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 III

    TITLE: Accounting Specialist III

    DEPARTMENT: Finance and Administration

    CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employee – CT4

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE:

     
    Job Summary
    This position involves a high level of independent judgment.  Duties include performing clerical work requiring the application of accounting principles 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, including utilities, leases, agent rebates, and service charges
    • Prepares and posts Accounts Payable vouchers and other vendor payments
    • Prepare monthly recurring journal entries and adjusting entries
    • Assists with cash management
    • Prepares transfer checks between the District accounts and post them to the General Ledger
    • Assists in distribution and recording of pension payments
    • Assists in identifying past due accounts and issuing delinquent letters
    • Maintains fixed assets accounts, including depreciation schedules
    • Prepares payroll checks, periodic payroll reports, including annual reports and submissions, under supervision
    • Makes Federal Tax Deposits for payroll-related obligations
    • Maintains ledgers as appropriate to assigned duties, including payroll deductions reconciliations, tax collections ledger, deferred receipts
    • Performs monthly reconciliation of bank statements
    • Prepares 1099s,1099Rs and other year-end reports, under supervision
    • Assists with in the preparation of Monthly Financial Statements, Operation Summary and other financial reports
    • 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 closely related field.
    • Must have the ability to work well with minimal supervision
    • 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
     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 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.

    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.

  • CAD Operator

    TITLE: CAD Operator

    DEPARTMENT: Engineering Services Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employees - CT2

    REPORTS TO: DRAFTER II (Drafting Supervisor)

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled

    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 record-keeping of existing and new files and drawings.
    • Assist in keeping track of engineering and drafting records and files.
    • Maintain a clean and organized work space 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 (Some requirements in accordance with House Bill 1851)
    • 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.

  • 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 Employees - CT3

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled

    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 graduate 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 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.

  • Electrician

    TITLE: Electrician

    DEPARTMENT: Facilities Maintenance

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee- MT5 -MT6

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled

    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 will report to the Facilities Maintenance 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
    • Five to ten years of experience in electrical construction or maintenance.
    • Familiar with electrical codes and best practices.
    • Interpret blueprints, schematics and other diagrams.
    • 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 fellow employees and the general public.
     
     Preferred Qualifications
    • Bilingual (English / Spanish)
    • Master Electrician License
     
     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 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.

  • Facilities Maintenance Foreman

    TITLE: Foreman

    DEPARTMENT: Facilities Maintenance Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee- MT5

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE:

    Job Summary
    This position is supervisory over limited construction or maintenance operations.  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, but the necessity for giving technical instructions is not usually involved because of the nature of the work. 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.
    • Performs related works as required.
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • Associates degree or a minimum of ten years of experience in road construction, construction and maintenance of facilities and/or water distribution systems and sewer collection systems; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Knowledge of the materials, methods, and equipment commonly used in water distribution and wastewater 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)
     
     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 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.

  • Mobile Harbor Crane Operator I

    TITLE: Mobile Harbor Crane Operator I

    DEPARTMENT: Harbormaster Office

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employees - MT5

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled

    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.
     
     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.
    • 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 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.

  • Police Officer

    TITLE: Police Officer

    DEPARTMENT: Police and Security

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee – MT5

    FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

    CLOSING DATE:

     
    Job Summary
    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
    • 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
    • Prepares reports and other correspondence in an accurate and professional
    • 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
    • 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; 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(s) 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, and do not include all, 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 listed duties and responsibilities are some, but not all that this position may require from time to time.

    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.

  • Vacuum Truck Driver/Operator

    TITLE: Vacuum Truck Driver/Operator

    DEPARTMENT: Facilities Maintenance

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee – MT3

    FLSA STATUS:

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled

     
    Job Summary
    This employee’s primary responsibility is to drive, operate and perform operator maintenance on the District’s vacuum truck.  Operation of this truck includes pumping out holding tanks, skimming oil spills and transporting sewage and sewer plant sludge to disposal areas or any other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend work are a possibility.  
    Job Responsibilities
    • Operate the District’s vacuum truck which requires a Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator’s license to be driven on public roads.
    • Perform operator maintenance on the vacuum truck and monitor the condition of the truck, reporting the need for repairs and maintenance to the District’s vehicle maintenance department.
    • Day-to-day housekeeping at the wastewater treatment plants.
    • Other duties as assigned, to include minor operation and maintenance duties at the District’s various wastewater treatment plants, after proper instruction, including lawn care and other similar duties.
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • High school graduate or GED or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Three to five years of commercial driving experience, to include operator maintenance of the vehicle.
    • Should have a good working knowledge of English, both reading and writing.
    • Ability to understand and follow both written and oral instructions.
    • Knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of equipment upon the highways.
    • Ability to perform strenuous work in varying weather conditions.
    • Ability to use maintenance tools to perform preventive maintenance and routine repairs to heavy equipment.
     
     Preferred Qualifications
    • Bilingual (English / Spanish).
    • Welding 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.
     
    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.

  • Water Utilities Operator

    TITLE: Water Utilities Operator

    DEPARTMENT: Maintenance Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee

    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.
     
    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.
     
    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.
          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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