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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  • Administrative Assistant II

    TITLE: Administrative Assistant II

    DEPARTMENT: Police and Security

    CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employee – CT3

    FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

    CLOSING DATE: Until Position is Filled

     
    Job Summary
    Employee in this classification is responsible in aiding the Police Chief by performing secretarial duties, record keeping and administrative detail and follow-up functions.  This employee is responsible for performing administrative duties, which require the incumbent to possess technical and research skills in the performance of support and operational functions.  This employee must be well organized, possess secretarial skills, be able to relate to other employees, administrative personnel and the public.  
    Job Responsibilities
    • Prepare letters and reports in support of the Police and Security Department.
    • Schedule appointments, answering phones, processing mail
    • Preparing purchase requisitions for supplies and equipment.
    • Process and submit weekly timesheets to finance for payroll purposes.
    • Assist the Chief of Police in preparing annual and mid-year departmental budget.
    • Assist the Chief of Police in the performance of his/her administrative duties, as required.
    • Be familiar with the FBI Uniformed Crime Reporting and National Incident Based Reporting Systems for monthly reporting to the State of Texas
    • Maintain files assuring discrete handling of confidential materials.
    • Maintain records management for the department, to include assuring that documents are appropriately filed and labeled and presented for destruction with the established Records Retention Schedule.
    • Assures daily and other periodic backups of data files are completed.
    • Performs other duties as assigned and or necessary.
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • Must have a High School Diploma or GED, with some post high school training.
    • Two to three years of secretarial or clerical experience.
    • More than one year of post-High School training in the secretarial, business or management field may substitute for some of the required years of experience.
    • 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 start and complete tasks with no direct supervision.
    • Must be able to do research, compile and summarize a variety of information, statistical data and materials.
    • Must be competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and must be able to adapt to new technology as needed.
    • Must have the ability to maintain established records and files.
    • Must have the ability to deal courteously with the public and with employees.
    • Must have the ability to work in coordination with other employees on a common project.
    • Must have the ability to exercise good judgment in the making of minor decisions in accordance with rules, policies and procedures.
    • Must have the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
    • Must have the ability to write legibly in English.
    • Ability to analyze assignments to assess the final goal and to determine the best method of reaching that goal.
     
     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 continuous use of a computer terminal.
    • Work requires light physical effort such as stooping, 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 outdoors.
    • 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
    • Possess a Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
    • Possess or be able to obtain a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • Selected candidate must pass a post-employment offer drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
      The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required by employees assigned to this job.

    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.

  • Communications Specialist

    TITLE: Communications Specialist

    DEPARTMENT: Marketing Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Professional Employee

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE:

     
    Job Summary
    The Communications Specialist reports to the Director of Communications and is responsible for coordinating and implementing internal and external communications, public relations and advertising programs as they relate to trade development, tenant, community, employee, government and international relations.  
    Job Responsibilities
    • Implementing media relations strategies and programs as they relate to local, regional, national and port-related interests.
    • Serve as alternate spokesperson and principle writer for most subjects.
    • Establishes and maintains accurate media lists and current contact with regional and trade media representatives.
    • Writes articles, coordinates photography and serves as liaison with various publishers.
    • Write, edit, proofread and revise communications.
    • Recommend, implement and maintain website design and operation.
    • Develop content and administer the port’s social media channels.
    • Assist with the planning and execution of all special events and functions for customers and tenants.
    • Attend pertinent trade shows and conventions as a representative of the port, coordinates trade show activities and develops show-specific collateral materials.
    • Assists with the development of advertising and promotional material as assigned and coordinates graphic design, bidding and printing.
    • Serves as port spokesperson at the invitation of local professional, civic, fraternal and social groups.
    • Supervises port tour activities and tour guides.
    • Provides other assistance as directed by the Director of Communications and the Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development.
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, journalism or English.
    • Must have at least three to five years of experience in print journalism or public relations or public affairs in a major corporation, trade association or public relations agency.
    • Excellent AP style writing and editing skills.
    • Demonstrated Microsoft Office skills.
    • Strong relationship skills with the ability to negotiate with confidence.
    • Project management experience preferably with events, campaigns and media relations.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationship with other employees and the general public.
    • Demonstrate leadership ability and the possession of tact, integrity and common sense.
    • Possess a general understanding and familiarity with port, city, state, and federal laws.
     
     Preferred Qualifications
    • Knowledge of maritime transportation and trade.
    • 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.
    • While performing duties employee is regularly required to sit, speak, or hear, handle paper, read, use hand to finger movements; occasionally required to stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
    • Frequent indoor activity and exposure to fluorescent light. Moderate outdoor activity including exposure to South Texas heat and elements.
    • Continuous work as a team member in shared office space, with sensitive and confidential information, with peers, clients, and management
    • Self-reliance, resourcefulness, communicate effectively with diverse groups and wear appropriate office attire; regular and punctual attendance at the workplace. Frequently drive personal vehicle, work long hours during peak periods, have direct customer contact.
    • Must be available to travel.
    • Occasional evening and holiday work; work under stress, independently and with overlapping projects; work in a dynamic, multitasked environment and exercise good safety habits. Position is located in Brownsville, Texas.
    • Frequent writing materials, standard office equipment and telephone, including personal computer and network computer system. Occasional: FAX machine and copier.
     
    Additional Requirements
    • Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License with a clear driving record.
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and a background check.
      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.

