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!

 

27 job(s) at City of Grand Prairie

City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jul 10, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of the School Crossing Guard is to provide assistance to children crossing streets, walking to and from school. Duties include holding a sign and blowing a whistle to control traffic and escorting elementary school children safely across various streets and intersections. Duties will require working outdoors under a variety of weather conditions. Schedule and assignment locations may vary and will work split shifts. Employees would only be working a maximum of 3 hours daily. Schedules will occasionally vary to accommodate early dismissal days and school holidays. The duty hours are one and one half hours (1 hour 30 minutes) for each shift, morning and afternoon. The Guard must remain on their post for the full shift to receive payment for a shift worked. General supervision is provided by a Lead School Crossing Guard. Essential Job Functions Assists elementary school children in crossing the street at designated intersections in a safe and orderly manner. The school crossing guard must position themself in a highly visible and safe location. Stand on the side of the street where the children approach if possible. Lawn chairs are permitted during periods when the peak flow of pedestrian traffic has slowed. However, the Guard must remain in a position where they are easily observed by pedestrians seeking to cross the street and, where they are able to observe anyone approaching the crosswalk. Crossing Guards may, during extremely inclement weather, use their vehicle for shelter if absolutely necessary. Places traffic cones in the street before school begins and removes at end of school as needed. The school crossing guard is frequently required to recognize gaps in traffic and step safely into and out of traffic. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hold stop sign above head until children are across the intersection. The school crossing guard is frequently required to use hands and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to blow whistle to alert traffic to presence of children. While performing the duties of this position, the school crossing guard is regularly required to stand, walk quickly, hear, speak clearly, occasionally speak/hear over the sound of traffic and work in inclement weather. The school crossing guard is required to work outside with exposure to the elements, fumes and/or outdoor particles. The school crossing guard must be able to get to and from designated assignments. If driving a motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license and insurance as required by law. Notifies police headquarters of real or potential hazards and pedestrian accidents in the vicinity. Assignment location may vary. Regular and punctual attendance. Minimum Qualifications Requirements: Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older Must have access to reliable transportation Must have the ability to communicate in English Must have a valid Texas Class C driver's license or Identification Card and valid automobile insurance. Applicant must pass a drug test, criminal history background check and social security number verification check. Additional Information This position could be is a back-up School Crossing Guard position. Employee must be able to work a maximum of 3 hours daily. Must be able to walk and stand for 1 ½ hours in the morning and 1 ½ hours in the afternoon. Schedules will occasionally vary to accommodate early dismissal days and school holidays. Closing Date/Time: 8/31/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jul 10, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of the Backup School Crossing Guard is to provide assistance to children crossing streets, walking to and from school when the regular School Crossing Guard can not attend the post. Duties include holding a sign and blowing a whistle to control traffic and escorting elementary school children safely across various streets and intersections. Duties will require working outdoors under a variety of weather conditions. Schedule and assignment locations may vary and will work split shifts. Employees would only be working a maximum of 3 hours daily. Schedules will occasionally vary to accommodate early dismissal days and school holidays. The duty hours are one and one half hours (1 hour 30 minutes) for each shift, morning and afternoon. The Guard must remain on their post for the full shift to receive payment for a shift worked. General supervision is provided by a Lead School Crossing Guard. Essential Job Functions Assists elementary school children in crossing the street at designated intersections in a safe and orderly manner. The school crossing guard must position themself in a highly visible and safe location. Stand on the side of the street where the children approach if possible. Lawn chairs are permitted during periods when the peak flow of pedestrian traffic has slowed. However, the Guard must remain in a position where they are easily observed by pedestrians seeking to cross the street and, where they are able to observe anyone approaching the cross walk. Crossing Guards may, during extremely inclement weather, use their vehicle for shelter if absolutely necessary. Places traffic cones in the street before school begins and removes at end of school as needed. The school crossing guard is frequently required to recognize gaps in traffic and step safely into and out of traffic. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hold stop sign above head until children are across the intersection. The school crossing guard is frequently required to use hands and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to blow whistle to alert traffic to presence of children. While performing the duties of this position, the school crossing guard is regularly required to stand, walk quickly, hear, speak clearly, occasionally speak/hear over the sound of traffic and work in inclement weather. The school crossing guard is required to work outside with exposure to the elements, fumes and/or outdoor particles. The school crossing guard must be able to get to and from designated assignments. If driving a motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license and insurance as required by law. Notifies police headquarters of real or potential hazards and pedestrian accidents in the vicinity. Assignment location may vary. Regular and punctual attendance. Minimum Qualifications Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. This is a Backup School Crossing position. This position works on an on-call basis. Must have access to reliable transportation. Must have the ability to communicate in English Must have a valid Texas Class C driver's license or Identification Card and valid automobile insurance. Applicant must pass a drug test, criminal history background check and social security number verification check. Closing Date/Time: 8/31/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jul 08, 2020
Seasonal
Job Summary Performs manual and unskilled maintenance work at the City's parks. Ability to operate lawn power equipment, mowers, weed eaters, and blowers; drive small trucks and pick-up trucks; and use shovels, rakes, and hoes. Essential Job Functions Must be able to lift and carry 50 lb. bags of fertilizer. Seed and be able to lift, push and/or pull 50 lb. and 100 lb. pieces of tractor drawn equipment. Minimum Qualifications A high school diploma or GED and a valid Texas Class C drivers license preferred. Additional Information Must be able to work flexible schedule, some nights and weekends & be willing to work outside in variable weather conditions. Closing Date/Time: 8/28/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jul 03, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary This position will support the Police Department fleet by maintaining aftermarket equipment, coordinating the placement of new vehicles in service, and serve as the liaison with Fleet Services and IT, for fleet-related matters. Essential Job Functions Maintains, troubleshoots, and provides end-user guidance on the use of police vehicle equipment, including: lights and sirens, cameras, computer docks, and other aftermarket equipment. Serves as liaison with Fleet Services regarding vehicle maintenance, recalls, damage repair, and placing new vehicles in service. Inspects damaged vehicles for aftermarket equipment needing replacement. Assists with ordering and coordinates installation of replacement equipment. May perform minor aftermarket equipment installation labor. Serves as liaison with IT Department for vehicle equipment issues requiring their support. Load all new vehicles with necessary aftermarket equipment to be sent to installation vendor. Inspects all new vehicles prior to placement in service. Maintains spare aftermarket equipment inventory and spare vehicle key inventory. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED Minimum one to two years of experience in automobile computer experience or related. Valid Texas Class C driver's license required. Must be able to pass drug screen, polygraph, psychological and background investigation. Ability to read and understand papers, articles, business memos, journals, manuals, written directions, policies, etc. Typically, this level is obtained in high school up to college. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement; typically this level is obtained in high school up to college. 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: 7/17/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jul 01, 2020
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
Jul 01, 2020
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
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to enforce codes for the City of Grand Prairie. This is accomplished by patrolling the City for 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 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 non compliant 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. 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. BILINGUAL preferred. Over two years up to and including four years. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License & be able to obtain a Code Enforcement Officer 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. 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. Additional Information Candidate will be required to pass pre-employment screening which includes drug screen, polygraph, psychological, and background investigation. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Seasonal
Job Summary Performs manual and unskilled maintenance work at the City's parks. Ability to operate lawn power equipment, mowers, weed eaters, and blowers; drive small trucks and pick-up trucks; and use shovels, rakes, and hoes. Essential Job Functions Must be able to lift and carry 50 lb. bags of fertilizer. Seed and be able to lift, push and/or pull 50 lb. and 100 lb. pieces of tractor drawn equipment. Minimum Qualifications A high school diploma or GED and a valid Texas Class C drivers license preferred. Additional Information Must be able to work flexible schedule, some nights and weekends & be willing to work outside in variable weather conditions. Closing Date/Time: 8/31/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary Exam Date: August 15, 2020 The Grand Prairie Police Department is continually seeking diverse, highly motivated, community-oriented officers with integrity, who are willing to face a variety of challenges and responsibilities. We are committed to working in partnership with the residents of our growing community to provide a safe, secure environment to enhance the quality of life for the 187,500 Grand Prairie residents. A career with the Grand Prairie Police Department offers a variety of assignments with opportunity for advancement. Grand