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As of Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014, the following positions are available.

LVN-Juvenile Probation


High school diploma or general equivalency diploma; and must be at least 21 years of age; and be a licensed vocational nurse licensed to practice in the state of Texas; and minimum 3 years nursing experience.  The licensed vocational nurse reports directly to the health services director and ultimately to the chief juvenile probation officer. The licensed vocational nurse will, under the supervision of the health services director, assist with meeting the health needs of the juveniles in detention, the juvenile justice alternative education program and residential facility as well as being a medical resource for the department as the need arises.  Duties include but are not limited to; works a schedule that involves weekends, evenings and/or nights; assists with medication disposal; inventories supplies biweekly and generates order list as needed; assists with education programs for staff and juveniles; shares call duty with the health services director; provides first aid as needed; assists in obtaining appropriate medical services for juveniles; notifies parents/guardians of need to refill medications; follows board of nurse examiners regulations; maintains records of health services on juveniles; assists with sick call daily and consults with the health services director on suspected problems; maintains cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid certification; maintains licensing as a licensed vocational nurse.  Starting salary range is $17.35 – 26.24 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.  Please apply at the Brazoria County Human Resources Dept. or applications may be obtained and submitted at this website.


Children’s Specialist-Freeport Library


Bachelor Degree (B. S.) from an accredited four year college or university, and at least three years library experience is preferred in the areas of supervision, reference, collection development, community relations and children’s literature.  Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may also be assigned.


·         Plans and coordinates children’s services and programs; presents a weekly story time

·         Plans and implements a special summer reading program

·         Develops a highly-visible public relations program for children’s services in the community, including schools and other organizations

·         Selects and maintains materials for children’s collection and weeds collection and monitors expenditures

·         Provides reference and reader’s advisory service including internet searching

·         Works with the Branch Librarian to develop budget request

·         Organizes and coordinates summer youth volunteer programs

·         Identifies curriculum needs in the community; plans and provides services to meet these needs

·         Interprets and implements library policies and

·         Responsible for the branch and staff while the Branch Manager is not in the building.

·         Performs other work as needed

40 hours per week, Saturdays and evenings as scheduled.  Starting salary is $32,116 annually.  Please apply at the Brazoria County Human Resources Dept. or applications may be obtained and submitted at this website.





Forensic Chemist/Toxicologist


The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a Forensic Chemist/Toxicologist to perform services at the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory.      The Forensic Chemist/Toxicologist will perform analyses on evidence submitted by law enforcement (analysis of biological samples and controlled substance submissions to look for the presence of drugs or alcohol), provide expert testimony during court proceedings, and perform related duties.  The Forensic Chemist/Toxicologist will be expected to work independently with a variety of analytical instrumentation techniques including GC, GC/MS, and Headspace GC/FID, and be knowledgeable of other applicable analytical techniques.  Additionally, the Forensic Chemist/Toxicologist shall perform Blood Alcohol determinations and Blood Drug confirmations to assist in the administration of DWI/DUI laws.  Moreover, the Forensic Chemist/Toxicologist will assist in the training of entry level chemist/toxicologists and work closely with laboratory management to assist in QA activities.  The Forensic Chemist/Toxicologist will enter data into the laboratory’s JusticeTrax LIMS system, write analysis reports, and testify in court proceedings regarding Drug Chemistry and Toxicology.   


The position requires a bachelors’ degree in a natural science such as
Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacology or a related field.    For an undergraduate
candidate, courses in all aspects of chemistry, including organic, inorganic,
analytical, and physical chemistry are required (30 hours). (Transcripts are
required).   A graduate level degree of a Masters in Forensic Toxicology or
related field is strongly preferred.   Certification from the American Board of Forensic Toxicology is a plus.


A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a forensic laboratory working as a
Forensic Chemist/Toxicologist are required.   A thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of forensic science and a thorough understanding of Quality Assurance principles are also required.  Experience working in an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratory and leadership experience is strongly preferred.

SALARY RANGE is from $64,624 to $77,165 based on experience.
Interested applicants meeting the job qualification should send their cover
letter and resume to:         Holly Fox, Human Resources Director                                                                 email:                                                                       fax no. 979-864-1035                                               




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.  You may contact Lt. Rogers at 979-864-2257.  Sheriff’s Office Applications may also be obtained and submitted at this website.

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