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!

 

46 job(s) at City of Grand Prairie

City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Nov 22, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to oversee the management of key human resources functions for the City of Grand Prairie. This is accomplished by supervising staff, managing related projects as they arise, creating and analyzing bids and proposals for all related Human Resources contracts and renewals, designing and implementing new strategic programs and/or software, overseeing new initiatives and ensuring compliance with all the related laws, rules and policies governing Human Resources. Programs to oversee may include budget forecasting and strategic planning, compensation and classification, staffing analysis and retention, recruitment, administration of Civil Service in accordance with Chapter 143 of the Local Government Code and design/upkeep of Local Civil Service rules, HIPAA administration, Benefits and Risk, employee relations including management of grievances, appeals, EEOC and investigations, HRIS (Lawson), Imaging and Records retention, city-wide training and recognition programs, retirement and/or out-processing functions. This position is responsible for strategic planning, and working with various levels of employees, management, city-manager and staff, as well as ensuring positive relationships with vendors, consultants and other resources for staff and our programming. Essential Job Functions Supervises staff by assigning work duties, planning workloads, coaching, mentoring, recognizing and disciplining staff as appropriate, providing training, conducting performance evaluations, and evaluating work progress routinely. Oversees and handles a variety of Human Resources areas including, but not limited to, budget development and forecasting, compensation/classification and HRIS (Lawson) administration and maintenance; staffing analysis and retention, recruitment and NEOGOV applicant tracking system maintenance, Legislative involvement for bills to be passed, administration of Civil Service in accordance with state and local rules (Chapter 143 of TLGC), Benefits and Risk Management, HIPAA compliance, employee relations including management of grievances, appeals, EEOC and investigations, Imaging and Records retention, city-wide training and recognition programs, retirement and/or out-processing functions. Administrative involvement in NEOGOV applicant tracking system and Lawson HRIS software by working with staff to fully utilize functions in those systems to improve efficiency and processing. Assist in workload as needed to complete assignments and processing on a timely basis Direct involvement with finding creative and strategic solutions for departments as needed to solve issues in hiring, retention, classification review, reporting and programming. Requires focus on core values of People, Service and Integrity. Ability to remain positive and have high energy in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Responsible for oversight of Civil Service under Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code and administration/updates as needed to our local rules. Involves coordinating with staff to ensure proper administration of open meetings and minutes, entrance and promotional exams, assessment centers and coordinating Civil Service Hearings through the Civil Service Commission and/or a third party Hearing Examiner. Must be able to correctly interpret and strictly follow law, with consultation of the Police and/or Fire Chief, outside attorney and city attorney as needed. Monitors budget expenditures and forecasting. Prepare year-end and ongoing estimates, able to recommend cost cuts and improvements, assess departmental recommendations as needed and review city-wide budget at the City Manager's request. Involvement in Risk, Benefits and Wellness programming and administration by working with consultants, vendors, and staff. Manage nearly $30 million in risk and insurance budgets, safety measures and city-wide education of related topics. Review losses and make programming recommendations as needed Prepare and analyze bids as needed to ensure contracts and renewals remain compliant and up to date. Prepare council communication materials and speak to council or legislators at the state level as necessary. Track all contracts, Certificates of Insurance and other items due related to bids. Ensures budget is monitored, adjustments made, and recommendations for fiscal year recommendations made to Director. Create, provide and/or coordinate training as needed city-wide. May be responsible for assisting in development of leadership programs, Executive Retreats, Grand Prairie Management Academy. Work with City Manager's Office as needed to create specialized programs at their request. Other duties as assigned if or when new projects are requested. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree required, with emphasis in Human Resources Management or related field desired. Master's degree preferred. Over five years in Human Resources required, with a demonstration of progressive responsibility in several key HR areas. Supervisory experience preferred. Work in a Texas Municipality with Chapter 143 experience highly preferred. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License required. Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study Ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or critiques. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. 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 (Director). Is authorized to approve budgeted expenditures up to the amount that requires the approval of Senior Management. 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 of the broadest scope dealing with highly complex concepts or issues of great importance to the City. Highly important policies, procedures or precedents may be approved, rejected or recommended to a Department Head or CMO by individuals in this classification. Final decisions regarding policy development and implementation are made and/or recommended. Interaction with others outside the City requires exercising participative management skills that support team efforts and quality processes as well as development of new tools. Closing Date/Time: 11/29/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Nov 21, 2019
