Employment & Service Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

The City of Jonestown is a great place to work!

We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefit package including employer paid group health, dental and vision insurance; a 2-1 retirement match; vacation, sick and holiday pay. To get started, please download our Employment Application.

Current Job Postings:


CLASS NO. NE EEOC CATEGORY: Officials & Administrators PAY GROUP: 8 FLSA: Exempt


Provides customer service and technical support for construction activities in the development services department. Performs plan reviews and inspects residential and commercial construction, ensuring structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical compliance with adopted International building codes as well as city zoning, building, fire, and other applicable city, state and federal codes and standards. Attends meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment as required.


  1. Reports to: Development Services Director
  2. Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  3. Other: Works closely with Planning and Public Works departments; County Health District; state and local government agencies; contractors; and the general public.


Essential Duties

Makes onsite inspections during all phases of construction to ensure building compliance with various codes, including International Code Council, National Electric Code, and standard building, gas, plumbing, mechanical, and fire codes, and verifies compliance with zoning and other ordinances.

Reviews residential and commercial plans and specifications for compliance with codes and city ordinances.

Issues, approves, and assesses fees for general, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and gas permits and licenses prior to construction.

Evaluate and analyze building issues, and recommend alternative solutions for construction problems; interpret, apply and explain codes and regulations; resolve problems that arise due to code or structural design; resolve permit issues between stakeholders; investigate and resolve complaints.

Consults with engineers, architects, builders, and contractors to discuss construction plans and compliance with various codes.

Maintains computer records and reports concerning inspections, licenses, permits, certificates, etc.

Prepares and writes departmental reports and correspondence.

Provides customer service to other departments and the public as needed; Answers questions in person and on telephone regarding zoning, building ordinance compliance, and citizens’ complaints; Coordinate site visits and inspections as necessary.

Surveys construction sites to check permits and licensing, and issues stop work orders until permits are obtained; performs follow up to ensure enforcement. Performs onsite license checks of plumbers, electricians and others that are required to be licensed under city ordinance or State Plumbing License Law. May issue citations as authorized.

Performs Safety Checks of residences licensed for short-term rental and for new occupant move-ins as requested. Distributes literature and/or answers questions regarding available public services in the area.

Assists the Fire Marshal in the investigation of fire related incidents and the evaluation of structures and their condition/safety.

Conducts required inspections during building condemnation procedures.

Investigates complaints of unsafe, uninhabited, and unsanitary structures, and enforces codes when necessary.

Administers the City’s floodplain management program.

Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.


Knowledge of: technical and administrative aspects of building inspections, building codes, and city ordinances; construction, plumbing, electrical systems, framing, foundation, and heating and air conditioning systems; contractor licenses; and regulations and guidelines prepared by state and federal agencies relative to the city’s building inspection requirements.

Knowledge of the following computer programs preferred: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and MyGovernmentOnline.

Skill/Ability to: Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials, contractors, and the general public; be self-motivated, team oriented and communicate effectively verbally and in writing; prepare and analyze legal documents; and carry out assigned projects to their completion.

Skill/Ability to: Work in adverse weather conditions and extreme temperatures performing field inspections at building sites under extensive construction; maneuver through unfamiliar buildings and across steep/rough terrain.

Ability to attend night meetings on occasion as required.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING High school diploma or its equivalent and five years of building inspection and code enforcement experience; or

Equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the knowledge, skill and ability to perform the duties of this position.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Licensed as a Plumbing Inspector by the State Board of Plumbing Examiners; Building Inspector certification issued by International Code Council or International Conference of Building Officials; a valid Texas Class C drivers license and acceptable driving record.

Certified Floodplain Manager preferred or to be obtained within one (1) year of hire.

Backflow Certification or to be obtained within six (6) months of hire.

Public Works Tech II

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Performs a variety of manual labor tasks related to the maintenance and repair of city streets, drainage systems, rights-of-ways, parks, buildings, and other facilities and must be able to operate a wide variety of hand and power tools and other light to heavy equipment. Performs general labor using hand and power tools; performs minor construction work to maintain City buildings and grounds including scraping, painting, picking up brush and trash, cleaning, changing A/C filters, and general other duties as become necessary.

Essential Duties: Operates light equipment associated with the maintenance and repair of the roadway system including shoulders and sidewalks; clears drainage systems, maintains right-of-ways by mowing and vegetation control, assists with sign installation and maintenance of park areas.

Performs routine maintenance and minor mechanical adjustments and repairs of equipment; maintains and cleans vehicles and shop area.

Must be able to work overtime as required to complete assigned tasks; may periodically move furniture in City Hall or other City facilities; assist with Code enforcement of garbage, brush, trees, etc.

Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.


Knowledge of: methods, practices, materials, and equipment used in street and building maintenance; and use and care of tools and specialized equipment.

Skill/Ability to: understand and follow instructions; use power or hand operated tools; operate equipment involved in street repair; tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.


High school graduation, or its equivalent plus 2 years related experience; Ability to operate power tools and light to heavy equipment or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Appropriate Texas driver’s license with good driving record. Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening and background check.

SALARY:  Job Type: Full-time Pay: $16-18 per hour (Depending on Experience) Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holiday Leave
  • Retirement plan

email contact: jmccrory@jonestowntx.gov

Police Officer


Under general supervision, performs tasks related to ensuring the public safety and law enforcement of criminal activities.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Patrols assigned area by vehicle or other means. Responds to emergency situations. Administers emergency medical care. Directs and reroutes traffic around fire or other disruptions. Investigates unusual or suspicious conditions, traffic accidents or complaints. Issues traffic citations.
  2. Writes reports on investigations, offenses, arrests and activities. Prepares probable cause affidavits, books and guards prisoners. Questions suspects.
  3. Contacts and assists the public. Transports prisoners. Collects and preserves evidence.
  4. Testifies in court.
  5. Disperses unruly crowds.
  6. Participates in training conferences and programs. Performs surveillance of businesses or citizens. Meets with informants. Works undercover.
  7. Trains cadets in the use and care of firearms.
  8. Conducts On-the-Job-Training for cadets and new officers.
  9. Sets up tactical positions and emergency response for special missions.
  10. Operates data terminal. Communicates by radio and monitor transmissions. Effects arrests.
  11. Reports problem areas and facilitate solutions.
  12. Enforces federal, state and local laws.

Responsibilities - Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised: None

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of criminal law, investigation, statutes, ordinances, and crime prevention methods.
  • Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, rules and regulations and FCC rules and regulations regarding radio communication.
  • Knowledge of safety practices in the use of firearms.
  • Knowledge of geography and locations in the city.
  • Knowledge of rules of evidence and laws governing custody of persons.
  • Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of operating units in the department.
  • Knowledge of police record keeping procedures.
  • Knowledge of criminal identification methods.
  • Knowledge of modern management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of methods of deploying officers in actual or anticipated emergencies.
  • Knowledge of causes and prevention methods of crime committed by juveniles.
  • Knowledge of community policing practices.
  • Knowledge of data entry and retrieval procedures.
  • Knowledge of developing and implementing long or short term plans.
  • Knowledge of legal procedure in filing and presenting charges in court.
  • Knowledge of and skill in supervisory, managerial techniques, and principles.
  • Knowledge of purchasing, personnel, financial, payroll and other administrative procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of vehicle and equipment use and principles.
  • Knowledge of principles of supervision and the methods associated with operations management.
  • Knowledge of federal grants administration including applications and monitoring requirements.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation techniques including cost impact.
  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
  • Skill in the care and use of firearms.
  • Skill in analyzing and interpreting criminal evidence.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in operating motorized vehicles.
  • Skill in operation of two-way radio equipment.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of criminal law, investigation, and crime prevention techniques.
  • Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.
  • Ability to administer first aide and CPR.
  • Ability to operate vehicle under emergency conditions.
  • Ability to write legibly and to read.
  • Ability to communicate by hand signal.
  • Ability to maintain physical endurance and agility standards.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Completion of police academy training including six weeks of on-the-job-training.

Licenses or Certifications Required:

  • Texas Class C Drivers License.
  • Police Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

Starting salary range: $58,444 yearly


There are many opportunities to volunteer in Jonestown. We need volunteers in most every department of the city. To fill out a volunteer form, Click Here. After you’ve filled out the form, you can get it to us in one of three ways:

  • Drop it off at City Hall - 18649 FM 1431, Jonestown, Texas 78645
  • Email it to us: info@jonestowntx.gov
  • Mail it to us at - 18649 FM 1431, Jonestown, Texas 78645

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