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Grant Applications:

Community Development Block Grant- Mitigation Application 

Lower Neches Valley Authority (LNVA)

CDBG-MIT Hurricane Harvey Competition Program

 Applications Available for Review


The Lower Neches Valley Authority CDBG-MIT Hurricane Harvey Competition Program applications are now available for review on the LNVA website and at LNVA’s office located at 7850 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, TX between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  LNVA encourages citizens to participate in the development of these applications and to make their views known by presenting their opinions, comments, and suggestions to Scott Hall, General Manager, LNVA, 7850 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, TX 77708. Written comments must be received at LNVA by 4:00 p.m. on October 16, 2020 to be considered.  For additional information, or to request a copy via email please contact LNVA at 409-892-4011 or the grant administrator for the project, Melinda Smith at (903) 581-0500, ext. 219.


Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation Application – Neches Lift Pump StationsCommunity Development Block Grant – Mitigation Application – Beaumont Reservoir



Reporting Tools:

Western Chicken Turtle Reporting Tool 

The Environmental Institute of Houston at University of Houston-Clear Lake is currently performing research on the population status and habitat associations of the Western Chicken Turtle (Deirochelys reticularia miaria) across its Texas range. This study is supported by the Office of the Comptroller of Texas. In order to help researchers better understand where and when this elusive species occurs, please participate in this survey by providing your personal accounts of Western Chicken Turtle sightings.

The Environmental Institute of Houston at the University of Houston-Clear Lake is pleased to report that we have had multiple observations of Western Chicken Turtles via our citizen-science based online reporting tool. If you or anyone you know has seen a Western Chicken Turtle in Texas, please provide a report. The reporting tool also has an option to upload photos, which greatly help us to verify reports.

For access to the reporting tool, please visit

If you have additional questions please contact or 281-283-3947.


Sam Rayburn Reservoir and B.A. Steinhagen/Dam B:

Where can I find river flood information for my area? 

The National Weather Service offers flood forecasting on their site.

Where can I find information on water conditions on the Neches River? 

For river flow information and links to area emergency management offices visit: Southeast Texas R.A.I.N.

Follow link on the right.

How can I find out how much water is being released from the dams? 

Visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District website to access the Reservoir Release Report. This report will detail the most recent lake elevations and releases.


Human Resources:

What are the reasons for application rejection? 

Here are some of the common reasons for rejections.  (These reasons do not represent all of the reasons that applicants are not selected for interviews.)

  • Application does not clearly show you have the necessary experience/training as stated on the job announcement.
  • Application does not show you have the minimum amount of education required.
  • Application is incomplete.
  • Application is not signed.
  • Application is received after deadline date/time.
How long is my application kept on file? 

If not chosen for the position you apply for, your properly completed application will remain in effect for ninety days for the position for which you applied and if your background and qualifications meet Lower Neches Valley Authority’s requirements for that position. We do not “reactivate” applications. If you wish to apply for another position, you must fill out a new application.

How long does the hiring process take? 

Every effort is made to reach a prompt decision.  The length of time depends on the number of applications received for the position and the nature of the position.

Will I be interviewed when I pick up or drop off my employment application? 

No.  You will be notified at a later date if you have been selected for an interview.

How do I obtain a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License)? 

Contact the Texas Department of Public Safety.

When and where are pre-employment tests given? 

Tests are given only when we have a position posted that requires such testing.  Applicants meeting the requirements of the position will be contacted for a testing appointment.  (Length of time to complete tests varies, but average 2-3 hours.)  Tests are administered at the administrative office building, Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (includes the lunch hour).  Occasionally, a skills test is administered for equipment operation, welding, etc. Such tests are administered at other locations determined by the department.

What is the selection process? 

After the closing date of the particular job vacancy, an application submitted by an applicant as defined above, will be reviewed by the HR Department and/or the designated department manager or supervisor.  Applications received by applicants who do not meet the definition of applicant will not be considered.  The HR Department determines which qualified applicants will be selected for testing and/or interviewed.  If you are selected for a position with LNVA, your offer of employment will be contingent upon the following:  Criminal record, employment history and personal background checks, drug screen and a physical examination (if applicable).

Will I be notified of the status of my application? 

Applications received by applicants who do not meet the definition of applicant will not be considered.  If the applicant is selected for testing or for an interview, they will be contacted by text, email, and/or phone.  Often an applicant will only be aware whether or not they have been selected for an interview after the job posting has ended.

Definition of Applicant 

You will be considered to be an “Applicant” only if you properly complete the application for employment, designate a particular position that is open (or may come open within 90 days,) and your background and qualifications meet Lower Neches Valley Authority’s requirements for such position.

How many jobs can I apply for? 

You can apply for as many jobs as there are current openings; however, a separate and completed employment application is required for each position for which you are applying.

How do I apply for jobs that are not advertised? 

We do not accept unsolicited resumes.  Additionally, applications are only accepted for positions that are currently posted.

Does the HR Department accept faxed/emailed applications? 

Employment applications should be mailed (must be received on or before the stated deadline) or dropped off for the attention of Human Resources Department at the LNVA administrative office building.  An application may be faxed (409) 203-3969, but the applicant should also provide an original, signed application if selected for testing and/or an interview.

Do I need a resume? 

No. Resumes are not considered a part of the qualifying process; however, a resume may be attached as additional information to your completed LNVA employment application.  Resumes may also be brought to the interview.  A resume may also be helpful to you in completing the LNVA employment application.

What documents should I bring when I apply for a position? 

No documents are required for applying for a position unless otherwise stated in the job announcement.  You will need to fully complete the employment application, which includes employment history, education and training, special skills, references, and various information related to employment eligibility.

If you are selected for testing or an interview, copies of required certifications, registrations and/or licenses must be provided at that time.  Additionally, college transcripts are required prior the interview, if you want your post secondary courses/degrees to be considered in the selection process.

How do I find out the minimum qualifications for positions? 

Visit our web page  All employment announcements will list the level of education and/or experience required for the position under the section titled “Minimum Qualifications”.  Experience, education, training, skills and other abilities as well as specific position requirements and the prior employment history of the applicant will be considered in appraising individuals qualifications.  Applicants’ qualifications will be based upon the information presented in the application.  Testing for certain positions may also be required, and this information will be used as part of the qualification process.

How can I apply for jobs? 
  • Visit the LNVA website and print an application.
  • Pick up an application at the administrative office building.
  • Request an application be emailed to you.  (An email address and printer are required for this option.)
  • Request an application be mailed to you.

Completed applications must be returned to the Human Resources by the stated deadline.

Where do we advertise open jobs? 

On the LNVA website and on the Job Bulletin Board at the administrative office building.

How often do we advertise open jobs? 

LNVA will advertise positions when they become open.

What types of positions are available with the LNVA? 

Full-time – includes Board approved benefit package

Full time temporary and part time temporary – LNVA uses local employment agencies for temporary positions.

What are the office hours of the administrative office? 

The administrative office building is open:

Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (open during the lunch hour)

Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (open during lunch hour)

Where is the Human Resources Office located? 

The Human Resources office is located in the Lower Neches Valley Authority (LNVA) administrative office building.

 7850 Eastex Freeway

Beaumont, TX  77708