Employment Opportunities

DIRECTOR I - COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN II - VALLEY METRO - MAINTENANCE

DIRECTOR I - PUBLIC SAFETY

CASE MANAGER I - CAREGIVER SUPPORT COORDINATION - HHS

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE I - DISPATCHER/SCHEDULER - VALLEY METRO

VEHICLE DRIVER I - VALLEY METRO

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



DIRECTOR I - COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting at $69,415 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education & Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning. Work involves establishing the strategic plan and goals and objectives; developing policies, procedures, and guidelines; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating program activities and/or business functions; and reviewing and approving budgets within departments or divisions. Supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs an array of management, technical, training, research, planning, policy, program assessment, and administrative activities related to program assignment. Coordinates and monitors in the planning, development, and implementation of regional community and economic development activities. Serves as a liaison and representative to governing board members, government agencies, community organizations, or the general public. Develops effective strategies for marketing, social media, and outreach activities to community and stakeholder groups. Responsible for compliance with requirements, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for various funding streams. Directs program staff in determining trends and analyzing opportunities for community and economic development activities. Supports and collaborates in the regional planning and development by identifying regional needs of the community. Provides direction in the collection, organization, analysis, and/or preparation of materials. Provides consultative services and technical assistance for agency programs. Prepares administrative reports, studies, and specialized projects. Prepares and reviews literature, statutes, rules, and/or policies. Conducts reviews of program area operations to identify opportunities in need of change and assists with the development of plans to improve or address areas of concern. Analyzes legislation to develop recommendations for policy in programmatic areas relating to the implementation, improvement, and/or expansion or reduction of program funding. Prepares and conducts evaluations of program budget. Provides justification for the implementation of procedural or policy changes. Provides general assistance in developing policy and procedure manuals. Directs and lead staff in relation to training and other activities. Performs other such related duties as may be assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Experience in the field of economic development, business recruitment and/or community outreach programs. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a related field is required. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of  local, state, and federal laws related to the program area; grant management and development; of project management; of public administration and management techniques; of statistical analysis processes; of budget processes; of research techniques; of training and marketing techniques; and of program management processes and techniques.
Skill in identifying measures or indicators of program performance and in operating computers and applicable software.
Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to market programs; to prepare reports; to develop, evaluate, and interpret policies and procedures; to communicate effectively; and to train others.

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: 301 W Railroad St, 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



DIRECTOR I - PUBLIC SAFETY
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting pay $69,415 (Final salary commensurate upon education and/or experience)

DUTIES:  Performs advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning. Work involves establishing the strategic plan and goals and objectives; developing policies; reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating program activities; and reviewing and approving budgets. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of personnel in the Criminal Justice, Emergency Communications/9-1-1, Homeland Security and Regional Police Academy programs. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Assumes full management responsibilities of all Public Safety Department services and activities; manages the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, and priorities for each assigned service area; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Develops annual and/or biannual department budgets for operations and equipment. Also, assists in developing long-range capital budgets for various public safety programs. Monitors the departmental budgets throughout the fiscal year and oversees the purchase and maintenance of equipment, vehicles and supplies. Identifies the need to revise program area(s). Provides direction, guidance, and assistance in program area(s). Reviews and approves management, productivity, and financial reports and studies. Reviews guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; and monitors compliance. Plans, develops, and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; and directs evaluation activities. Plans, directs, and coordinates, through subordinate level staff, the Public Safety Department's work plan; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; meets with key staff to identify and resolve problems. Develops long term plans to improve departmental operations. Evaluates pending legislation and statutes and responds to changing regulations and technology regarding emergency communication/9-1-1, law enforcement, fire and emergency management through review of technical materials and professional education. Represents the LRGVDC and Public Safety Department to other departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; explains, justifies, and defends department programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. Oversight and/or participates on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees at the local, state or federal level; serves as the representative to committees and community organizations concerned with improvements in law enforcement and fire services, public education, emergency management and departmental public relations. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the field of criminal justice, emergency communications/9-1-1, homeland security, regional police academy related support services; incorporates new developments as appropriate. Perform yearly planning and administrative requirements set forth by the Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC), Office of the Governor's Public Safety Office (OOG-PSO), Criminal Justice Division (CJD) and Homeland Security Grant Division (HSGD) as outlined under the Contractual Inter-cooperative Agreements and/or LRGVDC Regional Planning Grant Statement of Work. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  May require doing fieldwork with exposure to outdoor conditions, as necessary. Generally light work requiring the exertion of twenty-five (25) pounds occasionally, and ten (10) pounds frequently.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management. Standard principles and practices of emergency communications, planning program development, implementation, and evaluation; local, state, and federal guidelines applicable to public safety programs; methods involved in survey information gathering and analysis; computer and communication equipment and operational procedures; law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical operations. Budgeting and grant administration practices and procedures; Microsoft Office Applications; computer knowledge-experience. Skill in identifying measures or indicators of program and staff performance and in operating a computer and applicable software. Analyze and evaluate public safety services and activities; prepare and analyze program management reports, statements, and correspondence; develop and administer program budgets; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other regional council employees, local and state government officials, public and private organizations, and the public. Ability to direct and organize program activities; to establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan; to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; to prepare reports; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish is preferred.

EDUCATION, TRAINING and EXPERIENCE:  Experience in the management and direction of a program relevant to the assignment. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in political science, criminal justice, emergency communications, homeland security, police science, fire science, behavioral science, business or public administration, or a related field. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. FEMA Incident Command Certification at IS-100, 200, 700, and 800 within the first year.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND STANDARDS REQUIRED:  Valid Texas Driver's License, May be required to be registered, certified, or licensed in a specialty area.

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 - CAREGIVER SUPPORT COORDINATION - HHS
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $30,000 - $34,000 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs routine (journey-level) case management work. Work involves implementing the organization's case management program that also includes developing and maintaining short-term contact with clients, client families, and service providers for social and related service needs. 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 needs and identify appropriate services to meet identified needs. Develops a comprehensive service plan based on client needs, monitors service delivery, reassesses appropriateness, and continuation of services at various intervals. Coordinates service provider and program activities to address the clients' needs. Provides ongoing case management and serves as a liaison between clients, client families, and service providers. Identifies problem areas, service gaps and areas that are barriers to services for clients. Maintains case history, progress notes, and prepares reports. Adheres to applicable federal/state regulations including, but not limited to, laws related to client confidentiality, release of information, and HIPPA requirements. May assist in preparing and conducting presentations and orientations. May train others.

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.

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, 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



CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE I - DISPATCHER/SCHEDULER - VALLEY METRO
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Positions: 1 Vacancy To Fill
Salary: Starting $23,781 to $34,859 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs entry-level customer service work. Work involves providing external customer service support and receiving and responding to public inquiries for transit information and/or services as it relates to Mobility Management. Organizes specified activities of the transit program, which includes scheduling and dispatching passenger trips and all modes of transit services. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge principles and practices used in transit operations, planning, dispatching and scheduling. Federal and state transit rules and regulations. Identify transportation service needs and prepare and implement related work plans. Monitor, train, motivate and evaluate transit vehicle drivers. Interpret applicable laws, rules, policies, and regulations. Skill in the use of standard office equipment and software. Ability to respond to public inquiries in a timely manner and to communicate effectively. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish is preferred.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE: 

  • May require certification in risk management, insurance, safety management, or a related area of specialization
  • May be required to be registered, certified, or licensed in a transit area
  • Valid/Current 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, 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