Employment Opportunities

INTERIM DIRECTOR II / GENERAL MANAGER - TRANSPORTATION - VALLEY METRO (1 FULL-TIME EXEMPT)

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT I - RGVMPO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

CASE MANAGER I - CTI - HHS & AAA (2 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

TRANSPORTATION PLANNER II - RGVMPO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

TRANSPORTATION PLANNER I - RGVMPO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN I - TRANSPORTATION/VALLEY METRO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

VEHICLE DRIVER II - VALLEY METRO (18 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

VEHICLE DRIVER I - NON-CDL - VALLEY METRO (2 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

VEHICLE DRIVER I - CDL - VALLEY METRO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

CONTRACT TECHNICIAN II - AAA & HHS (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

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)

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



INTERIM DIRECTOR II / GENERAL MANAGER - TRANSPORTATION - VALLEY METRO (1 FULL-TIME EXEMPT)

Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting Interim $85,000
After successful 6 month Introductory Review Period up to $95,000 annual
(Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

SUMMARY OF POSITION:  Performs advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning of the Valley Metro transit system. Work involves establishing a strategic plan and goals and objectives; developing policies; reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating program activities; and reviewing and approving budgets. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Develops and implements a strategic and comprehensive long-term transit plan for region of the Rio Grande Valley. Broad, extensive, and progressive experience leading organizations or large departments (preferably 50+ employees) and substantial dollar budget oversight and accountability. Plans, directs, and coordinates the department work plan; meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; and reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures. Provides current and potential comprehensive multi-modal transportation plan to meet the anticipated growth needs of the region. This includes partnerships to develop planning for bicycles, pedestrians, transportation, major thoroughfares, and public transit. Works closely with elected officials’ and other departments, community organizations, regional partners including Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, Starr, and Zapata Counties, TXDOT, and Federal Transit Administration to create, design and implement a comprehensive, long term transportation plan. Maximizes financial resources and seeks additional funding for community projects from local, state, and federal resources. Evaluates and advises on State and Federal legislative proposals related to transportation. Establishes, within policy, appropriate service, and staffing levels; and allocates resources accordingly. Reviews guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; and monitors compliance. Manages and administers the Drug and Alcohol Program for the department. Monitors and evaluates service delivery and assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships. Serves as official departmental representative to other local and regional stake holders, elected officials, and outside agencies; and negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant, and controversial issues. Selects, motivates, evaluates, disciplines and, when necessary, terminates department staff. Provides or coordinates training and works with employees to correct deficiencies. Highly skilled in communicating and coaching staff with experience in leadership training. Manages, develops, and administers the department budget. Coordinates departmental activities with other departments and outside agencies; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary communications; reviews and signs all higher-level department communication, including ordinances and contracts. Communicates and or meets with State and Federal agency representatives to ensure compliance with regulations and codes related to assigned functional areas; and resolves situations characterized by non-compliance. Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in business administration or a related field. Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible professional transportation experience, to include five (5) years of administrative or supervisory responsibility. Desirable: Master's Degree from an accredited college or university; AICP certification.

REQUIRED 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. Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs. Knowledge of advanced principles and practices of grants, budget preparation and administration. Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. Knowledge of organization, function, and authority of various regional stakeholders. Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, statutes, and regulations. Knowledge of principles and practices regarding the maintenance of transportation fleet. Ability to develop, implement, and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient services for Valley Metro. Ability to analyze problems, provide alternatives, identify solutions in support of established goals, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations. Ability to identify and respond to community and local stake holder issues, concerns, and needs. Ability to prepare and administer a complex departmental budget and allocate limited resources in a cost-effective manner. Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques. Ability to provide administrative and professional leadership and direction to subordinate staff. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Ability to prepare and present clear and concise administrative and financial reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, County Officials and, other government officials, community groups, the public, and media representatives. Ability to perform all the essential functions with or without accommodations. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish is preferred.

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.

