City of Grand Prairie

  • 318 W Main St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050, Grand Prairie, TX 75050, United States

Welcome to the City of Grand Prairie!  We Live Life Grand here – about 189,430 residents call Grand Prairie home, and we’re still growing.  Grand Prairie is the 15th largest city in Texas and the 125th largest city in the United States, but we still have small town values.  We are rated the #1 Best Place to Retire in the U.S., 2nd Happiest City in Texas, 5th Best City for First-Time Home Buyers in Texas, 7th Safest Large City in Texas, and in the Top 50 U.S. Best Place to Raise a Family!

We have attractions that draw almost 10 million visitors a year to:

  • Epic Waters Indoor Water Park showcasing 80,000 square feet of year-round water fun referred to as a “cruise ship on land”
  • The Summit Active Adult Center with state-of-the-art fitness training, indoor infinity edge pool with lap lanes and exercise vortex, theater, game room, sauna
  • PlayGrand Adventures (10-acre, all-accessible playground) is an exciting opportunity to provide a safe and fun playground experience for all ages and abilities (open late 2019)
  • Firehouse Gastro Park restaurant downtown (conversion of historic Firehouse #1)
  • Lone Star Park Thoroughbred Horse Race Track
  • The Theatre at Grand Prairie concert venue
  • Historic Uptown Theater in downtown
  • IKEA, Living Spaces and the Premium Outlet Mall
  • Traders Village
  • Lake Joe Pool
  • Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! And Palace of Wax
  • AirHogs minor league baseball team
  • Epic Central Park, a 172-acre park with five lakes, a Grand Lawn amphitheater, and trails
  • The Epic Arts, Fitness and Entertainment Center with $1 million in cardio and strength training equipment, indoor walking/jogging track, group fitness and more

Grand Prairie recently welcomed more than 50 new restaurants and retail stores along SH 161, and development continues at a brisk pace. The city offers a vibrant lifestyle, with the best parks in the nation, more amenities than most, affordable to affluent housing and friendly neighbors.

City employees work hard to ensure Grand Prairie is known as an organization that creates Raving Fans by delivering world-class service.  Our employee family and elected officials constantly live our values, aggressively move toward our vision and are always looking for ways to make the business of running a city even better.    The hard work, positive input and optimism of all our city employees all play a key role in our success.  We look forward to you joining our team!

 

29 job(s) at City of Grand Prairie

City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 26, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The Grand Prairie Public Library System is seeking a dynamic, upbeat and forward-thinking individual with experience in early childhood education and a passion for community development and engagement. Our library system is progressive and our programming is often non-traditional. Our Programming Team is fun, diverse and hardworking. We are looking for a new member who is self-motivated, highly-organized and able to respond effectively to the needs of our community. This position is perfect for anyone with an expertise in early childhood education (teachers, therapists, social workers) who wants to make a difference. Programming and outreach will continue to look irregular in the time of COVID, but we are hoping to find a candidate who is creative, resourceful and wants to make the most of our current challenges. Essential Job Functions Establishing and maintaining partnerships across our community delivering regular presentations and children's programs outside of the library. This person will focus on developing, implementing and measuring sustainable programs and will lead approximately 4-8 programs per week, many of these focusing specifically on babies and toddlers. This position will also be responsible for overseeing our Summer Reading Club programming in addition to other special projects inside our libraries. Work will include some desk shifts at the library and semiregular evening and weekend work. Minimum Qualifications Master's degree in Education, Library Science or a related field is required. Under and including one year of experience. Closing Date/Time: 10/18/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 26, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary In addition to the duties of a detention officer (maintaining care, custody and control/security of the detention facility and the prisoners housed therein), Detention Team Leads will also: conduct and evaluate training for new Detention Officers during the 13 week DTO Program. Act as the shift supervisor in his/her absence including reviewing prisoner intakes and releases from custody; making daily operational decisions involving the well-being, safety and security and efficiency of the prisoners and facility by ensuring that policies and procedures are followed Essential Job Functions Review, establish, and conduct new Detention Officer training and ensure that new detention officers receive competent training in all Detention Center areas of knowledge including searching prisoners and cells, performing intake procedures, working the housing floor, control tower and bond desk. Observe and monitor their work, and provide feedback to correct deficiencies and coordinating work assignments. Document progress using Daily Observation Reports and completing Remedial Training plans when appropriate. Ensure that proper staffing levels are met to run a safe, secure and efficient facility. Maintain the security of the facility by performing periodic checks on staff and the facility security devices. When acting as the shift supervisor and staffing levels are too low, may authorize overtime and require call back duty person to report to work. Review all documents and attachments to ensure all charges are listed, intake requirements are met, prisoners' screenings and classifications are complete and do not require follow up action. Review release documents to ensure that all charges have been satisfied prior to release, the identity of the person being released has been verified and that all property has been returned as appropriate. Document and report accurate information by ensuring that daily shift reports and statistics are submitted, the Bond Desk Tills are audited at the beginning and end of shift, and verify the daily deposits and till reports. Ensure that Incident and Use of Force reports are completed, reviewed and sent to the Detention Manager for review. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency. Over one (1) year as a municipal Detention Officer. Preferred experience in Grand Prairie Detention Center. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License required; TCOLE certifications: defensive tactics training, and other mandatory training as required within 1 year from date of hire, plus Detention (Field) Training Officer Course: Successfully completed within six (6) months of promotion. Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically. No budgetary responsibility. Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and may schedule work assignments. Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Persuasion Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 10/2/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 24, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to supervise crews that are engaged in street, utility, and parks and recreation maintenance. This is accomplished by supervising personnel; monitoring project work; and completing administrative duties. Other duties include maintaining equipment. Essential Job Functions Supervises personnel by assigning work duties; observing and monitoring work tasks; providing feedback to employees; evaluating work performance; and assisting employees to correct deficiencies. Monitors project work by ensuring a safe working environment for crews; planning for and securing needed materials and equipment; ensuring project is completed in a timely manner; inspecting work; and provided problem solutions as needed. Completes administrative duties by preparing daily work orders; preparing various reports; processing overtime and leave requests; completing accident forms; and monitoring equipment inventories. Maintains equipment by inspecting equipment for damage; and performing routine maintenance. Minimum Qualifications High School diploma or GED and over four years' experience leading crews in the conduct of water and wastewater utilities repairs including experience in the operations of excavation equipment. Ability to respond to emergency on-call pager schedule. This is an Evening Shift position. Must have TCEQ Class C Water or Unit II Wastewater Collections license, Class A CDL with Tanker endorsement. Valid Texas Class A Commercial Driver's License; or the ability to obtain one within six months of employment. Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives limited direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment according to his or her own judgment, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary. The assignment may be reviewed upon completion. Performance is reviewed periodically. Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work. Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Discussion Frequent: From 21% to 50% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 10/23/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 24, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to provide line-level support to the various divisions of the Police Department, including assisting at accident scenes, transporting property, assisting with non-emergency calls for service, and taking related offense and informational reports. Essential Job Functions Respond to non-emergency calls for service, including graffiti, lost/found property, minor accidents, burglary, and city ordinance violations. Transport abandoned property from the field to the designated Police facility. Complete related chain of custody records and reports. Assist field personnel with traffic control and direction at accident scenes and special events. Transport items and equipment, as needed, to improve efficiency of field-level operations throughout the department Perform various vehicle inventory and repair functions, such as stocking vehicles with safety supplies and jump starting vehicles, to ensure they are ready for service. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma/GED required. Specialized knowledge may be required for certain areas of potential assignment. One to two years of related experience required for all potential job assignments. Specialized job assignments may require additional experience. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Closing Date/Time: 10/9/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 24, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to provide line-level support to the various divisions of the Police Department, including assisting at accident scenes, transporting property, assisting with non-emergency calls for service, and taking related offense and informational reports. Essential Job Functions Respond to non-emergency calls for service, including graffiti, lost/found property, minor accidents, burglary, and city ordinance violations. Transport abandoned property from the field to the designated Police facility. Complete related chain of custody records and reports. Assist field personnel with traffic control and direction at accident scenes and special events. Transport items and equipment, as needed, to improve efficiency of field-level operations throughout the department Perform various vehicle inventory and repair functions, such as stocking vehicles with safety supplies and jump starting vehicles, to ensure they are ready for service. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma/GED required. Specialized knowledge may be required for certain areas of potential assignment. One to two years of related experience required for all potential job assignments. Specialized job assignments may require additional experience. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Closing Date/Time: 10/9/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 21, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of the School Crossing Guard is to provide assistance to children crossing streets, walking to and from school. Duties include holding a sign and blowing a whistle to control traffic and escorting elementary school children safely across various streets and intersections. Duties will require working outdoors under a variety of weather conditions. Schedule and assignment locations may vary and will work split shifts. Employees would only be working a maximum of 3 hours daily. Schedules will occasionally vary to accommodate early dismissal days and school holidays. The duty hours are one and one half hours (1 hour 30 minutes) for each shift, morning and afternoon. The Guard must remain on their post for the full shift to receive payment for a shift worked. General supervision is provided by a Lead School Crossing Guard. Essential Job Functions Assists elementary school children in crossing the street at designated intersections in a safe and orderly manner. The school crossing guard must position themself in a highly visible and safe location. Stand on the side of the street where the children approach if possible. Lawn chairs are permitted during periods when the peak flow of pedestrian traffic has slowed. However, the Guard must remain in a position where they are easily observed by pedestrians seeking to cross the street and, where they are able to observe anyone approaching the crosswalk. Crossing Guards may, during extremely inclement weather, use their vehicle for shelter if absolutely necessary. Places traffic cones in the street before school begins and removes at end of school as needed. The school crossing guard is frequently required to recognize gaps in traffic and step safely into and out of traffic. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hold stop sign above head until children are across the intersection. The school crossing guard is frequently required to use hands and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to blow whistle to alert traffic to presence of children. While performing the duties of this position, the school crossing guard is regularly required to stand, walk quickly, hear, speak clearly, occasionally speak/hear over the sound of traffic and work in inclement weather. The school crossing guard is required to work outside with exposure to the elements, fumes and/or outdoor particles. The school crossing guard must be able to get to and from designated assignments. If driving a motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license and insurance as required by law. Notifies police headquarters of real or potential hazards and pedestrian accidents in the vicinity. Assignment location may vary. Regular and punctual attendance. Minimum Qualifications Requirements: Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older Must have access to reliable transportation Must have the ability to communicate in English Must have a valid Texas Class C driver's license or Identification Card and valid automobile insurance. Applicant must pass a drug test, criminal history background check and social security number verification check. Additional Information This position could be is a back-up School Crossing Guard position. Employee must be able to work a maximum of 3 hours daily. Must be able to walk and stand for 1 ½ hours in the morning and 1 ½ hours in the afternoon. Schedules will occasionally vary to accommodate early dismissal days and school holidays. Closing Date/Time: 1/1/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 21, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of the Backup School Crossing Guard is to provide assistance to children crossing streets, walking to and from school when the regular School Crossing Guard can not attend the post. Duties include holding a sign and blowing a whistle to control traffic and escorting elementary school children safely across various streets and intersections. Duties will require working outdoors under a variety of weather conditions. Schedule and assignment locations may vary and will work split shifts. Employees would only be working a maximum of 3 hours daily. Schedules will occasionally vary to accommodate early dismissal days and school holidays. The duty hours are one and one half hours (1 hour 30 minutes) for each shift, morning and afternoon. The Guard must remain on their post for the full shift to receive payment for a shift worked. General supervision is provided by a Lead School Crossing Guard. Essential Job Functions Assists elementary school children in crossing the street at designated intersections in a safe and orderly manner. The school crossing guard must position themself in a highly visible and safe location. Stand on the side of the street where the children approach if possible. Lawn chairs are permitted during periods when the peak flow of pedestrian traffic has slowed. However, the Guard must remain in a position where they are easily observed by pedestrians seeking to cross the street and, where they are able to observe anyone approaching the cross walk. Crossing Guards may, during extremely inclement weather, use their vehicle for shelter if absolutely necessary. Places traffic cones in the street before school begins and removes at end of school as needed. The school crossing guard is frequently required to recognize gaps in traffic and step safely into and out of traffic. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hold stop sign above head until children are across the intersection. The school crossing guard is frequently required to use hands and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to blow whistle to alert traffic to presence of children. While performing the duties of this position, the school crossing guard is regularly required to stand, walk quickly, hear, speak clearly, occasionally speak/hear over the sound of traffic and work in inclement weather. The school crossing guard is required to work outside with exposure to the elements, fumes and/or outdoor particles. The school crossing guard must be able to get to and from designated assignments. If driving a motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license and insurance as required by law. Notifies police headquarters of real or potential hazards and pedestrian accidents in the vicinity. Assignment location may vary. Regular and punctual attendance. Minimum Qualifications Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. This is a Backup School Crossing position. This position works on an on-call basis. Must have access to reliable transportation. Must have the ability to communicate in English Must have a valid Texas Class C driver's license or Identification Card and valid automobile insurance. Applicant must pass a drug test, criminal history background check and social security number verification check. Closing Date/Time: 1/1/2021 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 18, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to operate various types of equipment in order to maintain the City's sidewalks and streets. An equipment operator in streets may work in any one of these key areas: Asphalt Crew, Drainage Crew or with the Concrete Crew based on experience and ability. This position will be working in the Concrete Crew . This is accomplished by operating various equipment; maintaining streets and sidewalks throughout the City; laying drainage pipes; cleaning storm drains and drainage channels; performing code work; installing new guardrails; and completing roadwork for new construction. Other duties include performing preventative maintenance on equipment; and interacting with other City employees and citizens Essential Job Functions Loads materials by running equipment such as: backhoe, rubber tire loaders, concrete breaker, concrete saw and dump trucks. Maintains streets and sidewalks throughout the City by sawing, breaking, digging, and setting forms; pouring and finishing concrete work; cutting and tying steel, etc. Completes roadwork for new construction by assisting in setting grade elevations; compacting sub base; water sub base; shoveling and picking to assist in making grades. Performs preventative maintenance by inspecting and performing required maintenance and repairs of all equipment used Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required to be considered. 1 year of experience required to be considered. Experience may be direct experience in Concrete OR related experience which may include work typically outdoors including use of tools and/or machinery, construction work, warehouse work using forklifts or other similar type experience. Valid Class A CDL Driver's License preferred or ability to obtain within 180 days. Ability to read basic papers, instructions, directions etc. Ability to deal with numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Additional Information Work may include any day of the week, after hours or on weekends as needed to complete work or to assist in special projects. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 18, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to operate various types of equipment in order to maintain the City's sidewalks and streets. An equipment operator in streets may work in any one of these key areas: Asphalt Crew , Drainage Crew or with the Concrete Crew based on experience and ability. This is accomplished by operating various equipment; maintaining streets and sidewalks throughout the City; laying drainage pipes; cleaning storm drains and drainage channels; performing code work; installing new guardrails; and completing roadwork for new construction. Other duties include performing preventative maintenance on equipment; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Loads materials by running equipment such as: track loaders, rubber tire loaders, and dump trucks. Lays drainage pipes by assisting to set grades and level ditch lines; and assembling new drainage pipes. Cleans storm drains and drainage channels by ensuring the area is clear of debris. Performs code work by removing limbs and other debris from roadways; placing road signs and barricades in the appropriate locations; cutting down trees; and removing debris from illegal dump sites. Installs new guardrails by removing damaged guardrails; digging new post holes for replacement rails; and installing new guardrail. Completes roadwork for new construction by assisting in setting grade elevations; compacting sub base; water sub base; shoveling and picking to assist in making grades. Performs preventative maintenance by inspecting and performing required maintenance and repairs of all equipment used. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required to be considered. 1 year of experience required to be considered . Experience may be direct experience in Drainage OR related experience which may include work typically outdoors including use of tools and/or machinery, construction work, warehouse work using forklifts or other similar type experience. Valid Class A CDL Driver's License preferred or ability to obtain within 180 days. Ability to read basic papers, instructions, directions etc. Ability to deal with numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 16, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain the interior and exterior of City facilities and grounds. This is accomplished by performing routine maintenance on the interior and exterior of buildings; and maintaining grounds. Other duties include assisting other divisions as needed; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Operates heavy equipment by performing maintenance activities; using equipment such as a skid steer, roller, loader, trucks, crack sealers, riding mower, tractor, and mobile sweeper. Provides grounds maintenance by operating riding mower and tractor; maintaining common areas, large fields, and acreage; removing debris out of the mower's path; trimming trees; using a weed eater around trees; and cleaning along the edge of the fence with a mobile weed eater. Maintains the exterior of facilities by removing trash and other debris; cleaning sidewalks and walkways; mowing grounds around the facility; using a weed eater around trees; checking trash cans and emptying them as needed; ensuring that facilities are neat and presentable. Maintains the interior of facilities by assisting other employees and departments where needed; performing and assisting with remodel work. Removes debris from the airport property by clearing debris such as fallen trees; cleaning inlets, curbs, and gutters of debris; clearing concrete channels of tree limbs and other debris Minimum Qualifications High School diploma/GED preferred. Must have basic knowledge of hand and power tools, weed-eating and riding mowers, be able to lift up to 50 lbs, be able to clean restrooms/toilets and windows on a daily basis. Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions and have a flexible schedule. This position is a part-time position working up to 19 hours per week. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time Closing Date/Time: 10/30/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 16, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain the city facilities. This is accomplished by performing routine and corrective maintenance on the buildings and security systems. Other duties include assisting other divisions as needed; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Maintains the facilities by performing maintenance and repair of all electrical and mechanical systems, including, but not limited to: painting walls, texturing and drywall repairs, ceilings and fixtures, doors and closures, locksmithing, HVAC, plumbing, except those requiring the attention of a licensed specialist. Maintains the facilities systems including, but not limited to large generator maintenance, electrical and electronic equipment including air conditioning and heating systems, repairing and replacing interior and exterior lights. Preserves condition of fountains by maintaining water chemistry, electrical motor and pump repairs. Using the pressure washer to clean, and for the removal of graffiti. Creates and updates reports and documents services performed. Provides customer service to the public and employees by providing information as requested; and ensuring the safety and security of customers. Minimum Qualifications Level of knowledge equivalent to HS diploma/GED. Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of tools and equipment. Supplemented by specialized training in HVAC, plumbing, electrical technology, construction or a related field. Two years' experience in a related field. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Closing Date/Time: 10/12/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 15, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to assist in preparation of food and beverage preparation, including banquet operation, alcohol sales, and food and beverage services. Responsible for TABC and health code compliance, and related systems and inventory controls . Server must be able to deliver plated meals from the kitchen to the guest in a courteous, professional and timely manner. The server will staff buffet dinners and assist guest as directed by the Banquet Captain/Kitchen Supervisor. Prefer applicants with TABC license. Porter must be able to understand each event's specific floor plan and be able to execute the plan in the time allocated for such. The Porter will setup, take down and store tables, chairs and stage and other equipment as required. The Poster will also assist with any and all duties associated preparation for conference center events. Bartender must have a current TABC license and will staff the event's bar in accordance with state law while following direction from the Banquet Captain/Events Coordinator. Must be able to work flexible schedule that will include some nights, weekends, and holidays. Essential Job Functions Cooks food to order as requested following menus and systems that are established by Food and Beverage Supervisor. Provides customer service by greeting each customer upon arrival and assists customers with food and beverage orders. Complies with all TABC and Health Code rules and regulations. Maintains a clean kitchen, counter, dining hall, and outside dining area. Provides assistance to Club Manager as necessary. Minimum Qualifications Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Work requires the ability to perform food preparation, cash control, and related food and beverage operations. High school degree or equivalent or working on such. No experience necessary. Food handling or food preparation experience preferred. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Must have TABC License and food handlers permit. Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment. Closing Date/Time: 10/19/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 13, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to operate various types of equipment in order to maintain the City's sidewalks and streets. An equipment operator in streets may work in any one of these key areas: Asphalt Crew, Drainage Crew or with the Concrete Crew based on experience and ability. This position will be working in the Brush/Drainage Crew. This is accomplished by operating various equipment; maintaining streets and sidewalks throughout the City; laying drainage pipes; cleaning storm drains and drainage channels; performing code work; installing new guardrails; and completing roadwork for new construction. Other duties include performing preventative maintenance on equipment; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Loads materials by running equipment such as: track loaders, rubber tire loaders, and dump trucks. Lays drainage pipes by assisting to set grades and level ditch lines; and assembling new drainage pipes. Cleans storm drains and drainage channels by ensuring the area is clear of debris. Performs code work by removing limbs and other debris from roadways; placing road signs and barricades in the appropriate locations; cutting down trees; and removing debris from illegal dump sites. Installs new guardrails by removing damaged guardrails; digging new post holes for replacement rails; and installing new guardrail. Completes roadwork for new construction by assisting in setting grade elevations; compacting sub base; water sub base; shoveling and picking to assist in making grades. Performs preventative maintenance by inspecting and performing required maintenance and repairs of all equipment used. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required to be considered. 1 year of experience required to be considered . Experience may be direct experience in Drainage OR related experience which may include work typically outdoors including use of tools and/or machinery, construction work, warehouse work using forklifts or other similar type experience. Valid Class A CDL Driver's License preferred or ability to obtain within 180 days . Ability to read basic papers, instructions, directions etc. Ability to deal with numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Closing Date/Time: 10/2/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 11, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to provide clerical and secretarial support for the department and provide customer service to the public and other departments. This is accomplished by performing clerical functions; performing secretarial functions; and providing customer service. Other duties include assisting with special projects as assigned and completing departmentally specific duties. Essential Job Functions Performs clerical functions by answering telephones; taking messages; forwarding calls to the appropriate person; filing; typing letters, contracts and memos; greeting customers; providing directions and information as requested; sorting mail; and maintaining office supplies. Performs secretarial functions by coordinating meetings; handling petty cash; monitoring expenditures; maintaining records and files; processing invoices; maintaining accounts receivables and invoices; assisting with budget preparations; entering data into the computer; and generating various reports. Completes special projects as assigned by assisting supervisor as needed; consulting with vendors or solicitors; maintaining inventory of equipment; assisting at special events; and assisting other departments. Completes departmentally specific duties by completing bid books; creating street name files; preparing payroll; processing paperwork from Council meetings; maintaining a database of city contracts; preparing Proclamations and Certificates of Appreciation; processing departmental deposits; acting as court liaison (if applicable); and making reservations. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency. Experience: Over two years up to and including three years. Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically. Budget Responsibility may include compiling and entry of data as needed by the department. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Discussion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 9/27/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 11, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary Performs a variety of Housing Quality Standards Inspections on Section 8 units. Works with owners and participants to gain compliance. Interpret and apply regulations governing Section 8 inspection process. Identifies and inspects premises for substandard conditions and assists property owners to ensure compliance with minimum housing, zoning, health and nuisance standards established by the City. Essential Job Functions Must have thorough knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and techniques of code enforcement, including some familiarity with criminal law enforcement. Building related codes and ordinances enforceable by the City, specifically the International Building Code, housing standards, sub-standard buildings, dangerous structures and health, safety and nuisance codes. Completes administrative duties by answering calls; providing information to the public and other departments as requested; compiling various reports; completing documents and forms; and maintaining records. Supervises personnel by observing and monitoring work tasks; functioning as a lead worker; and providing guidance, instruction and feedback Minimum Qualifications Requires a high school diploma or GED supplemented by college credit AND two (2) years in a code enforcement related field. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License required . Possession of a registration as a Code Enforcement Officer within the State of Texas and a Housing Quality Standards Certification a plus Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Persuasion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 9/27/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 09, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position to supervise the daily activities of the City's detention staff and inmates. This is accomplished by ensuring that all policies and procedures are followed; providing leadership to subordinates, making decisions, conducting annual employee performance reviews, coaching and mentoring. Reviewing intakes, releases, screening and classifications. Other duties include ensuring that the jail is properly staffed on a daily basis; assuring that all inmates are housed in the jail; making sure that the jail is properly maintained and secure at all times and interacting with other City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Supervises personnel by observing and monitoring work tasks; providing feedback to employees; evaluating work performance; assisting input to correct deficiencies; coordinating training for department personnel; scheduling work assignments and providing input on hiring and disciplinary actions. Ensures that proper staffing levels are present each day of work by authorizing overtime to maintain proper levels. Maintains security of entire jail by ensuring adequate staff members are working and making sure all doors are secure at all times. Maintains the security and safety of inmates by observing the area to make sure that prisoners are safe and secure at all times and monitoring activities to ensure that no fights, suicides, riots, fires, or any other dangerous conditions exist. Ensures that all detention officers are properly trained by making sure that workers are effectively performing necessary tasks and adequately informing the detention staff to assure proper and efficient job performance. Verifies proper stock of supplies by monitoring levels of food and prisoner supplies such as toiletry items, clothing, sanitary supplies and office supplies. Makes sure that proper documents are turned into the Detention Manager (chain of command) by assuring that paperwork is filled out in a timely manner; verifying the accuracy of documents to ensure that the cash flow from the bond desk operations are audited correctly; preparing the money drop; reviewing the paperwork for inmates in custody and completing daily till reports. Ensures that detention officers are performing essential prisoner processing duties by searching, fingerprinting and taking pictures of inmates; giving them showers, mediation and any necessary information; completing hourly rounds and verifying inmates property for safekeeping. Approving prisoner releases by confirming that all paperwork is correct. May assist in escorting inmates from one area to another, taking physical action to prevent escapes and/or subdue combative/violent inmates with the appropriate use of force. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED. Two (2) years as Detention Officer; one (1) year preferred of supervisor experience; with preference in municipal jail. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License required; TCOLE certification, defensive tactics training, and other mandatory training as required within 1 year from date of hire. Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically. Work requires supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees or a work unit; scheduling work assignments; monitoring performance; providing input on performance evaluation; and providing input on hire and disciplinary actions. A first line supervisor typically performs these functions. Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Discussion Frequent: From 90% to 100% of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 05, 2020
Intern
Job Summary THIS POSITION IS PART TIME WORKING AN AVERAGE OF 19 HOURS PER WEEK.This position will not Transition to a Full Time position. The purpose of this position is to assist the City Manager's Office or other departments with special projects, research, program analysis, data collection, and project management as assigned. Perform in an intern capacity learning city management functions and responsibilities of senior management. Serve on community projects, boards/commissions, or committees and management related decisions. Essential Job Functions Plan and execute various projects as needed for the City Manager's Office and department directors including conducting research by a variety of means via examination of government records, use of the internet, and performing statistical analysis. Represent the City in the community (boards, committees, organizations, and public functions) or within city departments as assigned by supervisor. Prepare written correspondence to various external agencies; communicate with the public regarding complaints, concerns, and requests for information. Prepare statistical and narrative reports and correspondence based on research or on special projects needs. May be required to complete studies, analysis, presentations, surveys etc. to accomplish tasks received. May be required to coordinate and direct activities of other staff members on project related work. Provides customer service by providing information and directions as requested; completes routine office duties by answering phones, transferring calls and taking messages. Other duties or projects as assigned Minimum Qualifications Currently enrolled in an accredited university pursuing a Master's degree in Public Administration or Business Administration from an accredited university, with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. Preferance in Juniors & Seniors working towards a Public Administration Degree. THIS POSITION IS PART TIME WORKING AN AVERAGE OF 19 HOURS PER WEEK. This position will not Transition to a Full Time position, please apply if you are looking for a part-time position. Must be interested in a career in local government. Experience: Under and including one year. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Must be able to interact with all levels of employees across the organization in writing, verbally, and in social forums. Closing Date/Time: 10/2/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 02, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain City buildings and grounds in order to ensure a safe environment. This is accomplished by performing maintenance duties; supervising personnel; and completing administrative duties. Other duties include assisting with new construction projects; operating and maintaining equipment; and maintaining supplies. Essential Job Functions Performs maintenance duties by completing electrical, carpentry, plumbing, grounds, and mechanical repairs; welding broken items and fabricating new pieces; troubleshooting maintenance issues; replacing inadequate flooring; changing or repairing parts for the lighting system, doors, windows and cabinets; painting interior and exterior walls; mowing and edging lawns; maintaining flower beds; spraying various chemicals and herbicides; trimming trees; weed eating lawns; and maintaining litter receptacles. Supervises personnel by assigning work duties; observing and monitoring work tasks; providing feedback to employees; assisting employees to correct deficiencies; and providing training as needed. Completes administrative duties by answering phone calls; completing various reports and paperwork; and writing correspondences and work orders. Assists with new construction projects and special events by overseeing and assisting with the remodel of offices, restrooms, roofing, concrete, sheetrock, painting, and plumbing; installing pole and gate barricades; preparing grounds; setting up and tearing down tents; inspecting sites for hazards; installing decorations; and completing post-event clean up. Operates and maintains equipment by operating front-end loader, back hoe, dump truck, mowers, water truck, and trailer; monitoring fluid levels and tire pressure; checking belts and lights; changing and sharpening blades; and inspecting, lubricating and washing equipment. Maintains supplies by taking inventory; reviewing supply requests; allocating supplies to personnel; ordering supplies from vendors; and unloading supplies as they arrive. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency. Over two years up to and including four years. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License, or Valid Texas Class B Driver's License Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action Closing Date/Time: 10/2/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 02, 2020
Seasonal
Job Summary Prairie Lights Holiday Event 2020 Performs manual and unskilled maintenance work at the City's parks. Ability to operate lawn power equipment, mowers, weed eaters, and blowers; drive small trucks and pick-up trucks; and use shovels, rakes, and hoes. Must have a flexible work schedule. Essential Job Functions Must be able to lift and carry 50 lb. bags of fertilizer. Seed and be able to lift, push and/or pull 50 lb. and 100 lb. pieces of tractor drawn equipment. Minimum Qualifications A high school diploma or GED and a valid Texas Class C drivers license preferred. Additional Information Must be able to work flexible schedule, some nights and weekends & be willing to work outside in variable weather conditions. Closing Date/Time: 10/9/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 30, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to monitor the City's daily water operations. This is accomplished by monitoring the weather to ensure that adequate amounts of water are available during periods of adverse weather conditions and assisting with water production. Other duties include controlling water tank levels; responding to citizens' concerns; communicating with other departments; handling work orders and interacting with other City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Responds to customer calls by dispatching calls to the appropriate department; communicating with all other departments to ensure the problem is solved; interacting with the billing department when there is no receipt of payment and faxing work orders to the appropriate department. Monitors the City's water production by documenting water as it is purchased, used, and consumed; and monitoring the weather to determine whether or not wells need to be shut down due to adverse weather conditions. Completes work orders by using a computer program to create a report of work orders received; printing work orders; writing job referrals; closing out work orders and calculating the job cost. Completes work orders by using a computer program to create a report of work orders received; printing work orders; writing job referrals; closing out work orders and calculating the job cost. Provides administrative support by maintaining records on city employee vehicle usage; monitoring key and pager usage and maintaining a visitor log. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED and over one year up to and including two years of dispatch or office experience. This position requires a flexible schedule that will include working weekends & holidays. Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency. Monitors project work by ensuring a safe working environment for crews; planning for and securing needed materials and equipment; ensuring project is completed in a timely manner; inspecting work; and provided problem solutions as needed. Completes administrative duties by preparing daily work orders; preparing various reports; processing overtime and leave requests; completing accident forms; and monitoring equipment inventories. Valid Class A CDL with Tanker Endorsement /Haz Mat within 90 days of employment, Class D Water Distribution License within 6 months of employment and upgrade to a Class C Water Distribution License within next 24 months and Class I Collections within one year. Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous