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 September 20th, 2017:

Communications Officer

Detention Officer


Driver - Sanitation


Parks and Recreation Director

Police Officer

Utility Technician

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

Application Instructions

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Utility Technician

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Job Announcement (Re-post) #ACIC-17-39a

Job Title:  Utility Technician
Salary:  $14.99 - $17.61 per hour ($31,172 - $36,627 per annum)
Reports to:  Water Maintenance Supervisor
Supervises:  Not a Supervisory position.

Summary: Under general supervision of the Water Maintenance Supervisor, the Utility Technician performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work to maintain and repair water/wastewater facilities and system lines. This is treated as a non-exempt position.

Minimum Qualifications: A High School Diploma or GED equivalent, and experience equivalent to one (1) year of full time construction and/or maintenance work involving medium and heavy equipment. Grade 1 Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Certification from ITCA (Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona) or ADEQ (The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality) required or obtain certification license within one (1) year of hire. Must be able to travel and attend required trainings and meetings. Must possess a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Tanker Endorsement or the ability to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Tanker within one (1) year of hire and be able to meet the Community's insurance carrier requirements. Must complete and pass a background check. The ideal candidate will have experience operating and maintaining water and/or wastewater systems

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. Performs a variety of manual and semi-skilled activities associated with water and wastewater line maintenance and repair, including locating (Blue Stake) water and wastewater lines and breaks, and tapping water and sewer main lines.
  2. Operates a variety of medium to heavy equipment, including backhoe, front-end loader, forklift skid steer, augers, trenchers, excavators, water truck, vac truck crane and jetter, hand and power tools and other ancillary equipment.
  3. Cleans and maintains sewer lines, manholes, and life stations using a variety of equipment.
  4. Collects water distribution and wastewater collection samples and reports sample results to the supervisor.
  5. Reads water meters or flow meters on assigned routes.
  6. Turns water service on/off when necessary to ensure efficient, effective customer service.
  7. Provides maintenance and repair of water distribution systems and wastewater collection systems and reclaimed water distribution systems, service lines and main lines.
  8. Locates water and wastewater lines including respond to Blue Stake requests.
  9. Provides maintenance and repair of backflow prevention assembly’s through-out the Community.
  10. Conducts fire flow testing and maintenance and repair of fire hydrants throughout the Community.
  11. Pumps out grease inceptors, wet wells, basins, port-a-johns, etc. when requested by management.
  12. Complies with the Tribal Occupational Safety & Health Act (TOSHA) and follows the Community’s and the Department’s safety and health related policies and procedures.
  13. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge of material, practices, and equipment used in water and wastewater transmission systems maintenance/repair activities.
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater transmission systems to include locating and marking (Blue Stake) water and wastewater lines prior to digging.
  • Knowledge of the uses, operation and care of various water and wastewater system maintenance/repair related equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions for operating heavy/medium equipment and for water/wastewater public utility maintenance.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and materials used in water and wastewater repair/maintenance, and/or sewer inspections/cleaning work.
  • Knowledge of the basic techniques and procedures for collecting water and wastewater samples.
  • Knowledge of the basic techniques and procedures for reading water and effluent flow meters.
  • Knowledge of MS Office for Windows.
  • Skill in operating and maintaining a variety of heavy/medium water and wastewater maintenance, repair, inspection, and/or cleaning equipment.
  • Skill in understanding and following oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees and Community residents.
  • Skill in operating and maintaining assigned power equipment.
  • Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Must be able to travel and attend required trainings and meetings.
  • Ability to generate and maintain computer based reports and maintenance logs.
  • Ability to lift at least 75 lbs.
  • Ability and willingness to be on call after hours, holidays and weekends for work as scheduled or necessary.

Closing date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

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

Ak-Chin Indian Community
Attn: Human Resources Department #17-39a
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.