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!

40 job(s) at City of Grand Prairie

City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 18, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The City of Grand Prairie is seeking a qualified professional to fill an open Athletic Field Maintenance Supervisor (Parks Operation Supervis or) position. Candidate will need to possess knowledge, skills, and experience in all aspects of maintaining Football, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Cricket, and Rugby fields and be able to coordinate field schedules with both internal and external athletic programs. Essential Job Functions Directs the establishment, preparation, and on-going maintenance, care and upkeep of athletic fields and operations: delegates work assignment to staff. Orders and maintains records of materials, supplies and equipment needed by maintenance personnel. Directs support activities and staff at tournaments and other athletic related events. Conducts physical inspections of athletic fields to identify issues; assigns work accordingly. Investigates and provides appropriate responses to citizen inquiries, requests and complaints. Schedules clean up including regular litter removal, restroom cleaning and stocking. Must be able to recognize various problems and/or issues related to athletic field preparation and maintenance and choose appropriate corrective measures. Must be able to work with Sports Association and Athletic Coordinators Subject to on call assistance for field issues and tournament needs. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency.Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources.Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training. Over five years of supervision of work projects, overseeing staff and work crews in the operation, maintenance, and repair of various facilities. Requires a valid Texas Class C Driver's License, Pesticide Applicator's License, Landscape Irrigator 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 job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically. Prepares budget documents; and does research to justify language used in documents for a unit or division of a department. May recommend budget allocations. Does research for documents, complies data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry.(Secretary, clerks, admin. Some level of budget responsibility but only in data input.) Work requires supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees or a work unit including providing input on hiring/disciplinary actions and work objectives/effectiveness, performance evaluations, and realigning work as needed.A first line supervisor typically performs these functions. Work is governed by broad instructions, objectives and policies.Requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent analytical and evaluative judgment. Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies.Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement.Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas. Closing Date/Time: 9/20/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 18, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to manage and oversee the business, financial, and operational practices of Epic Central venues and events. Responsibilities include contract management, financial oversight and reporting, management and/or development of financial/operational systems and procedures in conjunction with City Policies, and supervision for Epic Central venues. Essential Job Functions This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent. Manages all contracts and agreements with respect to venues at Epic Central Develops/reviews budgets, both operational and capital for Epic Central venues. Serves as city liaison with third party operator(s) for operational or financial requirements. Supervises and monitors a group of employees, including assigning work, hiring and firing, disciplinary actions and evaluating performance. Serves as a liaison to city departments and committees on operational business related affairs relative to enterprise operations. Minimum Qualifications Education : Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field. Experience : Five (5) years of increasingly responsible executive experience and comprehensive background in a financial andrelated government discipline.Additional experience in private sector financial administration is desired. Licenses : Valid Class C Driver's License required. Certifications Required: Preferred GFOA or CPA . Reading : Advanced level with the ability to understand complex items such as literature, proposals, legal documents, financial documents, contracts, technical items and detailed reports. This level typically obtained at college level or above. Math : Advanced level with the ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables. This level typically obtained at college level or above. Writing : Advanced level with the ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or critiques.Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Managerial : The employee normally performs the duty assignment within broad parameters defined by general organizational requirements and accepted practices. Total end results determine effectiveness of job performance. Budget Responsibility : Has responsibility for approval of at least one division budget and presents the budget(s) to the Department Head. Is authorized to approve budgeted expenditures up to the amount that requires the approval of the Department Head. Supervisory / Organizational Control : Work requires managing and monitoring work performance by directing subordinate supervisors or administrators, including making final decisions on hiring and disciplinary actions, evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, and realigning work and staffing assignments, as needed. Complexity : Work is governed by broad instructions, objectives and policies.? Requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent analytical and evaluative judgment. Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills : Final decisions regarding policy development and implementation are made and/or recommended. Interaction with others outside the City requires exercising participative management skills that support team efforts and quality processes. Closing Date/Time: 10/8/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 17, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to enforce environmental, animal and housing codes for the City of Grand Prairie. This is accomplished by patrolling the City for animal violations, conducting inspections of properties; issuing citations and violations notices; supervising personnel; and completing administrative duties. Other duties include providing customer service to the public and other departments. Essential Job Functions Conducts inspections by patrolling the City for animal violations; investigating neglect or other complaints; responding to citizen complaints; scheduling regular inspections; touring the building or property; noting violations of code; researching to locate owners, if necessary; notifying owners of results of inspections; and re-inspecting noncompliant locations. Issues citations and violations by compiling inspection reports; preparing cases for the BAAB Board or court; executing warrants; and ensuring clean up is completed or animals are cared for. 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. Provides customer service to the public by developing and implementing community and school education programs; assisting other departments with community functions; and developing and implementing neighborhood incentives. Supervises personnel by observing and monitoring work tasks; functioning as a lead worker; and providing guidance, instruction and feedback. Performs departmental specific functions by attending animals in the animal shelter; picking up strays and dead animals; providing adoption services; conducting euthanasia services; dispatching service calls; ensuring properties are cleaned up; and ensuring repairs are made to buildings or facilities. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training. Over two years up to and including four years of experience as an animal enforcement officer or related experience. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Basic Animal Control Officer Certification, Certified Euthanasia Technician preferred. Must be able to obtain certifications within six months of hire date. 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. 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: 9/27/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 11, 2019
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to supervise recreational facilities within the City.This is accomplished by maintaining the interior facilities; overseeing the operations of the facility; developing and implementing recreational programs; and maintaining communication for the facility.Other duties include handling cash and closing the cash register; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. This is a part-time position working 10-19 hours per week. Must have a flexible schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays. Essential Job Functions Maintains the interior of facilities by removing trash from floors by sweeping and mopping; organizing office and equipment area; submitting reports for repairs or needed equipment as needed; cleaning and organizing storage area; cleaning the restroom and game room. Oversees the operations of the facility by supervising hallway; handing out equipment; directing customers to the proper location; promotes programs to patrons; performing record keeping; updating class records daily; and overseeing distribution of paperwork such as disclaimer sheets, receipts books, logs, and other documentation. Develops and implements recreational programs by overseeing gym programs; assisting in the schedule of classes; coordinating classes and rentals; teaching classes; and playing games with children. Maintains communication for the facility by communicating with customers about questions, suggestions, activities, and complaints; assisting with computerized publications; answering phones; making reservations for parties; greeting customers; reporting any suggestions and complaints to the supervisor; and interacting with public participants and school official. Handles cash and closes cash register by accepting payments; making receipts; recording money that was received; ensuring that customers were charged properly by having knowledge of all program times and prices; counting money for the day; separating petty cash; and placing money in the safe. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED preferred. An Associate's degree or two years of college with major course work in leisure services, park administration, or a related field preferred . Recreationexperience highly preferred. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License and CPR/First Aide Certification highly preferred. 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 Frequent:From 21% to 50% of work time. Additional Information This position is part-time working up to 10-19 hours per week. Must have a flexible workschedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays. Closing Date/Time: 9/25/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 10, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Two-time WINNER of the NRPA Gold MedalAward Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is looking for innovative and passionate recreation professionals for the Special Events Supervisor position. The purpose of this position is toresponsiblefor the planning, coordination, sponsorships, and operation of Prairie Lights, Grand Prairies 38 day holiday light show. This will include communication and coordination with other City departments to ensure a smooth event production. High emphasis on retaining current sponsors and securing new sponsors to help Prairie Lights remain financially viable. Support duties will include assisting Special Events Manager in planning, coordination, sponsorships, and operations of other various special events throughout the year. Essential Job Functions Responsible for event plan, venue selection, contract negotiation, event materials, invitee list management, invitation dissemination, registration, and timely reports to key staff and planning committees for all special events. Manages and oversees events by coordinating events; communicating with vendors, contractors, entertainers, and designated staff; ensuring all services are provided; coordinating activities and job duties for key event staff; setting up equipment for events; and designing venue/event layouts. Market events by conducting tours of event locations; making solicitation calls, letters and contracts; attending various meetings; and networking in the business community. Coordinate and manage the marketing and promotional efforts of special events; ensure branding is consistent with city and departmental branding strategies. Identify opportunities for sponsorships and/or business development opportunities for special events. Establishes event budget; manage and track best practices and processes for replication of high-quality and efficient special events. Supervises employees for each event on a large scale by assigning work duties; directing employees; prioritizing duties; and monitoring work activities as relative to each event. Responsible for training staff, helpers, volunteers or others as needed on departmental and/or event policy, procedures, and processes. Provides input/feedback to supervisors on staff participation and assignment(s) for each event; supervises department special event staff dedicated to Farmers Market and Lake special event programming. Performs administrative duties by taking phone calls; ordering supplies; processing payments; maintaining revenue records; and making deposits. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a two year associate's degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training. Over two years up to and including three yearsof supervising experiencepromoting, implementing & organizing special events. This position will require someevenings, weekends and some holidays. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License, Prefer Food Handler's License, TABC 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 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. Prepares budget documents; and does research to justify language used in documents for a unit or division of a department. May recommend budget allocations. Does research for documents, compiles data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry. (Secretary, clerks, admin. Some level of budget responsibility but only in data input.) Work requires supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees or a work unit including providing input on hiring/disciplinary actions and work objectives/effectiveness, performance evaluations, and realigning work as needed. A first line supervisor typically performs these functions. Work is governed by broad instructions, objectives and policies. Requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent analytical and evaluative judgment. Closing Date/Time: 9/20/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 10, 2019
Part Time
Job Summary This is a Part Time Position 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 Essential Job Functions Maintains the interior of facilities by painting walls; vacuuming and cleaning carpets; buffing and mopping floors; assembling furniture; dusting and polishing furniture; removing trash; moving furniture; and replacing interior lights. Maintains the exterior of facilities by sweeping sidewalks; using the pressure washer to clean outside walls and sidewalks; remove litter, debris, and trash; mowing lawns; replacing exterior lights; and the removal of graffiti. Maintains grounds by picking up litter; cleaning and repairing restrooms; emptying trash barrels; maintaining athletic fields; mowing grass; trimming trees; planting shrubs and flowers; and maintaining turf. Provides customer service to the public by providing information as requested; and ensuring the security of guests. Minimum Qualifications Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines.Level of knowledge equivalent to less than high school or equivalency. Experience: Under and including one year. 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. Receives immediate direction: 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. 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: 9/20/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 10, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to perform accounts payable work at an advanced accounting level for various departments citywide. Tasks may include, but not limited to, the following duties: enters accounts payable information into City financial system (Lawson) to process and track vendor payments, invoices or procurement items; maintains inventory; allocates city utility payments; assists payroll distribution, answers inquiries regarding payments; performs vendor maintenance and also maintains current employee contact information; processes Section 8 and water refund checks, 1099's; handles employee expense reports. Assists with budget administration support, documentation scanning and archiving, employees and vendors as necessary; answers and/or routes calls to appropriate finance staff; provides front desk relief and interacts with internal and external customers. Essential Job Functions This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent. This position has responsibilities that require lifting up to 10 pounds on occasion. Enters information into procurement module in financial (Lawson) system to include invoices/purchase orders for payment; responsible for vendor maintenance; makes copies of signed documents; sends documents to accounts payable; posts balance; verifies, reconciles, and corrects financial and accounting records; trains new employees on Lawson and ImageNow as necessary. Processes Section 8 and water refunds by printing and distributing checks; preparing journal vouchers; running and reconciling reports; maintaining spreadsheets; processing accurate 1099s for end of year; answering questions concerning check distribution and 1099s. Processes employee expense reports by checking all expense reports both estimated and actual for accuracy; maintains spreadsheets and ensures timely submission and reconciliation; answers questions from employees regarding concerns with expense reports. Monitors credit card use by running monthly statements; matching invoices; verifying notes for credit cards; making account adjustments; obtaining signatures; rerunning statements; making copies of statements and maintaining these statement copies for the accounting department. Completes administrative duties by assisting with budget administration support; preparing correspondence to employees and vendors; preparing a variety of reports for managers; maintaining control files and or records management functions to comply with state retention schedules and/or other incidental office records; may handle inventory control for departments; enters data into the computer; performs front desk relief as necessary by answering department calls and directing to appropriate staff. Performs departmental specific, project assignment or special duties as related to assigned department/division; creates computer parameters for various system jobs, and solves problems on complex vendor issues. All other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager within your department/division. Minimum Qualifications Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may qualify. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be: Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Experience: Four (4) years of financial, timekeeping, or accounts payable experience. Licenses: Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Certifications Required: None. Reading: Intermediate ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Math: Knowledge of intermediate math with ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Writing: Intermediate ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Managerial: 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 : No responsibility for budget functions. Supervisory / Organizational Control : Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Complexity: Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills : Discussion Frequent: From 21% to 50% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 9/27/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 10, 2019
Intern
Job Summary The City of Grand Prairie Communications Department seeks a 20-39 hour-a-week to assist the Communications Department with communication, library and tourism duties. Essential Job Functions Handle public relations, advertising, web design, social media and/or graphic arts. To work with Word, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop on a MAC or PC. Work Mon-Fri between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 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 College junior, senior or graduatestudentwho can work during the week for approximately20-39 hours per week. Preferred some college classes in Public Relations, Journalism, Photography, website and graphic design. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License and personal vehicle for which the city pays mileage when used for city business Additional Information Looking for either an Undergrad or Grad Intern. Salary is depending on which level of internshipcandidate qualifies under. Undergrad Intern Salary range: $10.75 - $13.00 hourly Grad Intern Salary range: $14.50 - $19.00 hourly Closing Date/Time: 10/8/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 09, 2019
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to supervise recreational facilities within the City.This is accomplished by maintaining the interior facilities; overseeing the operations of the facility; developing and implementing recreational programs; and maintaining communication for the facility.Other duties include handling cash and closing the cash register; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Maintains the interior of facilities by removing trash from floors by sweeping and mopping; organizing office and equipment area; submitting reports for repairs or needed equipment as needed; cleaning and organizing storage area; cleaning the restroom and game room. Oversees the operations of the facility by supervising hallway; handing out equipment; directing customers to the proper location; promotes programs to patrons; performing record keeping; updating class records daily; and overseeing distribution of paperwork such as disclaimer sheets, receipts books, logs, and other documentation. Develops and implements recreational programs by overseeing gym programs; assisting in the schedule of classes; coordinating classes and rentals; teaching classes; and playing games with children. Maintains communication for the facility by communicating with customers about questions, suggestions, activities, and complaints; assisting with computerized publications; answering phones; making reservations for parties; greeting customers; reporting any suggestions and complaints to the supervisor; and interacting with public participants and school official. Handles cash and closes cash register by accepting payments; making receipts; recording money that was received; ensuring that customers were charged properly by having knowledge of all program times and prices; counting money for the day; separating petty cash; and placing money in the safe. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED preferred. An Associate's degree or two years of college with major course work in leisure services, park administration, or a related field preferred . Recreationexperience highly preferred. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License and CPR/First Aide Certification 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 Frequent:From 21% to 50% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 9/23/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 07, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to assist with the implementation of signal timing plans and Traffic Management Center (TMC) operations. This is accomplished by evaluating existing timing plans, assisting with developing new signal timing plans, timing log updates, signal system backups, and assisting with inspections of new traffic signals. Other duties include responding to citizen requests regarding traffic issues; reviewing traffic signal plans, sign/pavement marking plans; and performing traffic studies. Work requires knowledge of Tactics signal system software. Essential Job Functions This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent. This position has responsibilities that require lifting up to 20-50 pounds on occasion, 10-19 pounds frequently, or up to 10 pounds constantly. Depending on assignment, this position will: Assist with monitoring the Traffic Management Center operations including overseeing all installations and maintenance; test all equipment for NEMA specifications; diagnose problems; and order and maintain signal inventory supplies. Receive calls and respond to citizen complaints and concerns about signal timing and traffic issues. Control, observe and evaluate traffic by developing, implementing, and adjusting traffic signal timing to improve traffic flow. Assist with the development of new signal timing plans to improve signal operations at an intersection. Assist with signal timing database management by tracking, recording, and organizing traffic signal timing changes. Interface with traffic signal technicians to maintain the traffic signal system. All other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager within your department/division. Minimum Qualifications Education: High School Diploma or GED as minimum. Additional training/coursework above high school level that leads to an appropriate certification from the International Municipal Signal Association. Experience: Minimum two (2) years of experience working in a Traffic Management Center or similar working environment where monitoring of signal operations and signal timing adjustment via signal system software is taking place. Must be familiar with Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD). Licenses : Valid Driver's License required Certifications Required: IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level 1. IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician Level 1 is required upon hire. Reading : Intermediate ability to read and understand papers, manuals, written directions, policies, etc. Typically this level is obtained in high school up to college. Math :Knowledge of basic math to perform the four basic arithmetic operations, learned in elementary up to high school. Writing : Basic 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. Managerial : Within this position, the employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results. The employee has some opportunity for discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. The assignment is usually reviewed upon completion. Budget Responsibility : None Supervisory / Organizational Control : Job has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Complexity : Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills : Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 06, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to perform the administrative role for this division in pursuit of achieving the goal of supporting City wide facilities (buildings) and the related equipment, systems and contracted services.This is accomplished by performing all necessary administrative duties required for records management, payroll processing, accounts payable, procurement products/services through contractual and inter-local agreements, City Council Communication items, budget preparation, analysis, and capital item requests.Effective and timely communication is required with internal and external customers.Contracted services includes but not limited to: janitorial, glass repair and install, various fire safety alarms & inspections, pest control, elevator inspections, electric, security, generator preventative maintenance, locksmith, appliance preventative maintenance and repairs.Duties may also include oversight of clerical support; analyze various software applications for work order service request system for cueing tasks. Essential Job Functions Performs administrative duties that are directly or closely related to the general day-to-day operations of the City such as;evaluate & monitor budget and expenditures;prepare amendments to division's operations and capital improvement project (CIP) budgets; research, compile, prepare, maintain and provide recommendations, reports/documents pertinent to various projects, City policies and division safety policies. Perform effective communication (written and