City of Pharr http://pharr-tx.gov Official website for the City of Pharr Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:08:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan for the City of Pharr http://pharr-tx.gov/2016/02/09/parks-recreation-and-open-space-master-plan-for-the-city-of-pharr/ Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:08:20 +0000 http://pharr-tx.gov/?p=23522 The City of Pharr will receive REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS addressed to Juan Guerra, City Manager, and submitted to the City Clerk’s Office located on the 4th Floor, 118 S. Cage Blvd., Pharr, Texas, 78577 until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10th, 2016, to provide professional services in developing a PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE MASTER PLAN FOR THE CITY OF PHARR. Any RFQ received after the closing time will not be accepted and returned to the firm unopened. City of Pharr normal business days are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and shall be closed on recognized holidays.

CITY OF PHARR
PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE MASTER PLAN FOR THE CITY OF PHARR
RFQ No. 1516-01-528-0026

Qualification package may be viewed at the City Engineer’s Office located on the 1st Floor, 118 S. Cage Blvd., Pharr, Texas 78577 or may be obtained by interested parties at no cost by contacting the City Engineer at 118 South Cage, (956) 402-4242. Questions regarding this project should be directed to William F. Ueckert Jr., P.E., City Engineer, by calling (956) 402-4242 or via e-mail william.ueckert@pharr-tx.gov

The City of Pharr reserves the right to accept or reject RFQ’s submitted; waive formalities; accept the firm deemed most advantageous to the City of Pharr.

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PURCHASING SUPERVISOR http://pharr-tx.gov/2016/02/09/purchasing-supervisor/ Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:11:06 +0000 http://pharr-tx.gov/?p=23479 Download Job Application | Notify me about New Job Postings


Job Title: Purchasing Supervisor
Category: Finance Dept.
Status: Open
Additional Status Information: Full Time

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

The Purchasing Supervisor is responsible for the overall purchasing operations for the City. Incumbent’s duties include the following:

  1. Determines if inventory quantities are sufficient for needs, ordering more material when necessary;
  2. Performs buying duties when necessary;
  3. Contacts suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortage, missed, or late deliveries, and other problems;
  4. Review requisition orders in order to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications;
  5. Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price list;
  6. Track the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders;
  7. Calculates costs of orders, and charge or forwards invoices to appropriate accounts;
  8. Prepares purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests;
  9. Responds to department and suppliers inquires about order status, changes, or cancellations; and
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

The Purchasing Supervisor is responsible for enforcing the City of Pharr Purchasing Policies and Procedures on Departments as well as ensuring that the City’s activities are within legal requirements and restrictions.

The Purchasing Supervisor works closely and on a daily basis with all Department Heads and ensures their department’s needs relating to supplies and any other types of services. Incumbent will acquire all supplies and services for all departments within the City of Pharr and have available goods or services at all times. The Purchasing Supervisor will also work closely with the Purchasing Coordinator and Accounts Payable Clerk, and maintains a check and balance ledger for all statements that come in and paid out. Employee in this position is under the direct supervision of the Finance Director.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED (NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE)

  1. Responsible for the review and determination of acceptable price quotes and follow-up to complete purchases. Employee maintains contact with vendors to assure compliance with specifications, price and delivery agreements, expedites deliveries when necessary.
  2. Performing day-to-day administrative task such as maintaining information files and processing paper work;
  3. Communicating with people outside the organization whether it be in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail;
  4. Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or
  5. data;
  6. Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone in written form, e-mail, or in person;
  7. Using computer software and computer systems to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information;
  8. Observing receiving, and otherwise, obtaining information from all relevant sources; and
  9. Performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Requires a college degree in Business Administration or related field and thorough working knowledge in the specified field of municipal government procurement and contracting. (Formal education may be off-set by four years’ work experience in a municipal Purchasing & Contracting environment for each year of college education). A current Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) Certification or comparable Certificate in Public Procurement is preferred, but not required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge – Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing; managing files and records, design forms, and other office procedures and terminology. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, and their applications. Knowledge of computer software: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Word Perfect, and Microsoft Power Point.

