How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in a career with the City of Elgin. Current Job Openings are updated regularly and may include a variety of employment opportunities within our local government.

Application Instructions

Download the City of Elgin Employment Application. 

City of Elgin Application

Do not leave questions blank.  Start with your present or last job. Include any job-related military services, assignments and relevant volunteer activities.  Your duties performed, should clearly describe your qualifications for the position you are applying for. 

You must submit proof of your education with your application.  This can include:

Copy of High School diploma/GED or high school transcripts, College transcripts if required to meet minimum qualifications, and any certificates and/or licenses required for the job. 

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application.  You must complete an application for each position you are applying for.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  

Police Department Application

The application for a Police Department position must also include the Police Department Personal History Statement.  Download this document and the instructions below.

Elgin PD Personal History Statement

Directions for completing Personal History Statement

Release of Information 

Police Compensation Scale

Email application and documents to: 

In Person: City Hall, 310 N Main St., Elgin, TX 78621

All selected applicants will be subjected to a background screening that may include employment and reference checks, consumer review, city account reviews, drug screening, criminal history review and fingerprinting.  

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Elgin provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 
 Selection is based on the candidates whose background, qualifications, and any preferences requested from the hiring manager, most closely match the requirements for the job.

Submit completed applications to:

Questions: 512-281-5724