verbal) skills. Will apply the proper use of discretion, critical thinking and sound judgment as required by identifying appropriate courses of action and making assertive decisions on behalf of the division as a primary contact person/liaison for internal and external customers.Responsibilities include answering telephone calls for the Division Manager; and planning, organizing and coordinating special programs and daily assignments as appropriate. Centralize, develop, retain and maintain a department repository system for documentation, reference and history records of all City facilities and related equipment/systems.This system may be in conjunction with a work order service request application. Coordinates personnel scheduling and work assignments in a supporting role to the Facilities ServicesManager,TradesSupervisor andTrades Foremen; may provide input and/or conduct performance evaluations, and assist with disciplinary recommendations/actions; and, prepare/provide significant input/ recommendations to theFacilities ServicesManager, TradesSupervisor and Trades Foremen regarding hiring/firing determinations. Manage contracted services/products for use by Citywide departments.This includes monitoring the effective service/product performed by the contracted vendor, and, timely renewals of all contracts. Active and ongoing communication with all City departments is critical in supporting the customers' objectives and goals.Coordinate, notify and recommend scheduled, annual preventative maintenance appointments with all department staff (notification of service scheduled and recommend prior prep work for each area to be serviced).This includes other supporting/internal departments like Technology Services, Fleet Services, Human Resource, Budget and Purchasing, etc. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a two year associate's degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school.Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training. Knowledgeable in MS Office (Access, Excel, Word, Power Point). Over two years as Office Manager or in Construction Project Management, General Contractor Experience. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents.Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. 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 (Excel). 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 within deadline timeframes. There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. Performance is reviewed periodically. Does research for documents, compiles data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry.Has responsibility for preparing, monitoring and analyzing budget expenditures (typically non-discretionary expenditures) for a work unit of less than department size (programs, activities, projects or small organizational units). (Supervisors). Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees. Decisions regarding establishment of policies may be made. Contact may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations. Additional Information Closing Date/Time: 9/20/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 06, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to operate heavy equipment for a variety of construction and maintenance operations within the City. This is accomplished by using equipment such as: backhoes, rollers, graders, and front-end loaders to complete construction projects; monitoring landfill gases; recovering refrigerant; and assisting with landfill operations. Other duties include performing preventative maintenance; providing traffic control; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Performs heavy equipment operation in order to maintain landfill by using equipment to push trash; maintaining the appropriate grade and compaction levels; hauling dirt; loading truck with excavator; driving truck to work site; combining trash and dirt in order to grade; and managing site. Excavating loads of metal for recycling; moving wood chips, recycled dirt, and concrete; maintaining stock piles; pushing brush, wood, concrete, and dirt with bull dozer. Provides traffic control by directing traffic at work site; and communicating safety rules to customers. Performs preventative maintenance by greasing equipment; cleaning filters; checking all fluids; inspecting undercarriage; tracking inspections; and cleaning tracks. Assists with landfill operations by screening waste that may be hazardous and providing facility maintenance. Minimum Qualifications High School diploma or GED with six months/one year of advanced study or training. Over two years of heavy equipment experience. Experience working in a Landfill preferred Valid Class B CDL Driver's License or must be able to obtain within six months of employment. EPA Certification for Refrigerants. 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 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 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 03, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The Detention Officer position is responsible for the care and control/security of the jail facility and its inmates. Essential Functions include performing all administrative, clerical and manual duties associated with the detention of prisoners. Applicants should be aware that detention officers routinely come into contact with resisting, uncooperative prisoners and there is a possibility of being physically assaulted. All detention officers must attend defensive tactics training which is physically demanding. Application Process: Step 1: The following pre- employment questionnaire must be completed in order for your application to be reviewed. Click hereto download the questionnaire . Step 2: After completing the questionnaire, please apply for the job and while completing your application, you will have the ability to attach your questionnaire to your application. If you experience difficulty attaching to your application, you can email itto: kswanson@gptx.org Benefits of working for theCity of Grand Prairie Detention Department : Great Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 2 to 1 match into Texas Municipal Retirement System Paid time off Stable work environment Tuition Reimbursement Essential Job Functions Candidate must be able to visually and through the use of remote video surveillance equipment. Monitor prisoner status and behavior. Ability to escort prisoners from one area to another. Take physical action to prevent escapes and/or assaults and subdue combative/violent prisoners is required. Ability to properly process prisoners using established book-in/release procedures is necessary. The ability to read, comprehend and write in English is a must. Candidate must be able to fingerprint, photograph, handcuff and physically search prisoners. Ability to accurately count money and inventory property is important. Candidate must be able to read, interpret and apply laws, regulations and departmental policies and procedures. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma/GED, plus one year experience working with the public is required. Or have successfully completed an internship program with the GPPD jail. EMT/paramedic experience HIGHLY preferred but not required. Must have a valid Texas class C driver's license. Typing (25 wpm) and computer skills are required. 