Employment

JOB POSTINGS

PLEASE READ:  The City of Seymour requires an application to be completed; we will not accept resumes in lieu of applications.  Applicants for City of Seymour employment should request an application from City Hall, City Secretary’s Office, 301 North Washington, PO Box 31, Seymour, TX 76380, by phone 940.889.3148, email ctorrez@cityofseymour.org, or by downloading and printing out the application below.

Application must be completed and returned before applicant will be considered.  Application must be completed in ink.  Social Security numbers are no longer requested on job applications.

Applications must be submitted for a SPECIFIC job opening.  Applications submitted without corresponding job opening noted will be refused.  City of Seymour cannot keep applications ‘on file’.  Unsolicited applications or resumes may be shredded.

The City of Seymour has a strict Drug-Free Workplace Policy and no job offer can be made until applicant passes a pre-employment drug screen.

 
City of Seymour Application  << Click to download

Job Notice – Finance Director

Responsible for developing, analyzing, reporting and making budgetary recommendations in conjunction with the City Administrator for the purpose of conducting day to day business and for monthly presentations to the City Council. Meets all local, state and federal reporting requirements. Works in conjunction with the City Administrator and City Secretary to compile budget status reports. Meets with the City Administrator, City Council and all department heads to accurately prepare information to be used by the City Council prior to preparation for annual budget. Responsible for monitoring City tax collections and all accounting for the City.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
Receives general administrative direction from the City Administrator. Exercises supervision over the Accounts Payable Clerk.


PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepares and provides budgetary, tax revenue and bank status information to the City Administrator and City Council. Conducts cost/benefits analysis with the City Administrator necessary to make the best financial decisions possible. Submits reports required by State and Federal agencies related to payroll and taxes and prepares sales tax reports. Prepares and presents monthly budget reports to the City Council. Establishes tax rates in conjunction with the local tax appraisal district office and presents tax rates as established by City Council and State law. Compiles raw data and budget formulations, coordinates insurance transactions for the City and employees pertaining to health, liability and workers compensation claims. Advises the City Administrator, City Secretary and City Council of maturing investment funds and keeps them apprised of cash flow status. Provides information during the annual City audit and recommends internal accounting control measures. Prepares budget adjustments to meet changing priorities throughout the budget year. Oversees general ledger entries and reconciles bank statements. Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE
Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill to:
Make precise mathematical calculations. Compile budget spreadsheets in an easy-to-understand format.
Assemble pertinent financial documentation to include graphs, spreadsheets and charts utilizing Excel.

ABILITY TO Collect, analyze and interpret financial data, Prepare and present accurate, detailed reports. Prepare budgets and use logic to evaluate the city’s long-term financial needs. Formulate long-term goals and action plans for achieving goals. Specify the resources required to achieve a specific objective. To identify the information needed by others for effective action. To conduct independent research and apply the results. Deal with others in a fair and courteous manner without regard for ethnicity, gender, beliefs, or personal style. To demonstrate competence and interest to the general public and City departments and fulfill requests or otherwise provide services, accurate information or assistance in a courteous and manner. Move about the office, bend, stoop, retrieve files, lift books or other materials, use step stools and step ladders to store and retrieve items of various sizes, shapes, and forms weighing up to 25 pounds. Follow and embrace the Seymour Core Values-Trust, Accountability, Teamwork, Pride and Service Excellence.


Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in finance, accounting, and personnel management functions preferably in a municipal setting. 5 years of work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency in the above required knowledge, skills and abilities is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.


Minimum Requirements:
A degree in financial accounting is highly preferred; or a High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar field sufficient to perform the duties of this position along with letter(s) of reference from past employer(s) must be provided. Position will require completion of Texas Public Funds Investment Act and Open Meetings and Public Records Act training. May require completion of the “Texas Truth in Taxation” seminar and applicable CEU’s. Must also possess a valid Class C Driver’s license and have a safe driving record.

