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 II

    TITLE:  Accounting Specialist II DEPARTMENT: Finance CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employee – CT3

    Job Summary

    Duties include performing clerical work requiring the application of various work methods 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 billings including utilities & service fees
    • Reconciles and prepares agent rebates
    • Reviews and posts Accounts Receivable receipts and invoices
    • Reviews vessel information accumulated in the Klein Program and generates vessel invoices
    • Prepares Preliminary Cargo Statistic Information
    • Prepares and posts, subject to approval, Accounts Payable vouchers and other vendor payments
    • Prepares payroll checks and periodic payroll reports
    • Makes Federal Tax Deposits for payroll-related obligations
    • Maintains payroll files
    • Maintains ledgers as appropriate to assigned duties, including payroll deductions reconciliations, tax collections ledger and the overweight permits ledger
    • Performs monthly reconciliation of bank statements
    • Assures daily and other periodic backup of data files are completed
    • Performs a cash verification on cash deposits from other departments
    • Issues receipts for payments, including cash payments
    • Maintains files assuring discrete handling of confidential material
    • May be called upon to perform receptionist duties
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Associate Degree or Certificate in Accounting or closely related field
    • 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
    • Must have the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
    • Must have the ability to write legibly in English

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

    The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization.  The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

  • 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.

  • Drafter/CAD Operator

    TITLE: Drafter/CAD Operator

    DEPARTMENT: Engineering Services Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employees - CT2

    REPORTS TO: DRAFTER II (Drafting Supervisor)

    CLOSING DATE:

    Job Summary
    An employee of this class is responsible for assisting the Director of Engineering Services, the Manager of Engineering Services, and the Drafting Supervisor in performing engineering and drafting duties related to port activities and projects.  This employee will be responsible for assisting and performing topographic surveys and data collection efforts, preparing plans and specifications, assisting with cost estimates, assisting in construction inspection, and performing related duties as required.
    Job Responsibilities
    • Perform various drafting duties and preparation of drawings under the supervision and direction of the Drafting Supervisor.
    • Perform engineering inspection and reporting of port projects, including water and wastewater facilities, dock facilities, road and building design, repair and maintenance, survey and construction inspections.
    • Perform construction inspection of infrastructure improvements.
    • Perform and update database files and maps of infrastructure and utilities.
    • Perform scanning and recordkeeping of existing and new files and drawings.
    • Assist in keeping track of engineering and drafting records and files.
    • Maintain a clean and organized workspace area.
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • Associate Degree in Engineering, Drafting or related field from an accredited institution, or equivalent related experience, with knowledge of mathematics, algebra and trigonometry.
    • 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 with supervision
    • 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.

  • Electrician

    TITLE: Electrician DEPARTMENT: Facilities Maintenance CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee – MT5-MT

    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 or Journeyman 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 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.

  • Engineering Technician
    TITLE: Engineering Technician DEPARTMENT: Engineering Services Department CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employee – CT6   Job Summary An employee of this class if responsible for assisting the Director of Engineering Services and the Drafting Supervisor in performing engineering duties related to port activities and projects.  This employee will be responsible for assisting and performing topographic surveys and data collection efforts, prepare plans and specifications, cost estimates, assist in construction inspection and perform related duties.   Job Responsibilities
    • Perform engineering inspection and reporting of port projects, including water and wastewater facilities, dock facilities, environmental reporting, road and building design, repair and maintenance, survey and construction inspections.
    • Perform construction inspection of infrastructure improvements.
    • Perform and update database files on infrastructure and utilities.
    • Perform various drafting duties and preparation of drawings under the supervision and direction of the Drafting Supervisor.
      Minimum Qualifications
    • Associate Degree in Engineering, Drafting or related field from an accredited institution, and demonstrable experience in 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, lay out, guide and supervise a work program.
    • Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions in construction operations.
    • Skilled in the use of AutoCAD and/or similar drafting software.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates associates and the public.
          Preferred Qualifications
    • Bilingual (English / Spanish).
    • Skilled in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and publishing software, such as Word, Excel, Adobe, etc.
      Work Conditions & Physical Demands The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • Frequent exposure to outside weather conditions such as heat, cold, dust, and vehicle exhaust.
    • Medium physical effort including long periods of standing, up to 8 continuous hours and occasional lifting of objects up to 50 lbs.
    • Withstand prolonged periods of standing, walking, and/or sitting.
        Additional Requirements
    • Valid Texas 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.  
  • General Labor
    TITLE: General Labor DEPARTMENT: Facilities Maintenance CLASSIFICATION: Manuel Technical Employee – 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.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
      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.
  • Manager of Real Estate Services

    TITLE: Manager of Real Estate Services

    DEPARTMENT: Marketing Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Professional Employee –PE 124

    Job Summary

    Under the direction of the Sr. Director of Marketing and Business Development, 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 items 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 review of surveys of proposed lease 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 Business Administration or related fields
    • 3-5 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)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning and Development or related fields

    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

    • 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.

  • Skilled Craftsman
    TITLE: Skilled Craftsman DEPARTMENT: Facilities Maintenance CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee – MT4 Job Summary This job requires the use of complicated 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.  Careless performance of these duties may cause lost time accidents to others as well as to this employee.  This employee is often responsible for directing the work of one helper.  Common titles in the general workplace for employees in this classification might be master mechanic, master electrician, master builder, HVAC Technician and master welder.   Job Responsibilities
    • Diagnose causes of problems and or/failures in heating/air condition systems for the purpose of identifying equipment and/or systems repair,
    and/or systems replacement needs.
    • Inspects HVAC systems and their components (heating units, exhaust fans, ventilation units, etc.) for the purpose of evaluating condition, identifying necessary repairs, and recommending preventive maintenance.
    • Performs routine and preventive maintenance as needed for the purpose of ensuring the ongoing functioning of HVAC systems.
    • Troubleshoot and repair electrical power and control circuits
    • Troubleshoot and repair motor vehicles and heavy equipment
    • Weld precise metal fabrications from detailed drawings
    • Responds to emergency situations during or after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
    • Other duties as assigned
      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)
    • Air Conditioning knowledge/Equipment Operator/ Welding Skills
    • Valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
      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
    • 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.
  • Warehouse Inventory Clerk
    TITLE: Warehouse Inventory Clerk DEPARTMENT: Facilities Maintenance Department CLASSIFICATION:Clerical Technical Employee – CT 2 Job Summary This employee performs clerical duties that include record keeping and administrative detail and follow-up functions.  This employee must be well-organized, must possess excellent clerical skills and be able to relate to other employees, administrative personnel and the public.   Job Responsibilities
    • Maintains departmental files and records.
    • Is responsible for standard office procedures including scheduling appointments, answering phones, processing mail and order supplies, and to the above departments, as needed.
    • Maintains receiving, warehousing and distribution operations.
    • Safeguards warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols.
    • Verifies inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system.
    • Maintains physical condition of warehouse by planning and implementing new design layouts; inspecting equipment; issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement.
    • Responsible for executing the proper process of checking in and out of equipment by facilities maintenance employees.
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.
      Minimum Qualifications
    • High School Graduate or GED
    • Must have a minimum of five years of clerical and computer experience.
    • Must be able to work well with a minimum of supervision and be task oriented, able to start and complete tasks with no direct supervision.
    • Must be able to deal courteously with the public and with employees.
    • Must have the ability to exercise good judgment in making of decisions in accordance with rules, policies, and procedures.
    • Must have knowledge of office terminology, procedures, and equipment.
    • Must type 50 WPM
    • Microsoft Office experience is required (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Strong oral and written communication skills are necessary.
    • A high degree of accuracy in performing duties is required.
    • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, logically, and coherently.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
      Preferred Qualifications
    • Some post-high school training
    • 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.
      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.
  • Wastewater Utilities Operator

    TITLE: Wastewater 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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