Skills – Using mathematics to solve problems. Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work. Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking question as appropriate, and not interrupting at in appropriate times. Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Talking to others to convey information effectively. Using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Abilities – The ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, and handling and pulling. Sedentary positions with the ability to see, read, talk, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical abilities include frequent light lifting up to 10 lbs. and occasionally up to 201bs., walking standing, pushing, reaching and grasping_ The noise level in this environment is usually quiet in an inside office setting.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid, appropriate Texas (Class C) driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

 

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PHARR AND TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ANNOUNCE $652,500 GRANT http://pharr-tx.gov/2016/01/29/pharr-and-texas-department-of-agriculture-commissioner-sid-miller-announce-652500-grant/ Fri, 29 Jan 2016 23:27:25 +0000 http://pharr-tx.gov/?p=23282 Pharr, Texas – The City of Pharr hosted a press conference at the Pharr International Bridge today, Friday, January 29, 2016 with special guest Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Commissioner Sid Miller, to announce the recently-created Agriculture Inspection grant program. The grant program was spearheaded by State Representative Bobby Guerra, State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., and State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa during the past legislative session. The South Texas Assets Consortium (STAC) was recently awarded the first grant in the amount of $652,500 from the Texas Department of Agriculture under this program.  In attendance at the announcement were Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, MD, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., State Representative Bobby Guerra, and STAC representative Sam Vale.
 
The grant to STAC will address the current need of additional federal agriculture inspectors along the south Texas land ports of entry. Funding will be used to supplement 50 percent of the cost for additional agriculture inspectors; the remaining 50 percent will be matched by STAC. According to the Border Trade Alliance, STAC’s percentage will “supplement federal staffing levels through the multi-community consortium’s designation by Customs and Border Protection under Sec. 559, which allows local governments and private entities to contribute to the costs of additional port staff and infrastructure improvements.”
 
“With this newly created grant program, ports of entry like the Pharr International Bridge and our neighboring land ports will benefit tremendously by allowing commerce and trade to flow more efficiently and alleviate the frustration of extended wait times on the bridge,” said Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. “I applaud the leadership of our state legislators and of Commissioner Miller for recognizing the great need in our ports of entry and developing viable solutions to improve commerce and trade,” he continued.
 
About the Pharr International Bridge
 
Currently, the Pharr International Bridge supplies the most economic and efficient route for trade and commerce via Mexico’s new Mazatlan/Matamoros super-highway (known as the Supervia) along with an absorbent amount of raw commodities also crossing the bridge. The port of entry has generated over $30 billion USD in annual trade in 2014; ranking as the seventh largest land port in the United States International trade at the Pharr International Bridge grew from $24.6 billion USD in 2010 to $30.6 billion USD in 2014.  These numbers represent measurable dynamics in the form of employment, productivity, economic status and sustainability. Northbound truck crossings increased from 443,304 in 2010 to 508,180 in 2014, growing 15% in five years.  Southbound traffic experienced similar growth during the same time period.
 
About Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller
 
Sid Miller is serving as the 12th Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, with his first term beginning in January 2015. Commissioner Miller brings a wealth of knowledge to the Texas Department of Agriculture. He is recognized as one of the state’s most dynamic and effective conservative leaders, as well as one of the state’s staunchest defenders of constitutional freedoms.
 
During his six terms as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, Commissioner Miller brought his real world agricultural experience to the table. He’s your everyday man who’s made a difference in his community and for the Lone Star State by working as a small businessman, community leader, school teacher, agriculturist and former school board member. In every aspect of his work, Commissioner Miller has proven his convictions in being pro-business and pro-job creation.
 
As the leader of the Texas Department of Agriculture, Commissioner Miller is working to safeguard water resources to ensure access for farmers and ranchers, as well as fighting to secure our nation’s porous border with Mexico. A true Texan through-and-through, Commissioner Miller is focused on promoting the best Texas-grown and Texas-made products through the GO TEXAN program. Additionally, Commissioner Miller will push for polices to continue growing the Texas economy and creating jobs.
 
Commissioner Miller was born in De Leon, Texas, and is an avid rodeo and horseshow participant who holds nine World Championships. He is a graduate of Tarleton State University in Stephenville, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Vocational Agriculture Education. Commissioner Miller maintains close ties to Stephenville, where he owns and operates a nursery business.
 
Commissioner Miller and his wife, Debra, have been married for 36 years. The Millers have two sons and two grandchildren.
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Request for Qualifications Construction Project Management Services http://pharr-tx.gov/2016/01/19/request-for-qualifications-for-construction-project-management-services/ Tue, 19 Jan 2016 21:27:15 +0000 http://pharr-tx.gov/?p=23115 The City of Pharr is soliciting REQUEST for QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) for Construction Project Management Services for the South Pharr Development and Research Center Facility. The firm must have a minimum of 5 years of experience offering Construction Project Management Service. Qualifications will be received until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the City Manager’s Office located at 118 South Cage Blvd., 4th Floor, Pharr, Texas 78577 ATTENTION: City Manager Juan Guerra.

CITY OF PHARR
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES
NO. 1516-01-528-0025

The City reserves the right to negotiate with any and all firms that submit qualifications, as per the Texas Professional Services Procurement Act, Texas Government Code Section 2254.004 and Texas Local Government Code Section 271.118. Any qualifications received after the closing time will not be accepted and returned to the engineering firm unopened. City of Pharr normal business days are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and shall be closed on recognized holidays.

Questions regarding this RFQ should be directed to William F. Ueckert Jr., P.E., City Engineer, by calling (956) 402-4242.

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Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge Sealed Expansion Joint Repair http://pharr-tx.gov/2016/01/19/pharr-reynosa-international-bridge-sealed-expansion-joint-repair/ Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:35:51 +0000 http://pharr-tx.gov/?p=23113 The City of Pharr will receive SEALED BIDS addressed to Juan Guerra, City Manager, and submitted to the City Clerk’s Office located on the 4th Floor, 118 South Cage Blvd., Pharr, Texas, 78577 until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2016, for the PHARR-REYNOSA INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE SEALED EXPANSION JOINT REPAIR PROJECT located at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge. All submitted bids will be gathered and taken to the City Council Conference Room, 2nd floor, to be publicly opened and read aloud. Any bid received after the closing time will not be accepted and returned to the bidder unopened. City of Pharr normal business days are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and shall be closed on recognized holidays.

CITY OF PHARR
PHARR-REYNOSA INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE SEALED EXPANSION JOINT REPAIR PROJECT

Bid No. 1516-70-510-0024

Plans, Specifications, Proposal Forms and Contract Documents may be viewed at the City Engineer’s Office located on the 1st Floor, 118 South Cage, Pharr, Texas 78577 or may be obtained by interested parties at the City Engineer’s Office, 118 South Cage, Pharr, Texas 78577 at 956-402-4242 at $0 per CD. Questions regarding this project should be directed to Structural Engineering Associates, Inc., SEA – San Antonio, Texas – Sidney A. Miekle P.E., by calling 210-735-9202 or via e-mail smielke@seatx.com.

The City of Pharr reserves the right to accept or reject bids submitted; waive formalities in bidding; accept the bid deemed most advantageous to the City of Pharr; and to hold the bids for a period of sixty (60) calendar days without taking action.

A bid guarantee equivalent to five percent (5%) of the bid price will be required from each bidder. The “bid guarantee” shall consist of a firm commitment, such as a bid bond, certified check or other negotiable instrument accompanying a bid as assurance that the bidder will upon acceptance of their bid, execute such contractual documents as may be required within the time specified.

Bidders are expected to inspect the site of work and to inform themselves regarding all local conditions, which may affect their bid.

Conditional bids will not be accepted. Bids sent via facsimile shall not be accepted. Bids shall be sealed and prominently marked on the left hand corner of the of bid envelope with the corresponding bid number and project title.

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Pool Manager http://pharr-tx.gov/2016/01/18/pool-manager-2/ Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:10:55 +0000 http://www.pharr-tx.gov/?p=13482 Download Job Application | Notify me about New Job Postings


Job Title:

Pool Manager

Category: Parks & Recreation Department
Status: Open
Additional Status Information:
 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

 

The Pool Manager will assist the Aquatics Supervisor with the management, operation, and maintenance of the Pharr Aquatics Center. The Pool Manager will help supervise workers and the daily activities of the facility. This individual will tackle many supervisory duties, including evaluation of staff and pool operation during the aquatic season.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

 

The Pool Manager will be responsible for enforcing the City of Pharr Cash Handling policies and procedures. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Aquatics Supervisor.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK TO BE PERFORMED

  •  Provide internal and external customer service in both English and Spanish
  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of the aquatics center, including recommending process improvements, scheduling repairs and maintenance, and supervising assigned staff
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of division and department goals and establish methods for facility usage
  • Recruit, select, train, and assign staff
  • Assist in the concession operation which will require purchasing supplies to be provided or prepared in the concession area
  • Manage cash and prepare daily financial reports
  •  Maintain inventory of supplies, chemicals, and equipment
  • Perform safety audits and report broken equipment to the aquatics supervisor
  • Instruct and supervise various aquatic programs
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public regarding the aquatics division’s operations and activities
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

 

A high school diploma or GED; 20 years of age or older; experience in pool management and a working knowledge of pool operations and procedures; a current American Red Cross Lifeguard training certificate, Water Safety Instructor certificate, and Lifeguard Instructor certificate, and a valid TXDL (Class C)