Job Notice – Payroll Specialist

We are seeking a meticulous and organized Payroll Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of payroll processing to ensure employees are paid accurately and on time. The Payroll Specialist will also handle employee inquiries, maintain payroll records, and ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

Payroll Processing:

  • Gather and calculate timecards for hours worked by each employee.
  • Calculate the correct amount of pay, incorporating overtime, holidays, and PTO.
  • Enter data into the payroll software program.
  • Prepare, process, and print paper checks for distribution.
  • Prepare, process, and print direct deposit stubs for distribution.
  • Coordinate with the bank to upload and transmit the payroll direct deposit ACH file.
  • Acquire all necessary signatures for payroll distribution.
  • Ensure the bi-weekly payroll direct deposit deadline is met with the bank.
  • Ensure the distribution deadline of paper checks and direct deposit stubs is met for the bi-weekly payroll.

Record Maintenance:

  • Update payroll records with changes to employee information or benefits such as job title changes, exemptions, deductions, salary, and direct deposit information.
  • Process and issue reports and W-2 tax forms required by the IRS.
  • Maintain all payroll operations according to company policies and procedures.
  • Resolve payroll discrepancies and answer any employee payroll and benefit inquiries.
  • Prepare reports summarizing earnings, tax deductions, and leave.

Compliance and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate records of payroll documentation and transactions.
  • Submit bi-weekly reports required by federal and state agencies related to payroll and taxes.
  • Submit quarterly reports required by federal and state agencies related to payroll and taxes.

Employee Orientation and Benefits Coordination:

  • Conduct orientation for all new employees regarding city benefits and job descriptions.
  • Coordinate insurance transactions for the city and employees related to health and workers’ compensation claims.
  • Maintain personnel files with pertinent documentation on each employee.
  • Enroll all new employees in health insurance and retirement benefits.
  • Coordinate the annual health insurance reenrollment process.
  • Maintain vacation, sick, and personal leave hours and adjust balances as needed.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability to multitask in a stressful environment with specific deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment.
  • High level of confidentiality and respect for the privacy of employee records.
  • Stay up to date with tax laws and employment regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in payroll software and Microsoft Office Suite.

Education and Experience:

  • A degree in financial accounting is highly preferred; or a High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar field sufficient to perform the duties of this position along with letter(s) of reference from past employer(s) must be provided.

Ability to:

  • Formulate long-term goals and action plans for achieving goals.
  • Specify the resources required to achieve a specific objective.
  • To identify the information needed by others for effective action.
  • To conduct independent research and apply the results.
  • Deal with others in a fair and courteous manner without regard for ethnicity, gender, beliefs, or personal style.
  • To demonstrate competence and interest to the general public and City departments and fulfill requests or otherwise provide services, accurate information or assistance in a courteous and manner.
  • Move about the office, bend, stoop, retrieve files, lift books or other materials, use step stools and step ladders to store and retrieve items of various sizes, shapes, and forms weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Follow and embrace the Seymour Core Values-Trust, Accountability, Teamwork, Pride and Service Excellence.

Join our team and contribute to a supportive and efficient work environment! Apply now and help us ensure our employees are accurately compensated and well-informed about their benefits.

To Apply: Email application/resume to jbrasher@cityofseymour.org or apply thru our Indeed listing.

Deadline: Until filled

Job Notice – Street Laborer

The City of Seymour is seeking a dedicated and hardworking Laborer to join our Street Department. This role involves operating a variety of equipment to construct, maintain, and repair streets and drainage systems. The position requires working non-traditional hours and during severe weather conditions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Safely operate equipment used in street and drainage system construction, maintenance, and repair.
  • Perform physical labor tasks as needed.
  • Respond to work demands during severe weather.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Valid Texas Class “C” driver’s license.
  • Ability to perform manual labor and work in various weather conditions.

Additional Information:

  • The City of Seymour is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • The City of Seymour maintains a drug-free workplace; pre-employment drug screening is required.

How to Apply: For an application, visit City Hall at 301 N. Washington Street or download the application on our website and return it to jbrasher@cityofseymour.org

Contact Information: For more details, please contact Jeff Brasher, City Administrator, at 940-889-3148 or jbrasher@cityofseymour.org.

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