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The City of Flatonia has 21 full-time and 4 part-time employees in the following departments:

1.  Administration Department

2.  Utility Department

3.  Police Department

We post employment opportunities when required to this website as well at the Texas Municipal League website.  The City of Flatonia is an equal opportunity employer that offers a full range of pay and benefits commensurate with the city billet.

The following positions have an open recruitment:


No positions available at this time.

Utility Department (water, wastewater, electrical):

No positions available at this time.

Police Department (active and reserve):

Flatonia is accepting applications for a Police Officer-full time. 

The City of Flatonia is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Flatonia (pop. 1400) is a Type A General-Law municipality located on Interstate 10 halfway between San Antonio and Houston. The Flatonia Police Department is a full-time 24/7/365 force with eight full-time police officer billets and two reserve police officer billets. The department is located in a modern building with an adjoining volunteer fire department. The department has new pursuit rated Ford Explorers. Police vehicles are assigned to each officer as personal equipment and are fully equipped for police activity.  

The candidate should be an honest communicator with employees, city departments, other cities and all community stakeholders. The Police Officer hire should be fully engaged in the organization and be versed in City policies, applicable laws, and Texas statutes.

The Police Officer billet is an entry level position that will serve a patrol officer and other duties as assigned by the first-level supervisor or the Chief of Police. 

Education and Experience:

1. Must be 21 years of age at date of hire; and,

2. Hold a High School diploma or equivalent required. Any post-high school education is preferable; and,

3. Graduate of an accredited law enforcement training academy; and,

4. Hold a valid Texas driver's license (obtain one prior to the first day of City employment).

This is an entry-level position and any experience in full-time, part-time or reserve law enforcement following completion of a law enforcement training academy is preferred.

Preferred but not required, possession of a Basic Proficiency Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the required knowledge, skills and abilities is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.

Compensation Package:

(A) Hourly wage is $18.50/hour for the first six (6) months of employment. With acceptable performance determined by the Chief of Police, the hourly wage will be raised to $20.00/hour. Wage year is 2236 hours.

(B) Retirement. TMRS with a required 7% contribution and a 2:1 match.

(C) Certificate Pay

(D) Uniform Pay

(E) Medical Insurance

(F) Dental Insurance

(G) Vision Insurance (optional)

(H) Life Insurance - $20,000 policy paid by the City, other coverage available at the employee's expense

(I) Paid Vacation - depending on years of service

(J) Paid Sick Leave - 10 days/year

(K) Short Term/Long Term Disability provided by the City

(L) Accidental Death and Dismemberment (optional)

(M) Medical/Dental/Vision - optional for dependents at employee expense


1. Must reside within a 60-minute commute of the City of Flatonia

2. Police Department personnel are scheduled monthly for duty hours approved by the Chief of Police. When not so engaged for a scheduled shift, they shall be considered "off-duty;" however, they may recalled as required by the Chief of Police.

3. Police Department personnel, regardless of rank, shall perform patrol duties as directed by the Chief of Police

How to Apply:

Please download the following application and complete in its entirety.

Submit to the City Manager of Flatonia, Texas the following documents to  1) resume; 2) completed City of Flatonia Police Department application; 3) City of Flatonia Police Department Personal History Statement; and 4) TCOLE training record. Selected applicants will undergo a background check, including criminal history, and a selection review process.

The City of Flatonia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The position will remain open until filled.

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