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

39 job(s) at City of Grand Prairie

City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 18, 2018
Full Time
Job Summary The two-time NRPA Gold Medal Finalist Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is looking for innovative and passionate recreation professionals to be valued cast members in "The Epic".The Epic re-envisions leisure services in America. The incredible project, designed by Dallas-based HKS, Inc. provides 120,000 sf. of some of the most unique leisure experiences in all of America. For more information, please visit: JoinTheEpic.com. 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 or equivalent. Over one year up to and including two years years supervising, planning, administrating and coordinating athletic fitnessevents, recreational programs and leagues. Valid Texas Class C or CDL Driver's License. CPR Certification andFirst Aid Certification highly preferred. 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: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 17, 2018
Full 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. 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. Maintains the interior of facilities by assisting other employees and departments where needed. 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: 8/30/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 16, 2018
Temporary
Job Summary Contract staffing: Contract Instructors - Art, Culinary, Athletics, Youth Contract Instructors - Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, Functional Training Coaches, Nutritionist, Massage Therapy Contract Engineers - Music - Sound and Lighting The Epic will provide engaging, exciting recreational activities for people of all ages, and abilities. There is always interest in instructors to led courses and training that each a variety of programs and classes to members and participants. Are you interested in teaching or sharing your knowledge? The city offers two types of instructor positions: Contract instructors work on a split with the City of Grand Prairie, receiving up to 70 percent of their generated revenue. These instructors are self-driven to build up their classes, and are responsible for promoting their own programs. Volunteer instructors volunteer their time and talents to their local community centers. Qualifications for Class instructors/ trainers are required to: • Lead, teach, oversee and participate in the planning of programs. • Provide a class description and details for their program. • Monitor and track records of their participants. • Complete any necessary trainings to maintain certification requirements. • Make sure necessary equipment and/or materials are present for their classes. • Be on time and committed during the duration of their classes. Other qualifications: • A high school diploma or GED is required. • A minimum of six months' teaching experience in your specialty is required. • All instructors must pass a background check. Instructors interested in more information, a complete and more detailed job description, or who want to submit a class for consideration that they'd be interested in teaching , may fill out this general interest form . The Epic staff will be in touch with more information. Closing Date/Time:
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 16, 2018
Full Time
Job Summary The city is seeking a strong andinnovativeleaderwho will engage employees through teamwork and motivation, promote a diverse and inclusive environment within theAnimal Services division. Oversees the Animal Services division assigning work duties to employees; developing and maintaining standard operating procedures; reviewing, interpreting, and creating ordinances and resolutions; investigating, enforcing and overseeing the enforcement action of the Animal Services Division; testifying in court as needed; maintaining compliance with various regulations; and assisting with animal capture and restraint as needed. Conducts public appearances by coordinating activities and special events with other animal organizations; representing the City at local neighborhood associations; promoting public education regarding animal care/adoption; and communicating with the news media and completes other duties by assisting with the development and implementation of public health goals; monitoring the budget and expenditures; soliciting contributions for the center; and preparing data for various reports. Essential Job Functions Manages operations of the division by developing and maintaining standard operating procedures; reviews and oversees compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Supervises personnel by observing and monitoring work tasks; providing feedback to employees; evaluating work performance; implementing disciplinary and termination procedures when necessary; selecting and hiring new employees and coordinating training for department personnel. Runs the pet adoption center including adoptions, reclamation, animal receiving, euthanasia and special events. Resolves customer disputes; reviews, interprets, and creates ordinances and resolutions; oversees enforcement and investigation. Monitors the budget by preparing the budget; tracking expenditures; and communicating with staff and other departments regarding budget issues. 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 environmental science, public health, animal science or related field . Over five years of experience in managing an animal services shelter/clinic or similar public health operation. Any combination of education, training and/or experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered as qualifying. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to 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. 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. Has responsibility for final approval of at least one departmental budget and presents the budget(s) to Senior Management. Is authorized to approve budgeted expenditures up to the amount that requires the approval of Senior Management. (Division Managers) Work requires managing and monitoring work performance by directing subordinate supervisors or administrators, including making final decisions on hiring and disciplinary actions, evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, and realigning work and staffing assignments, as needed. 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. Recommendations regarding policy development and implementation are made and/or recommended. Interaction with others outside the City requires exercising participative management skills that support team efforts and quality processes. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 15, 2018