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



EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT I - RGVMPO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

Location: 617 W. University Dr, Edinburg, TX
Salary: Starting $36,976 To $58,399 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs complex (journey-level) professional assistance work for an executive. Work involves coordinating high-level administrative operations of an agency or division including managing the day-to-day activities of an executive(s). Ensure all administrative duties and initiatives under the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization are performed and executed with high quality and in a timely manner for the Board of Managers and leadership of the RGVMPO. May provide work-related guidance to others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Coordinates calendars, meetings, and other activities with other governmental agencies, executives, and organizations on behalf of an agency executive. Provides administrative and technical assistance to an agency executive working in a division or department. Provides technical guidance and advice on administrative matters to agency executives, management, or staff. Communicates administrative policies, procedures, standards, and methods. Reviews administrative practices and programs and assists in formulating policies as appropriate. Assists in the planning or preparation of reports, correspondence, studies, forms, manuals, and publications. Assists in interpreting policies and procedures and making administrative decisions as appropriate. May communicate agency objectives, tasks, and decisions to staff on behalf of an executive. May coordinate and prepare administrative assignments, programs, and other administrative matters within a program, division, or agency. May provide assistance answering and routing phone calls, taking messages, and greeting and directing visitors to the appropriate staff. May prepare notices or agendas for meetings and hearings. May assist the executive with general human resource management actions. May assist in budget preparation. May supervise the work of others. Performs related work as assigned. May require doing fieldwork with exposure to outdoor conditions and travel, as necessary.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of accepted business practices and procedures; of applicable rules, regulations, and policies; and of related legislative and legal practices and procedures. Skill in the operations of computers and applicable software, and in the use of office equipment. Ability to handle high-level administrative issues, to analyze and solve work-related problems, to communicate effectively, and to provide guidance and supervise the work of others. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish is preferred.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Experience in a technical program area and administration management. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, may be considered.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE: 
• Valid/Current Texas Driver’s License
• May be required to be registered, certified, or licensed in a specialty area

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



CASE MANAGER I - CTI - HHS & AAA (2 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

Location: Rio Grande Valley Area (Cameron / Willacy / Hidalgo County)
Salary: Starting $26,332 - $41,355

DUTIES:  Performs routine (journey-level) case management work. Work involves developing and maintaining long-term contact with clients, client families, and service providers for social and related service needs. Collaborates with hospital inpatient staff to identify appropriate patients for care transitions services, utilizes established criteria and to facilitate successful care transition. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Interviews and screens clients or authorized representatives to gather information to assess service needs. Develops and implements service and treatment plans to meet clients’ needs. Serves as a guide to the client, coaching the client in addressing critical issues and self-management; Provides information and guidance to the client and/or family for an effective care transition from hospital to home. Promotes client self-management and empowers client/family to achieve maximum levels of wellness and independence. Adheres to applicable federal/state regulations including, but not limited to, laws related to client confidentiality, release of information, and HIPPA requirements. Identifies problem areas, service gaps, and areas that are barriers to services for clients. Maintains case history and progress records and prepares reports. Monitors clients’ progress. Housed out of assigned hospital based on program needs. Performs transition planning to ensure continuity of care and management of risk factors. May train others. Performs other such related duties as may be assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Experience in case management or social services work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in social work or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Knowledge of community resources, of case management delivery systems, and of program policies and procedures. Skill in developing, implementing, and monitoring service and treatment plans. Ability to assess clients’ needs, to coordinate clients’ services, to communicate effectively, and to train others. Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software. Ability to read, write and speak both English and Spanish.

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



TRANSPORTATION PLANNER II - RGVMPO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

Location: 617 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539
Salary: Starting $42,244 To $55,602 Annual (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 RGVMPO Executive 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 RGVMPO Policy Committee. Works in well- lighted, air-conditioned office. Requires attendance at periodic night meetings. Some overnight travel is required. 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); Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel software; Strong knowledge of financial and accounting practices and advanced analytical and numerical abilities. Acceptable experience and training; bachelor’s degree in geography, urban planning, finance, accounting 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.

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



TRANSPORTATION PLANNER I - RGVMPO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

