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City of Borger



Reports To: City Manager FLSA Status: Exempt

Effective Date: 04/2017 Revision Date: N/A

Salary Range: $5,162-$6,289.49 per month (based on qualifications)

Job Summary:

Under general direction, provides administrative, supervision and technical work regarding the city’s
current and long range planning programs for the city, specifically related to the development and
implementation of land use and related municipal plans and policies.

Supervision Responsibilities:

Oversees the recruitment, employment, evaluation and release of staff and temporary personnel in the
Planning/Zoning and Code Enforcement Departments. Supervises all organizational staff including
the Building Official, Code Enforcement Officer, Administrative Assistant 1 and seasonal temporary

Essential Job Functions and Duties:

• Manages and supervises planning operations and department to achieve goals within available
resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates
assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
• Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; gathers,
interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department
activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
• Provides professional planning and land use advice to supervisors and other officials; makes
private and public presentations to supervisors, city council, boards, commissions, civic groups
and the general public.
• Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public.
• Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control
activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control;
prepares and administers annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted
funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
• Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and
standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
• Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness,
and conformance to policies and procedures.
• Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances; performs or assists subordinates in
performing duties; adjusts errors and complaints.
• Prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes.
• Supervises the development and implementation of growth management, land use, economic
development, utility, housing, transportation, park and open space, facilities, solid waste or other
plans and codes to meet the City’s needs and any inter-governmental agreements or

• Supervises the evaluation of land use proposals for conformity to established plans and
• Evaluates land use proposals to insure compliance with applicable City, State or Federal laws.
Approves development permits, sign permits, subdivision plats, boundary line adjustments, and
minor land development proposals within scope of authority and responsibility.
• Ensures the maintenance of accurate and complete records of department activities and of
records relating to licenses, permits, maps, blueprints, overlay, and sketches pertinent to urban
planning and development programs and projects.
• Provides staff support to the Planning & Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and
Building Standards Commission as needed.
• Evaluates environmental information (including Floodplain) and recommends mitigation
measures to reduce adverse impacts of development.
• Serves when needed as a member of a planning task force composed of City, County or State
• Develops, maintains, and updates the City’s utility mapping, aerial photography images, and an
online Graphical Information System (GIS).
• Develops and maintains a database of information for planning purposes.
• Responds to local citizens inquiring about city planning and zoning regulations and ordinances;
resolves complex disputes between planners and applicants, as required.
• Serves as a member of various staff committees as assigned.
• Attends professional development workshops and conferences to keep abreast of trends and
developments in the field of municipal planning.
• Performs the duties of the Building Official and Code Enforcement Officer as needed.

Other Job Functions:

• Assists city staff in the enforcement of local ordinances and in interpreting city codes and master
• Assists in designs for parks, streets, landscapes and other municipal projects.
• Perform other tasks as needed or directed

Working Conditions:

Job is generally performed in a climate-controlled, smoke-free office environment with occasional
exposure to extreme weather conditions while outdoors conducting site visits to the field. Position
may require the following abilities: Sit for extended periods of time; occasionally stand and walk;
lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move items weighing up to 50 pounds; seeing, speaking, and
hearing necessary to issue and follow oral and written instructions; ability to work under pressure in
meeting deadlines; using hand(s) for simple or firm grasping, typing, fine finger manipulation,
reading a computer screen.

(Mental and physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet these

Required Education, Certificates, and/or Licenses:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Land-Use Planning, Public Administration, Architecture
or related field (Master’s Preferred)

• American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification desired or be obtained within the
first year of employment
• CPM/Certified Public Manager preferred
• A combination of education and experience applicable to the position may be considered
• Valid State Driver’s License, or ability to obtain one,

Necessary Experience, Training, Knowledge, and Skills:

Four (4) years of progressive municipal planning experience (or equivalent), experience at
supervisory level desired; proficiency with AutoCad, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as
land use, land development plan review, site plan review, City policies and procedures, strong
communication, organization, analytical thinking, detail-oriented, and problem solving skills.
Experience in zoning enforcement/code enforcement, GIS and building construction field preferred.
Master plumber, master electrician and/or licensed builder preferred.

Selection Guidelines

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job
related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be
performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and
employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and
requirements of the job change.




A job opening is available for the City of Borger in the Refuse Department for a Refuse Driver I.  The starting pay for this position will be $2,481.39 a month.


Performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled work, and operates a variety of equipment, in the collection of solid wastes.


Drives a collection vehicle over a designated route, picking up solid waste containers, including recyclables or yard waste as assigned, and depositing the containers into a collection vehicle, and returning containers to the prescribed area.  Will also work at the local air curtain burn pit burning trees and limbs.  Will operate boom truck, front end loader and track hoe.

Makes special collections as assigned.

Notes variances to prescribed service.

Maintains radio or other communications with the office to receive or report variances to standard operations.

Conducts a daily inspection of tire air pressures, air tanks, hydraulic fluid levels, transmission fluid levels, power steering, lights, and other critical parts of a solid waste collection vehicle prior to the execution of the daily tasks.

Observes surrounding conditions such as citizens, equipment, property, etc. in order to assure that solid waste is collected is a safe manner; regulates traffic in hazardous conditions in order to assure safety conditions for the collection personnel and the general public.

Drives vehicle to a Transfer station, designated landfill or compost facility and unloads collection vehicle.

Washes collection vehicles.

Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor; cleans equipment.

Maintains a variety of records relating to inspections, maintenance activity, collection activity, etc.

Responds to complaints at the curb; resolves complaints within scope of authority; explains actions to supervisor.

Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.

Subject to 24 hour call in emergencies during specified periods of time.


Graduation of high school or equivalent; Texas Commercial Driver’s License Class B CDL.

Anyone qualified and desiring to apply for this position should apply at Workforce Solutions located at 1315 W. Wilson Borger, TX or online at



A job opening is available for the City of Borger in the Street Department for a Maintenance Worker I.  The starting pay for this position will be $2,248.02 a month.


Under the supervision of the labor supervisor performs a variety of unskilled or semi-skilled maintenance work, and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance and replacement of City streets and storm drainage facilities and systems.



Laborers normally report to the labor supervisor of the crew to which assigned.  Work in manual labor in the performance of unskilled and limited semi-skilled tasks of a physically demanding nature, such as, duties in the maintenance, repair and minor construction streets, alleys, drainage systems and related facilities.  Insures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use; drives trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, gravel and sand; performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor; cleans equipment; performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance projects as part of a crew, including pavement cutting, ditch digging; operates a variety of power construction and maintenance equipment used in the street department.  Work is ordinarily repetitive, but once learned can be performed under general, rather than close, supervision.  Work is reviewed by superiors during process and upon completion.



Work may involve operation of power tools, such as, power saws, jackhammers, spray paint guns, power mowers and edgers, as well as light duty automotive and related equipment as a necessary adjunct to performance of regular assignments, or on a relief of seasonal basis.  Laborer will be subject to loud noise and to extreme temperatures including heat and cold, temperature swings and inclement weather as well as stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting 20, 50 and up to 100 pounds, talking, and hearing, in tasks such as patching holes in streets and driveways, pouring and shoveling asphalt and concrete, raking, tamping, and smoothing asphalt, digging out holes with manual and automatic digging tools, filling depressions with slag, gravel, or other materials, painting crosswalks, messages on streets, installing and maintaining traffic and street signs, preparing streets for striping, and maintains and performs minor repairs to equipment, and may be subject to 24-hour call for emergencies during specified periods of time, and performs other tasks as assigned.



Texas Commercial Driver’s License Class B (CDL)

Graduation of high school or equivalent ______________________________________________________________________________


No experience required, some knowledge of standard equipment and hand tools, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities; skill in operation of some of the listed tools land equipment; ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time, ability to work safely; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

Anyone qualified and desiring to apply for this position should apply at Borger City Hall, Human Resources Office located at 600 N. Main St. by 5:00 p.m., June 09, 2017.



A job opening is available for the City of Borger in the Parks and Recreation Department for a Maintenance Worker I.  The starting pay for this position will be $2,248.02 a month.


Performs a variety of unskilled and semi‑skilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of parks, open spaces, grounds, turf, flowers, shrubs and related facilities.


Mows and maintains park and open space areas; maintains and trims flowers and bushes, mows lawns; weeds; cleans and maintains courts and appurtenances; maintains sprinkler and irrigation systems and assists in the repair and installation of sprinkler lines and heads.

Inspects, washes, and performs routine maintenance of drinking fountains and restrooms.

Sweeps, washes, paints, and repairs or replaces outdoor tables and slabs.

