Employment Opportunities

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE II - EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS / 9-1-1

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN INTERNSHIP - COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

INSTRUCTOR I - REGIONAL POLICE ACADEMY

MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN II - MAINTENANCE - VALLEY METRO

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE I - DISPATCHER/SCHEDULER - VALLEY METRO

CUSTODIAN I - HARLINGEN TX

MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN II - VALLEY METRO

VEHICLE DRIVER II - VALLEY METRO (Multiple Positions)

VEHICLE DRIVER I - VALLEY METRO (Multiple Positions)

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



CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE II - EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS / 9-1-1
Location: 1912 Joe Stephens Ave, Weslaco, TX
Salary: $26,332 - $41,355 (Final Starting Salary Based 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 moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Provide and perform efficient and accurate technical assistance within the 9-1-1 program. Assists with public education and emergency communications. Maintains the 9-1-1 MSAG database, assist in mapping applications, and contacts public to verify physical address information. Responds to customer inquiries and maintains customer accounts per specific guidelines and procedures. Communicates with the public in person, by telephone, by e-mail or regular correspondence, by fax, or over the Internet. Enters information into databases, processes letters to customers, and performs other general clerical services. May research information to solve customer service problems. Maintains the 9-1-1 MSAG, addressing databases and spreadsheets. Assists in the issuance of Public Education items as necessary. Attends local and out-of-town meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops as required and approved. Demonstrates ability to learn GIS applications. Edits and operates GIS data and software. Maintains security of confidential and privacy data. Works with the 9-1-1 state, Hidalgo & Willacy County databases, (MSAG, HCAD, WCAD, CARSONS, etc.).

QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of standard principals of 9-1-1 operations, emergency communications planning, program development, implementation, and evaluation; local, state, and federal guidelines applicable to 9-1-1 program; methods involved gathering and analyzing data; computer, communication equipment and networking; spreadsheet and database computer software; and law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical operations. Microsoft Office Applications; GIS experience, mapping experience, able to work with ESRI products such as ArcGIS and\or Server; GPS-Trimble knowledge and other GPS functions. Skill & Ability to use of standard office equipment and software; 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. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish is preferred.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  High school graduate, or its equivalent, plus experience in database systems and/or administrative clerical duties; or Any equivalent combination of experience and education which 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



SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN INTERNSHIP - COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Positions: 1 VANCANCY TO FILL - Part-Time (20 hours per week)
Salary: Starting $14.00 Per Hour

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. 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; and gather statistical information such as population, waste generation, recycling trends for region, and needs. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge: program development, implementation, and evaluation; knowledge of computer software (i.e., word processing, excel, presentation production, etc.)

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



MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN II - MAINTENANCE - VALLEY METRO
Location: 4406 Glasscock, Harlingen, TX
Positions: (1 Vacancy to Fill)
Salary: Starting $27,840 - $35,819 (commensurate upon education/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, 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



CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE I - DISPATCHER/SCHEDULER - VALLEY METRO
Location: 201 N T St, Harlingen, TX 78550
Positions: (1 Vacancy to Fill)
Salary: $23,781 to $27,000

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, 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



CUSTODIAN I - HARLINGEN TX
(1 Vacancy to Fill)
Location: Harlingen, TX
Salary: Starting $7.50 Per Hour

DUTIES:  Performs entry-level custodial work. Work involves cleaning and caring for state buildings and premises, and maintaining custodial equipment. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs general custodial functions such as sweeping; mopping; dusting; and cleaning windows, light fixtures, or carpet. Performs rest room maintenance, replenishing supplies and applying cleaning chemicals as appropriate. Cleans, dusts, and disinfects areas such as rest rooms, offices, and other facilities. Cleans office furniture, walls, windows, and floors; and empties trash. Moves office furniture and other items. Operates floor maintenance equipment, including buffers, strippers, vacuums, and extractors. May perform minor maintenance and repair work on custodial equipment. May inspect buildings for cleanliness and report needed repairs as appropriate. 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.).

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of cleaning techniques and procedures.
Skill in in the use of custodial materials and chemicals, in the operation of custodial equipment.
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, 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



MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN II - VALLEY METRO
(1 Vacancy to Fill)
Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $14.00 Per Hour to $17.50 Per Hour
(Final Starting Rate based on Education/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 inthe 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.
  • Requires a valid Texas Commercial 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



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