City of San Marcos, TX

The City of San Marcos is dedicated to providing excellent service to our residents and maintaining our high quality of life.  Business, industry, education, retail, and government make up the backbone of the San Marcos economy. The City of San Marcos works closely with all of our community partners to help our community become a thriving, job-producing city with opportunities for all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 job(s) at City of San Marcos, TX

San Marcos, TX San Marcos, Texas, United States
Aug 06, 2020
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY JOB SUMMARY Under the direction of the Animal Services Manager, the Animal Services Program Coordinator develops, implements, and evaluates programs which increase the number of animals placed or adopted, in support of achieving and sustaining a 90% or higher live outcome rate. Develops strategies and accumulates resources for volunteer, foster, adoption, rescue and outreach programs. Plans, coordinates, and conducts special events, both off-site and at the shelter. Guides staff and volunteers in best practices and positive public interactions. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DECISION MAKING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Develops and oversees the programs, initiatives, and services that support the shelter's goal to achieve and sustain a 90% live outcome goal; recruits and retains volunteers, fosters, and rescue partners. Manages, coordinates, and participates in the day-to-day operations of assigned program area(s), including communication, coordination, and physical transport of animals. Coordinates, implements, monitors, and evaluates each program's effectiveness and implements improvement strategies utilizing feedback of staff, volunteers, partner organizations, and shelter data. Develops performance measures for assigned program area(s) and monitors progress toward goals, ultimately resulting in an increased live outcome rate and positive public perception of the shelter. Maintains records, logs, and documentation for assigned program areas; prepares reports and graphs; responds to public inquiries. Coordinates, manages, and participates in off-site educational programs and outreach events; reviews, evaluates, and coordinates the work and activities of assigned staff and volunteers. Determines priorities and prepares work schedules to ensure adequate staff and volunteer coverage across scheduled hours of operation and special events. Provides leadership to resolve disputes and mediate complaints at the lowest possible level. Coordinates activities with other organizations, City departments, community groups, and citizens; establishes and maintains business relationships; assists in shelter marketing. Assists in the development and execution of policies, procedures, orientation, and training for assigned area(s), with health and safety of animals and people as a top priority. Represents the organization at professional associations meetings and performs special projects as assigned. Assists with other Animal Services duties as needed: Helps ensure adoptable animals are visible to the public by taking and posting photos. Assists in cleaning kennels, crates, interaction areas, and adoption space. Greets visitors, answer phones, respond to emails and other inquiries. Promotes microchipping and vaccinating of all pets. Attends training and conferences. DECISION MAKING Be self-motivated, responsible, and reliable. Possess solid organizational skills and be able to work with minimal supervision. Decisions and actions shall align with established goals and policies Basic reasoning skills for dealing with customers, staff, and partner organizations; Ability to understand and follow organization procedures, mission and goals Using best judgment and decision making in the absence of supervisor; seeking supervisor assistance when appropriate. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in a closely related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the duties of the job may be considered. Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record. Advanced computer skills using multiple forms of social media and the Microsoft Suite of programs including: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Most outreach events are evenings and weekends.Ability to work outside of regular operating hours is required. Knowledge of animal handling, behavior and identification. Ability to drive a one-ton truck and trailer. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience coordinating volunteers, animal fosters, outreach or special events, and animal rescues. Experience in the following: animal control, animal shelter, boarding, veterinary care. Basic knowledge of the following: animal breeds, appropriate care and housing, common health problems, and disease symptoms. CORE COMPETENCIES AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS CORE COMPETENCIES Skill in using good judgment and in resolving problems and conflict. Communicate in a clear, compassionate and professional manner. Effective verbal and written communication skills; ability to maintain positive working relationships with City departments and personnel, outside agencies, and the general public. Establish and maintain an environment that produces volunteer retention. Proficient in basic computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and internet/social media usage. Organizational skills to include record keeping, attention to detail, and planning. Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, to meet deadlines and goals. Ability to learn and utilize various software programs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Physical requirements include lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally. Subject to standing, walking, lifting, carrying, vision, hearing and talking frequently; pushing/pulling, reaching, handling, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing and foot controls occasionally; sitting and crawling rarely. Working conditions involve working outdoors in all types of weather conditions. The work schedule may be adjusted based on departmental needs. Closing Date/Time: 8/19/2020 11:59 PM Central