Part Time
Job Summary TheLifeguard will protect the lives of the City's patrons by sitting on the stand, scanning the water, observing patron's activities and enforcing pool rules and regulations. Other duties include ensuring the sanitation of water conditions, providing customer service and answering customer's questions, setting up facilities for special events and interacting with City employees and the general public. This position is part-time working up to 10-19 hours per week. Must have a flexible schedule to include evenings, weekends and some holidays. Essential Job Functions Ensures the safety of the general public by enforcing pool rules and regulations; monitoring activities and providing assistance when necessary. Provides service to the general public by coaching swimming lessons; scanning the water to monitor activities; informing customers' of upcoming events and answering inquiries. Prepares facilities for special events by setting up tables and chairs and decorating. Minimum Qualifications A high school diploma or GED and a valid Texas Class C driver's license preferred. A Lifeguard Certification (Red Cross, YMCA, or Ellis), First Aid and CPR Certification is required or must be able to obtain after hire date. Water Safety Instructor's (WSI) Certificate preferred. Closing Date/Time: 9/4/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 14, 2018
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. 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. 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 and experience in manual and unskilled maintenance work in a landfill environment experience 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: 8/20/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 08, 2018
Seasonal
Job Summary Prairie Lights Holiday Event 2018 The purpose of this position is to provide clerical support to the department and provide customer service to the public.This is accomplished by completing clerical duties; completing routine office duties; and assisting customers.Other duties include completed special duties as assigned. Essential Job Functions Completes clerical duties by maintaining records; entering data into the computer; ensuring forms and documents are completed and accurate; completing further research as needed; processing various forms and documents; collecting and posting payments; preparing various reports; and maintaining accounts payable files. Completes routine office duties by answering phones; transferring calls and taking messages; processing mail; filing files and papers; typing various correspondences; and maintaining office supplies. Provides customer service by providing information and directions as requested; receiving payments; and assisting customers over the counter. Completes special duties as assigned by monitoring leave requests; monitoring guest activities; assisting with special events; preparing cases to be filed; processing payroll; supervising reservations; and assisting in the court room as needed. Provides supervisory support by acting as a lead worker; assisting other personnel with questions; assigning work duties; and ensuring work duties are completed accurately. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes.Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency. Experience: Over one year up to and including two years. Cash handling experience required. Must work 7 day PM schedule that includes Thanksgiving night, Christmas Eve and Christmas nights, and New Year's Eve and New Year's nights. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Very Frequent:More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 12/28/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 08, 2018
Seasonal
Job Summary Prairie Lights Holiday Event 2018 The purpose of this position is to assist in the daily operations of the annual Prairie Lights holiday event. This is accomplished by serving as either a gate attendant, maintenance attendant, tent attendant or parking attendant. Duties include interacting with City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Provides customer service by having frequent interaction with citizens and park patrons; answering questions; and providing directions. Gate Attendant: Collects entrance fees by informing customers of park rules; charging customers the proper entrance or activity fee; ensuring that proper receipt and forms are given to the customer and maintaining accurate records of transactions. Maintenance Attendant: Maintains the interior of facilities by painting walls; vacuuming and cleaning carpets; buffing and mopping floors; assembling and movingfurniture; dusting and polishing furniture; removing trash; and replacing interior lights. Maintains the exterior of facilities by sweeping sidewalks; using the pressure washer to clean outside walls and sidewalks; remove litter, debris, and trash;replacing exterior lights; and the removal of graffiti. Tent Attendant: Charge and collect proper entrancefees for special events andshows; informing customers of park rules; ensuring that proper receipt and forms are given to the customer and maintaining accurate records of transactions. Provides security by monitoring and observing activities for the safety and security of citizens and patrons. Parking Attendant: Control traffic congestion and help navigate customers through the park and find parking spaces. Minimum Qualifications Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines. Level of knowledge equivalent to less than high school or equivalency. Must be able to work holiday event from November thru January. Evening hours that require weekends, some holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & day and New Years Eve and day. Must be able to work outside in all types of weather including rain and snow. No experience required. Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment. Discussion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 12/28/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 08, 2018
