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!

 

119 job(s) at City of Grand Prairie

City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 24, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain the park areas for the City of Grand Prairie and provide security. This is accomplished by maintaining park cleanliness; and completing minor repairs. Other duties include assisting with special events. Essential Job Functions Maintains park cleanliness by picking up trash; mowing lawns; cleaning restrooms and other facilities and replacing reservation cards in holders. Assists with special events by making rounds of park areas; ensuring regulations are adhered to; and assisting the public 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. Bilingual , Customer Service & Security experience preferred 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 write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically. Work requires 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 Frequent: From 21% to 50% of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 24, 2022
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to provide customer service to citizens and maintain the library's collection in a neat and orderly manner. This is accomplished by staffing customer service desks; assisting computer customers; providing ready reference and directional assistance in person, on the phone, or over the internet; planning and/or participating in the libraries' program curriculum; facilitating the circulation of library materials; handling and receiving money; providing shelf maintenance, including shelving and weeding. Other duties include ensuring daily preparation of holds; searching shelves for lost and missing items; stocking display areas with a new selection of books; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. This position will be working days and evenings. Essential Job Functions Facilitates the circulation of library materials by checking out library materials with the use of integrated automated system; issuing new cards; providing friendly customer service such as answering questions in person and by phone and solving problems; retrieving periodicals from the mailroom and making them available for customer use; processing inter-library loan requests; and renewing items in person and by phone. Handles and receives money by taking fines; recording transactions in computer and in the cash register; making change; balancing cash register funds at the end of the day; and handling copier funds. Provides shelf maintenance by shelving books in appropriate order; maintaining assigned shelving areas neat and in proper order; stocking book displays; performing periodic shelf reading to maintain order; and shelving books that have been used by customers. Checks in library materials by retrieving returned materials from book drops; checking materials in using integrated automated system; sorting materials by format and call number; and recording appropriate information for holds and overdue materials. Completes miscellaneous circulation tasks by ensuring daily preparation of holds; preparing daily cash report; searching shelves for lost and missing items; keeping various statistics and preparing monthly report; searching various bibliographies in library catalog; computer customers; typing memorial plates as necessary; cataloging adult and juvenile books; and answering phones. Opens and closes the building as necessary. Receives and invoices library materials by receiving materials in various formants; confirming ordered items are received in good condition; entering invoices for items received and preparing payment vouchers for items received; returning damaged or incorrect items to vendors; and entering cataloging records received from vendors into the main frame. Prepares library materials by applying plastic jackets or clear laminate, spine labels, barcodes, theft security strips, or any other necessary preparation to materials; sorting books by classification area; oversees repairs. Coordinate with all other areas of the library system to maintain an efficient, effective and supportive team environment in order to implement division-wide and system-wide initiatives. Job Competencies Customer Service: Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates with customers, handles service problems politely and efficiently, always available for customers, follows procedure to solve customer problems, understands company products and services, maintains pleasant and professional image. Interpersonal Skills: Has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism. Managing Conflict: Listens well, diffuses conflict before it starts, finds causes of and solutions to problems, handles difficult people. Problem Solving/Analysis: Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts. Quality: Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems. Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere. Communication: Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills. 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. No experience required. English/Spanish bilingual highly preferred. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with initiative desired. 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 some analysis or judgment. Discussion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 6/6/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 19, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to assist in the operation of special events at the EpicCentral - Grand Lawn. This is accomplished by developing and implementing specialized activities and events; performing a variety of office-related functions, registration fees, activity reports and related records and organizing and scheduling activities and events in assigned areas of responsibility. Other duties include working with the Marketing Team to create event publicity through flyers and news releases; assisting in setting up and tearing down events; implementing events and interacting with other City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Plans, organizes and implements events, programs and activities by creating event concepts, budgeting, securing sponsorships, coordinating logistics, coordinating event marketing with the marketing team, recruit volunteers and prepare event reports and evaluating event effectiveness. Assists in supervision of events by maintaining a safe environment for the public; supervising volunteers and communicating with event participants and vendors. Performs office duties by maintaining event reports; developing logistics lists and event layouts, profit and loss reports; scheduling volunteers; assisting in overseeing rental reservation scheduling; inputting data into the computer; stuffing and preparing envelopes for mailing and filing. Promotes public relations by speaking to schools, groups, organizations, parents and participants about programs and the needs of the community. 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 or equivalent. One year of related experience CPR - First Aid, 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 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 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 Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 19, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to ensure the proper handling of evidence and property of the Police Department. This is accomplished by receiving incoming property and evidence; completing clerical duties; and conducting research and destruction duties. Other duties include assisting with the auction. Essential Job Functions Completes administrative duties by entering vehicle information into the computer; filling out and filing invoices; typing letters; running registrations; stuffing envelopes; placing ads in the newspaper; taking payments for impounds; maintaining daily cash flow sheet; and creating various documents. Processes vehicles for impound by verifying the vehicle identification number for each vehicle impounded; recording the license plates; and documenting any damage of the vehicle. Provides customer service by answering telephones; giving directions; and providing vehicle information, price and procedures for getting vehicles out of the pound. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED. Candidates should have up to 1 year's general office experience and previous experience in handling of evidence and property at a Police Department. Working knowledge of telecommunications (NCIC, TCIC) is beneficial but not required. Valid Texas Class C driver's license required. Must be able to pass drug screen, polygraph, psychological and background investigation. 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. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Closing Date/Time: 6/3/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 18, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary Under general direction of the IT Manager-Applications, this position is responsible for managing and maintaining business-specific enterprise applications. The application administrator works closely with management, subject matter experts and users to integrate and enhance business workflow processes. This requires performing specialized, advanced, and complex support and troubleshooting to manage the deployment, configuration, and usage of enterprise and/or third-party applications to support the City's goals 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 10 pounds on occasion. Responsible for the day-to-day operations, support and administration of the city's core enterprise applications including upgrades, software patches, system configuration, troubleshooting, testing, and daily monitoring. Works closely with department managers, and application users to lead implementation and design/redesign of business workflow processes to enhance application productivity by employing tools such as scripting, automations, reporting and workflow development. Proactively monitor developments in vendor application releases and roadmaps to prioritize and plan upgrades and enhance application features. Works closely with department managers, and application users to identify, document and/or recommend enhancements to or procurement of business applications. Plans, coordinates and tests upgrades and new services according to best practices to ensure business operations will operate correctly in current and future environments and communicate with IT and clients to ensure changes meet with expectations. Participates in the evaluation and selection process for application packages. Collects requirements and performs analysis on 3rd party solutions for internal business processes. Collaborates and facilitates meetings with key business partners or teams to coordinate information regarding software functionality changes or improvements to identify, simplify and support efforts to raise the level of effectiveness and organizational performance of assigned enterprise software solution(s). Builds positive and constructive relationships with IT and other business area customers to understand their needs or problems and provide timely communication and service to ensure application functionality meets the needs of individuals or customers. Performs regular system auditing tasks including daily log monitoring, regular system patch reviews and system alert message reviews. Provides customer support and assists in working with internal IT teams and technology vendors to ensure all systems are available and secure on a 24 by 7 basis. Develops and updates technical and/or user documentation of systems, processes, troubleshooting steps, etc. while following change management and change control processes to plan and deploy system changes. Interacts with all IT divisions to assist in resolving problems with software products or systems. Serves as a liaison between the city and the software vendor and manages the successful resolution of support cases with the vendor. Other related duties as assigned by supervisor/manager within the department. 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 in related field of Information Technology Experience: 3-5 years experience in Application Lifecycle Management, application testing, basic understanding of server-client network environment and Active Directory. Two (2) years of experience in IT Service Management. Licenses : Valid Driver's License required Certifications Required: ITIL certification or ability to certify within 6 months of hire. Reading : Advanced - Ability to read and understand complex items such as literature, proposals, legal documents, financial documents, contracts, technical items, and detailed reports. This level typically obtained at college level or above. Math : Advanced - Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables; typically, this level obtained in college or above. Writing : 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. Managerial : N/A Budget Responsibility : Prepares documents and does research to justify language used in documents for a department or division budget. May recommend budget allocations. Supervisory / Organizational Control : 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. 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 : Decisions regarding establishment of policies may be made. Contact may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 17, 2022
Intern
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to perform duties to assist the Permit Coordinator with daily tasks including reports, revenue collection, permit documentation, and other administrative tasks. Essential Job Functions Completes clerical duties by maintaining records; ensuring forms and documents are completed and accurate Completes routine general office duties Assists the Permit Coordinator in revenue collection Completes special duties as assigned assisting with special events and special projects Conducts and completes reports on various reports Other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED; an individual in pursuit of a Bachelor degree in business or government affairs or similar field. Recent graduates will also be considered. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Must have flexibility to work after hours and weekends Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 17, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary Provides outreach, education, and on-call crisis stabilization support services to homeless individuals and persons undergoing a mental health crisis. Facilitates and conducts needs assessments and referrals to appropriate treatment facilities and other social service agencies for homeless individuals or have other mental health impairments and/or chemical dependency needs. Assists in diverting target populations from the criminal justice system back into treatment services. Essential Job Functions Provide assistance to police personnel in the field, responding to subjects suffering from homelessness and/or undergoing a mental health crisis to include chemical dependency needs. Communicate with personnel regarding appropriate strategies for intervention and referrals. Assess, diagnose and assist persons as requested by police personnel. Attends court proceedings related to mental health cases as needed. Conduct active and assertive follow ups in person and by telephone with homeless individuals, mental health consumers, and those with chemical dependency needs to facilitate appropriate referrals. Maintain accurate documentation of critical activities, case management, and services provided to mental health consumers and homeless individuals. In addition, collect and maintain statistical data on homelessness and police calls for service. Establishes and maintains relationships with service providers, hospital staff, advocacy groups and court staff involved with mental health issues. Develops curriculum, and provide trainings and presentations for police personnel, non-profit organizations, faith-based organization, businesses and other community partners regarding mental health cases to include homelessness. Attends homeless services related meetings. Collaborate with other homeless service organizations to facilitate outreach and continuum of care services. Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field. Experience: Minimum two (2) years of experience in work related to essential functions. Licenses Preferred : Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-Associate) or Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW); Texas Class C Driver License. Certifications Required: NA Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 14, 2022
Full 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: 5/27/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 13, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain the city facilities. This is accomplished by performing routine and corrective maintenance on the buildings and security systems. Other duties include assisting other divisions as needed; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Maintains the facilities by performing maintenance and repair of all electrical and mechanical systems, including, but not limited to: painting walls, texturing and drywall repairs, ceilings and fixtures, doors and closures, locksmithing, HVAC, plumbing, except those requiring the attention of a licensed specialist. Assists with construction projects: remodel of offices,restrooms, roofing, and concrete, sheetrock, painting, and plumbing; installingpole and gate barricades; inspecting sites for hazards; installing decorations. Maintains the facilities systems including, but not limited to large generator maintenance, electrical and electronic equipment including air conditioning and heating systems, repairing and replacing interior and exterior lights. Preserves condition of fountains by maintaining water chemistry, electrical motor and pump repairs. Using the pressure washer to clean, and for the removal of graffiti. Creates and updates reports and documents services performed. Provides customer service to the public and employees by providing information as requested; and ensuring the safety and security of customers. Minimum Qualifications Level of knowledge equivalent to HS diploma/GED. Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of tools and equipment. Supplemented by specialized training in HVAC, plumbing, electrical technology, construction or a related field. Two years' experience in a related field. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 12, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to enforce applicable codes of the City of Grand Prairie and Section 8 Choice Voucher Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection requirements. This is accomplished by conducting inspections of properties; issuing citations and violation notices; and entering of required data for case history record keeping. Other duties include providing customer service to the public and other departments. Essential Job Functions Conducts inspections by responding to citizen complaints; schedules and completes regular multi-family and HQS inspections; touring the building or property; noting violations of code and HQS; researching to locate owners, if necessary; notifying owners of results of inspections; re-inspection of noncompliant locations; performs market research for rent reasonable determinations. Issues citations and violations based on completed inspection reports; prepares cases, compiles documents for the BAAB Board, Municipal Court, and HQS property owners; executes warrants; provides witness testimony; ensures mandatory compliance is obtained. Completes administrative duties by answering phone calls and emails; providing information to the public and other departments as requested; compiling various reports; completing documents, notifications and forms; and maintaining records. Provides customer service to the public by insuring all regulatory requirements are met for safe, secure, and decent housing as stated in the City of Grand Prairie Section 8 Administrative Plan, HQS Standards, and City of Grand Prairie Code of Ordinances. Minimum Qualifications Requires a high school diploma or GED supplemented by college credit AND two (2) years in a housing or code enforcement related field. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License required Possession of a registration as a Code Enforcement Officer within the State of Texas and a Housing Quality Standards Certification a plus. 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. Closing Date/Time: 5/27/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 12, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to monitor and prepare the department's annual budget and provide financial and statistical reports. This is accomplished by managing and preparing various budgets, and computing financial and statistical reports. Other duties include monitoring and administering the billing and collections system and programs and making department purchases. Essential Job Functions Manages various budgets by assigning account numbers; approving payments; tracking expenses and revenues; computing and analyzing projections; reconciling accounts monthly; providing project status updates to managers; making recommendations; administering professional services, equipment maintenance and grant contracts; completing and submitting budgets; making transfers; auditing the petty cash drawer; and seeking other funding sources. Prepares the annual department proposed budget by analyzing historical trends; requesting and receiving staff recommendations; researching cost and necessity; computing impacts; surveying other cities; computing revenue expectations; providing summary reports; attending meetings; making recommendations; completing required forms; providing supporting documentation; and discussing or justifying needs. Computes financial and statistical reports by reconciling expenses, revenue and calls; entering criteria parameters; running reports from user systems (Lawson, VMS, EMS, etc.), and Amazon, to compute various reports. Makes departmental purchases by assigning account numbers; researching bid specifications; initiating bids with Purchasing; following City purchasing procedures; analyzing bids; making purchasing recommendations; coordinating and communicating with other departments, vendors and staff; and completing and submitting council communications when required. Monitors and administers billing and collections system and programs by attending courses to maintain compliance with claims filing, privacy and governmental requirements; making changes to billing system tables according to governmental requirements; reviewing documentation; determining or authorizing medical indigence qualifications; maintaining member program; applying charges and payments; and reconciling monthly. 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 or equivalent. Over one year up to and including two years. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. 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. Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results.There is some opportunity for discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. 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) 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) 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 may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 12, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to provide transportation assistance to the City's employees and the general public. This is accomplished by providing door-to-door service to senior citizens and persons with physical or mental disabilities for work, school, medical, and other essential services. Other duties include operating the city transit; providing for the safe, efficient timely transportation of persons and interacting with other City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Provides transportation assistance to the City by driving a city/transit vehicle to necessary locations; operating a two-way radio; assisting persons in wheel chairs and ambulatory aids and completing necessary paperwork. Provides customer service to the public by assisting with the elderly and disabled citizens; and providing information and directions as needed. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED equivalent and 1+ years of experience, preferably in a similar driving position. Five (5) or more years of experience in Para-transit driving preferred . Valid Class B Driver's License with a minimum CDL with passenger endorsement is required. Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. 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: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 12, 2022
Full 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: 5/27/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 11, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain the City's utilities. This is accomplished by replacing and installing water meters for residential, commercial, apartment and industrial customers. Other duties include replacing meter boxes; repairing leaks; replacing cutoff valves and water meter registers; operating various equipment such as torches, leak detectors, pumps, metal detectors; and interacting with other City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Installs and replaces water meters by digging around the existing meter box to remove it without damaging lines; inspecting for broken rim or cracks; using various tools to clear an area to install the meter box; removing any water to prepare an area for installation; verifying proper line depth and leaks; replacing dirt and following up to ensure customers are satisfied. Monitors and responds to meter leaks by using a leak detector tool; dipping or pumping the meter box; digging around and below the valves and determining the City or customer's loss. Replaces valves by removing the meter box; digging away from the valve; pulling the valve off the box; handling high pressure water valves; and determining whether or not to extend lines. Performs other tasks by operating computers; reading meters in all weather conditions and lifting heavy pumps. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency. Over one year up to and including two years of experience. Valid TexasClass C Driver's License Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 11, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to perform accounts payable work at an advanced accounting level for various departments citywide. Tasks may include, but not limited to, the following duties: enters accounts payable information into City financial system (Lawson) to process and track vendor payments, invoices or procurement items; maintains inventory; allocates city utility payments; assists payroll distribution, answers inquiries regarding payments; performs vendor maintenance and also maintains current employee contact information; processes Section 8 and water refund checks, 1099's; handles employee expense reports. Assists with budget administration support, documentation scanning and archiving, employees and vendors as necessary; answers and/or routes calls to appropriate finance staff; provides front desk relief and interacts with internal and external customers. Essential Job Functions Enters information into procurement module in financial (Lawson) system to include invoices/purchase orders for payment; responsible for vendor maintenance; makes copies of signed documents; sends documents to accounts payable; posts balance; verifies, reconciles, and corrects financial and accounting records; trains new employees on Lawson and ImageNow as necessary. Processes Section 8 and water refunds by printing and distributing checks; preparing journal vouchers; running and reconciling reports; maintaining spreadsheets; processing accurate 1099s for end of year; answering questions concerning check distribution and 1099s. Processes employee expense reports by checking all expense reports both estimated and actual for accuracy; maintains spreadsheets and ensures timely submission and reconciliation; answers questions from employees regarding concerns with expense reports. Monitors credit card use by running monthly statements; matching invoices; verifying notes for credit cards; making account adjustments; obtaining signatures; rerunning statements; making copies of statements and maintaining these statement copies for the accounting department. Completes administrative duties by assisting with budget administration support; preparing correspondence to employees and vendors; preparing a variety of reports for managers; maintaining control files and or records management functions to comply with state retention schedules and/or other incidental office records; may handle inventory control for departments; enters data into the computer; performs front desk relief as necessary by answering department calls and directing to appropriate staff. Performs departmental specific, project assignment or special duties as related to assigned department/division; creates computer parameters for various system jobs, and solves problems on complex vendor issues. All other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager within your department/division. Minimum Qualifications Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Experience: Four (4) years of financial, timekeeping, or accounts payable experience. Licenses: Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Certifications Required: None. Reading: Intermediate ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Math: Knowledge of intermediate math with ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Writing: Intermediate ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Managerial: 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. Budget Responsibility : No responsibility for budget functions. Supervisory / Organizational Control : Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. 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 : Discussion Frequent: From 21% to 50% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 5/25/2022 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 09, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to operate various types ofequipment in order to maintain the City's sidewalks and streets. This isaccomplished by operating various equipment; maintaining streets and sidewalksthroughout the City; laying drainage pipes; cleaning storm drains and drainagechannels; performing code work; installing new guardrails; and completingroadwork for new construction. Other duties include performing preventativemaintenance on equipment; and interacting with other City employees andcitizens. Essential Job Functions Loads materials by running equipment such as: track loaders, rubber tire loaders, 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; and placing signs and barricades in roadways. Lays drainage pipes by assisting to set grades and level ditch lines; and assembling new drainage pipes. Cleans storm drains and drainage channels by ensuring the area is clear of debris. Performs code work by removing limbs and other debris from roadways; placing road signs and barricades in the appropriate locations; cutting down trees; and removing debris from illegal dump sites. Installs new guardrails by removing damaged guardrails; digging new post holes for replacement rails; and installing new guardrail. Completes roadwork for new construction by assisting in setting grade elevations; compacting sub base; water sub base; shoveling and picking to assist in making grades. Performs preventative maintenance by inspecting and performing required maintenance and repairs of all equipment used. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required for consideration. 1 year of experience required to be considered. Experience may be direct experience in Asphalt, Drainage or 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 or must be able to obtain license within 180 days (6 months) of employment 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. 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. Receives direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. 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
May 09, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain the interior and exterior of City facilities and grounds. This is accomplished by performing routine maintenance on the interior and exterior of buildings; and maintaining grounds. Other duties include assisting other divisions as needed; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Maintains the 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. Minimum Qualifications Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines. Level of knowledge equivalent to less than high school or equivalency. Experience: Under and including one year. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives immediate direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 08, 2022
Part Time
Job Summary The role of a Seasonal Aquatics Instructor is to teach swimming lessons to the community. Instructors must know how to swim and be able to teach basic swimming techniques for all ages. Instructors are expected to attend trainings, have good communication skills, and work well with children. Other duties include enforcing pool rules and regulations; ensuring the sanitation of water conditions; providing customer service and answering customers' questions and interacting with City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Provides service to the general public by teaching swimming lessons; scanning the water to monitor activities; informing customers' of upcoming events and answering inquiries. Ensures the safety of the general public by enforcing pool rules and regulations; monitoring activities and providing assistance when necessary. Minimum Qualifications High School or GED preferred but not required. Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines. No experience required. Requires American Red Cross -Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid certification. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 08, 2022
Part Time
Job Summary The Pool Cashier is responsible for handling and accounting for money, filing, communicating by telephone, performing simple arithmetic, typing and analyzing data or report information and dealing effectively with the public. Minimum Qualifications A High School diploma or GED and experience in handling money preferred. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
May 08, 2022
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to protect the lives of the City's patrons. The role of the Head Lifeguard is to assist the Pool Manager with any pool or facility operations. Head Lifeguards assist in many aspects of aquatic operations and have the same authority as managers when a manager is not on duty. This is accomplished by sitting on the stand; scanning the water; observing patrons' activities and enforcing pool rules and regulations. Other duties include ensuring the sanitation of water conditions; providing customer service and answering customers' questions; setting up facilities for special events and interacting with City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Provides service to the general public by coaching swimming lessons; scanning the water to monitor activities; informing customers' of upcoming events and answering inquiries. Ensures the safety of the general public by enforcing pool rules and regulations; monitoring activities and providing assistance when necessary. Prepares facilities for special events by setting up tables and chairs and decorating. Overseas operations in the absence of a Pool Manager. Minimum Qualifications High School or GED preferred but not required. Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines. No experience required. Requires American Red Cross -Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid certification. Assists the Pool Manger with tasks. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires some judgment and decision. Closing Date/Time: Continuous