Other specialized job requirements include good public relations skills and the ability to supervise and control situations in a professional manner that may arise during the job.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

KnowledgeAquatic Facility Operations: operational procedures, services and activities of aquatic facility operations, including water safety techniques and water chemistry. Administration and Management: planning, coordination, and execution of aquatics schedules and programs. Supervision: personnel motivation, interviewing, hiring, oversight, evaluation, and discipline. Customer Service Management: principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques. First Aid: principles, processes, and techniques of diagnosing and rendering aid. Maintenance Principles: processes involved in upkeep of property and equipment to the optimum state of cleanliness, repair, and efficiency. Applied Math: knowledge of concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions; ability to learn new software programs as required for the purposes of reporting financial and accident reports. English Language: the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning of words and grammar.

SkillsAccuracy: attention to detail in dealing with numbers, words, and ideas. Active Learning: working with new material or information to stay up to par with current rules and regulations. Active Listening: listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate. Complex Problem Solving: identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Cooperation: establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Critical Thinking: using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. Functional Supervision: motivating, developing, and directing people as they work. Management of Material Resources: obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work. Management of Personnel Resources: motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and identifying the best people for the job. Program Assessment: evaluating existing and potential programs for effectiveness and efficiency. Reporting: compiling data and preparing concise documents/reports. Teaching: conveying new concepts and confirming comprehension by listener.

 

EQUIPMENT

 

Pool maintenance, safety equipment, computer software

WORK CONDITIONS

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is exposed to outside weather conditions, electrical hazards, a dirty environment, and/or toxic or caustic materials.  The employee occasionally is exposed to contagious diseases and/or moving mechanical parts.  This job requires the employee to make decisions directly affecting the safety of others.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to listen, see, sit, and talk. The employee is required to lift up to 50 pounds, walk, and frequently drive. The employee is occasionally required to balance, carry, climb, grasp, handle, feel, push, pull, reach, stand, and stoop.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Pharr is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or disability in employment.

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First Offender Clerk http://pharr-tx.gov/2015/12/09/first-offender-clerk/ Wed, 09 Dec 2015 22:03:01 +0000 http://pharr-tx.gov/?p=22747 Download Job Application | Notify me about New Job Postings


Job Title: First Offender Clerk
Category: Police Department
Status: Open
Additional Status Information: Full Time
 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

A First Offender Clerk performs daily work requiring office experience in typing general office work.

A clerk is under supervision of the CID and First Offenders Program Coordinator, and is responsible for maintaining a work log to account all juvenile referrals and other duties as assigned. Work is supervised daily and clerk will maintain direct contact with Program Coordinator on status of any referrals.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Assists in reviewing all daily juvenile reports pertinent to the program.

Assist in prepares defendant folders (intake, assessment, arrest reports, rap sheet, index card, fingerprints)

Assist copying of any reports, keeps abreast of all follow-up contacts, daily client logs, grant activities time and attendance sheets for the First Offender Program and administration.

Create file for referral and complete daily reports

Assist with all information and referral requests on program information by the public, courts and/or law enforcement agencies.

Clerk will perform all other duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS 

High school and/or GED equivalent, able to type at least 40wpm, office experience and or knowledge of general office work; must enjoy working with the public and proficient in English/Spanish language. Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

Ability to follow instructions by the criminal investigation section, and is able to work well under pressure. English and Writing proficiency. Computer skills in Microsoft Office (i.e. EXCEL, Power Point & Word Perfect) required.

AUTHORITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

First Offender Program Clerk are delegated the authority necessary to use their initiative in order to assist the citizens, either in person of by telephone. They are accountable for all grant file and first offender records kept and duties performed which are supervised and checked by the CID supervisor or designee First Offender Coordinator.

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First Offender Program Case Worker http://pharr-tx.gov/2015/12/09/first-offender-program-case-worker/ Wed, 09 Dec 2015 21:58:23 +0000 http://pharr-tx.gov/?p=22742 Download Job Application | Notify me about New Job Postings


Job Title: First Offender Program Case Worker
Category: Police Department
Status: Open
Additional Status Information: Full Time
 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

First Offender Program Case Worker will provide assistance and education to juveniles and parents eligible for the First Offender Program. The Case worker will be responsible for maintaining a weekly work log to include youth/parent follow-ups. The Case Worker will assist juveniles in the First Offender Program and their families and help connect them with community resources and will be under the Supervision of the Program Coordinator.  Must maintain a flexible work schedule and perform all other duties as assigned.

