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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.

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.

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
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.

Purchasing Director

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

This is a management position responsible for the performance and operation of the City of Pharr's Purchasing Department. Requires keeping abreast of new legislation in respect to federal and state laws, and City ordinances governing municipal government procurement and contracting, market trends and new technology affecting acquisition of materials, supplies, equipment, and services. This position is also responsible for the interpretation and implementation of all laws, executive orders, and city ordinances governing municipal procurement and contracting. Is responsible for preparing complex and technical specifications for purchase projects and construction projects (contract documents). Employee makes decision on a daily basis, ranging from routine to complex. The employee has daily contact with other departments and the private sector, which requires courtesy, tact and diplomacy.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

The Purchasing Director is responsible for enforcing the City of Pharr Purchasing Policies and Procedures as well as ensuring that the City’s activities are within legal requirements and restrictions. The Purchasing Director 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. Work is performed under the general supervision of the City Manager.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED (NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE)

  • Responsible for coordinating and executing all sealed bid projects for Purchases, as well as Construction Projects.
  • Responsible for coordinating the performance and operations of department staff to obtain maximum productivity levels and compliance with City Policies and procedures
  • Acts with full authority in operational matters as well as personnel matters.
  • Responsible in ensuring compliance with all city, state and federal requirements referenced government procurement and contracts. Employee is responsible for reports and/or records of a complex and recurring nature. Assembles information from a diverse field of sources.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for conducting or coordinating employee field interviews on all federally funded construction projects. Employee will review and verify job classifications, wage rates, and conformity with the labor standards set by the department of labor, Employee will initiate all correspondence with respective contractors' reference payroll discrepancies and will maintain proper documentation on same. Employee will ensure proper execution of forms required by funding agencies.
  • Responsible for writing technical specifications for capital outlay procurements.
  • Responsible for providing training, guidance, and assistance to the Purchasing and Contracting staff in matters that pertain to their individual and combined operations.

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 and 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 REQUIRMENTS

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

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The City of Pharr is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Laborer

job summary:

The Utilities Laborer is responsible for work of average difficulty in a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled tasks in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water and sanitary sewer lines. Incumbent's work also extends to specific work requiring knowledge of water system operations, meter reading, irrigation installation, and plumbing and pipe fitting practices. The Utilities Laborer is under the general supervision of the Distribution Foreman and Assistant Utilities Director.

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:

The Utilities Laborer performs semi-skilled work in the maintenance of the water distribution and sewage collection system. The duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Assist in installing water line extensions, new service lines, hydrants, and valves
  2. Assist in making water taps, set fire hydrants
  3. Repair lines that have been broken by replacing sections or installing repair clamps
  4. Inspect manholes; sewer lines
  5. May also perform a substantial amount of heavy manual work in connection with the repair, maintenance, and construction of water and sewer lines and related appurtenances
  6. Dig trenches and lays sewer pipes and water lines
  7. Sees the necessary materials and equipment to be used in the department are on hand and in good condition
  8. Reports to the working supervisor any problem with the equipment and/or facilities that need attention
  9. Has daily contact with the public
  10. Perform other work as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge

  • Knowledge on the methods, materials, equipment, and techniques used in the extension, repair and maintenance of the water distribution system and sanitary sewer system
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the necessary safety precautions

Skills

  • Communicate effectively with co-workers
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Considerable skills in the use of hand and power tools related to the plumbing and pipe fitting trade

Abilities

  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented verbally or in written format
  • The ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
  • The ability to detect leaks, stoppages, and malfunctions to water mains and sewer lines and being able to determine appropriate methods for making repair
  • The ability to work under climatic weather, noise and vibration
  • The ability to operate a backhoe in limited space, to operate it under adverse conditions
  • The ability to maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, other department city employees and the general public

physical demands:

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. Significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing and pulling. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to be on call for 24 hours while on stand- by duty. Must be able to work weekends, holidays or special events when necessary.

education/skills required:

Must have a high school diploma or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. May be required to obtain a Water Distribution or Collection I license from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Must have one (1) year experience as a utilities laborer or a related field. A comparable amount of training may be substituted for the minimum experience qualification.

Must possess a valid, Texas (Class C) driver's license and an acceptable driving record. Pre-employment drug screen, physical and criminal background required.

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

Laborer

job summary:

The Utilities Laborer is responsible for work of average difficulty in a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled tasks in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water and sanitary sewer lines. Incumbent's work also extends to specific work requiring knowledge of water system operations, meter reading, irrigation installation, and plumbing and pipe fitting practices. The Utilities Laborer is under the general supervision of the Distribution Foreman and Assistant Utilities Director.

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:

The Utilities Laborer performs semi-skilled work in the maintenance of the water distribution and sewage collection system. The duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Assist in installing water line extensions, new service lines, hydrants, and valves
  2. Assist in making water taps, set fire hydrants
  3. Repair lines that have been broken by replacing sections or installing repair clamps
  4. Inspect manholes; sewer lines
  5. May also perform a substantial amount of heavy manual work in connection with the repair, maintenance, and construction of water and sewer lines and related appurtenances
  6. Dig trenches and lays sewer pipes and water lines
  7. Sees the necessary materials and equipment to be used in the department are on hand and in good condition
  8. Reports to the working supervisor any problem with the equipment and/or facilities that need attention
  9. Has daily contact with the public
  10. Perform other work as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge

  • Knowledge on the methods, materials, equipment, and techniques used in the extension, repair and maintenance of the water distribution system and sanitary sewer system
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the necessary safety precautions

Skills

  • Communicate effectively with co-workers
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Considerable skills in the use of hand and power tools related to the plumbing and pipe fitting trade

Abilities

  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented verbally or in written format
  • The ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
  • The ability to detect leaks, stoppages, and malfunctions to water mains and sewer lines and being able to determine appropriate methods for making repair
  • The ability to work under climatic weather, noise and vibration
  • The ability to operate a backhoe in limited space, to operate it under adverse conditions
  • The ability to maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, other department city employees and the general public

physical demands:

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. Significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing and pulling. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to be on call for 24 hours while on stand- by duty. Must be able to work weekends, holidays or special events when necessary.

education/skills required:

Must have a high school diploma or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. May be required to obtain a Water Distribution or Collection I license from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Must have one (1) year experience as a utilities laborer or a related field. A comparable amount of training may be substituted for the minimum experience qualification.

Must possess a valid, Texas (Class C) driver's license and an acceptable driving record. Pre-employment drug screen, physical and criminal background required.

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

Water Treatment Plant Operator

job summary:

The Water Plant Operator is responsible for protecting the public health and the specialized work in the operations and maintenance of the water plant. Incumbent must know the characteristics of water chemical analysis, motors, pumps, and other equipment related to the water treatment, read, understand and follow written job instructions/materials as well as technical manuals; written standard operation procedures.

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:

skills and abilities:

  1. Operate and check all pumps, chemical stations, reservoirs, water towers, filters, and electrical instrumentation.
  2. Inspect equipment and monitor operating conditions, meters, and gauges to determine load requirements and detect malfunctions.
  3. Collect and test water samples using test equipment.
  4. Operates and adjust controls an equipment and clarify water, process to dispose of sludge.
  5. Will assign, perform, assist, repair and maintenance of plant equipment as well as keeping all structures and grounds neat and clean.
  6. Inspect equipment and monitor operating conditions, meters, and gauge readings on specified forms;
  7. Handling chemicals, such ammonia, chlorine, sodium chlorite, aluminum sulfate, copper sulfate to disinfect and deodorize water and other chemicals;
  8. Maintain and ensure all daily logs.
  9. Perform process control lab test such Total and free chlorine, turbidity, pH, alkalinity and others.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

physical demands:

Employee in this job must use good judgment to work safely and use equipment properly.

  • Lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Pull, push, or drag up to 150 lbs of maintenance equipment.
  • Climb, crawl, kneel, squat, twist, and stoop for extended periods of time while monitoring, recording, or participating in maintenance work.
  • Be able to swim.
  • Work in confined spaces.
  • Work indoors and outdoors in extreme temperatures including hot and cool temperatures, including inclement temperatures.
  • Work under exposure to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and dust hazards.
  • Have the ability to follow proper safety precautions

education/skills required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. Texas Class C driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
  3. TCEQ Class D Water Operator’s License or the ability to obtain one within one (1) year.
  4. Obtain a TCEQ Surface Water Class C Water Operator’s License within two (2) years.
  5. Must be able to work shifts, weekends and holidays.
  6. Pre-employment drug screen, physical and criminal background required.

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

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

job summary:

The Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator is responsible for operating, monitoring, maintaining, and troubleshooting the wastewater treatment facility and its processes. Work involves responsibility for the technical aspects of plant operations, compliance with state and federal operating regulations, and the collection systems. Work is performed with considerable independence under the direction of the Wastewater Chief Operator, Wastewater Supervisor, and the Assistant Utilities Director. The Wastewater Treatment Operator performs heavy manual labor and operates light machinery used in cleaning, repairing, and the maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and lift stations. Employee is subject to review through reports, actions, and results achieved.

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:

  1. Inspects equipment and monitors operating conditions whether it might be through: pumps, motors, aerators, reactors, belt-presses, media filters, and UV disinfection.
  2. Determines load requirements, detects malfunctions of equipment, and corrects malfunctions through thorough basic knowledge of mechanical equipment function.
  3. Collects and analyzes sewage samples, using analytical test equipment.
  4. Operates and adjusts controls on equipment that clarify water, process raw and treated sewage, and generate power.
  5. Will assign, perform, assist in the repair and maintenance of plant equipment, as well as, keeping all structures and grounds neat and clean.
  6. Employee must be familiar with the safe handling of chemicals such as chlorine (CL₂). He/She will inspect and replace (150 lb. cylinders) when necessary.
  7. Monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates that to regulate flow to each of the receiving process plants.
  8. Starts and stops pumps/motors to control flow of raw and processed sewage through screening, aeration, settling, sludge digestion, filtering, dewatering, and disinfection processes.
  9. Maintains log of operations/maintenance, and records meter readings.
  10. Is able to multi-task while operating a Belt-press/Gravity Belt Thickener (GBT).
  11. Performs other duties as assigned with minimal to no supervision from management; possesses the ability to work with independence and to make routine decisions on the operation of the plant processes and equipment during the Chief Operator’s absence.
  12. Able to perform general janitorial work in maintaining the plant’s administration building and related grounds by scrubbing, wet mopping the floors, and the disposal of the trash.
  13. Collects samples and performs lab duties for wastewater facilities which include the analysis of: suspended solids, ammonia, chlorine residual, dissolved oxygen, and temperature. Charts and identifies lab test results for evaluation in the process control of plant.
  14. Any other duties as assigned.

knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances of the chemical processes and transformation that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions involved.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, geometry, and their applications.
  • Knowledge of the content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Skills:

  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Giving full attention what other people are saying, taking time to understand the point being made, and asking questions as appropriate.
  • Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Abilities:

  • Ability to perform complex chemical analysis and being able to interpret them.
  • Ability to see details at close range.
  • The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact position.
  • The ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules and conclusions.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

physical demands:

Employee in this job must use good judgment to work safely and use equipment properly.

  • Lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Pull, push, or drag up to 150 lbs. of maintenance equipment.
  • Climb, crawl, kneel, squat, twist, and stoop for extended periods of time while monitoring, recording, or participating in maintenance work.
  • Be able to swim.
  • Work in confined spaces.
  • Work indoors and outdoors in extreme temperatures including hot and cool temperatures, including inclement temperatures.
  • Work under exposure to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and dust hazards.
  • Have the ability to follow proper safety precautions

education/skills required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. Texas Class C driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
  3. TCEQ Class D Wastewater Operator’s License or the ability to obtain one within one (1) year.
  4. Obtain a TCEQ Class C Wastewater Operator’s License within two (2) years.
  5. Must be able to work shifts, weekends and holidays.
  6. Pre-employment drug screen, physical and criminal background required.

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

Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor

job summary:

Duties include insuring the wastewater treatment plant operates in accordance with applicable regulations and permit requirements and to ensure safe and efficient operation of machines and equipment, facilitate flow and treatment of wastewater, and monitor effectiveness of treatment. The Wastewater Plant Supervisor will be located on site at the wastewater treatment plant and will supervise the wastewater treatment plant 5-7 days per week, as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. He or she will also participate in the planning and development of methods to track and remediate Inflow and Infiltration (I&I), operations of lift stations, and will provide input into discussions leading to the improvement of the collection system.

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:

The duties described below are indicative of what the Wastewater Plant Supervisor may be asked to perform; other duties may be assigned:

