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Human Resources

Human Resources supports the City’s efforts to attract, develop and retain a diverse, well-qualified and productive workforce that is capable of providing quality services to the citizens of Bryan.

The City of Bryan offers an excellent benefits package to its employees, including health insurance; TMRS and ICMA retirement plans; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; and a career progression pay plan.

We are responsible for the following areas:

  • Recruitment
  • Benefits (excluding insured plans)
  • Training & Educational Opportunities
  • Classification & Compensation
  • Civil Service (Police & Fire)
  • Employee Relations
  • Personnel Records



Police, Fire and 911 Dispatch Applicant Info

Police Officer

The City of Bryan is currently accepting applications for Police Officer.  The application deadline is Wednesday, August 13, 2014.  For more information click here.

Firefighter/Paramedic

The City of Bryan is currently accepting applications for Firefighter/Paramedic. The application deadline is Wednesday, September 10, 2014. For more information click here.

911 Dispatcher

If you are interested in a 911 dispatcher position, please contact the Brazos County Emergency Communications District (911) at (979) 779-0911 or visit www.bc911.org. These positions are not City of Bryan positions; they are employees of the Brazos County 911 District.




Benefits

The City of Bryan offers a variety of competitive benefits for regular full-time employees. The Human Resources Department and the Risk Management Department share oversight of employee benefits. Benefits include:

Human Resources Functions
Vacation
Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

 

Vacation

Full-time employee shall be entitled to accrue vacation leave. The amount accrued is based on the number of years of service. Part-time and temporary/seasonal employees do not accrue vacation time.
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Sick Leave

All regular full-time employees accrue sick leave at the rate of 10 days per year (80 hours). Maximum sick leave accrual is 120 days (960 hours). Classified Fire & Police shall accrue sick leave and be paid for any unused sick leave in accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 143. Part-time and temporary/seasonal employees do not accrue sick leave.
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Paid Holidays

The City of Bryan offers full-time employees 12 paid holidays per year:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

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Life Insurance

The City of Bryan provides basic life insurance for all full- time regular employees at no cost to the employee. Coverage is effective on the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.

Employer-paid Basic Life:
Coverage Option: Two times base salary, subject to a maximum of $400,000. Includes matching Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)benefit. Coverage decreases at age 70 to 50% of the coverage in force prior to age 70.

Employee-paid Supplemental Life w/AD&D:
Coverage Options: $10,000 increments with maximum coverage $500,000. $150,000 coverage is guaranteed for new employees if elected within 31 days of initial eligibility. The accidental dismemberment benefit is based on the type of loss sustained. Coverage decreases at age 70 to 50% of the coverage in force prior to age 70.

Employee-paid Spouse Life:
Coverage Options: $20,000 or $50,000. All coverage is guaranteed if elected within 31 days of initial eligibility. Coverage decreases at age 70 to 50% of the coverage in force prior to age 70.

Employee-paid Child Life:
Coverage Option: $10,000. All coverage is guaranteed if elected within 31 days initial eligibility. Coverage from live birth to 20 years, or 24 years if a full-time student.

Premiums are based on age and amount of policy.

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Long Term Disability Insurance

The City of Bryan provides long-term disability insurance to all full-time regular employees. The coverage is intended to help assure an income when an employee is unable to work due to illness or injury. It covers disabilities on or off the job that last longer than six months. Employees may be eligible to receive a basic monthly benefit of up to 60% of their base salary.
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Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)

The Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) is the qualified, deferred, retirement plan for all City of Bryan full-time employees and those part-time employees who regularly exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year. These employees contribute 7% of their pre-tax pay that is matched on a 2-to-1 basis by the city. Participation is mandatory. Employees may qualify for retirement with 5 years of service at age 60 or 20 years of service at any age. Employees having public service at another entity may apply for time credit.
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ICMA-RC 457 Deferred Compensation

The City of Bryan offers a supplemental retirement option that is fully employee-funded. Full and part-time regular employees may enroll, stop deductions and/or make changes at any time.
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Fitness Memberships

In an effort to minimize health costs and promote wellness, the City of Bryan offers several discounted fitness memberships for its employees. NOTE: All forms must be signed by a representative of the Risk Management Department prior to enrolling at any of these fitness centers. For enrollment forms please contact Risk Management at (979) 209-5055
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Employee Assistance Program