  • Director of Real Estate Services

    TITLE: Director of Real Estate Services

    DEPARTMENT: Marketing Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Professional Employee - PE 129

    REPORTS TO:

    CLOSING DATE:

       
    Job Summary
    Under the direction of the Port Director and CEO, performs a variety of complex and technical real estate duties such as defining lease terms and conditions, enforcing Port leasing policies and managing all processes that involve leasing services to current and potential tenants for the Port of Brownsville.    
    Job Responsibilities
    • Coordinates the development efforts with other entities in the community in order to keep the Port competitive in the real estate market.
    • Provide information to prospective port lessees, either personally or via correspondence, regarding lease sites, rental rates, port polices, etc.
    • Negotiate new and/or existing tenant lease terms and conditions, compile information for Port attorney to prepare lease contracts, get documents approved by proper parties, and prepare agenda item to present to the Port Commission for approval.
    • Respond to lessees’ questions/problems pertaining to their lease.
    • Represents the Port in real estate matters with other agencies, organizations and individuals.
    • Oversees real estate database of all agreements that include all lease renewals and revaluations in order to send notices in a timely manner.
    • Monitors tenant compliance with lease agreement terms and conditions.
    • Works in conjunction with the Finance Department to ensure that all financial aspects of potential, current, and expired leases are processed appropriately.
    • Coordinate with Director of Engineering Services for lease surveys of proposed sites and amendments and coordinate with surveyor and draftsman for same.
    • Assist Maintenance & Engineering Departments with lease compliance information.
    • Conduct and prepare lease and potential lease information for Lease Committee Meetings.
    • Responsible for document control of all leasing agreements.
    • Responsible for preparing and adhering to departmental budget.
    • Compose correspondence and reports including leasing and statistical reports.
    • Maintain and update Leasing Polices.
    • Supervise staff that conducts work for the Real Estate Services Department.
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning and Development, Finance or related fields
    • 7 years’ experience in real estate or real estate law practices and procedures
    • Familiar with evaluation of property value
    • Technical and professional skills in management
    • Ability to communicate orally and written form with the general public, Port Staff and Commission
    • Ability to maintain a professional work environment
    • Computer literate, proficient in Microsoft Office and experience with real estate/leasing software programs or modules
     
     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 new 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 requires periods of walking out-of-doors, in dusty locations and in the presence of heavy equipment for periods of up to 2-3 hours per day
    • Work requires driving in an environment that contains heavy equipment in operation
    • Work may require long periods of standing
     
    Additional Requirements (Some requirements in accordance with 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.
      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.

  • 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.

  • Electrician Helper

    TITLE: Dispatcher

    DEPARTMENT: Facilities Maintenance

    CLASSIFICATION: Maunal Technical Employee- MT4

    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 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 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.

  • Senior Accountant Supervisor

    TITLE: Senior Accountant Supervisor

    DEPARTMENT: Finance and Administration

    CLASSIFICATION: Professional Employee

    CLOSING DATE:

     
    Job Summary
    Assists the Director of Finance in overseeing the District’s accounts payable and accounts receivable programs, pension beneficiary payments, pension taxes, monthly pension reporting, transfer checks, credit card statements reconciliations, contract logs, payroll, utility billings, create and follow up on utility workorders and vendor registration and setup.  Other duties include performing monthly pension reconciliations, monthly reporting of pension contributions and the preparation of financial statements for the District’s single employer defined benefit plan. Work alongside the Director of Finance to provide information to the District’s external auditors for the annual pension audit, and other duties such as completing pension beneficiary recipients’ verifications. Must be able to interpret the District Tariff and departmental policies and practices.  High level of independent accounting skills is necessary to maintain financial statements, provide expert professional assistance and support to the Director of Finance, Assistant Director of Finance and District management on related matters; and performs related duties as assigned.  
    Job Responsibilities
    • Process the monthly pension beneficiary payments
    • Process the pension benefit tax payments
    • Maintains a register of payments made under contracts.
    • Maintain the monthly running bank balance for the pension deposits and disbursements
    • Reconcile the pension general ledger accounts
    • Assists the Director of Finance in the monthly reporting of pension contributions & disbursement submitted to the District’s actuaries
    • Prepares the pension plan’s monthly financial statements
    • Analyze and process the weekly transfer of funds needed between the District’s accounts
    • Process the monthly utility billings
    • Completes the verification of pension beneficiary recipients
    • Works alongside the Director of Finance and Human Resources Department to process timely pension payments and rollovers
    • Assists in preparing quarterly and annual reports, such as Forms 941, 945, 1099-R and W-2
    • Assists the Director of Finance in yearend accounting processes for the District’s pension plan and the District’s operating financial statements
    • Identify and complete departmental audits of inventory and supplies
    • Reviews and processes credit card statements for payment
    • Reviews new vendor registration and setup
    • Prepares and posts journal entries to the general ledger
    • Assists in accounts payable and accounts receivable daily tasks
    • Supervise the Finance department personnel
    • Maintains files assuring discrete handling of confidential material
    • Assists in records management for the department, to include assuring that documents are appropriately filed and labeled and presented for destruction on the established Records Retention Schedule
    • May be called upon to assist in planning, setup and work as special functions of the District some of which may require months of preparation in advance
    • Performs special projects as requested and other related duties as assigned
    • May represent the District on professional and community boards and committees
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a closely related field
    • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in all aspects of accounting and financial statement preparation
    • Ability to lead and evaluate the work of subordinates
    • Ability to start and complete projects with minimal supervision
    • Ability to exercise good judgment in the making of decisions in accordance with rules, policies and procedures.
    • Ability to understand and implement U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
    • Must be competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and must be able to adapt to new technology as needed
    • Must be well organized, have strong numeric skills and possess strong analytical and reasoning abilities
    • Must be able to maintain an effective working relationship with other employees, vendors, customers and the general public
    • Must have the ability to work in coordination with other employees on a common project
     Preferred Qualifications
    • One to three years of supervisor experience
    • Master’s Degree in Accounting or closely related field
    • 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.

  • 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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