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Record Clerk

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

A records clerk performs daily work requiring office experience in typing general office work; performs related work as required.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS:

A records clerk is under supervision of the records clerk supervisor, and is responsible for the performance of the records section work assigned to them on a daily basis. Their work is supervised and checked daily, however, all the record clerks work together and follow a daily schedule.

TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:

High School Diploma or Equivalent

EXAMPLES OF THE WORK PERFORMED:

Types/quality control daily reports consisting of: offense reports, affidavits, complaints, warrants, juvenile reports, adult reports, follow-ups, etc…
Prepares defendant folders (arrest reports, rap sheet, index card, fingerprints)
Attends to the public requiring copies of any reports, makes a reciept and handles money; keeps abreast of incoming visitors entering the police department for investigators, and administration.
Does daily filing of all reports and logs these reports on a daily basis, according to the quantity of their work type.
Will handle telephone requests on limited information by the public and or law enforcement agencies.
On a daily basis is assigned merge reports which patrol officers type on mobile while on duty.  The data entry clerk will on a daily basis merge the reports into the system.  Must have a good control of the english language to include good spelling habits.
Responsible to work on the incoming mail and to mail confiscated drivers licenses to dps in austin.
Assist register/update sex offender registrants and publish it on the newspaper.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school and/or ged equivalent, able to type at least 40 wpm, have some kind of office experience and or knowledge of general office work; must enjoy working with the public in any situation, good telephone skills. It is also required that clerks be scheduled for rotating weekends.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to follow instructions by the criminal investigation section, and work under pressure of different work loads coming into records and able to understand different handwritings for various reports, be skilled in grammar and spelling.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or G.E.D.

OTHER

Good Physical Condition

AUTHORITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY:

Records clerks are delegated the authority necessary to use their initiative in order to assist the citizens, either in person in the telephone, with the assistance or supervision of the head records clerk, if they should need the assistance. They are accountable for all records kept and duties performed which are supervised and checked by the head records clerk. Records clerks are directly under the supervision of the records supervisor.

Golf Course Manager

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

The Golf Course Manager is required to manage, supervise, and promote the golf course operation that includes a pro-shop, dining/concession area, and golf course maintenance division. The other duties include the following:

  • The applicant must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of fiscal management, accountability, and daily pro-shop revenue reconciliation.
  • Must be efficient with the utilization of city resources and must manage the daily, monthly, and annual financial reports.
  • Must be capable of conducting a full inventory of pro shop merchandise on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.
  • Must continuously develop innovative methods of improving revenues while managing expenditures.
  • Must successfully organize golf tournaments and provide necessary direction to insure quality customer service.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

The Golf Course Manager must possess a thorough working knowledge of agronomy, turf grass management, and overall golf course maintenance responsibilities such as proper mowing procedures, irrigation, cultivation, drainage, soil science, landscaping, fertilization, and herbicide and pesticide control methods. Other responsibilities include possessing exceptional public relation skills, must be capable of supervising up to 20 employees, as well as other duties and responsibilities. Supervises and coordinates activities with golf course maintenance staff. Inspects work performed to ensure conformance to specifications and established standards. Responsible for scheduling pro shop staff. Is responsible for purchasing supplies, and equipment, as well as necessary repairs.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED (NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE)

Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks:

  • Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance
  • Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity
  • Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person
  • Performs other work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Graduate from a high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma and training in golf course management. Three years of supervisory experience in golf course management principles. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge - Knowledge of golf merchandising, dining/concession area management, as well as golf course maintenance. Knowledge of the structure and the content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Knowledge in the use of the following computer software: Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

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. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Reasonal accomodations may be made to enable indivuduals with disabilities to perform essential work.

Code Compliance Inspector

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

Under direct supervision of the Code Compliance Coordinator, the Code Compliance Inspector is responsible for:

  • Performs inspections of property, complaints and alleged code violations.
  • Prepares and maintains correspondence, reports and records regarding property code violations
  • Coordinates investigates among affected departments
  • Maintains daily records of inspections and other related activities
  • Resolve matters relating to zoning violations
  • Some physical work required, e.g.; picking up signs, tires and other rubbish
  • Represents the city’s code compliance effort to the public
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Observe departmental attendance regulations
  • Resolve matters relating to zoning violations
  • Answers telephone, messages and gives information to callers, takes messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals
  • Provides information to public and other departments on basic aspects of various codes
  • Maintains educative progress towards attaining Code Compliance Officer status
  • Performs other duties as assigned