The City of Bryan Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential service designed to help employees and their immediate family members with problems such as relationships, legal, finances, drug/alcohol, depression or anxiety. Employees and/or immediate family members are allowed six (6) free counseling sessions per issue per year unless long-term care is recommended, then sessions will be applied toward health insurance. Legal assistance consists of three (3) free phone calls with an attorney per year and/or a 25% price discount. Call EAP at 1-866-EAP-2400 or visit their website at www.deeroaks.com.
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Worker’s Compensation

Worker’s compensation is a state-regulated insurance program that pays your medical bills and replaces a portion of you lost wages if you become injured at work or have a work-related disease or illness. In the event of death, benefits are paid to eligible family members.
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Flexible Benefits

The City of Bryan offers a Flexible Spending Account Plan that allows employees to have money taken out of their paycheck pre-taxed and set aside to use for medical and/or dependent care expenses.
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Health Insurance

The City of Bryan offers medical health coverage to all regular full-time employees. Coverage is effective on 1st of the month following 30 days of employment. See below for additional health insurance information on:

  • Medical Coverage
  • Mental Health Coverage
  • Prescriptions
  • Dental Coverage
  • Eye Exams

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Health Insurance

The City of Bryan offers medical health coverage to all regular, full-time employees. Coverage is effective on the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is the claims administrator for the City’s self-funded health plan. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) for medical care in the Brazos Valley and surrounding area. A list of network facilities/providers, medical claim forms, and other benefit-related information are available on line at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield website. Employees may also come by, call or e-mail Risk Management to pick up the forms or have them mailed to you.

Medical Coverage:
The Plan pays 100% after a $30 co-pay for in-network office visits. There is $60 copay for Specialist/Urgent Care Office Visit. The hospital emergency room in-network co-pay is $100, and coverage is 80%. The co-pay is waived if admitted. Chiropractic care will be reimbursed at 75% after deductible up to a maximum of $1,000 per plan year. There is a $750 calendar year individual deductible applied to most other in-network expenses. The Plan then reimburses at 80% of eligible charges.

Prescriptions:
Prescriptions are covered through Caremark. There is a $7 co-pay at participating pharmacies for generic prescriptions. The co-pay for preferred brand prescriptions is $25 or 20% of the price, whichever is greater, and for non-preferred brand prescriptions it is $40 or 20%, whichever is greater. Caremark may be contacted at 1-866-260-4646 or www.caremark.com. Some participating pharmacies include: (this is only a partial listing) AppleTree Pharmacy, Eckerd Drugs, Kroger Pharmacy, Medical Center Pharmacy, The Pharmacy Shop, Wal-Mart Pharmacy, Winn Dixie Pharmacy, Walgreen’s, and Albertson’s Pharmacy.

Dental Coverage:
Dental coverage has a $50 individual deductible, limited to $150 per family. Participants may go to any dentist they choose, but if a Blue Cross Blue Shield Dentist is used all charges will be within reasonable and customary. Preventative dental care includes two cleanings per year and is reimbursed at 100%, deductible waived. Basic care is reimbursed at 80% and Major care is reimbursed at 50% after the deductible is met. The maximum benefit per calendar year is $1,500. Orthodontics is reimbursed at 50%, after deductible, and there is a $1,500 lifetime benefit.

Eye Exams:
Each participant is allowed one routine eye exam per year. The annual eye exam is reimbursed at 100% after a $40 co-pay. Participants must go to a BCBS provider for the in-network benefit.

Mental Health Coverage:
Serious mental illness is covered on the same basis as any other illness. Other mental health treatment is covered as follows: In-network in-patient/day facility care at 80% after the individual deductible of $500 is met. The visit co-pay is $60. Physician office visits and inpatient days are limited to 30 per year. The participant must call BCBS Behavioral Health Precertification at 1-866-327-2400 prior to treatment for preauthorization. Chemical dependency/substance abuse is limited to three (3) separate series of treatment per lifetime.




Frequently Asked Questions

Finding Available Jobs

Creating An Application

Applying For An Open Position

Answers

Q: How do I find out what jobs are available?
A: Job postings are available 24 hours a day at http://www.bryantxjobs.com on any computer with internet access. For those without computer access, computer workstations are available at the City of Bryan Human Resources Department. Public computers may also be accessed at any of the local libraries or at Brazos Valley Workforce Solutions. Current job openings may also be viewed on Cable Channel 16.
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Q: How does the application process work?
A: Applicants must first complete the online application at http://www.bryantxjobs.com on any computer with internet access. You may then view open positions and apply to any listed position for which you meet qualifications. Once submitted for a job posting, Human Resources will screen your application to make sure it meets minimum qualifications for the position. The hiring department will then review all applications that meet minimum qualifications and contact the applicants they choose to interview.
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Q: What are the advantages of using the online employment site?
A: Advantages to job seekers include the ability to:

  • View job descriptions and apply for positions from any computer with internet access 24 hours a day.
  • Create a password protected account and have access to updating your application whenever needed.
  • Complete one application and submit for multiple job postings at one time or throughout the year.
  • Answer job specific questions developed by the hiring manager to help determine who is best qualified for the position.
  • Easily attach additional documents such as a resume and cover letter.
  • Receive in-person service at the City of Bryan Human Resources Department when access to a computer is needed. Computers will also be available at Brazos Valley Workforce Solutions and the public libraries.

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Q: What if I do not have a computer or access to the internet?
A: There are a number of other places you can go to apply including:

  • The City of Bryan Human Resources Department. Our hours are Monday-Friday 8a.m.-5p.m. We are located on the 2nd floor of the Bryan Municipal Building, on the corner of 29th Street and Texas Ave. (across from the Bryan Police Dept.). The physical address is 300 S. Texas Avenue.
  • The Bryan & College Station Public Libraries or any local library with public computer access. For information about hours & locations for all Bryan/CS Libraries click here.
  • Brazos Valley Workforce Solutions and many unemployment offices within your area.

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Q: Who will see my application if I use the BryanTX Jobs Online Employment Site to apply?
A: Your application is on a secure web server and will ONLY be available to the City of Bryan Human Resources Department and the interviewer(s) for the specific opening for which you apply.
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Q: If am a current City of Bryan employee. Do I need to use the online application system to apply for another job within the City?
A: Yes, you will need to complete an application using the online application system. Be sure to include all of your information, including your current experience with the City of Bryan. Current City employees are considered for open positions along with external applicants, except under certain circumstances designated by the Department Director or City Manager.
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Q: I was a former City of Bryan employee who was terminated. Can I use the online employment site to apply for jobs?
A: The online employment site will not prohibit you from viewing open positions or applying for a position; however, your application will not be forwarded to the hiring department for consideration. In accordance with City of Bryan policy, persons who were terminated or dismissed from the City of Bryan, or who resigned not in good standing or in lieu of discharge, who resigned pending the outcome of an investigation in which they were the subject of or a party to, or who are not otherwise recommended for rehire, will not be considered eligible for employment with the City at any time.
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Q: Do I have to fill out an application?
A: Applicants may view current job openings at any time by selecting ‘Search Postings’; however, if you wish to apply for any job postings, you are required to complete an application.
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Q: How do I begin creating an application?
A: To begin the application process, you will need to create an online application. On the menu on the left side of the screen, click on ‘Create Application’. You will be prompted to select a user name and password. You should write down your user name and password as you will need to remember it anytime you want to apply for vacant positions, edit your application, or check the status of any positions for which you have applied.
Be sure to remember your user name and password so you can log back into the system at a future time. You should make a note of these and keep it handy. You should NOT create a second account. If you forget your username and/or password, please contact the Human Resources Department at 979-209-5060 or by e-mail.
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Q: What information will I need to complete the application?
A: You will be asked to provide personal information such as name, address, phone number, etc. You will also be asked to provide information about your education and current/previous employment, as well as contact information regarding your employment history and references. Please gather this information before beginning the application process. You will also have the option of attaching a resume and/or cover letter in Word or PDF format.
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Q: Will I need to complete a new application for each position I apply for?
A: No. Once you have created an online application, your application will remain on file and you may access your application at any time by using your user name and password. You can submit your application for any of the posted positions. If you so choose, you may revise your application to more clearly indicate job specific qualifications or to update important information; however, this must be done prior to applying for specific job postings.
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Q: Can I save my application before completing it?
A: You must first complete all of the required fields notated with a red asterisk before the application can be saved. If you run into a time crunch and cannot finish the entire application, you may complete just the required fields and come back later to finish the application and apply for a specific position.
Be sure that when you reach the last page of the application, you click “Save Application.” You may return later and edit the application before applying to a specific position. You must remember your user id and password to log back on. Also, you cannot create an additional account with the same social security number.
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Q: How long does it take to complete the online application?
A: The time it takes depends on several factors including the amount of work experience and education you have to enter, how fast you can type, etc. You should allow 20-45 minutes for the total process. However, you can speed up the process by collecting important information about previous work experience, education, certifications, etc. before you start creating your application. If you find you are missing a piece of information requested on the application, you may be able to skip the field and go back later to complete it. If you decide to do this, it is important that you return and complete the missing information BEFORE you apply for a specific job opening. The information on your application form when you apply will be used to evaluate your qualifications for the job opening for which you apply–make sure it is accurate and contains all information requested.
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Q: Can someone help me complete the online application?
A: HR staff members are available to help applicants get started and to answer questions about the online site for applicants. Visit the Human Resources Department, located in the City of Bryan Municipal Building located at 300 S. Texas Avenue, Monday-Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m.
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Q: How do I apply for a job?
A: Once you have created your online application (which can be done at any time), you are ready to use that application to apply for one (or more) of the jobs shown on the website. You can use the Search feature on the web site to find any open positions that interest you and for which you meet the qualifications. Once you get the Search Results, click on the view link under the job title of interest. This will bring up the Job Details for this position. Review the details and if you would like to apply to the posting, click one of the buttons on the page that says APPLY FOR THIS JOB OPENING. This will begin the application process. You may have to answer one or more supplemental questions and will have the opportunity to attach a cover letter and/or resume in Word or PDF format. Once this is completed, you will receive a confirmation number. This number confirms that we received your application for this position.
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Q: Can I attach a resume or cover letter?
A: Yes. You may attach a resume and cover letter as you apply for each position. Electronic documents in Word or PDF format can be attached during the application process.
After completing the online application and selecting the position for which you would like to apply, you will come to a screen that allows you to do one of two things:

  1. Attach resume, cover letter and references
  2. Copy and paste or type in resume, cover letter and references

It’s important to read all of the instructions carefully so that you send all of the attachments required for the position.

When the application is submitted without the necessary supporting documentation, it may not be attached later.
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Q: How long is my application valid?
A: Applications remain on file as long as you are actively applying for positions. If you do not apply for any positions for two years, you will have to reenter your application before you can apply again. Applications can be updated at any time.
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Q: When/how can I make changes to my application?
A: Changes can be made to your general application at anytime. However, once you submit an application for a particular position, you cannot go back and make changes to the submitted application. However, changes you do make to your application will be reflected for any new position for which you apply.

  • Log-in to http://www.bryantxjobs.com using your username and password.
  • Looking at the menu bar on the left side of the computer screen, click on “Edit Application.”
  • Make the desired changes to your application and save. Your original application is replaced with the new version.
  • The next time you apply for a position, your revised application will be submitted.

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Q: How do I print my application?
A: Before submitting your application, you will have the option to view it. When your application opens in a new browser window, using the tool bar at the top of your computer screen, click on File | Print and follow the prompts on the screen to print.
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Q: How can I check the status of my application?
A: Go to http://www.bryantxjobs.com and log-in using your user name and password. Looking at the left side menu bar, click on “Manage Jobs.” You will see the current status of your application next to each position for which you applied.
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Q: Can I withdraw my application after I have submitted it for a specific job posting?
A: Yes. You may withdraw your application at any time by logging in and selecting ‘Withdraw Application’ under the status for the position that is no longer of interest. Please note that you will not be able to re-apply for that particular posting once you withdraw your application.
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Q: Can I re-submit my application for a job posting if I forgot to include information or need to change my phone number or address?
A: You will not be able to make any changes to an application that has been submitted for a job posting. If you need to change your contact information so that hiring authorities can reach you, contact the Human Resources Department at (979)209-5060.
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Q: I am having a technical problem. What do I do?
A: Be sure you are using either Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, or Netscape 4.79 or higher. You may e-mail us with the specific problem and someone from Human Resources will assist you. In the event of an approaching deadline, computers are available at the Human Resources Department, at the Bryan/College Station Public Libraries and at Brazos Valley Workforce Solutions.
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Q: I get a blank screen. What do I do?
A: Be sure you are using either Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, or Netscape 4.79 or higher. Also, under your browser internet options, you need to have cookies and javascript “enabled.” If you are still having difficulties e-mail us with the specific problem and someone from Human Resources will assist you.
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