Employment Opportunities

 

Ovilla is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The City of Ovilla is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate based on race, sex,
color, religion, national origin, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression,
or disability in hiring, conditions of employment or termination of employment.

 Offers of employment with the City of Ovilla are contingent upon results of a pre-employment controlled substance screening, criminal background history report and a driving record check.   
Resumes may be attached but will not serve as a substitute for an application.  All applications and attachments become the property of the City of Ovilla.  Applications may be downloaded from the City website, printed or obtained at the Ovilla Municipal Building, 105 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Ovilla, TX 75154.  For additional information regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources office, 972-617-7262, or email Glennell Miller, Deputy City Secretary. 
 


HOW AND WHERE TO FILE AN APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH OVILLA.   

Send completed applications or deliver to:
Pam Woodall, City Secretary 
105 S Cockrell Hill Rd 
Ovilla, TX 75154 
Or email completed application to pwoodall@cityofovilla.org. 

Applications may be downloaded from the City web site, www.cityofovilla.org  or is available at the Ovilla Municipal Building, 105 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Ovilla, TX 75154, between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Resumes may be attached but will not serve as a substitute for an application. All applications and attachments become the property of the City of Ovilla.

Final applicants for employment with the City of Ovilla are contingent upon results of a pre-employment controlled substance screening and a criminal background history report. 


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POLICE DEPARTMENT 

JOB TITLE:       Police Officer
BENEFITS:        Medical, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, options for eye and dental, insurance, TMRS retirement as well as vacation, sick, holiday schedule and three personal floating holidays per year.                                                                          STATUS:             Non-Exempt
COMPENSATION:         Salary is $43,014.40. Starting hourly rate depends on experience, possession of a commercial driver’s license and various certifications.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and some manual labor experience (such as mowing, carpentry, plumbing, etc.) or construction trades experience. Must be able to push, pull, lift and carry tools, materials and debris up to 100 lbs. and have the ability to bend, kneel, and stand walk for extended periods of time during various maintenance activities. This position is exposed to outdoor elements, participates in and performs duties in accordance with departmental safety policies and procedures.  Must demonstrate intrinsic motivation, high ethical and moral standards, and strong customer service and have regular, reliable attendance. 

Additional Requirement:   U.S. Citizen. • High School Diploma or GED. • 21 Years of age with a valid TX Driver’s License. • Current TCOLE certification a plus, but not required. • Honorable Military Discharge. (if applicable) • Must be able to pass written exam, interview board, background check, physical exam, psychological exam, drug screen, and additional job performance assessments. 
*Interested individuals currently attending a police academy are encouraged to apply.

Work Hours:  Shift work.

Environmental Conditions:
Office and field environments.



  The Ovilla Police Department is currently accepting applications for a unpaid-reserve officer. Must be certified. 

An application and personal history statement must be completed and returned to: 
  Submit applications to:    

City of Ovilla 
105 S. Cockrell Hill Road
Ovilla, TX 75154
Attention: HR Department
FAX: 972.515.3221

FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Ovilla Fire Department continually accepts applications for fire fighter/paramedic. Final applicants for employment with the City of Ovilla are subject to drug testing and background check. 


PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

JOB TITLE:       Maintenance Worker
BENEFITS:        Medical, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, options for eye and dental, insurance, TMRS retirement as well as vacation, sick, holiday schedule and three personal floating holidays per year.                                                                          STATUS:             Non-Exempt
COMPENSATION:         Salary range is $14.30 to $20.35. Starting hourly rate depends on experience, possession of a commercial driver’s license and various certifications.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and some manual labor experience (such as mowing, carpentry, plumbing, etc.) or construction trades experience. Must be able to push, pull, lift and carry tools, materials and debris up to 100 lbs. and have the ability to bend, kneel, and stand walk for extended periods of time during various maintenance activities. This position is exposed to outdoor elements, participates in and performs duties in accordance with departmental safety policies and procedures.  Must demonstrate intrinsic motivation, high ethical and moral standards, and strong customer service and have regular, reliable attendance. 

Additional Requirement:     Must hold a current Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License or be able to obtain a Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License within 90 days of hiring. 
Work Hours: 8:00a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday; on call one week a month; at the Department’s discretion, the work location and workdays/hours may be subject to change.

Environmental Conditions:
Office and field environments.
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JOB TITLE:                Customer Service Representative
DEPARTMENT:              Water
EFFECTIVE:              10/04/2019
PAY CLASSIFICATION: F-2
FSLA:                              Non-Exempt
BENEFITS:                  Medical, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, options for vision and dental, insurance, TMRS retirement as well as vacation, sick, holiday pay and three personal floating holidays per year.
STATUS:                        Non-Exempt 
REPORTS TO:               City Secretary  
COMPENSATION:        Salary range is $14.30 to $20.35. Starting hourly rate depends on experience.   
JOB REQUIREMENTS: 
High School diploma or GED required, 30 or more college hours preferred.
One year of demonstrated excellent customer service experience (municipal environment preferred) in cashiering and/or billing related experience preferred in the banking, billing or financial industry.
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal history background. 
Must demonstrate intrinsic motivation, high ethical and moral standards, and strong customer service and have regular, reliable attendance.

Work Hours:

8:00a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Environmental Conditions:
Office environments.

 Ovilla is a General Law Type A Municipality governed by a Mayor and five Councilors.  Bordered by Cedar Hill, Desoto, Midlothian and Waxahachie, Ovilla is located on the upper Red Oak Creek in northern Ellis County; the oldest town in the county. The City is a peaceful residential community generating comparatively low crime stats. Ovilla Demographics:  Situated in Ellis and Dallas Counties, population of near 4,200, land area is 6 square miles, ISO Fire Rating 2, estimated median house value is $220,000.