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Human Resources

The City of Madisonville, Texas, is seeking a new  Chief of Police. Madisonville with approximately 4.396 residents, is halfway between Houston and Dallas and 35 miles from Bryan/College Station and the home of the Texas A&M University.

The Chief of Police is appointed by, and reports directly to, the City Manager and is an officer of the City. The chosen appointee must be confirmed by the City Council. The City has more than 38 full-time and 1 part-time employees and a FY 2014-2015 budget of 6.1 million dollars.

The Madisonville Police Department operates with an FY2014-2014 annual budget of 1.1 million and employs eleven (11) sworn officers, one (1) animal control officer, and one (1) administrative assistant/dispatcher. The Chief of Police is responsible for administrative oversight, management of Animal Services and Code Enforcement.

Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration or Business Administration is required, Master's degree preferred. A minimum of ten (ten) years of Law Enforcement experience with progressive responsibilities in directing and managing police personnel. Must be able to communicate with staff, the public, City Council, the press and other agencies. The Chief of Police must be a resident of the City of Madisonville or Madison County.

Possession of TCLEOSE advanced Certification and current NIMS trainings and certifications desired. Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License, and pass the annual firearms proficiency test. Must have experience and knowledge in local, state and federal laws that includes experience in budget preparation and administration.

Salary depends on experience and knowledge of Law Enforcement. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, sick leave, paid holidays, vacation and retirement through TMRS.

City Hall, Madisonville, Texas

Are you interested in working for the City of Madisonville?

We update our employment listings regularly, and we like meeting qualified applicants, though we do not often have openings.

To apply for a position with us, first check to see if we have any current job openings, then either download and fill out the employment application provided here, or come by City Hall and fill out an application.


The City of Madisonville is an equal opportunity employer.

City Hall is located at:

210 West Cottonwood
Madisonville, Texas 77864
Telephone: 936-348-2748
Fax: 936-348-3815


Current Job Openings with the City of Madisonville:


Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Tourism Director
Job Description: Under the direction of the City Manager, the Director of Marketing and Tourism develops and implements marketing strategies and events to promote Madisonville. This includes developing and maintaining working relationships with the business community, hotels/motels, and area organizations that encourage visitors to attend their events. This person represents the City as a liaison with area organizations and conferences. In addition, this position will oversee the effective operations of the Truman Kimbro Convention Center and manage all administrative aspects of the Hotel Occupancy Tax. May be required to attend City Council Meetings. The duties listed ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed, but only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities; may be required to perform additional duties as assigned.
Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Tourism, Public Relations, or related field preferred but not mandatory. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Must have marketing, advertising, or communications background and be a diplomatic and skilled communicator. This position will work closely with local and regional media, develop tourism materials and manage social media. The successful candidate for the City Director of Tourism must have an appreciation and understanding of community involvement and be a self-starter, persevering, and personable. Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures.
The selected candidate will be required to travel outside the area for meetings, conferences and trade shows, etc, in their own vehicle. Expenses will be compensated in accordance to the City of Madisonville Employee Handbook. Will need to work some nights and weekends as assigned.
Compensation: Salary is dependent on background and qualifications. The City of Madisonville offers a generous benefit program including retirement, health and life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.
Interested parties should complete an application and return to the City Manager.

Downloadable Employment Application


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Job Title: Director of Convention/Tourism

Job Location: Madisonville, TX 77864 United States
Date Posted: 10/08/10
Job Type: Full-Time
Compensation: Salary DOQ, Full benefit package