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ESL Testing Coordinator

Harris County
United States
Closing date
Oct 6, 2023

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Position Description

About Education Services:

The Education Services Division provides educational programs for expelled students, troubled youth placed in a county-operated juvenile institution, and students on probation who want an alternative to the traditional high school campus. The Juvenile Probation Department is solely responsible for all programs of the Excel Academy Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP), Excel Academy Charter School, and The Opportunity Center.

About the Position:

The ESL Testing Coordinator assists with the operations of the ESL office by providing efficient record keeping of ESL auditing files, conducting ESL testing, and other clerical services.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists with state mandated testing functions.
  • Conducts all necessary ESL testing.
  • Generates computer reports for director/supervisor.
  • Notifies staff of missing or late ESL records.
  • Inventories, orders, and provides for the distribution of forms.
  • Maintains audit files for ESL students, including data entry, copying, and filing.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email


All applicants must register and take the HRRM Clerical Skills Test and score a minimum of 80%.

Please see testing instructions in the General Information section below.

Education andExperience:
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent from an accredited educational institution with either
  • Two (2) years of paid experience in an office clerical role

  • Two (2) years of paid experience in casework, counseling, community or group work in a social service, community, corrections, or juvenile agency that deals with offenders or disadvantaged persons.
  • Years of experience from both areas may be combined to equal the two (2) years.
  • Thirty (30) hours of college credits from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

Additional Requirements:
  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Upon receiving a conditional job offer, every applicant undergoes a criminal background check and drug screening.
  • Employees who hold this position are required to possess and maintain a valid Texas Driver's license. Employee must maintain liability insurance in at least the minimum amounts required by law.
  • Certified copies of transcripts of educational credentials and/or college credits will be required during hiring process.
  • All applicants are required to present evidence of a tuberculosis (TB) skin test. In the event of a positive test, the applicant will be required to provide additional documentation.
  • Every employee is subject to random testing for drug and alcohol or if there is a reasonable suspicion to believe that the employee is under the influence of a substance prohibited by this policy while in the course and scope of employment.
  • If public emergency is declared by county, staff could be assigned to other duties and/or facilities and/or under the supervision of another county department.
  • Must be 21 years old.

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation butONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume"will not be accepted for qualifications.

General Information

Register Online for the HRRM Clerical Skills Testusing the following link:
  • Click the above link to the HRRM Clerical Skills Test registration page
  • Click on "Apply" to submit your request for testing
  • You will receive a test invitation and instructions via e-mail within 48 hours
  • You will have no more than 5 calendar days to access and complete testing
  • Your score will be automatically uploaded to your application
  • The test may be taken once every 30 days
  • Most recent test scores are retained for up to 6 months

Position Type and Typical Hours of Work:
  • Regular Full-time
  • Monday - Friday|7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • During school hours

  • $31,874.84 - $41,319.96 Annually
  • Depends on Qualifications
  • Based on 26 Pay Periods
  • Plus, benefits

  • Education Services-Juvenile Detention Center - (1200 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002)

About Harris County Juvenile Probation (HCJPD)

The Harris County Juvenile Probation Department (HCJPD) provides supervision and services to youth between the ages of 10 and 17, who are under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. HCJPD is the largest juvenile probation department in Texas with approximately 1,100 employees and over 3,500 youth referred to the department annually. HCJPD programs and services operate under the direction of the Harris County Juvenile Board. The Administration building is located in Downtown Houston, Texas, with several field offices throughout the County and three secure residential facilities.

Make an impact: Working for HCJPD gives you the opportunity to continue to serve your community and be a positive role model for young people. Our pace of work enables fast learning and fosters an environment where you can make a positive impact.

Professional Growth: We are committed to growing the capabilities of our staff. We are building a learning community where you can work with diverse individuals, explore new ways of thinking, and expand your capabilities. Our employees are Juvenile Justice Practitioners who share their knowledge to enhance each other's growth.

Harris County Juvenile Probation Department - Be an Agent of Change:

Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

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