Employment Opportunities

ACCOUNTANT I

MANAGER I – VALLEY METRO

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

OMBUDSMAN I - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT

VEHICLE DRIVER I - VALLEY METRO

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

PROGRAM SPECIALIST I - CRIMINAL JUSTICE

PLANNER II - TRANSPORTATION (RGVMPO)



ACCOUNTANT I
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $31,114 TO $40,000 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs entry-level accounting work. Work involves maintaining, preparing, posting, and balancing accounting and financial statements, records, documents, or reports. May specialize in some phase of accounting work such as federal or state funds accounting, payroll, or budgeting. Prepares financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits; prepares and/or processes general journal entries; and prepares and/or processes payment, cash, purchase, travel, and related vouchers. Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and compliance with departmental policies and procedures and state and federal statutes. Classifies, codes, posts, and balances financial and accounting documents and records. Sets up and maintains accounting controls and records, and maintains accounting files and reports. Researches and reconciles discrepancies in accounts and reports findings. May check and audit timekeeping records for compliance with established standards. May prepare periodic analyses of fund balances and expenditures. May prepare special reports on payroll, estimates, cost data, and budget items. Performs related work as assigned. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Familiarity with accounting and financial operations. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures affecting the maintenance of accounting records and automated accounting systems. Skill in use of office equipment, computers, and associated software applications. Ability to interpret and apply accounting theory; to work accurately with numerical detail; to analyze, consolidate, and interpret accounting data; and to communicate effectively.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE: 

  • May require registration, certification, or licensure in a specialty area.
  • 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



MANAGER I – VALLEY METRO
Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $51,614 TO $59,000 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs routine (journey-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of transit agency’s business function, division, or department. Work involves establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; 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. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Provides technical assistance to subcontractors and federal, state, and local governments. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Manages activities of transit staff in operations, planning and maintenance sub-divisions of department. Prepares and submits proposals and oversees grant management activities to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Management and preparation of federal, state, local annual and triennial program reviews. Management of oversight and compliance reviews of 3rd Party Contracts. Oversees the preparation of management and productivity reports and studies. Oversees special investigations and research studies. 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 functions or division or department activities. Develops and evaluates budget requests, monitors budget expenditures, and adjusts as necessary. Plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates policies and procedures; and monitors compliance with policies and procedures. Identifies areas of needed change and makes recommendations to improve operations. Provides technical guidance for a business function, division, or department. Manage transit staff development plans, training, and activities. Manage the preparation, development, review, and revision of policies, procedures, plans, and legislation. May represent the business function, division, or department at meetings, hearings, trials, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels, and committees. Metropolitan, transit, and urban planning advance experience and understanding. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Experience in the management of a business function, division, or department relevant to the assignment. Extensive grant research, writing and management experience. 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 operating computers and applicable computer 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 plan, assign, and supervise the work of others. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish is preferred.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE: 

  • May require registration, certification, or licensure in a specialty area.
  • 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



OMBUDSMAN I - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $37,000 to $40,000 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs moderately complex (journey-level) mediation work. Work involves assisting nursing home and assisted living facility residents resolving grievances and investigating complaints. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Advises on and explains relevant state and federal rules, regulations, programs, and procedures to LTC facility residents or the general public. Consults with various groups on issues and procedures concerning hearings, and arbitration proceedings. Facilitates the sharing of information among various parties involved in a grievance, dispute, or claim. Provides information and assistance to residents of skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities; investigates complaints; and communicates with the appropriate parties on behalf of the individuals with a grievance, dispute, or claim. Contacts affected parties, explains ombudsman services, and explains rights and responsibilities. Records information on contacts and case actions in applicable systems. Reviews and organizes supporting documentation to determine whether applicable information has been received. Assists in resolving or mediating various types of grievances, disputes, and claims. May recommend final action.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience in counseling, mediation, or dispute resolution work. Graduation from an accredited four- year college or university with major coursework in business administration, psychology, sociology, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Knowledge of pertinent laws and regulations. Skill in conducting investigations, in mediation and dispute resolution, in computer and office equipment operation, and in the use of interpersonal techniques. Ability to analyze and prepare documents, reports, and correspondence; to investigate complaints; to recognize problems and identify and facilitate solutions; and to communicate effectively.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: 

  • Valid/ Current Texas Driver's License
  • May be required to obtain an adjuster's license by the Texas Department of Insurance and maintain the license in good standing

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



PROGRAM SPECIALIST I - CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $36,976 - $58,399

DUTIES:  Performs routine (journey-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves assisting with planning, developing, and implementing an agency program and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, government agencies, community organizations, or the general public. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position works with the criminal justice and homeland security planning process and may perform other related duties for other departments within Public Safety. Performs criminal justice and homeland security planning and research work. Work involves coordinating public safety/criminal justice, homeland security, and emergency management program activities, and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the public. (A COMPLETE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION)

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Experience in emergency management or public safety work. Ability to maintain and prepare logs and reports, to perform multiple duties simultaneously, to comprehend and execute written and verbal instructions, to operate automated and manual information systems, and to communicate effectively. The use of database systems to enter and retrieve appropriate information related to project implementation and completion. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, contractors, committee members, public officials, and the general public. Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication. Detail oriented and highly organized with ability to multi-task and a disciplined self-starter who thrives in both team and individual environments. Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to public safety and emergency management; and of program planning, implementation, and monitoring. Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; and to communicate effectively. Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in political science, management information systems, or a related field is generally preferred. Understanding and experience with the Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) (Must have at a minimum completed ICS 100.a, 200.a, 700.a, 800). Education and experience may be substituted for one another. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish are a plus. High school graduate, or its equivalent, plus at least three (3) years of experience in emergency services; or Any equivalent combination of experience and education that 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, 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