Burkburnett, Texas


Human Resources & Employment

Application for Employment


The City of Burkburnett is currently accepting applications for the position of PEACE OFFICER TRAINEE at the Burkburnett Police Department. We are seeking dedicated individuals to join our highly functioning, professional, and proactive team. Benefits: Paid Health Insurance | Optional Dental & Life Insurance Plans | Vacation: up to 104 hours/year | Sick Leave: up to 120 hours/year | 14 Paid Holidays | Texas Municipal Retirement System 7% 2:1 match | Family Gym Membership/Employee Wellness Program. Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen | Must be at least 21 years of age prior to sitting for TCOLE Exam | High school diploma or equivalent (college education preferred) | Valid Texas driver's license with a good driving record | Ability to pass a written and physical fitness test along with a comprehensive background check | Excellent communication and interpersonal skills | Ability to work effectively in a team environment | A PHS (Personal History Statement) must be completed and notarized prior to testing date. To obtain a PHS click the following
HERE. Responsibilities as Trainee: Attend and successfully complete an accredited peace officer training academy. Upon graduation, responsibilities include but are not limited to: Uphold and enforce federal, state, and local laws | Maintain public safety and order within the community | Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service | Conduct thorough investigations and file detailed reports | Engage with community members to build positive relationships and trust. Salary: $19.25 hour as Trainee | $24.03 an hour upon successful completion of an accredited academy and acceptance to patrol duties. 

Join our dynamic team and make a difference in the Burkburnett community! For more information and an application, please send an email to:

The City of Burkburnett Police Department is seeking applicants for a PART-TIME ANIMAL SERVICES OFFICER. High school diploma or equivalent is required. Pre-employment physical and drug test required and valid drivers license.

The City of Burkburnett is accepting applications for a FULL-TIME WATER DEPARTMENT LABORER with city benefits after 180 days. Must have a valid driver’s license, a current Class C Distribution License a major plus or applicant must secure within two years. Pre-employment physical and drug test required.

The City of Burkburnett is accepting applications for an ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT.  The Accounting Assistant provides a variety of paraprofessional accounting and clerical duties requiring knowledge of basic accounting. Responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. Education and Experience: At least two (2) years of intermediate accounting and customer service experience, preferably within a local government environment.

The City of Burkburnett is accepting applications for a STAFF ACCOUNTANT. The Staff Accountant performs a variety of complex accounting and fiscal policy compliance tasks including preparing journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules, general ledger, purchase orders, assisting with annual audit and budget, and reconciling multiple bank accounts; assists with monthly and year-end closings. Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or related field preferred. Two (2) years of accounting experience in municipal or other government agency is also preferred.  Any combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

City of Burkburnett
ATTN: Tona Alley
501 Sheppard Rd
Burkburnett, TX 76354

The Texas Municipal Retirement System administers the retirement program for the City of Burkburnett and many other cities in Texas. TMRS is a qualified retirement plan under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Employees who work at least 1,000 hours per year are eligible for the TMRS plan and enrollment is automatic beginning with your first payroll check. The amount you contribute to TMRS is based on your payroll earnings and withheld from each payroll check at a pre-tax rate of 7%.

Program Highlights:

  • Your pre-tax contribution: 7%
  • Guaranteed minimum 5% annual return
  • Supplemental Death Benefit = One times your annual salary (active employee) and $7,500 for a retiree.
  • Considered vested after 60 service credits (five years)

“Vesting” means you have worked enough years and established enough service credit to meet the minimum length-of-service requirement for retirement. Once vested, if you leave city employment, you may leave your contributions with TMRS and retire with a TMRS retirement benefit when you reach age 60 (or meet other retirement requirements that may be necessary).

Your TRMS Account:
Register your online TMRS account and you will have 24/7 access to review your account balance (the amount you contribute only), run retirement scenarios, change your home address, and see the beneficiary on record for your account.

Your Payroll Contributions:
Pre-tax contributions are withheld from each payroll check and the deposit occurs in your account on a monthly basis on or around the 15th of the following month.

Earning Service Credits:
While employed by the City, you will receive a service credit for every month in which there is a contribution. If you were employed as a full-time employee of other United States agency, government, military, or another branch of the United States, you may be able to apply for restricted prior service credit. See the Application for Restricted Prior Service Credit form below for more information and a list of eligibility entity types.

Schedule a Counseling Session:
TMRS allows you to schedule a counseling sessions with a TMRS representative to help answer your TMRS benefits, estimate your monthly retirement benefit, or discuss your retirement options. They offer both in-person counseling at their offices or online counseling. For online counseling, you will need a mobile device or computer. A webcam or camera phone is not required, but will allow you to see the representative and any documentation they share with you. Family members and financial advisors are welcome to attend. Click here to schedule your Counseling session:

Eligibility for Retirement:
You must have 60 service credits (5 years), AND must be at least age 60 or over. If you have at least 240 service credits (20 years), you are eligible to retire at any age.

Retirement Options:
You have several options when choosing to retire. Be sure you understand your choices and the options available to you. The TMRS representative can help you understand your options and prepare additional retirement estimates. Tip: If you have a significant amount of sick and vacation time when you retire, you have the option of directing your final pay to one of the ICMA-RC accounts. The account must be opened before your retirement. By electing to defer all or a portion of your final check, you can reduce the tax burden on your final check.

Retirement Taxation:
If you are under age 59 ½ and do not do a rollover, you will have to pay an additional 10% tax. However, if you are under age 59 ½, there are some situations where the penalty does not apply. Some of these situation include if you are at least 55 in the year of your separation and elect to receive payments upon separation or if you separate from service as a public safety employee and you are at least 50 in the year you separate. See the Special Tax Notice in forms section for more information.

Retirement and Health Benefits:
You may continue your medical health benefits if you are an eligible retiree, under age 65, and have elected to receive your TMRS benefit. You will pay the full cost of the benefit should you choose to continue as a retiree on the plan. Dental and Vision can continue through retirement. See the Retiree Insurance Rates document in the forms section.


Employees with less than five years of service credit are considered non-vested. Non-vested members are not eligible for the City matching contribution. Non-vested employees who leave the City may leave their funds with TMRS and continue to receive interest on the account, but after five years the account will stop receiving interest. You may request a distribution or transfer by completing the TMRS Refund Application form. See in the forms section.

Employees are vested after five years of combined service credit. When you are a vested member, your account continues to receive interest until you elect to receive your pension benefit.


The City of Burkburnett is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons may pick up an application at City Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

City of Burkburnett
ATTN: Trish Holley
501 Sheppard Rd
Burkburnett, TX 76354

Alternatively, please open the link below and complete the fillable PDF application. After you have completed the application you may mail it or bring it by City Hall.

Application for Employment