Performs minor unskilled or semi‑skilled maintenance of open space structures such as restrooms, shelters, maintenance sheds, etc. by performing custodial, maintenance, painting, plumbing, carpentry, and other unskilled and semi‑skilled trades work.

Performs routine maintenance on lawn and power equipment.

Plants lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers.

Carries out the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, and the pest and weed control of parks and open spaces.

Maintains and adjusts specialized turf care equipment and tools, including electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, tractors, mowers, and irrigation systems.  Operates tractors, mowers, jack hammers, welders, trucks, pickups, and other listed equipment as needed.


Performs custodial work such as required and assigned, including: change light bulbs and fluorescent tubes; sweep floors; vacuum carpets; mop; shampoo and steam clean carpets; buff non‑carpeted areas; dump garbage and reline cans with liners; clean and sanitize restrooms and replenish supplies; sweep; empty ash cans; clean spills; clean drinking fountains, mirrors, tables, walls, fixtures, blinds, light fixtures, etc.; dust furniture; wash windows, walls, metal and woodwork; clean rain gutters; sweep roofs.  Maintains flowers, shrubs and irrigation equipment at all city facilities.


High School Diploma/GED and a Valid Driver’s License.

Anyone qualified and desiring to apply for this position should apply at Workforce Solutions located at 1315 W. Wilson in Borger, or online at  



The Borger Economic Development Corporation is seeking an experienced, motivated professional with a proven track record to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Borger Economic Development Corporation.  The CEO will be responsible for day-to-day operations and will plan, direct, and implement community and economic development programs and projects.  This position reports to a five member board of directors.

Summary of Job Duties:

  • Oversee all economic development activities including the development and implementation of the yearly strategic plan;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the budget;
  • Engage in local area business retention/expansion projects;
  • Recruit new basic business and primary jobs to the Borger area;
  • Coordinate meetings with a variety of groups;
  • As necessary engage in grant writing activates;
  • Develop, assemble, and analyze statistical and demographic data for internal and external use;
  • Forecast short-term and long-term economic trends and their effects upon economic development efforts;
  • Represent the BEDC at regional/state/national economic development events, attend trade shows and conventions as necessary, and represent the BEDC at a variety of public and private meetings;
  • Supervise and evaluate full and part-time staff; and
  • Establish strong working connections with board of directors, the Borger City Council, city manager, other public officials, business and industry partners and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience in a public or private sector organization;
  • Demonstrated quality work ethic with the ability to work independently;
  • A minimum of 5 years progressive supervisory experience in economic development;
  • Excellent communication skills-both oral and written ;
  • Marketing, sales, and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office and presentation software;
  • Cognitive ability to read and interpret Texas State and federal economic development laws and regulations; and
  • Texas Drivers License.

Education Requirements and Preferences:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Public Administration or related field. A combination of relevant work experience and education may  be deemed equivalent to the minimum requirement;
  • Certified economic development status preferred; and
  • Candidates who possess a working knowledge and understanding of Texas Type A Economic Development Corporations are a plus.


Salary is commensurate with experience.  Position has competitive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and auto allowance.

Application Procedures

Send a letter of interest and comprehensive resume including a minimum of three professional references to:

Rick McDonald, Board President

Borger EDC

P.O. Box 1157

Borger, Texas 79008


In order to be considered for this position all materials must be received no later than 5:00 P.M., on June 15, 2017

The City of Borger and the Borger Economic Development Corporation does not discriminate in the employment of services on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age and disability.


Notice of Vacancy

Interested applicants should apply online at or at Workforce Solutions located at 1315 W. Wilson in Borger, Tx.

A job opening for the City of Borger is available in the Wastewater Treatment Plant  for a Plant Operator I.  The starting pay for this position will be $2,481.39 per month.


Monitors the performance of all equipment, gauges and charts in the treatment plant; records statistical data concerning plant operations; maintains, operates, repairs and replaces equipment as necessary; maintains accurate records of analyses and test results; operates the wastewater treatment plant to ensure compliance with all State and Federal Regulations; collects samples and identifies concentrations of chemical, physical or biological characteristics of wastewater required in accordance with Local, State and Federal requirements; contains and disposes of hazardous wastes generated by the lab; operates pumps and valves to control and adjust flow though the treatment process may be required to wear a respirator (at times); may be subject to call in case of emergencies or other instances.


High School Diploma or GED and a valid Texas State Driver’s license.  Certification as a Class C Wastewater Operator as per current State regulations or ability to obtain certificate within one year of employment date.