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!

 

31 job(s) at City of Grand Prairie

City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 11, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of the Lead School Crossing Guard is to provide assistance to the School Crossing Guard Coordinator by supervising or assisting in the supervision of the School Crossing Guards. The Lead School Guard is also responsible for providing assistance to the children crossing streets, walking to and from school. Duties include holding a sign and blowing a whistle to control traffic and escorting elementary school children safely across various streets and intersections. Duties will require working outdoors under a variety of weather conditions. Schedule and assignment locations may vary and will work split shifts. Employees would only be working a maximum of 3 hours daily. Schedules will occasionally vary to accommodate early dismissal days and school holidays. The duty hours are one and one half hours (1 hour 30 minutes) for each shift, morning and afternoon. The Guard must remain on their post for the full shift to receive payment for a shift worked. Essential Job Functions Assists elementary school children in crossing the street at designated intersections in a safe and orderly manner. The school crossing guard must position themselves in a highly visible and safe location. Stand on the side of the street where the children approach if possible. Lawn chairs are permitted during periods when the peak flow of pedestrian traffic has slowed. However, the Guard must remain in a position where they are easily observed by pedestrians seeking to cross the street and, where they are able to observe anyone approaching the cross walk. Crossing Guards may, during extremely inclement weather, use their vehicle for shelter if absolutely necessary. Places traffic cones in the street before school begins and removes at end of school as needed. The school crossing guard is frequently required to recognize gaps in traffic and step safely into and out of traffic. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hold stop sign above head until children are across the intersection. The school crossing guard is frequently required to use hands and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to blow whistle to alert traffic to presence of children. While performing the duties of this position, the school crossing guard is regularly required to stand, walk quickly, hear, speak clearly, occasionally speak/hear over the sound of traffic and work in inclement weather. The school crossing guard is required to work outside with exposure to the elements, fumes and/or outdoor particles. The school crossing guard must be able to get to and from designated assignments. If driving a motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license and insurance as required by law. Notifies police headquarters of real or potential hazards and pedestrian accidents in the vicinity. Regular and punctual attendance. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED preferred & one year of School Crossing Guard experience. If driving a motor vehicle, must possess a valid Texas driver's license and insurance as required by law. 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 General Direction: Within this position, the employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. Performance is reviewed periodically. Directly supervises the School Crossing Guards. Work requires supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees or a work unit. Daily contact with Crossing Guards. Closing Date/Time: 8/17/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 08, 2020
Seasonal
Job Summary Performs manual and unskilled maintenance work at the City's parks. Ability to operate lawn power equipment, mowers, weed eaters, and blowers; drive small trucks and pick-up trucks; and use shovels, rakes, and hoes. Essential Job Functions Must be able to lift and carry 50 lb. bags of fertilizer. Seed and be able to lift, push and/or pull 50 lb. and 100 lb. pieces of tractor drawn equipment. Minimum Qualifications A high school diploma or GED and a valid Texas Class C drivers license preferred. Additional Information Must be able to work flexible schedule, some nights and weekends & be willing to work outside in variable weather conditions. Closing Date/Time: 8/31/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 08, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary 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 Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency. Under and including one year. 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: 8/17/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 08, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to manage, direct and lead the Detention Center personnel and operations. The Detention Manager is responsible for the safe, legal and efficient operation of the Grand Prairie Police Department Detention Facility. This is accomplished by directing and planning recruiting, hiring and retention strategies, establishing training standards and overall Detention Center operations; monitoring for quality and accuracy in record keeping and compliance with established best practices and industry standards, evaluating performance of subordinate personnel as well as providing development and growth opportunities for succession planning; developing policy and procedure to ensure efficient use of staffing, maintaining a safe and secure environment in which to house persons in custody, and managing resources both budgetary and personnel. The Detention Manager prepares the annual budget for the Detention Center including justifications for one-time purchases, recurring costs, items to be considered for capital improvement projects while working with departmental and city leaders to ensure the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the Detention Center. Other duties include developing and managing the budget, coordinating the high school internship program with the Grand Prairie ISD Career and Technical Education Program, writing specifics for proposed contracts (Ex: maintenance of door control system and hardware, prisoner food contract, cleaning supplies, etc.) performing research to ensure all federal, state and local laws and regulations are followed, including decisions made by the courts that directly affect Detention Center operations and training (supreme court and lower court decisions ); monitor and stay current on industry best practices and ensure those are met, as they relate to the Detention Center operations. The Detention Manager is frequently called upon to review Use of Force incidents and must have extensive knowledge of defensive tactics techniques, applied use of force, legal use of force and may also be involved in use of force incidents. Use of force and Detention Center operations is a high liability area for the City of Grand Prairie and the Grand Prairie Police Department. The Detention Manager is a member of the Police Command Staff and is expected to be a leader and innovator, contributing to the continued improvement and development of the Detention Center, the Police Department and the City of Grand Prairie. 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 Essential Job Functions Directing and providing oversight for the Detention Center Hiring Process; ensuring that the recruiting and hiring strategies for the Detention Center are fair; formatted to attract and retain the most qualified applicants. Directing and providing oversight for the Detention Center Training Program, ensuring that trainers receive all state/federal mandated training, along with continuing education to advance their skill and knowledge base. In addition, ensuring that all training documentation, manuals and resources are current and relevant to Detention Center operations and performance expectations. Supervises and evaluates subordinate employees by conducting performance evaluations; providing counselling, coaching and mentorship as needed; processing overtime and leave requests; and assisting with uniform requests. Directing and providing Performance Accountability through written and verbal communication, as it relates to performance expectations, policy and procedures of Detention Center personnel. Manages the facility by ensuring preventive maintenance and repairs are completed; inspecting facility for compliance with health, fire, and safety regulations; and recommending actions to be taken. Directs the Detention Supervisors, evaluating their performance and ensuring effective supervision and leadership are provided to their subordinate personnel, and that staffing resources and Detention Center operations are properly managed under their command. Maintains all supplies and resources needed by the Detention Center personnel to effectively perform their job duties. This includes coordinating with Public Safety I.T. to ensure that all software and I.T. resources are up to date and efficiently operational. This also includes researching products and vendors; purchasing supplies from vendors. Finding cooperative grants, using interlocal agreements and establishing MOUs when necessary to obtain supplies or services. Maintains records by ensuring that all records are kept according to state retention requirements including records of training, monetary deposits, prisoner records, court documents, Use of Force Reports, etc. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a two-year associate's degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training and can be used in place of college degree. 3 or more years as a Detention Supervisor. TEEX Basic Municipal Jailer certificate or equivalent. Advanced leadership training through Institute for Law Enforcement Administration or other equivalent course(s). Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 08, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary This position functions as a lead worker, performing essentially the same work as those directed. It includes overseeing work quality, training, instruction and work scheduling for crews that are engaged in street, utility, parks and recreation and Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful maintenance. This position also completes administrative duties, performs daily equipment checks and maintains some equipment. Essential Job Functions Leads and supervises personnel by assigning work duties; observing and monitoring work tasks; providing feedback to employees; evaluating work performance; and assisting employees to correct deficiencies. Monitors project work by ensuring a safe working environment for crews; planning for and securing needed materials and equipment; ensuring project is completed in a timely manner; inspecting work; and provide problem solutions as needed. Completes administrative duties by preparing daily work orders; preparing various reports; processing overtime and leave requests; completing accident forms; and monitoring equipment inventories. Maintains equipment by inspecting equipment for damage; and performing routine maintenance. Minimum Qualifications High school or GED required. Over four years experience working in landfill or related environment in maintenance/equipment operator work ; supervisory experience preferred. Valid Texas Class B Commercial Driver's License or the ability to obtain within six months of employment. MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) B License is highly preferred or must be able to obtain within six months after start date. Closing Date/Time: 8/21/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 07, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the purpose of this position is to manage the City's technology infrastructure resources and team by overseeing operational and projects activities for Networking, Telecommunication, Video surveillance and Building access control systems. This is accomplished by conducting project management; supervising employees; managing project planning; and preparing and managing the budget. This is a working manager role that works closely with the CIO. Other duties include completing administrative duties; and performing vendor management. It requires extensive knowledge of Cisco routing and switching equipment, as well as virtualization and communication technologies. Essential Job Functions Conducts project management by conducting research to justify the project; identifying and assigning resources to implement the project; managing scope costs and resources; and ensuring the completion of the project. Supervises employees by conducting performance evaluations; conducting skill assessments; determining areas needing improvement; assisting employees with human resource issues; scheduling project timelines; providing coaching and training as needed; assigning work duties; and performing disciplinary functions as needed. Manages project planning by conducting a needs assessment; identifying solutions; defining the scope of the project; defining activities; planning for resources; estimating costs; and developing a project schedule. Prepares and manages the budget by analyzing forte needs; preparing recommendations and justifications; submitting draft budget for approval; and monitoring expenditures. Completes administrative duties by preparing various reports; maintaining records; providing information to other employees as requested; and submitting reports, information and recommendations to management. Performs vendor management by managing multiple vendor contracts; maintaining vendor relationships; identifying new sources; and managing invoices and payments. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in technology or equivalent work and management experience. Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience , preferably working with enterprise technology. Experience in an environment utilizing the following hardware and software required: Cisco Routers and Switches, VMware, Microsoft Windows Servers, and various storage and backup technologies. Experience in an environment utilizing the following technologies preferred: Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Office 365, and Azure Apps and Services. Five years of relevant experience, with a minimum of three years out of the five in a supervisory capacity. Required License & Certifications: Valid Class C Drivers License Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) or higher Preferred Certifications: MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) ITIL V4 Foundation certification must be obtained within 6 months from the date of hire. Additional Information Advanced - Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Advanced - Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathmatical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Advanced - Ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or critiques. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives 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 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. Closing Date/Time: 8/21/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 07, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to provide quality customer service to the City's citizens and to deliver and provide safe drinking water without interruption. This is accomplished by assuring to make repairs, to take accurate measurement of water used and to act as a team player to provide world class customer service. Other duties include collecting delinquent water bills, turn off for non-pay, reading meters manually and electronically accurately 500-600 times daily; working with desk top or laptop computers entering orders throughout the day; changing out meter boxes, large meter lids and water values under high pressure as necessary; interacting with other City employees and the general public. 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: 8/14/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 04, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to investigate and enforce stormwater regulatory requirements within the City of Grand Prairie. This is accomplished by investigating and conducting stormwater-related audit inspections, reviewing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3), inspecting construction site best management practices (BMPs), Performing detention/retention pond inspections, responding to citizen complaints, and drainage investigations. This position is also responsible for assisting with the City's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Essential Job Functions Investigate, inspect, and audit land development, commercial development, multi-family, single family, and Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) construction sites in accordance with the TCEQ Construction General Permit, the City of Grand Prairie Ordinances and Unified Development Codes.; responding to complaints from citizens; review Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3) and erosion control plans; identifying areas of noncompliance for appropriate enforcement actions; ; following up on Notice of Violations (NOVs), action items from inspections/audits, and citizen complaints; ; perform detention/retention pond inspections and community outreach activities. Assists with the maintenance of the rain/stream gauge equipment. Completes administrative duties by researching sources for property owners; notifying property owners, job site superintendents of violations; assisting other departments and co-workers with information and inspections. Performs plan reviews, SWP3 reviews, and onsite inspections of stormwater best management practices (BMPs). Identifies plan and project site deficiencies, as well as corrective actions needed. Works with the property owner, developer, contractor, and other City staff to obtain compliance with EPA/TCEQ regulations. Works with multiple departments to support Stormwater and Erosion concerns Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a two year associate's degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training. Over two years up to and including four years of construction inspection or environmental inspection. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License, preferred Certified Floodplain Manager, Certified Erosion Sediment Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI) or other similar 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. Must be proficient in Word and Excel. Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after general instructions, procedures, methods are communicated. Employee has some discretion on a limited basis when confronted with choices. Assists with research, compiles data, and performs data entry associated with budget-related activities. Does not direct or supervise 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. Provides information to customers, discusses potential solutions to problems and persuades people to comply with the regulations. Ability to provide customer service when working with private property owners/developers. Closing Date/Time: 8/14/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 04, 2020
Seasonal
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to investigate and enforce stormwater regulatory requirements within the City of Grand Prairie. This is accomplished by investigating and conducting stormwater-related audit inspections, reviewing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3), inspecting construction site best management practices (BMPs), Performing detention/retention pond inspections, responding to citizen complaints, and drainage investigations. This position is also responsible for assisting with the City's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Essential Job Functions Investigate, inspect, and audit land development, commercial development, multi-family, single family, and Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) construction sites in accordance with the TCEQ Construction General Permit, the City of Grand Prairie Ordinances and Unified Development Codes.; responding to complaints from citizens; review Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3) and erosion control plans; identifying areas of noncompliance for appropriate enforcement actions; ; following up on Notice of Violations (NOVs), action items from inspections/audits, and citizen complaints; ; perform detention/retention pond inspections and community outreach activities. Assists with the maintenance of the rain/stream gauge equipment. Completes administrative duties by researching sources for property owners; notifying property owners, job site superintendents of violations; assisting other departments and co-workers with information and inspections. Performs plan reviews, SWP3 reviews, and onsite inspections of stormwater best management practices (BMPs). Identifies plan and project site deficiencies, as well as corrective actions needed. Works with the property owner, developer, contractor, and other City staff to obtain compliance with EPA/TCEQ regulations. Works with multiple departments to support Stormwater and Erosion concerns Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a two year associate's degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training. Over two years up to and including four years of construction inspection or environmental inspection. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License, preferred Certified Floodplain Manager, Certified Erosion Sediment Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI) or other similar 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. Must be proficient in Word and Excel. Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after general instructions, procedures, methods are communicated. Employee has some discretion on a limited basis when confronted with choices. Assists with research, compiles data, and performs data entry associated with budget-related activities. Does not direct or supervise 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. Provides information to customers, discusses potential solutions to problems and persuades people to comply with the regulations. Ability to provide customer service when working with private property owners/developers. Closing Date/Time: 8/18/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 04, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary THIS IS A PART TIME POSITION WORKING 10-19 HOURS PER WEEK The purpose of this position is to assist in cart storage, cart cleaning and staging golf carts for daily tournament play. It also is responsible for greeting customers, shuttling customers and helping clean the golf shop and other related areas; and interacting with other City employees. Essential Job Functions Verifies that carts are clean, charge and in-proper working order for the golf customer. Cleans the cars after each usage by the public. Provides customer service by greeting each customer upon arrival and assist customers by cleaning clubs and helping with equipment. Maintains a clean appearance in the cart staging area as well as the cart barn, golf shop, pavilion, and other common space by golf shop. Provides assistance to Club Manager and all assistant managers as necessary. Minimum Qualifications Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of the golf course. Level of knowledge equivalent to less than high school or equivalency. This position works 10-19 hours a week. No experience necessary. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives immediate direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment. Closing Date/Time: 8/14/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to operate heavy equipment for a variety of construction and maintenance operations within the City. This is accomplished by using equipment such as: backhoes, rollers, graders, and front-end loaders to complete construction projects; monitoring landfill gases; recovering refrigerant; and assisting with landfill operations. Other duties include performing preventative maintenance; providing traffic control; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Performs heavy equipment operation in order to maintain landfill by using equipment to push trash; maintaining the appropriate grade and compaction levels; hauling dirt; loading truck with excavator; driving truck to work site; combining trash and dirt in order to grade; and managing site. Excavating loads of metal for recycling; moving wood chips, recycled dirt, and concrete; maintaining stock piles; pushing brush, wood, concrete, and dirt with bull dozer. Provides traffic control by directing traffic at work site; and communicating safety rules to customers. Performs preventative maintenance by greasing equipment; cleaning filters; checking all fluids; inspecting undercarriage; tracking inspections; and cleaning tracks. Assists with landfill operations by screening waste that may be hazardous and providing facility maintenance. Minimum Qualifications High School diploma or GED with six months/one year of advanced study or training. Over two years of heavy equipment experience. Experience working in a Landfill preferred Valid Class B CDL Driver's License or must be able to obtain within six months of employment. EPA Certification for Refrigerants. Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to assist with the implementation of signal timing plans and Traffic Management Center (TMC) operations. This is accomplished by evaluating existing timing plans, assisting with developing new signal timing plans, timing log updates, signal system backups, and assisting with inspections of new traffic signals. Other duties include responding to citizen requests regarding traffic issues; reviewing traffic signal plans, sign/pavement marking plans; and performing traffic studies. Work requires knowledge of Tactics signal system software. Essential Job Functions This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent. This position has responsibilities that require lifting up to 20-50 pounds on occasion, 10-19 pounds frequently, or up to 10 pounds constantly. Depending on assignment, this position will: Assist with monitoring the Traffic Management Center operations including overseeing all installations and maintenance; test all equipment for NEMA specifications; diagnose problems; and order and maintain signal inventory supplies. Receive calls and respond to citizen complaints and concerns about signal timing and traffic issues. Control, observe and evaluate traffic by developing, implementing, and adjusting traffic signal timing to improve traffic flow. Assist with the development of new signal timing plans to improve signal operations at an intersection. Assist with signal timing database management by tracking, recording, and organizing traffic signal timing changes. Interface with traffic signal technicians to maintain the traffic signal system. All other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager within your department/division. Minimum Qualifications Education: High School Diploma or GED as minimum. Additional training/coursework above high school level that leads to an appropriate certification from the International Municipal Signal Association. Experience: Minimum two (2) years of experience working in a Traffic Management Center or similar working environment where monitoring of signal operations and signal timing adjustment via signal system software is taking place. Must be familiar with Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD). Licenses : Valid Driver's License required Certifications Required: IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level 1. IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician Level 1 is required upon hire. Reading : Intermediate ability to read and understand papers, manuals, written directions, policies, etc. Typically this level is obtained in high school up to college. Math : Knowledge of basic math to perform the four basic arithmetic operations, learned in elementary up to high school. Writing : Basic ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Managerial : Within this position, the employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results. The employee has some opportunity for discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. The assignment is usually reviewed upon completion. Budget Responsibility : None Supervisory / Organizational Control : Job has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Complexity : Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills : Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to enforce codes for the City of Grand Prairie. This is accomplished by patrolling the City for violations, conducting inspections of properties; issuing citations and violations notices; supervising personnel; and completing administrative duties. Other duties include providing customer service to the public and other departments. Essential Job Functions Conducts inspections by patrolling the City for violations; investigating neglect or other complaints; responding to citizen complaints; scheduling regular inspections; touring the building or property; noting violations of code; researching to locate owners, if necessary; notifying owners of results of inspections; and re-inspecting non compliant locations. Issues citations and violations by compiling inspection reports; preparing cases for the BAAB Board or court; executing warrants; and ensuring clean up is completed or animals are cared for. Completes administrative duties by answering calls; providing information to the public and other departments as requested; compiling various reports; completing documents and forms; and maintaining records. Provides customer service to the public by developing and implementing community and school education programs; assisting other departments with community functions; and developing and implementing neighborhood incentives. Supervises personnel by observing and monitoring work tasks; functioning as a lead worker; and providing guidance, instruction and feedback. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training. BILINGUAL preferred. Over two years up to and including four years. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License & be able to obtain a Code Enforcement Officer License. Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Persuasion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Additional Information Candidate will be required to pass pre-employment screening which includes drug screen, polygraph, psychological, and background investigation. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to operate various types of equipment in order to maintain the City's sidewalks and streets. An equipment operator in streets may work in any one of these key areas: Asphalt Crew, Drainage Crew or with the Concrete Crew based on experience and ability. This position will be working in the Concrete Crew . This is accomplished by operating various equipment; maintaining streets and sidewalks throughout the City; laying drainage pipes; cleaning storm drains and drainage channels; performing code work; installing new guardrails; and completing roadwork for new construction. Other duties include performing preventative maintenance on equipment; and interacting with other City employees and citizens Essential Job Functions Loads materials by running equipment such as: backhoe, rubber tire loaders, concrete breaker, concrete saw and dump trucks. Maintains streets and sidewalks throughout the City by sawing, breaking, digging, and setting forms; pouring and finishing concrete work; cutting and tying steel, etc. Completes roadwork for new construction by assisting in setting grade elevations; compacting sub base; water sub base; shoveling and picking to assist in making grades. Performs preventative maintenance by inspecting and performing required maintenance and repairs of all equipment used Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required to be considered. 1 year of experience required to be considered. Experience may be direct experience in Concrete OR related experience which may include work typically outdoors including use of tools and/or machinery, construction work, warehouse work using forklifts or other similar type experience. Valid Class A CDL Driver's License preferred or ability to obtain within 180 days. Ability to read basic papers, instructions, directions etc. Ability to deal with numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Additional Information Work may include any day of the week, after hours or on weekends as needed to complete work or to assist in special projects. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain the interior and exterior of City facilities and grounds. This is accomplished by performing routine maintenance on the interior and exterior of buildings; and maintaining grounds. Other duties include assisting other divisions as needed; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Maintains the interior of facilities by painting walls; vacuuming and cleaning carpets; buffing and mopping floors; assembling furniture; dusting and polishing furniture; removing trash; moving furniture; and replacing interior lights. Maintains the exterior of facilities by sweeping sidewalks; using the pressure washer to clean outside walls and sidewalks; remove litter, debris, and trash; mowing lawns; replacing exterior lights; and the removal of graffiti. Maintains grounds by picking up litter; cleaning and repairing restrooms; emptying trash barrels; maintaining athletic fields; mowing grass; trimming trees; planting shrubs and flowers; and maintaining turf. Provides customer service to the public by providing information as requested; and ensuring the security of guests. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED. Under and including one year experience in maintenance. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives immediate direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
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: 8/31/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to ensure the proper installation and maintenance of the City's traffic control devices. This is accomplished by performing traffic signal and roadway lighting maintenance and repair; installing and maintaining fiber optic equipment; performing signal installations and programming; and ensuring proper traffic signal operation. Other duties include maintaining knowledge of current advances within the field; training employees; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Must be able to work an "On Call" schedule including after hours, weekends and holidays. Essential Job Functions Performs traffic signal and roadway lighting maintenance and repair by completing scheduled maintenance and repair; and completing emergency repairs as needed. Performs signal installations and programming by installing traffic signals, school flashers, and flood warning devices; replacing major components; and programming controllers. Ensures proper traffic signal operation and manually controlling signals for special functions or unusual circumstances. Installs and maintains fiber optic equipment by installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing fiber optic equipment, video equipment, and systems utilizing sophisticated electronic test equipment. Keeps abreast of advances within the field by receiving training on all aspects of work areas including: signal and related equipment, fiber optics, new products, and how to troubleshoot and perform repairs correctly. Trains employees by ensuring that all new Level I employees can properly maintain and repair small problems in cabinets and change bulbs in field signals. Minimum Qualifications One year of installation, maintenance, and repair of traffic control devices, traffic signals, electrical construction or related field. Must be able to take after hour, weekend and holiday standby either scheduled or as emergency call back. Must be able to obtain a Class A CDL within six months of employment and an International Municipal Signal Association Level 1 Traffic Signal Technician within one year. Help obtaining these may be provided by the City of Grand Prairie through training classes or other means. Have the ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals. Do minor mathematical calculations such as square footage or amperage of circuit. This employee should be able to performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results having some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to assist the animal shelter operations and services. This is accomplished by performing duties on a daily basis to maintain office areas, animal kennel areas, provides general care, feeding, exercising and grooming of animals, and assisting the public with adoptions and redemptions. Other animal care related tasks include assisting Animal Services Officers with vaccinations, microchipping and euthanasia, monitoring and observing animals to detect signs of illness or injury, and providing customer service to the general public. The majority of the work (85%) is conducted indoors with extensive physical labor and exposure to heat/cold weather conditions. Essential Job Functions Performs departmental specific functions by attending animals in the animal shelter; cleaning and disinfecting kennels and cages, litter boxes, feeding utensils, pans and equipment, etc.; launder animal bedding and towels, sweeping and mopping floors, removing trash and cleaning dog yards of waste. Provides general care and feeding of animals by feeding, watering, exercising and bathing. Assists Animal Services Officers with vaccinations, microchipping, administering medication, drawing blood for health checks and assist and/or perform euthanasia. Maintains stock and storage rooms in neat and organized manner. Stocks inventory of food, litter, cleaning supplies, etc. Periodic transport of animals to the veterinarian clinic(s) for visits as needed. Assists with public with adoptions and redemptions by performing adoption procedures, assisting in reclaiming lost animals, directing the public to areas of the shelter, helping customers complete paperwork, recording animal information and maintaining records. Follow-up on adoptions and redemptions by checking the computer system and adoption contracts for proof of vaccination and sterilization and sending notification letters is contracts are not met. Provides assistance to the general public by answering inquiries over the phone or in person, directing telephone calls, preparing and maintaining records, receiving paperwork and entering information into computer system. Minimum Qualifications Requires a high school diploma or G.E.D. Six months up to and including two years in animal care and handling Schedule includes four ten hour days per week, 7:30am - 6:30pm. Weekend work required Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Must obtain Texas Department of Health Certified Euthanasia Technician certification within 120 days 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 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. Performance is reviewed periodically. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal Employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work requires ability to observe and analyze situations. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to enforce environmental, animal and housing codes for the City of Grand Prairie. This is accomplished by patrolling the City for animal violations, conducting inspections of properties; issuing citations and violations notices; supervising personnel; and completing administrative duties. Other duties include providing customer service to the public and other departments. Essential Job Functions Conducts inspections by patrolling the City for animal violations; investigating neglect or other complaints; responding to citizen complaints; scheduling regular inspections; touring the building or property; noting violations of code; researching to locate owners, if necessary; notifying owners of results of inspections; and re-inspecting noncompliant locations. Issues citations and violations by compiling inspection reports; preparing cases for the BAAB Board or court; executing warrants; and ensuring clean up is completed or animals are cared for. Completes administrative duties by answering calls; providing information to the public and other departments as requested; compiling various reports; completing documents and forms; and maintaining records. Provides customer service to the public by developing and implementing community and school education programs; assisting other departments with community functions; and developing and implementing neighborhood incentives. Supervises personnel by observing and monitoring work tasks; functioning as a lead worker; and providing guidance, instruction and feedback. Performs departmental specific functions by attending animals in the animal shelter; picking up strays and dead animals; providing adoption services; conducting euthanasia services; dispatching service calls; ensuring properties are cleaned up; and ensuring repairs are made to buildings or facilities. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training. Over two years up to and including four years of experience as an animal enforcement officer or related experience. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Basic Animal Control Officer Certification, Certified Euthanasia Technician preferred. Must be able to obtain certifications within six months of hire date. Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Persuasion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary Testing Date : September 26, 2020 Application Deadline : September 11, 2020 5:00 p.m. The Grand Prairie Fire Department seeks highly motivated individuals who will serve our community with integrity and courage, committing themselves to protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Grand Prairie. Minimum Qualifications To be eligible to take the written exam you must : 1. Be between the ages of 18 and 35. Applicant 36 years of age or older is not eligible for a beginning position as a firefighter. 2. Be a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization OR a permanent resident If applicable, the following document is due by the application deadline: • Optional: Copy of DD-214 if ever in the military. (Persons having been honorably discharged from the military service and who pass the written examination will receive an additional five (5) points to the raw score.) The following is due by the time of hire : • Copy of Birth Certificate • Copy of High School Diploma or GED • Copy of *Texas Paramedic License/Certificate OR National Registry Paramedic License/Certificate. * Please be aware that obtaining a paramedic license takes about one year to complete. If you do not possess this certification by the time we reach your name, you will be skipped over. However, you may be considered if you obtain the license/certification if vacancies exist and the list is still active. Applicants shall, by the time of hire: • Must be a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization OR a permanent resident and able to read, write, and fluently speak English. • Must have high school diploma or GED. • Must have Texas Paramedic Certificate, Texas License or National Registry Paramedic Certificate. • Must be non-user of tobacco products. Not eligible if applicant : • Motor vehicle records reflect a DWI conviction within three (3) years preceding the date of application or more than two (2) moving traffic violation and/or accidents within twenty-four (24) months preceding the date of application or a currently suspended drivers license • Applicants who are found or who admit to using marijuana shall be considered on a case by case basis with consideration given to the circumstances, frequency, recency, and legality; • Has been found or admitted to use of methamphetamines, speed, crank, crack (or any other form of cocaine), steroids or any other controlled substance without a prescription within the last five (5) years; • Has been found or have admitted to the use of methamphetamines, speed, crank, crack, (or any other form of cocaine) on more than three occasions; • Has ever used heroin (or any heroin based substances), opium or PCP, who have ever intentionally used LSD, or who has ever sold or distributed marijuana or any other controlled substance are permanently disqualified; • Have been found or who admit to abuse of legally obtained prescription medications, or illegal use of prescription medication of another person. Conduct involving abuse and/or misuse of prescription medication shall be considered on a case by case basis with consideration give to circumstances and recency Additional Information Applicants may order the "NFST Candidate Orientation Guide" by clicking the following link: http://www.fpsi.com/fire-candidate-orientation-guides/ . The NFST Candidate Orientation Guide is a helpful tool to prepare for the exam and can be downloaded as a PDF file and saved or printed. Please read through the disclaimer on the order page in order to have a successful download. Payments will be submitted through PayPal via an account or credit/debit card. Once payment is submitted, PayPal automatically redirects you back to the FPSI site where access to the download link is located on the Order Details-Checkout Status page. Applicants must pay close attention to ALL instructions on both FPSI and PayPal's websites in order to access the instant download successfully! Closing Date/Time: 9/11/2020 5:00 PM Central