Employment Opportunities

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE III - PUBLIC EDUCATION & OUTREACH - HHS

CONTRACT TECHNICIAN III - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT

PROGRAM SPECIALIST I - COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

CSR I - (COUNT ME, RGV! AMBASSADOR) (10 VACANCIES TO FILL)

VEHICLE DRIVER I - VALLEY METRO

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

PLANNER II - TRANSPORTATION (RGVMPO)



CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE - 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



CONTRACT TECHNICIAN III - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $35,000 - $40,000 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs highly complex (senior-level) contract assistance and review work. Work involves preparing and reviewing contract material, completeness, and preparing reports on contract development and management. May also involve monitoring records, programs and documents to ensure conformity with contracts or scope of work. May provide guidance to others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Works in the development and preparation of contracts and amendments. Provides assistance to agency staff on eligibility, policy, and documentation, and billing procedures. Provides contract agencies with forms and reporting procedures. Performs simple-to-routine compliance reviews that are primarily to determine compliance with law, rules, and regulations pertaining to the Older Americans Act and Area Plan. Verifies compliance with specific requirements by conducting desk and/or on-site reviews. Monitors internal and external documentation to identify compliance issues with regulations and standards regarding the Older Americans Act and Area Plan. Reviews contracts and related amendments and verifies that contract data meets legal and fiscal requirements. Reviews contract changes, amendments, and renewals to ensure correctness and adherence to procedural requirements. Reviews reports of statistical information and ensures that data accurately reflects the status of the contract and direct service activity. Visits contract agencies to review the completeness of eligibility documentation and attendance records to ensure compliance with eligibility policies and procedures. Prepares reports to contract agencies reflecting the findings of monitoring reviews. May assist in negotiating contract renewals. May assist in developing policies, procedures and rules. May prepare reports and recommendations regarding the renewal or termination of contracts. May provide guidance to others.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Experience in contract review or procurement 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, and of contract management policies and procedures. Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software. Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret technical information; to make arithmetical computations and tabulations; to identify problems and plan corrective actions; to prepare and submit reports; to derive information from observations and interviews; to understand and follow instructions; to gather specific data from documentation systems; to communicate effectively; and to provide guidance to others. 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



PROGRAM SPECIALIST I - COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $36,976 - $47,688 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs moderately complex (journey-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing an agency program and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public. May train others. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs an array of technical, training, research, planning, policy, program assessment, and administrative activities related to program assignment. Provides support and collaborates in the planning, development, implementation, analysis, and documentation of an agency program. Serves as a liaison to staff, government agencies, community organizations, or the general public to explain and provide technical assistance on program specifics and requirements. Conducts surveys and/or reviews to determine compliance with certification requirements, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Markets program(s) to community and professional groups to encourage and/or improve interest in the program(s). Monitors and reviews compliance with program policies and procedures, statutes, and rules for assigned program. Prepares comprehensive reviews of literature, statutes, rules, and/or policies and prepares administrative reports, studies, and specialized research projects. Studies and analyzes operations and problems, prepares reports of findings and recommendations, and prepares justifications for procedural or policy changes. Reviews and assists in evaluating information on service delivery system methods, outputs, and activities to identify gaps in resources and recommend improvements. Assists program staff in determining trends and resolving technical problems. Assists in the collection, organization, analysis, and/or preparation of materials in response to requests for program information and reports. Assists in analyzing legislation to develop recommendations for policy in programmatic areas relating to the implementation, improvement, and/or expansion or reduction of program funding. Assists in preparing and evaluating program budget requests. Assists in preparing justifications for the implementation of procedural or policy changes. May recommend and coordinate activities to produce a more effective program. May assist in the developing policy and procedure manuals. May train others. Performs related work as assigned. (A COMPLETE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION)

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:  Experience in planning and research work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in city or regional planning, economics, business or public administration, political science, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to the program area; 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.

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



CSR I - (COUNT ME, RGV! AMBASSADOR) (10 VACANCIES TO FILL)
Location: Public Transportation Terminals in Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, and Edinburg
Positions: Part-Time (Non-Exempt)(20hrs per week)(Part Time/Temporary/Grant Funded)
Salary: $13.00 Hourly

DUTIES:  Performs (non-federally affiliated) 2020 US Census service work as a resource to ensure a complete and accurate count for the underserved regions of the Rio Grande Valley. Work will require engaging with the general public and providing information regarding the 2020 Census, as well as encourage self-response to the 2020 Survey. Time worked is on a flexible work schedule not to exceed 25 hours in a week and ranges from 6:00 A.M to 9 P.M., Monday through Saturday. Ambassadors will be stationed at transit terminals throughout the region and some assignments may require riding popular Valley Metro public transportation routes to access the general public and chronic hard to count communities. Communicates with the public in person at transit terminals and on Valley Metro routes. Demonstrates how to access 2020 Census information through mail, phone, or online. Interprets and disseminates information on the 2020 Census to the general public. ProvideS on-the-spot access to the 2020 Census website through assigned mobile tablets. Utilizes good judgement. Promotes and conducts 2020 Census outreach activities such as self-response to surveys. Ensures the privacy and confidentiality of the public is maintained. Translates general 2020 Census information.

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:  Business, Liberal Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Work majors or equivalent. Master's degree students are highly encouraged. Must be bilingual, communicates effectively, comfortable using tablet technology, and have excellent customer service skills.

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



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, 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