Career Opportunities

Recruiting for Fire Chief 

The City of Kilgore is currently recruiting for a Fire Chief to lead the esteemed Kilgore Fire Department. Read the Fire Chief Recruitment Packet to learn more about the position, department and the community of Kilgore. 

The City of Kilgore only accepts applications and/or resumes for open positions. A separate application for each position is required and applicants must specify the position(s) for which they are applying. All applicants must complete a City of Kilgore application to be considered for employment.

Current Job Opportunities


The City of Kilgore uses an online application process powered by NEOGOV. Some of the links will take you out of the City of Kilgore website to the GovernmentJobs.com website, powered by NEOGOV. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our office. Check out current employment opportunities, view benefits for employees, and apply for an open position. 

Benefits

To provide the best quality of life for its employees, the City provides a number of benefits for all regular full-time employees to participate in group medical, dental, vision, life insurance and long-term disability programs. Retirement options are provided by the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). Other programs such as paid vacation time, sick leave, holidays, and deferred compensation are also offered.

Insurance

Health Insurance

Health insurance is provided by Texas Municipal League (TML) and includes a standard PPO, high PPO, and HSA options.

Dental Insurance

The City provides employee coverage through Guardian with the option for dependent coverage at an additional premium.

Vision Insurance

The City provides employee coverage through Block Vision with the option for dependent coverage at an additional premium.

Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)

Employee coverage provided by the City, equivalent to one year's salary for life insurance and an additional one times the employee’s salary for AD&D. Supplemental voluntary employee coverage and dependent coverage is also available, provided through Guardian.

Long Term Disability Insurance

Employee coverage provided by the City through Guardian.

Supplemental Insurance

Voluntary Supplemental Insurance products (Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness, etc.) are available.

Retirement

7% of employee paychecks are contributed and City matches at 2:1 ratio upon retirement. Vesting at 5 years. Managed by the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS).

Employee Assistance Plan

Guidance and confidential counseling for employees and dependents is provided by the WorkLIfeMatters program.

Voluntary Deferred Compensation

Section 457, supplemental retirement program, managed by Nationwide.

Premium-Only Plan

Pre-tax payroll deduction plan available for health, dental and vision premiums for employees and/or dependent health coverage. Deductions are taken from the first two pay periods of the month.

Longevity Pay

All regular full-time employees will receive longevity pay. Longevity pay will commence one year after employment at the rate of $4 per month for each full consecutive year employed by the City.

Time Off

Vacation Days

Years of ServiceFull-time Regular Employees
(Working a 40 Hour Week)
Certified Fire Personnel
(Working 24 Hour Shifts)
Certified Law Enforcement
Personnel (Working 12 Hour Shifts)

0 through 10 years

80 hours

120 hours

80 hours

11 through 15 years

120 hours

180 hours

120 hours

15 years plus160 hours240 hours160 hours


Sick Leave

All full time employees shall earn one day of sick leave per month.

City Holidays

  • New Year’s Day 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day 
  • Independence Day 
  • Labor Day 
  • September 11th (substituted for the day after Thanksgiving for Fire Fighters only)
  • Thanksgiving Day 
  • Day After Thanksgiving 
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day