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

  • Be able to work under direct supervision
  • Accountable to the Development Services Director or designee
  • Performs miscellaneous inspections, concerning property use and maintenance
  • Conducts investigations of complaints and alleged violations of city ordinances including zoning, subdivisions, sign and related codes
  • Must have clear interpretation of the City’s Code of Ordinances
  • Daily contact with the public frequently involving sensitive matters demanding tact and diplomacy
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Deal with the public and establish and maintain effective working relationships with municipal officials and fellow employees

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED (NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE)

Under direct supervision of the Code Compliance Coordinator, the Code Compliance Inspector is responsible for:

  • Obtains permission from owners and tenant to enter dwellings
  • Inspects premises for overall cleanliness, adequate disposal of garbage and rubbish
  • Prepares forms and letters advising property owners and tenants of possible violations and time allowed for correcting deficiencies
  • Explains requirements of housing standard ordinance to property owners, building contractors, and other interested parties
  • Storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form
  • Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paper work
  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources
  • Using computers, enter data, or process information
  • Providing information to supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, and/or in person
  • Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge
  • Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards
  • Prepare interpretive reports on recommendation
  • Perform other work as assigned that includes but is not limited to: assisting with and attend community/special functions coordinated throughout the City, and undertake assignments/projects assigned by the department head

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

High School diploma required or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, vocational training or equivalent with courses in and/or knowledge of planning, electricity, plumbing and building construction preferred, and one (1) year experience in the field or any equivalent combination of training and experience as a planning technician, code enforcement officer, or building inspector. Must acquire Code Enforcement Certification within one year of employment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge -- Thorough knowledge of applicable state and city codes, policies, ordinances, and inspection procedures. Have a legal awareness of issues affecting codes administration; possess a proven ability to function effectively in a stressful environment. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language. Knowledge of computer software and its use: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Microsoft Power Point.

Skills - Using logical reasoning to identifying the strengths and weaknesses and find alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Abilities - Ability to analyze situations accurately and to plan and adopt an effective course of action. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with private and public agencies, organizations, and individuals. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to exercise good judgment. The ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented. The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions. The ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand. The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Ability to prepare technical and administrative reports.

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, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. Significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, reaching, crawling, handling, sitting, standing, pushing, and pulling. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Event Center Clerk

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

The Event Center Clerk primary responsibility of this position is to provide guests with a positive initial experience at the Pharr Events Center. This experience is created by aiding guests with accurate event information and assisting them in purchasing and/or picking up tickets to Pharr Events. This position is expected to work cohesively with all employees of Pharr Events Center in maintaining an extreme level of guest service:

  • Provide all guests a positive first impression of the Pharr Events Center by offering superior, individualized guest service
  • Accurately operate the Ticketmaster computer ticketing system to sell tickets for Pharr Events Center
  • Problem-solve by effectively communicating with guests to locate and deliver will-call/guest list tickets
  • Provide information regarding Pharr Events Center and facilities via face-to-face communication and telephone
  • Provide superior customer service to all internal clients
  • Assist with miscellaneous box office projects as directed
  • Skills to handle cash responsibly and accurately
  • Responsible for customer service and general area cleaning

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, vocational training or job related course work; one year experience or related work. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Capability of communicating positively with guests to establish their needs efficiently and courteously
  • Skill to handle cash responsibly and accurately
  • Ability to develop a growing knowledge of Ticketmaster
  • Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
  • Ability to work accurately with attention to detail in a high volume environment
  • Works independently as well as in a team environment

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. No significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, reaching, crawling, and handling, sitting, standing, pushing, and pulling. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Cross Fit Level 1 Certified Trainer

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

The CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer must possess the ability to effectively coordinate and instruct CrossFit classes. The primary duties for the incumbent include:

  • Responsible for developing creative and innovative methods of instruction in an effort to enhance the interest of the participants
  • Lead member W.O.D. and all CrossFit camps
  • Instruct class sizes of approximately 10 to 30 participants
  • Required to administer extreme caution and safety while conducting CrossFit programs
  • Responsible for maintaining and enforcing Box cleanliness
  • Availability between 4:45 AM – 7:15 AM and 4:45 PM – 8:45 PM five (5) days per week (rotating shifts), and other hours and weekend hours may be needed for weekend and daytime events
  • Assist members with start-up
  • Have a great general understanding of CrossFit and programming
  • Will perform other related duties that is required and assigned