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
Nov 14, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The Grand Prairie Public Library System is seeking a dynamic, upbeat and forward-thinking individual with experience in early childhood education and a passion for community development and engagement. Our Family and Spanish Programmer will lead approximately 4 to 8 programs each week, both in our three libraries and out in the community. This position will focus on developing, implementing and measuring sustainable programs as well as maintaining strong partnerships with the rec center and neighboring schools. These programs will serve toddlers, preschool ages, elementary schoolers and parents--though this person will interact regularly with all ages, especially teens who congregate at the library. This position will be housed at our Shotwell Library Branch which is located inside the Tony Shotwell Rec Center. This is a small, shared space with enormous potential to make an impact in this community. At Shotwell, we serve a predominantly Hispanic population with many unsupervised teens and tweens who frequent the library. Parents are looking for information and tools to help their children, and adults are often in need of ESL, Citizenship and other empowering programs. Working at Shotwell requires flexibility, friendliness, a positive attitude and a great sense of humor. Our library system is progressive and our programming is often non-traditional. Our Programming Team is fun, diverse and hardworking. We are looking for a new member who is self-motivated, highly-organized and able to respond effectively to the needs of this community. This position is perfect for elementary school teachers or others in the field of education who want to make a difference. Work will include some desk shifts at the library and semiregular evening and weekend work. This position is full time with benefits. A master's degree and Spanish fluency are required. Essential Job Functions Essential Functions: Researches, schedules, plans, organizes, develops program ideas and materials, coordinates program logistics as appropriate, and presents instructional programs for target populations. Promotes and markets programs and library services to the public; prepare flyers, news releases and brochures along with maintaining the website. Participates in the development and monitoring of program budget and activity reports; maintains accurate records and generates reports involving expenditures and a variety of other program information. Purchases and maintains necessary equipment and supplies. Monitors program compliance with laws, rules and regulations. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of developing and implementing library programs in the assigned area. National and regional programming trends, current literature, and community resources for program planning and development of services. Recreational, social and cultural needs of community served. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, regulations and codes. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Ability to: Research, plan, coordinate, organize and implement programs and services suited to the needs of patrons in assigned area. Develop and evaluate activities based upon the needs of patrons. Work as part of a team to establish and promote goals of the library. Work directly with youth and families, involving them in planning and development of programs. Monitor budget within allocation for programs and activities in assigned area. Maintain and develop records. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing with the public and co-workers. Effectively market programs and services. Learn the operation, policy and procedures of the library. Work independently with off-site supervision. Use reference resources and collections knowledge to locate information. Apply excellent internal and external customer service skills. Minimum Qualifications Master's degree in Library and Information Studies, Education or any other relevant field and Spanish fluency are required. Under and including one year of relevant work experience. Candidate must have a flexible schedule to work evenings and afternoons. Closing Date/Time: 12/1/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Nov 09, 2019
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to supervise recreational facilities within the City. This is accomplished by maintaining the interior facilities; overseeing the operations of the facility; developing and implementing recreational programs; and maintaining communication for the facility. Other duties include handling cash and closing the cash register; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Maintains the interior of facilities by removing trash from floors by sweeping and mopping; organizing office and equipment area; submitting reports for repairs or needed equipment as needed; cleaning and organizing storage area; cleaning the restroom and game room. Oversees the operations of the facility by supervising hallway; handing out equipment; directing customers to the proper location; promotes programs to patrons; performing record keeping; updating class records daily; and overseeing distribution of paperwork such as disclaimer sheets, receipts books, logs, and other documentation. Develops and implements recreational programs by overseeing gym programs; assisting in the schedule of classes; coordinating classes and rentals; teaching classes; and playing games with children. Maintains communication for the facility by communicating with customers about questions, suggestions, activities, and complaints; assisting with computerized publications; answering phones; making reservations for parties; greeting customers; reporting any suggestions and complaints to the supervisor; and interacting with public participants and school official. Handles cash and closes cash register by accepting payments; making receipts; recording money that was received; ensuring that customers were charged properly by having knowledge of all program times and prices; counting money for the day; separating petty cash; and placing money in the safe. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED preferred. An Associate's degree or two years of college with major course work in leisure services, park administration, or a related field preferred . Recreation experience highly preferred. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License and CPR/First Aide Certification Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment. Discussion Frequent: From 21% to 50% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 11/22/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Nov 09, 2019
Part Time
Job Summary The role of a Aquatics Instructor is to teach swimming lessons to the community. Instructors must know how to swim and be able to teach basic swimming techniques for all ages. Instructors are expected to attend trainings, have good communication skills, and work well with children. Other duties include enforcing pool rules and regulations; ensuring the sanitation of water conditions; providing customer service and answering customers' questions and interacting with City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Provides service to the general public by teaching swimming lessons; scanning the water to monitor activities; informing customers' of upcoming events and answering inquiries. Ensures the safety of the general public by enforcing pool rules and regulations; monitoring activities and providing assistance when necessary. Minimum Qualifications High School or GED preferred but not required. Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines. No experience required. American Red Cross -Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid certification highly preferred. Closing Date/Time: 12/6/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Nov 08, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to operate various types of equipment in order to maintain the City's sidewalks and streets. An equipment operator in streets may work in any one of these key areas: Asphalt Crew , Drainage Crew or with the Concrete Crew based on experience and ability. This is accomplished by operating various equipment; maintaining streets and sidewalks throughout the City; laying drainage pipes; cleaning storm drains and drainage channels; performing code work; installing new guardrails; and completing roadwork for new construction. Other duties include performing preventative maintenance on equipment; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Loads materials by running equipment such as: track loaders, rubber tire loaders, and dump trucks. Lays drainage pipes by assisting to set grades and level ditch lines; and assembling new drainage pipes. Cleans storm drains and drainage channels by ensuring the area is clear of debris. Performs code work by removing limbs and other debris from roadways; placing road signs and barricades in the appropriate locations; cutting down trees; and removing debris from illegal dump sites. Installs new guardrails by removing damaged guardrails; digging new post holes for replacement rails; and installing new guardrail. Completes roadwork for new construction by assisting in setting grade elevations; compacting sub base; water sub base; shoveling and picking to assist in making grades. Performs preventative maintenance by inspecting and performing required maintenance and repairs of all equipment used. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required to be considered. 1 year of experience required to be considered . Experience may be direct experience in Drainage OR related experience which may include work typically outdoors including use of tools and/or machinery, construction work, warehouse work using forklifts or other similar type experience. Valid Class A CDL Driver's License preferred or ability to obtain within 180 days. Ability to read basic papers, instructions, directions etc. Ability to deal with numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Nov 05, 2019
Seasonal
Job Summary The City of Grand Prairie is currently recruiting for a Recycling Intern that will be responsible for the collection of recyclable materials (aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass, etc.) from bins on an established route of City offices as well as delivering recycling bins, and work at special events in the Grand Prairie area. This is a part-time position working approximately 20 hours per week. Essential Job Functions Collect recyclables from established route. Deliver recycle bins. Sorting of recyclables. Assisting in the garden. Customer service - interaction with citizens and employees. Public speaking - educating on recycling and recycling services. Performing various other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the Sr. Environmental Specialist Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED; preferably an individual in pursuit of a Bachelor degree in Environmental, Physical or Life Science, Public/Business Administration, Marketing or related field. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Must have flexibility to work after hours and weekend. Additional Information Clean driving record Individual will be required to pass a criminal background check and drug screening test Ability to continuously climb in and out of vehicle at City locations and landfill Ability to work in all seasonal weather conditions indoors and outdoors Ability to drive a pick-up truck Ability to work independently and make sound, safe decisions Excellent communication and customer service skills Must be detail oriented and possess the ability to work under pressure and with deadlines Strong organization and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities The position requires candidates to lift 50 pounds occasionally and frequently lift and/or carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds Closing Date/Time: 11/22/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Nov 05, 2019
