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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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  • Administrative Assistant 

    TITLE: Administrative Assistant

    DEPARTMENT: General Manager

    CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employee – CT2

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE:

    Job Summary

    Employee in this classification is responsible for assisting the Administration Manager and will perform secretarial duties, record keeping and administrative detail and follow-up functions.  This employee is responsible for performing specialized duties and varied administrative tasks which require the incumbent to possess technical, research skills, and administrative experience. This employee must be well organized, have excellent secretarial skills and be able to have a good working relationship with management, staff and the public.

    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.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Operate in executive’s full confidence and assures discrete handling of confidential files and other business.
    • Assists Port Director, Deputy Port Director, Commissioners, Administration Manager and staff members with transcribing, typing, translation, and scheduling travel as required.
    • Assist in the preparation of the agendas and packets for the Board of Commissioners’ meetings.
    • Communicates effectively with other departments
    • Prepare purchase requisitions as needed
    • Maintains files, sorts incoming mail and documents for the Port Director’s Office.
    • Prepare and/or edit correspondence, communications, presentations and other documents
    • Maintain files assuring proper handling of confidential materials, port-related news, historical archives, creation of on-screen presentations, as requested, using PowerPoint
    • Order, maintain, distribute port promotional items for Port Director’s Office and Commissioners
    • Arranges, participates in, and implements, as directed, conferences and meetings; and schedules appointments for executive staff as required.
    • Runs departmental errands such as obtaining signatures for department documents and making departmental deliveries
    • Back-up for Reception area duties as needed
    • Not inclusive list of duties, performs other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications

    • At least a High School graduate or equivalent supplemented by business-college courses in business or secretarial subjects required.
    • Three years’ experience in executive secretarial work supporting executive staff or an equivalent combination of related training and experience in management-oriented positions is required.
    • Able to follow assigned tasks to completion with a minimum of direct supervision.
    • Must be able to organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
    • Must be able to do research, compile and summarize a variety of informational and statically data and materials.
    • Must be competent in the use of Microsoft Office and must be able to adapt to modern technology as needed.
    • Must have knowledge of office terminology and procedures.
    • Ability to maintain established records and files.
    • Ability to work in coordination with other employees on a common project.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment in the making of minor decisions in accordance with rules, policies, procedures, and laws.
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
    • Proficiency in the English and Spanish languages, both written and oral.
    • Ability to analyze assignments to assess the final goal and to determine the best method of reaching that goal.
    • Knowledge of rules, regulations, and policies of Port of Brownsville.
    • Possess a general understanding and familiarity with Port, city, state, and federal officials.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Three to Five years’ experience in executive secretarial work supporting executive staff or an equivalent combination of related training and experience in management-oriented positions is required.
    • 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 continuous use of a computer terminal.
    • Work requires light physical effort such as stooping and bending, and occasional lifting of lightweight objects (up to twenty-five pounds).
    • Work requires extended periods of sitting (up to two 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 extended periods of standing (up to two 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 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 job title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

     

  • Administrative Services Clerk

    TITLE: Administrative Services Clerk

    DEPARTMENT: Administrative Services Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employee – CT2

    Job Summary

    Under the direction of the Director of Administrative Services, this employee is responsible for implementing and enhancing the Brownsville Navigation District’s (BND) (d/b/a the Port of Brownsville) departmental document management programs, both to ensure compliance with all legal requirements and to provide staff with effective, easy-to-use processes for maintaining and retrieving information vital to BND objectives and operations. The incumbent also provides assistance to the Director of Administrative Services in their duties, which include risk and asset management, election administration, license and permit administration, public information responses, salvage disposition and policy development and maintenance. 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.



    Job Responsibilities

    • Records Management
      • Participates in developing and implementing BND document management and records retention programs, systems and procedures.
      • Plans, organizes, implements, and maintains departmental document management and control programs, methods, practices and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and sound professional guidelines of practice.
      • Promotes standardized BND-wide naming methodologies, numbering systems and filing protocols.
      • Participates in developing procedures for managing electronic records including the overseeing the implementation of BND’s electronic document management system and the scanning of all BND records.
      • Creates and generates document control forms and reports.
      • Supervises the maintenance of centralized BND files.
      • Administers the BND-wide destruction of records in accordance with the records retention schedule including the preparation of Certificates of Destruction, working with all departments in the purging of files and coordination of the timely destruction of records.
      Risk and Asset Management
      • Assist department director with property and liability insurance documentation, including maintenance of documents and tickler systems for certificate of insurances.
      • Assist the Maintenance department with the process of Port vehicle titles, registrations and vehicle recall notifications.
      Election Administration
      • Assist the department director with the administration of BND elections, to include providing assistance to candidates in the filing of their required forms.
      Licenses and Permits
      • Assist with the maintenance of documents and tickler systems for the license and permit programs.
      • Serve as a backup for the sale of Overweight and Daily Entry Permits.
      Public Information
      • Assist with internal record requests, interfacing and coordinating as required with the Public Information Officer and the Executive Management Team.
      • Assist the Public Information Officer with requests for public information documents.
      • Research of complex and unusual inquiries for District staff or as requested by outside agencies.
      Salvage Disposition
      • Assist the department director with the preparation and cataloging of surplus, salvage, and unclaimed property in preparation for its disposition.
      Policy Development and Maintenance
      • Assist the department director in policy development and maintenance, including performing research and preparation for policy presentations.
      General Clerical Duties
      • Notarize District documents as required.
      • Serve as assistance/backup to Executive Administrative Assistant.
      • Assist in the preparation of the agendas and packets for the Board of Commissioners’ meetings.
      • Maintain the inventory of supplies for the Permit Building and oversee the ordering of supplies as needed.
      • Perform related work as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish); oral and written proficiency in the Spanish language.
    • Three to five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a position of office administration with experience in the development and maintenance of comprehensive document and records management programs and systems.
    • Intermediate PC skills.
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written direction.
    • Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Business Technology, Public Administration, or a closely related field.
    • Experience in records management in a public agency setting

    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 a PC.
    • 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).
    • The 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 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.

  • Cargo Facilities Inspector II

    TITLE: Cargo Facilities Inspector II

    DEPARTMENT: Harbormaster Office

    CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employees - CT3

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled

    Job Summary

    This employee will be responsible for assessing the conditions of the waterfront facilities before and after docking and stevedoring operations have occurred. In addition, this employee will also observe conditions of the fishing vessels and docks at the Fishing Harbor.  Duties include inspection and oversight of docks, wharves, storage and lease areas for rule enforcement and compliance and issuance of maintenance work orders. This position requires that the employee gather information from various sources and enter it into a computerized system.  This employee has extensive contact with the public to include steamship agents, stevedores, officers of governmental agencies, and other BND employees. There is a high degree of mental and visual attention necessary in the performance of this job. Shifts are scheduled on a 24-hour basis. Day and night shifts are a possibility.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Assess and report all conditions on docks and warehouses before and after docking and stevedoring operations.
    • Enforce leasing regulations.
    • Observe and report any unsafe conditions at the Fishing Harbor.
    • Processes berthing reports spotting orders and cargo information received by the Harbormaster’s Office.
    • Maintains continuous radio monitoring of ship-to-shore and BND’s internal communications.
    • Maintains telephone communications.
    • Maintains the Harbormaster operations and security log.
    • Maintains vessel traffic, logistics board.
    • Utilizes security system to observe port and waterway operations.
    • Responsible for receiving security service calls and dispatching Port police for security services.
    • Other duties as assigned.
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • High school diploma or GED Equivalent.
    • Must be able to write and maintain files on any conditions that were observed.
    • Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to read and write legibly in English.
    • Ability to proficiently use Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as various computer programs.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment in the making of minor decisions in accordance with rules, policies, and procedures.
    • Ability to maintain and write incident reports and logs of information.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
    • Ability to work well with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to deal courteously with the public and with employees.
    • Ability to type a minimum of 60 words per minute.
    • Clerical experience or/and any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience.
     
     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 25 lbs.
    • Withstand prolonged periods of standing, walking, and/or sitting.
    • Frequent contact with the public. Work involves shift work in an office that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
    • Work involves nearly continuous use of a computer.
    • In emergency situations, work may require the ability to maintain flexible schedules, including overtime or double shifts.
     
    Additional Requirements (Some requirements in accordance with House Bill 1851)
    • Must be a US Citizen in accordance to House bill 1851
    • 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.
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation and pass a psych evaluation/test to be hired for this position.
    • Must be able to acquire and maintain a TCOLE Telecommunicators License.
    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.

  • Dispatcher

    TITLE: Dispatcher

    DEPARTMENT: Harbormaster Office

    CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employee – CT3

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE:

    Job Summary

    This is a clerical position in the Harbormaster’s Office.  This position requires that the employee gather information from various sources and enter it into a computerized system.  This employee has extensive contact with the public to include steamship agents, stevedores, officers of governmental agencies, and other BND employees.  This employee must be able to work well with others.  There is a high degree of mental and visual attention necessary in the performance of this job.  Shifts are scheduled on a 24-hour basis.  Day and night shifts are a possibility.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Uses computer to input and output data.
    • Processes berthing reports spotting orders and cargo information received by the Harbormaster’s Office.
    • Maintains continuous radio monitoring of ship-to-shore and BND’s internal communications.
    • Maintains telephone communications.
    • Maintains the Harbormaster operations and security log.
    • Maintains vessel traffic, logistics board.
    • Utilizes security system to observe port and waterway operations.
    • Communication skills, including the ability to write legibly in English.
    • Ability to proficiently use Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as various computer programs.
    • Ability to type at a reasonable rate of speed with accuracy.
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize
    • Ability to deal courteously with the public and with employees.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment in the making of minor decisions in accordance with rules, policies, and procedures.
    • Ability to self-direct work efforts.
    • Ability to collect and organize data from various and written instructions.
    • Basic arithmetic and report composition skills.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Three to five years of clerical experience or/and any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience.
    • Knowledge of rules, regulations, and policies of Port of Brownsville.  Possess a general understanding and familiarity with Port, city, state, and federal laws.
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written direction.
    • 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)
    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 shift work in an office that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
    • Work involves nearly continuous use of a computer.
    • Work requires long periods of sitting (up to 2 continuous hours and up to 8 hours in a day).
    • In emergency situations, work may require the ability to maintain flexible schedules, including overtime or double shifts.


    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 and pass a psych evaluation/test to be hired for this position.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen


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

    TITLE: Electrician I

    DEPARTMENT: Facilities Maintenance Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee – MT2

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE:

    Job Summary

    This job requires the use of drawings, wiring diagrams and specifications, a wide variety of precision measuring instruments, and a broad shop knowledge.  The job requires considerable physical effort along with continuous mental or visual effort.  This employee follows the lead of a licensed Electrician, or a Supervisor

    Job Responsibilities

    • Help troubleshoot and repair electrical power systems, control circuits, and camera systems.
    • Help troubleshoot, repair electrical components within our sewer plants.
    • Other duties as assigned included but not limited to different jobs that fall under the maintenance department.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school diploma or GED
    • One to two years of experience in electrical construction or maintenance.
    • Ability to use precision electrical and electronic instruments, AC and DC, hand tools, and other tools as assigned with proper instructions, as appropriate to the position being hired
    • Ability to plan and perform unusual and difficult work involving the use of considerable ingenuity, initiative and judgment.
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written direction.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

    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 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 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.

  • General Labor

    TITLE: General Labor

    DEPARTMENT: Facilities Maintenance

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical – MT1

      Job Summary This is manual labor in the performance of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks that may be of a physically demanding nature. Work involves responsibility for performing manual labor, which may be of a heavy nature. As work experience is gained, employees of this class may be assigned to somewhat more difficult and responsible tasks.  Work assignments frequently are detailed, and the work is subject to review while in progress and upon completion.   Job Responsibilities
    • Perform routine grounds and road right-of-way cleaning and maintenance
    • Mows grass with power, push-type or small tractor mower
    • Cuts and hoes weeds
    • Trims and prunes shrubbery and small trees
    • Rakes leaves
    • Edges curbs
    • Sprays ditches for weeds
    • Cleans and maintains garden equipment
    • Loads trash and trimmings on trucks
    • Cleans floors
    • Participates in minor maintenance and cleaning of buildings and grounds. Limited equipment use.
    • Other duties as assigned after proper instruction.
      Minimum Qualifications
    • This is an entry level position, no previous experience is required.
    • Ability to perform repair or construction work.
    • Ability to use the tools used in maintenance and construction.
    • Some knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanized equipment.
    • Ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Bilingual (English / Spanish)
    • Previous related experience
    • Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills.
      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 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 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. 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.
  • Heavy Equipment and Diesel Mechanic

    TITLE:Heavy Equipment and Diesel Mechanic/p>

    DEPARTMENT: Facilities Maintenance

    CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

     

    Job Summary

    Employee in this job should demonstrate attention to detail and have good interpersonal skills. Employee should have proven experience working with heavy and diesel machinery. Employee will be responsible for all aspects of maintenance, and repair of vehicles and diesel-powered heavy equipment (ie: Excavators, Bulldozers, Frontend Loaders, Backhoes, Motor Graders, Skid Steer, Dump Trucks, and other equipment). Duties include running diagnostic tests on equipment, analyzing diagnostic test results, repairing, or replacing engines, steering, transmissions, braking system, lighting system, perform preventive maintenance, test driving to gauge repairs and performance.

     

    Job Responsibilities

    • Determine condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests on diesel engines or heavy equipment and interpreting the results to offer suitable solutions.
    • Repairing equipment systems including suspensions, steering, exhausts systems, electrical systems, and lighting systems.
    • Repairing or replacing equipment transmissions, brakes, engines, and other associated parts.
    • Repairing damaged equipment parts and attachments like blades, pistons, hydraulics and booms.
    • Conduct job site repairs or sudden breakdowns as
    • Complete oil changes, wheel balancing, alignments, and brakes
    • Perform cleaning,   lubricating   and    conduct   scheduled    preventive maintenance on all heavy equipment and vehicles.
    • Maintenance detail service records on all
    • Preparing work plan after fully analyzing the
    • Update job knowledge by participating in educational
    • Perform other duties as assigned or deemed necessary by the
     

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Training in diesel engine repair from vocational or community college
    • Minimum Two to three years of proven diesel mechanic and construction equipment experience.
    • Training in drive trains, mechanism of a diesel engine, preventive maintenance, electrical systems, inspections.
    • Advance knowledge of diesel
    • Proficiency in use of diesel engine diagnostic
    • Good organizational and communication
    • Proficiency in maintenance tools and repair
    • Excellent problem-solving
    • Bilingual (Write and Speak English / Spanish).
    • Follow safety policies and procedures.
     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bilingual (write and ready English / Spanish)
    • Degree or diploma in heavy equipment mechanical or diesel
    • NIASE Diesel Certification
       

    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 requires physical effort such as stooping and bending, and occasional lifting of objects (up to seventy-five pounds).
    • Work requires periods of walking out-of-doors, in dusty locations and in the presence of heavy equipment for periods of up to 8 hours per day.
    • Work occasionally requires driving in an environment that contains heavy equipment in operation, loud noise, and fumes.
    • Work may require extended periods of standing (up to eight continuous hours).
    • Occasional work outside of normal working hours may be
    • Able to work outside in extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, rain).

     

    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 drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.

    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this 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.

  • Mobile Harbor Crane Operator I

    TITLE: Mobile Harbor Crane Operator I

    DEPARTMENT: Harbormaster Office

    CLASSIFICATION: Manuel Technical Employee – MT4

     

    Job Summary

    This employee operates the mobile harbor crane in the movement of cargo on the public docks of the Port of Brownsville and performs preventative maintenance to the crane. This crane includes a telescopic spreader bar for handling containers, a dual scoop motor grab, and a polyp-grab with a hydraulic unit.

     

    Job Responsibilities

    • Duties include the preventive maintenance of the crane. The operation of the crane will necessitate night; weekend and holiday shifts and overtime will be authorized as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.
     

    Other Responsibilities

    • Completes continuing education training as required by BND.
    • Ensures to maintain certifications related to mobile crane operation requirements.
     

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school graduate or GED equivalent.
    • Must have three to five years of experience in operating a 30 + ton crane.
    • Must have hands-on experience in the use of computerized controls to operate heavy equipment and/or computerized diagnostic for heavy equipment.
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written direction.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
    • Ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather conditions.
     

    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. 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 sitting, up to 8 continuous hours and occasional lifting of objects up to 50 lbs.
    • Withstand prolonged periods of standing, walking, and/or sitting.
    • Ability to climb stairs and ladders in order to get to crane cabin.
    • 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 drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.

    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this 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.

  • Professional Accountant

    TITLE: Professional Accountant

    DEPARTMENT: Finance

    CLASSIFICATION: Professional Position Employee – PE118

     

    Job Summary

    Under general direction of the Accounting Supervisor, Assistant Director of Finance and/or the Director of Finance, performs a variety of technical financial accounting and program support duties in cash management, accounts receivable and billing, accounts payable, cash receipts and disbursements, project accounting, fixed assets and general ledger. This position involves a high level of independent judgment. This employee will be required to interpret the Port’s Tariff and departmental policies and practices.

     

    Job Responsibilities

    • Review and reconcile assigned ledgers and accounts and maintain appropriate supporting documentation.
    • Prepare monthly recurring journal entries and adjusting journal entries.
    • Assists with the preparation of monthly financial statements, operation summary, and other financial reports.
    • Prepares accounts receivable billing, including utilities, leases, agent rebates, and service charges.
    • Assists in identifying past due accounts and issuing delinquent letters.
    • Prepares and posts accounts payable vouchers and other vendor payments.
    • Assists with cash management including preparation of monthly bank reconciliations, preparation of transfer checks between the Port’s accounts, reconciliation of daily receipts and reconciliation of weekly disbursements.
    • Maintains fixed assets accounts, including depreciation schedules.
    • Assist with payroll process duties.
    • Prepares 1099s,1099Rs and other year-end reports.
    • Assists in distribution and recording of pension contributions and payments.
    • Provides accounting and bookkeeping assistance/training to other departments.
    • Maintains files assuring discrete handling of confidential material.
    • May be called upon to perform receptionist duties.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
     

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a closely related field.
    • Must have the ability to work well and start and complete projects with minimal supervision.
    • Must be competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and must be able to adapt to new technology.
    • Must have some knowledge of modern accounting practices, office terminology, procedures and equipment.
    • Must have the ability to maintain established records and files.
    • Must be able to maintain an effective working relationship with other employees, vendors, customers and the public.
    • 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.
     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Three (3) years of experience in governmental accounting and budgeting.
    • 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 post-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.

    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this 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.

  • Security Guard

    TITLE: Security Guard

    DEPARTMENT: Security/Police Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee – MT1

    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

    • 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

    • 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, rain, 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 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.

    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this 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.

  • Wastewater Skilled Craftsman

    TITLE: Wastewater Skilled Craftsman

    DEPARTMENT: Facilities Maintenance

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee – MT2

     

    Job Summary

    This position performs skilled manual and technical work in connection with water and sewer system construction and maintenance programs, water meter repair and testing, and the operation of a water treatment plant and water pumping stations. 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

    • Works with field crews and participates in the construction of extensions to the water and sewer distribution systems.
    • Performs monthly testing of water supply.
    • Acts as a Water and Wastewater Treatment Operator and performs specialized work in the proper operation and maintenance of water treatment plants and pumping stations.
    • Takes and records readings of instruments, adjusts equipment, and maintains an operations log.
    • Performs preventive maintenance procedures.
    • Collect and analyze water samples.
    • Conduct pressure tests on system.
    • Maintains and replaces fire hydrants.
    • Perform routine maintenance to hydrants.
    • Flush water systems when needed, including hydrants and dead-end water flows in underground pipes.
    • Install and repair meters.
    • Assists in preparation and maintenance of water and sewer division records including diagrams of services and extensions.
    • Maintains and checks inventory of supplies and equipment in accordance with established procedures.
    • Perform all other duties as required or as situation dictates.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school diploma or GED
    • Two years formal HVAC trades training or equivalent experience and/or certification
    • Three years’ experience in electrical construction or maintenance.
    • Ability to use precision electrical and electronic instruments, AC and DC welding equipment, hand tools, and other tools as assigned with proper instructions, as appropriate to the position being hired
    • Ability to plan and perform unusual and difficult work involving the use of considerable ingenuity, initiative and judgment.
    • Ability to operate heavy equipment when needed (motor grader, backhoe, loader, excavator).
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written direction.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

    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 encounters 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 post-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.

    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this 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.

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