas Driver License: Class “B” CDL preferred but not required
  • Grade “C” Wastewater Certification issue by Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) preferred but not required
  • Must be able to read and understand written guidelines from manuals, blueprints and regulations

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in servicing, maintenance and repair of buildings, electrical and motor driven pumps and auxiliary equipment of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Water Production Plant
  • Must be able to be on “24-hour on call” in the event of an emergency
  • Various other duties as assigned

Questionnaire must be completed and submitted with application. Questionnaire is included in the online application. Click here to submit a job application online.

This position is an essential service position, and will be required to provide services during emergency situations.

Interested parties may contact the Human Resources Department at
City of Lufkin, 300 E. Shepherd Suite 226, Lufkin, TX75901
FAX 936-633-0408, ljohnson@gmail.com

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Equal Opportunity Employer