  1. Provide continuous and effective operation of the City's wastewater plant(s) by:
    • Insuring scheduled maintenance and repairs are completed in according to operating manuals.
    • Inspecting, diagnosing and repairing pumps, motors, etc.
    • Insuring lift stations are maintained.
    • Collecting samples and performing tests.
    • Analyzing changes to flow and loading rates and making treatment adjustments as necessary.
    • Performing and recommending methods for cost-effective repair and maintenance.
    • Maintaining accurate records and documentation for the city, TCEQ and other agencies.
    • Assisting in the purchase of supplies and equipment.
    • Performing other duties as assigned by Superintendent.
    • Carry out plant operator duties when plant operator is absent.
  2. Demonstrate concern for satisfying customers by:
    • Being respectful and positive when dealing with customers (internal and external).
    • Conducting tours of the wastewater facility to individuals and groups.
  3. Supports the operations of the department by:
    • Effectively applying knowledge to solve a range of problems.
    • Effectively organizing all materials and equipment needed for task(s).
    • Following department policies.
    • Operating the plant(s) and lift stations in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  4. Supervise employees by:
    • Assisting the department in the hiring of personnel.
    • Working with employees to set job achievement and expectations.
    • Working with employees to set job achievement and expectations.
    • Completing employee evaluation instruments and assisting in employee development.
    • Allowing employees latitude to make decisions within their technical experience.
    • Communicating with superintendent regarding performance issues and implements performance improvement measures.
  5. Ensures that all activities are carried out in a safe manner, adhering to all City safety regulations by:
    • Assisting co-workers with the safe handling of equipment.
    • Adhering to all safety rules regarding confined space, trenching, etc.
    • Ensuring that he/she attends all training regarding safe operations to ensure personal safety and the safety of co-workers.
    • Ensuring that the City's equipment is safely operated and all driving laws are obeyed.
    • Assisting in the investigation, completion of paperwork, and employee follow-up in worker's compensation injuries.
  6. Fosters teamwork with coworkers by:
    • Listening and responding constructively to other team members.
    • Expressing disagreement constructively (e.g., emphasizing points of agreement, suggesting alternatives that may be acceptable to the group.
    • Cross-training in other areas of the City, as appropriate.
    • Assisting in training of employees and co-workers.
  7. Ensures that the vision, mission and values of the City are represented when performing the functions of a Wastewater Plant Supervisor by:
    • Weighing the costs, benefits, risks and chances for success in making a decision.
    • Anticipating possible problems and developing contingency plans in advance.
    • Respecting the confidentiality of information or concerns shared by others.
    • Being honest and forthright with people.
    • Carrying his/her fair share of the workload.
    • Taking responsibility for own mistakes, not blaming others.
    • Adhering to the City's clean language policy.
  8. Demonstrates ability to support organizational changes needed to improve the organization's effectiveness by:
    • Initiating and implementing new methods, approaches or technologies.
    • Working cooperatively with others to produce innovative solutions.
    • Demonstrating openness to new organizational structures, procedures and technology.
  9. Takes responsibility for one's own performance by:
    • With his/her supervisor, setting specific, measurable goals about what is to be done and how.
    • Promptly notifying his/her supervisor about any problems that affect his/her ability to accomplish planned goals.
    • Maintaining all licenses, certifications, etc. as well as continuing to learn new techniques and methodologies related to their field.

skills and abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.

  • Must be available to work on an "on-call" schedule: 24/7 days a week
  • Ability to cooperate with staff and the public.
  • Ability to take control of situations, dictating subordinate activities in a responsible manner.
  • Ability to plan activities, goals, and objectives of staff members and the department and monitor compliance to same as dictated by department policy.
  • Ability to instruct and train in methods and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare performance evaluations and make recommendations regarding unsatisfactory employees.
  • Ability to respond to complaints and grievances.
  • Ability to create work schedules prioritizes work, schedule time-off, and adjusts schedules due to employee absences.
  • Ability to provide leadership and create initiative.
  • Ability to maintain a professional manner when dealing with the public.
  • Ability to comprehend, retain and apply city and state policies and legislation, i.e. city ordinances, procedure manuals, etc.
  • Ability to operate various types of equipment: hand tools, chain saw, mowers, weed-eaters, etc.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the staff, supervisor, and the public.
  • Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
  • Ability to read City policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; MSDS sheets, safety manuals; traffic signs and warning labels.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to calculate basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to calculate simple linear measurement, wiring measurements.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.
  • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Ability to think quickly, maintains self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
  • Ability to use good judgment and effectively solve problems.

physical demands:

The duties of this job may include physical activities such as climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, bending/twisting, and performing repetitive motions. The duties of this job require lifting off heavy objects weighing approximately 100 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision; depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

work environment:

The work environment may include some or all of the following:
Inside and outside environment. 
Repetitive activities (performance of the same physically demanding activity).
May work in unpleasant situations (dealing with irate or disturbed individuals).
Dirty environment (situations in which workers or their clothing can become dirty, greasy, etc.).
May work in an area of intense or continuous noise.
May come in contact with hazardous materials.

education and skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent with additional training in wastewater treatment.
  2. Texas Class C driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
  3. TCEQ Class B Wastewater Operator’s License or the ability to obtain one within one (1) year.
  4. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in maintenance, operation, or construction of a wastewater system preferred.
  5. Minimum of one (1) year supervisory experience preferred.
  6. Minimum of one (1) year basic computer skills preferred.

Pre-employment drug screen, physical and criminal background required.

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

Cart Attendant

essential tasks

Carts:

  • Make sure there are clean and charged carts available for use by our customers
  • Return all used carts to barn and wash with soap and water completely (i.e. chassis, tires, floor mat, bin storage area and golf club storage area)
  • Collect all pencils (in a box) and return to Pro Shop
  • Fill all sand bottles with sand

Golf Range:

  • Pickup all range balls between 7:00 to 7:30 pm
  • Pickup all empty range baskets
  • Wash range balls and have ready for next day

Water Coolers, Restrooms and Trash Cans:

  • Pick up water coolers at the end of teh day. Empty trash cans in restrooms and water statoins. Lock up all restrooms
  • Store Water coolers in the cart barn area
  • Pick up flag sticks at the end of the day
  • Wash range balls and have ready for next

Secure Cart Barn and Main Gate

Other Duties as Assigned

Welcome and thank you for your interest in employment with the Great American City of Pharr

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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