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Ark-Tex Council of Governments accepts applications for employment only when there is an open job announcement for a vacant position.

Current Positions Available
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Vista  Recruitment Opportunity.

Official applications may be obtained in one of three ways:

    • Call the Receptionist for an application to be mailed. (Out-of-town applicants only)
  • Pick up an application at the main office: 4808 Elizabeth Street, Texarkana, TX.

Note: Résumés without an official application form will not be accepted.

Submit application in person or apply online.

ATCOG Pay and Benefits

Annual Salary: Based on ATCOG Integrated Annual Salary Schedule, which reflects salaries by grade level. See Salary Schedule.

Social Security Tax: 7.65% paid by ATCOG.

Retirement Plan: Effective 1/1/2017, ATCOG staff contributes 4% of wages on a pre-tax basis into the Texas County & District Retirement System, and ATCOG matches the 4% contribution.

Section 125 Cafeteria Plan: ATCOG has a Section 125 Plan through which additional Insurance products are offered employees on a pre-tax basis.

Health Insurance Premiums for Employees: ATCOG pays 100% of each employee’s basic health insurance per month, with the option for employees to “buy up” to a plan with less deductible and/or out of pocket.

Dental Insurance Premiums for Employees: ATCOG pays 100% of each employee’s dental insurance per month. (Employees have option of paying for health and dental, or just health, or just dental, on family members.)

Life Insurance Premiums for Employees: ATCOG pays premiums for one (1) times annual salary of employees. (Employees have option of paying for additional life insurance for themselves and family members.)

Longevity Pay Bonus: ATCOG pays on December 31 each year after employee has worked 37 consecutive months a dollar amount times number of months worked. (The dollar amount is set each year by the Board of Directors, but for the past few years has been $3.00 for each month of service.)

Unemployment Insurance: ATCOG pays premiums for unemployment insurance.

Workers Compensation: ATCOG pays premiums for workers compensation benefits.

Vacation: 1-5 years – 10 days; 6-9 years – 12.5 days; 10+ years – 15 days.

Sick Leave: 9 days per year.

Holidays: 8 days paid holidays per year; 2 paid personal days per year.

Salary Schedule Effective 10/1/2018

STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 STEP 5 STEP 6 STEP 7 STEP 8 STEP 9 STEP 10
GRADE 01 15,262 16,192 16,677 17,177 17,693 18,223 18,770 19,333 19,913 20,511
GRADE 02 20,529 21,074 21,632 22,205 22,794 23,397 24,017 24,654 25,308 25,978
GRADE 03 22,763 23,367 23,986 24,621 25,274 25,943 26,631 27,336 28,061 28,805
GRADE 04 25,242 25,912 26,598 27,304 28,027 28,770 29,532 30,315 31,118 31,943
GRADE 05 27,989 28,732 29,493 30,275 31,077 31,900 32,745 33,613 34,504 35,418
GRADE 06 31,028 31,850 32,694 33,561 34,450 35,362 36,300 37,262 38,249 39,262
GRADE 07 34,406 35,318 36,253 37,214 38,201 39,213 40,252 41,319 42,414 43,538
GRADE 08 37,628 38,625 39,649 40,699 41,778 42,885 44,021 45,187 46,385 47,614
GRADE 09 41,719 42,825 43,960 45,125 46,321 47,548 48,808 50,102 51,429 52,792
GRADE 10 46,262 47,488 48,746 50,038 51,364 52,725 54,123 55,556 57,029 58,540
GRADE 11 51,294 52,653 54,047 55,480 56,950 58,459 60,009 61,599 63,232 64,908
GRADE 12 56,876 58,384 59,931 61,520 63,150 64,822 66,541 68,304 70,114 71,973
GRADE 13 62,183 63,831 65,522 67,259 69,041 70,871 72,749 74,677 76,655 78,687
GRADE 14 68,949 70,777 72,653 74,578 76,554 78,582 80,665 82,803 84,997 87,249
GRADE 15 76,450 78,476 80,555 82,691 84,882 87,131 89,440 91,809 94,243 96,740
GRADE 16 84,764 87,010 89,316 91,683 94,112 96,607 99,167 101,795 104,492 107,261
GRADE 17 93,890 96,379 98,932 101,554 104,245 107,008 109,844 112,755 115,743 118,810
GRADE 18 104,104 106,863 109,694 112,602 115,586 118,648 121,792 125,020 128,333 131,734