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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/Paramedic: (Part-Time)
Category: Fire, Law Enforcement, and Security
Pay Rate: $17.00 / HourlyProtects life and property by performing fire suppression, advanced life support (ALS) medical and trauma treatment, 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 ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Beach Maintenance (Shoreline): (Full-Time)
Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
Pay Rate: $11.85 / HourlyPerforms a variety of semi-skilled maintenance work, and operates a variety of equipment in the process of maintaining the beaches and coastal resources of South Padre Island. Requirements: Considerable knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction, carpentry, plumbing and repair activities. Graduation from high ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Police Officer: (Full-Time)
Category: Fire, Law Enforcement, and Security
Pay rate: $17.72/hour + annual certification pay. (Intermediate $1,000 / Advanced $1,200 / Master $1,400) After successful completion of one year orientation period pay will be changed to: $20.60 /hour + certification pay.   Police Officers are responsible for performing a variety of duties related to the protection of life and property, enforcement of criminal and traffic law and city ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Police Officer: (Part-Time)
Category: Fire, Law Enforcement, and Security
Pay rate: $13.00 / Hourly  Police Officers are responsible for performing a variety of duties related to the protection of life and property, enforcement of criminal and traffic law and city ordinances, prevention of crime, preservation of the public peace, apprehension of criminals and calls for service.  Included in the duties above are patrolling, investigation, traffic regulation, community ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Maintenance: (Full-Time)
Category: Entry Level
Pay Rate:  $11.85 HourlyPerforms 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. Requirements: Graduation from high school education or GED equivalent. Experience in electrical, plumbing, road construction or concrete finishing is preferred. ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Dispatcher: (Part-Time)
Category: Fire, Law Enforcement, and Security
· Dispatcher:  (Part-Time) Pay Rate: $10.00 / hourlyPerforms a variety of administrative and technical work in receiving and dispatching basic emergency information, keeping official records and assisting in the administration of the standard operating policies and procedures of the telecommunications division. Graduation from high school or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Code Enforcement Officer: (Part-Time)
Category: Environment
Pay Rate: $10.00 / hourlyThe Code Enforcement Officer will perform advanced technical environmental health work in the area of inspections of private, public, and commercial property for environmental health hazards, and assists in working towards resolution of the health hazards, public safety and property protection.  Performs duties and responsibilities related to the Animal Control/Animal ...read more
Contact: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Maintenance: (Part-Time)
Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
Pay Rate: $8.50 / hourlyPerforms 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: Juan Carlos Alejandro Jr
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Public Information Coordinator: (Full-Time)
Category: Public Relations
Pay Rate:  $47,000 / AnnuallyThe Public Information Coordinator is responsible for processing Public Information Requests and communication with the Office of the Attorney General. Under administrative direction, assist with planning and implementation of the public and media relations strategies for the City of South Padre Island. Plans and conducts public relations programs designed to create ...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
Vehicle Operator: (Full-Time)
Category: Transportation and Warehousing
Pay Rate:  $13.91 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

Rep/Contact Info

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Randy Smith
City Manager
Nikki Soto
City Secretary / PIO

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