Working Here

Employees on the Reservation enjoy numerous amenities including working in a stress-free rural atmosphere far away from the congestion, pollution and traffic problems of the Phoenix metro area. Come work with us and help us chart our future as we move to greater prosperity while maintaining our rich cultural traditions and heritage.

Hiring Preference

Hiring preference is given to Ak-Chin Indian Community members and other federally enrolled tribal members. Other than Native American preference, the Ak-Chin Indian Community is an equal opportunity employer. We are a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

Health Benefits:

Our plan is one total package which includes Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Employee Life & AD&D.

Ak-Chin Indian Community offers a self-funded health plan.

For more information, please refer to our Employee Benefits Summary.


Ak-Chin Indian Community recognizes the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Native American Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Native American Heritage Day
  • Ak-Chin's Masik Ta:s
  • Christmas Day
 Job Openings

Current Openings

Thank you for considering employment with the Ak-Chin Indian Community

The following jobs are open as of December 14th, 2017:

Airport Operations Technician


Communications Officer

Contracts and Grants Specialist

Detention Officer



Police Officer


If you need to obtain a 39 month driving record, please visit the Service Arizona website.

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Contracts and Grants Specialist

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Job Announcement #ACIC-17-68

Job Title:  Contracts and Grants Specialist
Salary:  $16.65 - $19.57 per hour ($34,637 - $40,699 per annum)
Reports to:  Treasurer
Supervises:  Not a Supervisory position.

Summary: Under general supervision, researches, writes, reviews, and monitors grants, contracts and proposals to ensure departments are in compliance with grant and contract policies, procedures and requirements. This is a non-exempt position.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience equivalent to three years professional level grants writing or administration work; OR a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or closely related area may substitute for two years of the required experience. Must have a valid Arizona Drivers License and be able to meet the Community's insurance carrier requirements. Must successfully complete a background check.

Hiring Preference: The Community affords Indian Preference and Veterans' preference. In applying Indian Preference, preference will be given to qualified Community members, then to qualified Native Americans, and then other qualified candidates. Except as otherwise stated herein, all candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, or other non-merit factor. Applicants wishing to claim Indian Preference must submit a Certificate of Indian Blood or proof of tribal enrollment at the time of application. All applicants wishing to claim Veterans' Preference must submit a copy of a certified Department of Defense DD Form 214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty."

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Writes proposals/negotiates with Federal and State funding agencies
  2. Reviews contract documents to ensure accuracy; makes recommendations to Community Council, through the Contracts and Grants Manager for approval;
  3. Responds to inquiries regarding grant/contract policies and procedures;
  4. Ensures all Departments comply with grant and contract requirements.
  5. Maintains files on all grants and contracts;
  6. Assists Department Directors with funding projections, additional funding, and related activities;
  7. Establishes new grant programs; reviews or writes modifications for grants and contracts; assesses existing and proposed Community regulations for impact on grants and contracts; coordinates with the Contracts and Grants Manager for input and direction.
  8. Coordinates monitoring by regulatory/contractual agencies; prepares formal responses to monitoring reports; prepares and submits accountability reports on the progress of various grant funded programs; compiles statistical and informational data for use in reports; provides technical assistance to Department Directors, Community Council, and federal and state agency representatives;
  9. Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge of practices and procedures used in the review and evaluation of grant applications.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Community rules and regulations for grant and contract administration.
  • Knowledge of general accounting practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of general budgeting practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of general management policies, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of public relations/customer service practices and procedures.
  • Skill in researching specific grant and funding sources.
  • Skill in researching applicable rules and regulations and applying them to specific programs and contracts.
  • Skill in preparing and maintaining administrative files on current grants and contracts.
  • Skill in writing grants, contracts, responses to monitoring agencies/organizations, and complex monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Skill in making presentations, both oral and written, to Community Council, grant funding sources/agencies, and departments.
  • Skill in responding to technical and general inquiries regarding grant status and related issues.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other government agencies, Community Council, Department Directors, co-workers and the public.
  • Skill in compiling statistical and informational data for use in compliance reports.

Closing date: Friday, December 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

To be considered for this position, please submit a completed and signed Ak-Chin Indian Community job application (additional resume optional), a 39-month driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles, proof of tribal enrollment if claiming Indian Preference and copy of DD214 if claiming Veteran's Preference to:

Ak-Chin Indian Community
Attn: Human Resources Department #17-68
42507 W. Peters and Nall Road
Maricopa, AZ 85138

Fax: 520-568-1051

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is a smoke-free and drug-free workplace.