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City of Lake Worth - Employment Opportunities

Applications for employment are only accepted for positions that are currently posted below. Resume's will not be accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with an application for employment.

To apply for one of the positions listed below, submit one completed City of Lake Worth Employment Application, along with copies of all applicable certificates required for the position to:

City of Lake Worth
3805 Adam Grubb
Lake Worth, Texas, 76135
Attn: Danielle Hackbusch, Human Resources 

or fax application to 817-237-9684 or e-mail application to Human Resources

 

dhackbusch@lakeworthtx.org  

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Police Chief
08/20/2019

Compensation: $100,000 annually or higher DOQ; Full Time w/benefits; employer paid Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, Employer Assistance Program & New Benefits; TMRS participation of 7% with a 2/1 match; paid vacation and sick days; longevity pay, and 11 paid holidays. 

 

Job Description: The Police Chief provides administrative guidance and control to the City of Lake Worth and the Lake Worth Police Department.  The Chief holds top-level responsibility for the planning and direction and is the chief administrative officer of the Police Department.  The Chief performs tasks on his own initiative and is expected to show the highest level of professional judgement.

 

Job Requirements:

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements at the time of application:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in the field of criminal justice, police science, public administration, or a closely related field
  • Ten years’ law enforcement experience, with five years’ experience in police command level position
  • Graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) or other recognized law enforcement management school.
  • Valid Class C Texas driver license
  • ·valid TCOLE Advanced Peace Officer Certification or ability to acquire one

 

More detailed information about employee benefits can be found on our website at www.lakeworthtx.org

 

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To apply, submit a completed City of Lake Worth application for employment, resume, copies of applicable required certificates, and cover letter addressed to Stacey Almond to:

 

City of Lake Worth

3805 Adam Grubb

Lake Worth, TX 76135

Attn: Human Resources

 

Or fax to 817-237-9684, or e-mail to dhackbusch@lakeworthtx.org

 

Applications are available inside city hall or online @ www.lakeworthtx.org


Firefighter
08/15/2019

Posted: August 15, 2019

 

Compensation: $17.12 per hour ($50,000 Annually), FLSA Non-Exempt, Full Time w/benefits; employer paid Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, Employer Assistance Program & New Benefits; TMRS participation of 7% with a 2/1 match; paid vacation & sick days; 12 paid holidays.  In addition, the department offers incentive pay for specific certifications, education, and longevity.

 

Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM, Thursday, September 12, 2019

 

Qualified applicants will be contacted by e-mail with information on study materials for the written test, which will take place on September 19, 2019 prior to the physical agility test.  

 

Minimum Requirements:  

  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must maintain MedStar and OMD credentialing
  • Valid Class C Texas driver license
  • TCFP Certifiable Firefighter; TCFP Firefighter Certified Preferred
  • TDSHS Certified Basic EMT, EMT-I, or EMT-P

 

The City of Lake Worth reserves the right to deny employment or affiliation based on the results of a criminal background check.  Examples of criminal felony and misdemeanor convictions or arrests that may result in denial of employment include but are not limited to; crimes involving violence, sexual assault or exploitation, drugs or alcohol, weapons, theft, fraud, or embezzlement.

 

To Apply: Submit a completed City of Lake Worth Employment Application along with copies of applicable certificates to 3805 Adam Grubb, Lake Worth, TX 76135.  Or fax to 817-237-9684.  Or email to dhackbusch@lakeworthtx.org.  Questions or additional information about this position and/or the application process should be directed to Danielle Hackbusch at 817-237-1211, #108 or dhackbusch@lakeworthtx.org.

 

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Patrol Officer
07/10/2019

Compensation: $24.04 per hour ($50,000 Annually) or higher DOQ (FLSA Non-Exempt) Full Time w/benefits; employer paid Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, & FreshBenies; TMRS participation of 7% with a 2/1 match; paid vacation & sick days; 11 paid holidays.  In addition, the department offers incentive pay for specific certifications, education, and longevity.

