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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  • Police Officer

    TITLE: Police Officer

    DEPARTMENT: Police & Security

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee – MT5

    FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

    CLOSING DATE:

    Job Summary

    Under general supervision, performs both routine and skilled work in the police and security department; enforces the law and is responsible to assist Security Officers and for the protection of life and property within the jurisdiction of the District; operates a District vehicle; and performs related duties as assigned.

    Job Responsibilities

    The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by this incumbent. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

    • Ensures the enforcement of and complies with applicable federal laws, state laws including, but not limited to the Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure, and Port Ordinances/Tariffs.
    • Patrols District property by vehicle or boat, depending upon operational needs, and conducts vehicular and vessel searches, sometimes in conjunction with federal law enforcement agencies.
    • Provides assistance and guidance to Port security guards concerning access control and guard duties.
    • Coordinates activities with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
    • Promptly and appropriately responds to crimes in progress, or dispatched calls; when necessary, engage in detentions and arrests of individuals in a professional manner; conducts interviews and collects evidence when necessary.
    • Investigates crimes, accurately prepares reports and testifies in court when necessary.
    • Communicates effectively with the general public, District employees, tenants, vendors and those who have official business on District property.
    • Takes proper safety precautions when operating vehicles, equipment, materials and weapons.
    • Prepares reports and other correspondence in an accurate and professional manner.
    • Maintains an acceptable level of competence, professionalism and ethical standards both on and off duty.
    • Subject to duty at all times (24 hour basis) and in case of special needs or emergencies.
    • Functions in pre or post-disaster preparedness as an essential employee.
    • Adheres to Port policy and maintains good employee relations.
    • Performs other duties as assigned and or necessary.
    • Employees may be required to: serve on an on-call or stand-by basis; work on assigned shifts, on weekends and work overtime.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent.
    • A current, valid Texas Class C driver’s license at time of appointment and maintained at all times thereafter in order to operate a vehicle on District business.
    • Demonstrated proficiency of the English language; demonstrated proficiency with a personal computer.
    • Ability to complete accurate and concise written reports.
    • Ability to read and understand policies, rules, regulations, instructions, laws and law enforcement literature; must possess working knowledge of the Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure.
    • Ability to work in a team environment; adept with pistol, shotgun and rifle; must possess self-control, tact, good judgment; be reliable, dependable and maintain a good attendance record.
    • Must have an exemplary driving record.
    • Must be certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer (TCOLE).
    • Separation from a previous law enforcement agency(ies) were under honorable conditions. (If applicable)
    • Successful candidates will be required to undergo a background investigation and must submit the following information:

    TCOLE Training Records; High School Diploma and/or College Transcripts; DD214 (If applicable); Texas Driver’s License

    Additional Requirements
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
    • Selected candidate must also pass a psychological and medical examination as required by TCOLE.
    • This position will require unescorted access to Port facilities regulated by 33CFR1 05. To gain unescorted access to these facilities, this position requires the employee to be eligible to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) in accordance with 33CFR101.514 (TWIC Requirement). Disqualifying background criteria for TWIC are provided in 49CFR1 572.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • An Associates in Applied or Bachelors of Science with an emphasis in Criminal Justice or related field from an accredited community college or university.
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish); oral proficiency in the English and Spanish language and written proficiency in the English language.
    • Knowledge of TCOLE Rules and Regulations.
    • Experience as a full-time police officer or acceptable equivalent experience.
    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 possibly vehicle exhaust.
    • Medium physical effort including long periods of standing, up to 3 continuous hours, and occasional lifting of objects up to 25 lbs.
    • Withstand prolonged periods of walking and/or sitting.
    • Frequent contact with the public.

    The above duties may not be performed in every position with the title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

  • Sales Account Manager

    TITLE: Sales Account Manager

    DEPARTMENT: Sales & Business Development Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Professional Employee – PE2

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE:

