Employment Opportunities

MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN I - VALLEY METRO MAINTENANCE (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN II - VALLEY METRO MAINTENANCE (4 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

CSR II - DISPATCH - TRANSPORTATION/VALLEY METRO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

FLEET MAINTENANCE DETAILER/FUELER - TRANSPORTATION/VALLEY METRO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - REGIONAL POLICE ACADEMY

CSR I - MOBILITY - TRANSPORTATION/VALLEY METRO (6 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)



MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN I - VALLEY METRO MAINTENANCE (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

Location: Harlingen, TX
Salary: Starting $17.50 - $18.50 Per Hour (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs entry-level motor vehicle maintenance and repair work. Work involves repairing or replacing worn or broken parts; performing preventive maintenance activities; and servicing motor vehicle equipment and related gasoline, diesel, or alternative fuel engine-powered equipment. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Performs routine motor vehicle maintenance such as repairing or replacing tires, hoses, belts, and filters. Performs minor repairs to suspension and driveline components such as replacing universal joints, shocks, struts, and bushings. Performs minor body repair work and touch-up painting. Performs safety and emission inspections. Repairs or replaces brake components. Services, refuels, and changes oil in vehicles. Cleans and maintains shop, equipment, and tools. Assists in major motor vehicle repairs. Assists in documenting repairs and routine maintenance of vehicles and equipment. May assist in performing routine welding, air-conditioning checks and repairs. May operate electronic or computerized diagnostic equipment and computer-based technical manuals to identify or verify system and component failures. May inventory parts and equipment. Performs other such related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of motor vehicle maintenance, of repair techniques, and of safety practices and principles. Skill in the use of tools and equipment. Ability to follow instructions, to make repairs, and to use tools and equipment. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish is preferred.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE:  Requires a certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence or ability to obtain within the first year of employment. Texas Motor Vehicle Safety Inspector license and Texas Certified Tow Operator preferred. Requires a valid Texas Commercial driver’s license or ability to obtain within the first year of employment. This position is classified as a safety sensitive position in accordance with FTA’s rules and regulations.

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



MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN II - VALLEY METRO MAINTENANCE (4 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

Location: Weslaco, TX and Harlingen, TX
Salary: Starting $19.00 - $20.50 Per Hour (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs routine (journey-level) motor vehicle maintenance and repair work. Work involves repairing or replacing worn or broken parts; performing preventive maintenance activities; and servicing motor vehicle equipment and related gasoline, diesel, or alternative fuel engine-powered equipment. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Exchanges, rebuilds, and overhauls motors, transmissions, carburetors, and other motor vehicle components and systems. Must be flexible to work evening and weekend hours as required. Performs vehicle cleaning both interior and exterior. Documents repairs and routine maintenance of vehicles and equipment. Performs work in emergency situations as required. Coordinates and performs wrecker service to pick-up wrecked or disabled vehicles. Checks and repairs electrical and cooling systems. Performs oil and filter changes, transmission service, brake and suspension repair, tire installation and repair, wheel alignments, air conditioning diagnosis and repair, state vehicle inspections, and other scheduled maintenance. Performs minor engine tune-ups and makes required adjustments on motor vehicles’ motors and engines. Performs motor vehicle body repair work and touch-up painting. Performs safety and emissions inspections. Tests motors and engines for satisfactory performance. Installs after-market accessories and equipment. Maintains records of work performed and parts used. Uses on-board or hand-held electronic diagnostic equipment and other specialized tools and equipment to isolate and adjust malfunctions. Assists in performing inventories of parts and equipment. May tear down inboard and outboard gasoline boat motors or marine diesel engines; inspect, repair, or replace defective parts; and reassemble the motors. May maintain and repair heavy construction equipment. Performs other such related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of motor vehicle maintenance, of repair techniques, and of safety practices and principles. Skill in the use of tools and equipment. Ability to follow instructions, to make repairs, and to use tools and equipment. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish is preferred.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE:  Requires a certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence or ability to obtain within the first year of employment. Texas Motor Vehicle Safety Inspector license and Texas Certified Tow Operator preferred. Requires a valid Texas Commercial driver’s license or ability to obtain within the first year of employment. This position is classified as a safety sensitive position in accordance with FTA’s rules and regulations.

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 II - DISPATCH - TRANSPORTATION/VALLEY METRO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $26,332 - $33,844 ANNUAL (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Organizes specified activities of the transit program, which includes scheduling and dispatching passenger trips, directing operational activities on all modes of transit services. 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. Performs entry-level customer service work. Works under moderate supervision, with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Overseeing operations activities (such as driver pre-trips, uniform checks, driver license, deviations, etc.). Communicates with the public in person, by telephone, by e-mail, by fax, or over the Internet. Enters information into databases, processes letters to customers, receives complaints and performs other general clerical services. Report to accidents/incidents. (First Responder). May research information to solve customer service problems. May prepare, interpret, and disseminate information concerning agency programs and procedures. Maintaining and diagnosing farebox issues and training. May create and maintain activity logs, files, and reports on services. Use multiple softwares relevant to conducting operations oversight. May interpret and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Performs related work as assigned.

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 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, general computer knowledge and software. Ability to respond to public inquiries in a timely manner and to communicate effectively.

The ability to communicate Bilingual, English and Spanish.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE:  May be required to be registered, certified, or licensed in a transit area. Valid/Current 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, 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



FLEET MAINTENANCE DETAILER/FUELER - TRANSPORTATION/VALLEY METRO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

Location: Harlingen
Salary: Starting $11.00 Hourly (1pm - 10pm shift)

DUTIES:  This position is responsible for cleaning and detailing the interior and exterior of all transit vehicles and assuring that vehicles are clean and ready for departure. Maintaining wash bay area clean and organized. Duties involve working with a number of Motor Vehicle Technicians to provide the help needed. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The Vehicle Service Attendant reports directly to the Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor. Responsible for vehicle preparation to ensure vehicle is ready for departure. Conducts cleaning, waxing, polishing, and refurbishing of transit fleet vehicles. Uses necessary equipment for cleaning and servicing of vehicles. Reports any damage to the program supervisor. Maintaining the proper function of all service tools and equipment. Check for vehicle damage and ensure features of the vehicles are operational. Provides support to Maintenance staff to ensure shop and safety compliance. Wash exterior of vehicles. Ensures wash bay area is clean and in working order. Maintains and tracks inventory of cleaning materials. Ensures interior of vehicle is clean by sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, taking out trash, etc. Ensures units are safe by conducting inspection of potential risks (broken windows, door jams, trunk, etc) Supports mechanics and Maintenance shop by coordinating parts and equipment delivery. Fuels transit fleet vehicles. Performs other such related duties as may be assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  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 office equipment, computers. Ability to: respond to public inquiries in a timely manner and to communicate effectively. Ability to repeatedly step up/down. stoop, bend, reach up/down and work with cleaning chemicals. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish is preferred.

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



ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - REGIONAL POLICE ACADEMY
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Starting Pay: $53,000 - $75,000 (Final Salary Commensurate upon Experience/Education)

DUTIES:  Plans, organizes, and directs activities for the Regional Police Academy as the TCOLE training coordinator to supervise instructors of the department. Activities include but not limited to ensuring compliance with TCOLE rules and manuals, ensuring that all learning objectives are taught, and enforcing attendance and other standards set by the commission or the training advisory board. Performs a variety of technical, analytical, and administrative work related to administration of the cadet training academy. Leads the Police Academy and Regional Training Center activities, and coordinates activities with other regional council departments. Coordinates, organizes and plans the day-to-day operations and instructional criteria for the administration of regional cadet training academy. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing Regional Police Academy services and provides recommendations regarding necessary changes and/or updates to program activities such as Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and has knowledge of Texas Occupations Code & Texas Administrative Code. Maintain compliance of facilities and instructional materials as per the Texas Administrative Code. Provides oversight and monitoring of the program(s) administrative and instructional practices, monitors workflow, and evaluation products, methods, and procedures for compliance requirements. Develops and manages the LRGVDC basic peace officer course rules handbook. Develops program budget, including monitoring expenditures and preparing, negotiating, and administering grants and contracts for program and fiscal compliance. Supervises support staff, assigning and planning work, ensuring training, providing recommendations. Conduct regular training needs assessments. Collects, compiles, and organizes statistical data to satisfy compliance expectations and needs. Assists in the coordination of program(s) activities with other departments and outside agencies and organizations; Provides technical assistance to member governments and law enforcement agencies on law enforcement and training matters. Creates, plans and develops instructor lessons plans containing learning objective and student evaluations. Assists with the coordination of local, state, and federal activities within the region. Reviews and disseminates research materials to member governments; Provides staff support to policy and advisory committees of the regional council; and performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of: Training; rules, regulations, and guidelines related to program administration activities, and planning and program development.
Skill/Ability to: Evaluate regional needs and develop appropriate plans in the areas assigned; assist in the preparation and analyze program management reports; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; supervise and motivate employees; assist in maintaining effective working relationships with policy and advisory committees of the regional council and local, state, federal law enforcement, and agency representatives.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree in business criminal justice, public administration, or relevant degree. Plus at least two (2) years of experience in related field; or high school graduate, or its equivalent, plus four (4) years of experience in related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES 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: 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 - MOBILITY - TRANSPORTATION/VALLEY METRO (6 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)
Location: Edinburg and Harlingen area
Salary: Starting $23,781

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. Responds to customer inquiries and maintains customer accounts according to specific guidelines and procedures. Communicates with the public in person and other transit agencies, by telephone, by e-mail or regular correspondence, by fax, or over the Internet. Enters information into databases, processes letters to customers, and performs other general clerical services. Reviews and routes mail and other correspondence. May research information to solve customer service problems. May prepare, interpret, and disseminate information concerning agency programs and procedures. May create and maintain activity logs, files, and reports on services. May interpret and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Performs other such related duties as may be assigned.

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: 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 Bilingual, English and Spanish.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, AND LICENSURE: 

  • 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
  • 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


Additional Resources

LRGVDC Application

Rio Grande Valley MPO Application