Employment Opportunities

MANAGER I - TRANSPORTATION (RGVMPO)

PLANNER II - TRANSPORTATION (RGVMPO)

CASE MANAGER I - BENEFITS (HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT)



MANAGER I - TRANSPORTATION (RGVMPO)
Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $51,614 TO $84,479 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs routine (journey-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of an agency’s business function, division, or department. Work involves establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, and policies; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; coordinating and evaluating business function, division, or department activities; developing and evaluating budget requests; and monitoring budget expenditures. Supervises the work of others. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Distinctions between levels in the Manager job classification series may be based on many factors, including the complexity of business functions within department(s) or division(s), decision-making responsibility and level of supervision exercised, nature and complexity of work performed by employees supervised, size of the budget, and scope of duties. Examples of business functions include human resources, accounting and finance, and payroll. Managers at the senior levels typically are responsible for 1) supervising a large number of employees, 2) overseeing large budgets, 3) managing highly specialized employees, 4) managing a complex department or division, and/or 5) overseeing the daily operations of more than one business function, department, or division. Incumbents in this series typically report to a director level or higher, although staff-level managers may report to higher-level managers. Manages day-to-day activities within a business function, division, or department. Manages staff development plans and activities. Establishes goals and objectives; develops and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; and manages evaluation activities. Develops and implements techniques for evaluating business function, division, or department activities. Evaluates budget requests, monitors budget expenditures, and makes adjustments as necessary. Provides input in the development of new policies and procedures; and monitors compliance with policies and procedures. Provides technical expertise and guidance regarding questions related to the business function, division, or department. Identifies areas of needed change and makes recommendations to improve operations. Prepares management and productivity reports. May plan and develop a budget for a business function, division, or department. Supervises the work of others. Performs related work as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Experience in the management of a business function, division, or department relevant to the assignment. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field relevant to the assignment is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to a business function, division, or department; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management. Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems; and in the operation of a computer and applicable software. Ability to manage business function, division, or department activities; to establish goals and objectives; to devise solutions to administrative problems; to develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures; to prepare reports; to communicate effectively; and to supervise the work of others.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE: 

  • May require registration, certification, or licensure in a specialty area.
  • Valid/Current Texas Driver's License
  • AICP is desired

DEADLINE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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

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

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



PLANNER II - TRANSPORTATION (RGVMPO)
Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $42,244 TO $55,602 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

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

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

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

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

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: 

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

DEADLINE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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

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

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



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

DUTIES:  Provides routine (journey-level) case management work as a benefit counselor. Work involves developing and maintaining long-term contact with clients and client families regarding their benefits, entitlements, and legal rights. May train others. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Interviews and screens clients or authorized representatives to gather information to assess individual service needs. Develops and implements services to meet clients’ needs. Provides ongoing case management and serves as a liaison between clients, client families, and service providers. Assists in identifying problem areas, service gaps, and areas that are barriers to services for clients. Complete certification training for Benefit Counselor I and II in order to carry out the necessary functions as specified by the Legislature. Assists in disseminating detailed information, eligibility criteria, requirements, procedures, etc., to other federal, state or local agencies for help related to public entitlement, health/long term care, individual rights, planning and protection, options, housing and consumer issues. Assists and conducts public presentations regarding public benefits, health/long term care insurance, individual rights, planning and protections, options, housing, acts as liaison to caregiver groups; and customer issues. Serves as an advocate for clients regarding public benefits, including Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Maintains case history, notes, and prepares reports utilizing the State reporting system. Adheres to applicable federal/state regulations including, but not limited to, laws related to client confidentiality, release of information, and HIPPA requirements. 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 principles, objectives, standards, and methods; 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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

  • Valid/ Current Texas Driver’s License

DEADLINE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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

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

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer