The Human Resources Division is responsible for recruiting and retaining employees whose dedication to the City of Bedford is demonstrated through enthusiasm, knowledge and a commitment of time and talent; promotion of an atmosphere that is conducive to both professional and personal growth; providing our employees with a consistently fair and objective work environment and facilitating and maintaining clear communication throughout the organization.
Bedford offers an extensive and comprehensive benefits program for full-time employees that includes employee medical, dental, life and disability insurance coverage; employer paid retirement plan; paid leave; and tuition reimbursement. Employment with the City of Bedford will provide an exciting and fulfilling opportunity for selected candidates.
Centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Bedford is a progressive community of economic growth and quality development. Bedford offers an extensive and comprehensive benefits program for full-time employees that includes employee medical, dental, life and disability insurance coverage; employer paid retirement plan; paid leave; and tuition reimbursement. Employment with the City of Bedford will provide an exciting and fulfilling opportunity for selected candidates.
All applications and resumes are subject to public disclosure pursuant to the Public Information Act.
The City of Bedford is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disabilities or because they are disabled veterans or veterans of the Vietnam era or Gulf War.
Animal Control Officer THIS IS A BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT POSITION. NO ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
Hourly Salary: $17.53 JOB SUMMARY:
Enforces animal related City ordinances and provides services to protect the public´s health, safety, and welfare.
Detention Officer THIS IS A BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT POSITION. NO ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
Hourly Salary: $17.53 JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for controlling prisoners as they are brought into the jail facility, searching prisoners, and securing their personal belongings. Maintain proper inventory and records of all jail property. Answer inquiries regarding prisoner status, verify information, and expedite processing of prisoners.
Dispatcher THIS IS A BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT POSITION. NO ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
Hourly Salary: $19.33 JOB SUMMARY:
Receives calls from the public and other agencies concerning complaints, crimes, police emergencies and non-emergencies, Fire/EMS, and other calls for service. Dispatches orders to appropriate police radio patrol units, Fire/EMS and other personnel.
Environmental Specialist Full-Time
Hourly Salary: $27.20 JOB SUMMARY:
Assists with compiling data for annual permits and reports required by the state, educates community on environmental topics, and enforces federal, state, and local government regulations.
Fire Fighter I Full-Time
Hourly Salary: $18.29(less than 2 yrs experience), $20.06(more than 2 yrs experience) JOB SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, responsible for front line fire, EMS, rescue, hazardous materials and support operations demonstrating knowledge of departmental policies, procedures and EMS protocols. Will maintain emergency vehicles and facilities. May provide related training to the public as needed. This position is essential to emergency operations and therefore in the event of an emergency, all employees are required, and therefore must have the ability to respond to emergency situations off-duty.
Police Officer I THIS IS A BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT POSITION. NO ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
Hourly Salary: $24.23 (less than 2 yrs experience), $26.58(more than 2 yrs experience) JOB SUMMARY:
Patrols assigned district to control traffic, responds to requests for service, performs preliminary investigations to prevent crime or disturbance of peace and arrest violators.
ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR POLICE DEPARTMENT POSITIONS.
Please click here for a .pdf of the employment application and attached Personal History Statement which can be delivered or faxed to the Police Department or the Human Resources Department
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I be contacted about an interview?
Human Resources serves as a collection point for all employment applications. Once we receive an application we forward it to the department that has the vacancy. That department, in turn, will contact applicants that they feel are most qualified for an interview. Our goal is to fill all vacancies as quickly as possible.
Why can't I just submit a resume instead of filling out an application?
Because the application is the City's official employment document, we require that a completed application be submitted for each position that the employee wishes to apply for.
Why do I have to fill out an application for each position that I want to apply for?
Because The City of Bedford is an affirmative action employer, we require (for record keeping purposes) a separate application for each position an applicant is applying for. Also, it is likely that the vacancies are in different departments, therefore, an application filled out for multiple vacancies may not be forwarded out of the department it was originally sent to.
What does it mean when a job posting has a "closing date"?
This means that applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on the closing date. Applications submitted and/or received after the closing date will not be forwarded to the interviewing department. NOTE: If an application is postmarked before the closing date it will be considered as received within the appropriate time frame.
What does it mean if there is no closing date listed on the application?
This means that the department will accept applications until the position is filled.
If typing skills are a job requirement, will I be given a typing test?
Yes, you will be given a typing test only if you are called in for an interview. If a typing test is administered, you must pass the test in order to be interviewed.
What are the guidelines for violations on a Texas Drivers License with regard to an applicant?
No more than two moving violations and /or accidents recorded against the applicant’s drivers license by any licensing agency within the preceding 24 month period and
No more than four moving violations and/or accidents recorded against the applicant’s drivers license by any licensing agency within the preceding 36 month period and
No DWI or DUID conviction during the preceding 36 month period.
Can I follow up with a phone call to the interviewing supervisor to make sure my application was received?
If a contact name and phone number appears on the job posting you may feel free to contact that person regarding the status of your application. If no contact information appears on the job posting, that means that the interviewing supervisor does not wish applicants to contact him/her regarding the status of an application. Human Resources staff will honor that request and will not give out that information to job applicants. Human Resources will forward all job applications on the day that they are received.
How may I submit an application for employment?
Applications may be submitted to Human Resources by mail, in person or over the fax machine. Specific information is located at the bottom of the employment application.
Will I be notified when the position that I applied for is filled?
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive for each opening, we are unable to provide each applicant with a written notification that a position has been filled. However, you may check whether or not a position has been filled by accessing our Job Openings Tab.