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!

 

80 job(s) at City of Grand Prairie

City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 21, 2022
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: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 21, 2022
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: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 21, 2022
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: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 21, 2022
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: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 21, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The City of Grand Prairie is looking for a highly motivated professionals to be part of its Public Health and Environmental Quality Department as an Environmental Specialist. The City of Grand Prairie offers great retirement and healthcare benefits. This is a GRAND opportunity to work for a secure employer. The purpose of this position is to protect public health and the environment by ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local health and environmental regulations. This is accomplished by conducting various environmental, industrial, or stormwater inspections; monitoring stream quality and stormwater quality; conducting public education activities; responding to citizen complaints; and conducting environmental and stormwater investigations. Other duties include assisting with the administration of various programs and completing administrative duties. Essential Job Functions This posting is for two positions: one within the stormwater program and one within the industrial pretreatment program. Essential Job Functions: (Industrial Pretreatment) - Conducts industrial inspections by observing practices, processes, equipment, records, and site compliance with federal, state, and local rules. (Stormwater) - Conducts inspections of Auto-Related Businesses by observing activities, records, and procedures to ensure compliance with Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWP3) regulations and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) regulations. (Stormwater) - Inspect Gas well padsites, report road conditions, erosion control compliance, and fencing issues as necessary. (Stormwater) - Monitors streams by performing field analysis; collecting samples in accordance with standard methods; preserving samples, maintaining chain of custody; reviewing data results, and applying concentration standards to the results for enforcement actions. (Industrial Pretreatment/Stormwater) - Oversees sanitary sewage cleanup and hazardous waste pickup by documenting and controlling cleanup activities; testing surface water for impact; collecting samples; picking up household hazardous waste; transporting waste to the Environmental Collection Center; transporting containers back to storage; and responding to environmental emergencies on a rotational basis. (Industrial Pretreatment/Stormwater) - Responds to citizen complaints; conducting tests or inspections as needed; providing information to the public; and assisting with the resolution of the complaint. (Industrial Pretreatment/Stormwater) - Completes administrative duties by maintaining records; writing various reports; completing forms and paperwork; writing standard operating procedures; entering data into computer; writing letters and memos; writing program descriptions; and coordinating training programs for City employees or the public. Minimum Qualifications Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree in Natural Science with knowledge of environmental regulations. One year related experience. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License and other license/certifications within six months of employment: Closing Date/Time: 1/24/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 20, 2022
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain the public's health by providing health services and information by creating and giving presentations about a health-related topic, conducting assessments of the general health of the community, reaching out to local healthcare providers and facilities for their cooperation with community health events, and/or creating a plan for helping members of the community gain access to healthcare. Conduct evaluations of efforts and analyze findings. Other duties include monitoring health risks, developing intervention programs, serving as an advocate for the community, designing healthcare services, and making sure the public is aware of the services available. Essential Job Functions Participates in development, evaluation, and implementation of programs and activities for the community and population groups that promote health and wellness in the community and coordinates with local resources. Assists in identifying and prioritizing health needs in the community; develops public education efforts; coordinates efforts with other agencies. Developing and maintaining standard operating procedures; reviews and oversees compliance with local, state, and federal medical standards. Provides clinical programming for vulnerable populations in the city by designing and implementing classes like Well Child, Low Birth Weight, Senior Care, and diabetes prevention/education. Evaluating health trends and risk factors of population groups and helping to determine priorities for targeted interventions. Informs and interprets state, regional, and department activities to the Director using statistical data, cost figures, and program information. Responds directly to public health crises, from outbreaks of disease to natural disasters. Assists in the development of public health policy. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Nursing. Experience: Three (3) to five (5) years of nursing experience Licenses : Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Texas required. Emergency Medical Technician license preferred. Closing Date/Time: 2/25/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 20, 2022
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: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 20, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to prepare and analyze budgets, financial, and statistical reports and make recommendations. This is accomplished by preparing the annual budget, auditing bills and payments; submitting payments and keeping account of expenses; preparing, analyzing and reconciling expenditures and revenue data; overseeing periodic review of budgets; and performing budget modifications. Other duties include maintaining records; paying bills for department; completing indirect cost studies; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Prepares annual budget by preparing and checking mathematical details on annual budgets; gathering information from appropriate sources; and compiling annual budget for the City. Prepares and analyzes expenditures and revenue data by extracting data and analyzing expenditure and revenue reports; advising supervisory personnel of expenditures and revenue trends; preparing periodic reports of expenditures and revenue to point out relationships of estimates to actual expenditures to supplement City budget reports. Oversees periodic review of budgets by preparing comparative analysis of operating program; analyzing costs in relation to services performed during previous financial year; submitting reports to Supervisor with recommendations for budget revisions. Performs budget modifications by analyzing accounting records and personnel costs data to determine financial resources required to implement programs; and submitting recommendations for budget allocations. Completes other tasks by maintaining records on the budget that include internal and external forms and procedures; paying bills for department; maintaining all time sheets for department; and completing indirect cost studies. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Accounting, Finance or related field and (3) three years of increasingly responsible accounting experience required. A valid Texas Class C driver's license required. Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or critiques. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment according to his or her own judgment, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary. The assignment may be reviewed upon completion. Performance is reviewed periodically. Oversees budget preparation of a department budget. Reviews and approves expenditures of significant budgeted funds for the department or does research and prepares recommendations for city-wide budget expenditures (Fiscal Officers, Senior Financial Analyst and Financial Analyst). Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work. Work is widely varied, involving analyzing and evaluating many complex and significant variables. City-wide policies, procedures, or precedents may be developed and/or recommended. Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas. Candidate will be required to pass pre-employment screening which includes drug screen, polygraph, psychological, and background investigation. Closing Date/Time: 2/18/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 20, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The Grand Prairie City Attorneys' office is looking for an innovative and passionate municipal lawyer to be a part of its world-class team! This is a newly added position that assists in providing a variety of legal services for the City of Grand Prairie, its departments and employees. Under the direction of the City Attorney, provides a variety of legal services for the City of Grand Prairie, its departments and employees. This role serves in the Civil Division and is responsible for assisting in all aspects of civil municipal law, including counseling and advising City departments, and drafting or reviewing contracts, and ordinances, attending boards and commission meetings, and occasionally representing the City in litigation. Applications received on or before February 04, 2022 will be considered for the initial interview process. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis as needed until the position is filled. Essential Job Functions Provides legal advice to city departments on issues that impact the City. Performs accurate, thorough, and timely legal research and prepares opinions, briefs, presentations, memorandum, real estate documents, and correspondence on various legal problems for the City. Attends or views City Council meetings and conferences for the purpose of learning policies underlying official action, and gives advice on legal questions involved, including advice as to alternative legal and administrative approaches to the solution of major City problems. The City's legal department has a collaborative relationship with the other City departments. Versatility, flexibility, and innovative thinking is essential. The candidate must demonstrate continuous effort to provide quality, seamless customer service. Prepares or reviews City contracts, agenda items, and Public Information Act documents. Prepares text for new ordinances or amendments to current ordinances upon request of City departments. Researches, analyzes, and prepares legal opinions and training bulletins on civil law, department policy, case law, and legislative updates as necessitated by law or as requested by the City Attorney. Represents, or supervises outside council, for the City in some litigation. Maintains current information on all pertinent federal, state and municipal laws and case rulings; monitors and advises on legislation that could impact the operations of the City. Attends and participates in various meetings, by conducting presentations, participating in discussions and writing documents. Performs other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager within department/division. This role will be required to also assist in other aspects of municipal law Minimum Qualifications Education : Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school Experience: 3-5 years experience in municipal law and preference for specialization in one of the following: municipal contracts/procurement, municipal land use, municipal economic development, municipal labor/employment. Licenses : Valid Class C Driver's License required; Licensed with the State Bar of Texas Certifications Required: None Reading : Ability to read and understand advanced literature, books, reviews, legal or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Math : Knowledge of intermediate math 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. Writing : Ability to write at an advanced level 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. Communicating information and ideas effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience, including via specific legal communications, such as pleadings, briefs, memoranda, and non-standard correspondence. Managerial : Within this job, the employee normally performs the duty assignment within broad parameters defined by general organizational requirements and accepted practices. Total end results determine effectiveness of job performance. Budget Responsibility : Has little to no budgetary responsibility. Supervisory / Organizational Control : Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees. Complexity : Work is governed by broad instructions, objectives and policies. Requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent analytical and evaluative judgment. Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills : Decisions regarding establishment of policies may be made. Contact may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations. Persuasion : Convincing others to approach things differently. Negotiation : Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. Functional Supervision : Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work. Active Listening : Listening to what others are saying and asking questions as appropriate. Coordination : Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. Critical Thinking : Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. Judgment & Decision Making : Weighing the relative costs / benefits of a potential action. Active Learning : Working with new material or information to grasp its implications. Complex Problem Solving : Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Social Perceptiveness : Being aware of the reactions of others and understanding why they react the way they do. Synthesis and Reorganization : Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks. Oral Comprehension : Listening to and understanding information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Oral Expression : Communicating information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. Writing Comprehension : Reading and understanding written information and ideas. Inductive Reasoning : Combining separate pieces of information or specific answers to problems to form general rules or conclusions. This includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together. Deductive Reasoning : Applying general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. This involves deciding if an answer makes sense or provides a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together. Fluency of Ideas : Developing a number of ideas about a given topic. This concerns the number of ideas produced and not the quality, correctness, or creativity of the ideas. Originality : Developing unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or developing creative ways to solve a problem. Problem Sensitivity : Telling when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. Speech Recognition : Identifying and understanding the speech of another person Closing Date/Time: 3/4/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 20, 2022
