Employment Opportunities

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLANNER - AMERICORPS VISTA

EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST I - VALLEY METRO - REGIONAL POLICE ACADEMY

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE I - VALLEY METRO - DISPATCHER/SCHEDULER

VEHICLE DRIVER I - VALLEY METRO (STARR, ZAPATA COUNTY)

VEHICLE DRIVER II - VALLEY METRO



ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLANNER - AMERICORPS VISTA


Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Compensation: $945.00 Monthly Living Stipend

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A VOLUNTEER POSITION SPONSORED THROUGH AMERICORPS VISTA.

OPPORTUNITY:  Take part in planning and support one of the fastest growing regions in the country as an Economic & Community Development Planner in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.

DESCRIPTION:  The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council serves as the regional planning commission, council of governments, and the economic development district for the three-County region of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy. The lower Rio Grande Valley is one of the fastest growing areas of the country with advances in economic development opportunities such as SpaceX, numerous binational initiatives and the expansions of The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. The community and economic development planner under the AmeriCorps VISTA program will entail regional research, studies and planning associated with economic development and tourism areas of the region.

DUTIES:  Performs complex (journey-level) economic development and community planning work. Work involves coordinating internal and external stakeholder research, planning, and studies regarding economic and community programs. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. VISTA will also conduct research and studies in relation to community and economic development resources, projects and programs; Assists in the facilitation of stakeholder and committee meetings/forums; Develop and update economic and tourism profiles of the region and community; Evaluate results of economic development studies and offer analyses and recommendations; Identifies opportunities for regional economic development; Prepare and present data, reports, and spreadsheets for funding opportunities to support regional and community economic development; Promote the region to support and expand economic and tourism development opportunities; Communicate and obtain input and feedback with stakeholders in person, by telephone, by email, or over the social media/Internet; May serve as the point of contact for a program or division; Performs related work as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Experience in community relations, economic and/or tourism related programs, preferred. At least two years coursework from an accredited college or university in the field of business, marketing, community relations or a related field is generally preferred. Education and experience may be substituted for one another.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of community and/or economic development programs. Skill in the use of standard office equipment and spreadsheet/mapping software. Skills in internet/social media research. Ability to effectively communicate; both oral and in writing. Ability to interpret and analyze GIS maps, reports, etc.

AMERICORPS VISTA PROGRAM DETAILS: 

LRGVDC Assignment Term: 1 year

Position provides a living stipend of $945.00/month.

Position includes health care, child care, training, relocation expenses, and liability insurance.

After a successful year of service, VISTAs can choose to receive either an $1800 education stipend or a $5,920 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.

For full listings of benefits, please visit: www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  SEPTEMBER 5, 2017

APPLY NOW BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW: 

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=76176&fromSearch=true



EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST I - VALLEY METRO - REGIONAL POLICE ACADEMY

Base Salary Range: $42,000

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 with a resume must be submitted to:

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
ATTN: Anna M. Hernandez, Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE I - VALLEY METRO - DISPATCHER/SCHEDULER

Base Salary Range: $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.

REQUIREMENTS:  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 required.

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: Anna M. Hernandez, Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



VEHICLE DRIVER I - VALLEY METRO (STARR, ZAPATA COUNTY)

Base Salary Range: $10.42 hourly rate

DUTIES: Performs routine motor vehicle operations. Work involves operating motor vehicles in transporting passengers or cargo, prepare and maintain forms or records pertaining to vehicle operations. Required to drive all routes as assigned in the Starr and Zapata Counties.

QUALIFICATIONS:  High school graduation, plus at least two (2) year's of experience in operating motor vehicles on a delivery or commercial basis; or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIREMENTS:  Must possess a valid Texas Class A or B Commercial Drivers License with a Passenger Endorsement.

This Position is classified as a safety sensitive position in accordance with FTA's 49 CFR Part 655 and 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: Anna M. Hernandez, Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



VEHICLE DRIVER II - VALLEY METRO

Salary: $12.25 hourly rate

DUTIES: Performs routine motor vehicle operations. Work involves operating motor vehicles in transporting passengers or cargo, prepare and maintain forms or records pertaining to vehicle operations. Required to drive all routes as assigned in the Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy County area.

QUALIFICATIONS:  High school graduation, plus at least two (2) year's of experience in operating motor vehicles on a delivery or commercial basis; or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIREMENTS:  Must possess a valid Texas Class A or B Commercial Drivers License with a Passenger Endorsement.

This Position is classified as a safety sensitive position in accordance with FTA's 49 CFR Part 655 and 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: Anna M. Hernandez, Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer