Applications may be mailed to:                                      Victoria County 2016 Holiday Schedule
Victoria County Administrative Services
115 N. Bridge, Rm. 127
Victoria, Texas 77901

Obtain job descriptions at Administrative Services at 115 N. Bridge, Rm. 127, Victoria, TX. 77901.

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The County of Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

VICTORIA REGIONAL AIRPORT
Location/Department: Victoria Regional Airport
Position: Line Attendant
Full Time / Benefits Salary: $13.22 - 15.67 per hour Open until filled

Brief Job Description: Victoria Jet center is hiring for a full time Line Attendant.  Position involves: Heavy Customer Service, Aircraft Refueling/Handling/Towing and upkeep of the facilities, and ground equipment.  must have a high school diploma or GED.  Valid texas Driver's license required.  For a detailed job description, job requirements and how to apply, visit Administrative Services, Victoria County Courthouse, 115 N. Bridge, Room 127.  EEOE.  No phone calls please.  County applications are required and can be downloaded below.

 

Employment Application 

 

VICTORIA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Location/Department:  Health Department

Position:  Seasonal Mosquito Control Applicator (Part-Time)

Part-Time Position/No Benefits Salary: $11.46 per hour Open until filled

Brief Job Description: Applies larvicide and adulticide by vehicle-mounted equipment; experience with chemical and safety equipment a plus, able to work flexible hours, including weekends, and able to lift up to 70 lbs or more. High school diploma or GED, and a valid Texas driver's license are required with proof of insurability. Retirees Welcome! Apply to Administrative Services, Victoria County Courthouse, Room 127. County job application required and may be downloaded below. Equal Employee Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please.

 

Employment Application

 

Location/Department: Health Department 

Position: Public Health Department Director
Full-Time Position/Benefits  Salary: $85,000 - $112,965 Open until 2/16/2016 

The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) Director reports to the Victoria County Judge and Commissioners & ensures the functional capabilities of the VCPHD to meet the public health needs of the community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:[i]

  • Practices and supports visionary leadership – works with the VCPHD, staff and other stakeholders to develop and articulate a vision for public health and the organization and encourages others to share the vision; assures the integration of the VCPHD into the transforming health system.
  • Creates sense of mission – articulates and models professional values and ethics; facilitates organizational mission development and reassessment; develops policies and processes that translate mission and vision into action and are in alignment with the State of Texas statutes, Victoria County policies and ordinances, City of Victoria ordinances and Texas Department of State Health Services rules and regulations.
  • Serves as effective change agent – facilitates application of systems thinking; develops and implements performance measurement and evaluation strategies; facilitates strategic and tactical assessment and planning; facilitates empowerment of staff and community partners to take action; generates fresh ideas and approaches to solving public health problems.
  • Political competencies – identifies and analyzes public health policy issues and alternatives; utilizes principles of media advocacy to communicate the public health mission to stakeholders; works with community coalitions and advocacy groups; guides the community and organization in seeking policy change and action on public health issues; translates policy decisions into organizational and community programs and services.
  • Negotiation – guides and mediates the investigation and resolution of conflict within the organization and with other governmental agencies and community stakeholders.
  • Marketing and education – utilizes principles of social marketing and health education to communicate with target audiences.
  • Manages organizational dynamics – assesses organizational environment, needs, assets, resources and opportunities; develops new organizational structures utilizing knowledge of organizational learning, behavior and culture.
  • Employs inter-organizational collaborating mechanisms – includes key stakeholders in collaborative ventures; develops collaborative and partnering strategies, including task forces and coalitions; facilitates networking of all stakeholders; develops collaborative strategic action plans
  • Social forecasting and marketing – identifies and interprets emerging trends in public health and provides information, analysis, and interpretation to stakeholders and community partners.
    • Team-building – develops organizational team structures  and systems focused on customer service, continuous quality improvement, and accreditation standards; facilitates development of teams; serves as team facilitator, mediator, and effective team member

 TASKS ASSOCIATED WITH FUNCTIONS, COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS 

  • Assures that the VCPHD conducts organizational strategic planning and monitors progress toward strategic goals
  • Assures that the VCPHD participates in or leads ongoing community health assessment and planning in partnership with other community stakeholders, e.g., hospitals and other health departments
  • Identifies and pursues funding from public and private foundation sources to address public health priorities identified through organizational strategic planning and community health assessments
  • Seeks volunteer leadership positions with local funding agencies or community foundations, to encourage them to support public health priorities identified through community health assessment processes
  • Serves on boards and committees of other community organizations to assure that the VCPHD is fully integrated into the local public health system
  • Educates state and federal legislators and policymakers about funding and policy changes needed to address current and emerging public health problems
  • Participates in research activities with academic and practice partners to increase the evidence-base for public health practice
  • Serves as primary media spokesperson for the organization on public health topics or identifies other subject matter experts for that role if appropriate for a particular topic
  • Leads organizational efforts to achieve and maintain local health department accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board
  • Coaches and supports managers and staff to help them achieve organizational and personal improvement goals and identify measures of success; creates and promotes leadership development and succession planning opportunities for managers and staff
  • Communicates regularly and frequently with VCPHD managers, staff, external stakeholders, and the public through in-person meetings, community forums, email, newsletters and written reports about trends and events of importance to the organization and the public
  • Responds to common inquiries or complaints from citizens, elected and appointed officials, regulatory agencies, members of the business community, and all forms of the news media.
  • Actively involves herself/himself in peer professional organizations, e.g., National Association of County and City Health Officials, Texas Association of City & County Health Officials & the American Public Health Association
  • Actively involves herself/himself in stakeholder organizations
  • Continuously monitors organizational climate through surveys, focus groups and other media to assure a high level of staff morale and performance
  • Assesses job performance of direct reports on an annual basis or more frequently if necessary and identifies opportunities for individual performance improvement
  • Identifies and recruits community members for service on organizational advisory boards and committees
  • Prepares agendas and meeting materials for VCPHD Board of Health meetings and serves at the  Board’s Secretary.  
  • Mobilizes support among the public and policymakers for public policy changes that improve health.
  • Reviews hiring/firing recommendations from managers/supervisors and makes hiring recommendations to the Victoria County Commissioners.
  • Seeks opportunities to increase workforce diversity through strategies contained in the organization’s affirmative action plan.
  • Organizes new community collaborations, coalitions and initiatives to address emerging public health issues.

 ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health from a CEPH-accredited academic program or Master’s Degree in another relevant field.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license and valid professional license if applicable.

 PREREQUISITE EXPERIENCE: the Health Department Director shall have a minimum of two to five years previous experience in senior management or leadership positions in a health department or other  organization. 

 

STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS: if the VCPHD Director is not a physician (LHA), the Director will collaborate with the LHA (Local Health Authority).  The LHA is appointed under the provisions of the Local Public Health Recognition Act, Health & Safety Code, Chapter 121 to administer state and local laws relating to public health within the appointing body’s jurisdiction.

 

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: the Health Department Director shall possess skill levels in these priority Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals appropriate for the senior management level:[ii]  

 

Analytical/Assessment Skills 

  • Reviews health status assessments of populations and their related determinants of health
  • Expands access to public health data and information for the VCPHD staff and public
  • Ensures the application of ethical principles in the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information
  • Integrates the findings from quantitative and qualitative data into organizational operations
  • Determines community specific trends from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Uses information technology effectively to collect, store, and retrieve data

 Policy Development/Program Planning Skills 

  • Evaluates information relevant to specific public health policy issues
  • Identifies policy options for the organization using knowledge of Texas public health law
  • Develops policy for the organization
  • Ensures public health programs are consistent with public health laws and regulations
  • Ensures that public health laws are enforced fairly and consistently
  • Ensures the consistency of policy integration into organizational plans, procedures, structures, and programs
  • Integrates emerging trends of the fiscal, social and political environment into public health strategic planning

 Communication Skills 

  • Communicates in writing and orally, in person, and through electronic means, with linguistic and cultural proficiency
  • Ensures that the public health organization seeks input from other organizations and individuals
  • Ensures a variety of approaches are considered and used to disseminate public health information
  • Applies communication and group dynamic strategies in interactions with individuals and groups
  • Communicates the role of the local health department to other entities within the public health system

 Cultural Competency Skills 

  • Ensures that the organization has strategies for interacting with persons from diverse backgrounds
  • Ensures the consideration of the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in the accessibility, availability, acceptability and delivery of public health services
  • Promotes diversity in the public health workforce

 Community Dimensions of Practice Skills 

  • Establishes linkages with key stakeholders
  • Ensures the collaboration and partnerships of key stakeholders through the development of formal and informal agreements
  • Maintains partnerships with key stakeholders, especially elected officials from counties served by the VCPHD
  • Integrates the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations in the delivery of public health services
  • Negotiates for the use of community assets and resources through MOUs and other formal and informal agreements
  • Defends public health policies, programs, and resources

 Public Health Sciences Skills 

  • Incorporates the Core Public Health Functions and Ten Essential Services of Public Health into the practice of the public health sciences
  • Applies the basic public health sciences (including, but not limited to biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, and social and behavioral health sciences) to public health policies and programs
  • Integrates a review of the scientific evidence related to a public health issue, concern, or, intervention into public health practice

 Financial Planning and Management Skills 

  • Ensures that programs are managed within current and forecasted budget constraints
  • Critiques strategies for determining budget priorities
  • Recommends budgetary priorities for the organization
  • Establishes a performance management system

 Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills 

  • Incorporates ethical standards of practice into all interactions with organizations, communities, and individuals
  • Advocates for individual, team and organizational learning opportunities within the organization
  • Ensures the measuring, reporting and continuous improvement of organizational performance
  • Ensures organizational practices are in concert with changes in the public health system, and the larger social, political, and economic environment

Apply to Administrative Services; Victoria County Courthouse; Room 127. County applications are required and may be downloaded below. Equal Employee Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please.

 

Employment Application

 

Location/Department: WIC (WOMENS, INFANTS & CHILDREN) 
Position: WIC NURSE
Full-Time Position / Benefits  Salary: $16.55 - $21.21 per hour Open until filled 

Summary of Duties:  We are seeking a responsible and highly motivated individual to perform nursing duties and corresponding clerical activities in a busy office environment.  Work involves multiple duties including: the determination of eligibility of potential participants, computer data entry, benefits issuance functions, education classes, performing hemoglobin screening, identifying nutritional risks, and performing personal counseling.  Work includes providing services to a community that is diverse in culture and income while maintaining privacy standards as well as providing exceptional customer service.  Employee must participate in out-of-town WIC clinics and work occasional evening and weekend hours.  

 

Requirements:  Must hold an active Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) License through the Texas State Board for Nursing.  Must have a valid Texas Driver's License.  One (1) year of full-time paid employment as a practicing licensed vocational nurse is preferred. Employee must be capable of bilingual communication (English-Spanish), both spoken and written.  Apply to Administrative Services; Victoria County Courthouse; Room 127. County applications are required and may be downloaded below. Equal Employee Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please.

 

Employment Application

 

Location/Department: Health Dept  - Special Services
Position: Caseworker Associate
Part-Time Position/Limited Benefits  Salary: $13.12 per hour Open until filled 

Summary of Duties:  Performs routine casework and clerical duties in the Victoria City-County Health Department.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social work or behavioral science is preferred.  Minimum of one year paid work experience with persons with HIV/AIDS or other catastrophic illness.  Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License.  Complete job description and application available in Administrative Services, Victoria County Courthouse, Room 127. Equal Employee Opportunity Employer.  No phone calls please.  Download application below.

 

Employment Application

 

Location/Department: Animal Control

Position: Clerk I Part-time (20 hours weekly)
Reg. Part-Time Position / Limited Benefits  Salary: $12.51-$13.00 Open until filled 

Summary of Duties: Perform routine clerical work following well-established procedures for the Animal Control Division of the Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD); duties include but are not limited to, answers telephone and assist citizens by answering questions and by taking information regarding animals.  Must be able to operate two-way radio and dispatch information accurately. Other skills: typing, data entry, cashiering, personal computer and Microsoft word. Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License.  High School diploma or equivalent.  For a complete job description and requirements apply to: Administrative Services, Victoria County Courthouse, 115 N. Bridge, Room 127.  EEOE.  No phone calls please.  County applications are required.   Job applications may also be downloaded by clicking the link below.  EEOE.  No phone calls please.

