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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

Traffic Control: (Temporary/Part-Time)
Category: Government
Pay Rate: $11.50/hourApplicants returning with 3-5 years of SPI consecutive experience will be paid a rate of $12.50/hour and those returning with 6+ years will be paid a rate of $13.50/hour.Position will be assisting the SPI Police Department with traffic control on South Padre Island during the summer. This position is temporary and will work only depending on the needs of the Island, during the ...read more
Contact: Wendy Saldana
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 467-1529
Maintenance: (Part-Time)
Category: Skilled and Trades
Pay Rate: $8.50/hourPerforms a variety of semi-skilled maintenance work, and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of street and storm drainage facilities and systems. Graduation from high school education or GED equivalent. Any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must posses a valid State Driver’s license and CDL ...read more
Contact: Wendy Saldana
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 467-1529
Communications Specialist: (Part-Time)
Category: Government
Pay Rate: $13.50/hour Under general supervision, performs public transportation operational and dispatching duties for fixed-flex route operations. Operates a variety of communication equipment: two-way radio, telephone, and dispatching system to ensure efficient and timely bus services are provided to passengers. Graduation from high school or GED equivalent with specialized course work in ...read more
Contact:
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 467-1529
Litter Enforcement Officer: (Seasonal/Part-Time)
Category: Environment
Pay Rate: $10.00/hourPerforms all duties and responsibilities regarding the Anti-Litter Beach Program to ensure compliance with laws related to littering and glass on the public beach within the City Limits. Enforces all City and State Ordinances on the beach and assists in Anti-Litter and Code Enforcement. Applicant must have the ability to work after hours, weekends and holidays. This position ...read more
Contact: Wendy Saldana
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 467-1529

Rep/Contact Info

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Randy Smith
City Manager
Nikki Soto
City Secretary / PIO

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