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Grapevine Dispatchers Receive 21% Raise and New Title

Grapevine 9-1-1 dispatchers are now among the highest paid in all of North Texas. A new 21.5% pay increase just took effect for current employees and new hires, along with a new job title.

The higher pay is part of a new hiring strategy to combat severe staffing shortages and recruit the most qualified candidates. The 9-1-1 industry nationwide has seen a significant drop in applications since the start of the pandemic. Grapevine Police announced a hiring bonus last year to draw in more applicants, but with local agencies raising their pay, the Department needed to do even more to remain competitive. 

The 21.5% pay increase puts starting salaries at $52,208 – $73,091 a year based on experience.  Benefits for City of Grapevine employees are also among with best in the region, making employment even more attractive to families and parents. 

Grapevine Police also reclassified the job title from Telecommunicators to Emergency Communications Specialists. The new title is designed to better define the employees’ job descriptions and industry standards. Emergency Communications Specialists, also nicknamed Dispatchers, are designated as first responders in the state of Texas. They are trained in life-saving techniques and can provide medical aid as needed over the phone until police, fire or paramedics can arrive on the scene.

Emergency Communications Manager Kellie Hayney says both changes highlight the importance of dispatchers and the role they play in public safety. “Emergency Communications Specialists are the true first responders. When every second counts during an emergency, their skills with a caller can be the reason a life is saved. We are grateful to the City and Department for recognizing their importance, and the need to attract the best candidates to serve our community.”

The current Emergency Communications Specialist hiring process closes on June 10. Anyone wanting to apply can go to GrapevinePD.org and click on “Apply for a Job” to learn more.

A new dispatcher recruiting video is also posted on social media. You can find it at: https://bit.ly/3yU7sVI

DART Offering Up to $2,000 Sign-On Bonus for New Bus Operators

Through June 24, 2022, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is offering a sign-on bonus of up to $2,000 for new bus operators.

With DART’s redesigned bus network providing greater frequency and longer hours, as well as better access to jobs, DART is hiring passionate and motivated bus student operators. The DART bus student operator application is available online.

Bus operator applicants with an active Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and passenger endorsement will be eligible to receive a $2,000 bonus.

  • $500 awarded after successful completion of training
  • $500 awarded after successfully completing a six (6) month probationary period
  • $1,000 awarded after twelve months after probation ends (18 months)

Bus operator applicants without a CDL, but with an active Commercial Learner Permit (CLP), will be eligible to receive a $1,000 bonus.

  • $250 awarded after successful completion of training
  • $250 awarded after successfully completing a six (6) month probationary period
  • $500 awarded twelve months after probation ends (18 months)

DART offers employees a competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Starting pay is $21.13/hour
  • Paid Training
  • Health, vision, dental, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Medical coverage after 30 days
  • Pension plan and 401(k) contributions after 180 days
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Wellness Program
  • You and one designated dependent are eligible to receive free transportation on all DART, DCTA, and TRE systems

DART is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, supporting diversity in the workplace. The full job description for the DART bus student operator position can be found here. An overview of the DART benefits programs can be found on the DART website.

New Job Opportunities in Grapevine

Looking for a job or side hustle? Check out https://www.choosegrapevinetx.com/workforce/job-postings to see what’s available in Grapevine!

Grand Prairie ISD Set to Host Job Fair on March 26

Grand Prairie ISD will be hosting a job fair on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Grand Prairie High School. The District is hiring for open positions throughout various departments and campuses districtwide and is looking for dedicated professionals and paraprofessionals/support staff to fill the vacancies.

GPISD is currently hiring:

  • Substitutes
  • Childcare Workers/After-school Care Workers
  • Certified Teachers
  • Alternative Certification Teachers (Statement of Eligibility Required-SOE)
  • Instructional Aides
  • Cafeteria Workers
  • Bus Drivers
  • Maintenance and Auxiliary Workers


WHO: Grand Prairie ISD

WHAT: Find Your Fit in GPISD! Job Fair

WHEN: Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: South Grand Prairie High School, 301 W. Warrior Trail, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

For more information, please visit www.gpisd.org/jobs.  

Grapevine PD Offers New Telecommunicators Hiring Bonus

The Grapevine Police Department is proud to announce a new hiring incentive to encourage qualified candidates to apply with GPD as a Telecommunicator, more commonly known as an emergency dispatcher. 

The hiring bonus is $1200 for new hires: $600 upon hire, $300 upon successful completion of the initial probationary period, and $300 upon completion of a successful 1-year period. Success is measured by a passing evaluation. 

Telecommunicators are in great demand across north Texas, and as a designated first responder, it is critical to find the best women and men eager to serve the community and save lives. Telecommunicators who are hired full-time with Grapevine Police are eligible for the new hiring bonus, along with some of the best city benefits in the area, including paid time off, insurance, tuition reimbursement, retirement, and free membership to the city’s rec center. 

Grapevine Police values all of our first responders, and knows the burden being placed on current employees until new hires are trained. With the support of city leaders, a critical staffing bonus is also being issued to current Telecommunicators, equal to $2400 for full-time employees.

The Department thanks all of the police officers and firefighters who are voluntarily serving in Telecommunicator roles until new candidates are hired and trained. The solidarity and support seen among all first responders is one of the reasons why joining the Telecommunicator team with Grapevine Police is so appealing and rewarding. Anyone who can multi-task, specifically listen over the phone while typing and sending out information, should apply for this highly-respected career. 

A full job description, in addition to benefits and working conditions can be found online. Job seekers can go to GrapevinePD.org.

DART Holds Bus Operator Hiring Event on August 3

DART is hiring Bus Student Operators and Rail Student Operators in preparation for the planned redesigned bus network scheduled to launch in January of 2022, providing greater frequency and longer hours, as well as better access to jobs.

  • What: DART Bus and Rail Operator Hiring Event
  • When:     Tuesday, August 3, 2021
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
  • Where:     DART Ways, Structures & Amenities – North Division, Building, 9717 Abernathy

DART offers employees a competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Paid training for CDL licensing
  • Health, vision, dental, life and AD&D insurance
  • Medical coverage after 30 days
  • Retirement Plan and 401K
  • DART paid training begins at $17.60/hour; after successful completion of training, pay will increase to $20.31/hour
  • Opportunities for advancement

The full job description for the DART Bus Student Operator and Rail Student Operator positions can be found online. An overview of the DART benefits programs can be found on the DART website.

DART Holds Bus and Rail Operator Hiring Event on August 3

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will host a second hiring event for Bus and Rail Operators on Tuesday, August 3, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the DART Ways, Structures & Amenities – North Division Building (9717 Abernathy Avenue, Dallas)

With DART’s redesigned bus network scheduled to launch in January of 2022, providing greater frequency and longer hours, as well as better access to jobs, DART is hiring passionate and motivated Bus and Rail Operators in preparation for the planned increase in service. DART is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, supporting diversity in the workplace.

At the event, jobseekers will have the opportunity to meet with DART staff and interview on-the-spot. It is recommended that candidates complete their applications online (Bus Student Operator and Rail Student Operator) to expedite their interviews, but there will also be an opportunity to apply on-site at the event.

DART offers employees a competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Paid training for CDL licensing
  • Health, vision, dental, life and AD&D insurance
  • Medical coverage after 30 days
  • Retirement Plan
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Wellness Program
  • DART paid training begins at $17.60/hour; after successful completion of training, pay will increase to $20.31/hour
  • Opportunities for advancement

The full job description for the DART Bus Student Operator and Rail Student Operator positions can be found online. An overview of the DART benefits programs can be found on the DART website.

Save the Date Job Fair at Veteran’s Park Event Center July 30

Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce is moving forward with a multi-industry job fair, hosted with the help of the City of Grand Prairie, at the city’s Veteran’s Activity Center Building, located at 925 Conover Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Because of the enormous need for employees, the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce has taken the lead to provide an event to help Chamber member and non-member employers fill the positions of which they are so sorely in need.

“We are in the business of building business and serving our community as a whole,” says Michelle Madden, President/CEO Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce. “When our member businesses have a need, it’s our duty to find solutions. As much as we serve our community business partners, we have been part of the Grand Prairie community for more than 75 years and have a commitment to the citizens and strive to meet their needs as well.”

“We are so grateful for our partnership with the Chamber and appreciate their efforts in helping us find great applicants to join our GPISD team,” said Karry Chapman, GPISD’s Chief of Human Capital.

The job fair will take place on Friday, July 30th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the City of Grand Prairie’s Veteran’s Park Event Center, located at 925 Conover Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75051.

DART Holds Bus Operator Hiring Event on May 26

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will host a Hiring Event for Bus Operators on Wednesday, May 26, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the DART East Dallas Bus Operations Facility at 201 N. Peak Street in Dallas.

With DART’s redesigned bus network scheduled to launch in January of 2022, providing greater frequency and longer hours, as well as better access to jobs, DART is hiring passionate and motivated Bus Student Operators in preparation for the planned increase in service. DART is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, supporting diversity in the workplace.

At the event, jobseekers will have the opportunity to meet with DART staff and interview on-the-spot. It is recommended that candidates complete their applications online (Bus Student Operator) to expedite their interviews, but there will also be an opportunity to apply on-site at the event. The DART East Dallas Bus Facility is served by DART Bus Route 409.

DART offers employees a competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Paid training for CDL licensing
  • Health, vision, dental, life and AD&D insurance
  • Medical coverage after 30 days
  • Retirement Plan
  • 401K
  • Wellness Program
  • DART paid training begins at $17.60/hour; after successful completion of training, pay will increase to $20.31/hour
  • Opportunities for advancement

The full job description for the DART Bus Student Operator position can be found here. An overview of the DART benefits programs can be found on the DART website.

Hotel Vin, Harvest Hall set to host hiring fair in Grapevine

Grapevine’s Hotel Vin and Harvest Hall will host a hiring fair Oct. 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. inside the Hotel Vin Bordeaux Ballroom, 215 E. Dallas Road, Grapevine.

The fair is open to any individual interested in one of at least 40 available positions within the hotel and food hall.

Hotel Vin, which opened in September, and Harvest Hall, which is set to open in November, are interested in hiring for various restaurant and hotel positions, such as wait and bar staff, kitchen staff, housekeeping and valet staff, and shipping and receiving clerks. Other specialty positions include stewards, bellhops, maintenance technicians and housemen.

Interviews are guaranteed for all attendees, and offers will be made on the spot.

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