Harris County Public Health
Houston, Texas, United States
  • 1
2 + Years Experience

Company: Harris County Public Health
Skills: Chemist, Environmental, Safety & Training, Regulatory Compliance
Other Skills: Toxicology, Toxicologist, Refinery
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: DOE
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: US


Are you looking to move from Oil and Gas / Refining into a stable industry? Harris County Public Health is looking for an evirormental Toxicologist


Position Summary: The Toxicologist for the Environmental Public Health (EPH) division will work to effectively respond to chemical and toxicological events and their health outcomes by developing a county-wide strategy through analysis and research.


Job Duties: Other Duties & Responsibilities :

· Act as a subject matter expert regarding health events involving releases, exposure, and chemical hazards.

· Collect samples, document hazards, and track safety issues within the region related to chemical or toxicological substances that lead to sicknesses and impaired health.

· Conduct research and perform analysis using federal, state, and local health data to make informed recommendations for Harris County authorities.

· Prepare for and respond to emergency situations.

· Serve as a liaison and/or subject matter expert with medical professionals during both the pre-hospital and hospital phases regarding the nature of the exposures and potential health effects to better inform treatment.

· Provide information and support for communications regarding post emergency health effects issues including public communication of chemical risks.

· Participate in partnership groups and outreaches that encourage safe practices with chemicals and hazardous substances and help reduce harmful incidents.

· Report violations, write reports, and verify compliance in accordance with applicable rules and regulations when necessary.

· Utilize proper protective tools and equipment when conducting assessments in the field.

· Communicate all regulations, rules, and other necessary information appropriately to any public or private parties as needed.

· Gather evidence for court action as required and prepare or perform testimony in court cases.

· Create and deliver presentations and reports for HCPH and for public and private stakeholders when requested.

· Operate county vehicles in a safe and legal manner.

· Responsibilities include other duties and or projects as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event.


Minimum Qualifications: Education Requirements:

· Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Toxicology, Chemistry, and/or Biology. Licenses/Certifications Required:

· Valid Texas Driver's License Experience Requirements:

· A minimum of two years of full-time experience in toxicology with a minimum of one year in an industrial or refinery setting

· Advanced experience in using statistical software

· Ability to distinguish chemical, physical, and biological hazards

· Understanding of basic anatomy and physiology associated with routes of entry and toxicology Computer Proficiency:

· Intermediate skill level with computers, tablets, and mobile devices

· Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office Suite

· Basic skill level with any statistical software and databases Special Skills:

· Must have good written and verbal skills

· Must understand principles and practices of environmental public health

· Must establish effective working relationships, exercise balanced judgment and organize work for maximum efficiency