San Marcos, TX San Marcos, Texas, United States
Aug 06, 2020
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY JOB SUMMARY Performs environmental health inspections relative to area of assignment; responds to and investigates public health complaints; enforces City and State health regulations; prepares and maintains environmental health records and reports; and performs other related duties. The position reports to the Environmental Health Manager. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DECISION MAKING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Conducts health inspections at various locations including food service operations, day care facilities, public and semi-public swimming pools, streams, private water wells, and/or pollution abatement areas; prepares, submits, and/or maintains related records and reports. Responds to and investigates environmental health complaints; identifies and documents health violations; provides for the enforcement of City and State health regulations. Utilizes computer hardware and software to enter information into databases. Miscellaneous: Responds to emergency call-outs as requested by the Environmental Health Manager and Police/Fire departments. Required to work some nights and weekends for inspection of temporary events. Maintains departmental equipment; performs vehicle checks. Responds to mosquito complaints and applies larvacide or pupacide to stagnant water areas as necessary. Performs other related duties as required. DECISION MAKING Must demonstrate the ability to be innovative and resolve environmental health matters in a timely and effective manner. Must have excellent customer service skills. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's Degree in a science related field is required. Ability to obtain a licensed Registered Sanitarian In Training within six months of employment required. Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record. PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS Two (2) years of experience in the fields of consumer health, environmental health or sanitation preferred. Licensed as a Registered Sanitarian by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. CORE COMPETENCIES AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS CORE COMPETENCIES Must have the ability to read/comprehend environmental health regulations, municipal codes/ordinances, and departmental policies. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required; must be able to maintain positive working relationships with City departments and personnel, outside agencies, community groups, and the general public. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Physical requirements include lifting up to 50 pounds rarely and 20 lbs. regularly. Subject to vision constantly; standing, walking, handling, fine dexterity, balancing, hearing and talking frequently; sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, bending, twisting, climbing and foot controls occasionally; kneeling, crouching and crawling rarely. Working conditions involves occasional exposure to variable and/or extreme weather conditions, heavy machinery, hazardous chemicals, unsanitary conditions, infectious diseases, and potentially angry irate members of the public. The position may require the use of rubber gloves, rubber boots, hair restraints, and eye protection. Safety Sensitive. Closing Date/Time: 8/19/2020 11:59 PM Central
San Marcos, TX San Marcos, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY This position is open until filled JOB SUMMARY Operates various types of heavy equipment used in the Transportation Division for the operation, maintenance, and construction of streets, drainage, and traffic infrastructure performs milling and paving of streets and roadways; repairs damaged sidewalks and curbs; patches potholes; and performs other related duties. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DECISION MAKING Operates various types of heavy equipment including but not limited to dump trucks, water trucks, loaders, rollers, lay down machines, power brooms, milling machines, and street sweepers; utilizes jack hammers, chain saws, chippers, bucket trucks, and other power tools. Performs manual labor for street, drainage, and traffic maintenance, operation, and construction. Prepares streets and roadways for paving; hauls, processes, and compacts road materials. Performs milling and paving of streets. Repairs damaged sidewalks and curbs; patches pot holes in roadways. Cleans and sweeps City streets and/or Airport roads. Trims trees and/or shrubbery obstructing. Cleans all infrastructure in the right-of-way of debris. Installs and repairs street signs, traffic signs, and/or other types of signs for City departments. Utilizes