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.

 

 

13 job(s) at City of Galveston

City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Sep 16, 2020
Full Time
Job Description Under the direction of the City Attorney, assist in providing a variety of legal services. Work is performed with general discretion, working from broad goals and policies. The incumbent will provide legal counsel to elected and appointed officials, boards, commissions, committees, and City departments based on interpretation of federal, state, county, and city constitutions, charters, statutes, ordinances, resolutions, rules, regulations, court decisions, administrative law decisions, and other legal authority. The Assistant City Attorney prepares and reviews ordinances, resolutions, and administrative policies. The incumbentalso assists in land, right-of-way, and property acquisition and disposal on behalf of the City. The ideal candidate should be able to give legal counsel and analysis regarding local government corporations and municipal management entities, attend City Council meetings, render legal advice to City Council, and prepare or review various city contracts. Minimum Qualifications: Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school; admission to the State Bar of Texas, prior to application, andfive yearsu0027 experience with a state or local governmental entity. A Bacheloru0027s degree in business, finance, or accounting is preferred. A Texas Driveru0027s License is required. Closing Date/Time: December 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Sep 06, 2020
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
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Sep 06, 2020
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
Sep 06, 2020
Full Time
Job Description Under limited supervision, the Main Wastewater Treatment Plant Chief Operator performs a variety of duties including, but not limited to: supervising the operations of all the City’s wastewater treatment plants operations, inspecting daily operations reports, data entry into plant records, and supervising and approving a variety of maintenance and repair tasks on wastewater treatment plant equipment and lift stations. Must have knowledge of process control, laboratory analysis, basic water Chemistry, and mechanical ability. A High School diploma or GED AND 5-7 years of related experience. Must have a Class B Wastewater License or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire and a Class C Water Operators License. Must also possess a valid Texas Driver’s License. Closing Date/Time: November 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Sep 05, 2020
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: March 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 30, 2020
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: November 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 26, 2020
Full Time
Job Description Responsible for the management and operations of key functions within the Accounting Division, including preparation of financial reports, accounting for all City funds, processing of accounts receivable and accounts payable, and other financial matters. Manage and direct the work of the Accounting Division as assigned to complete the presentation of materials for review by the external auditors a well as preparation of financial statements and note disclosures in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Assist the City Controller and Assistant City Manager of Finance with special projects, as requested. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) adopted by GASB, Governmental Finance Officers Association governmental accounting and financial reporting requirements, Internal Revenue Code and City policies and procedures. Minimum Qualifications: A degree in accounting or related field with emphasis on accounting and auditing. CPA designation is desirable. Five years’ experience in professional accounting with preference given to governmental accounting and/or auditing experience. Minimum of five years of supervisory experience within a finance management environment. Closing Date/Time: November 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 22, 2020
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 Basic Police Officer License, as well as the ability to obtain the Texas Code Enforcement Officer License within one year of employment. Closing Date/Time: September 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 12, 2020
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: October 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
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
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, performs various public works maintenance and repair activities of the City’s infrastructure; provides work direction to other maintenance staff. This designation is distinguished from the Crew Leader designation by greater lead work responsibilities over a large group of maintenance staff. The incumbent reviews work, trains workers, and provides supplies for work projects. The candidate will also distribute materials to work crews, inventory supplies, and order from various venders. This role conducts the building and/or repaid of various building structures, performs fueling operations for City vehicles and equipment, and transports heavy equipment to job sites. Knowledge of City organization, operations, policies and procedures preferred. Skill in handling situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness, and sound judgement preferred. A High School Diploma or equivalent, AND five years experience in public works maintenance and repair operations, including three years of supervisory or lead work experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A valid Texas Class A or B Commercial Driveru0027s License is required. May require possession of TEEX Collection 1 license. Closing Date/Time: March 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Job Description The Telecommunicator position coordinates Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services for emergency and non-emergency calls for service. The ideal candidate must be able to efficiently and accurately operate computer-aided dispatch software in conjunction with the radio system to dispatch information to public safety personnel while constantly monitoring and maintaining contact with field units and relay instructions to the closest and most suitable unit available. Telecommunicators are required to work a variety of schedules in a 24-hour, 7 days per week Communications Center which includes nights, weekends, and holidays. Primary duties include answering incoming, multi-line Emergency 911, and non-emergency telephone calls and delivering lifesaving medical instructions when needed. Telecommunicators are considered essential personnel that must work through emergency situations including hurricanes and other natural and man-made disasters. The selected candidate must have a High School diploma or equivalent; possess a valid Texas Driver’s License; and be able to pass a pre-employment physical, drug, and alcohol screening, a criminal background check, and a CritiCall 911 Public Safety Call-Taker computerized test. Closing Date/Time: February 26, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
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 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST