Employment Opportunities

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST I

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE II - VALLEY METRO MAINTENANCE

INSTRUCTOR I - REGIONAL POLICE ACADEMY

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT INTERN - COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE III - PUBLIC EDUCATION & OUTREACH - HHS

MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN II - VALLEY METRO - MAINTENANCE

VEHICLE DRIVER I - VALLEY METRO

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



HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST I
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary:Starting $31,144 - $40,500

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council is looking for a bi-lingual HR Specialist fluent in English and Spanish to join our organization! The ideal team member will have excellent writing and verbal communication skills, successfully manage multiple areas of responsibility, and be able to deliver HR services to drive organizational performance. If you consider yourself an organized, engaged and strategic individual who is adept at building relationships and enjoys a challenge, then please apply! LRGVDC has a culture of moving forward in order to grow and deliver services and resources to our community. We believe in People, Performance, and Work life balance. If you have the desire for continuous improvement and want to surround yourself with people who share the same vision, LRGVDC is the place for you!

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent the human resource department as an advocate for our staff, promoting the LRGVDC values through customer service, community outreach and support of leadership.
  • Support traditional HR areas of employee relations, benefits administration, HR compliance, payroll and full cycle recruiting.
  • Develop and maintain strong partner relationships with managers and supervisors
  • Participate on project teams supporting implementation of HR programs and initiatives
  • Analyze human resource data, identify trends, and develop recommendations for solutions
  • Review and monitor HR processes, policies, and procedures and propose changes or updates as needed
  • Provide support to the HR team and organizational leaders

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bi-lingual, English/Spanish required
  • Direct HR experience in private or public sector preferred
  • Broad experience in multiple HR disciplines
  • Proficiency with HRIS/Payroll systems
  • Must exhibit excellent verbal and written skills
  • Leverages technology for efficiency and proficient in all programs of Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel
  • Strong attention to detail with a high level of organization and an ability to handle multiple responsibilities, meet deadlines and keep others informed of work progress
  • Project Management skills a plus
  • Effective analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to maintain highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Team Player (tactful, considerate, helpful) and enthusiastic
  • Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change
  • Excellent presentation skills

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: : 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Psychology or related field is preferred. Will consider relevant HR work experience in lieu of education preference.
  • Minimum of 3 years in Human Resources experience preferred
  • 5-7 years of relative HR experience will be considered
  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification preferred

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 II - VALLEY METRO MAINTENANCE
Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $26,332 to $30,160 (Final salary commensurate upon education and/or experience)

DUTIES:  Performs routine (journey-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 moderate 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



INSTRUCTOR I - REGIONAL POLICE ACADEMY
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting at: $36,976 to $47,688 (Final salary commensurate upon education and/or 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's 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 and completed TCOLE Personal History Statement (recent version 08/12/2020) 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



SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT INTERN - COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: $15.00 Hourly
Part-Time (Non-Exempt)

DUTIES:  Coordinates solid waste program & recycling program activities, provides technical assistance to local governments and private industries, and coordinates meetings. Gather all information for development of LRGVDC Regional Solid Waste Management Plan Update. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to Director of Community & Economic Development. This is a non-supervisory position. Works with local, state, and federal government agencies; and has contact with program directors of the regional council, elected officials, private firms, consultants, and the general public. Coordinate & Attend meetings. Prepares the appropriate reports and documentation on programs assigned. Prepares special reports and plans as required. Plans and organizes workshops and public hearings related to specific subject areas. Prepares and implements public information and public education material for the Programs. Assists in the review of programs and projects to assure consistency with local and regional plans. Gathers statistical information such as population, waste generation, recycling trends for region, and needs. Assists with social media updates and community outreach; and Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Experience in a field related to the agency program. At least two years of courses completed at an accredited college or university with major course work in a communications, public administration, political science, or field relevant to the assignment is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of program development, implementation, and evaluation; knowledge of computer software (i.e., word processing, excel, presentation production, GIS Maps etc.); data gathering and research techniques

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 III - PUBLIC EDUCATION & OUTREACH - HHS
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $30,000 - $35,000 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs routine (journey-level) customer service work. Work involves providing external customer service support and receiving and responding to public inquiries for information and/or state services. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Responds to customer inquiries and maintains customer accounts according to specific guidelines and procedures. Communicates with the public in person, by telephone, by e-mail or regular correspondence, by fax, or over the Internet. Research information to solve customer service problems. Coordinate with acute and post-acute providers the implementation of the Money Follows the Person program. Prepare, interpret, and disseminate information concerning agency programs and procedures. Provide information on available programs and resources (private and public) to help support a seamless transition from institution to home; Create and maintain activity logs, files, and reports on services. May interpret and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Experience in customer service, clerical, or administrative support 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. Skill in the use of standard office equipment and software. Ability to respond to public inquiries in a timely manner; to implement administrative procedures; to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; and to communicate effectively Ability to read, write and speak both English and Spanish preferred.

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



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