City of Grand Prairie

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

The City of Grand Prairie, Texas, is centrally located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan area. With a population of 184,620, Grand Prairie is the 15th largest city in Texas and in the top 150 nationwide. The City has approximately 1,700 employees.

Named 10th Safest Major City in Texas (of 34 cities with 100,000 or more population) by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting System.

In 2015 Grand Prairie ranked among the best in the nation for the following, when analyzed by WalletHub.com, a leading personal finance outlet, against the 150 largest U.S. cities by 19 key metrics such as diversity, leisure and median annual income:

  • 1st Place: Starting a career
  • 4th Place: Monthly median starting salary
  • 5th Place: Number of entry-level jobs
  • 6th Place: Housing affordability
  • 6th Place: Workforce diversity
  • 10th Place: Best City for Families

60 job(s) at City of Grand Prairie

City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 11, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to provide quality customer service to the City's citizens and to deliver and provide safe drinking water without interruption. This is accomplished by assuring to make repairs, to take accurate measurement of water used and to act as a team player to provide world class customer service. Other duties include collecting delinquent water bills, turn off for non-pay, reading meters manually and electronically accurately 500-600 times daily; working with desk top or laptop computers entering orders throughout the day; changing out meter boxes, large meter lids and water values under high pressure as necessary; interacting with other City employees and the general public. The work hours for thisposition will be from 12:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Essential Job Functions Completes customer orders by turning the water on and off for new and old accounts.Check meters for leaks, check electronics; must be able to communicate with customers about water issues and be able to determine whether the problem is with the customer's line or the city's side. Determine electronic reading transmitter problems and if the meters are dead or working properly; read meters manually and electronically; bending over, squatting, collecting meter readings accurately 500-600 daily. The work hours for thisposition will be from 12:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Performs accounting duties by collecting money from customers; Turning water off for non-payment and overdue extensions. Maintains meters by changing the meters; replacing the registers and electronics on the meters. Also changing out the large meter lids. Performs clerical duties by using the computer to type correspondences; enter orders and data pertaining to work load throughout the day. Maintains and installs meter boxes. Also replaces water valves that are under high pressure. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED and six monthsexperience workingin an outside environmentthat demonstrates knowledge necessary to understand basic operational andtechnical plumbing processes.Candidates who have workedwithwater meters are preferred. Must possess a valid Texas Class CDriver's License. Must obtain a basic water "D" license within six (6)months. Must obtain a class "C" water distribution license within 18 months. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Oct 05, 2018
Full Time
Job Summary Under general direction, the purpose of this position is to lead and supervise the work of crews that are engaged in parks, solid waste, streets, and utility maintenance. This is accomplished by leading personnel; monitoring project work; and completing administrative duties. Other duties include maintaining equipment. Scheduled for on-call rotation in response to emergencies. 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 50 pounds on occasion. Leads and supervises the work of 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. All other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager within the 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: Minimum of a High School Diploma, G.E.D or equivalent. Two years of progressively responsible experience in similar related work to the division assigned, including experience in the operation of excavating equipment. Possession of, or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment, a Valid Texas Class A Driver's License with Tankers Endorsement. Certifications Required: For assignment to Water: Class C Water Distribution License or Class II Wastewater Collections License and the ability to obtain the other license having both licenses within six months of employment. Intermediate ability to read and understand 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. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 08, 2018
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to assist with the repairs and maintenance of water distribution, wastewater collection, and water production systems components for the City.This is accomplished by performing repairs to water lines; performing repairs to sewer lines; completing work for customer service calls; performing preventative maintenance; and completing installation of sewer and water taps.Other duties include conducting repairs to hydrants and valves; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Scheduled for on-call pager rotation in response to emergencies. Essential Job Functions Performs repairs to water lines by responding to water leaks; identifying the source of leak; isolating line segment; exposing and making repairs; flushing system; placing line back into service; operating all the required valves; ensuring job site safety at all times. Performs repairs to sewer lines by exposing the sewer line; identifying the source of the problem; avoiding the creation of damage to other utilities; conducting repairs; and ensuring a safe job site at all times. Completes work for customer service calls by responding to service call requests for water to be turned on, leaks at mains, sewer stoppages, and for service to lines; deploying with adequate equipment; and expediting the return to service of sewer or water to customers. Performs preventative maintenance by performing pull down maintenance utilizing the flush truck or mounted trailer; removing obstructions in sewer lines by derooting, cleaning, or introducing chemicals; and performing CCTV inspections to identify line problems as required. Completes installation of sewer and water taps by assisting with installation service of taps by exposing mains in asphalt, soils, or concrete; installing tap penetrating mains; isolating line as required; inspecting and testing for leaks at new connections. Conducts repairs to hydrants and valves by isolating fire hydrant lead; exposing piping and assessing damages for repair; replacing or reinstalling parts; performing inspections prior to placing hydrant in service; exposing valve; isolating line segment; identifying problem; repairing valve back to operational level; and placing valve into the open position. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED under and including one year related to conducting repairs and maintenance of water distribution lines and wastewater lines, operating various gas/hydraulic equipment/tool, and knowledge of safe work zones preferred. Class C Drivers license required. Must be able to obtain a Class A CDL with tanker endorsement within 30 days of employment as a condition of continued employment. Must posses a valid Class I Collections License within 6 months of employment and obtain Class C Distribution or Class II Collections License within 30 months of employment. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed wet/and or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions confined space risk of electrical shock and risk of vibration. Ability to work under routine and emergency situations, sometimes in severe weather. Shall carry a pager for scheduled on-call duty. Schedules and shifts shall vary based on necessities in sustaining daily 24 hour operations. Must be able to work weekends and holidays if necessary. Additional Information Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 08, 2018
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, gas operated equipment, pickup truck, hydraulic excavator, hydraulic jet cleaner trucks and trailers, vacuum cleaner/excavator, dump trucks, tracked excavators, and front-end loaders to complete construction projects. Other duties include performing repairs to water and wastewater lines;; completing work for customer service calls; performing preventative maintenance; providing traffic control; completing installation of sewer and water taps, conducting repairs to hydrants and valves; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Scheduled for on-call pager rotation in response to emergencies. Essential Job Functions Performs heavy equipment operations in order to repair water lines by excavating and restoring the water line; identifying the source of the leak; isolating line segment; exposing and making repairs; flushing system; placing line back into service; operating all the required valves; ensuring job site safety at all times. Provides traffic control by directing traffic at work site; and communicating safety rules to customers. Complete administrative duties by preparing daily work orders; processing overtime and leave requests; completing accident forms;and monitoring equipment inventories. Monitors project work by ensuring a safe working environment for crews; planning for and securing needed materials and equipment; inspecting work; and providing problem solutions as needed.Act as crew leader in their absence by observing and monitoring work tasks; providing feedback to employees; evaluating work performance; and assisting employees to correct deficiencies. Act as crew leader in their absence by observing and monitoring work tasks; providing feedback to employees; evaluating work performance; and assisting employees to correct deficiencies. Conducts repair to hydrants and valves by isolating fire hydrant lead; exposing piping and assessing damages for repair; replacing or reinstalling parts; performing inspections prior to placing hydrant in service; exposing valve; isolating line segment; identifying problem; repairing valve back to operational level; and placing valve into the open position. Completes installation of sewer and water taps by assisting with installation service of taps by exposing mains in asphalt, soils, or concrete; installing tap penetrating mains; isolating line as required; inspecting and testing for leaks at new connections. Performs preventative maintenance by performing pull down maintenance utilizing the flush truck or mounted trailer; removing obstructions in sewer lines by de-rooting, cleaning, or introducing chemicals; and performing CCTV inspections to identify line problems as required. 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. Two years related to conducting repairs and maintenance of water distribution lines and wastewater lines, operating various gas/hydraulic equipment/tool, and knowledge of safe work zones preferred. Valid Class A CDL Driver's License with a tanker endorsement within 30 days of employment, Class I Collections and/or Class D Water License within 6 months employment and obtain Class C Distribution and/or Class II Collections License within 15 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. 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. Discussion Frequent: 21% to 50% of work Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 14, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to determine eligibility and assist participants for the Section 8 Program. This is accomplished by maintaining tenants' files; issuing vouchers to eligible applicants; completing family briefing; performing rent calculations and determining eligibility. Other duties include maintaining waiting list; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Maintains tenants' files by entering information in the computer; ensuring that files are in order and complete; sending required verification; and maintaining new contracts and rent increases. Issues vouchers to eligible applicants by determining the size of the voucher based on the subsidy standards; and monitoring vouchers that are issued and expired. Completes family briefing by conducting individual or group meetings to review current family status on income, allowances, and family compositions; reviewing HUD regulations and policies pertaining to the program; explaining grounds for termination of assistance; addressing tenants on issues regarding eviction notices and court orders; and locating a suitable unit and leases it. Performs rent calculations and determines eligibility by computing annual income based on family composition, income, allowances, utility allowances, and contract rent; and calculating tenants rent based on their income to see if the qualify for rent amounts in accordance to Federal rent calculation computation. Maintains the waiting list by contacting applicants on the Section 8 waiting list; interviewing the family to determine eligibility in accordant to administrative and regulatory requirements of the Section 8 Program; reviewing waiting list monthly; verifying status and placement of families on waiting list to determine eligibility or continued interest in the program. 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 one year up to and including two years in the administration of housing and/or social service programs. 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 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 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. Discussion Very Frequent:More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 14, 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 Requires a high school diploma or GED supplemented by college credit AND two (2) years in a housing or 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 anda 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: 2/28/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 14, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Under general direction of Senior Superintendent of Parks & Recreation, plans, directs, supervises, and administers all major events in the Parks, Arts, & Recreation division. In addition to functional and technical supervision, the Special Events Manager participates in, or is responsible for, the administration of line personnel functions for special events. The position coordinates, initiates, and maintains effective relationships with assigned staff, city departments, outside vendors, and community/civic groups and is responsible for identifying, negotiating, and/or executing partnerships and sponsorships for major events in the division. Performs other related work as required. 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. Plans, directs, and supervises special event functions. Coordinates and develops programming and/or events for a venue or assigned operational unit; communicates with vendors, contractors, entertainers, and designated staff; ensures all services are provided. Develops and administers programming/event budgets and prepares post event and financial summary evaluations; monitors assigned revenue areas for performance. Supervises staff for each event; directs employees and prioritizes duties; monitors work activities as relative to each event. Completes contracts, agreements, purchase orders, and other contracts as required; manages negotiations with clients and vendors specific to each event as directed by the Parks, Arts, & Recreation Director. Coordinates sponsorship opportunities and manages deliverables on executed sponsorship agreement(s) for each event(s). Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Parks & Recreation. Experience: Three (3) years minimum experience in special event/programming/venue operations. Licenses: Valid Class C Driver's License required. Certifications Required: None. Reading: Ability to read and understand complex items such as literature, proposals, legal documents, financial documents, contracts, technical items and detailed reports. Math: Intermediate level of math dealing with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Writing: Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, council communication, and to use proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Managerial: 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. Budget Responsibility : Does research for documents, compiles data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry. Has responsibility for monitoring budget expenditures (typically non-discretionary expenditures) for a work unit of less than division size. Supervisory / Organizational Control : 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. 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 : Recommendations regarding policy development and implementation are made and/or recommended. Evaluates customer satisfaction, develops cooperative associations, and utilizes resources to continuously improve customer satisfaction. Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 13, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Come join thetwo time NRPA Gold Medal winning department Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation as a Tony ShotwellRecreation Coordinator. The purpose of this position is to coordinate and supervise recreational activities for the City of Grand Prairie.This is accomplished by supervising employees; planning and organizing activities; and completing administrative duties.Other duties include interacting with the public and outside organizations. Essential Job Functions Supervises employees by assigning work duties; observing and monitoring activities; coordinating training for employees; communicating and implementing policies and procedures; providing feedback to employees; evaluating work performance; and assisting employees to correct deficiencies. Plans and organizes activities by publicizing recreational center information and activities; creating a monthly calendar of events; scheduling activities and trips; gathering information to determine the public's needs; preparing schedules for adult league games and tournaments; coordinating efforts with officials; ensuring activity locations are available and booked; and planning activities. Completes administrative duties by registering teams for leagues and tournaments; providing a variety of brochures, calendars, letters, flyers and memos; and providing information as requested. Interacts with the public and outside organizations by attending various meetings; providing information to organizations regarding activities; holding quarterly meetings; attending board meetings and issuing certificates. Minimum Qualifications Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation, Administration orequivalent. Over one year up to and including two years in a recreation environment supervising,planning, administratingand coordinating athletic fitness events, recreation programs and leagues. CPR Certification, First Aid Certification highly preferred. Valid Texas Class CDriver's License 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 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. 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 judgement in accomplisinhg 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: 3/12/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 13, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to provide leadership, knowledge and training to the Police Department's Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit and its operations. This is accomplished by supervising CSI staff and workload distribution; providing guidance, training and assistance to CSI team members and assisting in more complicated daily or long term tasks; and performing a variety of highly skilled, technical, criminal identification tasks, both in the field and in the laboratory. Other duties include management of office supplies and equipment, scheduling shifts, responding to major crime scenes to supervise and assist in CSI duties, and other activities and tasks, as directed by Police Supervision. 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 50 pounds on occasion Supervises and monitors the daily operations of the Crime Scene Unit. Supervises personnel by distributing work load among CSI team members; coordinating and assigning special projects and additional assignments; ensuring accurate and timely completion of daily special projects and providing guidance training and assistance to CSI team members; providing recommendations on discipline and commendations. Performs a variety of complex laboratory tests, analysis, classifications and comparisons of all types of physical evidence from crime scenes, with emphasis on, and expertise in, the collection and comparison of the latent fingerprints and use of the AFIS system. Maintains a list of all office, lab, and assigned equipment. Responsible for the maintenance of all equipment and ordering of supplies and equipment replacement annually and as necessary. Acts as CSI Field Officer Coordinator for training, supplies, and assistance in the field. Develops and maintains manuals and training aides regarding evidence collection procedures. Researches forensic science field for current materials regarding new techniques in locating, collecting and preserving all types of physical evidence. Assists CSI Unit by responding to major crime scenes to assist in processing duties and coordination of the scene with other units. Assisting in more complicated daily or long term tasks being worked by team members. Testifies as an expert witness in court regarding the results of the analysis and examination of physical evidence. Performs the duties of a CSI team member as necessary by processing crime scenes, gathering and processing physical evidence, photographing and sketching crime scene, directing other personnel at the scene, communicating extensively with uniformed and investigative officers to determine nature and extent of crime, and sharing information with investigators. Assures that evidence is collected and stored legally and safely. Writes comprehensive and technically correct reports regarding the processes used, evidence. 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: Bachelor's Degree required, with emphasis preferred in Forensic Science, Criminology, or a related field. Three (3) to five (5) years of experience performing tasks as a Crime Scene Investigator. Valid Class C Driver's License required Certifications Required: None Advanced - 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. Advanced - Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Advanced - Ability 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. 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. Budget Responsibility : Has little to no budgetary responsibility. Supervisory / Organizational Control : 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 is widely varied, involving analyzing and evaluating many complex and significant variables. City-wide policies, procedures, or precedents may be developed and/or recommended. Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills : 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. Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 11, 2019
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to perform manual and unskilled maintenance work on behalf of Solid Waste and Recycling Division at the landfill and other facilities. This is accomplished by operating heavy equipment; providing assistance in the citizen's convenience area, maintaining the exterior and interior of facilities, mowing, weed-eating, and picking up litter. Other duties include but are not limited to removing debris caused from extreme weather conditions; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. This is a part-time positionwith the Keep Grand PrairieBeautiful crew workingup to 10-19 hours per week. Essential Job Functions Operating heavy equipment; shoveling and raking waste material, compost, mulch and dirt; cleaning and maintaining tools and equipment; controlling traffic; and cleaning work site. Operates heavy equipment by performing maintenance activities; using equipment such as a loader, trucks, 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; cleaning sidewalks and walkways; checking trash cans and emptying them as needed; ensuring that facilities are neat and presentable. Removes debris caused from extreme weather conditions by clearing debris such as fallen trees; cleaning inlets, curbs, and gutters of debris. Minimum Qualifications A High School diploma or GED preferred. Experience in manual and unskilled maintenance work in a landfill environment preferred. 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: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 11, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The City of Grand Prairie is looking for an innovative and progressive Licensed Civil Engineer! Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grand Prairie is the 15th largest city in Texas and in the top 150 nationwide. With a population of 190,682, Grand Prairie offers relaxation, family fun and friendly neighborhoods.Just five minutes south of DFW International Airport, the city enjoys easy access to anywhere and everywhere on Interstates 20 and 30, State Highways 161 and 360, Loop 12 and Spur 303. Grand Prairie stretches 30 miles long by 8 miles wide and covers 81 square miles. Essential Job Functions The purpose of this position is to manage engineering design for capital improvement projects. This is accomplished by designing and/or providing design input to consultants; working with consulting engineers; preparing contracts and City Council communications for awarding engineering contracts; and preparing contract documents for construction. Other duties include visiting the site during constructions; working to eliminate time and cost overruns; assisting with all citizen questions and concerns; providing suggestions on how to improve in-house design operations; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. 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 pounds on occasion. Administers project management by providing designing input; reviewing plans; organizing pre-bidders and pre-construction meetings; working with consultants on change orders; approving both consultants and contractors invoices; and preparing City Council communications. Coordinates engineering design on paving, drainage, water, and sewer by reviewing existing project conditions, ROW, and utilities; evaluating calculations for storm drainage and sanitary sewer capacities; preparing data for consultants to incorporate into designs. Conducts plan reviews of private development, approves plans, and coordinates timely response to plans with other departments. Attends development review committee meetings and provides engineering input; attends periodic meetings with potential new private development consisting of residential, retail, commercial, office and industrial projects. Facilitates plan approvals and pre-construction meetings; provides oversight for development related engineering permits. Provides citizen assistance by answering citizen questions by phone or in person; and performing occasional site visits. All other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager within your department/division. Minimum Qualifications Work requires specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field. Work requires professional level of knowledge of a discipline equivalent to that which is acquired in a Master's degree-level of study, in planning preferred. Experience : Over two years Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Certifications Required: Professional Engineer License within 12 months of employment Advanced 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. Advanced ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. 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. Budget Responsibility : Does research for documents, compiles data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry. Has responsibility for monitoring budget expenditures (typically non-discretionary expenditures) for a work unit of less than department size (programs, activities, projects or small organizational units). (Supervisors). Supervisory / Organizational Control : 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 is widely varied, involving analyzing and evaluating many complex and significant variables. City-wide policies, procedures, or precedents may be developed and/or recommended. 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. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 08, 2019
Seasonal
Job Summary Charley Taylor Seasonal Camp Counselors for Summer 2019 Supervises children and organizes structured inside and outside events. Knowledge of arts, crafts, games, and different sports, implementing recommendations by coordinating persons and/or other resources, directing activities of others, developing plans, procedures and goals, based on experience and ability to create methods for accomplishing the goals. Minimum Qualifications A High School diploma or GED and a valid Texas Class C drivers license preferred. Experience working and supervising children in a recreation or camp environments preferred. May handle cash and close 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. 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. Closing Date/Time: 8/30/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 08, 2019
Seasonal
Job Summary Dalworth Seasonal Camp Counselors for Summer 2019 Supervises children and organizes structured inside and outside events. Knowledge of arts, crafts, games, and different sports, implementing recommendations by coordinating persons and/or other resources, directing activities of others, developing plans, procedures and goals, based on experience and ability to create methods for accomplishing the goals. Minimum Qualifications A High School diploma or GED and a valid Texas Class C drivers license preferred. Experience working and supervising children in a recreation or camp environments preferred. May handle cash and close 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. 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. Closing Date/Time: 8/30/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 08, 2019
Seasonal
Job Summary Tony Shotwell Seasonal Camp Counselors for Summer 2019 Supervises children and organizes structured inside and outside events. Knowledge of arts, crafts, games, and different sports, implementing recommendations by coordinating persons and/or other resources, directing activities of others, developing plans, procedures and goals, based on experience and ability to create methods for accomplishing the goals. Minimum Qualifications A High School diploma or GED and a valid Texas Class C drivers license preferred. Experience working and supervising children in a recreation or camp environments preferred. May handle cash and close 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. 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. Closing Date/Time: 8/30/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 08, 2019
Seasonal
Job Summary Charley Taylor Camp Supervisors for Summer 2019 Determines program content and methods used in providing service, coordinates, promotes, implements and evaluates summer camp activities and events assigned. Plans and supervises a program of arts and crafts, youth sports, and other summer camp specialties. Essential Job Functions Knowledge of recreation, cultural and social needs of the community Procedures for planning, implementing, and maintaining a variety of recreation leisure time activities and programs through community participation, hazards and accepted safety precautions associated with the task, principles and techniques used in supervision and training. Standard program evaluation methods and report writing procedures. 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 Requires a High School diploma or GED and one year of recreation experience. An Associates degree or two years of college with major course work in leisure services, park administration or a related field preferred. A valid Texas Class C drivers license required. Experience working and supervising children in a recreation or camp environments preferred and cash handling a plus. Closing Date/Time: 8/30/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 08, 2019
Seasonal
Job Summary Dalworth Camp Supervisors for Summer 2019 Determines program content and methods used in providing service, coordinates, promotes, implements and evaluates summer camp activities and events assigned. Plans and supervises a program of arts and crafts, youth sports, and other summer camp specialties. Essential Job Functions Knowledge of recreation, cultural and social needs of the community Procedures for planning, implementing, and maintaining a variety of recreation leisure time activities and programs through community participation, hazards and accepted safety precautions associated with the task, principles and techniques used in supervision and training. Standard program evaluation methods and report writing procedures. 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 Requires a High School diploma or GED and one year of recreation experience. An Associates degree or two years of college with major course work in leisure services, park administration or a related field preferred. A valid Texas Class C drivers license required . Experience working and supervising children in a recreation or camp environments preferred and cash handling a plus. Closing Date/Time: 8/30/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 08, 2019
Seasonal
Job Summary Tony Shotwell Seasonal Camp Supervisors for Summer 2019 Determines program content and methods used in providing service, coordinates, promotes, implements and evaluates summer camp activities and events assigned. Plans and supervises a program of arts and crafts, youth sports, and other summer camp specialties. Essential Job Functions Knowledge of recreation, cultural and social needs of the community Procedures for planning, implementing, and maintaining a variety of recreation leisure time activities and programs through community participation, hazards and accepted safety precautions associated with the task, principles and techniques used in supervision and training. Standard program evaluation methods and report writing procedures. 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 Requires a High School diploma or GED and one year of recreation experience. An Associates degree or two years of college with major course work in leisure services, park administration or a related field preferred. A valid Texas Class C drivers license required. Experience working and supervising children in a recreation or camp environments preferred and cash handling a plus. Closing Date/Time: 8/30/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 08, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The City of Grand Prairie is looking for an innovative and progressive leader with a cutting-edge knowledge and skill to manage the debt and treasury functions of the City. This position is responsible for managing the city's investment portfolio, cash management functions and debt service program. Manages and analyzes cash forecasts and daily cash requirements. Analyzes and reports the city's debt structure and manages bond issuances. Oversight responsibility for daily cash, banking relations and administration of all special districts and corporations. View the full recruitment brochure here 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. In support of the City's AAA bond rating,this position manages, reports and assists with coordination of debt management activities, including bond sale sizing and structure, preparing offering documents, obtaining Attorney General's approval; preparing and filing annual Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosure reports, maintenance and reconciliation of all outstanding debt service issues, monitoring and verify all payments of debt service, paying agent fees, issuance closing costs; maintaining the city's debt service schedules and tables; and assist with any necessary renewals or changes to Financial Advisory, Arbitrage, SEC Disclosure and Bond Counsel agreements. Manages and supervises the investment of available city funds to optimize utilization and interest earnings potential and to ensure compliance with the Public Funds Investment Act and the city's investment policy and procedures, including diversity, liquidity, safety and yield. Oversees all maturities, purchases, coupons and other interest payments are correctly credited to the city's account and ledger. Monitors the changing economic indicators and market trends, collateral pledged to the city for appropriate deposit levels, and verifies the safekeeping accounts for accuracy. Monitors the cash flow forecast and daily cash requirement projections in order to maximize the proper use of idle funds. Supports annual budget process through the analysis and reporting of Property tax revenues.Coordinates ending audited financial data in preparation of the city's annual budget for fund balance analysis. Prepares budget recommendations for all city related debt services funds; prepares interest distribution to operating and capital funds from the pooled investments fund. Interacts frequently with various department heads including Budget, City Manager's Office and Public Works to develop the city's long-range financial forecast models, budget and capital improvement plan, and reply to various audit requests for compliance. Manages implementation of necessary renewals or changes to various contracts required to preserve city funds, i.e., depository bank, armored car and third-party safekeeping services. Develops, monitors and manages the banking relationship with the depository bank and other banking contracts.Serves as key liaison to all municipal bond parties, such as Financial Advisors, Bond Counsel, rating agencies, underwriters, and Disclosure Counsel.Serves as primary liaison to three Appraisal Districts as well as the Dallas County Tax Collector, and Delinquent Tax Collection Attorney for the reporting and collecting of property taxes. Supports the department goals through cooperation with accounting and operating functions.Supervises specific division personnel by assigning work duties; ensuring work is in compliance with city policies and state law and, performs delegated supervision on behalf of immediate supervisor and represents supervisor in his/her absence. Performs other duties as assigned. Performs oversight of special district administration for all TIRZ, PIDs, Sports Corporation and other special districts and reporting units.Communicates with City Council, Management and Boards and Commissions.Assists with reviews and prepares fiscal impacts related to proposed legislation and economic development programs. 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: Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or a related field. Masters or advanced degree is preferred. Proven knowledge of GASB, MSRB, PFIA and other governing laws or standards. Experience: Five (5) years of progressive responsibility and professional experience in Finance, Accounting or a related field. Two (2) or more years of management experience preferred. Municipal Finance experience preferred. Licenses: Valid Texas Driver's License required. Certifications Required: CPA, CGFO or CPFO or similar certification preferred. Ability to attend and attain mandatory training for Public Funds Investment Act within 12 months of appointment and maintain continuing education hours as required. Reading: Advanced ability to read and understand 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. Math: Knowledge of advanced math with ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Writing: Advanced ability 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. Managerial: Receives administrative direction: 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 responsibility for final approval of at least one departmental budget and presents the budget(s) to Senior Management. Authorized to approve budgeted expenditures up to the amount that requires the approval of Senior Management. (Division Managers). Supervisory / Organizational Control : 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. Complexity: Work is of the broadest scope dealing with highly complex concepts or issues of great importance to the city. Highly important policies, procedures or precedents may be approved, rejected or recommended to a Department Head or CMO by individuals in this classification. 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. Additional Information View the full recruitment brochure here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 07, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to prepare and analyze budgets, financial, and statistical reports and make recommendations. This is accomplished by preparing the annual budget, auditing bills and payments; submitting payments and keeping account of expenses; preparing, analyzing and reconciling expenditures and revenue data; overseeing periodic review of budgets; and performing budget modifications. Other duties include maintaining records; paying bills for department; completing indirect cost studies; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Prepares annual budget by preparing and checking mathematical details on annual budgets; gathering information from appropriate sources; and compiling annual budget for the City. Prepares and analyzes expenditures and revenue data by extracting data and analyzing expenditure and revenue reports; advising supervisory personnel of expenditures and revenue trends; preparing periodic reports of expenditures and revenue to point out relationships of estimates to actual expenditures to supplement City budget reports. Oversees periodic review of budgets by preparing comparative analysis of operating program; analyzing costs in relation to services performed during previous financial year; submitting reports to Supervisor with recommendations for budget revisions. Performs budget modifications by analyzing accounting records and personnel costs data to determine financial resources required to implement programs; and submitting recommendations for budget allocations. Completes other tasks by maintaining records on the budget that include internal and external forms and procedures; paying bills for department; maintaining all time sheets for department; and completing indirect cost studies. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Accounting, Finance or related field and (3) three years of increasingly responsible accounting experience required. A valid Texas Class C driver's license required. 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 apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables.Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability 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. 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. Oversees budget preparation of a department budget.Reviews and approves expenditures of significant budgeted funds for the department or does research and prepares recommendations for city-wide budget expenditures (Fiscal Officers, Senior Financial Analyst and Financial Analyst). 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 is widely varied, involving analyzing and evaluating many complex and significant variables. City-wide policies, procedures, or precedents may be developed and/or recommended. 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. Candidate will be required to pass pre-employment screening which includes drug screen, polygraph, psychological, and background investigation. Closing Date/Time: 2/15/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Feb 05, 2019
Seasonal
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to assist the City Attorney's Office Department with various tasks including, but not limited to: special projects, legal research, prosecution case preparation, data collection, customer service, community events, clerical help or any other duties assigned. The ideal candidate is a recent law school graduate who is waiting on bar results, or a 3L graduating in May that is able to work 30-40 hours per week, who is looking to gain valuable experience while looking for a more permanent job as a lawyer. As the City Attorney's Intern, we expect the employee to quickly learn city functions and responsibilities and performing high-level work for the City. The individual may be asked to participate in community projects, or as a part of committees and management related decisions/discussions. To be successful in this position, the ideal candidate must: • Be interested in learning about municipal law or prosecution; • Exude strong attention to detail (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.) ; and • Show creative, high-level, and out-of-the-box thinking capabilities. Essential Job Functions Perform the following tasks: Case preparation; Legal Research; Writing memos or briefs; Drafting documents; Drafting ordinances; Witness Interviewing; Fact Finding; Negotiation; Court appearances and trial prosecution (if able to obtain Bar Card) Assemble data from a variety of sources for use in the development, implementation, and evaluation of City programs to meet the needs of the City of Grand Prairie employee population. When necessary, represent the City throughout the community (committees, organizations, and public functions) or within city departments as assigned by the City Attorney's Office. Plan and execute various projects as needed for City of Grand Prairie employees Other duties or projects as assigned Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree required. Applicants should be currently enrolled as a 3L in an accredited university, pursuing a law degree or have recently graduated from law school. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Experience: Up to and including one year or more. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Closing Date/Time: 3/5/2019 5:00 PM Central