Employment Opportunities

PROGRAM SPECIALIST I - CRIMINAL JUSTICE & HOMELAND SECURITY

OMBUDSMAN II - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

CASE MANAGER I (HEALTH COACH) - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

PLANNER II - TRANSPORTATION (RGVMPO)

INSTRUCTOR I - REGIONAL POLICE ACADEMY

VEHICLE DRIVER II - VALLEY METRO (Multiple Positions)

VEHICLE DRIVER I - VALLEY METRO (Multiple Positions)

VEHICLE DRIVER I - NON CDL - VALLEY METRO (Multiple Positions)



PROGRAM SPECIALIST I - CRIMINAL JUSTICE & HOMELAND SECURITY
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: $36,976 - $58,399 (1 Vacancy To Fill)

DUTIES:  Performs routine (journey-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves assisting with planning, developing, and implementing an agency program and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, government agencies, community organizations, or the general public. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position works with the criminal justice and homeland security planning process and may perform other related duties for other departments within Public Safety. Performs criminal justice and homeland security planning and research work. Work involves coordinating public safety/criminal justice, homeland security, and emergency management program activities, and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the public. (A COMPLETE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION)

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Experience in emergency management or public safety work. Ability to maintain and prepare logs and reports, to perform multiple duties simultaneously, to comprehend and execute written and verbal instructions, to operate automated and manual information systems, and to communicate effectively. The use of database systems to enter and retrieve appropriate information related to project implementation and completion. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, contractors, committee members, public officials, and the general public. Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication. Detail oriented and highly organized with ability to multi-task and a disciplined self-starter who thrives in both team and individual environments. Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to public safety and emergency management; and of program planning, implementation, and monitoring. Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; and to communicate effectively. Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in political science, management information systems, or a related field is generally preferred. Understanding and experience with the Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) (Must have at a minimum completed ICS 100.a, 200.a, 700.a, 800). Education and experience may be substituted for one another. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish are a plus. High school graduate, or its equivalent, plus at least three (3) years of experience in emergency services; or Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

DEADLINE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

A completed LRGVDC job application with a resume must be submitted to:

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
ATTN: Eddie Reyes, Assistant Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596
Or
Email: hrdept@lrgvdc.org

A job application can be obtained in Microsoft Word or PDF format

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



OMBUDSMAN II - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $43,000 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs moderately complex (journey-level) mediation work thru the administration and oversight of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. Work involves being the liaison between nursing homes and assisted living facilities, their residents, and families by assisting them in solving complaints. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Develops a recruiting plan for Volunteer Ombudsman to support the program. Supervises existing Volunteer Ombudsmen and Friendly Visitors. Assists with coordinating training as required for the Volunteer Ombudsman according to State requirements. Continues with the required continuing education program for existing Active Certified Ombudsman. Maintains oversight of the assisted living facility coverage agreements and submits reports to fiscal office for payment. Consults with various groups on issues and procedures concerning conferences, hearings, and arbitration proceedings. Prepares and maintains statistical reports as required and assists in the preparation of other reports as needed. Coordinates long-term activities with other appropriate agencies or organizations. Facilitates the sharing of information among various parties involved in a grievance, dispute, or claim. Provides information and assistance to employees, residents of facilities, or the public; investigates and resolves complaints; and communicates with various groups on behalf of the individuals with a grievance, dispute, or claim. Contacts affected parties, explains ombudsman services, and explains rights and responsibilities. Advocates for the rights of residents in facilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience in claims management, insurance, social work, workers' compensation, counseling, mediation, or dispute resolution work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, psychology, sociology, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Knowledge of pertinent laws and regulations and of customer service practices or dispute resolution. Skill in conducting investigations, in mediation and dispute resolution, in the use of a computer, and in the use of interpersonal techniques. Ability to analyze and prepare documents, reports, and correspondence; to investigate complaints; to recognize problems and identify and facilitate solutions; and to communicate effectively. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish is preferred.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: 

  • Valid/Current Texas Driver's License
  • May be required to obtain an adjuster's license by the Texas Department of Insurance and maintain the license in good standing.

DEADLINE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

A completed LRGVDC job application with a resume must be submitted to:

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
ATTN: Eddie Reyes, Assistant Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596
Or
Email: hrdept@lrgvdc.org

A job application can be obtained in Microsoft Word or PDF format

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



CASE MANAGER I (HEALTH COACH) - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $33,000 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Provides moderately complex (journey-level) case management work. Work involves developing and maintaining long-term contact with clients, client families, and service providers for social and related service needs. Collaborates with local partners to identify appropriate participants for selected evidence based interventions, utilizes established criteria and to facilitate successful implementation. May train others. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Interviews and screens clients or authorized representatives to gather information to assess service needs. Develops and implements service and intervention training plans to meet clients' needs. Serves as a guide to the client, coaching the client in addressing critical issues and self-management; Provides information and guidance to the client and/or family for an effective evidence-based intervention. Promotes client self-management and empowers client/family to achieve maximum levels of wellness and independence. Adheres to applicable federal/state regulations including, but not limited to, laws related to client confidentiality, release of information, and HIPPA requirements. Identifies problem areas, service gaps, and areas that are barriers to services for clients. Maintains case history and progress records, and prepares reports. Monitors clients' progress. Performs transition planning to ensure continuity of care and management of risk factors.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in social work or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of community resources, of case management delivery systems, and of program policies and procedures. Skill in developing, implementing, and monitoring service and treatment plans. Ability to assess clients' needs, to coordinate clients' services, to communicate effectively, and to train others. Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software. Ability to read, write and speak both English and Spanish.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: 

  • Valid/Current Texas Driver's License

DEADLINE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

A completed LRGVDC job application with a resume must be submitted to:

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
ATTN: Eddie Reyes, Assistant Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596
Or
Email: hrdept@lrgvdc.org

A job application can be obtained in Microsoft Word or PDF format

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



PLANNER II - TRANSPORTATION (RGVMPO)
Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $42,244 TO $68,960 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs routine (journey-level) planning and research work. Work involves developing local, regional, or state zoning, urban, transportation, emergency management, or site plans and programs; preparing implementation plans; and assisting in the development of policies and procedures for plans and programs. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Work requires contact with departmental managers, local government officials, and the general public. Prepares and may oversee the operations of the Travel Demand Model and completion of the federally mandated transportation planning tasks. Keeps governing body informed of the previously mentioned programs; Assists in managing delegated contracts from start to conclusion; Assists in managing delegated transportation research projects; Participates in and may supervise socio-economic data collection and analysis; Assists in completing planning documents (i.e., Transportation Improvement Program, the Unified Planning Work Program, and the Metropolitan Transportation Plan), Contract Administration, and insuring compliance with state and federal transportation planning funding rules; Assists the HCMPO Director in providing technical assistance to local government members; Performs technical analysis, calibration and validation of the Travel Demand Model, works on and may supervise the coding of road and transit networks, performs alternatives analysis modeling and collects and prepares data for the Travel Demand Models; Prepares materials for and assists with meetings of the technical and policy committees; Prepares memorandums and reports; Makes oral and/or written presentations to the Metropolitan Planning Organization's technical and policy committees; Works with the public in a professional and courteous manner; Attends seminars and workshops as needed and approved; and Performs such other related duties as may be assigned by the HCMPO Policy Committee.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Works in well-lighted, air-conditioned office. Requires attendance at periodic night meetings. Some overnight travel is required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge and Experience in Transportation and/or city/county planning in Cameron County. Demonstrable knowledge of federal and state funds and requirements; working knowledge of transportation planning and modeling; experience with transit planning grants; working experience and competency with GIS applications. Project management experience (grant application preparation); demonstration of knowledge of FHWA and FTA rules and regulations; and demonstrated knowledge of ADA and Clean Air Acts. Need to have working knowledge of data and data sources that support the transportation planning process and knowledge of computer software (i.e., spreadsheets, word processing, database, presentation production).

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Bachelor's degree in geography, urban planning, or a related field; and three (3) years of related experience; demonstrable Travel Demand Modeling skills are desired. A transcript is required. A Master's Degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning, or Urban Planning may be substituted for some of the transportation planning experience. Demonstrable transportation planning skills are essential. Experience may not be substituted for minimum education level. Training from the Texas Engineering Extension Services, the National Highway Institute, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Transportation Institute, or Federal Transit Administration training courses in transportation planning or modeling courses are a plus. Any training provided from USDOT or any DOT will be considered. Certificates of proof of completion are mandatory.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: 

  • Valid/Current Texas Driver's License
  • AICP is desired

DEADLINE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

A completed LRGVDC job application with a resume must be submitted to:

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
ATTN: Eddie Reyes, Assistant Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596
Or
Email: hrdept@lrgvdc.org

A job application can be obtained in Microsoft Word or PDF format

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



INSTRUCTOR I - REGIONAL POLICE ACADEMY
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $36,976 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Essential Duties of the instructor are to instruct basic police officer courses for the regional council's Police Academy, including developing course outlines, lesson plans, instructional aids, providing classroom instruction, conducting and reviewing written examinations, and demonstrating physical tactics and fitness requirements. The instructor will also provide instruction for in-service training schools as needed through the region. The instructor will assist in the scheduling of the academy and in implementing in-service training course work which meet state requirements. Prepares and distributes necessary materials related to academy class work and perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Law enforcement principles and practices; and effective teaching and learning techniques. Knowledge of computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. Skill & ability to demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; schedule police academy training courses; develop and maintain effective working relationships with regional council employees, police office trainees, and local and state law enforcement agencies and officials.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:  Associate degree in Criminal Justice or a related field, plus at least two years of experience in teaching; or high school graduate, or its equivalent, and at least five years of experience as a peace officer or jailer; Education and experience may be substituted for one another.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND STANDARDS REQUIRED:  Active & Current TCOLE Peace Office License, TCOLE Instructor Certification & Valid Texas Driver's License.

DEADLINE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

A completed LRGVDC job application with a resume must be submitted to:

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
ATTN: Eddie Reyes, Assistant Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596
Or
Email: hrdept@lrgvdc.org

A job application can be obtained in Microsoft Word or PDF format

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



VEHICLE DRIVER II - VALLEY METRO
(Multiple Full Time & Part Time Openings Available)
Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $25,480 ($12.25 Per Hour)(Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs complex (journey-level) motor vehicle operations work. Work involves operating motor vehicles used in the transport of passengers. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Operates motor vehicles such as automobiles, vans, and buses to pick up and transport passengers on various modes of transit service. Prepares or oversees the preparation of records and logs pertaining to vehicle operation. Performs vehicle maintenance, makes minor repairs, fuels, and details vehicles. Conducts safety checks of vehicles before departure for service and at regular intervals and after transit service. Maintains a record of mileage and other pertinent information and submits a trip report after transit service day. Secures and protects passengers and ADA passengers on mobility devices. Monitors the safe loading and unloading of passengers. May operate vehicle power wheelchair lifts and ramps. May assist in performing transit work. May train others.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience in the operation of motor vehicles on a commercial basis. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Knowledge of motor vehicle operations, of passenger loading and unloading methods, of traffic rules and regulations, of Federal and State Department of Transportation regulations, and of maintenance of motor vehicles. Skill in operating motor vehicles. Ability to obey traffic laws, to follow practices in loading and unloading passengers, to prepare accurate records, to communicate effectively, and to train others. The ability to communicate Bilingual, English and Spanish.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

  • Requires driver trainings/certifications from training and/or transportation agencies.
  • Requires a DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate.
  • Requires a valid Texas Commercial driver's license with Passenger Endorsement.
  • This position is classified as a safety sensitive position in accordance with FTA's 49 CFR Part 40

DEADLINE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

A completed LRGVDC job application with a resume must be submitted to:

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
ATTN: Eddie Reyes, Assistant Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596
Or
Email: hrdept@lrgvdc.org

A job application can be obtained in Microsoft Word or PDF format

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



VEHICLE DRIVER I - VALLEY METRO
(Multiple Full Time & Part Time Openings Available)
Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $21,681 ($10.42 Per Hour) (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES: Performs routine (journey-level) motor vehicle operations work. Work involves operating motor vehicles used in the transport of passengers and performing vehicle maintenance. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Operates motor vehicles such as automobiles, vans, and buses to pick up and transport passengers on various modes of transit service. Prepares and maintains the preparation of records and logs related to vehicle operation. Performs vehicle maintenance, makes minor repairs, fuels, and details vehicles. Ensures that vehicle passenger capacity is not exceeded and that passengers use safety restraints. Conducts safety checks of vehicles before departure for service and at regular intervals and after transit service. Maintains a record of mileage and other pertinent information and submits a trip report after transit service day. Secures and protects passengers and ADA passengers on mobility devices. Ensures the safe loading and unloading of passengers. May operate vehicle power wheelchair lifts and ramps. May assist in performing transit work.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience in the operation of motor vehicles on a commercial basis. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Knowledge of motor vehicle operations, of passenger loading and unloading methods, of traffic rules and regulations, of Federal and State Department of Transportation regulations, and of maintenance of motor vehicles. Skill in operating motor vehicles. Ability to obey traffic laws, to follow practices in loading and unloading passengers, to prepare accurate records, to communicate effectively, and to train others. The ability to communicate Bilingual, English and Spanish.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

  • Requires driver trainings/certifications from training and/or transportation agencies.
  • Requires a DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate.
  • Requires a valid Texas Commercial driver's license with Passenger Endorsement.
  • This position is classified as a safety sensitive position in accordance with FTA's 49 CFR Part 40

DEADLINE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

A completed LRGVDC job application with a resume must be submitted to:

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
ATTN: Eddie Reyes, Assistant Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596
Or
Email: hrdept@lrgvdc.org

A job application can be obtained in Microsoft Word or PDF format

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



VEHICLE DRIVER I - NON CDL - VALLEY METRO
Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $18,893 ($9.08 Per Hour) (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)
(Multiple Full Time & Part Time Openings Available)

DUTIES: Performs routine (journey-level) motor vehicle operations work. Work involves operating motor vehicles used in the transport of passengers and performing vehicle maintenance. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Operates motor vehicles such as automobiles, vans, and buses to pick up and transport passengers on ADA paratransit service. Prepares and maintains the preparation of records and logs related to vehicle operation. Performs vehicle maintenance, makes minor repairs, fuels, and details vehicles. Ensures that vehicle passenger capacity is not exceeded and that passengers use safety restraints. Conducts safety checks of vehicles before departure for service and at regular intervals and after transit service. Maintains a record of mileage and other pertinent information and submits a trip report after transit service day. Secures and protects passengers and ADA passengers on mobility devices. Ensures the safe loading and unloading of passengers. May operate vehicle power wheelchair lifts and ramps. May assist in performing transit work.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience in the operation of motor vehicles on a commercial basis. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Knowledge of motor vehicle operations, of passenger loading and unloading methods, of traffic rules and regulations, of Federal and State Department of Transportation regulations, and of maintenance of motor vehicles. Skill in operating motor vehicles. Ability to obey traffic laws, to follow practices in loading and unloading passengers, to prepare accurate records, to communicate effectively, and to train others. The ability to communicate Bilingual, English and Spanish.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

  • Requires driver trainings/certifications from training and/or transportation agencies.
  • Requires a DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate.
  • Requires a valid Texas driver's license.
  • This position is classified as a safety sensitive position in accordance with FTA's 49 CFR Part 40

DEADLINE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

A completed LRGVDC job application with a resume must be submitted to:

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
ATTN: Eddie Reyes, Assistant Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596
Or
Email: hrdept@lrgvdc.org

A job application can be obtained in Microsoft Word or PDF format

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer