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The Citizens adopted the Home Rule Charter for the City of South Padre Island at an election held on November 3, 2009. The benefits of local government outlined in the Home Rule Charter affirm the values of representative democracy, professional management, strong political leadership, citizen participation and regional cooperation through the Council-Manager form of government.

The City Council consisting of the Mayor and Five Council Members and the City Manager's Office comprised of the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Secretary and Executive Assistant form the City's strategic team. These two bodies are responsible for the formulation and communication of public policy to meet community needs, assure orderly development in the City, and provide for the general administration of the City.

The City Council appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, Municipal Court Judge and various citizen boards and commissions. The City Council's public policy activities include: 1)financial management of the City by adopting the City's annual budget, establishing general objectives and provide for an annual independent audit of the City's financial records; 2)reviewing and adopting all ordinances and resolutions; and 3)establish programmatic goals and strategic direction for the City.

Jobs

Firefighter/EMT-B: (Part-Time)
Category: Fire, Law Enforcement, and Security
Pay Rate: $15.00 / HourlyProtects life and property by performing fire suppression, basic life support (BLS) hazardous materials and fire prevention duties.  Maintains fire equipment, apparatus and facilities. Under general supervision of a Company Officer, provides basic and advanced life support services to ill or injured persons in accordance with the policies established by the South Padre ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-8100
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Code Enforcement Inspector: (Temporary / Part-Time)
Category: Entry Level
Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED; bilingual preferred; must be willing to work evenings and weekends. This position is temporary and will work more or less depending on the needs of the Island, only during the month of March for Spring Break. On the job training is provided. $11.50/Hourly - Applicants returning with 3-5 years of SPI consecutive experience will be paid a rate ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Maintenance: Public Works (Temporary/Part-Time)
Category: Entry Level
This position performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance for the Public Work department. All work is performed in outside conditions under the close supervision of Foreman or designee. This position is temporary and will work more or less depending on the needs of the Island, only during the month of March. $8.50/Hourly - Applicants returning with 3-5 years of SPI consecutive experience ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-8101
Maintenance: Shoreline (Temporary/Part-Time)
Category: Entry Level
This position performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance for the Shoreline (Beach) department. All work is performed in outside conditions under the close supervision of Foreman or designee.  This position is temporary and will work more or less depending on the needs of the Island, only during the month of March.  $8.50/Hourly - Applicants returning with 3-5 years of SPI consecutive ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-8101
Jail Technician (Temporary/Part-Time)
Category: Entry Level
Position will be assisting the SPI Police Department in transporting prisoners and assisting with Jail activities during Spring Break. This position is temporary and will work only one or two weeks depending on the needs of the Island, only during the month of March for Spring Break.  Knowledge or experience with jail procedures is preferred. $11.50/Hourly - Applicants returning with 3-5 years ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Traffic Control: (Temporary/Part-Time)
Category: Entry Level
Position will be assisting the SPI Police Department with traffic control on South Padre Island during Spring Break. This position is temporary and will work only one or two weeks depending on the needs of the Island, only during the month of March for Spring Break. Experience in traffic control is required. $11.50/Hourly - Applicants returning with 3-5 years of SPI consecutive experience will ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Police Officer: (Temporary/Part-Time)
Category: Government
Applicants must be T.C.O.L.E. Certified, Commissioned by another agency, possess a high school diploma or GED, have two or more years of law enforcement experience, must be 21 years of age or older at the time of employment or any equivalent combination of education and experience. All applicants must be willing to work weekends and late nights. This position is temporary and will work only one ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Vehicle Operator (Part-Time)
Category: Transportation and Warehousing
Pay Rate:  $13.37 / HourlyPerforms a variety of transportation-related work, including:  driving heavy machinery capable of carrying up to 35 persons and their possessions in a safe, timely manner, exerting due care for the driving, riding and walking public; general upkeep of City vehicles and vehicle storage area; various reports and pre & post trip vehicle inspections; and assists in fulfilling ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Sales Manager: (Full-Time)
Category: Sales
Pay Rate: $46,350 Annual SalaryTo promote South Padre Island as a meeting and Convention destination to potential and established accounts.  Increase hotel occupancy by being a liaison between local event planners, organizations, hotels, businesses and clients.  Requirements: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in marketing, tourism or a closely related field. Three (3) ...read more
Contact: Ema Jaramillo
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Facility/Grounds Maintenance: (Full-Time)
Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
Pay Rate: $11.85 / Hourly  Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in maintenance and operation of building, grounds, and related facilities. One year of building maintenance/custodial work. Any combination of education and experience, which demonstrates the knowledge, and experience to perform the work. Must posses a valid state driver’s license. Please refer to the position description for ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Vehicle Operator: (Full-Time)
Category: Transportation and Warehousing
Deadline to apply for this position is February 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM CST. Position PurposePerforms a variety of transportation-related work, including:  driving heavy machinery capable of carrying up to 35 persons and their possessions in a safe, timely manner, exerting due care for the driving, riding and walking public; general upkeep of City vehicles and vehicle storage area; various reports ...read more
Contact: Ema Jaramillo
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561

Rep/Contact Info

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Randy Smith
City Manager
Nikki Soto
City Secretary / PIO

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