Employment Opportunities

PURCHASER I - BUSINESS OPERATIONS

OMBUDSMAN I - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

CONTRACT TECHNICIAN III - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

CASE MANAGER I - CARE COORDINATION - AAA & HHS

PLANNER I - RGVMPO - (2) FULL TIME NON-EXEMPT

MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN II - VALLEY METRO - MAINTENANCE

VEHICLE DRIVER I - VALLEY METRO

VEHICLE DRIVER II - VALLEY METRO - (MULTIPLE FULL TIME OPENINGS AVAILABLE)



PURCHASER I - BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $27,840 - $43,798 (NON Exempt) (Final Salary Commensurate upon Education / Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs entry-level purchasing and procurement work. Work involves purchasing and procuring commodities, equipment, and services using guidelines, rules, policies, and laws. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Requisitions and orders merchandise, supplies, and equipment using guidelines, rules, policies and laws. Prepares, reviews, and tracks purchase orders. Prepares and reviews bids and orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications. Prepares and distributes bid invitations to vendors. Reviews and tabulates bids and orders to determine lowest and best bids or bids that provide best value. Audits invoices and checks for accuracy, receipt of material, and compliance with purchase orders. Tracks the status of requisitions and purchase orders. Processes receipts of purchases. Maintains and reviews various purchasing and procurement reports and records and maintains files. Assists with emergency purchases. Assists with tracking and receival of new inventory as well as disposal of assets. Assists with determining operational minimum and maximum inventory levels. Assists with negotiating settlement complaints and resolving disputes. Assists in monitoring legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to purchasing and procurement. Performs related work as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  May require doing fieldwork with exposure to outdoor conditions and travel, as necessary. May require lifting of inventory weighing more than 40 pounds at times with the use of safe lifting practices (i.e.: team lifting, assisted lifting using dolly, etc.).

QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of: purchasing and procurement methods and procedures, of State of Texas and Federal procurement principles and practices, of assigned commodities and products on the open market, of supply sources, and of the principles of business administration and accounting. Knowledge shall include procurement negotiation of goods and services, administration, negotiation and execution of State and Federal contracts as well as non-governmental contracts. Working knowledge of the procurement policies and rules of governmental agencies that work with and provide oversight to LRGVDC programs. Knowledge of US Department of Transportation 49 CFR Parts 23 and 26, Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Program as well as TxDOT DBE Program, and other established laws and regulations pertinent to the procurement of tangible goods, equipment and services. Familiarity with State of Texas HUB program. Skill in: the operations of computers and applicable software, & in the use of office equipment. Ability to: establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizen groups, service providers, vendors, state and local government officials, and the general public; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; identify problems, analyze data, and develop workable solutions; interpret and communicate to others applicable rules, regulations, and guidelines; apply planning techniques, perform arithmetical computations, to evaluate bids, to develop methods and procedures for locating supply sources, to maintain a system of record keeping, to maintain effective working relationships with vendors and suppliers, and to communicate effectively. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish is preferred.

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, 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 I - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $37,000 to $40,000 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs moderately complex (journey-level) mediation work. Work involves assisting nursing home and assisted living facility residents resolving grievances and investigating complaints. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Advises on and explains relevant state and federal rules, regulations, programs, and procedures to LTC facility residents or the general public. Consults with various groups on issues and procedures concerning hearings, and arbitration proceedings. Facilitates the sharing of information among various parties involved in a grievance, dispute, or claim. Provides information and assistance to residents of skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities; investigates complaints; and communicates with the appropriate parties on behalf of the individuals with a grievance, dispute, or claim. Contacts affected parties, explains ombudsman services, and explains rights and responsibilities. Records information on contacts and case actions in applicable systems. Reviews and organizes supporting documentation to determine whether applicable information has been received. Assists in resolving or mediating various types of grievances, disputes, and claims. May recommend final action.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience in 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. Skill in conducting investigations, in mediation and dispute resolution, in computer and office equipment operation, 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.

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, 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



CONTRACT TECHNICIAN III - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $30,000 - $39,000 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/experience)

DUTIES:  Performs highly complex (senior-level) contract assistance and review work. Work involves preparing and reviewing contract material, completeness, and preparing reports on contract development and management. May also involve monitoring records, programs and documents to ensure conformity with contracts or scope of work. May provide guidance to others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Works in the development and preparation of contracts and amendments. Provides assistance to agency staff on eligibility, policy, and documentation, and billing procedures. Provides contract agencies with forms and reporting procedures. Performs simple-to-routine compliance reviews that are primarily to determine compliance with law, rules, and regulations pertaining to the Older Americans Act and Area Plan. Verifies compliance with specific requirements by conducting desk and/or on-site reviews. Monitors internal and external documentation to identify compliance issues with regulations and standards regarding the Older Americans Act and Area Plan. Reviews contracts and related amendments and verifies that contract data meets legal and fiscal requirements. Reviews contract changes, amendments, and renewals to ensure correctness and adherence to procedural requirements. Reviews reports of statistical information and ensures that data accurately reflects the status of the contract and direct service activity. Visits contract agencies to review the completeness of eligibility documentation and attendance records to ensure compliance with eligibility policies and procedures. Prepares reports to contract agencies reflecting the findings of monitoring reviews. May assist in negotiating contract renewals. May assist in developing policies, procedures and rules. May prepare reports and recommendations regarding the renewal or termination of contracts. May provide guidance to others.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Experience in contract review or procurement work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of office practices and administrative procedures, and of contract management policies and procedures. Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software. Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret technical information; to make arithmetical computations and tabulations; to identify problems and plan corrective actions; to prepare and submit reports; to derive information from observations and interviews; to understand and follow instructions; to gather specific data from documentation systems; to communicate effectively; and to provide guidance to others. 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, 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 - CARE COORDINATION - AAA & HHS
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $30,000-$33,000

DUTIES:  Provides routine (journey-level) case management work. Work involves reviewing and tracking case management activities; and other work involves developing and maintaining long-term contact with clients, client families, and service providers for social and related service needs under the care coordination program. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Interviews and screens clients or authorized representatives to gather information to assess service needs and identify appropriate services to meet the identified needs. Provides ongoing case management and serves as a liaison between clients, client families, and service providers. Maintains case history and progress records, and prepares reports. Monitors clients’ progress. Submits all appropriate documentation to Contract Technician to assure compliance with the fiscal management of the billing process. Adheres to applicable federal/state regulations including, but not limited to, laws related to client confidentiality, release of information, and HIPPA requirements.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Experience in case management or social services work. 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. 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.

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, 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 I - RGVMPO
Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $36,000 TO $47,000 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education & Experience)
Positions: (2) FULL TIME NON-EXEMPT

DUTIES:  Under supervision, performs planning and programming activities in support of the RGVMPO process. Work requires contact with departmental managers, local government officials, and the general public. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to: Executive Director and/or Assistant Director of RGVMPO. Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.Other: Works closely with technical representatives of all local government members; has some contact with other local elected officials, as well as government officials. EXAMPLES OF WORK: Operates the Travel Demand Model and completes the federally mandated transportation planning tasks; Keeps governing body informed of the previously mentioned programs; Collects and analyzes socio-economic data; Assists Planner II and/or Planner III in completing planning documents (i.e., Transportation Improvement Program, Unified Planning Work Program, and the Metropolitan Transportation Plan); Performs technical analysis, works on the coding of road and transit networks, and collects and prepares data for the Travel Demand Model; Prepares memorandums and reports; May make oral and/or written presentations to the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s technical andpolicy committee; Works with the public in a professional and courteous manner; Attends seminars and workshops as needed and approved; Other Important Duties: Performs such other related duties as may be assigned by the RGVMPO 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:  Demonstrable knowledge of federal and state funds and requirements; working knowledge of transportation planning and modeling; experience with transit planning grants. Project management experience (grant application preparation); demonstration of familiarity with federal and state transportation planning rules, regulations, and organization; and demonstrated knowledge of ADA and Clean Air Act. 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 TRAINING:  Bachelor’s degree in geography, political science, urban planning, or a related field; and knowledge of spreadsheets or ArcView are a plus. A transcript is required. Demonstrable transportation planning skills are required. 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 required.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE: 
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, 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



MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN II - VALLEY METRO - MAINTENANCE
Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $17.00 - $18.00 Per Hour (Final salary commensurate upon education and/or experience)

DUTIES:  Performs entry-level motor vehicle maintenance and repair work. Work involves repairing or replacing worn or broken parts; performing preventive maintenance activities; and servicing motor vehicle equipment and related gasoline, diesel, or alternative fuel engine-powered equipment. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Experience in motor vehicle maintenance and repair work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent, supplemented by technical courses in motor vehicle maintenance and repair, is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of motor vehicle maintenance, of repair techniques, and of safety practices and principles.
Skill in the use of tools and equipment.
Ability to follow instructions, to make repairs, and to use tools and equipment.
The ability to communicate in English and Spanish is preferred.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE:

  • May be required to be registered, certified, or licensed in a transit area.
  • Valid/Current Texas CDL Class B 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, 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
Location: Rio Grande City, TX
Salary: Starting ($11.00 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.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE: 

  • 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, 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 OPENINGS AVAILABLE)
Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting ($12.75 - $13.75 Per Hour)(Final Salary Based 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.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE: 

  • 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, 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