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As of Wednesday August 20, 2014, the following positions are available.

Director of Parks


Reporting to the Commissioners' Court, and with the guidance and assistance of a Parks Advisory Board, the County Parks Director directs a staff of 26 full-time employees, plus part-time and temporary (seasonal) positions, in operating nine parks, 23 miles of sandy beaches, 19 boat ramps, two RV campgrounds, historical homes and a coastal ecology center. 


Minimum job requirements include Bachelor’s degree in Parks Management or a related field plus 5 years of experience in parks management or equivalent of education and experience. Must possess: knowledge of construction codes and ordinances; working knowledge of skills trades necessary for Parks Department projects; ability to read and understand design construction plans; self-motivated, dependable and reliable; office skills including computer use; ability to understand and manage the budgeting process for County parks. Prefer: comprehensive knowledge of the purposes, principles, terminology, and practices employed in the operation and management of public parks and beaches; comprehensive knowledge of the operation and maintenance of equipment, technology, and materials used in the operation and management of public parks and beaches; comprehensive knowledge of contract and grant administration; comprehensive knowledge of landscape architecture, horticulture, and arborists' techniques as related to the functions of the department; thorough knowledge of the preparation and interpretation of statistical, technical, and narrative reports regarding department activities; thorough knowledge of accounting principles, large-scale government budgeting policies and procedures; working knowledge of ADA accessibility standards; and, a working knowledge of computer hardware and software systems used in the operations of a large park system.


Also required are excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with the public, other county departments and employees, and elected officials.


A base annualized salary of up to $81,795 is available, depending on qualifications and experience, plus outstanding county benefits.  An annualized car allowance of $5,760 is also provided. Please apply at the Brazoria County Human Resources Dept. or call 979-864-1809. Applications may also be obtained and submitted at this website.


Position will remain posted until filled.



Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Coordinator/Public Health Planner (Full-time)


Brazoria County Health Department, Emergency Preparedness Program

High School Diploma or GED equivalent required plus 2 years of experience in field of emergency preparedness planning, public health, and/or biological incident training.  Shift: M-F, 8AM-5PM with some weekend and evening work required; may be required to work as a part of the response team in the event of a public health emergency.


Candidate will perform as a contributing member of the public health emergency planning, preparedness, and response team; expected to respond with the team to any threats to public health, whether natural or man-made; works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment in the performance of job duties.  This position is a grant-funded position, and the position and salary are directly dependent upon grant funds received.


Duties include, but are not limited to; perform routine and complex research work.  Work involves developing local, regional, or state plans or programs for public health preparedness to include the coordination of the Strategic National Stockpile receiving, staging, and dispensing plans as well as the Cities Readiness Initiative plans; exercising these plans; developing procedures for implementing public health preparedness plans or programs; and developing procedures for measuring progress made on operational plans or programs dealing with public health preparedness.  This position is responsible for the development of emergency plans related to mass prophylaxis by ensuring the mobilization of health emergency response clinics through coordination with city and county partners.  Starting salary is $35,000-$38000 annually depending on qualifications and experience.  This position is accountable to the Director. Please apply at the Brazoria County Human Resources Dept. or applications may be obtained and submitted at this website.


LVN-Heath Dept. (Full-time in Clute area)


High school diploma or equivalent, technical training in state-approved school of vocational nursing, licensed as an LVN by the state of Texas and at least one year of nursing experience in a hospital, school or doctor’s office, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Duties include, but are not limited to: Operating computer to record and retrieve information using both IMMTRAC and TWICES automated tracking system; running monthly reports; inventorying vaccines; transferring vaccine from main refrigerator to shot room refrigerator to store daily vaccines, excluding frozen vaccine, without breaking cold chain cycle; maintaining and recording temperatures for both refrigerators; completing new TVFC Eligibility Form for each new client; referring clients to WIC when applicable, answering telephone and providing information to clients; attending staff/safety meetings; performing lab duties such as drawing blood; performing related work as necessary and/or as assigned; ensuring client confidentiality as stated in HIPAA Privacy Notice; cooperating fully with Department of State Health Services survey teams; supervising Immunization Clerk in absence of Public Health RN and/or as necessary as set forth by Health Director. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (with occasional extended hours) and starting salary range is $17.35 to $20.72 per hour.  Please apply at the Brazoria County Human Resources Department, or applications may be obtained and submitted at this website.




Chemist/Toxicologist-Sheriff’s Office


*You must fill out the Sheriff’s Office application for this position.  It will have a large star on the front.  Please turn it in to Eddie Rogers in person at the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office.

Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or other natural science from an accredited four-year college or university with at least 30 credit hours of chemistry.  Candidate must have knowledge of instrumental analytical chemistry techniques including Gas Chromatography, HPLC, Mass Spectroscopy and FTIR.  Must have experience with laboratory accreditation, safety program administration, and knowledge of laboratory Quality Assurance principles.


Under the supervision of the lead chemist/toxicologist, applies scientific principles in the analysis, identification, and classification of chemical and physical substances, materials, liquids, or other physical evidence related to criminology, law enforcement, or investigative work in the crime laboratory by performing the following duties.


·         Analyzes drug specimens submitted to the crime laboratory.


·         Analyzes urine/blood specimens for the presence of drugs and/or ethanol.


·         Enters and reports cases into computer data base, performs computer searches in County data base for case dispositions, prepares court orders for disposal of evidence after final disposition, and other necessary job-related computer tasks.


·         Prepares and reviews reports and documents relating to cases.


·         Receives and logs into evidence submissions to the laboratory, and places evidence into temporary storage area or refrigeration unit as proper for specific evidence.


·         Files, sorts and organizes evidence in the laboratory and drug evidence vault, and carries responsibility for drug and toxicology evidence care, custody, and control.


·         Transports evidence, such as, but not limited to controlled substances of substantial monetary value, to court and to disposal unit, or transports for other purposes.


·         Testifies in court with respect to chain of custody matters and in the capacity of an expert witness relating to the cases received by the laboratory.


·         Perform laboratory equipment maintenance to ensure all are in safe and working order and performs other laboratory functions as necessary.


Hours are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Salary range is $48,291-$57,662 depending on qualification and experience.  Please apply at the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office located at 3602 County Road 45, approximately 5 miles north of Angleton.  Sheriff’s Office Applications may also be obtained and submitted at this website.

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