Prairie Police have specialized units in Lake Patrol, School Resource Officers, Motorcycle Squad, Tactical Teams, SWAT, Detectives, Traffic Enforcement, Community Service, Training and many others. Our officers are proud members of a progressive Police Department. *****PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE THE EXAM WITHOUT SUBMITTING YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE BY THE DEADLINE (JULY 31, 2020)*** Minimum Qualifications U.S. Citizen 21 - 44 years of age, a person 45 years of age or older are not eligible for a beginning position as a police officer. Applicants must have at least a Bachelor's degree with at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) from a college or university accredited by the United States Department of Education or Council for Higher Education by the time of their hire date with the Police Department, OR Be eligible for certification from TCOLE (Texas Com­mission on Law Enforcement) and By the time of hire as a Police Officer, possess at least thirty (30) college semester hours AND two (2) years of any of the following: experience as a regular full-time peace officer with arrest powers for a law enforcement agency; or active duty military experience in accordance with the definition of Military Service Credit listed in Section 2.1 (e); or experience in a Grand Prairie Police Department non-civil service position; or any combination of experience totaling at least two (2) years from items 1, 2, and 3 above. Mili­tary po­lice expe­ri­ence does not count as regular full-time peace officer experience. Lateral Requirements The Police Lateral Entry Program is authorized as a form of seniority pay as authorized by an ordinance through the City Council and designed to attract additional qualified applicants who would not require the training time involved with an applicant who lacks previous experience. This additional recruiting tool shall involve compensating lateral entry officers for their experience based on the number of years of their prior experience.The Police Lateral program in effect at the time of hire shall be followed for placement in the pay plan. Eligibility for Lateral Entry To be eligible for lateral pay, a lateral entry applicant shall have at least two (2) years continuous service as a paid, full-time certified peace officer in a law enforcement agency, including out-of-state agencies, as approved by the Chief of Police. The lateral applicant shall have been in a position where they had the authority to enforce laws, investigate crimes, make arrests, respond to calls for service, carry a firearm, and use discretion as part of their assigned duties. A lateral entry applicant shall not have more than a three (3) year break in service from the time they left the former law enforcement agency and the time they made application with the Grand Prairie Police Department. (click on link for more details) www.grandprairiepolice.org/jobs/qualifications.htm All applicants must provide the following documentation no later than the deadline of application: Birth Certificate (original or certified copy) Form DD-214 - Applicants with military service will have 5 points added to their passing raw test score provided they submit a DD-214 reflecting an honorable discharge. Applicants have 10 days after the Civil Service Exam to complete the background packet Personal History Statement. Please click link for PHS. (Personal History Statement ) Closing Date/Time: 7/31/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to operate various types of equipment in order to maintain the City's sidewalks and streets. An equipment operator in streets may work in any one of these key areas: Asphalt Crew, Drainage Crew or with the Concrete Crew based on experience and ability. This position will be working in the Concrete Crew . This is accomplished by operating various equipment; maintaining streets and sidewalks throughout the City; laying drainage pipes; cleaning storm drains and drainage channels; performing code work; installing new guardrails; and completing roadwork for new construction. Other duties include performing preventative maintenance on equipment; and interacting with other City employees and citizens Essential Job Functions Loads materials by running equipment such as: backhoe, rubber tire loaders, concrete breaker, concrete saw and dump trucks. Maintains streets and sidewalks throughout the City by sawing, breaking, digging, and setting forms; pouring and finishing concrete work; cutting and tying steel, etc. Completes roadwork for new construction by assisting in setting grade elevations; compacting sub base; water sub base; shoveling and picking to assist in making grades. Performs preventative maintenance by inspecting and performing required maintenance and repairs of all equipment used Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required to be considered. 1 year of experience required to be considered. Experience may be direct experience in Concrete OR related experience which may include work typically outdoors including use of tools and/or machinery, construction work, warehouse work using forklifts or other similar type experience. Valid Class A CDL Driver's License preferred or ability to obtain within 180 days. Ability to read basic papers, instructions, directions etc. Ability to deal with numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Additional Information Work may include any day of the week, after hours or on weekends as needed to complete work or to assist in special projects. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain the interior and exterior of City facilities and grounds. This is accomplished by performing routine maintenance on the interior and exterior of buildings; and maintaining grounds. Other duties include assisting other divisions as needed; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions 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 High school diploma or GED. Under and including one year experience in maintenance. 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. 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
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to research information, prepare public meeting documents, assist and educate citizens and businesses regarding zoning and development, as well as, provide technical support for the Planning and Development department. This is accomplished by assisting with development review activities, preparing and reviewing maps, graphics, exhibits, and briefing materials, and preparing exhibits for presentations. Other duties may include assisting with special projects, and assisting developers, consultants, and the public with questions regarding ordinances, procedures, and regulations. This position does not provide direction to other employees. Essential Job Functions Create and maintain development case files including review of initial application for accuracy and completeness. Create case files according to department specifications for Development Review Committee agenda. Track cases through DRC, Planning and Zoning Commission, and City Council process, including follow up work assuring the zoning map is updated, Specific Use Permits are logged and tracked, and plats are filed. Compile DRC comments from various city departments and distribute to applicants. Create, resize, format, and otherwise ensure supporting documents are consistently prepared for Planning Commission and City Council agendas. Create property owner notification lists, including HOA "Head's Up" notifications and coordinate mailings and postings in the newspaper for zoning cases. Assign addresses based on City grid system and maintain street address database. Assist with research, data collection, and field surveys. Assist Code Enforcement Division with zoning enforcement. Review house plans, signage plans, administrative site plans, special event permits, and other routine permits. Process zoning verification requests in a timely manner. Assist with responding to requests for public records under the Freedom of Information Act. Assist with implementation and migration of legacy data into EnerGov permitting software. All other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager within your department/division. OTHER DUTIES: Interact with the public both in person and on the phone regarding routine planning and zoning inquiries and other requests for assistance. Assist other City departments with routine projects or issues. Assist with the scheduling and coordination of pre-application meetings and other development meetings, as well as tracking and logging meeting dates and topics. Assist the Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant as needed. Attend meetings of the City Council Development Committee and coordinate supporting documents and exhibits. Assist Planner with preparation of documents and agenda for Zoning Board of Adjustments meetings. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelors degree in City or Urban Planning with no experience; OR, Associate's degree or equivalent from a college or technical school with 2 years of related experience required. Experience in a municipal development setting preferred. Experience: Relevant experience gained during an internship may be counted. Knowledge of MS Office (Access, Excel, Word, Power Point) required. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Bluebeam, Arc GIS, Justafoia, VisionLive, or Tyler Energov is highly preferred. Licenses : Valid Driver's License required Certifications Required: None Reading : Intermediate ability to read and understand plats, plans, development related items; planning and zoning cases; read and understand ordinances, legal documents, mapping, permits and related information in various database systems. Math : Knowledge of intermediate math to apply fractions, decimals, prepare analysis and formulas Writing : Intermediate - ability to write council communications; minutes, prepare agendas, Managerial : None Budget Responsibility : May provide information, financial reports to assist in budget preparation Supervisory / Organizational Control : None Complexity : somewhat complex Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills : 50% or more of the time is spent dealing with citizens, city staff, engineers or others. Closing Date/Time: 7/22/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain the interior and exterior of City facilities and grounds. This is accomplished by performing routine maintenance on the interior and exterior of buildings; and maintaining grounds. Other duties include assisting other divisions as needed; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Operates heavy equipment by performing maintenance activities; using equipment such as a skid steer, roller, loader, trucks, crack sealers, riding mower, tractor, and mobile sweeper. Provides grounds maintenance by operating riding mower and tractor; maintaining common areas, large fields, and acreage; removing debris out of the mower's path; trimming trees; using a weed eater around trees; and cleaning along the edge of the fence with a mobile weed eater. Maintains the exterior of facilities by removing trash and other debris; cleaning sidewalks and walkways; mowing grounds around the facility; using a weed eater around trees; checking trash cans and emptying them as needed; ensuring that facilities are neat and presentable. Maintains the interior of facilities by assisting other employees and departments where needed; performing and assisting with remodel work. Removes debris from the airport property by clearing debris such as fallen trees; cleaning inlets, curbs, and gutters of debris; clearing concrete channels of tree limbs and other debris Minimum Qualifications High School diploma/GED preferred. Must have basic knowledge of hand and power tools, weed-eating and riding mowers, be able to lift up to 50 lbs, be able to clean restrooms/toilets and windows on a daily basis. Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions and have a flexible schedule. This position is a part-time position working up to 19 hours per week. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time Closing Date/Time: 7/15/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jun 30, 2020