computerized sign machine, silkscreen, pressure sensitive sheeting, and heat activated sheeting to construct street signs. Installs various types of pavement markings in streets, cross walks, turn lanes, parking zones, fire lanes, and handicap parking areas. Participates in installing traffic lights, temporary stops for intersections, and school zone lights. Provides traffic control for construction activities, emergencies, parades and various types of special events. Assists in the installation and maintenance of traffic signs, street striping, tower lights, and windsocks at the City's Airport Cuts and shapes up ditches. Miscellaneous: Assists with surveying work. Provides on-call assistance; responds to emergency situations as required. Assist other City departments as required. Performs other related duties as assigned or required. DECISION MAKING This position works under general supervision. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS High school diploma or equivalent required. One (1) year experience operating heavy equipment or performing street, drainage, or traffic maintenance work is required. Note: Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job will be considered. A Class A Commercial Driver's License is required within six (6) months of employment. Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record. CORE COMPETENCIES AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS CORE COMPETENCIES Must be able to read/comprehend routine maintenance documentation. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required; must be able to maintain positive working relationships with City departments/personnel and the general public. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Physical requirements include lifting up to 85 pounds occasionally. Subject to vision and hearing constantly; standing, walking, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling, balancing, talking and foot controls frequently; sitting, lifting, carrying, fine dexterity, kneeling, twisting and climbing occasionally; crouching, crawling and bending rarely. Working conditions involve exposure to variable and/or extreme weather conditions, dust, dirt, heavy equipment, vehicle traffic, hot asphalt, hazardous chemicals/materials, and infectious diseases is involved. Utilizes personal protective equipment as required. Safety Sensitive Position. Closing Date/Time:
San Marcos, TX San Marcos, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY Position is open until filled, with first review of applications on May 7, 2020 JOB SUMMARY Participates in maintaining the City's water/wastewater systems and related equipment; operates various types of maintenance equipment and tools; prepares maintenance records; assists other City departments; and performs other related duties. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DECISION MAKING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Repairs and maintains water & wastewater mains, service lines, fire hydrants, water meters, valves, manholes and cleanouts; installs new water/wastewater service lines; maintains chemical sites used to manage grease control; installs and maintains water meters and the Automated Metering Infrastructure; performs valve exercising, main flushing, and fire hydrant maintenance; performs CCTV video inspections of wastewater mains, manholes and service lines; utilizes Global Positioning Equipment (GPS) to provide updates to water and wastewater information. Performs work order data entry into computerized work order system. Operates and maintains assigned departmental vehicles, equipment, and tools. Provides assistance to other City departments as required. Miscellaneous: Works to acquire necessary licenses and certifications. DECISION MAKING This position works under general supervision. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Class D Water or Class I Wastewater Collection certification is required within two (2) years of employment. Class I Wastewater Collection and Class C Water Distribution certifications are required within 4 years of employment. A Class "A" Commercial Driver's License is required within six (6) months of employment. Must be able to respond within 1 hour for emergency calls. Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record. Required to perform after hours standby duties. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS One (1) year related maintenance/equipment operation experience is preferred. CORE COMPETENCIES AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS CORE COMPETENCIES Must be able to read/comprehend training/ repair manuals, quadrangle maps, and material safety data sheets. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required; must be able to maintain positive working relationships with City departments and personnel, contractors, vendors, and the general public. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Physical requirements include lifting up to 80 pounds occasionally. Subject to vision and hearing constantly; standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching and handling frequently; sitting, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, talking and foot controls occasionally. Working conditions involve occasional exposure to variable and/or extreme weather conditions, vehicle traffic, heavy equipment, open trenches, confined spaces, hazardous chemicals, and infectious diseases. Utilizes confined space equipment or other personal protective equipment as required. Safety Sensitive Position. Closing Date/Time:
San Marcos, TX San Marcos, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY JOB SUMMARY Performs routine work, under general supervision, involving the installation and maintenance of the City's electric utility system; helps Line Workers; trims trees; operates various types of work equipment and tools; assists in responding to electrical emergencies; and performs other related duties. Works under the direction of crew members and Electric Distribution Supervisors. The Service Technician may work on voltages up to 480-volt 3 phase secondary with appropriate PPE. The Service Technician is authorized to use Live Line Tools to remove Hot Line clamps and open Fuse Barrels in order to work below energized primary as long as the minimum approach distance (MAD) is not violated. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DECISION MAKING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Assigned to the service truck as main job duty Performs Voltage and Meter can Checks using appropriate PPE. Installs/removes services Repairs/replaces streetlights Trims trees Installs/removes banners Removes and sets electric meters using appropriate PPE. Assists Line Workers in the construction, maintenance, and repair of electrical distribution equipment: Sets and/or removes utility poles; installs transformers. Refuses lines and transformers. Installs and terminates underground wiring. Splices primary/secondary wires and residential service wires. Is required to be "on call" on a rotating basis or as needed to meet business needs. Performs other duties as assigned. Miscellaneous: Prepares and maintains work orders, time sheets, and/or other departmental documentation. May assist with meter reading as assigned. DECISION MAKING This position works under the general supervision of SMEU Supervisor and Manager. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Must have successfully completed SMEU Apprentice II program requirements, or equivalent Must maintain a valid Texas Class (A) Commercial Driver's License with an acceptable driving record. Basic computer skills to check emails and enter time worked are required. Must be able to lawfully report to duty within 1 hour for emergency calls. Must reply to calls for assistance on nights and weekends within one hour. Must live within one hour response time to the City limits of San Marcos as determined by google maps. CAREER PROGRESSION There is no progression to a higher level. CORE COMPETENCIES AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS JOB DIMENSIONS Must be able to read/comprehend job orders and specifications. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Maintaining positive working relationships with City departments and personnel, outside agencies, electrical contractors, and utility customers. Working safely, professionally and productively. This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week and may require reporting in an "on call" basis. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Physical requirements include lifting up to 100 pounds occasionally. Subject to vision and hearing constantly; standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling and balancing frequently; sitting, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, climbing to heights over thirty- five (35) feet high, talking and foot controls occasionally; crawling rarely. Working conditions can involves exposure to variable and/or extreme weather conditions, heavy equipment/vehicles, high/low voltage electrical currents, hazardous chemicals/materials, wild life, working at heights or confined spaces. Closing Date/Time:
San Marcos, TX San Marcos, Texas, United States
Jul 20, 2020
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY JOB SUMMARY Dispatches appropriate police, fire, and/or EMS personnel; processes emergency and non-emergency calls; provides information and assistance to callers; maintains communication with callers and response personnel; prepares and maintains emergency communication records; operates and maintains various types of communications equipment; access to state and federal law enforcement databases; coordinates and performs a variety of dispatch functions on behalf of the City's 911 Communications Center and performs other related duties. All TCO applicants must attend an information session prior to Criticall testing. Invitations to join Zoom Information Session and to sign up for Criticall testing will be sent via email once applications are submitted. 1st Job Information Session 8/1/2020 from 1p-230 Zoom Virtual meeting Critcall testing, 2 Hours in Austin on 8/4/2020 Interviews at SMPD on 8/11/2020 2nd Job Information Session 8/22/2020 from 1p-230 Zoom Virtual meeting Crticall Testing, 2 Hours in Austin on 8/25/2020 Interviews at SMPD on 9/1/2020 Please view our SMPD Telecommunications page for additional information: 911 Communications Recruitment Information ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DECISION MAKING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Answers, processes, documents, and prioritizes emergency and non-emergency calls for service from citizens, officers, local businesses, and other law enforcement agencies; obtains necessary information from callers in or to provide pre/post arrival instructions for medical, fire and police emergencies, such as but not limited to: CPR instructions, stroke diagnostics, escaping burning or flooding vehicles and structures, safety instructions for active shooter or crimes in progress. Dispatches appropriate police, fire, and/or EMS personnel; tracks the location and status of response units; maintains communication with field personnel; obtains and relays information including but not limited to incident locations, directions and caller/patient updates. Accesses and operates multiple confidential databases and programs. Processes officer requests for information including driver's license, license plate, and criminal history; enters lost/stolen property, missing persons, runaways, and protective orders; researches and confirms local, county, state and national warrants through multiple criminal justice databases that include but aren't limited to: Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC), National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS). Maintains contact with City personnel and outside agencies during times of emergency; coordinates mutual aid to neighboring fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies. Updates and maintains contact information and lists for City departments, various police divisions and other local community emergency services Monitoring and operating multiple job-related software programs on various computers that include but are not limited to Computer Aided Dispatching (CAD), a multiline non-emergency and 9-1-1 phone system, communicating on a multichannel emergency radio system. Operates and assists in routine testing and maintenance of equipment including computers, radios and various communications devices; assists with routine maintenance and cleaning of the communications center including but not limited to: work stations, breakrooms, kitchen, storage rooms and common areas. Communicating clearly both verbally and in writing; utilizing maps and other resource materials; multi-tasking during high levels of activities; controlling stressful emergency situations calmly and concisely; acquiring and maintaining a working knowledge of city streets, geography, boundaries, thoroughfares, landmarks, businesses, and locations of police and fire stations and districts; entering, retrieving, and compiling data from a variety of databases. Skill in typing and using computer systems. DECISION MAKING This position works under general supervision. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS High School Diploma or equivalent is required. One-year experience in either an emergency dispatch center or closely related experience in fields such as: customer service, call centers or fast paced work environments. Must pass a skills test including an acceptable working knowledge of computer operations, data entry with an emphasis on accuracy and speed; make and carry out decisions; competently perform under stress when confronted with emergency and critical situations; perform a variety of tasks, often changing quickly from one task to another without loss of efficiency and composure; work without constant direct supervision. Within one year of employment must obtain TCOLE Telecommunicators License which requires a U.S Citizenship and the passing of the state licensing exam after mandatory courses have been completed. Mandatory courses include but aren't limited to: CPR, Basic Telecommunicators Certificate Course, Crisis Communications, TDD/TTY for Telecommunicators, Personnel Orientation and Telecommunications Field Training. All mandatory training is arranged and paid for by agency. Must show consistent progress through and complete all modules in allotted time frame of the San Marcos 9-1-1 Telecommunications Training program. Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record. Must be able to work under adverse conditions and during unusual hours including nights, weekends, holidays and scheduled/unscheduled overtime. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Spanish desirable. CORE COMPETENCIES AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS JOB DIMENSIONS Able to work in a 24/7/365 emergency communications center; working during emergency events, holidays, nights, weekends, occasional overtime and must have flexibility in your schedule Must be able to read/comprehend emergency communications manuals, books, and records. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are required; Must be able to interpret information given from citizens or responders quickly and translate effectively in emergency situations. Must be able to view, operate and manage multiple computer programs and emergency communications devices concurrently through multiple separate computers that is displayed across multi-tiered monitors. Must be able to maintain positive and professional working relationships with peers, personnel from other City departments, outside agencies, and the general public. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Physical requirements include lifting up to 45 pounds rarely. Subject to sitting, handling, fine dexterity, vision and hearing constantly; reaching, crawling, bending and twisting occasionally; standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, kneeling, crouching, climbing, balancing and foot controls rarely. Working conditions involve ability to sit for extended periods of time and work in closed quarters with infrequent break periods; occasional exposure to variable and/or extreme weather conditions and infectious diseases; 9-1-1 Telecommunicators are considered essential staff even in emergency situations. Closing Date/Time: 8/19/2020 11:59 PM Central