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: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 19, 2022
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: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 19, 2022
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to serve and protect the citizens and other employees of the City. This is accomplished by translating for the judge; completing distribution runs; providing court security; performing warrant service and prisoner transfers. Other duties include completing telephone calls; administering civil processes and juvenile directive to apprehend; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Translates for judge at arraignments by translating Miranda warnings, charges, and bond amounts from English/Spanish; and providing security for the judge. Completes distribution run by traveling to the local post office and police station to pick up all mail and issued traffic citations that need to be delivered to the municipal court. Provides court security by acting as Bailiff for the courtroom during trials; opening court and pretrial hearings; and providing security in lobby and around the perimeter of the courthouse. Performs warrant service and prisoner transfers by executing class C misdemeanor warrants; arresting people with outstanding warrants at their residence or other locations; and transporting arrested prisoners in other cities to the Grand Prairie jail. Completes telephone calls by contacting defendants by telephone regarding increases in fines and/or cases going into warrant status; informing defendants of court appearances; and providing information and assistance to the public. Administers civil processes and juvenile directive to apprehend by serving subpoenas and court summons as ordered by the Municipal Court Judge for adult and juvenile cases; locating and detaining juveniles; and bringing juveniles back for an appearance before the Municipal Court Judge. 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. Four years of experience as a Patrol Officer; or a current police reserve officer with a law enforcement agency with at least four years of continuous reserve duty as a patrol officer. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Texas Certified Peace Officer License required; Intermediate Peace Officer Certification issued by TCLEOSE Bilingual (Spanish) preferred 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 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 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 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: 1/28/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to review development proposals to determine how they may affect the City. This is accomplished by communicating with the public, developers and contractors. Other duties include writing various reports. Essential Job Functions Communicates with the public, developers and contractors by attending public hearings; and discussing projects over the phone. Writes various reports by responding to external requests for information; and writing staff reports. Provides case management support by performing in-take procedures for new case applications; entering information into the departments case management system; verifying completeness of submitted applications and identifying deficiencies to applicants; and assisting in the circulation of cases to members of the Development Review Committee. Completes related duties by serving as the Chief Case Manager for all application requests submitted to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) and serving as Chief Facilitator at the ZBA hearings. Minimum Qualifications Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree. Under and including one year of city, urban or regional planning. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to 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 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. Has little to no budgetary responsibility. 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. Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information. Closing Date/Time: 2/4/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The City of Grand Prairie City Manager's Office is seeking a creative, innovative individual with exceptional leadership skills and a passion for the community to be the new Downtown/Community Services Manager. The purpose of the Downtown/Community Services Manager position is to implement the City’s community revitalization initiatives and downtown master plan. This position cultivates relationships with current and potential downtown stakeholders through active communication and engagement including regularly scheduled meetings, individual check-ins, and digital interactions. Provides support to the City Manager and partnering with department heads and other city staff with a variety of highly complex administrative functions and special projects. Essential Job Functions 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. Key duties typically include: Performs retention visits and meetings by contacting business contacts to retain one-on-one interface with the city; scheduling meetings; driving to businesses; identifying expansion prospects; and introducing this position as the liaison between downtown businesses and the city departments. Directing activities of other staff members, and planning and executing various tasks related to assigned projects; to perform project management while providing support to the City Manager. Developing, and maintaining program budget, measuring local economic climate, researching potential downtown businesses, performing, and tracking downtown reinvestment figures. Regularly visits businesses as part of the business retention program to strengthen business relationships and monitor the business climate. Works with a multi-departmental team to facilitate downtown improvements including reuse of existing buildings and underutilized space, beautification, landscaping, streetscaping, banners, public art, and infrastructure. Plans the recruitment and retention of downtown businesses. Assists individual tenants and property owners with development projects. Works with other City departments to ensure economic development projects progressing a timely manner. Oversees the planning, promotion, and execution of events administered. Work with city Marketing and Communication Department to manage downtown’s social media and web presence. Organize and coordinate Board Meetings, Business Monthly Meetings and other meetings as deemed necessary. Responsible for tracking all downtown activities and information sharing. Appears in speaking engagements, media interviews and represents the program and community at local, state, and national level. All other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager within your department/division. Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may qualify. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be: Education: Bachelor's degree required. Preference is a degree and/or coursework in Business Administration, Political Science, Commercial and/or Real Estate related programs. Experience: Three (3) to five (5) years of related experience. Licenses : Valid Driver's License required Reading : 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. Math : Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions, and measurement; typically, this level is obtained in high school up to college. Writing : Advanced - Ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or critiques. Preparation of Council meeting items and support exhibits. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Managerial : None. Budget Responsibility : None Supervisory / Organizational Control : 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 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. Additional Information The City of Grand Prairie offers a great "Retirement & Benefits package" if interested please apply at www.gptx.org Closing Date/Time: 1/28/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 14, 2022
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: 1/28/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 14, 2022
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: 1/28/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 13, 2022
Full 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: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 13, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to determine eligibility and assist participants for the Section 8 Program. This is accomplished by maintaining tenants' files; issuing vouchers to eligible applicants; completing family briefings; performing rent calculations and determining eligibility. Other duties include maintaining a waiting list; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Maintains tenants' files by entering information in the computer; ensuring that files are in order and complete; sending required verification; and maintaining new contracts and rent increases. Issues vouchers to eligible applicants by determining the size of the voucher based on the subsidy standards; and monitoring vouchers that are issued and expired. Completes family briefing by conducting individual or group meetings to review current family status on income, allowances, and family compositions; reviewing HUD regulations and policies pertaining to the program; explaining grounds for termination of assistance; addressing tenants on issues regarding eviction notices and court orders; and locating a suitable unit and leases it. Performs rent calculations and determines eligibility by computing annual income based on family composition, income, allowances, utility allowances, and contract rent; and calculating tenants' rent based on their income to see if they qualify for rent amounts in accordance with Federal rent calculation computation. Maintains the waiting list by contacting applicants on the Section 8 waiting list; interviewing the family to determine eligibility in accordant to administrative and regulatory requirements of the Section 8 Program; reviewing waiting list monthly; verifying status and placement of families on waiting list to determine eligibility or continued interest in the program. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a two year associate's degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training. Experience: Over one year up to and including two years. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Closing Date/Time: 1/28/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 12, 2022
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to perform general cleaning and maintenance functions for public facilities of the City of Grand Prairie. This is accomplished by cleaning public facilities; and performing basic maintenance on equipment. Other duties include setting up equipment for special events and assisting with other duties as assigned. Essential Job Functions Cleans public facilities by cleaning restrooms and floors; dusting; cleaning windows; emptying trash; installing paper products in dispensers; and maintaining inventory of paper products. Performs basic maintenance on equipment by installing light bulbs; fixing toilets; changing air conditioner filters; assembling furniture and equipment; and reporting any equipment problems to supervisor. Sets up for special events by arranging tables and chairs; setting up audio/visual equipment; and preparing food for some events. Assists with other duties by moving boxes or other materials as requested; assisting with arranging displays; and assisting at the service counter. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. A high school diploma or GED preferred. Under and including one year. Experience in general cleaning and maintenance for public facilities preferred. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Jan 11, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary *Subject to guidelines and payable after completion of training 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 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 Utilize telephone, radio, and computers systems to skillfully respond to emergency and non-emergency situations, maintaining situational awareness, and provide first responder accountability during emergency and non-emergency responses. Ask questions to interpret, analyze and anticipate the situation presented, to resolve problems, provide information, dispatch emergency services, or refer calls to other agencies or departments Provide pre-arrival, lifesaving, and emergency instruction to the community during crisis or emergency situations Provide instruction and general guidance to the community during non-emergency situations Prioritize emergency and non-emergency request for assistance from the community, departmental members and fellow first responders, using established procedures and guidelines Coordinate Police, Fire and other public safety and city department responses to emergency and non-emergency requests for assistance Make quick decisions in emergency situations in the interest our community and other first responders Perform general clerical and support duties, relative to Public Safety Minimum Qualifications Must be at least 18 years of age Ability to read, write and speak English fluently Valid Texas Driver's License 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 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 type at least 35 words per minute on a computer keyboard Candidate will be required to pass pre-employment screening which includes drug screen, polygraph, psychological, and background investigation. No Marijuana usage in the last calendar year Additional Information Our Schedule We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays & weekends, so flexibility in your schedule is a must After graduating the Emergency 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 $25.50 /hour Competitive 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 Closing Date/Time: 1/28/2022 5:00 PM Central