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

This employee is under the direct supervision of the PAL Division Head. General and specific assignments are received and are usually under little direct supervision allowing latitude for use of independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED (NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE)

  • Responsible for establishing a detailed plan which outlines the program’s projected lesson schedule and progress schedule
  • Must report to work site a minimum of 10 minutes prior to scheduled class
  • Required to communicate clearly, courteously, and tactfully with students, parents, and the general public
  • Must inspect program facilities for potential hazards and must report broken equipment to the appropriate supervisor immediately
  • Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them overtime
  • Responsible for administering good judgement and must possess the ability to contact the proper supervisors and authorities
  • Must verify that all participants are officially enrolled and documented in the class roster
  • Will perform other related duties that is required and assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Required high school diploma or equivalent GED. 18 years of age or older. Level 1 CrossFit Certification (or agreement to obtain certification within agreed upon timeframe from hire)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of safety hazards and necessary safety precautions sufficient to be able to establish a safe environment for CrossFit program participants. A highly proficient understanding of the fundamentals of CrossFit principles and practices. Knowledge of inventory techniques sufficient to be able to maintain an adequate level of supplies. Knowledge of lead work principles and practices sufficient to be able to establish priorities, assign and review work and resolve problems.

Abilities – Develop and administer WODs and all CrossFit camps suited to the needs of the community; Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the development and implementation of WODs; supervise and train program participants; Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the working environment and with those contacted in the course of work.

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. No significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, reaching, crawling, and handling, sitting, standing, pushing, and pulling. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

System Administrator

Job Description

Under general supervision of the department director, The System Administrator is responsible for planning, configuring, installing, maintaining, and securing the City’s network infrastructure and Data Centers to include server farm, storage network, virtual infrastructure, security and telecommunication systems. Develops and recommends policy, procedures and standards to ensure their conformance with Technology and the City’s objectives. Responsible for determining and recommending solutions and the procurement of software and equipment consistent with the City’s system needs. Assists in project management as assigned, provide excellent service and support on technology needs to user base and management, and work closely with all members of the technology team

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.

Essential Job Functions (Non-Inclusiive)

  • Provide Network Management and Database Administration to all City facilities to include efficiency, data retention, systems “backup and restore”, disaster recover, and routine systems maintenance to increase availability and reliability enhancing business continuity.
  • Assist with systems design and assess technology resources effectiveness on existing and future technologies. Determine practicality of change and modification by following change management processes.
  • Subject to on-call assignment to support critical business functions after normal hours and as needed. Other duties as assigned.
  • Ensure overall security from egress to end point devices to include remote connections.
  • Perform and coordinate various installations and supports for communication equipment and services at all City facilities including switches, hubs, routers, firewalls, cabling, voice and data circuits, wireless, phone systems, audiovisual equipment, signs, server hardware, mobile units, workstations, and peripherals.
  • Provide routine reports of various types on system performance and efficiency.
  • Work with consultants, other agencies, etc. on integration, implementation, upgrades, and access.
  • Provide user technical support and training with excellent customer service and troubleshooting skills.
  • Manage a work order system for all work performed.
  • Work as business liaison and technical advisor to various departments, assisting with technology solution selection with focus on enterprise use.
  • Participate in research, development, and testing to propose appropriate technology.
  • Assist with development of best practices and City wide technology policy.
  • Manage assigned projects to completion using knowledge of project management principles.
  • Purchase technology equipment for department and users through the approved procurement process.

Knowledge Of:

  • The principles of computer programming, systems analysis, design, testing, and documentations.
  • The principles and capabilities of computer hardware, software and information technology platforms.
  • Information security systems and procedures.
  • Computer networking and telecommunications.
  • Multiple software applications and operating systems, including, but not limited to: Microsoft Operating Systems (OS), UNIX base OS, various networking protocols, security technology, Storage Area Networks, monitoring tools, various database applications, virtualization software and VoIP systems.
  • Multiple hardware components including workstations, servers, wireless, routers, switches, and storage devices.
  • The principles of project management and Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) processes.

Skills In:

  • Skill in operating a variety of standard and specialized software.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data with analytical and problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to develop and implement processes and procedures to accomplish outcomes.
  • Ability to analyze information to determine and recommend new systems or modify existing ones.
  • Skill in excellent customer service and providing technology as a service.
  • Skill in working within deadlines and prioritize to complete projects and assignments.
  • Ability to maintain the highest ethical behavior, exercising honesty and integrity, respect, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to utilize project management tools.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, staff, and vendors.
  • Ability to prepare and interpret correspondence, policies and procedures, specifications, How-Tos and reports.

Work Conditions

Office setting environment such as: sitting for long period of time, interacting with people, using phone, typing, etc.

Physical Demands

To effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personnel computer, calculator, copier, and fax. Ability to listen, communicates clearly, read, write, and see. Sitting for long period of time, walking, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, reaching, crawling, standing, pushing and pulling. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Education/Skills Required

Ability to: Identify, analyze and troubleshoot a wide range of complex technical computer- and network-related problems effectively; listen and communicate information to a wide variety of clients and vendors at all levels of skill; deliver customer support both in person and over the phone in a professional manner; support the City’s objectives by training others in use of their computers and application; learn and provide support for the City’s network; learn and apply new technical knowledge quickly; communicate effectively with a diverse client base both verbally and in writing; work independently and as a member of a team; maintain cooperative work relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population.

Knowledge of: Capabilities and limitations of various computer systems, including local area networks and wide area networks; the principles of information systems design, especially related to multi-protocol, multi-platform client/server environments; principles and practices of networking technologies; thorough understanding of LAN/WAN protocols; theory and practice of LAN/WAN administration; mastery of desktop operating systems and various software applications. Knowledge and experience with Extreme Networks XOS, Watchguard, Switchvox/Digium and Barracuda Systems preferred

High school diploma required with some post high school education, including courses associated with computer/network management, business administration or general business practice. Have at least three years experiences as a network assistant or general network technician.

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.

Fire - Communications Officer

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision, the fire communications officer directly performs a variety of communications duties and is the first person who engages with the public in the protection of life and property within the FIRECOMM service area and the daily operations of all agencies directly partnered with FIRECOMM.

SCOPE:

The fire communications officer will receive and process customers call for service (emergency or non-emergency) via telephone or radio and dispatch the necessary units and direct all calls to an immediate source of assistance. Maintain a constant status of information on all police, fire, and emergency medical service units. The fire communications officer will also perform a variety of general support and data entry duties, record keeping, word processing, filing and multi-tasking skills. Operation of a sophisticated communications system which allows contact with the public, police officers, firefighting personnel, and other emergency services is required. The fire communications officer will also be responsible for the operation and effective use of the E9-1-1 system.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

Answering Telephone / E9-1-1 phones (can range from ½ hr to 6 hrs). The fire communications officer is required to answer all incoming emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance via telephone or E9-1-1 system. The communications officer is also require to make outgoing calls in order to receive help for a citizen or gather information. Main activities include:

  • Answer administrative phone lines
  • Answer seven digit emergency phone lines
  • Answer E9-1-1 phone lines
  • Transfer administrative calls to respective extensions
  • Transfer emergency calls to the correct jurisdiction via either E9-1-1 system or emergency phone lines
  • Call secondary emergency response companies such as AEP, Texas Gas Service, etc as needed for emergency incidents
  • Answer forwarded lines from Public Utilities and Public Works after hours
  • Call Public Utilities and Public Work crews after hours as per citizens requests
  • Maintain a working relationship with all surrounding agencies via telephone and E9-1-1
  • Answer and process any TTY/TDD calls for service via the TTY standalone device and or E9-1-1 system
  • Perform related duties as required

Answering Two-Way Radios (can range from ½ hr to 11hrs).The fire communications officer is required to dispatch all units to any location in any emergency or non-emergency situation; keeps accountability of location of all units at all times and will assist in the remediation of any emergency scene within the FIRECOMM service area. The fire communications officer is also required to receive and dispatch after hour calls for other departments within the FIRECOMM service area. Main activities include:

  • Utilize a Zetron radio console
  • Answer multiple radios through radio console
  • Monitor interoperable and regional radio system channels
  • Monitor emergency medical services radio for priority calls
  • Create patches as needed for emergency incidents
  • Dispatch units utilizing a two tone notification system
  • Transmit and receive day to day operations on primary channels
  • Wear at all times a radio headset for clear communications

Typing / Computer Work (can range from ½ hr to 8hrs). The fire communications officer is required to input all Tex-Firs into a database program for record keeping purposes, type any and all memos and paperwork assigned, type county monthly reports, and report to the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

  • Operate Microsoft excel
  • Operate Microsoft word
  • Operate Microsoft access
  • Operate Windows software
  • Utilize Fire House software
  • Utilize Tyler Public Safety CAD software
  • Utilize mapping solutions for quick dispatching
  • Utilize Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) software
  • Utilize surveillance camera software
  • Utilize controlled door access software
  • Utilize radio and 9-1-1 recording software
  • Utilize several web-based software for dispatching of volunteer personnel
  • Perform general data entry into a Microsoft access database
  • Perform scanning and electronic filing
  • Create documents as needed for administration

Checking and maintenance of equipment (1 hr).The fire communications officer is required to check all communications equipment on a daily basis for proper operation, readiness and daily maintenance. Main activities include:

  • Conduct test call to E9-1-1 system
  • Conduct test call to administrative phone system
  • Check recording software to ensure proper recording
  • Check surveillance cameras for proper operation
  • Check weather display board for proper operation
  • Check TTY/TDD machine for proper operation
  • Check radio console for proper operation
  • Check radio headset for proper operation
  • Check radio speakers for proper operation

Training (can range from ½ hr to 8hrs).The fire communications officer will be required to complete on the job training as well as certification training. The communications officer will sometimes be required to participate in trainings both in the dispatch center and out of the dispatch center. Main activites include:

  • Attend classroom environment training as assigned
  • Attend hands-on training as assigned
  • Participate in continued education course throughout employment
  • Maintain certifications as requested by FIRECOMM
  • Maintain certification requirements as requested and outlined by telecommunicators licensing authority TCLEOSE.

Writing (can range from ½ hr to 8hrs).The fire communications officer will at times need to manual document information in logs and reports for proper record keeping.

  • Keep written notes of emergency incidents when needed
  • Provide written documentation of major events
  • Maintain written logs as needed
  • Fill out manual call logs as needed

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 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

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Ability to:

  • Understand, read, and write both English and Spanish
  • Distinguish color
  • Input data at a reasonable rate of speed; type at least 40 words per minute
  • Learn computerized equipment
  • Speak clearly and distinctly; effective communications skills, both oral and written
  • Hear and understand radio and telephone transmissions and respond appropriately
  • Record and relay telephone information accurately under extreme emergency conditions
  • Understand and follow directions
  • Act quickly and effectively during emergencies
  • Make accurate and quick decisions, often in emergency situation with little supervision
  • Maintain composure and deal effectively with the public, staff, and other agencies
  • Quickly identify proper jurisdictions

Knowledge of:

  • E9-1-1 concepts and equipment function
  • Telecommunications networks
  • Land mobile communications systems and dissemination
  • Fire, Police, and EMS response area procedures
  • Federal, State, and Local communications standards
  • Knowledge of basic computer operations and related software

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Any acceptable education and experience providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities cited above
  • Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.

Training and Experience

  • One (1) year experience in public safety telecommunications
  • A preferred qualifying background would include prior experience and/or training in public safety telecommunications and or customer service work
  • Equivalency Application is required at time of interest in position

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:

  1. This classification may require the use of a city vehicle while conducting city business
  2. Must possess a valid (Class C) Texas Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving record
  3. Must be eligible to obtain Telecommunicator License from TCLEOSE
  4. Ability to obtain or complete training to meet job tasks at hand
  5. Must attend safety, first aid, and CPR classes with class completion or certificate
  6. Must have a valid insurance policy

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKLLS, AND ABILITIES

  1. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  2. Graduation of high school or GED equivalent required
  3. Must have authorization to work in the United states
  4. Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screen
  5. Must be able to pass physical abilities test/post offer of employment
  6. Must have not been adjudicated guilty of any felony federal or state charge
  7. Must have not been adjudicated guilty any misdemeanor charges of a Class B or higher within the last ten (10) years
  8. Must not have been adjudicated guilty or deferred for any charge of family/workplace violence
  9. Possess strong computer skills, organization skills, communications skills, and multi-tasking skills
  10. Efficiently operate complex computer programs and networking functions, telephone equipment, radios, recording devices, E9-1-1 system, weather systems and other technical equipment
  11. Ability and knowledge proper dispatching techniques
  12. Must be able to distinguish between different colors
  13. Report to work on time and perform duties on a timely fashion
  14. Work with a minimum of daily supervision
  15. Ability to work flexible hours
  16. Ability to follow City rules and regulations
  17. Ability to work sole and with a team