 

Employment Application

 

VICTORIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Location/Department: Sheriff's Office
Position: Detention Officer
Full-Time Position / Benefits Salary: $16.99 per hour Open until filled

Brief Job Description: To provide for the care, custody and control of inmates in the Victoria County Jail.  Basic duties include inmate processing, maintaining order, transporting inmates, conducting inmate and cell searches for contraband and enforcing facility rules.  Must be able to read and write the English language.  Bilingual is desirable but not necessary.  Possess a valid Texas Driver's License.  Must have the ability to obtain a jailer license through an approved TCLOSE Jail course.  Must be at least 21 years of age.  Must have high school diploma or equivalent.  Shift work is required for this position.  This position is considered "Essential Personnel", which requires being on duty to respond during emergency situations including, but not limited to, natural and/or man-made disasters.  The applicant will be subject to a background investigation conducted by the Victoria County Sheriff's Office and will submit to drug screening prior to beginning employment.  Applications can be picked up at the Sheriff's Office.

 

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Location/Department: Sheriff's Office
Position: Patrol Deputy
Full-Time Position / Benefits Salary: $21.57 - $22.66 per hour Open until filled

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma or certificate of equivalency; must be of good moral character and reputation; must not have a felony, domestic violence, Class A or B misdemeanor conviction; must be 21 years of age; must be a US citizen; must possess a valid Texas Driver's License and valid auto liability insurance; must possess a TCOLE peace officer certification. 

Benefits/Incentives:  Employee/Dependent Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance; Paid Time Off (PTO), Longevity pay, Retirement Plan, Deferred Compensation Plan. 

Selection Process:  Written Aptitude Examination; Physical Agility Test; Board Interview; Background Investigation; Medical/Drug Screening; Psychological Evaluation.  This position is considered "Essential Personnel", which requires being on duty to respond during emergency situations including, but not limited to, natural and/or man-made disasters.  The applicant will be subject to a background investigation conducted by the Victoria County Sheriff's Office and will submit to drug screening prior to beginning employment.  Applications can be picked up at the Sheriff's Office.

 

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VICTORIA COUNTY JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER
Location/Department: Juvenile Justice Center
Position: Juvenile Supervision Officer (PRN - as needed), Juvenile Detention Center
Extra Help/ No Benefits Salary: $13.20 per hour Open until filled

Brief Job Description: Performs supervisory care duties for juvenile inmates, upholding security standards, in compliance with county and state rules and regulations. Must be at least 21 years of age and have acquired a high school diploma or GED. Prefer experience in a corrections facility or juvenile settings. No Criminal Record within the past 5 years. Apply to Administrative Services, Victoria County Courthouse, 115 N. Bridge, Room 127.  EEOE.  No phone calls please.  County applications are required and can be downloaded below.

Employment Application

 

Location/Department: Juvenile Justice Center

Position: Supervision Officer/Rover Position (Scheduled Time), Juvenile Detention Center
Part-Time Position/No Benefits Salary: $13.20 per hour Open until filled

Brief Job Description: Performs supervisory care duties for juvenile inmates, upholding security standards, in compliance with County and State rules and regulations. High school diploma or GED required, must be 21 years of age or older. No criminal background within the past 5 years. Apply to Administrative Services, Victoria County Courthouse, 115 N. Bridge, Room 127.  EEOE.  No phone calls please.  County applications are required and can be downloaded below. 

Employment Application

 

Location/Department: Juvenile Justice Center
Position: Juvenile Supervision Officer, Juvenile Detention Center
Full-Time Position / Benefits Salary: $14.17 per hour Open until filled

Brief Job Description: Seeking a responsible person to provide security in a detention/residential facility. Must be at least 21 years of age and have acquired a high school diploma or GED. Will train. No Criminal Record. Apply to Administrative Services, Victoria County Courthouse, 115 N. Bridge, Room 127.  EEOE.  No phone calls please.  County applications are required and can be downloaded below. 

Employment Application

 

Location/Department: Juvenile Justice Center
Position: Certified Nurses Aide (Part-Time)
Part-Time Position/ No Benefits Salary: $15.50 per hour  Open until filled

Brief Job Description: Duties consist of working with juveniles that have been incarcerated in a 72 bed facility. While on duty, will dispense medication at scheduled times, handle all juvenile sick calls, and establish and maintain all health records on all youth receiving services. Will work weekends and as needed. One year experience preferred. Apply to Administrative Services, Victoria County Courthouse, 115 N. Bridge, Room 127. County applications are required and may be downloaded by clicking the link below. EEOE. No phones calls please.

Employment Application