Employment Opportunities

ACCOUNTANT I - FINANCE DEPARTMENT

MANAGER I - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE I - VALLEY METRO - DISPATCHER/SCHEDULER

VEHICLE DRIVER I - VALLEY METRO (STARR, ZAPATA COUNTY)

VEHICLE DRIVER II - VALLEY METRO



ACCOUNTANT I - FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX 78596
Base Salary Range: $31,144 TO $49,134

DUTIES:  Performs entry-level accounting work. Work involves maintaining, preparing, posting, and balancing accounting and financial statements, records, documents, or reports. May specialize in some phase of accounting work such as federal funds accounting, property and equipment control, cost, payroll, budgeting, or bond servicing. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Prepares financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits; prepares and/or processes general journal entries; and prepares and/or processes payment, purchase orders, travel, and related vouchers. Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and compliance with departmental policies and procedures and state and federal statutes. Classifies, codes, posts, and balances financial and accounting documents and records. Sets up and maintains accounting controls and records, and maintains accounting files and reports. Researches and reconciles discrepancies in accounts, bank statements, or appropriation balances; and reports findings. May check and audit timekeeping records for compliance with established standards. May prepare periodic analyses of fund balances and expenditures. May prepare special reports on payroll, estimates, cost data, and budget items.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Familiarity with accounting and financial operations. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures affecting the maintenance of accounting records and automated accounting systems. Skill in the use of office equipment, computers, and associated software applications. Ability to interpret and apply accounting theory; to work accurately with numerical detail; to analyze, consolidate, and interpret accounting data; and to communicate effectively. The ability to communicate in English and Spanish is preferred.

DEADLINE:  August 4, 2017

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

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
ATTN: Anna M. Hernandez, Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



MANAGER I - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Location: 301 W Railroad St, Weslaco, TX 78596
Base Salary Range: $62,000 (Commensurate upon Experience)

DUTIES:  Performs advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing direction and guidance in organizational operations, procurement policies, contract administration, internal auditing, grant writing, project management and planning. Work involves overseeing procurement and contracts administration division, (negotiating, awarding, developing, monitoring, and auditing contracts) management and maintenance of building facilities, IT contract support plan facilitation and programmatic project management, as well as establishing the operations 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. Must be highly motivated individual with a high level of integrity when dealing with elected officials, employees and citizens. Must have extensive knowledge and experience of budgets, procurement/contracts, project management, administration and operational oversight.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management; laws and regulations pertaining to grants and contract administration; of research and budgeting processes; of business administration principles and practices, including financial management and accounting; and of program planning and development; negotiation strategies and techniques, of contract administration and cost monitoring for large scope or high-dollar contracts; of systems and procedures used to evaluate a third-party vendor's performance; and of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the administration of federal or state funds. Skill in grant preparation, development, evaluation, and monitoring; in report writing; in budget development and monitoring; and in the use of a computer and applicable software. Ability to interpret guidelines, policies, procedures, and regulations; to evaluate contracts; to evaluate fiscal data for reasonableness, necessity, and conformity with grant requirements; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others; direct and organize program activities; to establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan; to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; to prepare reports; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others; exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions; to analyze complex information and develop plans; to interpret complex data; to effectively demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

DEADLINE:  July 28, 2017

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

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
ATTN: Anna M. Hernandez, Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE I - VALLEY METRO - DISPATCHER/SCHEDULER

Base Salary Range: $23,781 to $27,000

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge 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 in English and Spanish is preferred.

REQUIREMENTS:  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 required.

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: Anna M. Hernandez, Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



VEHICLE DRIVER I - VALLEY METRO (STARR, ZAPATA COUNTY)

Base Salary Range: $10.42 hourly rate

DUTIES: Performs routine motor vehicle operations. Work involves operating motor vehicles in transporting passengers or cargo, prepare and maintain forms or records pertaining to vehicle operations. Required to drive all routes as assigned in the Starr and Zapata Counties.

QUALIFICATIONS:  High school graduation, plus at least two (2) year's of experience in operating motor vehicles on a delivery or commercial basis; or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIREMENTS:  Must possess a valid Texas Class A or B Commercial Drivers License with a Passenger Endorsement.

This Position is classified as a safety sensitive position in accordance with FTA's 49 CFR Part 655 and 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: Anna M. Hernandez, Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer



VEHICLE DRIVER II - VALLEY METRO

Salary: $12.25 hourly rate

DUTIES: Performs routine motor vehicle operations. Work involves operating motor vehicles in transporting passengers or cargo, prepare and maintain forms or records pertaining to vehicle operations. Required to drive all routes as assigned in the Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy County area.

QUALIFICATIONS:  High school graduation, plus at least two (2) year's of experience in operating motor vehicles on a delivery or commercial basis; or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIREMENTS:  Must possess a valid Texas Class A or B Commercial Drivers License with a Passenger Endorsement.

This Position is classified as a safety sensitive position in accordance with FTA's 49 CFR Part 655 and 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: Anna M. Hernandez, Director of Human Resources
301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco   TX   78596

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

The LRGVDC is an equal opportunity employer