Employment Opportunities

CASE MANAGER I - EVIDENCE BASED PROGRAM - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE II - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES - (2 POSITIONS)

GIS SPECIALIST I - TRANSPORTATION/RGVMPO - (2 POSITIONS)

CONTRACT TECHNICIAN III - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

PLANNER I - RGVMPO - (2 POSITIONS)

MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN II - VALLEY METRO - MAINTENANCE

VEHICLE DRIVER I - VALLEY METRO

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



CASE MANAGER I - EVIDENCE BASED PROGRAM - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $29,439 - $37,914

DUTIES:  Provides moderately complex (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 local partners to identify appropriate participants for selected evidence based interventions, utilizes established criteria and to facilitate successful implementation. May train others. Works under moderate supervision, with limited 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 intervention training 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 evidence-based intervention. 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. Performs transition planning to ensure continuity of care and management of risk factors. May train others.

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.

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



CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE II - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: $29,000 - $32,000
Position: 2 Full-Time Non-Exempt

DUTIES:  Performs routine (journey-level) customer service work. Work involves providing external customer service support and receiving and responding to public inquiries for information on services and supports regarding local and/or state services. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Responds to customer inquiries and maintains customer accounts according to specific guidelines and procedures. Implements policies and procedures and standards for other transitional support services. Identify and pursue opportunities for systematic change in order to increase opportunities for the elderly and individuals with disabilities. Provides support to clients by conducting wellness or telephone reassurance checks through media and other means. Outreach to community-based organizations, resources, and service providers to identify new and existing opportunities. Communicates withthe public in person, 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. 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:  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. Knowledge of office practices and administrative procedures. Skill in the use of standard office equipment and software. Ability to respond to public inquiries in a timely manner; to implement administrative procedures; to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; and to communicate effectively.

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



GIS SPECIALIST I - TRANSPORTATION/RGVMPO
Location: Cameron and Hidalgo County
Salary: $39,521 - $51,985 (Final Starting Salary Based Upon Education/Experience)
Position: 2 Full-Time Non-Exempt

DUTIES:  The GIS Specialist is responsible for maintaining the ArcInfo/ArcView Geographic Information System, TRANS/CAD. This position also works with the transportation planning process in the MPO study area. Duties include analyzing data, converting GIS data, editing base programs like EXCEL, DBASE, INFO, and creating visualization presentations. This position may also be responsible for geographically displaying traffic counts, and collective traffic count data. Creates and modifies maps, graphs, or diagrams using geographic information software and related equipment. Compiles, evaluates, and interprets geographic data from various sources including censuses, field observations, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps; enters required data into a geographic information system. Digitizes, analyzes, and maintains spatial databases of relevant information, documents procedures, validates data for accuracy and completeness, completes approved metadata forms, and produces maps of the resulting information. Translates data from outside sources and converts data to assist users. Assists in writing programs and developing user interfaces, menus, and macro-level commands to meet user needs. Assists in providing consulting services in fields such as resource development and management, environmental hazards, regional cultural history, and urban social planning. Assists with the entering, correcting, and debugging of database records. Assists with evaluating data from outside sources to determine the quality of the data and to resolve record or mapping discrepancies.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A general knowledge of statistics, cartography, and electronic databases, as well as GIS principles and computer applications is needed. This position requires extensive experience with ARC 10, all of its extensions, and TRANS/CAD software. Knowledge of geographic and cartographic principles, such as projections, use of orthophotography, and geo-referencing is vital. Ability to construct and interpret maps, and charts of geographic data. Must be motivated to continually self-educate on new GIS technology through web sites, and journals. Knowledge of spreadsheet and database software is required.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Bachelor's degree in geography, political science, urban planning, or a related field; or three (3) years related experience, including GIS applications. Demonstrable ArcInfo/ArcView and TRANS/CAD skills are required. Education and experience may be substituted for one another. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish are a plus.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:  Valid/ Current Texas Driver's License

DEADLINE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

A completed LRGVDC job application with a resume must be submitted to:

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
ATTN: Eddie Reyes, Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596
Or
Email: hrdept@lrgvdc.org

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



CONTRACT TECHNICIAN III - HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $30,000 - $39,000 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education/experience)

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

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:  Experience in contract review or procurement work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of office practices and administrative procedures, and of contract management policies and procedures. Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software. Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret technical information; to make arithmetical computations and tabulations; to identify problems and plan corrective actions; to prepare and submit reports; to derive information from observations and interviews; to understand and follow instructions; to gather specific data from documentation systems; to communicate effectively; and to provide guidance to others. Ability to read, write and speak both English and Spanish.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:  Valid/ Current Texas Driver's License

DEADLINE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

A completed LRGVDC job application with a resume must be submitted to:

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
ATTN: Eddie Reyes, Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596
Or
Email: hrdept@lrgvdc.org

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



PLANNER I - RGVMPO
Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $36,000 TO $47,000 (Final Salary Commensurate Upon Education & Experience)
Positions: (2) FULL TIME NON-EXEMPT

DUTIES:  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. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to: Executive Director and/or Assistant Director of RGVMPO. Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.Other: Works closely with technical representatives of all local government members; has some contact with other local elected officials, as well as government officials. EXAMPLES OF WORK: 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 andpolicy committee; Works with the public in a professional and courteous manner; Attends seminars and workshops as needed and approved; Other Important Duties: Performs such other related duties as may be assigned by the RGVMPO 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:  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).

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:  Bachelor’s degree in geography, political science, urban planning, 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.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE: 
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



MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN II - VALLEY METRO - MAINTENANCE
Location: 510 S Pleasantview Dr, Weslaco, TX
Salary: Starting $17.00 - $18.00 Per Hour (Final salary commensurate upon education and/or 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:  Experience in motor vehicle maintenance and repair work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent, supplemented by technical courses in motor vehicle maintenance and repair, is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

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:

  • May be required to be registered, certified, or licensed in a transit area.
  • Valid/Current Texas CDL Class B 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



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