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 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 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. 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 Very Frequent:More than 51% of work time. Additional Information This position requires access to Criminal Justice Information & due to CJIS/FBI policy, applicants applying for this position must be US Citizens. Must be able to obtain state certification as a Detention Officer and an Intoxilyzer Operator within the first year of employment. Detailed Criminal Background Processing, Psychological Examination, Polygraph Examination, Drug/Alcohol Testing, and Pre-employment Physical. Candidate must possess the ability to lift or exert forces up to 100 lbs and push/pull up to 50 lbs. A general capacity to perform tasks required of detention officers. Such tasks shall be capable of being performed with reasonable accommodation, if necessary, that does not impose a business hardship and without presenting a direct threat to the safety of the applicant or others. Ability to establish, complete, and maintain prisoner's paperwork arrest report, medical history, narrative report, etc. utilizing knowledge of the various laws and departmental policies and procedures is required. May work irregular hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Candidate will be required to pass pre-employment screening which includes drug screen, polygraph, psychological, and background investigation. **Candidates who do not meet these requirements or qualifications should refrain from applying for this position** Closing Date/Time: 9/20/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 30, 2019
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to supervise recreational facilities within the City.This is accomplished by maintaining the interior facilities; overseeing the operations of the facility; developing and implementing recreational programs; and maintaining communication for the facility.Other duties include handling cash and closing the cash register; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. This position is working up to 10-19 hours per week. Candidate must have a flexible schedule to work nights, weekends and some holidays. Essential Job Functions Maintains the interior of facilities by removing trash from floors by sweeping and mopping; organizing office and equipment area; submitting reports for repairs or needed equipment as needed; cleaning and organizing storage area; cleaning the restroom and game room. Oversees the operations of the facility by supervising hallway; handing out equipment; directing customers to the proper location; promotes programs to patrons; performing record keeping; updating class records daily; and overseeing distribution of paperwork such as disclaimer sheets, receipts books, logs, and other documentation. Develops and implements recreational programs by overseeing gym programs; assisting in the schedule of classes; coordinating classes and rentals; teaching classes; and playing games with children. Maintains communication for the facility by communicating with customers about questions, suggestions, activities, and complaints; assisting with computerized publications; answering phones; making reservations for parties; greeting customers; reporting any suggestions and complaints to the supervisor; and interacting with public participants and school official. Handles cash and closes cash register by accepting payments; making receipts; recording money that was received; ensuring that customers were charged properly by having knowledge of all program times and prices; counting money for the day; separating petty cash; and placing money in the safe. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED preferred. An Associate's degree or two years of college with major course work in leisure services, park administration, or a related field preferred . Recreationexperience highly preferred. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License and CPR/First Aide Certification 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 Frequent:From 21% to 50% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 9/20/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 17, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The Grand Prairie City Attorneys' office is looking for an innovative and passionate municipal lawyer to be a part of its world-class team! This entry-level position assists in providing a variety of legal services for the City of Grand Prairie, its departments and employees. In addition to legal services, this position also includes risk management responsibilities related to outside claims and city property. Applications received on or before August30, 2019 will be considered for the initial interview process. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis as needed until the position is filled. Essential Job Functions This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent. This position has responsibilities that require lifting up to 10 pounds on occasion. Prepares or reviews City contracts, agenda items, and Public Information Act documents. Prepares text for new ordinances or amendments to current ordinances upon request of City departments. Researches, analyzes, and prepares legal opinions and training bulletins on civil law, department policy, case law, and legislative updates as necessitated by law or as requested by the City Attorney. Represents, or supervises outside council, for the City in some litigation. Administers risk management programs by providing loss information to management and employees; gathering necessary information for reports; communicating with claimants, witnesses and others regarding the specific claims; maintaining records, communicating with departments and/or employees regarding problems or suggestions for improvement; and monitoring loss information for the purpose of compiling reports; supervising the recovery of subrogation claims. Assists departments with the statistical analysis of losses with an emphasis on tracking similar losses and patterns of loss. Conducting investigations of specific incidents; communicating the status of litigation with department heads and employees as required; and maintaining records. Interacts with other City employees and citizens by answering questions; and providing information as requested. Maintains current information on all pertinent federal, state and municipal laws and case rulings; monitors and advises on legislation that could impact the operations of the City. This role will be required to also assist in other aspects of municipal law; the City's legal department is small, so versatility, flexibility, and adaptability is essential. Performs other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager within department/division. Minimum Qualifications Education : Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school Experience: Entry Level: 0- 3 years experience in municipal law and preference for specialization in one of the following: municipal contracts/procurement, municipal land use, municipal economic development, municipal labor/employment. Licenses : Valid Class C Driver's License required; Licensed with the State Bar of Texas Certifications Required: None Reading : Ability to read and understand advanced literature, books, reviews, legal or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Math : Knowledge of intermediate math 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. Writing : Ability to write at an advanced level to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or critiques. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Communicating information and ideas effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience, including via specific legal communications, such as pleadings, briefs, memoranda, and non-standard correspondence. Managerial : Within this job, the employee normally performs the duty assignment within broad parameters defined by general organizational requirements and accepted practices. Total end results determine effectiveness of job performance. Budget Responsibility : Has little to no budgetary responsibility. Supervisory / Organizational Control : Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees. Complexity : Work is governed by broad instructions, objectives and policies. Requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent analytical and evaluative judgment. Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills : Decisions regarding establishment of policies may be made. Contact may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations. Persuasion : Convincing others to approach things differently. Negotiation : Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. Functional Supervision : Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work. Active Listening : Listening to what others are saying and asking questions as appropriate. Coordination : Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. Critical Thinking : Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. Judgment & Decision Making : Weighing the relative costs / benefits of a potential action. Active Learning : Working with new material or information to grasp its implications. Complex Problem Solving : Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Social Perceptiveness : Being aware of the reactions of others and understanding why they react the way they do. Synthesis and Reorganization : Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks. Oral Comprehension : Listening to and understanding information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Oral Expression : Communicating information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. Writing Comprehension : Reading and understanding written information and ideas. Inductive Reasoning : Combining separate pieces of information or specific answers to problems to form general rules or conclusions. This includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together. Deductive Reasoning : Applying general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. This involves deciding if an answer makes sense or provides a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together. Fluency of Ideas : Developing a number of ideas about a given topic. This concerns the number of ideas produced and not the quality, correctness, or creativity of the ideas. Originality : Developing unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or developing creative ways to solve a problem. Problem Sensitivity : Telling when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. Speech Recognition : Identifying and understanding the speech of another person Closing Date/Time: 9/27/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 12, 2019
Part Time
Job Summary This position is for the Waggin Wagon Off-siteintern. Looking for a college student to work 19 hours per week -working every Saturday and Sunday is required (off-site events are scheduled on those days). Other hours will be scheduled throughout the week Tuesday through Friday. Essential Job Functions Design marketing materials for Animal Services including brochures, fliers, posters, direct mail publications, social media updates, newsletters, signage and website updates in coordination with the City's Marketing Department to create or coordinate a marketing campaign for adoption events. Attend weekly events with the Prairie Paws Waggin' Wagon. Events: May plan and implement event details for campaigns, adoption events, public outreach for donations or education, etc. May involve scheduling locations for events, coordinating volunteers, creating materials, coordinating with staff, preparing animals and pictures, making reservations, preparing invitations as well as thank you cards, and all arrangements to ensure a smooth, productive, purposeful, error free event. Perform departmental specific functions by attending to the animals in the shelter and on the Adoption Waggin' Wagon. Cleaning and disinfecting kennels and cages, litter boxes, feeding utensils, etc. Launder animal bedding and towels, sweeping and mopping floors, removing trash and any animal waste as needed. Assists with public with adoptions and performs adoption procedures; i.e.: helping and talking with adopters to complete paperwork; recording animal and adopter information in computer system, etc. Preparing reports, handling money, filing, and typing various correspondences as requested and approved by management at Prairie Paws Adoption Center Minimum Qualifications Must have High School Diploma or GED and currently enrolled in an accredited university. Preferred fields of study are communications, marketing, advertising, public relations, event planningor animal science. Waggin Wagon Essential Duties: Help with Waggin Wagon mobile adoption trailer EVERY Saturday and Sunday. Week days may be required as needed. Manage the Waggin Wagon Adoption Trailer appearances on our website. Provide humane treatment to all animals. Assist with other off-site events, as needed. Ensures adoption area and Waggin Wagon adoption trailer are cleaned and maintained at all times. Maintains and updates supplies for Waggin Wagon. This job will require working indoors and outdoors. This job may require working in the heat, cold, or rain. This job will require cleaning up after animals. Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for standing for prolonged periods of time; ability to lift 50 pounds (heavy, moderate or light lifting) or more and ability to walk for prolonged periods of time. Other duties as assigned Closing Date/Time: 9/20/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 09, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to perform general maintenance of water production systems and related components.This is accomplished by ensuring site security; performing system maintenance; providing pump maintenance; ensuring water quality.Other duties include operating wells; providing storage tank maintenance; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Scheduled for on-call pager rotation in response to emergencies . Essential Job Functions Performs system maintenance by performing valve maintenance. Monitoring flashing fire hydrants. Sampling water; working in conjunction with Environmental Service for water quality System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) maintenance. Provides pump maintenance by replacing bearings and seal. Checking power in the radio and verifying SCADA radio, transmitter, and receptor are in working order to receive communications. Minimum Qualifications Over one year up to and including two years related to maintenance and repairs of water storage tanks, lift stations, operation of ground wells, water quality, and chemical injection stations preferred. 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