Full 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 Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines. Level of knowledge equivalent to less than high school or equivalency. Experience: Under and including one year of ground maintenance work. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives immediate direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Closing Date/Time: 11/29/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Nov 05, 2019
Intern
Job Summary Under close supervision and mentorship of professional staff; undertakes one or more assigned activities and/or projects of fixed duration requiring a basic degree of knowledge and skill within a defined area of administrative or technical specialty. Duties may vary based on assignment and location of work (office, library, outdoors, etc.). Essential Job Functions Assists department staff with daily tasks. This is accomplished by completing clerical duties such as entering data into the computer; ensuring forms and documents are completed and accurate; conducting and completing research; processing various forms and documents; collecting and posting payments; and preparing various reports. Completes routine office duties by answering phones; transferring calls and taking messages; processing mail; filing; 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 and special projects. Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Must be currently enrolled in High School. No experience required. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Closing Date/Time: 11/22/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Nov 02, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The City of Grand Prairie is looking for a highly motivated professional to be part of its Environmental Services Department as an Environmental Specialist for Public Health. The City of Grand Prairie offers great retirement and healthcare benefits. This is a GRAND opportunity to work for a secure employer. The Environmental Specialist will protect public health and the environment by ensuring compliance with federal, state and local health and environmental regulations by conducting various health/environmental inspections, including but not limited to restaurant and daycare inspections, conducting public education activities, responding to citizen complaints, conducting disease prevention activities, and conducting environmental investigations. Other duties include assisting with the administration of various programs and completing administrative duties. Working some weekends, after hours and rotating emergency response are job requirements. In addition to inspecting various establishments, the Health Specialist position is also required to perform vector control duties. This includes but is not limited to collecting samples to test for the West Nile Virus and spraying to protect against the virus. Minimum Qualifications Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Health Science, Science Education or a closely related field One (1) year experience working in an environmental health related position Applicant not already possessing a Professional Sanitarian Registration must pass the Professional Sanitarian exam issued by Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or attain Sanitarian in training Registration within six (6) months of employment. Must possess a valid Class C Texas driver's license. Requires ability to obtain the following certifications within 12 months of hire date: Hazardous Materials Management Certification Certified Pool Operator's Certification Pesticide Applicator's License Work experience may be substituted with a Masters in Public Health or a Master of Science and a Professional Registered Sanitarian Certificate or eligibility for a Sanitarian in Training Certificate. Closing Date/Time: 11/29/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Nov 01, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to monitor irrigation function of the City. This is accomplished by repairing, altering, programming, monitoring and installing irrigation systems. Other duties include troubleshooting problems on irrigation systems; monitoring inventory levels on irrigation supplies and interacting with other City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Supervises personnel by observing and monitoring work tasks; functioning as a lead worker; providing guidance, instruction and feedback and scheduling work assignments as needed. Maintains irrigation systems by installing irrigation systems; altering existing irrigation systems; repairing leaks; programming irrigation clocks; monitoring watering programs of athletic irrigation systems and troubleshooting irrigation system problems. Performs related duties by regulating irrigation supply inventory levels; calling suppliers to order needed materials and meeting with contractors to locate existing water lines. 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. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License, irrigators License, backflow prevention Certification. Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives 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 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: 11/22/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Nov 01, 2019
Part Time
Job Summary This is a Part Time Position 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 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. 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: 11/22/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Nov 01, 2019
Intern
Job Summary The City of Grand Prairie Environmental Quality Division seeks an intern to assist with communication duties and event planning. Essential Job Functions JOB DUTIES: Assist in the creation of signage, mock-ups, email campaigns, poster design, brochures and digital content Work with Word, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Canva and website editing software on a PC Develop new social media campaigns, considering current and planned promotional activities Assist in the planning and hosting of community events Other marketing related projects as assigned Minimum Qualifications Portfolio of work College student or recent graduate with a major or intent to major in Communications, Marketing or similar field . Prefer some college classes in Public Relations, Event Management, Graphic Design, Design Art, Visual Communications, Marketing or Advertising. Position will be working 20 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends as needed. Proficiency in English (Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese a plus) Closing Date/Time: 11/29/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Oct 29, 2019
Part Time
Job Summary THIS IS A PART TIME POSITION WORKING 10-19 HOURS PER WEEK. The Detention Officer position is responsible for the care and control/security of the jail facility and its inmates. Essential Functions include performing all administrative, clerical and manual duties associated with the detention of prisoners. Applicants should be aware that detention officers routinely come into contact with resisting, uncooperative prisoners and there is a possibility of being physically assaulted. All detention officers must attend defensive tactics training which is physically demanding. Application Process: Step 1: The following pre- employment questionnaire must be completed in order for your application to be reviewed. Click here to download the questionnaire . Step 2: After completing the questionnaire, please apply for the job and while completing your application, you will have the ability to attach your questionnaire to your application. If you experience difficulty attaching to your application, you can email it to: kswanson@gptx.org Benefits of working for the City of Grand Prairie Detention Department : Great Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 2 to 1 match into Texas Municipal Retirement System Paid time off Stable work environment Tuition Reimbursement Essential Job Functions Candidate must be able to visually and through the use of remote video surveillance equipment. Monitor prisoner status and behavior. Ability to escort prisoners from one area to another. Take physical action to prevent escapes and/or assaults and subdue combative/violent prisoners is required. Ability to properly process prisoners using established book-in/release procedures is necessary. The ability to read, comprehend and write in English is a must. Candidate must be able to fingerprint, photograph, handcuff and physically search prisoners. Ability to accurately count money and inventory property is important. Candidate must be able to read, interpret and apply laws, regulations and departmental policies and procedures. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma/GED, plus one year experience working with the public is required. Or have successfully completed an internship program with the GPPD jail. EMT/paramedic experience HIGHLY preferred but not required. THIS IS A PART TIME POSITION WORKING 10-19 HOURS PER WEEK. Must have a valid Texas class C driver's license. Typing (25 wpm) and computer skills are required. Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Additional Information This position requires access to Criminal Justice Information & due to CJIS/FBI policy, applicants applying for this position must be US Citizens. Must be able to obtain state certification as a Detention Officer and an Intoxilyzer Operator within the first year of employment. Detailed Criminal Background Processing, Psychological Examination, Polygraph Examination, Drug/Alcohol Testing, and Pre-employment Physical. Candidate must possess the ability to lift or exert forces up to 100 lbs and push/pull up to 50 lbs. A general capacity to perform tasks required of detention officers. Such tasks shall be capable of being performed with reasonable accommodation, if necessary, that does not impose a business hardship and without presenting a direct threat to the safety of the applicant or others. Ability to establish, complete, and maintain prisoner's paperwork arrest report, medical history, narrative report, etc. utilizing knowledge of the various laws and departmental policies and procedures is required. May work irregular hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Candidate will be required to pass pre-employment screening which includes drug screen, polygraph, psychological, and background investigation. **Candidates who do not meet these requirements or qualifications should refrain from applying for this position** Closing Date/Time: 11/29/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Oct 29, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to provide transportation assistance to the City's employees and the general public. This is accomplished by providing door-to-door service to senior citizens and persons with physical or mental disabilities for work, school, medical, and other essential services. Other duties include operating the city transit; providing for the safe, efficient timely transportation of persons and interacting with other City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Provides transportation assistance to the City by driving a city/transit vehicle to necessary locations; operating a two-way radio; assisting persons in wheel chairs and ambulatory aids and completing necessary paperwork. Provides customer service to the public by assisting with the elderly and disabled citizens; and providing information and directions as needed. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED equivalent and 1+ years of experience, preferably in a similar driving position. Five (5) or more years of experience in Para-transit driving preferred. Valid Class B Driver's License with a minimum CDL with passenger endorsement is required. Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write 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. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Discussion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment. Closing Date/Time: 11/22/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Oct 29, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The Detention Officer position is responsible for the care and control/security of the jail facility and its inmates. Essential Functions include performing all administrative, clerical and manual duties associated with the detention of prisoners. Applicants should be aware that detention officers routinely come into contact with resisting, uncooperative prisoners and there is a possibility of being physically assaulted. All detention officers must attend defensive tactics training which is physically demanding. Application Process: Step 1: The following pre- employment questionnaire must be completed in order for your application to be reviewed. Click here to download the questionnaire . Step 2: After completing the questionnaire, please apply for the job and while completing your application, you will have the ability to attach your questionnaire to your application. If you experience difficulty attaching to your application, you can email it to: kswanson@gptx.org Benefits of working for the City of Grand Prairie Detention Department : Great Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 2 to 1 match into Texas Municipal Retirement System Paid time off Stable work environment Tuition Reimbursement Essential Job Functions Candidate must be able to visually and through the use of remote video surveillance equipment. Monitor prisoner status and behavior. Ability to escort prisoners from one area to another. Take physical action to prevent escapes and/or assaults and subdue combative/violent prisoners is required. Ability to properly process prisoners using established book-in/release procedures is necessary. The ability to read, comprehend and write in English is a must. Candidate must be able to fingerprint, photograph, handcuff and physically search prisoners. Ability to accurately count money and inventory property is important. Candidate must be able to read, interpret and apply laws, regulations and departmental policies and procedures. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma/GED, plus one year experience working with the public is required. Or have successfully completed an internship program with the GPPD jail. EMT/paramedic experience HIGHLY preferred but not required. Must have a valid Texas class C driver's license. Typing (25 wpm) and computer skills are required. Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Additional Information This position requires access to Criminal Justice Information & due to CJIS/FBI policy, applicants applying for this position must be US Citizens. Must be able to obtain state certification as a Detention Officer and an Intoxilyzer Operator within the first year of employment. Detailed Criminal Background Processing, Psychological Examination, Polygraph Examination, Drug/Alcohol Testing, and Pre-employment Physical. Candidate must possess the ability to lift or exert forces up to 100 lbs and push/pull up to 50 lbs. A general capacity to perform tasks required of detention officers. Such tasks shall be capable of being performed with reasonable accommodation, if necessary, that does not impose a business hardship and without presenting a direct threat to the safety of the applicant or others. Ability to establish, complete, and maintain prisoner's paperwork arrest report, medical history, narrative report, etc. utilizing knowledge of the various laws and departmental policies and procedures is required. May work irregular hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Candidate will be required to pass pre-employment screening which includes drug screen, polygraph, psychological, and background investigation. **Candidates who do not meet these requirements or qualifications should refrain from applying for this position** Closing Date/Time: 11/29/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Oct 24, 2019
Intern
Job Summary THIS POSITION IS PART TIME WORKING AN AVERAGE OF 19 HOURS PER WEEK.This position will not Transition to a Full Time position. The purpose of this position is to assist the City Manager's Office or other departments with special projects, research, program analysis, data collection, and project management as assigned. Perform in an intern capacity learning city management functions and responsibilities of senior management. Serve on community projects, boards/commissions, or committees and management related decisions. Essential Job Functions Plan and execute various projects as needed for the City Manager's Office and department directors including conducting research by a variety of means via examination of government records, use of the internet, and performing statistical analysis. Represent the City in the community (boards, committees, organizations, and public functions) or within city departments as assigned by supervisor. Prepare written correspondence to various external agencies; communicate with the public regarding complaints, concerns, and requests for information. Prepare statistical and narrative reports and correspondence based on research or on special projects needs. May be required to complete studies, analysis, presentations, surveys etc. to accomplish tasks received. May be required to coordinate and direct activities of other staff members on project related work. Provides customer service by providing information and directions as requested; completes routine office duties by answering phones, transferring calls and taking messages. Other duties or projects as assigned Minimum Qualifications Must have already obtained a Bachelor's degree and currently enrolled in a Master's degree program in Public Administration or Business Administration from an accredited university, with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. THIS POSITION IS PART TIME WORKING AN AVERAGE OF 19 HOURS PER WEEK. This position will not Transition to a Full Time position, please apply if you are looking for a part-time position. Must be interested in a career in local government. Experience: Under and including one year. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Must be able to interact with all levels of employees across the organization in writing, verbally, and in social forums. Closing Date/Time: 11/30/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Oct 24, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain City buildings and grounds in order to ensure a safe environment. This is accomplished by performing maintenance duties; supervising personnel; and completing administrative duties. Other duties include assisting with new construction projects; operating and maintaining equipment; and maintaining supplies. Essential Job Functions Performs maintenance duties by completing electrical, carpentry, plumbing, grounds, and mechanical repairs; welding broken items and fabricating new pieces; troubleshooting maintenance issues; replacing inadequate flooring; changing or repairing parts for the lighting system, doors, windows and cabinets; painting interior and exterior walls; mowing and edging lawns; maintaining flower beds; spraying various chemicals and herbicides; trimming trees; weed eating lawns; and maintaining litter receptacles. Supervises personnel by assigning work duties; observing and monitoring work tasks; providing feedback to employees; assisting employees to correct deficiencies; and providing training as needed. Completes administrative duties by answering phone calls; completing various reports and paperwork; and writing correspondences and work orders. Assists with new construction projects and special events by overseeing and assisting with the remodel of offices, restrooms, roofing, concrete, sheetrock, painting, and plumbing; installing pole and gate barricades; preparing grounds; setting up and tearing down tents; inspecting sites for hazards; installing decorations; and completing post-event clean up. Operates and maintains equipment by operating front-end loader, back hoe, dump truck, mowers, water truck, and trailer; monitoring fluid levels and tire pressure; checking belts and lights; changing and sharpening blades; and inspecting, lubricating and washing equipment. Maintains supplies by taking inventory; reviewing supply requests; allocating supplies to personnel; ordering supplies from vendors; and unloading supplies as they arrive. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency. Over two years up to and including four years of ground maintenance experience . Valid Texas Class C Driver's License, or Valid Texas Class B Driver's License Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action Closing Date/Time: 11/22/2019 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Oct 14, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST Are you looking for an exciting opportunity in Human Resources? Come be part of a team that is working hard to create raving fans by delivering world class service! The purpose of this position is to work with other City departments to plan and coordinate human resource needs for new and current employees. This is accomplished by coordinating recruitment and hiring processes for both general, civilian and sworn entry and promotional positions; assisting with the group health and wellness programs; tracking and coordinating city-wide training offered through Human Resources; administering the drug/alcohol testing and records management; assisting with injury reporting, data entry, tracking and workers compensation reports; as well as processing paperwork and updating the HRIS/HRMS system relating to benefits, recruitment, retirement, out-processing and records management of such. Other duties include completing special projects, responding to customer concerns, issues and service requests, as well as interacting with other City employees, retirees and citizens. 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. Essential functions described below are intended to demonstrate key responsibilities but are not all inclusive, and are subject to change. This position is primarily sedentary, but may occasionally lift up to 10 pounds, and requires the ability to move frequently as needed to teach, meet with others and attend meetings around the city. Essential functions are as follows: Participate in team or special projects that arise as needed. Identify process changes, update policies, procedures and document such. Implement new software related to business operations to ensure a smooth transition from current processes. Process all related electronic updates in the HRIS/HRMS system or paperwork necessary and related to job; scan to personnel files as needed on a timely basis. All other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager within your department/division. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required; ability to communicate with diplomacy, confidence, effectiveness and clarity Ability to creatively identify issues, craft resolution and implement through application of sound business solutions and within business ethics, policies and culture. Functional Area Essential Duties: Benefits Administration/Risk Management/Wellness Programming: Assists with administering and coordinating proper safety and risk training programs, monitoring driving records, inputting, tracking and responding to employee and supervisor inquiries regarding on the job injuries, and worker's compensation Coordinates, organizes and tracks all city-wide training courses to include: soliciting for instructors, setting up courses in the HRIS system, ensuring all course materials are updated annually, assisting employees with registration, coordinating class locations, and set-up and clean-up of the classroom Assists with administering group health insurance program to include annual enrollment, benefit activities and communication, education and/or training materials; lead/develop benefits education for new-hires (including Onboarding/New Employee Sign-In), retirees, employee outreach or other similar programming to enhance knowledge of benefits; Administer, program, plan and coordinate all activities surrounding wellness including: annual health fair and related screenings; monthly wellness activities, campaigns, calendar and communication tools; schedules and leads monthly wellness committee meetings; monitors the wellness and workout equipment budgets; locates and calls vendors for participation; and creates letters, maps, flyers, other communication pieces for vendors and employees. Coordinates leave functions to include Family Medical Leave (FMLA) and military leave for all departments and employees Works with active employees and retirees on benefit inquiries, elections, minor claims issues, troubleshooting, etc. Works with those planning on retiring to ensure all paperwork to retire is completed, sent to TMRS for processing and benefits are set up properly in