TOOL AND EQUIPMENT

Common computer equipment such as keyboards, mouse, speakers, radios, monitors, intercoms, and any other equipment required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is generally loud when working in the fire communications center. The fire communications officer works on a daily basis with low light and bright computer monitors that can be strenuous to one’s eyes. The fire communications officer works within the confines of an office with little hazard to health or body.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • 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.
  • Please see attached physical requirements
Secretary

General Statement of Duties

The secretary is responsible for secretarial work for the Planning and Zoning Division. The primary duties for the incumbent include:

  • Manage and maintain executive’s schedule.
  • Prepares invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements, and other documents, using word processing spreadsheet, databases, and or presentation software.
  • Reads and analyze incoming memos submissions and reports in order to determine their significance and plan their distribution.
  • Prepares Planning and Zoning meetings and agenda packets.
  • Attends Planning and Zoning meetings and prepares minutes.
  • Operates office equipment such as fax machines, copiers, and phones, and use computers for spreadsheet, word processing, database, and other applications.
  • Makes money reports and deposits.
  • Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes, and e-mail.
  • Files and retrieves corporate documents, records, and reports.
  • Greets visitors and determine whether they should be given access to specific individuals.
  • Answer telephones and gives information to callers, takes messages, or transfers calls to appropriate individuals.
  • Prepares responses to correspondence containing routine inquires.
  • Performs general office duties such as ordering supplies, maintaining records management systems, and performing basic bookkeeping work.
  • Makes travel arrangements for executives.

Characteristic of the Class

The secretary performs varied responsible clerical or secretarial work, which includes administrative responsibility. This employee is under direct supervision of the Administrative Assistant. General and specific assignments are received and are usually under little direct supervision allowing latitude for independent judgement.

  • Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
  • Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources
  • Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, email, or in person.
  • Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Developing constructive and cooperating working relationships with others.
  • Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Identifying information by categorizing, estimating. Recognizing differences, or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Minimum Qualifications

Required high school diploma or equivalent GED. Three years experience of secretarial/clerical and typing experience or related work; or any combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Bilingual preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

Knowledge - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing 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 principals, and processing for providing customer and personal services. knowledge of business and management principals involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Knowledge in the use of the following computer software: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Works, Excel, Word Perfect, and Power Point.

Skills - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times, communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses and find alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches. Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision-making. Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Abilities - The ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and in speaking so others will understand. The ability to understand the speech of another person. The ability to tell when something is wrong or likely to go wrong. It does not involved solving the problem, only recognizing if there is a problem. The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules.

Physical Requirements

Must have the use of sensory skills in the order ot 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 , personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, reaching, crawling, handling, sitting, standing, pushing, or pulling. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Media Specialist I (Part Time)

General Statement of Duties

The Media Specialist role is responsible for the ongoing management and growth of Pharr’s media / Internet presence in alignment with business strategies and direction of the city and its leadership.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Broad understanding of current social media platforms.
  • High school diploma or equivalent or currently enrolled in high school.
  • At least two years use of social media or applicable traditional media experience
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro software
  • Experience with leveraging social media management and analytics tools
  • Experience in web development, HTML/CSS, online news production

Successful candidate must have successfully completed a basic background check. Candidate must complete a drug screen and must have a valid Texas Drivers License.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Contribute strategy and solutions to new community efforts
  • Proactively introduce new ideas for city initiatives
  • Develop online outreach strategy
  • Work with employees to identify the most appropriate blogs
  • Establish relationship with key bloggers
  • Monitor social networks for potential threats or opportunities
  • Leverage social networks to build affinity with either a company, product or issue position
  • Leverage video sharing sites like YouTube to advance the City’s message or image
  • Assist city departments in maintaining their departmental web pages
  • Assist city departments in developing new online technologies on our website / social media.
  • Conduct online research to identify Web sites and online influencers for outreach
  • Conduct one-to-one outreach to departments for online presence
  • Concept and manage paid placement opportunities, including sponsorships and search engine and banner advertising (organic search engine marketing)
  • Develop and manage online strategic partnerships for City projects
  • Maintain content on all mediums supported by the city