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 07, 2019
Seasonal
Job Summary Prairie Lights Holiday Event 2019 The purpose of this position is to provide clerical support to the department and provide customer service to the public.This is accomplished by completing clerical duties; completing routine office duties; and assisting customers.Other duties include completed special duties as assigned. Must work 7 day PM schedule that includes Thanksgiving night, Christmas Eve and Christmas nights, and New Year's Eve and New Year's nights. Essential Job Functions Completes clerical duties by maintaining records; entering data into the computer; ensuring forms and documents are completed and accurate; completing further research as needed; processing various forms and documents; collecting and posting payments; preparing various reports; and maintaining accounts payable files. Completes routine office duties by answering phones; transferring calls and taking messages; processing mail; filing files and papers; typing various correspondences; and maintaining office supplies. Provides customer service by providing information and directions as requested; receiving payments; and assisting customers over the counter. Completes special duties as assigned by monitoring leave requests; monitoring guest activities; assisting with special events; preparing cases to be filed; processing payroll; supervising reservations; and assisting in the court room as needed. Provides supervisory support by acting as a lead worker; assisting other personnel with questions; assigning work duties; and ensuring work duties are completed accurately. 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 one year up to and including two years. Cash handling experience required. Must work 7 day PM schedule that includes Thanksgiving night, Christmas Eve and Christmas nights, and New Year's Eve and New Year's nights. 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. 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 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 Very Frequent:More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 12/30/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 07, 2019
Seasonal
Job Summary Prairie Lights Holiday Event 2019 The purpose of this position is to assist in the daily operations of the annual Prairie Lights holiday event. This is accomplished by serving as either a gate attendant, maintenance attendant, tent attendant or parking attendant. Duties include interacting with City employees and the general public. Must work 7 day PM schedule that includes Thanksgiving night, Christmas Eve and Christmas nights, and New Year's Eve and New Year's nights. Essential Job Functions Provides customer service by having frequent interaction with citizens and park patrons; answering questions; and providing directions. Gate Attendant: Collects entrance fees by informing customers of park rules; charging customers the proper entrance or activity fee; ensuring that proper receipt and forms are given to the customer and maintaining accurate records of transactions. Maintenance Attendant: Maintains the interior of facilities by painting walls; vacuuming and cleaning carpets; buffing and mopping floors; assembling and movingfurniture; dusting and polishing furniture; removing trash; and replacing interior lights. Maintains the exterior of facilities by sweeping sidewalks; using the pressure washer to clean outside walls and sidewalks; remove litter, debris, and trash;replacing exterior lights; and the removal of graffiti. Tent Attendant: Charge and collect proper entrancefees for special events andshows; informing customers of park rules; ensuring that proper receipt and forms are given to the customer and maintaining accurate records of transactions. Provides security by monitoring and observing activities for the safety and security of citizens and patrons. Parking Attendant: Control traffic congestion and help navigate customers through the park and find parking spaces. Minimum Qualifications Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines. Level of knowledge equivalent to less than high school or equivalency. Must be able to work holiday event from November thru January. Evening hours that require weekends, some holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & day and New Years Eve and day. Must be able to work outside in all types of weather including rain and snow. No experience required. 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 Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 12/30/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 07, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is allow opportunities to learn a trade by working in an apprentice role to assist in safely maintaining city facilities. This may be accomplished by assisting performing routine and corrective maintenance on the buildings and security systems. Other duties may include assisting other divisions as needed; and interacting with other city employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Under the direction of a designated subject matter expert, the apprentice will assist in maintaining the facilities by safely electrical, carpentry, plumbing, grounds, and mechanical repairs troubleshooting maintenance issues; painting interior and exterior walls, texturing and drywall repairs, ceilings and fixtures, doors and closures, windows and cabinets, locksmithing, HVAC, plumbing . Under the direction of a designated subject matter expert, the apprentice will assist with construction projects: remodel of offices, restrooms, roofing, and concrete, sheetrock, painting, and plumbing; installing pole and gate barricades; inspecting sites for hazards; installing decorations. Under the direction of a designated subject matter expert, the apprentice will assist in maintaining the facilities systems including, but not limited to large generator maintenance, , repairing and replacing interior and exterior lights and parts of lighting system. 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. Under the direction of a designated subject matter expert, the apprentice will assist with operating and maintaining facilities and support equipment, including but not limited to lifts, pressure washers, and powered tools. Under the direction of a designated subject matter expert, the apprentice will assist with creating and updating reports and documents services performed. Under the direction of a designated subject matter expert, the apprentice will assist with maintaining supplies by taking inventory; reviewing supply requests; may be ordering supplies from vendors; and unloading supplies as they arrive. Under the direction of a designated subject matter expert, the apprentice will assist with providing customer service to the public and employees by providing information as requested; and ensuring the safety and security of employees and 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. 1 year of general labor or trades experience. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Closing Date/Time: Continuous