|The City of Yoakum is an equal opportunity at-will employer. It is the policy of the City of Yoakum to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified
persons without regard to race, age, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or any other legally protected status. It is the policy of the City of
Yoakum that applications be distributed only for positions that are open at the time the request is made.
Final selection for hiring is subject to the City Manager’s approval.
Applications submitted are for a current position (a position is identified by the job posting number) ONLY. After the position is filled, and if you wish to be
considered for another position, it will be necessary to complete a new application.
In order to provide a drug-free workplace, the City of Yoakum requires drug testing as part of the
PAY PERIOD – Payroll is processed every 2 weeks (26 pay periods per year.) Checks cover the previous 2-week work period (pay period
ending on Friday). Checks are distributed on Wednesday of the following week.
HOLIDAYS – The City observes 9 ½ holidays – New Year’s Day, Good Friday Afternoon, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. For holidays falling on Saturday, we observe
the Friday before; holidays falling on Sunday, we observe the Monday after.
VACATION – Employees accrue vacation time on a per month basis beginning with the date of hire. Vacation time cannot be utilized during
the first six month probationary period. Maximum accrual time is equal to, but not greater than, two times the annual vacation rate.
SICK LEAVE – Accumulation of sick leave credits is unlimited. Sick leave is accrued per month effective with the date of hire; however, sick
leave cannot be utilized during the first six month probationary period.
RETIREMENT – The City participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System. Upon hire, 6% of employee’s gross salary is placed in the
employee’s retirement account. At retirement the employee’s contribution, plus the City’s match of $2 to $1, is available upon selection of a
monthly payment. After 5 years of employment, employee becomes a vested member of TMRS. If vested and employee resigns, employee’s
retirement funds could remain in TMRS drawing interest until the employee qualifies for retirement. If employee resigns, employee
contribution plus interest is available for withdrawal, or the funds can remain in the System for up to 5 years drawing interest.
HEALTH INSURANCE – The premium is paid entirely by the City on all full time employees with coverage beginning immediately.
Dependent/Family coverage is available, payable by the employee (current rates available upon request). ONCE DEPENDENT/FAMILY
HEALTH IS SELECTED COVERAGE CANNOT BE CHANGED UNTIL AUGUST DURING THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD
(coverage to change October 1st), OR UNDER CERTAIN QUALIFYING CIRCUMSTANCES. PRE-EXISTING CONDITION: If treatment
was received for any illness/injury within the last 12 months, maximum benefits payable for this illness/injury will be $2,000 for the 1st 12
months, then payable as any other sickness. Insurance cards are mailed to the City within 7-10 days of enrollment.
SUPPLEMENTAL DEATH BENEFIT – The City through TMRS participates in this benefit. If full-time employee dies while employed
with the City, an amount that is approximately equal to the member’s current annual salary is paid to the beneficiary or estate.
LIFE INSURANCE – A basic life insurance policy for $10,000 is paid by the City on all full-time employees. In case of accidental death,
LONGEVITY/CHRISTMAS PAY – In December a check is issued amounting to ¼ (one-fourth) of 1% of employee’s annual salary, plus $5.00
for each year of service for full-time employees.
DENTAL/VISION COVERAGE – Dental and Vision coverage is available payable by the employee. Rates are based on the current policy
year. The premiums for this coverage are deducted from your bi-weekly pay check. Vision coverage is a DISCOUNT PLAN; it is not
considered to be insurance; cost is included with the dental rates. If you choose to enroll in the Dental plan, you will automatically be enrolled
with the vision benefit. No additional premiums are required.
AFLAC SUPPLEMENTAL COVERAGE – Aflac coverage is available payable by the employee. Cost per month depends on the type of
coverage selected. Benefits offered include short term disability, life insurance, accidental, cancer, hospitalization, and critical care/ICU. Aflac is
not a major medical insurance and benefits are paid directly to you.
DEPENDENT LIFE INSURANCE – Standard Life offers a $2,000 life insurance policy on the spouse and a $1,000 policy on each child. If the
child is 14 days old but not less than 6 months of age, policy is for $100 only. This benefit is paid for by the employee and is available upon
hire, or during open enrollment. Thereafter, proof of health will have to be completed.
OPTIONAL LIFE INSURANCE – upon hire, employees are eligible for immediate enrollment in optional life insurance with Standard Life
Insurance Company through TML. This benefit is completely optional and premiums are paid for by the employee. Amounts to be taken out
are based on the employee’s annual salary at ½, 1, 1 ½, 2, 2 ½, or 3 times. Employee is also eligible to enroll during the open enrollment period
pending completion and acceptance of health questionnaire. Premiums are determined based on age.
FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLAN – If you carry any optional benefits, participation in this plan allows the premiums to be deducted prior to the
deduction of taxes. ONCE SELECTED, THIS PLAN CANNOT BE CHANGED UNTIL AUGUST (effective October 1st) DURING THE
OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD, OR UNDER CERTAIN QUALIFYING CIRCUMSTANCES.
LCRA CREDIT UNION – Upon hire, an employee is eligible to be a member of the LCRA Credit Union. There are many benefits by joining;
including: savings accounts, IRA’s, car loans, etc. Also, once you become a member, your family is eligible for membership as well. An
amount that you choose (in $5.00 increments) can be taken out of your bi-weekly pay check and deposited into the account(s) of your
OTHER BENEFITS FOR OUR EMPLOYEES
HEALTHY INITIATIVES WELLNESS BENEFIT – This benefit is provided to ALL FULL-TIME employees enrolled in the TML Health
Insurance provided through the City. Each covered individual over the age of 18 is eligible. Members that complete all items age and gender
specific (including the Health Risk Assessment) within the plan year will receive a $150 incentive check from TML IEBP.
WORKER’S COMPENSATION – All employees are covered through Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool should they get
injured on the job. Employees must see a provider in the Alliance Network for benefits to be paid.
ANNUAL FLU SHOTS – Flu shots are administered on an annual basis by the DeWitt County Health Department at a location within the
City Offices at no cost to employees; covered 100% by TML Health Insurance.
CPR TRAINING – All employees are certified every two years; classes are arranged by City Staff .
MONTHLY SAFETY MEETINGS – Safety meetings are held on a monthly basis to encourage a safe working environment
ANNUAL SERVICE AWARDS BANQUET – Our Annual Service Awards BBQ is held for all employees, current and retired and their
immediate family. This event is to acknowledge the achievements of our employees and to show appreciation for all of the work done to help
the citizens of Yoakum. Service awards are presented to those individuals with eligible years of service.
|Excellent Benefits for Full-time Employment!
|ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR
EQUIVALENT AND A VALID TEXAS DRIVERS LICENSE.
|Attention School Kids!
We are now accepting applications for summer (temporary) employment in the following departments:
Parks & Recreation (Golf Course Maintenance & Swimming Pool), Solid Waste, and
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|808 Hwy 77-A South
PO Box 738
Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone #: (361) 293-6321
Fax #: (361) 293-3318
Code Enforcement Officer in Training, I, OR II (Inspection Dept.):
High school diploma or equivalent; Valid Texas Driver’s License; five years building trades, or building inspections,
experience; good public relations and communication skills – both verbal & written; computer skills/knowledge; basic
computer skills; if not certified as Code Enforcement Officer in Training, certification required within 6 months of date
of hire; if not licensed/certified in fields required by State, certification required within 6 months of date of hire; ability to
perform all related manual tasks.
Code Enforcement Officer I: all duties as indicated above; certified as Code Enforcement Officer; licensed/certified in
fields required by State; and good oral and written communication skills.
Code Enforcement Officer II: all duties as indicated above and code certified in Inspection Trades.