Careers

Welcome to the Port of Brownsville’s Human Resources webpage. We appreciate your interest in our organization and hope that you will find an employment opportunity that is in alignment with your specific skill set. We invite you to review the employment opportunities we have available and apply by submitting a Port of Brownsville Employment Application, a letter of interest and resume to recruitment@portofbrownsville.com.

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  • Accounting Specialist II

    TITLE: Accounting Specialist II

    DEPARTMENT: Finance and Administration

    CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employee – CT3

    WAGE/SALARY:

    Job Summary

    This position involves some level of independent judgment. Duties include performing clerical work requiring the application of various work methods and procedures which may be complex. This employee will be required to interpret the BND Tariff and departmental policies and practices.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Prepares accounts receivable billing.
    • Reviews and posts Accounts Receivable receipts and invoices.
    • Reviews vessel information accumulated in the Klein Program and generates vessel invoices.
    • Prepares Preliminary Cargo Statistic Information.
    • Prepares and posts, subject to approval, Accounts Payable vouchers and other vendor payments.
    • Prepares payroll checks and periodic payroll reports.
    • Makes Federal Tax Deposits for payroll-related obligations.
    • Maintains payroll files.
    • Maintains ledgers as appropriate to assigned duties, including payroll deductions reconciliations, tax collections ledger and the overweight permits ledger.
    • Performs monthly reconciliation of bank statements.
    • Assures daily and other periodic backup of data files are completed.
    • Performs a cash verification on cash deposits from other departments.
    • Issues receipts for payments, including cash payments.
    • Maintains files assuring discrete handling of confidential material.
    • May be called upon to perform receptionist duties.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
     Minimum Qualifications
    • Associate Degree in Accounting or closely related field.
    • Must be computer literate with experience in using Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Must have some knowledge of modern accounting practices, office terminology, procedures and equipment.
    • Must have the ability to maintain established records and files.
    • Must have the ability to deal courteously with the public and with employees.
    • Must have the ability to work in coordination with other employees on a common project.
    • Must have the ability to exercise good judgment in the making of minor decisions in accordance with rules, policies and procedures.
    • Must have the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
    • Must have the ability to write legibly in English.
     Preferred Qualifications
    • One to three years of experience in Accounting.
    • Bilingual (English / Spanish).
     Work Conditions & Physical Demands
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job..
    • Work involves near continuous use of computer terminal.
    • Work requires light physical effort such as stooping and bending, and occasional lifting of lightweight objects (up to 25 pounds).
    • Work requires long periods of sitting (up to 2 continuous hours and up to 8 hours in a day).
    • Work occasionally requires periods of walking out-of-doors, in dusty locations and in the presence of heavy equipment for periods of up to 6 hours per day.
    • Work occasionally requires driving in an environment that contains heavy equipment in operation.
    • Work may require long periods of standing (up to 2 continuous hours and up to 6 hours in a day).
    • Occasional work outside of normal working hours may be required.
    Additional Requirements
    • Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

    The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

  • Information Technology Technician

    TITLE: Information Technology Technician

    DEPARTMENT: Information Technology

    CLASSIFICATION: CT5

    WAGE/SALARY: Non-Exempt

    Job Summary

    This position requires excellent organization and prioritizing skills which involve various duties necessary for daily tasks and short notice projects at a fast pace.  Emphasis of the work is assisting in providing maintenance and technical support, hardware or software, to Port video security camera systems. Duties also include assisting in providing technical support with computer hardware and software equipment, gathering information, diagnose the users’ needs, conduct research to find correct solutions and confirm that the users’ needs have been met or exceeded for the entire team in order to avoid any interruptions in productivity due to technical issues.  Position reports to Information Technology Supervisor.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates and trains employees on the use of computer equipment and software. Must be aware of upgrade and software changes that can directly affect users.
    • Responds to user inquiries concerning systems operation and diagnoses system hardware, software and operator problems and ensures timely follow up solutions for end users.
    • Installation of security video equipment including video equipment software.
    • Responsible for executing a maintenance schedule for repair, cleaning or adjustments of all security video equipment that is stationed throughout the Port.
    • Assist in installation of computer hardware and software including operating systems, different user programs including virus protecting software for local computers and company servers.
    • Perform component replacement, installation and repair on pcs, laptops, servers, and video security equipment.
    • Effectively read and reference technical manual to learn correct settings, critical information and troubleshooting techniques.
    • Assist in communications with vendors and completes research and requests quotes as needed.
    • Will have to run network or phone cable and set up new connections for users in different areas of the building and all Port Facilities and help design connections and layout of new stations for video cameras used for Port Security Surveillance.
    • Assist in maintaining all aspects of phone system and also in setting up employees with phone communication in a timely manner.
    • Assists in operating system to support organization operations and service in the most efficient manner and modifies infrastructure as needed to give maximum support.
    • Assist with network management, including wide area, local area, and remote access capabilities.
     Minimum Qualifications
    • Associates Degree (or equivalent experience and a high school diploma) in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field.
    • 2-3 years of knowledge and experience with information systems, video security hardware and software.
    • A high degree of accuracy in performing duties.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment in the making of decisions in accordance with rules, policies and procedures.
    • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and complete assignments within allotted deadlines.
    • Proficiency in a different array of software and new technology as needed.
    • Ability to deal courteously with the public and with employees in a professional manner.
    • Must have a thorough knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and business English.
    • Knowledge of Voice over IP support, internet support, Microsoft Office support, Windows support, Windows Server, Windows SQL Server, Virtual Servers.
    • Knowledge of installation and maintenance of network security video camera equipment and software.
     Preferred Qualifications
    • Proficiency in the English and Spanish languages.
    • Experience with installation and troubleshooting of security video surveillance equipment.
    • Knowledge and experience with Cisco and vSphere.
    • Knowledge of Klein Systems
     Work Conditions & Physical Demands
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • Work involves continuous use of computer terminal.
    • Work requires physical effort such as stooping and bending, climbing, and occasional lifting of lightweight objects (up to 50 pounds).
    • Work requires long periods of sitting (up to 2 continuous hours and up to 8 hours in a day).
    • Work requires periods of walking and climbing out-of-doors, in dusty locations and in the presence of heavy equipment for periods of up to 8 hours per day.
    • Employee will be required to climb and work in heights of up to 200 feet at times including working from a man-lift.
    • Work requires driving in an environment that contains heavy equipment in operation.
    • Work may require long periods of standing.
    Additional Requirements
    • Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
    • Must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC).
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

    The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

  • Waste Water Operator Foreman

    TITLE: Waste Water Operator Foreman

    DEPARTMENT: Facilities Maintenance Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee – MT5

    Job Summary

    This position is supervisory over limited construction or maintenance within the waste water operations department. An employee in this class is responsible for supervising and participating in public works and public utilities of a small scope and repetitious in nature. Supervision may be exercised over equipment operators as well as a small group of skilled and/or semi-skilled workers. Duties include laying out work and maintaining work schedules. Work is received in the form of specific assignments through frequent conferences with a supervisor, and is inspected occasionally while in progress and upon completion for quality and quantity of work accomplished.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Supervises the work of skilled and semi-skilled workers and equipment operators in the maintenance of water distribution lines, sanitary sewer collection lines, grounds, docks, and other facilities.
    • Discusses job requirements with and receives detailed instructions from supervisor.
    • Keeps work, time and material records and prepares progress reports.
    • Prepares purchase requisitions and material requisitions for necessary equipment and materials.
    • Prepares and submits, or is responsible for the preparation and submittal of, reports to entities having jurisdiction over Port Water & Wastewater facilities, such as TCEQ, as required by permits.
    • Performs related works as required.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • High School graduate or equivalent.
    • Must have a minimum of eight years of experience in the construction and maintenance of facilities and/or water distribution systems and sewer collection systems; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Possession of a class “B” wastewater certificate as issued by the State of Texas.
    • Possession of a class “C” surface water certificate issued by the State of Texas.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and officers of public jurisdictional entities, such as TCEQ, Coast Guard, etc.
    • Knowledge of the materials, methods, and equipment commonly used in water distribution and waste water collection systems and/or general facilities maintenance.
    • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work.
    • Ability to layout, direct and supervise the work of subordinates.
    • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions and to make reports in a legible and accurate manner.
    • Ability to work out-of-doors, under adverse weather conditions.
    • Must have some mathematical ability.
    • Must have a high degree of ingenuity, initiative and must be able to exercise good judgment.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
    • Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Bilingual (English / Spanish).
    • Possession of a class “A” wastewater and surface water certificate as issued by the State of Texas.
    Work Conditions & Physical Demands
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • Work requires a high level of physical effort such as stooping and bending and the lifting of objects up to 50 pounds.
    • Work requires long periods of standing and walking, up to 4 hours continuously and up to 8 hours in a day.
    • Work may require exposure to extremes of weather, particularly heat, and duty conditions.
    • An employee in this position may be required to report to work after hours and on weekends.
    Additional Requirements
    • Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
    The above duties may not be performed in every position with the job title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

    The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

  • Water Utilities Operator

    TITLE: Water Utilities Operator

    DEPARTMENT: Maintenance Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled

    Job Summary

    This is skilled work in the operation of wastewater treatment plant equipment and facilities.

    An employee in this class is responsible for the operation of pumps and other equipment, taking samples of wastewater flow, reading plant meters, and maintaining the buildings and ground of wastewater treatment plants. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures under the direct supervision of a senior operator. Work is reviewed through inspection and by observing the effectiveness of plant operation through the analysis of shift reports and chemical laboratory tests.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Attends training courses and engages in independent study of wastewater plant operations; takes readings and performs a variety of tests on raw and partially treated sewage and final treated effluent; pumps sludge at prescribed levels; checks digester.
    • Makes operational checks on equipment at the wastewater plant and lift stations; checks and adjusts float controls, starter switches, pumps and motors; keeps all equipment clean, lubricated and painted; removes grease deposits, debris and sand from wet wells; drains and cleans equipment; changes chlorine cylinders as needed and checks supply.
    • Takes samples of wastewater flow and assists in their analysis.
    • Takes samples of potable water for coliform and other analysis.
    • Keeps records and makes shift reports.
    • Performs related work as required.
    • May be required to perform shift work as needed (evening/weekends).
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • High school graduate or GED or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Possession of a class “C” or higher wastewater certificate as issued by the State of Texas.
    • Possession of a class “C” or higher surface water certificate issued by the State of Texas.
    • Some knowledge of the functions and servicing of mechanical equipment and machinery.
    • Must know the process involved in the treatment of raw sewage, including some chemical tests.
    • Ability to inspect machinery and mechanical equipment and to detect flaws and defects in operations.
    • Ability to read meters and charts accurately and to maintain records of shift operations.
    • Ability to understand and follow both written and oral instructions.
     
     Preferred Qualifications
    • Bilingual (English / Spanish).
     
     Work Conditions & Physical Demands
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • Frequent exposure to outside weather conditions such as heat, cold, dust, and vehicle exhaust.
    • Medium physical effort including long periods of standing, up to 8 continuous hours and occasional lifting of objects up to 50 lbs.
    • Withstand prolonged periods of standing, walking, and/or sitting.
    • Frequent climbing and descending of stairs.
     
    Additional Requirements
    • Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • Selected candidate must pass a post-employment offer drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

    The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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