City of Galveston

Imagine yourself as an Islander living in an elegant Victorian home or on a shady, oak-lined street on the Island’s east end, or in a home overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mexico on the west end. There is a variety of rental property to choose from throughout the Island, from Galveston has the amenities of a larger city, but with tight-knit small town friendliness.

Its ethnically diverse citizens have worked together to make their city better since the early days of its founding in 1836. When faced with adversity, Galvestonians unite to solve whatever obstacles may arise. Non-profit organizations and community groups offer a variety of volunteer opportunities regardless of your interests or desired area of service.

The Island has a multifaceted economic base with expanding job markets in tourism, the medical field, marine-related fields, as well as other areas. Education, banking, insurance and marine industries also are job fields that contribute to the strong, diverse economy. Island life is enhanced by the absence of drive-time traffic reports on the radio and heavy traffic delays. The major thoroughfares are rarely heavily congested, even during peak times. And it takes no more than 15-20 minutes to get anywhere you want to go on the Island.

All this time saved driving to work and running errands can be spent enjoying Island life.

16 job(s) at City of Galveston

City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Sep 13, 2019
Full Time
Job Description The Parking Enforcement Officer will be responsible for patrolling assigned areas of the City, enforcing parking ordinances, and issuing parking tickets upon observation of violations. The chosen candidate will be required to learn and become proficient with the parking enforcement software, vehicles and equipment, be able to read and understand the law, and have a working knowledge of City Ordinances. A successful person in this position must have the ability to work effectively with the public, and be capable of interacting with members of law enforcement. Providing information to the public concerning parking regulations and enforcement is required, and the knowledge to answer inquiries concerning City services, events, activities, and any other ambassadorial duties. Must be able to exercise tact and judgment when encountering difficult or unusual situations. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of the street system and geography of the City is needed. Will be required to work effectively in unusual working conditions, including adverse weather. Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License and have the ability to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. Closing Date/Time: January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 30, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under the direction of the Construction Project Manager, coordinates and exercises functional authority for monitoring, documenting, inspecting, and supervising construction of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Projects. Oversees a team of Inspectors within the Construction Division; assists with field inspections and reports. Documents projects for compliance with contract documents, City standards, state and federal regulations and applicable specifications. Coordinates project activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, engineering design and testing issues; ensures contractor compliance. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a closely related field; AND five years’ experience in construction project management, including three years of managerial or supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desirable. A valid Texas Driver’s License is required. Closing Date/Time: December 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 29, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, supports the Galveston Police Department by performing tactical, administrative and strategic crime analysis to assist law enforcement personnel with criminal investigations and planning the deployment of resources for the prevention and suppression of criminal activity. Studies criminal patterns in an effort to predict the time, place and day that a crime might occur by way of computer databases and other resources. Applies analytical techniques to determine potential risks to law enforcement, public health, critical infrastructure, and key resources. Builds and creates maps incorporating crime data; possesses knowledge of and assists with UCR/NIBRS coding and reporting. MINIMUM QUALIFCATIONS : A bacheloru0027s degree in criminal justice or a related field; AND 2 years’ experience in a relevant capacity; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Relevant experience in the following will be considered: Experience using relational or analytic databases such as: Accurint, TLO, NDEX, Linx, and/or intelligence databases. Experience vetting raw information to determine source reliability and content validity. Experience in producing tactical and strategic assessment. Proficient with current research methods on social media sites and open source tools. A valid Texas Driver’s License is required. Closing Date/Time: January 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 28, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, this position collects refuse on a designated route within the municipality. A High School Diploma or equivalent is required; one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must possess a valid Texas Driveru0027s License. Closing Date/Time: December 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 25, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, a Laborer performs general manual labor activities within a City department. Performs sign installation and maintenance, cuts and lays underground pipe, repairs water leaks and water main or sewer system breaks, performs street repair and asphalt overlay activities, repairs pot holes and sidewalks, and performs water and sewer service connects to customer locations. Knowledge of street maintenance and repair operations, concrete installation and repair methods and procedures, and water and sewer systems is required. A High School Diploma or equivalent AND one year of experience in public works maintenance and repair operations is required. Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License. Closing Date/Time: January 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 18, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, a Wastewater Plant Operator operates and maintains a City wastewater treatment plant and lift stations. Ensures all plant activities meet regulatory compliance requirements, provides various regulatory reports, reads and records readings from meters, inspects plant and mechanical equipment for malfunctions, participates in the installation, overhaul and repair of equipment, and ensures adherence to safety procedures and programs. Knowledge of safety rules and regulations and wastewater treatment principles, methods and practices is required. A High School Diploma or equivalent AND two years’ experience in wastewater plant operations is required. Required Licenses include a valid Texas Driver’s License and at minimum aTexas Class D Wastewater Operator License. Closing Date/Time: October 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 16, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under close supervision, a Parks Maintenance Worker performs various maintenance and repair activities of the City’s parks and recreation center facilities. Duties of this position include operation of light motorized vehicles and equipment, performance of basic landscaping, interior building cleaning, and minor maintenance on equipment. Must have knowledge of and be skillful in parks building maintenance and repair operations, basic irrigation system maintenance, repair methods/procedures, and traffic control methods and procedures. A High School Diploma or equivalent AND one year of experience in parks facilities maintenance and repair operations is required. Must possess a valid Texas Driver License. Closing Date/Time: December 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 06, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, the Public Transportation Supervisor supervises field staff as part of the City’s Island Transit operations. Plans, prioritizes, and assigns tasks and projects, monitors work, develops staff skills and evaluates performance, provides technical guidance, assistance and training, meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues, and reviews and verifies the accuracy and efficiency of work. Responds to and resolves customer complaints and/or concerns and prepares proper documentation. Fills in for absent staff as necessary. Knowledge of principles and practices of fleet management, system safety, and security operations, TCEQ procedures, and principles and practices of effective employee supervision is required. A High School Diploma or equivalent AND three years’ experience in mass transit operations; or a combination of education and experience;two years of supervisory experience is required. Must possess a valid Texas Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger Endorsement. Closing Date/Time: February 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 06, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, a Transit Operator operates buses and vans over fixed routes and shuttles. Collects fares, issues transfers, switches routes to meet the needs of passengers, maintains timely routes, inspects vehicles prior to starting routes, may perform dispatch duties, and provides information regarding transit schedules and times. Knowledge of principles and practices of customer service is required. A High School Diploma or equivalent AND one year of experience operating passenger buses and vans is required. Must possess a valid Texas Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger Endorsement. Closing Date/Time: May 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jul 31, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, the Deputy City Marshal enforces compliance of City, state and federal codes and ordinances; performs housing, environmental and zoning inspections. Duties include conducting daily inspections of nuisances, locating and inspecting unsafe structures and fences in need of repair, researching the current ownership and verification of violations for properties, preparing cases not resulting in criminal charges for abatement, maintaining an awareness of projects needing permits, and submitting liens for recording at the County Clerk’s office. Must have knowledge of building, zoning, and international property maintenance codes, Municipal codes and ordinances, State health and safety codes, FEMA regulations, and Texas Local Government Code. Must be skillful in handling situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness and sound judgment, reading and interpreting codes, organizing and maintaining records and analyzing data. A High School Diploma or equivalent is required, and one year of experience in building inspection and code enforcement is a plus. Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License and TCOLE license, as well as the ability to obtain the Texas Code Enforcement Officer License within one year of employment. Closing Date/Time: November 29, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jul 23, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, a Meter Service Technician is responsible for efficient and accurate repairs of water leaks, delinquent shut-offs, water meter installations and removals, water meter box installations and removals, curb stop repairs, and fire hydrant repairs and replacements throughout the City. The Meter Service Technician reports to and takes direction from the Meter Services Supervisor and the Senior Meter Service Technician. Knowledge of the Cityu0027s water meter operations, water distribution systems, and occupational hazards and safety precautions is required. A High School Diploma or equivalent; AND one year of experience in water meter operations is preferred. Must possess a valid Texas Driveru0027s License. Closing Date/Time: November 29, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jul 10, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, a Water Plant Operator operates and maintains a City water treatment plant and pumping stations. Ensures all plant activities meet regulatory compliance requirements, provides various regulatory reports, reads and records readings from meters, inspects plant and mechanical equipment for malfunctions, participates in the installation, overhaul and repair of equipment, and ensures adherence to safety procedures and programs. Knowledge of SCADA system operations, water sampling procedures and water distribution systems is required. A High School Diploma or equivalent AND two years’ experience in water plant operations and water distribution systems is required. Required Licenses include a valid Texas Driver’s License, and a Texas Class B Water Operator License. Closing Date/Time: October 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jul 01, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, conducts fire and arson investigations; performs inspections of commercial, industrial and public buildings to ensure compliance with City fire prevention codes and ordinances. Participates in arson and major fire investigations; photographs fire scenes; preserves and collects evidence; interviews victims, witnesses and suspects. Reviews plans for new construction to determine compliance with fire prevention codes; issues operational and construction permits. Applies and explains complex laws, codes, regulations and ordinances to various audiences. Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent; AND three years’ experience in fire service operations; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Certifications: TCOLE Basic Peace Officer license; TCFP Basic Fire Inspector and Arson Investigator certification. A valid Texas Driver’s License is required. Closing Date/Time: January 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, a Crew Leader performs various public works maintenance and repair activities of the City’s infrastructure, provides work direction to other maintenance staff. Distributes materials to work crews, performs inventory of supplies, parts and materials, orders and receives various items from vendors, performs setup for traffic control operations, and replaces and installs water hydrants and valves. Knowledge of water and sewer system operations, traffic control operations, and principles and practices of project management is required. A High School Diploma or equivalent AND three years’ experience in public works maintenance and repair operations, including two years of supervisory experience. May possess a valid Texas Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Closing Date/Time: May 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Part Time
Job Description Assist full and part time supervisory staff, and monitors participants in recreation program for adults, or youth. Assist in setting up facilities for programs and helps maintain a clean, sanitary facility. Must have necessary knowledge and skills to interact and supervise the participation of patrons, and students. Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License. Closing Date/Time: April 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, an Equipment Operator operates various vehicles, heavy equipment and specialized equipment within a City Department. Duties include installing or repairing water and sewer lines, performing various building maintenance and repair activities, performing traffic control for work projects, performing safety inspections of vehicles and equipment, and maintaining activity reports. Must have knowledge of operations of motorized construction/maintenance equipment and vehicles, water and sewer system operations, and construction, maintenance and repair practices and methods. Must be skillful in using various hand and power tools and equipment, utility location, and map reading. A High School Diploma or equivalent AND one year of heavy equipment and vehicle operations experience is required. Must possess a valid Texas Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License. Closing Date/Time: February 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST