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
Jul 01, 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
Jul 01, 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
Jul 01, 2020
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: July 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jul 01, 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
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Job Description Under limited supervision of the Executive Director of Community Outreach, the Legislative Coordinator serves as the municipal representative and advisor for all legislative affairs. Serves as legislative coordinator for municipal agency on state and federal legislative matters. Establishes and maintains working relationships with bill sponsors, appropriate legislative committee members and budget analysts assigned to the agency; provides concise fact sheets and any other materials. Covers all assigned hearings and floor action on assigned bills; testifies before legislative committees as necessary; and provides hearing summaries or briefings to policy makers. Advises City Management and Elected Officials on all activity regarding proposed legislation and/or bills of significance to the City. Assists senior management and leadership with strategic planning for known and potential regulatory activities. Serves as liaison with internal and external stakeholders and working groups through presentations, testimony, and attendance of meetings and hearings. Stakeholders may include elected officials, City Staff, external lobbyists, and civic leaders. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Public Relations or related AND at least five years of experience in a legislative capacity required. Closing Date/Time: December 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jul 01, 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
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, operates a closed-circuit television for inspection of wastewater collections sewer mains and service lines. Work involves the responsibility for safe, efficient operation of the closed-circuit television as well as the care and maintenance of the equipment and vehicles associated with the closed-circuit television. Supports the relationship between the City of Galveston and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned. High School diploma or equivalent; AND two years’ experience performing work involving materials, equipment, methods and techniques commonly used in closed-circuit television systems OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. TCEQ Class II Wastewater Collection license and possession of a valid Texas Driver’s License. Closing Date/Time: September 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jul 01, 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
Jun 17, 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
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jun 10, 2020
Full Time
Job Description Monitors activities and performs services at the pool area to prevent accidents and provide assistance to swimmers and customers. Provides a high level of customer service while ensuring a safe, welcoming, and fun environment. Ensures guest safety by overseeing assigned areas; and protects weak or distressed swimmers in times of need. Effectively communicates and maintains standards of safety. Responds quickly, intelligently, decisively, and in accordance with established emergency action plan. Assists with various assigned tasks such as guest check-in and cleaning and lifting objects. Performs daily maintenance functions of cleaning restrooms, grounds, building(s), equipment, etc. Determines chlorine content and pH value of water with water testing kit and logs information appropriately. Immediately reports unsafe equipment, facility, chemical, etc. issues to management. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must be at least 16 years of age, successfully complete a swim test, and possess or obtain required lifeguard certifications within 2 weeks of hire. REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess a current or be able to obtain the following certifications within 2 weeks of hire– (1) Red Cross Lifeguard Certification or equivalent; (2) Red Cross CPR Certification or equivalent; and (3) current Red Cross Standard First Aid Certification or equivalent. Closing Date/Time: September 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jun 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
Jun 06, 2020
Full Time
Job Description Under the direction of the Executive Director of Development Services, strategically manages, controls and performs exemplary administrative functions for the Building Division while providing proper guidance to design and plan related issues while ensuring compliance with applicable codes, City Policies and Ordinances. Assumes administrative oversight and accountability for the division’s residential and commercial inspection processes and procedures, to ensure compliance with zoning, floodplain, grading, safety laws and regulations and approved plans, specifications and standards; performs assessments after major disasters; functions as Chief Building Official. Manages the Building Board of Adjustment and Appeals and its caseload. Performs division budget development and management; assists in overall department budget management. Supervises staff; plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; monitors work; develops staff skills; evaluates performance. Interprets legal requirements; recommends compliance procedures to contractors, trades workers and owners. Maintains inspection records; oversees and directs the preparation of reports for administrative and judicial authorities. Ensures maintenance of records for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Community Rating System (CRS) to assure City compliance. May provide support to the Landmark Commission, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment and City Council. Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent; AND ten years’ experience in zoning regulations, building inspection and housing code enforcement, including five years of supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Licenses and Certifications: ICC Certified Building Official, ICC Certified Residential Energy Inspector, ICC Certified Plumbing Inspector, Texas/FEMA Certified Floodplain Manager, and a valid Texas Driver’s License. Closing Date/Time: January 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jun 06, 2020
Full Time
Job Description Under limited supervision, manages, coordinates and oversees the City’s Island Transit operations. Directs the daily operations of the Island Transportation staff; generates daily directives and troubleshooting situations; reviews work orders. Prepares required state and federal reports; ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations. Develops and administers the operations budget; monitors revenue streams and makes adjustments as necessary. Participates in the preparation of Island Transit transportation projects and staff reports for City Council approval. Minimum Requirements: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Transportation, Public Administration, Business or related field; AND six years’ experience in mass transit operations, including five years of management or supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Closing Date/Time: November 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST