Employment Opportunities

ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLANNER - AMERICORPS VISTA

VEHICLE DRIVER II - VALLEY METRO

VEHICLE DRIVER I - VALLEY METRO

VEHICLE DRIVER I - NON CDL - VALLEY METRO



ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLANNER - AMERICORPS VISTA


Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: $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 (entry-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, public policy, 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; in both English and Spanish, proficiency is a must. 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 21, 2018

APPLY NOW BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=83524&fromSearch=true



VEHICLE DRIVER II - VALLEY METRO

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: EREYES@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: 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: EREYES@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)

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: EREYES@LRGVDC.ORG

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer