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City Corner: Job openings available at city of Victoria

By Victoria Advocate
Nov. 27, 2011 at 5:27 a.m.


By Jennifer Sourdellia

How can I find out about job openings at the city of Victoria?

There are a variety of job openings available at the city of Victoria.

Some of the positions currently open include a police clerk in both the investigations and records departments; a telecommunications operator; patrol officer; technical services manager at the Victoria Public Library; instrumentation and controls technician; solid waste driver and a recreation specialist, to name just a few.

You may view all openings by visiting the city of Victoria's website at www.victoriatx.org and click on the "Job Openings" link.

Applicants must complete an online application when applying for jobs. Free computer access and application assistance is available at the City of Victoria Human Resources Office at 702 N. Main St., Suite 111; the Victoria Public Library at 302 N. Main St. and Workforce Solutions of the Golden Crescent at 120 S. Main St., Suite 501.

If you are graduating from college soon, city of Victoria representatives will be on hand at a career fair at the University of Houston-Victoria from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Multipurpose Room at UHV, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. UHV students graduating in December or in the spring, as well as UHV alumni, are encouraged to attend.

For more information about job postings or the online employment process, contact the city's Human Resources Department at 361-485-3500.

Where can I obtain a copy of a birth certificate that was filed in Victoria County? Can I get it at the Victoria County Courthouse or from City Hall?

You may obtain a copy of a birth certificate for any birth in Texas from the City Secretary's Office, 105 W. Juan Linn St.

The City Secretary's Office is the local registrar for all birth certificates in the city and county. You must present a valid form of identification when requesting a birth certificate, such as a driver's license, or two other types of identification, one of which includes a signature. Local birth certificates, wallet birth certificates and certificates from other Texas counties are $23. For more information, please call 361-485-3040.

I am very interested in researching my family's history. Does the Victoria Public Library offer any genealogy resources?

Yes. The library conducts a genealogy program from 9 to 11 a.m. each Friday to inform and assist genealogy researchers.

The first hour discusses genealogy resources and topics. This portion of the program accommodates up to 40 participants. The second hour is held in the computer lab and provides the first 10 registered participants with the opportunity to research online resources. A library staff member is available to answer questions and provide assistance with research. Participants must register to attend the Friday genealogy programs. Here is a list of upcoming sessions and topics

Friday - Breaking Through the Brick Wall

Friday, Dec. 9 - Texas Research Resources

Friday, Dec. 16 - Using a USB to Save and Store Your Genealogy

Friday, Dec. 30 - New Year's Resolutions

In addition to the genealogy program, the library also has a variety of books and research databases available, including Ancestry Library, Heritage Quest, Handbook of Texas and a Newspaper Archive.

For more information, call 361-485-3302 or visit www.victoriapubliclibrary.org.

Do you have a question about the city of Victoria? Please submit your questions and comments about any city department to Jennifer Sourdellia in the Communications/Public Information Office by emailing jsourdellia@victoriatx.org or mail to P.O. Box 1758, Victoria, TX 77902.

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