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.

14 job(s) at City of Galveston

City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jun 14, 2019
Part Time
Job Description Under minimal supervision, the Gate Attendant is a front-line customer service position which requires physical stamina to stand, walk, or sit for 8 or more hours per day in an outdoor work environment. Gate Attendants are required to work weekends and holidays and are responsible for managing cash collected from selling tickets to patrons entering various City Beach Parks including accurately making change and reporting collections. Must possess excellent customer service skills, communicate effectively with the public, and promote a positive recreation environment. Gate Attendants must be able to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations and communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Besides working outdoors, physical demands include, but are not limited to, squatting, crouching, reaching, bending, twisting, and lifting/moving up to 20 pounds. Tourism Ambassador Certification and similar prior experience preferred. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age to be considered for the position. Closing Date/Time: July 13, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jun 06, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under administrative direction, plans, directs and manages the enforcement activities of the City to ensure compliance with City ordinances relative to code enforcement, taxi and limousine enforcement, wrecker services, drainage enforcement, parking regulation and enforcement, sanitation enforcement, golf cart registration, and junk boats and vehicles. Supervises staff; 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; develops work plans and assures required deadlines are met; reviews work and verifies the accuracy and efficiency of work activities. Serves as a police officer and has full police authority in the exercise of assigned duties by the City Manager or Deputy City Manager; shall not be deemed a member of the police department, union or subject to the collective bargaining agreement. Performs duties, not inconsistent with state law, prescribed by codes and ordinances of the City’s municipality for fees determined by the City Council. Assists Municipal Court in security functions, collection of fees, and issuing warrants; contacts violators with outstanding warrants and performs arrests as necessary. Responds to information requests from the City Manager and/or City Council; appears at City Council meetings; meets with the City Manager to discuss confidential issues or sensitive matters. Coordinates various project activities, including meeting facilitation with various department staff, consulting firms, government agencies, elected officials and stakeholder groups; may coordinate projects not under direct management. Participates in the development and implementation of projects and programs to maximize enforcement in coordination with the City Manager, City Council, other City departments and public and private organizations. Prepares and administers the annual operating budget; monitors and approves expenditures. Performs duties, prescribed by codes and ordinances of the City’s municipality for fees determined by the City Council. Provides liaison services to the Parks Board for Seawall parking and beach access issues. Responsible for issuing alarm permits, overseeing golf cart registrations and residential parking. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or a closely related field; AND five years’ experience in police command operations as a Police Sergeant or higher; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master Certification as Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) is required at the time of hire. Closing Date/Time: October 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jun 01, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision, performs routine to complex maintenance and repairs to City vehicles, heavy and specialized equipment.Prepare work orders; discusses service requests with customers to determine the nature and type of repairs or maintenance needed; prioritizes repair requests. Performs general and advanced diagnosis; makes minor and major repairs as needed. Operates a personal computer to perform diagnostics of units or equipment. Performs major overhauls of automotive and heavy equipment, including engines, transmissions, suspensions, axles and related items. Diagnoses and repairs hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems. May perform road service calls. May perform general building maintenance and repairs.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or equivalent; AND three years of advanced automotive/motorized equipment maintenance and repair experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a valid Texas Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License is required. May require Texas Inspector license. May require Freon service license. Closing Date/Time: July 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Apr 23, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under the supervision of the Assistant City Manager of Development & Municipal Service, the Director of Municipal Utilities performs administrative and supervisory duties and is responsible the planning, directing, and coordinating of operations for the City’s water and wastewater infrastructure. Oversees and coordinates the City’s Water Loss Mitigation Initiative. Supervises staff; 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; develops work plans and assures required deadlines are met; reviews and verifies the accuracy and efficiency of work activities. Oversees efforts to reduce inflow and infiltration into the City’s sanitary sewer system. Reviews construction plans; oversees project management activities. Ensures compliance of program operations with City, TCEQ, and state requirements. Manages purchasing, bidding, and contract operations. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business, Environmental Management or a closely related field; AND ten years’ experience in municipal utility operations, including five years of management or supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Closing Date/Time: September 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jan 30, 2019
Part 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: July 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jan 18, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Under general supervision of the Public Works Superintendent, supervises work crews performing field assignments throughout the City.Plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects, monitors work, develops staff skill and evaluates performance, provides technical guidance, assistance and training, meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues, develops work plans and assures required deadlines are met. Manages the operations and control of assigned public works operations. Knowledge of public works activities in a municipal environment is preferred, including concrete construction, drainage maintenance, and street paving operations. A thorough understanding of work zone control methods, occupational hazards and safety precautions and principles of effective employee supervision is required. A High School Diploma or equivalent is required AND a minimum of one year of supervisory experience is required. Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License. Closing Date/Time: June 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jan 17, 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: June 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jan 16, 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: May 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jan 09, 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: October 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Dec 05, 2018
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: October 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Dec 05, 2018
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: January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Sep 05, 2018
Part Time
Job Description Position performs unskilled labor and limited manual labor requiring physical strength and endurance. The position will include but not limited to general maintenance of the Recreation Center, cleaning, trash pickup, restroom maintenance, and operating janitorial equipment. This position will be required to perform any and all types of housekeeping duties that are required in order to keep facility clean and sanitized. A high school diploma or GED is required. 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
Jul 26, 2018
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: September 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
City of Galveston, TX Galveston, Texas, United States
Jul 19, 2018
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