 

Hours: 12-hour shifts (84 hours every two weeks) scheduled as needed, nights, weekends, and holidays

 

Reports To: Patrol Sergeant - Field Operations

 

General Summary: The City of Lake Worth has a population of approximately 4,600 permanent residents and is in northwestern Tarrant County.  Lake Worth is uniquely diverse with a bustling business district along State Highway 199 (Jacksboro Hwy) and many well-established residential areas.

 

The field operations division consists of uniformed officers working around the clock to suppress crime and promote the safety of the Lake Worth community.  Officers are highly capable, diverse and take tremendous pride in serving the Lake Worth community with excellence.  The division is organized into four shifts staffed with a patrol supervisor and three officers.  Each officer is assigned to one of three beats and the supervisor acts as a roving officer - responding to calls as needed.  The division is overseen by the field operations division commander.

 

Work Environment Highlights: LWPD values its employee’s individuality and unique means of expression. As such, visible tattoos are permissible in uniform along with beards and goatees up to 1/2 inch in length.  **Certain restrictions apply and are covered in detail by policy.

 

Individually Issued Equipment: 

  • 5.11 Tactical PDU Uniforms with outer carrier option
  • Level IV Ceramic rifle-resistant ballistic plates with tactical carrier
  • Level IIIA ballistic Kevlar helmet
  • Level IIIA Kevlar vest (Alpha Elite)
  • AR-15 Rifle with Aimpoint Optics
  • Glock 17 (Gen 5) pistol with night sights and Streamlight TLR-1 weapon light
  • Safariland leather gear with level 3 holster
  • Gerber Eclipse Foul-Weather Jacket with softshell liner
  • Various custom-designed professional polo’s, t-shirts, beanies, etc.

 

Departmental Equipment:                                                                      

  • Getac Rugged Tablets (in-car)
  • Watchguard digital video systems with integrated body camera
  • Motorola APX P25 Digital Radios
  • Remington 870 12-gauge shotgun
  • Less-lethal beanbag shotgun
  • Taser ECW
  • Pepper ball launchers

 

Description: Enforces federal, state, and local laws and ordinances under general direction.  Performs various duties to support law enforcement activities as well as provide service to the citizens in an efficient and professional manner.

 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application
  • must be a United States Citizen
  • must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • must have and maintain a valid Texas driver license or be able to obtain a Texas driver license
  • must currently be licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) as a peace officer and be in good standing
  • must be declared physically sound and free from any defect which may adversely affect the performance of the duties of a police officer
  • must pass a written test and oral review board
  • must pass an extensive background check, psychological, medical exam, and drug screen.
  • must be able to successfully complete the Lake Worth Police Department's field training program
  • must not have a prior Brady violation

 

Physical Abilities: 

  • Must possess the visual acuity to operate a computer terminal and city vehicle
  • Walk, stand, sit, or run for prolonged periods of time
  • Regularly push, pull, lift, and/or carry up 10 pounds
  • Frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds
  • Occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 100 pounds or more
  • Occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist
  • Operate office equipment including use of a computer keyboard
  • Speak and hear to exchange information in English
  • Operate a vehicle to travel to various locations
  • Operate and use specialized law enforcement tools and equipment including guns and handcuffs
  • Restrain or subdue individuals

 

To Apply: Submit a completed City of Lake Worth Employment Application along with copies of applicable certificates to 3805 Adam Grubb, Lake Worth, TX 76135.  Or fax to 817-237-9684.  Or email to dhackbusch@lakeworthtx.org.  Questions or additional information about this position and/or the application process should be directed to Danielle Hackbusch at 817-237-1211, #108 or dhackbusch@lakeworthtx.org.  For additional information about the Lake Worth Police Department, please visit our website at www.lakeworthtx.org/page/police_home.

 

Applications will be considered as they are received.


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The City of Lake Worth is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment or the provision of services on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, genetic information, or disability.   

The City of Lake Worth reserves the right to deny employment or affiliation based on the results of a criminal background check.  Examples of criminal felony and misdemeanor convictions or arrests that may result in denial of employment include but are not limited to; crimes involving violence, sexual assault or exploitation, drugs or alcohol, weapons, theft, fraud, or embezzlement.

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