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 November 17th, 2017:

Communications Officer


Detention Officer

Education Manager

Lead Custodian

Police Officer


Wastewater Treatment Technician

Water Quality Specialist

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Water Quality Specialist

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Previous Applicants will be considered and do not need to reapply.


Job Announcement (Re-post) #ACIC-17-38b

Job Title:  Water Quality Specialist
Salary:  $18.32 - $21.53 per hour ($38,102 - $44,770)
Reports to:  Environmental Programs Manager
Supervises:  Not a Supervisory position.

Summary: Under general supervision of the Environmental Protection Director and direct supervision of the Environmental Programs Manager, the Water Quality Specialist will be responsible for a number of water quality activities on the Ak-Chin Indian Community/Reservation. This is treated as a non-exempt position.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Hydrology, Engineering, Watershed Management, Environmental Science, Geography or a closely related field and two (2) or more years of experience in a water quality support position; or an Associated of Arts Degree in Biology, Environment, Sustainability or a closely related field with three (3) or more years of experience in a water quality support position or an environmental science related field appropriate for this position; or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the capabilities to perform the position duties. Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's license and be able to meet the Community's insurance carrier requirements. Must successfully complete and pass 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. Develops and implements (or recommends instead of implements) water quality related projects to include water quality standards, non-point source activities, wellhead protection activities, tribal ordinances/policies/standards, and environmental permitting and enforcement activities.
  2. Develops federal grant proposals/applications/reports/financials as directed.
  3. Maps projects related to water resources, water quality and environmental projects.
  4. Attends workshops, seminars and training both locally and nationally that provide the capability to develop tribal environmental capacity.
  5. Collects and interprets environmental field data and water samples from surface water bodies and ground water (well systems).
  6. Collects and interprets macro-invertebrate and bio-assessment sampling from surface water bodies.
  7. Coordinates field activities with Community departments, federal agencies and consultants.
  8. Conducts public outreach through Community meetings, Community public hearings and workshops. Summarizes information collected and presents data to upper management.
  9. Operates a wide variety of water quality equipment.
  10. Oversees federal and other grants supporting watershed restoration.
  11. Writes investigative, program and technical reports in a professional and timely manner, makes recommendations regarding findings and assists in resolving problems.
  12. Performs other duties as they relate to water quality and water resource management, and environmental quality and enforcement.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to speak in public to all levels of management and community residents in a professional manner.
  • Ability to use computer programs and software for maintaining water quality database information, mapping information and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to analyze problems and suggest solutions.
  • Knowledge of research methodologies and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of tribal, state and federal environmental laws and regulations.
  • Skill in expressing ideas clearly and in preparing narrative reports.
  • Skill in understanding and following oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other Community employees and residents.

Closing date: Open Until Filled..

To be considered for this position, please submit a signed and complete Ak-Chin Indian Community application (additional resume optional), 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 #17-38b
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.