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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


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Job Announcement #ACIC-17-61

Job Title:  Firefighter/Paramedic (2,912 hours)
Salary:  $15.89 - $18.82 per hour ($46,285.84 - $54,815.61)
Reports to:  Fire Captain
Supervises:  Not a Supervisory position.

Summary: Under general supervision of a Fire Captain, performs fire suppression duties and medical pre-hospital procedures; maintains the department's facilities, equipment, vehicles and apparatus to ensure maximum operational efficiency; and performs public service through education, activities, and training programs. This is treated as a non-exempt position.

Minimum Qualifications: The following certifications are required: AZ State IFSAC/ProBoard/DOD Firefighter I and II, Arizona State Certified Emergency Medical Paramedic level with appropriate CPR/ALS certifications, Hazardous Materials first responder Operations Level (AZ State/IFSAC/Proboard/DOD), current Arizona Class D driver license and be able to meet the Community's insurance carrier requirements (see list on website or attached to application). Must be able to obtain Wildland Firefighter certification within one (1) year of hire. Must be able to lift and move up to 100 lbs. and be able to pass a medical examination and background check. Must successfully complete a physical agility fitness examination.

Additional Requirements: It will be the sole responsibility of the employee to maintain, keep current and track their own certification(s) including, but not limited to: EMCT, CPR, EMT-Defib, EMT-IV, etc.

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 full range of fire suppression activities at the fire scene, including deploying and/or connecting hose, directing water streams, raising/climbing ladders, and utilizing equipment, such as pike poles, smoke ejectors, and forcible entry tools; operates a variety of emergency assistance equipment.
  2. Performs a variety of emergency medical pre-hospital activities at fire, accident, or other emergency scenes; administers emergency care at the Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic level.
  3. Performs a variety of cleaning, maintenance, and minor repair tasks necessary to keep the fire station and related equipment clean, stored properly, and fully functional.
  4. Performs training activities to maintain/improve fire suppression/emergency medical skills/physical conditioning.
  5. Checks personal fire suppression gear, protective clothing, and related equipment to ensure that it is clean and fully functional.
  6. Checks tools, equipment, supplies, and materials assigned to vehicles used to suppress fires/respond to emergency services calls to ensure that vehicles contain all required tools, equipment, supplies, and materials and that everything is clean and fully functional.
  7. Responds to non-emergency calls by performing public assistance, support of community activities, snake removals, bee swarm control, smoke detector maintenance, and other types of support.
  8. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge of emergency care, CPR, and other basic emergency medical assistance techniques.
  • Knowledge of fire suppression principles, methods, techniques, and practices.
  • Knowledge of purpose/use of various tools, equipment, and apparatus used in fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical assistance activities.
  • Knowledge of Ak-Chin Indian Community fire safety codes and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of the street names and locations in Ak-Chin and surrounding area served.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with business owners/managers, other Fire Department staff, and the public.
  • Skill in following complex oral and written instructions, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Skill in applying emergency medical assistance techniques, including emergency care and CPR.
  • Skill in communicating using computers, radios, and telephones.
  • Skill in safely and effectively operating a full range of fire suppression/emergency response apparatus and equipment.

Closing date: Friday, December 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete and signed Ak-Chin Indian Community application, personal resume, copies of required certifications, 39-month driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles, a copy of CIB or proof of tribal enrollment if claiming Indian Preference, a copy of DD214 if claiming Veteran's preference to:

Ak-Chin Indian Community
Attn: Human Resources Department #17-61
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.