Employment Opportunities

Competitive pay and excellent benefit package available.

Click on the following links to open, print, and complete each form:
Employment Application
Authorization for Release of Information
Personal History Statement (Police Only)

 Send completed forms to City of Dumas, Attn: HR, PO Box 438, Dumas, TX 79029 or email to mtrevino@dumastx.gov


OPEN POSITIONS

Police Department Patrol Officer


POLICE OFFICER - PATROL DIVISION


Under the general direction of the shift sergeant, performs a full range of police duties necessary to enforce the law including but not limited to routine stops for traffic violations, investigation of complaints, maintaining order, aiding individuals, and identifying/arresting criminal offenders. In addition, also performs a variety of unplanned physical tasks which include the restraining of violent individuals or animals, running and/or climbing fences to capture an eluding suspect, and responding to calls for assistance on accident/medical emergencies. Decisions within areas of responsibility are made independently. 

Candidates with current Texas Peace Officer License who successfully complete the department's physical agility test, written exam, and interview board will be considered for employment.

Competitive pay and excellent benefit package available, including generous relocation allowance. Click HERE for details!

Click on the following links to open, print, and complete each form:
Employment Application
Authorization for Release of Information
Personal History Statement



FIREFIGHTER
Job Summary:
Under varying levels of supervision, extinguishes fires, provides EMS intervention treatment, conducts fire prevention activities and pubic fire education, maintains fire equipment and facilities, and serves as Lieutenant/Driver as needed.

Essential Job Functions:
-Ensure fire fighting tools, equipment, vehicles, and facilities are clean and ready for use through inspection, cleaning, and performance of routine and preventive maintenance,
-Participate in and instruct training sessions to maintain certifications; enhance skills; increase knowledge of suppression materials, methods and techniques; and ensure location of streets and hydrants,
-Conduct and encourage fire prevention through pre-fire planning and inspection activities to become acquainted with building layouts, chemical storage, and other potentially hazardous conditions as well as public education classes in schools, public functions, civic club meetings, etc.,
-Perform emergency operations for fire and medical calls, acting as Lieutenant/Driver when necessary, utilizing knowledge and skills to provide patient care; complete rope and extrication rescue operations; suppress all types of fires; ventilate, salvage and overhaul property; and eliminate hazardous conditions.

Other Job Functions:
-Perform other tasks as needed or directed.

Working Conditions:
Exposure to temperature and humidity extremes as well as chemicals, bloodborne pathogens, dust, fumes, and smoke in both daylight and darkness. Position may require the following abilities; Walk for extended periods of time with occasional standing and sitting; lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move items weighing up to 150 pounds; seeing, speaking, hearing; ability to work prolonged hours; climbing, stooping, bending, twisting, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching; using hand(s) for simple or firm grasping.

(Mental and physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet these demands.)

Required Education, Certificates, and/or Licenses:
-High school diploma or GED,
-Valid Texas Class B driver's license,
-Firefighter Certifications (Basic) from TCFP
-TCFP Haz Mat Technician Certification
-EMT-B certification from TD SHS

Experience, Training, Knowledge, and Skills:
One year of DFD experience (for Lt/Driver duties); effective communication, problem solving, teamwork, public relations and negotiation skills; ability to live in home-like setting with co-workers; ability to analyze and react to life-threatening situations.

**All pertinent information about the available positions can be found in the links provided directly below:**
2024 Entrance Exam Info Binder
Authorize to Release Information



UTILITY TECHNICIAN I

Job Summary:
Under general supervision, performs installation, maintenance, and repair of water distribution and wastewater collection systems and related work as required
Essential Job Functions:
-Dealing with customer complaints;
-Work on fire hydrants;
-Replacing valves, fixing water and wastewater lines (under live conditions);
-Operate backhoe and mini excavator;
-Reading maps and service manuals for water and wastewater;
-Working on pumps for water and wastewater;
-Changing 150lb chlorine cylinders and adjusting flow rates of regulators;
-Mowing and weed eating around water and wastewater systems;
-Working with other departments as needed (Street, solid waste, gas, shop, warehouse, landfill, and city hall)
-Working with hot taping machines;
-Use hand and power tools (i.e. shovel, pickax, sledge hammer, quickie saw, walk-behind saw, and wrenches) as necessary to complete job objectives;
-Ensure compliance with established safety standards by sorting tools and materials; keeping vehicles, equipment, and storage areas clean, orderly and in safe operating condition; and using good judgement to work safely and use equipment properly;
-Serve on standby crew for after-hours emergency work as needed;
-Operate WWTP, water system, SCADA, well readings, water residual readings, vehicles and equipment necessary to assist in repairs and maintenance;
-Compile job status reports to maintain continuity of departmental records.
Other Job Functions
-Perform all tasks as assigned by supervisor or foreman.
Working Conditions:
Job is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments with frequent exposure to noise, dust, fumes, odors, chemicals, extreme weather conditions, (wet, dry, mud, snow, water/sewer water and close proximity to mechanical/electrical hazards.) Position may require the following abilities: Stand and walk in mud, water/wastewater, snow and rain for extended periods of time, with infrequent sitting; frequently lift, carry, push, pull, drag, hold or otherwise move items weighing up to 100lbs; seeing, speaking and hearing necessary to issue and follow oral and written instructions; working in confined spaces; using hand(s) for simple or firm grasping; climbing, crawling, squatting, twisting, stooping, bending, or kneeling.
(Mental and physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet these demands.)
Required Education, Degrees, Certificates, and/or Licenses:
-High School Diploma or GED,
 -Valid Class C Driver License 
-Willingness to obtain regulatory license(s)
Experience, Training, Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of safety regulations necessary to work with equipment used in utility maintenance work: experience in working with various types of equipment including pumps, generators, backhoes, dump trucks, jet trailer, service trucks, wrenches, hand and power saws, jackhammers, hammers of various sizes, grinders, shovels, drills and drill press; ability to communicate effectively and courteously with other city employees and the public. 



HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I (Solid Waste)
Job Summary:
Under general supervision, utilizes various refuse collection vehicles and equipment to collect, transport, and dispose of residential and commercial bulk items, trash, yard waste, and/or other rubbish while also maintaining safe, efficient refuse containers and assisting customers with delivery and pickup of vehicles necessary to complete homeowner/commercial projects.

Essential Job Functions:
-Assemble bulk items such as appliances and furniture and deliver them to landfill,
-Conduct repair and maintenance of refuse containers to ensure safe, efficient operation,
-Perform collection, transport, and disposal of residential, commercial, and/or institutional trash, yard waste, and other rubbish as needed in the event of staff shortages,
-Ensure safe operation, care, and appearance of assigned vehicles and equipment including fueling, washing, servicing, and performing preventive maintenance checks,
-Complete trash assembly activities by manually gathering material that isn't successfully loaded into the collection equipment,
-Provide customer service through delivery and pick up of departmental vehicles necessary to complete homeowner/commercial projects.

Other Job Functions:
-Perform other tasks as needed or directed.

Working Conditions:
Job is performed in outdoor environment with frequent exposure to extreme weather and related driving conditions, noise, dust, fumes, chemicals, and mechanical/electrical hazards. Position may require the following abilities: Sit for extended periods of time, with occasional walking and standing; regularly lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move items weighing up to 75 pounds; seeing, speaking, and hearing necessary to identify pedestrians and other vehicles as well as follow oral and written instructions; color vision to discern traffic lights; eye-hand coordination to enable container collection mechanism; climbing, balancing, reaching, using hand(s) for simple or firm grasping, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling.
(Mental and physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet these demands.)

Required Education, Certificates, and/or Licenses:
-High school diploma or GED,
-Valid Texas Class B CDL
-Waste Screening certification

Experience, Training, Knowledge, and Skills:
Knowledge of proper techniques, safety precautions, and methods used in operation or refuse collection equipment; effective communication, hand-eye coordination, and problem solving skills; ability and willingness to take direction and work with others to accomplish required job tasks. 

 



HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR 1 (STREET)
Job Summary:
Under close supervision, this entry-level position is responsible for construction, maintenance, and repair of streets and other designated areas through operation of heavy motorized vehicles and equipment and performance of manual and semi-skilled labor.

Essential Job Function:
-Operate vehicles and equipment such as maintainer/grader, front-end loader, Mack truck, chip spreader and other asphalt paving equipment, tractor with mower attachment, and hydraulic bucket truck extension; this includes conducting pre- and post-trip inspections to ensure safe operation, care and appearance of assigned vehicles and equipment such as fueling, washing, servicing, and performing preventive maintenance checks,
-Perform manual labor to patch streets and designated areas through the use of jackhammer, shovel, rake, steel-wheel roller and other powered equipment and hand tools,
-Ensure that street right-of-ways and alleys are free of tree limbs, weeds, and other debris through use of chain saw, weed eater, and other suitable equipment to achieve objectives,
-Provide safe, effective traffic routes by installing, repairing, and replacing street signs,
-Maintain regular and punctual on-site attendance.

Other Job Functions:
-Attach city-wide Christmas decorations and inspect/replace Christmas lighting on buildings,
-Assist other city departments with general set-up, clean-up and maintenance activities,
-Perform other tasks as needed or directed.

Working Conditions:
Job is performed in outdoor environment with frequent exposure to extreme weather and related driving conditions, noise, dust, fumes, chemicals, and mechanical/electrical hazards. Unless specifically noted, the following abilities are required to perform this position: Sit for extended periods of time, with occasional walking and standing; regularly lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move items weighing up to 100 pounds; seeing, speaking, and hearing necessary to follow oral and written instructions; color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception to identify pedestrians, other vehicles, and traffic lights; exposure to vibration when using jackhammer; eye-hand coordination to enable bucket truck extension; climbing, balancing, reaching, using hand(s) for simple or firm grasping, climbing, bending, stooping, twisting, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and working in high locations.

(Unless noted, mental and physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform all functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.) 

Required Education, Certificates, and/or Licenses:
-High School Diploma or GED,
-Valid Texas Class A or B CDL,
-Willingness to obtain licenses necessary to spray weeds and mosquitoes.

Experience, Training, Knowledge, and Skills;
Knowledge of proper techniques, safety precautions, and methods used in operation of vehicles and equipment necessary to complete position objectives; effective communication and problem-solving skills; ability and willingness to take direction and work with others to accomplish required job tasks. 



UTILITY TECHNICIAN 1 (GAS DEPARTMENT)
Job Summary:
Under general supervision, performs installation and repair of natural gas distribution systems, and does related work as required.

Essential Job Functions:
-Perform installation, maintenance, and repair of natural gas distribution systems, 
-Operate hand and powered tools and equipment necessary to complete job tasks, 
-Ensure compliance with established safety standards by sorting tools and materials; keeping vehicles, equipment, and storage areas clean, orderly, and in safe operating condition; and using good judgment to work safely and use equipment properly,
-Serve on standby crew for after-hours emergency work as needed,
-Operate vehicles and heavy equipment necessary to assist in repairs and maintenance,
-Compile job status reports to maintain continuity of departmental records,
-Maintain regular and punctual on-site attendance.

Other Job Functions:
-Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Working Conditions: 
Job is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments with frequent exposure to noise, dust, fumes, odors, chemicals, extreme weather conditions, and close proximity to mechanical/electrical hazards. Position may require the following abilities: Stand and walk for extended periods of time, with infrequent sitting; occasionally lift, carry, push, pull, drag, hold or otherwise move items weighing up to 100 pounds; seeing, speaking, and hearing necessary to issue and follow oral and written instructions; working in confined spaces; using hand(s) for simple or firm grasping; climbing, crawling, squatting, twisting, stooping, bending, kneeling.

(Mental and physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet these demands.)

Required Education, Degrees, Certificates, and/or Licenses:
-High School Diploma or GED,
-Texas Driver License Class C

Experience, Training, Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of safety regulations necessary to work with equipment used in utility maintenance work; experience in working with various types of equipment including pumps, generators, backhoes, service trucks, wrenches, hand and power saws, jackhammers, hammers of various sizes, grinders, shovels, drills and drill press; ability to communicate effectively and courteously with other city employees and public. 


MECHANIC
Job Summary:
Under general supervision, utilizes acquired knowledge and skills to ensure that all city vehicles and equipment are in good operating condition.

Essential Job Functions:
-Diagnose and perform major repairs to vehicles and equipment such as motors, transmissions, and rear-axle overhauling,
-Provide routine and preventive maintenance through replacement of fluids as well as application of grease and other lubricants,
-Ensure cleanliness and safety of work facilities by discarding trash; replacing tools, hoses, containers, and equipment; and clearing floor of fluids and debris upon completion of jobs,
-Install and repair tires on all vehicles and equipment as needed,
-Supply assistance to disabled vehicles and equipment through towing or jump starting,
-Maintain regular and punctual on-site attendance.

Other Job Functions:
-Perform other tasks as needed or directed.

Working Conditions:
Exposure to noise, dust, fumes, chemicals, electrical/mechanical hazards, and confined spaces within mechanic shop; occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions while outdoors. Position may require the following abilities: Stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time; regularly lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move items weighing up to 100 pounds; seeing, speaking, and hearing necessary to issue and follow oral and written instructions; ability to work under pressure in meeting deadlines; climbing, crawling, twisting, reaching above shoulder level, using hand(s) for simple or firm grasping, stooping, kneeling.
(Mental and physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet those demands.)

Required Education, Certificates, and/or Licenses:
-High school diploma or GED,
-Valid Texas Class C Driver's License.

Experience, Training, Knowledge, and Skills
Preferred experience in general maintenance and repair of a variety of motorized vehicles and equipment, with specialized training in fields such as brake repair, diesel engine repair, and automotive electrical systems. Organization, problem solving and communication skills are necessary to complete position objectives.