Ability to:

  • Create graphics / photographs and videos on specific content with little or no direction.
  • Create materials for publishing on approved websites / social media sites.
  • Work with limited supervision to complete an assigned task.
  • Keyboard rapidly, accurately and neatly
  • Operate and maintain advanced digital video/photographic equipment

Responsible For

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop marketing and communications plans that leverage the social media space. You will work as a team to achieve common goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for developing content across owned and earned social channels and government media channels. This could include blog posts, tweets, status updates, pins, photos, informational graphics and videos.
  • Creates, manages and grows our presence across social media channels, including, but not limited to blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.
  • Leverages measurement tools to provide progress reports and mine insights, while continually finding ways to improve on those metrics through testing and new initiatives.
  • Maintains appearance and content of key websites, social media outlets and government television through direction from the IT Director and senior management.

Equipment

Cameras, tri-pods, digital audio recorders, laptops, workstations, various lighting devices and remote communications hardware.

work conditions

Work duties typically require an office environment, but may require work to be performed outside of a standard office environment.

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 technical related equipment, such as, but not limited to, a personal computer, camera, digital lighting, and portable technical devices. The noise level in this environment is usually quiet in an inside office setting. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
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.

Media Specialist I (Part Time)

General Statement of Duties

The Media Specialist role is responsible for the ongoing management and growth of Pharr’s media / Internet presence in alignment with business strategies and direction of the city and its leadership.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Broad understanding of current social media platforms.
  • High school diploma or equivalent or currently enrolled in high school.
  • At least two years use of social media or applicable traditional media experience
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro software
  • Experience with leveraging social media management and analytics tools
  • Experience in web development, HTML/CSS, online news production

Successful candidate must have successfully completed a basic background check. Candidate must complete a drug screen and must have a valid Texas Drivers License.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Contribute strategy and solutions to new community efforts
  • Proactively introduce new ideas for city initiatives
  • Develop online outreach strategy
  • Work with employees to identify the most appropriate blogs
  • Establish relationship with key bloggers
  • Monitor social networks for potential threats or opportunities
  • Leverage social networks to build affinity with either a company, product or issue position
  • Leverage video sharing sites like YouTube to advance the City’s message or image
  • Assist city departments in maintaining their departmental web pages
  • Assist city departments in developing new online technologies on our website / social media.
  • Conduct online research to identify Web sites and online influencers for outreach
  • Conduct one-to-one outreach to departments for online presence
  • Concept and manage paid placement opportunities, including sponsorships and search engine and banner advertising (organic search engine marketing)
  • Develop and manage online strategic partnerships for City projects
  • Maintain content on all mediums supported by the city

Ability to:

  • Create graphics / photographs and videos on specific content with little or no direction.
  • Create materials for publishing on approved websites / social media sites.
  • Work with limited supervision to complete an assigned task.
  • Keyboard rapidly, accurately and neatly
  • Operate and maintain advanced digital video/photographic equipment

Responsible For

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop marketing and communications plans that leverage the social media space. You will work as a team to achieve common goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for developing content across owned and earned social channels and government media channels. This could include blog posts, tweets, status updates, pins, photos, informational graphics and videos.
  • Creates, manages and grows our presence across social media channels, including, but not limited to blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.
  • Leverages measurement tools to provide progress reports and mine insights, while continually finding ways to improve on those metrics through testing and new initiatives.
  • Maintains appearance and content of key websites, social media outlets and government television through direction from the IT Director and senior management.

Equipment

Cameras, tri-pods, digital audio recorders, laptops, workstations, various lighting devices and remote communications hardware.

work conditions

Work duties typically require an office environment, but may require work to be performed outside of a standard office environment.

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 technical related equipment, such as, but not limited to, a personal computer, camera, digital lighting, and portable technical devices. The noise level in this environment is usually quiet in an inside office setting. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
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.

Media Specialist II

General Statement of Duties

The Media Specialist II role is responsible for the ongoing management and growth of Pharr’s media / Internet presence in alignment with business strategies and direction of the city and its leadership. This position may act as a coordinator of assigned projects and facilitates department movements to achieve common goals. This position shall work closely with department director to create ideas for projects and outline the growth of various in house products

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Broad understanding of current social media platforms.
  • High school diploma or equivalent or currently enrolled in high school.
  • At least four years use of social media or applicable traditional media experience
  • Experience with leveraging social media management and analytics tools
  • Experience in web development, HTML/CSS, online news production
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro software
  • Experience in leading a team/group to achieve assigned tasks
  • Extensive experience in capturing video, still photography and editing it into a final product.