    Job Summary

    The Sales Account Manager develops strategic sales and marketing objectives that will focus on the marine industry, via imports, exports, shipping container processing and real-estate leasing. The Sales Account Manager provides support to the Sr. Director of Marketing and Business Development by setting up meetings with potential clients and have data prepared for the particular meeting at hand. Frequent overnight domestic and international travel.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Maintains a daily delivery schedule between the District and the Commissioners, attorneys and other locations, as required.
    • Expected to generate sales and business leads by visiting companies, learning about their needs and offering port services.
    • Responsible for scheduling meetings with clients and ensuring that all the key people are attending the meeting.
    • Responsible for being knowledgeable with the company research that the marketing team retrieved that will assist to better understand a potential client’s business, their process, their products or services and how the Port of Brownsville can help offer solutions to their business.
    • Responsible for making cold calls and reaching out to potential customers in the attempt to offer them Port of Brownsville services.
    • Attend conferences, workshops or open meetings that are related to the industry and could potentially land leads to new clients.
    • Develop relationships with Rio Grande international bridge crossings, third-party logistics providers, and BCOs in Mexico to direct cargo to and from the Port of Brownsville.
    • Work on becoming a community liaison for the Port of Brownsville in dealing with businesses that have and interest in the Port.
    • Work with all Business Development Departments to be a better prepared team when meeting with a potential client and be able to communicate to them what the Port of Brownsville is about and how it can help their company.
    • Responsible for working within approved operational budget.
    • Promote the Brownsville Rio Grande International Railway service within the Port of Brownsville Customers and lessees.
    • Responsible for producing reports and presentations to upper management and Board of Commissioners on dealings with current, new and potential customers including any plans for business growth.
    • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
    • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
    • Performs other duties as assigned or as may be necessary
     Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Administration or other related field.
    • Five years of experience with sales strategies, leading initiation meetings, facilitating sales presentations for potential customers, and office management, team supervision and leadership.
    • Experience in sales, office management and team supervision and leadership.
    • Basic knowledge of community organizations and resources.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in written form (Biliterate in English and Spanish).
    • Ability to meet and deal effectively with officials of other organizations and the public.
    • Demonstrate leadership ability and the possession of tact, integrity and common sense.
    • Sound administrative skills, including computer literacy and commonly used office programs, for example, Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Knowledge of rules, regulations, and policies of Port of Brownsville.
    • Possess a general understanding and familiarity with Port, city, state, and federal laws.
     Preferred Qualifications
    • Knowledge of Maritime Trade, Logistics Transportation and Distribution.
    • Familiar with importing and exporting procedures and U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations.
     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.
    • While performing duties employee is regularly required to sit, speak, or hear, handle paper, read, use hand to finger movements; occasionally required to stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
    • Frequent indoor activity and exposure to fluorescent light. Moderate outdoor activity including exposure to South Texas heat and elements.
    • Continuous work as a team member, in shared office space, with sensitive and confidential information with peers, clients, and management; self-reliance, resourcefulness, communicate effectively with diverse groups and wear appropriate office attire; regular and punctual attendance at the workplace. Frequent driving, work long hours during peak periods, have direct customer contact and accept supervision; domestic and international travel.
    • Occasional evening and holiday work; work under stress, independently and with overlapping projects; work in a dynamic, multitasked environment and exercise good safety habits. Position is located in Brownsville, Texas.
    • Frequent writing materials, standard office equipment and telephone, including personal computer and network computer system. Occasional: FAX machine and copier.
    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 information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required by employees assigned to this job.

  • Security Guard

    TITLE: Security Guard

    DEPARTMENT: Security/Police Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee – MT2

    WAGE / SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE:

    Job Summary

    Assume responsibility for an assigned shift at the Port of Brownsville. Effective utilization of available resources is required for shift operations. Maintain control of traffic into and out of the Port in accordance with the Facility Security Plan. Ensure shift reports are complete, correct, and filed with the office as required. Maintain moral, integrity, and overall work performance at all times. Provide excellent customer service. A rotating schedule calls for 8-hour shifts. Day, night, or overnight shifts is part of the rotating schedule. This is an unarmed position.

    Job Responsibilities

    The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by this incumbent. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

    • Regulate vehicle and pedestrian traffic at the Port of Brownsville entrances in accordance with the Facility Security Plan to maintain orderly flow.
    • Provide security for the docks when in a restricted status in accordance with the Facility Security Plan.
    • Assist during special events, power outages and other emergencies.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Qualifications

    The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by this incumbent. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

    • Bilingual (English / Spanish).
    • High school graduate or GED.
    • Possess a valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
    • Possess or must be able to obtain a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • Six-months related experience and/or training in security work.
    • Knowledge of rules, regulations and policies of Port of Brownsville.
    • Be able to gain a general understanding and familiarity with Port ordinances or regulations, city, state, and federal laws within the probationary period.
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written direction.
    • Ability to maintain logs of information.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
    • Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Certifications, licenses or other qualifications required for a security officer’s position.
    • One year of experience as a security guard; or any equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Completion of a one-year law-enforcement related certificate from college or technical school.
    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 possibly 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 contact with the public.
    Additional Requirements
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening, a criminal history and a background investigation to be eligible for consideration
    • Must be able to be bonded.
    • 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 title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

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