Location: 617 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539
Salary: Starting $26,332 - $41,355 Annual (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs entry-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. Under supervision, performs planning and programming activities in support of the RGVMPO process. Work requires contact with departmental managers, local government officials, and the general public. Operates the Travel Demand Model and completes the federally mandated transportation planning tasks; Keeps governing body informed of the previously mentioned programs; Collects and analyzes socio-economic data; Assists Planner II and/or Planner III in completing planning documents (i.e., Transportation Improvement Program, Unified Planning Work Program, and the Metropolitan Transportation Plan); Performs technical analysis, works on the coding of road and transit networks, and collects and prepares data for the Travel Demand Model; Prepares memorandums and reports; May make oral and/or written presentations to the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s technical and policy committee; Works with the public in a professional and courteous manner; Attends seminars and workshops as needed and approved;Performs such other related duties as may be assigned by the RGVMPO Policy Committee. Works in well- lighted, air-conditioned office. Requires attendance at periodic night meetings. Some overnight travel is required. Demonstrable knowledge of federal and state funds and requirements; working knowledge of transportation planning and modeling; experience with transit planning grants. Project management experience (grant application preparation); demonstration of familiarity with federal and state transportation planning rules, regulations, and organization; and demonstrated knowledge of ADA and Clean Air Act. 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); Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel software; Strong knowledge of financial and accounting practices and advanced analytical and numerical abilities. Acceptable experience and training bachelor’s degree in geography, political science, urban planning, finance, accounting, or a related field; and knowledge of spreadsheets or ArcView are a plus. A transcript is required. Demonstrable transportation planning skills are required. 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 required.

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



ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN I - TRANSPORTATION/VALLEY METRO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

Location: Harlingen, TX
Salary: Starting $26,332 - $41,355 Annual (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs routine (journey-level) technical accounting and purchasing support work for Valley Metro Maintenance Department. Work involves performing detailed assignments in recording, classifying, examining, and verifying purchases and financial records, documents, or reports. Work also involves purchasing and procuring commodities and equipment and services. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment within the scope of assigned job duties. Classifies, codes, posts, and organizes documents and records. Compiles statistical, accounting, or auditing reports and tables pertaining to received inventory, accounts payable and, reviews. Prepares and reviews purchase orders within allowable purchasing thresholds. Reviews and tabulates bids and orders to determine lowest and best bids or bids that provide best value. Tracks the status of requisitions and purchase orders. Assists with researching and reconciling discrepancies in accounts, or appropriation balances, and reports findings. Maintain and assists with the preparation of operating reports within scope of work assigned. Orders and assists with an annual inventory of equipment and supplies. Assists with tracking invoices to ensure payments are made. Assists with determining operational minimum and maximum inventory levels. May assist with audit of field operating reports, invoices, requisitions, estimates, purchase orders, statements, and similar records. May assist in monitoring the budget. Performs related work as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience with accounting or bookkeeping principles. Graduation from a standard senior high school supplemented by college coursework in accounting is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. 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 review work for accuracy, to accurately perform detailed numerical work, to make arithmetical computations, to prepare financial and accounting records, and to communicate effectively. 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



VEHICLE DRIVER II - VALLEY METRO (18 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

Location: Hidalgo and Cameron County
Salary: Starting $14.75 - $15.75

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. Other Important Duties*Performs other such related duties as may be assigned.

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 n 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 I - NON-CDL - VALLEY METRO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

Location: Hidalgo and Cameron County
Salary: Starting $12.00 Per Hour

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 and vans to pick up and transport passengers for public transportation services. 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 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 I - CDL - VALLEY METRO (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

Location: Rio Grande City, TX
Salary: Starting $13.00 - $14.00 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



CONTRACT TECHNICIAN II - AAA & HHS (1 FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT)

Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $26,332-$33,844 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs routine (journey-level) contract assistance and review work. Work involves preparing and reviewing contract material, verifying billings for fiscal accuracy and completeness, and preparing reports on contract development and management. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Provides assistance in the development and preparation of contracts and amendments. Provides assistance to contract agency staff on eligibility, policy, documentation, and billing procedures. Provides contract agencies with changes in eligibility criteria and forms. Reviews contracts and related amendments and verifies that contract data meets legal and fiscal requirements. Reviews contract agency error reports and provides corrective action training. Reviews contract plan changes, amendments, and renewals to ensure correctness and adherence to procedural requirements. Maintains expenditure ledgers and statistical information on each contract agency and prepares status reports. Maintains contract file information and/or enters contract data into contract management database. Visits contract agencies to review the completeness of eligibility documentation, fee policies, and attendance records to ensure compliance with eligibility policies and procedures. Prepares reports to contract agencies reflecting the findings of eligibility reviews. Gathers and reviews statistical information and compiles reports and charts reflecting the status of the contract activity. Assists contract agencies in resolving billing problems.

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 standard office equipment and 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 interpret policies and procedures; to gather specific data from documentation systems; and to communicate effectively.

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 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



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