Seasonal
Job Summary Performs manual and unskilled maintenance work at the City's parks. Ability to operate lawn power equipment, mowers, weed eaters, and blowers; drive small trucks and pick-up trucks; and use shovels, rakes, and hoes. Essential Job Functions Must be able to lift and carry 50 lb. bags of fertilizer. Seed and be able to lift, push and/or pull 50 lb. and 100 lb. pieces of tractor drawn equipment. Minimum Qualifications A high school diploma or GED and a valid Texas Class C drivers license preferred. Additional Information Must be able to work flexible schedule, some nights and weekends & be willing to work outside in variable weather conditions. Closing Date/Time: 7/24/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jun 30, 2020
Seasonal
Job Summary Performs manual and unskilled maintenance work at the City's parks. Ability to operate lawn power equipment, mowers, weed eaters, and blowers; drive small trucks and pick-up trucks; and use shovels, rakes, and hoes. Essential Job Functions Must be able to lift and carry 50 lb. bags of fertilizer. Seed and be able to lift, push and/or pull 50 lb. and 100 lb. pieces of tractor drawn equipment. Minimum Qualifications A high school diploma or GED and a valid Texas Class C drivers license preferred. Additional Information Must be able to work flexible schedule, some nights and weekends & be willing to work outside in variable weather conditions. Closing Date/Time: 7/24/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jun 30, 2020
Seasonal
Job Summary Performs manual and unskilled maintenance work at the City's parks. Ability to operate lawn power equipment, mowers, weed eaters, and blowers; drive small trucks and pick-up trucks; and use shovels, rakes, and hoes. Essential Job Functions Must be able to lift and carry 50 lb. bags of fertilizer. Seed and be able to lift, push and/or pull 50 lb. and 100 lb. pieces of tractor drawn equipment. Minimum Qualifications A high school diploma or GED and a valid Texas Class C drivers license preferred. Additional Information Must be able to work flexible schedule, some nights and weekends & be willing to work outside in variable weather conditions. Closing Date/Time: 7/24/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jun 30, 2020
Seasonal
Job Summary Performs manual and unskilled maintenance work at the City's parks. Ability to operate lawn power equipment, mowers, weed eaters, and blowers; drive small trucks and pick-up trucks; and use shovels, rakes, and hoes. Essential Job Functions Must be able to lift and carry 50 lb. bags of fertilizer. Seed and be able to lift, push and/or pull 50 lb. and 100 lb. pieces of tractor drawn equipment. Minimum Qualifications A high school diploma or GED and a valid Texas Class C drivers license preferred. Additional Information Must be able to work flexible schedule, some nights and weekends & be willing to work outside in variable weather conditions. Closing Date/Time: 7/24/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jun 26, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary Are you are starting out with an interest in repairing and maintain vehicles and looking for a place to grow your career? Or maybe you are an experienced and driven mechanic/technician looking to continue growing your knowledge? Either way, the City of Grand Prairie's Fleet division may be the right place for you! The City's Fleet positions are comprised of a career ladder ranging from Apprentice positions to Master and EVT levels which allow for growth at all levels. And of course, City benefits are great! Take a look at our positions below for more information. Join our team! Work in our newly renovated shop(s) and be a part of our ASE Blue Seal staff. Some recent recognition we've received include; Honorable Fleet with the 100 Best Fleets and Notable Fleet with Government Fleet Magazine. Essential Job Functions Perform preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment owned or leased by the City to include; motorcycles, police vehicles, emergency vehicles, tractors, excavators, loaders, etc. Inspects, diagnoses, and repairs vehicles and equipment to include; auto/light truck , medium/heavy duty, construction equipment, and trailers Diagnoses, disassembles, inspects, and repairs or replaces systems including; air and hydraulic brakes, cooling systems, drive lines, gasoline and diesel engines, HVAC, advance hydraulics, electrical, steering and suspension, and transmissions Order necessary part(s) as needed for complete the job(s) assigned to ensure the division can efficiently respond to the Cities needs. Maintain a clean and orderly fleet shop Other Important Duties: Performs other related duties as assigned Regular and consistent attendance and punctuality for the assigned work hours is essential Minimum Qualifications Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications: Fleet Technician Apprentice: Education: Some high school required; High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent preferred. Experience : No experience necessary Licenses : Valid Texas class C driver's license. May be required to obtain a Class B CDL during the first nine months of employment Certifications : State Vehicle Inspection Certification within 30 days. Fleet Technician: Education: High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent Experience: Two (2) years of experience working with fleet equipment Licenses: Valid Texas Class C driver's license. May be required to obtain a Class B CDL during the first nine months of employment Certifications : Must possess and maintain all of the following: EPA 609 certification within 30 days; State Vehicle Inspection Certification within 30 days; and four (4) Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications in either automotive and light truck or med/heavy truck must be obtained within one year of employment Senior Fleet Technician: Education: High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent Experience: Three (3) years of experience working with fleet equipment Licenses: Valid Texas Class C driver's license. May be required to obtain a Class B CDL during the first nine months of employment Certifications : Must possess and maintain all of the following: EPA 609 certification within 30 days; State Vehicle Inspection Certification within 30 days; and six (6) Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications in either automotive and light truck or med/heavy truck upon hire Master Fleet Technician: Education : High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent Experience: Five (5) years of experience working with fleet equipment Licenses: Valid Texas Class C driver's license. May be required to obtain a Class B CDL during the first nine months of employment Certifications : Must possess and maintain all of the following: EPA 609 certification within 30 days; State Vehicle Inspection Certification within 30 days; Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) certification upon hire; and Master status from Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in either automotive and light truck or med/heavy truck upon hire Emergency Vehicle Technician: Education: High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent Experience : Five (5) years of experience working with fleet equipment Licenses: Valid Texas class B commercial driver's license must be obtained within 180 days from assignment Certifications: Must possess and maintain all of the following: EPA 609 certification within 30 days; State Vehicle Inspection Certification within 30 days; Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) certification upon hire; and four (4) Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications in either automotive and light truck or med/heavy truck upon hire Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jun 25, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary Make a Difference - Save lives as a First Responder in 9-1-1 Do you have a passion for helping your fellow man? Do you crave a career that is fulfilling and purposeful? Are you looking for an opportunity, where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others? If you answered YES to these questions, you could be the perfect fit for Grand Prairie Emergency Communications Center. We are continually seeking diverse, highly motivated, committed individuals who seek to enhance the lives of others, through service. What it takes to make the team You must display a positive, upbeat, team focused attitude You must be able to work calmly under pressure, while making time-sensitive decisions To achieve daily success, you must be able to work well as part of a team Being solution oriented and open to innovation We work in a fast paced environment, being able to adapt to change quickly, is definitely a necessity Achieving and maintaining excellence takes feedback, so you must be comfortable with receiving constant feedback on your performance You must be dependable, as the success of our team depends on it Essential Job Functions Essential Job Functions Skillfully respond, in tandem, with Police and Fire teams, to requests from the community Utilizing telephone, radio and computer systems to communicate with our community and other first responders Prioritize emergency and non-emergency request for assistance Make quick decisions in emergency situations in the interest our community members and other first responders Perform general clerical and support duties, relative to Public Safety Our Schedule We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays, weekends, so flexibility in your schedule is a must After graduating the Communications Academy, you will be assigned to 1 of 4 teams, working a 12 hour shift that meets the needs of the Emergency Communications Center The benefits of working for the City of Grand Prairie Emergency Communications Center A competitive pay, starting at $19.08/hour Lateral Pay Opportunities 3 to 4 days off per week Endless opportunities for skill advancement and training 2 to 1 match into Texas Municipal Retirement System Great Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Paid Time off Stable work environment Tuition Reimbursement Certification Pay Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications This position requires access to Criminal Justice Information & due to CJIS/FBI policy, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen Minimum of 1 year customer service experience Valid Texas Driver's License Must be at least 18 years of age Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, reading, math and/or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or GED equivalency Ability to read, write and speak English fluently Ability to type at least 35 words per minute on a computer keyboard Additional Information Candidate will be required to pass pre-employment screening which includes drug screen, polygraph, psychological, and background investigation. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jun 15, 2020
Seasonal
Job Summary Performs manual and unskilled maintenance work at the City's parks. Ability to operate lawn power equipment, mowers, weed eaters, and blowers; drive small trucks and pick-up trucks; and use shovels, rakes, and hoes. Essential Job Functions Must be able to lift and carry 50 lb. bags of fertilizer. Seed and be able to lift, push and/or pull 50 lb. and 100 lb. pieces of tractor drawn equipment. Minimum Qualifications A high school diploma or GED and a valid Texas Class C drivers license preferred. Additional Information Must be able to work flexible schedule, some nights and weekends & be willing to work outside in variable weather conditions. Closing Date/Time: 8/31/2020 5:00 PM Central