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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:



Job Posting

Job Title: Park / Airport Maintenance

Job Description: Under supervision of the Street Department Supervisor, Park Department personnel performs various jobs in general maintenance and development of the City parks, recreational equipment, facilities, and airport grounds which require skill and knowledge of park and airport maintenance. Duties include mowing, planting, seeding, pruning, and fertilizing park and airport property. Responsible for litter control, operates various equipment and push and hand held power tools on construction and maintenance projects, and repairs structures as required. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds of soil amendments for flower beds and be able to climb a 12 foot ladder to prune and paint. Personnel will work outside in extreme weather conditions as well as in tight or enclosed areas such as trenches, bent over or on knees for extended periods of time. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required 5 days/40 hours a week. May be required to occasionally work weekends and nights.

Job Requirements: One year related field or experience in Park or Airport Maintenance is preferred but not mandatory. Previous work experience in construction, equipment operations and general maintenance or experience in ground maintenance or plant culture is needed. Must be able to operate equipment such as tractors, chippers, stump grinders, welders, and other equipment with skill and safety. A high School Diploma or GED and a valid Texas Driver’s License Class C is required.

The successful candidate for the Park/Airport Maintenance position for the City of Madisonville should be self-motivated; have an appreciation for accuracy, efficiency and safety; and be able to work independently while following written and oral direction.

Compensation: Salary is dependent on background and qualifications. The City of Madisonville offers a generous benefits program including retirement, health and life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.
Interested parties should complete an application and return to the City Manager. EOE

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