the HRIS system; works with vendors to order retirement gifts, clocks, etc. Handles drug testing software reporting and entry for CDL, safety sensitive, FTA and random testing processed. Assists in annual FTA audit as needed to provide requested documents and reports. Amends policies and procedures as needed when issues arise or corrective action is requested by the FTA for transit drivers or other applicable changes city-wide. May be asked to coordinate and participate in additional related duties and projects as assigned by leadership Participates as an active member of the Employee Wellness Committee Recruitment/HRIS/Classification/Compensation: Coordinates the applicant and onboarding process by preparing advertisements, posting jobs, and screening applications. Coordinates out-processing with all employees leaving to ensure proper forms are provided and identified as well as going over all out-processing materials. Updates and creates job descriptions; enters new employee data into computer; assists with new employee sign in and my assist in New Employee Orientation event. Conducts civil service entrance exam processes Explains City policies and procedures to new employees. Conducts background investigations and coordinates e-verify processes for social security validation and administers pre-employment testing as needed. Works with all departments on challenges in hiring and/or recruitment processes. Works with Police/Fire and other large department recruitment teams as needed. Conducts or participates in job fairs as needed. Assist in volunteer recruitment as needed. May be asked to coordinate and participate in additional related duties and projects as assigned by leadership Participates as an active member of the Employee Recognition Committee and assists with planning and hosting various city-wide events, from ordering supplies, setup, take-down, vendor coordination, logistics, etc. Minimum Qualifications JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education: HS/GED required. Bachelor's Degree preferred in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related. Experience: 1-2 years of experience in performing Human Resources related duties in any of the disciplines - benefits, recruitment, risk, wellness, classification, compensation, retirement or related. Licenses : Valid Class C Driver's License required Certifications Required: None Reading : Intermediate - Ability to read and interpret vendor materials, business documents such as plan documents, forms, contracts, training materials, video training or applications. Math : Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers for analytics and analysis such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, statistics, etc. Ability to review and apply formulas using Excel for benefits, retirement and civil service related documents. Writing : Intermediate - Ability to review and prepare business letters or documents, applications, forms, job descriptions, plan documents, benefits materials, and video scripts; Ability to prepare minutes, agendas and materials related to civil service tests, eligibility lists and local rules; Ability to apply proper format, punctuation, spelling, grammar and appropriate parts of speech. Managerial : Receives direction. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results. There is some opportunity for discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Budget Responsibility : Has little to no budgetary responsibility. Supervisory / Organizational Control : No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Complexity : Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Some use of judgment applies in limited circumstances when implementing new programs, processes and/or software related to the job. Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills : Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Oct 09, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary This position is an evening position working M-F (12:30 PM - 9:00 PM). The purpose of this position is to provide quality customer service to the City's citizens and to deliver and provide safe drinking water without interruption. This is accomplished by assuring to make repairs, to take accurate measurement of water used and to act as a team player to provide world class customer service. Other duties include collecting delinquent water bills, turn off for non-pay, reading meters manually and electronically accurately 500-600 times daily; working with desk top or laptop computers entering orders throughout the day; changing out meter boxes, large meter lids and water values under high pressure as necessary; interacting with other City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Completes customer orders by turning the water on and off for new and old accounts. Check meters for leaks, check electronics; must be able to communicate with customers about water issues and be able to determine whether the problem is with the customer's line or the city's side. Determine electronic reading transmitter problems and if the meters are dead or working properly; read meters manually and electronically; bending over, squatting, collecting meter readings accurately 500-600 daily. Performs accounting duties by collecting money from customers; Turning water off for non-payment and overdue extensions. Maintains meters by changing the meters; replacing the registers and electronics on the meters. Also changing out the large meter lids. Performs clerical duties by using the computer to type correspondences; enter orders and data pertaining to work load throughout the day. Maintains and installs meter boxes. Also replaces water valves that are under high pressure. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED and six months experience working in an outside environment that demonstrates knowledge necessary to understand basic operational and technical plumbing processes. Candidates who have worked with water meters are preferred. Must possess a valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Must obtain a basic water "D" license within six (6) months. Must obtain a class "C" water distribution license within 18 months. Closing Date/Time: Continuous