Case worker will oversee the provision of services (provided by direct service or through referral), which may include substance abuse and mental health treatment services, mentoring, family counseling, educational assistance programs (school/job placement), and life skills training, parenting classes.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Prepares/Updates files for all juveniles in the program (intake sheets, assessment reports, arrest reports, etc.)

Public speaking in the community regarding the program. Presentations to the general public, government officials, and media, etc. as required.

Maintains an active caseload/record for each juvenile in the program, provide interventions as needed and within area of expertise and limits of credentials; assures procurement of additional services as needed.

Acquires and provides information to the Program Coordinator regarding an assigned offender to establish the foundation for the referral for treatment plan whenever feasible.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Criminology, and Counseling, or equivalent, able to type at least 40wpm, grant management knowledge/experience and general office work experience; must enjoy working with the public, great telephone skills and proficient in the English/Spanish language. It is also required that Case Worker will have a scheduled rotating week, evening and/or weekends schedules.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

Ability to follow instructions by the criminal investigation section, and is able to work very well under pressure. English and Writing proficiency.  Computer skills in Microsoft Office (i.e. EXCEL, Power Point & Word Perfect) required

AUTHORITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY 

First Offender Program Case Worker is delegated the authority necessary to use their initiative in order to assist the citizens, either in person of by telephone. They are accountable for all grant file and first offender records kept and duties performed which are supervised and checked by the CID supervisor or designee First Offender Coordinator.

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Records Clerk http://pharr-tx.gov/2015/12/07/recordsclerk/ http://pharr-tx.gov/2015/12/07/recordsclerk/#respond Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:00:51 +0000 http://www.pharr-tx.gov/?p=5008 Download Job Application | Notify me about New Job Postings


Job Title: Records Clerk (Civilian Position)
Category: Police Department
Status: Open
Additional Status Information: Full Time
 

Seeking a Records Clerk (civilian position).   Duties include data entry, filing, customer service, etc.  Must have effective communications skills, pass a computer keyboard skills test of at least 40 wpm and a spelling test. Position is full time. Shift and days off to be assigned by supervisor. Must pass security clearance. Requires a high school diploma or GED and a valid Texas driver’s license. Starting salary:  $ 22,880.00.

Applications may be picked up at the City of Pharr HR Dept., 118 S. Cage, 2nd Floor,  Pharr, Texas.

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CITY OF PHARR & PSJA ISD CELEBRATE THE RIBBON CUTTING OF DR. WILLIAM LONG CITY/SCHOOL PARK http://pharr-tx.gov/2015/11/20/city-of-pharr-psja-isd-celebrate-the-ribbon-cutting-of-dr-william-long-cityschool-park/ Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:12:11 +0000 http://pharr-tx.gov/?p=22554 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015

Pharr, TX – Amid a backdrop of colorful brand new playground equipment, City of Pharr and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD leaders, community members, and special needs elementary students gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony of the Dr. William Long City/School Park on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. The ceremony marked the culmination of a three-year process to transform undeveloped land adjacent to Dr. William Long Elementary into a special needs park and playground as an inclusive experience for all children.

The vision for the 5-acre park originated from the City of Pharr Parks and Recreation Department, who approached the City of Pharr Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Office on the feasibility of developing a project to direct funds to purchase special needs equipment for a city playground. Subsequently, the CDBG office awarded the project $700,000 in U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds to develop the park. The park land is owned by the PSJA school district, and the City of Pharr contributed to the improvements of the land, making this park truly a city-school partnership.

The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for accessible design requires that all playgrounds be designed and constructed in such a manner that the equipment is readily accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities. The City of Pharr has met this ADA requirement with park amenities that are accessible and encourage a sensory and exploratory experience for all children, including those with disabilities. The play structure’s features include standard slides, deck and game areas. Panels include a colorful music area with drums, horns, chimes and bells to help children with their sensory and auditory awareness.

“The City of Pharr is committed to dedicating green space set apart for recreational purposes to encourage citizens and their families to enjoy the outdoors,” said City Manager Juan Guerra. “Pharr prides itself on being an ideal place to live, work and play, and we are proud to have partnered with PSJA ISD to create an accessible play space specifically to serve the needs of individuals with disabilities,” he continued.

The city/school park will be available for school children during school hours and the public in the evenings and on weekends. PSJA ISD Superintendent Dr. Daniel King stated that he would be encouraging all PSJA schools, to plan field trips and outdoor learning experiences so more students could benefit during the year. These opportunities would also help inform parents that the special needs park is available for their personal use as well.

The Dr. William Long City School Park is located at 1000 E. Eldora in Pharr.

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