Full Time
Job Summary The Prairie Paws Animal Shelter is looking for a Senior Animal Services Officer. The purpose of this position is to provide for the health and safety of the citizens of Grand Prairie through the enforcement of City ordinances regarding animal control. This is accomplished by conducting educational programs; investigating animal cruelty cases; supervising employees; and completing paperwork. Other duties include providing customer service to citizens. Essential Job Functions Conducts educational programs by researching and developing materials; and conducting presentations at various schools and conferences. Investigates animal cruelty cases and bite reports by responding to citizen reports; investigating cruelty and/or bite reports; issuing warrants; preparing court cases; collecting evidence and witness statements; maintaining records; and issuing citations. Supervises employees by assigning work duties; monitoring work tasks; providing council to employees as needed; and completing performance evaluations. Provides customer service to citizens by answering calls for service; dispatching personnel; answering questions; assisting customer with the adoption process; and handling complaints. Completes other duties by developing standard operating procedures; assisting with the budget; maintaining records; and overseeing volunteers. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training. Over two years up to and including four years. Basic Animal Control Certification, Advanced Animal Control Certification, Euthanasia Technician Certification, Rabies Control Certification, Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study Receives limited direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment according to his or her own judgment, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary. The assignment may be reviewed upon completion. Performance is reviewed periodically. Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work. Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents Persuasion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 8/20/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 08, 2018
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain the City's utilities.This is accomplished by replacing and installing water meters for residential, commercial, apartment and industrial customers.Other duties include replacing meter boxes; repairing leaks; replacing cutoff valves and water meter registers; operating various equipment such as torches, leak detectors, pumps, metal detectors; and interacting with other City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Installs and replaces water meters by digging around the existing meter box to remove it without damaging lines; inspecting for broken rim or cracks; using various tools to clear an area to install the meter box; removing any water to prepare an area for installation; verifying proper line depth and leaks; replacing dirt and following up to ensure customers are satisfied. Monitors and responds to meter leaks by using a leak detector tool; dipping or pumping the meter box; digging around and below the valves and determining the City or customer's loss. Replaces valves by removing the meter box; digging away from the valve; pulling the valve off the box; handling high pressure water valves; and determining whether or not to extend lines. Performs other tasks by operating computers; reading meters in all weather conditions and lifting heavy pumps. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes.Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency. Over one year up to and including two years of experience. Valid TexasClass 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 write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses.Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. 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, TX, United States
Aug 08, 2018
Seasonal
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to monitor the City's parks fees and security. This is accomplished by serving as a gate attendant; collecting fees from campers and general park picnic fees and monitoring park entrance security. Other duties include interacting with other City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Collects entrance fees by informing customers of park rules; charging customers the proper entrance or activity fee; ensuring that proper receipt and forms are given to the customer and maintaining accurate records of transactions. Provides customer service by having frequent interaction with citizens and park patrons; answering questions; and providing directions. Provides security by monitoring and observing activities for the safety and security of citizens and patrons Minimum Qualifications Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines.Level of knowledge equivalent to less than high school or equivalency. No experience required. Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words.Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations.Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses.Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation.Work requires little or no analysis or judgment. Discussion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 8/31/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 08, 2018
Seasonal
Essential Job Functions The purpose of this position is to monitor the City's parks fees and security. This is accomplished by serving as a gate attendant; collecting fees from campers and general park picnic fees and monitoring park entrance security. Other duties include interacting with other City employees and the general public. Minimum Qualifications Collects entrance fees by informing customers of park rules; charging customers the proper entrance or activity fee; ensuring that proper receipt and forms are given to the customer and maintaining accurate records of transactions. Provides customer service by having frequent interaction with citizens and park patrons; answering questions; and providing directions. Provides security by monitoring and observing activities for the safety and security of citizens and patrons. Additional Information Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines.Level of knowledge equivalent to less than high school or equivalency. No experience required. Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words.Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations.Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses.Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation.Work requires little or no analysis or judgment. Discussion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 8/31/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 08, 2018
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: 8/31/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 08, 2018
Seasonal
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. Ability to operate lawn power equipment, mowers, weed eaters, and blowers; drive small trucks and pick-up trucks; and use shovels, rakes, and hoes. 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 preferred. Under and including one year in general ground maintenance experience. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License 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. Must be able to work flexible schedule, some nights and weekends & be willing to work outside in variable weather conditions Closing Date/Time: 8/31/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 08, 2018
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: 8/31/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 08, 2018
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: 8/31/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 08, 2018
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: 8/31/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 08, 2018
Seasonal
Job Summary Prairie Lights Holiday Event 2018 The purpose of this position is to patrolthe park areas for theCity of Grand Prairieand provide security. This is accomplished by walking and driving around park areas, ensuring regulations are adhered to and talking and interacting with park patrons. Essential Job Functions Patrols City parks and lakes facilities; Assists with special events by making rounds of park areas; ensuring regulations are adhered to; and assisting the public as needed; Enforces City ordinances and park rules and regulations; Acts as a public information source; Prepares written reports of incidents and accidents; Prepares daily logs and activity reports; Maintains records of park activities, prepares reports, and creates forms; Coordinates projects and performs general maintenance, cleaning, repair and improvement on all lake-related park and camping facilities and equipment; Operates a variety of tools, equipment, and vehicles Assists with planning and designating assignments for Park Attendants, and volunteers; First Aid, First Responder (emergency responses); Flexible schedule to include overnight hours might be required. Minimum Qualifications Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines. Level of knowledge equivalent to less than high school or equivalency. Applicants must agree to work PM schedule, 7 days a week to include all holidays, (Thanksgiving night, Christmas Eve and Christmas nights and New Years Eve and New Years nights. Must be able to work holiday event from November thru January. Evening hours that require weekends, some holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & day and New Years Eve and day. Must be able to work outside in all types of weather including rain and snow. No experience required. Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment. Discussion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 12/28/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Aug 08, 2018
Seasonal
Job Summary Prairie Lights Holiday Event 2018 The purpose of this position is to provide clerical support to the department and provide customer service to the public.This is accomplished by completing clerical duties; completing routine office duties; and assisting customers.Other duties include completed special duties as assigned. Essential Job Functions Completes clerical duties by maintaining records; entering data into the computer; ensuring forms and documents are completed and accurate; completing further research as needed; processing various forms and documents; collecting and posting payments; preparing various reports; and maintaining accounts payable files. Completes routine office duties by answering phones; transferring calls and taking messages; processing mail; filing files and papers; typing various correspondences; and maintaining office supplies. Provides customer service by providing information and directions as requested; receiving payments; and assisting customers over the counter.Completes special duties as assigned assisting with special events; preparing cases to be filed; processing payroll; supervising reservations; and assisting in the court room as needed. Minimum Qualifications Under and including one year. Applicants must agree to work PM schedule, 7 days a week to include all holidays, (Thanksgiving night, Christmas Eve and Christmas nights and New Years Eve and New Years nights) Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. 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 deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action Discussion Occasional:20% or less of work time. Closing Date/Time: 12/28/2018 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, TX, 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, 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. Assists with landfill operations by screening waste that may be hazardous; providing facility maintenance; 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 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. 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 involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time Closing Date/Time: 8/22/2018 5:00 PM Central