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!

 

27 job(s) at City of Grand Prairie

City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 18, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to operate various types of equipment in order to maintain the City's sidewalks and streets. An equipment operator in streets may work in any one of these key areas: Asphalt Crew, Drainage Crew or with the Concrete Crew based on experience and ability. This position will be working in the Concrete Crew . This is accomplished by operating various equipment; maintaining streets and sidewalks throughout the City; laying drainage pipes; cleaning storm drains and drainage channels; performing code work; installing new guardrails; and completing roadwork for new construction. Other duties include performing preventative maintenance on equipment; and interacting with other City employees and citizens Essential Job Functions Loads materials by running equipment such as: backhoe, rubber tire loaders, concrete breaker, concrete saw and dump trucks. Maintains streets and sidewalks throughout the City by sawing, breaking, digging, and setting forms; pouring and finishing concrete work; cutting and tying steel, etc. Completes roadwork for new construction by assisting in setting grade elevations; compacting sub base; water sub base; shoveling and picking to assist in making grades. Performs preventative maintenance by inspecting and performing required maintenance and repairs of all equipment used Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required to be considered. 1 year of experience required to be considered. Experience may be direct experience in Concrete OR related experience which may include work typically outdoors including use of tools and/or machinery, construction work, warehouse work using forklifts or other similar type experience. Valid Class A CDL Driver's License preferred or ability to obtain within 180 days. Ability to read basic papers, instructions, directions etc. Ability to deal with numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Additional Information Work may include any day of the week, after hours or on weekends as needed to complete work or to assist in special projects. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 18, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to operate various types of equipment in order to maintain the City's sidewalks and streets. An equipment operator in streets may work in any one of these key areas: Asphalt Crew , Drainage Crew or with the Concrete Crew based on experience and ability. This is accomplished by operating various equipment; maintaining streets and sidewalks throughout the City; laying drainage pipes; cleaning storm drains and drainage channels; performing code work; installing new guardrails; and completing roadwork for new construction. Other duties include performing preventative maintenance on equipment; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Loads materials by running equipment such as: track loaders, rubber tire loaders, and dump trucks. Lays drainage pipes by assisting to set grades and level ditch lines; and assembling new drainage pipes. Cleans storm drains and drainage channels by ensuring the area is clear of debris. Performs code work by removing limbs and other debris from roadways; placing road signs and barricades in the appropriate locations; cutting down trees; and removing debris from illegal dump sites. Installs new guardrails by removing damaged guardrails; digging new post holes for replacement rails; and installing new guardrail. Completes roadwork for new construction by assisting in setting grade elevations; compacting sub base; water sub base; shoveling and picking to assist in making grades. Performs preventative maintenance by inspecting and performing required maintenance and repairs of all equipment used. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required to be considered. 1 year of experience required to be considered . Experience may be direct experience in Drainage OR related experience which may include work typically outdoors including use of tools and/or machinery, construction work, warehouse work using forklifts or other similar type experience. Valid Class A CDL Driver's License preferred or ability to obtain within 180 days. Ability to read basic papers, instructions, directions etc. Ability to deal with numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 16, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain the interior and exterior of City facilities and grounds. This is accomplished by performing routine maintenance on the interior and exterior of buildings; and maintaining grounds. Other duties include assisting other divisions as needed; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Operates heavy equipment by performing maintenance activities; using equipment such as a skid steer, roller, loader, trucks, crack sealers, riding mower, tractor, and mobile sweeper. Provides grounds maintenance by operating riding mower and tractor; maintaining common areas, large fields, and acreage; removing debris out of the mower's path; trimming trees; using a weed eater around trees; and cleaning along the edge of the fence with a mobile weed eater. Maintains the exterior of facilities by removing trash and other debris; cleaning sidewalks and walkways; mowing grounds around the facility; using a weed eater around trees; checking trash cans and emptying them as needed; ensuring that facilities are neat and presentable. Maintains the interior of facilities by assisting other employees and departments where needed; performing and assisting with remodel work. Removes debris from the airport property by clearing debris such as fallen trees; cleaning inlets, curbs, and gutters of debris; clearing concrete channels of tree limbs and other debris Minimum Qualifications High School diploma/GED preferred. Must have basic knowledge of hand and power tools, weed-eating and riding mowers, be able to lift up to 50 lbs, be able to clean restrooms/toilets and windows on a daily basis. Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions and have a flexible schedule. This position is a part-time position working up to 19 hours per week. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time Closing Date/Time: 10/30/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 16, 2020
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. 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: 10/12/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 15, 2020
Part Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to assist in preparation of food and beverage preparation, including banquet operation, alcohol sales, and food and beverage services. Responsible for TABC and health code compliance, and related systems and inventory controls . Server must be able to deliver plated meals from the kitchen to the guest in a courteous, professional and timely manner. The server will staff buffet dinners and assist guest as directed by the Banquet Captain/Kitchen Supervisor. Prefer applicants with TABC license. Porter must be able to understand each event's specific floor plan and be able to execute the plan in the time allocated for such. The Porter will setup, take down and store tables, chairs and stage and other equipment as required. The Poster will also assist with any and all duties associated preparation for conference center events. Bartender must have a current TABC license and will staff the event's bar in accordance with state law while following direction from the Banquet Captain/Events Coordinator. Must be able to work flexible schedule that will include some nights, weekends, and holidays. Essential Job Functions Cooks food to order as requested following menus and systems that are established by Food and Beverage Supervisor. Provides customer service by greeting each customer upon arrival and assists customers with food and beverage orders. Complies with all TABC and Health Code rules and regulations. Maintains a clean kitchen, counter, dining hall, and outside dining area. Provides assistance to Club Manager as necessary. Minimum Qualifications 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. Work requires the ability to perform food preparation, cash control, and related food and beverage operations. High school degree or equivalent or working on such. No experience necessary. Food handling or food preparation experience preferred. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Must have TABC License and food handlers permit. 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. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment. Closing Date/Time: 10/19/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 13, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to operate various types of equipment in order to maintain the City's sidewalks and streets. An equipment operator in streets may work in any one of these key areas: Asphalt Crew, Drainage Crew or with the Concrete Crew based on experience and ability. This position will be working in the Brush/Drainage Crew. This is accomplished by operating various equipment; maintaining streets and sidewalks throughout the City; laying drainage pipes; cleaning storm drains and drainage channels; performing code work; installing new guardrails; and completing roadwork for new construction. Other duties include performing preventative maintenance on equipment; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Essential Job Functions Loads materials by running equipment such as: track loaders, rubber tire loaders, and dump trucks. Lays drainage pipes by assisting to set grades and level ditch lines; and assembling new drainage pipes. Cleans storm drains and drainage channels by ensuring the area is clear of debris. Performs code work by removing limbs and other debris from roadways; placing road signs and barricades in the appropriate locations; cutting down trees; and removing debris from illegal dump sites. Installs new guardrails by removing damaged guardrails; digging new post holes for replacement rails; and installing new guardrail. Completes roadwork for new construction by assisting in setting grade elevations; compacting sub base; water sub base; shoveling and picking to assist in making grades. Performs preventative maintenance by inspecting and performing required maintenance and repairs of all equipment used. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required to be considered. 1 year of experience required to be considered . Experience may be direct experience in Drainage OR related experience which may include work typically outdoors including use of tools and/or machinery, construction work, warehouse work using forklifts or other similar type experience. Valid Class A CDL Driver's License preferred or ability to obtain within 180 days . Ability to read basic papers, instructions, directions etc. Ability to deal with numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Closing Date/Time: 10/2/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 13, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to provide clerical and secretarial support for the department and provide customer service to the public and other departments. This is accomplished by performing clerical functions; performing secretarial functions; and providing customer service. Other duties include assisting with special projects as assigned and completing departmentally specific duties. Essential Job Functions Performs clerical functions by answering telephones; taking messages; forwarding calls to the appropriate person; filing; typing letters, contracts and memos; greeting customers; providing directions and information as requested; sorting mail; and maintaining office supplies. Performs secretarial functions by coordinating meetings; handling petty cash; monitoring expenditures; maintaining records and files; processing invoices; maintaining accounts receivables and invoices; assisting with budget preparations; entering data into the computer; and generating various reports. Completes special projects as assigned by assisting supervisor as needed; consulting with vendors or solicitors; maintaining inventory of equipment; assisting at special events; and assisting other departments. Completes departmentally specific duties by completing bid books; creating street name files; preparing payroll; processing paperwork from Council meetings; maintaining a database of city contracts; preparing Proclamations and Certificates of Appreciation; processing departmental deposits; acting as court liaison (if applicable); and making reservations. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency. Experience: Over two years up to and including three years. Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically. Budget Responsibility may include compiling and entry of data as needed by the department. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Discussion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 10/2/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 11, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to provide clerical and secretarial support for the department and provide customer service to the public and other departments. This is accomplished by performing clerical functions; performing secretarial functions; and providing customer service. Other duties include assisting with special projects as assigned and completing departmentally specific duties. Essential Job Functions Performs clerical functions by answering telephones; taking messages; forwarding calls to the appropriate person; filing; typing letters, contracts and memos; greeting customers; providing directions and information as requested; sorting mail; and maintaining office supplies. Performs secretarial functions by coordinating meetings; handling petty cash; monitoring expenditures; maintaining records and files; processing invoices; maintaining accounts receivables and invoices; assisting with budget preparations; entering data into the computer; and generating various reports. Completes special projects as assigned by assisting supervisor as needed; consulting with vendors or solicitors; maintaining inventory of equipment; assisting at special events; and assisting other departments. Completes departmentally specific duties by completing bid books; creating street name files; preparing payroll; processing paperwork from Council meetings; maintaining a database of city contracts; preparing Proclamations and Certificates of Appreciation; processing departmental deposits; acting as court liaison (if applicable); and making reservations. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency. Experience: Over two years up to and including three years. Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically. Budget Responsibility may include compiling and entry of data as needed by the department. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Discussion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 9/27/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 11, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary Performs a variety of Housing Quality Standards Inspections on Section 8 units. Works with owners and participants to gain compliance. Interpret and apply regulations governing Section 8 inspection process. Identifies and inspects premises for substandard conditions and assists property owners to ensure compliance with minimum housing, zoning, health and nuisance standards established by the City. Essential Job Functions Must have thorough knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and techniques of code enforcement, including some familiarity with criminal law enforcement. Building related codes and ordinances enforceable by the City, specifically the International Building Code, housing standards, sub-standard buildings, dangerous structures and health, safety and nuisance codes. Completes administrative duties by answering calls; providing information to the public and other departments as requested; compiling various reports; completing documents and forms; and maintaining records. Supervises personnel by observing and monitoring work tasks; functioning as a lead worker; and providing guidance, instruction and feedback Minimum Qualifications Requires a high school diploma or GED supplemented by college credit AND two (2) years in a 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: 9/27/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 09, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary In addition to the duties of a detention officer (maintaining care, custody and control/security of the detention facility and the prisoners housed therein), Detention Team Leads will also: conduct and evaluate training for new Detention Officers during the 13 week DTO Program. Act as the shift supervisor in his/her absence including reviewing prisoner intakes and releases from custody; making daily operational decisions involving the well-being, safety and security and efficiency of the prisoners and facility by ensuring that policies and procedures are followed Essential Job Functions Review, establish, and conduct new Detention Officer training and ensure that new detention officers receive competent training in all Detention Center areas of knowledge including searching prisoners and cells, performing intake procedures, working the housing floor, control tower and bond desk. Observe and monitor their work, and provide feedback to correct deficiencies and coordinating work assignments. Document progress using Daily Observation Reports and completing Remedial Training plans when appropriate. Ensure that proper staffing levels are met to run a safe, secure and efficient facility. Maintain the security of the facility by performing periodic checks on staff and the facility security devices. When acting as the shift supervisor and staffing levels are too low, may authorize overtime and require call back duty person to report to work. Review all documents and attachments to ensure all charges are listed, intake requirements are met, prisoners' screenings and classifications are complete and do not require follow up action. Review release documents to ensure that all charges have been satisfied prior to release, the identity of the person being released has been verified and that all property has been returned as appropriate. Document and report accurate information by ensuring that daily shift reports and statistics are submitted, the Bond Desk Tills are audited at the beginning and end of shift, and verify the daily deposits and till reports. Ensure that Incident and Use of Force reports are completed, reviewed and sent to the Detention Manager for review. 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 (1) year as a municipal Detention Officer. Preferred experience in Grand Prairie Detention Center. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License required; TCOLE certifications: defensive tactics training, and other mandatory training as required within 1 year from date of hire, plus Detention (Field) Training Officer Course: Successfully completed within six (6) months of promotion. Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives 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 budgetary responsibility. Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and may schedule work assignments. Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Persuasion Frequent: More than 51% of work time. Closing Date/Time: 10/2/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 09, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position to supervise the daily activities of the City's detention staff and inmates. This is accomplished by ensuring that all policies and procedures are followed; providing leadership to subordinates, making decisions, conducting annual employee performance reviews, coaching and mentoring. Reviewing intakes, releases, screening and classifications. Other duties include ensuring that the jail is properly staffed on a daily basis; assuring that all inmates are housed in the jail; making sure that the jail is properly maintained and secure at all times and interacting with other City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Supervises personnel by observing and monitoring work tasks; providing feedback to employees; evaluating work performance; assisting input to correct deficiencies; coordinating training for department personnel; scheduling work assignments and providing input on hiring and disciplinary actions. Ensures that proper staffing levels are present each day of work by authorizing overtime to maintain proper levels. Maintains security of entire jail by ensuring adequate staff members are working and making sure all doors are secure at all times. Maintains the security and safety of inmates by observing the area to make sure that prisoners are safe and secure at all times and monitoring activities to ensure that no fights, suicides, riots, fires, or any other dangerous conditions exist. Ensures that all detention officers are properly trained by making sure that workers are effectively performing necessary tasks and adequately informing the detention staff to assure proper and efficient job performance. Verifies proper stock of supplies by monitoring levels of food and prisoner supplies such as toiletry items, clothing, sanitary supplies and office supplies. Makes sure that proper documents are turned into the Detention Manager (chain of command) by assuring that paperwork is filled out in a timely manner; verifying the accuracy of documents to ensure that the cash flow from the bond desk operations are audited correctly; preparing the money drop; reviewing the paperwork for inmates in custody and completing daily till reports. Ensures that detention officers are performing essential prisoner processing duties by searching, fingerprinting and taking pictures of inmates; giving them showers, mediation and any necessary information; completing hourly rounds and verifying inmates property for safekeeping. Approving prisoner releases by confirming that all paperwork is correct. May assist in escorting inmates from one area to another, taking physical action to prevent escapes and/or subdue combative/violent inmates with the appropriate use of force. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED. Two (2) years as Detention Officer; one (1) year preferred of supervisor experience; with preference in municipal jail. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License required; TCOLE certification, defensive tactics training, and other mandatory training as required within 1 year from date of hire. Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives 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 supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees or a work unit; scheduling work assignments; monitoring performance; providing input on performance evaluation; and providing input on hire and disciplinary actions. A first line supervisor typically performs these functions. Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Discussion Frequent: From 90% to 100% of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 05, 2020
Intern
Job Summary THIS POSITION IS PART TIME WORKING AN AVERAGE OF 19 HOURS PER WEEK.This position will not Transition to a Full Time position. The purpose of this position is to assist the City Manager's Office or other departments with special projects, research, program analysis, data collection, and project management as assigned. Perform in an intern capacity learning city management functions and responsibilities of senior management. Serve on community projects, boards/commissions, or committees and management related decisions. Essential Job Functions Plan and execute various projects as needed for the City Manager's Office and department directors including conducting research by a variety of means via examination of government records, use of the internet, and performing statistical analysis. Represent the City in the community (boards, committees, organizations, and public functions) or within city departments as assigned by supervisor. Prepare written correspondence to various external agencies; communicate with the public regarding complaints, concerns, and requests for information. Prepare statistical and narrative reports and correspondence based on research or on special projects needs. May be required to complete studies, analysis, presentations, surveys etc. to accomplish tasks received. May be required to coordinate and direct activities of other staff members on project related work. Provides customer service by providing information and directions as requested; completes routine office duties by answering phones, transferring calls and taking messages. Other duties or projects as assigned Minimum Qualifications Currently enrolled in an accredited university pursuing a Master's degree in Public Administration or Business Administration from an accredited university, with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. Preferance in Juniors & Seniors working towards a Public Administration Degree. THIS POSITION IS PART TIME WORKING AN AVERAGE OF 19 HOURS PER WEEK. This position will not Transition to a Full Time position, please apply if you are looking for a part-time position. Must be interested in a career in local government. Experience: Under and including one year. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Must be able to interact with all levels of employees across the organization in writing, verbally, and in social forums. Closing Date/Time: 10/2/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 02, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to maintain City buildings and grounds in order to ensure a safe environment. This is accomplished by performing maintenance duties; supervising personnel; and completing administrative duties. Other duties include assisting with new construction projects; operating and maintaining equipment; and maintaining supplies. Essential Job Functions Performs maintenance duties by completing electrical, carpentry, plumbing, grounds, and mechanical repairs; welding broken items and fabricating new pieces; troubleshooting maintenance issues; replacing inadequate flooring; changing or repairing parts for the lighting system, doors, windows and cabinets; painting interior and exterior walls; mowing and edging lawns; maintaining flower beds; spraying various chemicals and herbicides; trimming trees; weed eating lawns; and maintaining litter receptacles. Supervises personnel by assigning work duties; observing and monitoring work tasks; providing feedback to employees; assisting employees to correct deficiencies; and providing training as needed. Completes administrative duties by answering phone calls; completing various reports and paperwork; and writing correspondences and work orders. Assists with new construction projects and special events by overseeing and assisting with the remodel of offices, restrooms, roofing, concrete, sheetrock, painting, and plumbing; installing pole and gate barricades; preparing grounds; setting up and tearing down tents; inspecting sites for hazards; installing decorations; and completing post-event clean up. Operates and maintains equipment by operating front-end loader, back hoe, dump truck, mowers, water truck, and trailer; monitoring fluid levels and tire pressure; checking belts and lights; changing and sharpening blades; and inspecting, lubricating and washing equipment. Maintains supplies by taking inventory; reviewing supply requests; allocating supplies to personnel; ordering supplies from vendors; and unloading supplies as they arrive. Minimum Qualifications Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency. Over two years up to and including four years. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License, or Valid Texas Class B Driver's License Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action Closing Date/Time: 9/25/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Sep 02, 2020
Seasonal
Job Summary Prairie Lights Holiday Event 2020 Performs manual and unskilled maintenance work at the City's parks. Ability to operate lawn power equipment, mowers, weed eaters, and blowers; drive small trucks and pick-up trucks; and use shovels, rakes, and hoes. Must have a flexible work schedule that includes Thanksgiving night, Christmas Eve and Christmas nights, and New Year's Eve and New Year's nights. Essential Job Functions Must be able to lift and carry 50 lb. bags of fertilizer. Seed and be able to lift, push and/or pull 50 lb. and 100 lb. pieces of tractor drawn equipment. Minimum Qualifications A high school diploma or GED and a valid Texas Class C drivers license preferred. Additional Information Must be able to work flexible schedule, some nights and weekends & be willing to work outside in variable weather conditions. Closing Date/Time: 9/25/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 30, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to monitor the City's daily water operations. This is accomplished by monitoring the weather to ensure that adequate amounts of water are available during periods of adverse weather conditions and assisting with water production. Other duties include controlling water tank levels; responding to citizens' concerns; communicating with other departments; handling work orders and interacting with other City employees and the general public. Essential Job Functions Responds to customer calls by dispatching calls to the appropriate department; communicating with all other departments to ensure the problem is solved; interacting with the billing department when there is no receipt of payment and faxing work orders to the appropriate department. Monitors the City's water production by documenting water as it is purchased, used, and consumed; and monitoring the weather to determine whether or not wells need to be shut down due to adverse weather conditions. Completes work orders by using a computer program to create a report of work orders received; printing work orders; writing job referrals; closing out work orders and calculating the job cost. Completes work orders by using a computer program to create a report of work orders received; printing work orders; writing job referrals; closing out work orders and calculating the job cost. Provides administrative support by maintaining records on city employee vehicle usage; monitoring key and pager usage and maintaining a visitor log. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED and over one year up to and including two years of dispatch or office experience. This position requires a flexible schedule that will include working weekends & holidays. Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency. Monitors project work by ensuring a safe working environment for crews; planning for and securing needed materials and equipment; ensuring project is completed in a timely manner; inspecting work; and provided problem solutions as needed. Completes administrative duties by preparing daily work orders; preparing various reports; processing overtime and leave requests; completing accident forms; and monitoring equipment inventories. Valid Class A CDL with Tanker Endorsement /Haz Mat within 90 days of employment, Class D Water Distribution License within 6 months of employment and upgrade to a Class C Water Distribution License within next 24 months and Class I Collections within one year. 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. Receives direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 30, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to operate heavy equipment for a variety of construction and maintenance operations within the City. This is accomplished by using equipment such as: backhoes, gas operated equipment, pickup truck, hydraulic excavator, hydraulic jet cleaner trucks and trailers, vacuum cleaner/excavator, dump trucks, tracked excavators, and front-end loaders to complete construction projects. Other duties include performing repairs to water and wastewater lines;; completing work for customer service calls; performing preventative maintenance; providing traffic control; completing installation of sewer and water taps, conducting repairs to hydrants and valves; and interacting with other City employees and citizens. Scheduled for on-call pager rotation in response to emergencies. Essential Job Functions Performs heavy equipment operations in order to repair water lines by excavating and restoring the water line; identifying the source of the leak; isolating line segment; exposing and making repairs; flushing system; placing line back into service; operating all the required valves; ensuring job site safety at all times. Provides traffic control by directing traffic at work site; and communicating safety rules to customers. Complete administrative duties by preparing daily work orders; processing overtime and leave requests; completing accident forms; and monitoring equipment inventories. Monitors project work by ensuring a safe working environment for crews; planning for and securing needed materials and equipment; inspecting work; and providing problem solutions as needed.Act as crew leader in their absence by observing and monitoring work tasks; providing feedback to employees; evaluating work performance; and assisting employees to correct deficiencies. Act as crew leader in their absence by observing and monitoring work tasks; providing feedback to employees; evaluating work performance; and assisting employees to correct deficiencies. Conducts repair to hydrants and valves by isolating fire hydrant lead; exposing piping and assessing damages for repair; replacing or reinstalling parts; performing inspections prior to placing hydrant in service; exposing valve; isolating line segment; identifying problem; repairing valve back to operational level; and placing valve into the open position. Completes installation of sewer and water taps by assisting with installation service of taps by exposing mains in asphalt, soils, or concrete; installing tap penetrating mains; isolating line as required; inspecting and testing for leaks at new connections. Performs preventative maintenance by performing pull down maintenance utilizing the flush truck or mounted trailer; removing obstructions in sewer lines by de-rooting, cleaning, or introducing chemicals; and performing CCTV inspections to identify line problems as required. 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. Two years related to conducting repairs and maintenance of water distribution lines and wastewater lines, operating various gas/hydraulic equipment/tool, and knowledge of safe work zones preferred. Valid Class A CDL Driver's License with a tanker endorsement within 30 days of employment, Class I Collections and/or Class D Water License within 6 months employment and obtain Class C Distribution and/or Class II Collections License within 15 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. 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. Discussion Frequent: 21% to 50% of work Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 22, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to function as a lead worker training new or promoted staff; being the lead on key projects of the shelter and assigning work or coverage as needed in the absence of a supervisor. Other duties include providing customer service to citizens thereby performing some of the same work as the Animal Care Technician to include maintaining office areas, animal kennel areas, providing general care, feeding, exercising and grooming of animals, assisting in adoptions. Essential Job Functions Performs departmental specific functions by attending animals in the animal shelter; cleaning and disinfecting kennels and cages, litter boxes, feeding utensils, pans and equipment, etc.; launder animal bedding and towels, sweeping and mopping floors, removing trash and cleaning dog yards of waste. Provides general care and feeding of animals by feeding, watering, exercising and bathing. Assists Animal Services Officers with vaccinations, microchipping, administering medication, drawing blood for health checks and assist and/or perform euthanasia. Maintains stock and storage rooms in neat and organized manner. Stocks inventory of food, litter, cleaning supplies, etc. Supervises daily work activities of Animal Care Technicians includes but is not limited to, training, organizing, prioritizing and assigning work; monitoring status of work in progress; inspecting completed work; Consults with management to assist with solving problems and providing technical expertise. Provide input on hire and disciplinary actions, as needed. Periodic transport of animals to the veterinarian clinic(s) for visits as needed. Assists with public with adoptions and redemptions by performing adoption procedures, assisting in reclaiming lost animals, directing the public to areas of the shelter, helping customers complete paperwork, recording animal information and maintaining records. Follow-up on adoptions and redemptions by checking the computer system and adoption contracts for proof of vaccination and sterilization and sending notification letters is contracts are not met Provides assistance to the general public by answering inquiries over the phone or in person, directing telephone calls, preparing and maintaining records, receiving paperwork and entering information into computer system. Monitor inventory for the Animal Care Technician section and report shortages to Senior Animal Services Officer Minimum Qualifications Work requires a high school diploma or G.E.D. Bachelor's degree is preferred. 2 years of experience in an animal shelter or similar environment with duties that include animal care and handling. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Must obtain Texas Department of Health Certified Euthanasia Technician certification within 120 days of employment. Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. Performance is reviewed periodically. Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same duties 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 Constant: 80% or more of work time. Closing Date/Time: 9/25/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 20, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to function as a working supervisor in the Police Property room. Position must organize the day to day operations of the property room as well as ensure the proper handling of evidence and property of the Police Department. Essential Job Functions Supervises Police Property Room and Staff. Oversees daily operations of property room, including maintaining an efficient schedule of staff and working hours. Position responsible for unit budget preparation, evaluations, personnel issues, and training. Receives incoming property and evidence by picking up property from lockers; moving property to the central property area; logging property in; and placing property in appropriate bins. Completes clerical duties by entering data into the computer; preparing, logging and submitting court orders for legal signatures; and preparing, copying and submitting documents for cases requiring an appearance in court. Completes clerical duties by entering data into the computer; preparing, logging and submitting court orders for legal signatures; and preparing, copying and submitting documents for cases requiring an appearance in court. Assists with the auction by preparing property for monthly sale. Minimum Qualifications Requires High School Diploma or GED and four (4) years working in a police property room or other related experience. Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Must be able to pass drug screen, polygraph, psychological and background investigation. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. 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 job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. Does research for documents, compiles data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry. Has responsibility for monitoring budget expenditures (typically non-discretionary expenditures) for a work unit of less than department size (programs, activities, projects or small organizational units),(Supervisors). Work requires supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees or a work unit including providing input on hiring/disciplinary actions and work objectives/effectiveness, performance evaluations, and realigning work as needed. A first line supervisor typically performs these functions. Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Closing Date/Time: 9/20/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 20, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of highly skilled technical criminal identification tasks both in the field and in the laboratory. This includes developing, comparing and identifying latent fingerprints; searching for, collecting, preserving and identifying trace or other physical evidence found at crime scenes; photographing and measuring crime scenes; preparing comprehensive and technically correct reports; and testifying as an expert witness in court proceedings. Work may occasionally involve handling hazardous materials, working in unpleasant environments and inclement weather, and physically strenuous activity over long periods of time. Work requires being available various shifts, holidays, weekends, and being on call-out status during off-duty hours. Essential Job Functions Responds to crime scenes, gathers and processes physical evidence, photographs and sketches crime scene, directs other personnel at the scene, communicates extensively with uniformed and investigative officers to determine nature and extent of crime and shares information with investigators. Assures that evidence is collected and stored legally and safely. Writes comprehensive and technically correct reports regarding the processes used, evidence discovered and importance of the evidence to the investigation. Performs a variety of complex laboratory tests, analyses, classifications and comparisons of all types of physical evidence from crime scenes with emphasis on and expertise in the collection and comparison of latent fingerprints and use of the AFIS system. Transports evidence by operating the crime scene vehicle; transporting evidence to crime labs; and picking up photos and negatives from photo labs. Testifies as an expert witness in court regarding the results of analysis and examination of physical evidence. Researches forensic science field for current materials regarding new techniques in locating, collecting and preserving all types of physical evidence. 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 a science related field or Criminology. Six months experience in Crime Scene investigation preferred. Valid Texas Class C Driver's License. Certification by the International Association for Identification in Crime Scene and/or Latent Print Analysis is preferred. Closing Date/Time: 9/20/2020 5:00 PM Central
City of Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Aug 19, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary Under general supervision, maintains the health and welfare of all animals in the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter; manages a diverse collection of animals by providing professional veterinary care. Essential Job Functions Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Evaluates facilities and monitors sanitation procedures of the shelter to prevent spread of disease and comply with state regulations. Performs daily rounds and evaluates the health and welfare of the animals in the Animal Shelter. Meets with animal care staff to discuss animal health issues and preventive health measures. Provides timely preventative care, diagnostic procedures, triage and general medical and basic surgical treatment of all animals in the shelter. Performs spay and neuter surgeries on shelter animals. Develops, coordinates and implements preventive health surveillance, analysis and nutrition programs. Manages the veterinary clinic; manages inventory of equipment and supplies. Exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines; interprets concerns, defines desired results and determines scope and priorities of veterinary programs and special projects. - Supervises, prioritizes, assigns tasks and projects; trains and evaluates staff; develops staff skills and conducts performance evaluations and meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues. Coordinates operations with external partners and other public and private agencies. - Work with the Animal Shelter Manager in Budget planning. Monitors and reviews trends in Shelter operations and health management issues; recommends operational, procedural and policy improvements. Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned. May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City wide emergency. Driving is essential. Administers the rabies control program Vaccinates all animals not currently vaccinated against rabies prior to their release when vaccination is appropriate and certifies all animals released from quarantine observation as being free from rabies. Knowledge of the principles of infectious disease presentation, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management including but not limited to: URI, kennel cough, panleukopenia, parvo, distemper, other infectious causes of diarrhea, ringworm, common internal parasites, common external parasites, FIP, FeLV, FIV, and rabies. Knowledge of general principles of vaccinations in developing vaccination protocols focusing on vaccinations for common shelter conditions. Provides staff training relevant to animal husbandry, humane animal handling, sanitation and disease control, basic animal behavior, medical care, surgical support and first aid for animals. Examines all impounded animals and prescribes euthanasia for sick or injured animals. Assists in the training, evaluating, and performance of proper euthanasia of animals by injection. Establishes and implements written medical treatment protocols for the shelter environment. Provides high quality sterilization surgery for shelter animal population. Ability to take radiographs and possesses skills to interpret. Ability to provide emergency medical care, stabilization, diagnosis and treatment of ill and injured animals, brought to the shelter. Ability to interpret local ordinances, statutes, rules, regulations and city policies pertaining to animal care and control. Ability to input animal records into computer to requisition and control euthanasia drugs in accordance with all applicable state and federal regulations and laws. Knowledge of drug classifications, rules, and regulations of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Ability to stay abreast of new trends and innovations in animal sheltering. Able to attend advisory board meetings and staff meetings. Minimum Qualifications Must be a graduate from an accredited college or university with a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. 3 Years of experience required Must have a license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas. Must have or able to obtain a valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration certificate (Schedule 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, 5). Valid Class C Driver's License required. Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills: Final decisions regarding policy development and implementation are made and/or recommended. Interaction with others outside the City requires exercising participative management skills that support team efforts and quality processes. Certifications Required: Required License to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas. valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration certificate (Schedule 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, 5). Ability to read and understand complex items such as literature, proposals, legal documents, financial documents, contracts, technical items and detailed reports. Advanced level of math with the 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. Ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or critiques. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. 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 to apply to duties. Performance is reviewed periodically. Budget Responsibility: Has responsibility for approval of at least one division budget and presents the budget(s) to the Department Head. Is authorized to approve budgeted expenditures up to the amount that requires the approval of the Department Head. Supervisory / Organizational Control: Work requires managing and monitoring work performance by directing subordinate supervisors or administrators, including making final decisions on hiring and disciplinary actions, evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, and realigning work and staffing assignments, as needed. Work is of the broadest scope dealing with highly complex concepts or issues of great importance to the City. Highly important policies, procedures, actions or precedents may be approved, rejected, or recommended to a Department Head or CMO by individuals in this classification. Closing Date/Time: 9/25/2020 5:00 PM Central