Successful candidate must have successfully completed a basic background check. Candidate must complete a drug screen and must have a valid Texas Drivers License.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Contribute strategy and solutions to new community efforts
  • Proactively introduce new ideas for city initiatives
  • Develop online outreach strategy
  • Work with employees to identify the most appropriate blogs
  • Monitor social networks for potential threats or opportunities specific to our mission and/or goals of the city
  • Leverage social networks to build affinity with either a company, product or issue position
  • Leverage video sharing sites like YouTube to advance the City’s message or image
  • Assist city departments in maintaining their departmental web pages
  • Assist city departments in developing new online technologies on our website / social media.
  • Conduct online research to identify Web sites and online influencers for outreach
  • Concept and manage paid placement opportunities, including sponsorships and search engine and banner advertising (organic search engine marketing)
  • Maintain content on all mediums supported by the city

Ability to:

  • Create graphics / photographs and videos on specific content with little or no direction.
  • Create materials for publishing on approved websites / social media sites.
  • Work with limited supervision to complete an assigned task
  • Type rapidly, accurately and neatly
  • Operate and maintain advanced digital video/photographic equipment

Responsible For

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop marketing and communications plans that leverage the social media space. You will work as a team to achieve common goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for developing content across owned and earned social channels and government media channels. This could include blog posts, tweets, status updates, pins, photos, informational graphics and videos.
  • Creates, manages and grows our presence across social media channels, including, but not limited to blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.
  • Leverages measurement tools to provide progress reports and mine insights, while continually finding ways to improve on those metrics through testing and new initiatives.
  • Maintains appearance and content of key websites, social media outlets and government television through direction from the IT Director and senior management.
  • Maintains appearance and content of key websites, social media outlets and government television through direction from the IT Director and senior management
  • Operation of advanced live production equipment such as Tri-Caster for various projects

Equipment

Cameras, tri-pods, digital audio recorders, laptops, workstations, various lighting devices and remote communications hardware.

work conditions

Work duties typically require an office environment, but may require work to be performed outside of a standard office environment.

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 technical related equipment, such as, but not limited to, a personal computer, camera, digital lighting, and portable technical devices. The noise level in this environment is usually quiet in an inside office setting. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
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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Our goal is to provide fair and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals; and to recruit and enhance current and future employee careers with the City of Pharr. We promote pride and high morale among City of Pharr employees by fostering good working relationships.

The City of Pharr is proud to offer a comprehensive and attractive benefit plan composed of the following:

  • Medical Plan Eligible employees of the City of Pharr are enrolled in a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) medical plan administered by United Healthcare (UHC) on the first of the month following their hire date at no cost to the employee. Employees are responsible for paying deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments.
  • Healthiest You Eligible employees and their dependents are enrolled in teledoc services available 24hrs a day/7 days a week at no cost to employee. Physician network can diagnose, treate, and prescribe with no consult fees, anytime and anywhere.

Employees may voluntarily purchase coverage for their spouse and dependent at a competitive group rate.

  • Life Insurance & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) A basic Life and AD&D insurance of $25,000 is provided by the employer at no cost to all eligible employees as part of life insurance program. Your AD&D insurance would pay benefits if you were to die or be dismembered in an accident in the amounts listed above.

Employees may also voluntarily purchase life insurance coverage on their spouse and dependents.

  • Retirement Benefits Eligible City of Pharr employees are automatically enrolled in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). TMRS funds consist of an employee and employer deposits. Currently, the City of Pharr submits employees’ deposits at a rate of 7% of gross compensation and the city deposits a match at a rate of 2-1. Employees are fully vested after five years of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Plans (EAP) The City of Pharr provides employees and their eligible household members a confidential, no cost program that can help reduce stress, get healthier and improve overall quality of life.
  • Voluntary & Supplemental Benefits The City of Pharr makes available a variety of additional supplemental products paid 100% by employee to fill in the gaps caused by increasing deductibles, co-payments and out-of-pocket healthcare costs.

Deferred Compensation Plans The City of Pharr provides employees the opportunity to participate in optional 457b Deferred Compensation Plans to supplement your retirement.

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