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We currently have the following three positions available:

Program Specialist Health & Wellness

This position’s starting pay is $34,046.48 annually / $17.23 hourly rate (Pay Group 6 / Step 1); Full-time (38 hours); Non-exempt; and is located at 8037 Lockheed, Suite 100, El Paso, TX 79925.


Program Specialist Community Outreach

This position’s starting pay is $37, 465 annually / $ $18.96 hourly rate (Pay Group 7 / Step 1); Full-time (38 hours); Non-exempt; and is located at 8037 Lockheed, Suite 100, El Paso, TX 79925.


Regional Services Coordinator

This position’s starting pay is $42,662 annually, $21.59 hourly, (Pay Group 8 / Step 1); Full-time (38 hours); Exempt; and is located at 8037 Lockheed, Suite 100, El Paso, TX 79925.


Applicant Instructions: Submit a cover letter, résumé, and a completed application to 8037 Lockheed, Ste. 100, El Paso, TX 79925; to the attention of Rebecca Stauffer. These items may be emailed to


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RGCOG FY23 Employee (EE) Insurance Benefits

We offer medical insurance through TML (Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas). Dental and vision are also available to the EE but the EE covers the full cost of those plans. Currently, Dental is $35.06/month and $10.47/month for Vision. We also offer basic life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) paid 100% by the Rio Grande Council of Governments (RGCOG). Additional life insurance and dependent life insurance can be paid for by the EE.

Employee Only:               $ 950.50

Employee + Spouse:       $ 1,929.52

Employee + Child(ren):  $ 1,672.90

Employee + Family:        $ 2,803.96

Employee: $950.50 with a $1,000.00 deductible, RGCOG will pay $800.00 and the Employee will pay $150.50 a month.

Office visit co-pay $30.00, Specialist visit co-pay $60.00, Telehealth $0.00

In-Network Labs and X-Rays will be covered at 100% when associated with an office visit.

Dental – (no change)

Employee Only:                $ 35.06

Employee + Spouse:        $ 82.44

Employee + Child(ren):  $ 75.40

Employee + Family:        $ 105.22

Premium Vision – (no change)

Employee Only:                $ 10.47

Employee + Spouse:        $ 19.90

Employee + Child(ren):   $ 20.94

Employee + Family:         $ 26.71

Basic Life and AD&D – (no change)

Employee: Paid by RGCOG (2xAnnual Salary, Max $150,000)

Dependent Life ($5,000 Spouse, $2,000 Child) – (no change)

Per Dependent unit: $1.60

Voluntary AD&D – (no change)

Employee       $.035 per $1,000

Family            $.058 per $1,000

Additional Employee Life and AD&D – (no change)

Age of Employee           Current Rate per $1000 New Rate per $1000

Under 30                        0.041

30-34                              0.052

35-39                              0.091

40-44                              0.129

45-49                              0.198

50-54                              0.332

55-59                              0.595

60-64                              0.913

65-69                              1.513

70 and over                     2.431


Aflac Supplemental Insurance is available; 100% paid by the Employee.

Our retirement plan is through the Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS).

  • 7% of the employee’s pay is deducted from each paycheck and deposited into their account earning 7% annually.
  • The final account balance is matched upon retirement at 250%.
  • The employee receives a fixed monthly benefit.
  • The employee must be fully vested; vesting is 10 years.

We also offer a 457 plan through ICMA-RC now Mission Square. This is a voluntary contribution by the employee at a rate set by the employee.

We get paid every two weeks.

Our fiscal year runs from October through September. We have 18 paid holidays during this time.

Vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay benefits are provided to full-time employees; sick leave and holiday pay benefits are provided to part-time employees.

During the first 5 years of employment, employees earn 8 hours of annual leave at the end of every month.

After completion of 5 years, EEs earn 10 hours.

After completion of 15 years, EEs earn 14 hours.

**Annual leave cannot be used during the first 90 days of probationary employment.

Regular full-time EEs earn 10 hours of sick leave at the end of every month.

Annual leave and sick leave cannot be used until it is earned at the end of every month.