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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  • CAD Operator

    TITLE: CAD Operator

    DEPARTMENT: Engineering Services Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employee – CT2

    REPORTS TO: DRAFTER II (Drafting Supervisor)

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE:

    Job Summary

    An employee of this class is responsible for assisting the Director of Engineering Services, the Manager of Engineering Services, and the Drafting Supervisor in performing engineering and drafting duties related to port activities and projects. This employee will be responsible for assisting and performing topographic surveys and data collection efforts, preparing plans and specifications, cost estimates, assisting in construction inspection, and performing related duties as required.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Perform various drafting duties and preparation of drawings under the supervision and direction of the Drafting Supervisor.
    • Perform engineering inspection and reporting of port projects, including water and wastewater facilities, dock facilities, road and building design, repair and maintenance, survey and construction inspections.
    • Perform construction inspection of infrastructure improvements.
    • Perform and update database files and maps of infrastructure and utilities.
    • Perform scanning and recordkeeping of existing and new files and drawings.
    • Assist in keeping track of engineering and drafting records and files.
    • Maintain a clean and organized workspace area.
     Minimum Qualifications
    • Associate Degree in Engineering, Drafting or related field from an accredited institution, or related equivalent experience.
    • General knowledge of public utilities/engineering and/or construction.
    • General knowledge of topographic surveying for preparation of project layouts, plans and specifications.
    • General knowledge of road, building facilities, water and wastewater utility layout and construction management.
    • Ability to plan, layout and assist in guiding a work program.
    • Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions in construction operations.
    • Skilled in the use of AutoCAD and/or similar drafting software.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, associates, and the public.
     Preferred Qualifications
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish).
    • Skilled in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and publishing software, such as Word, Excel, Adobe, etc.
     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.
    Additional Requirements
    • Valid Texas Driver’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.

  • Main Office Clerk

    TITLE:  Main Office Clerk

    DEPARTMENT:  Office Services

    CLASSIFICATION:  Clerical Technical Employee – CT2

    Job Summary

    Employee in this classification is responsible for providing assistance to the Port Director’s Office. Duties may include performing clerical work, acting as office courier, and office mail clerk.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Provide assistance to the Port Director’s Administrative Staff
    • Serve as backup to Receptionist and Executive Administrative Assistant to the Port Director
    • Assist in preparation of special events
    • Prepare conference rooms and board room for meetings/events
    • Maintain a daily delivery schedule between the District, Commissioners, attorneys and other locations, as required and/or necessary
    • Collects money/checks from the Command Center and Overweight Permit Office for the Accounting Department
    • Deliver banking deposits to District’s bank
    • Distribute incoming mail and/or packages to departments
    • Maintain fuel level and maintenance schedule of vehicles assigned to main office
    • Make purchases of supplies from vendors
    • Keep inventory of office supplies, janitorial items and promotional items
    • Performs other duties as assigned and/or necessary
     
    Minimum Qualifications
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Two years of clerical experience
    • Must be competent in the use of Microsoft Office and must be able to adapt to new technology as needed
    • Good communication ability, both verbal and written
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public
    • Ability to maintain a good personal image through a neat, clean, businesslike professional appearance and a positive, cheerful attitude
    • Maintain discretion, confidentially, and be reliable
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
    • Ability to follow assigned tasks to completion with minimum supervision
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Associates in Business or a closely related field
    • Two years of Office Management experience
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
    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 involves continuous use of a computer terminal
    • Frequent exposure to outside weather conditions such as heat, cold, dust, and vehicle exhaust
    • Withstand prolonged periods of standing, walking, and/or sitting, and occasional lifting of object up to 25 lbs
    • Frequent contact with the public
    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 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.

  • 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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