Community Supervision Technician-Male
Harris County
 Houston, TX

Position Description

Responsible for conducting preliminary breath tests, the collection of urine specimens and oral fluids from Male clients adhering to established policy and procedures. This position reports to the Director of the Branch/Program/Facility.

Because this position requires direct observation of male defendants submitting specimens for urinalysis, being male has been determined to be a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ), therefore this position must be filled by a male applicant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Visually observes the urine sample collection process for drug screening of clients to assure that samples are free from adulteration and do not come from a foreign source.
  • Completes all paperwork required to maintain chain of custody for each sample collected, per established procedure.
  • Performs accurate and timely data entry pertaining to clients' submission of urine specimens, oral fluid specimens and/or preliminary breath tests.
  • Ensures samples are securely packaged and sent for analysis according to procedures.
  • Ensures confidentiality of data collection and testing results.
  • Documents and notifies supervising CSO/Supervisor of non-compliant clients in a timely manner.
  • Notifies the Alcohol/Drug Client Testing Supervisor of testing supplies and/or equipment needs.
  • Testifies in Court when required as to procedures followed to maintain urine samples for chain of custody.
  • Stays abreast of changes in drug testing technologies including devices and materials that may alter sample results.
  • Regularly attends unit meetings.
  • Contributes to and helps create a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a cooperative and amicable manner with supervisors, coworkers, subordinates and members of the public.
  • Works overtime as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Applicant must be of male sex in order to collect urine from defendants of the same sex (Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ))

Each applicant must complete the HRRM “Clerical Skills Test“ with a minimum Typing Speed of 20 wpm with 70% Accuracy.

Online testing is available, please see the General Information tab below for Instructions.


  • High School or GED Diploma
  • Physical ability to perform the following activities:
  • Lifting up to twenty (20) pounds
  • Bending, stooping and squatting
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Valid Class C Texas Driver's License
  • Must be insurable under the Department's automobile insurance program

Additional Requirements:

  • Availability to travel to multiple locations as required.

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 but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. “See Resume“ will not be accepted for qualifications. Preferences

  • Familiarity with working in a fast-paced environment

General Information

Register Online for the HRRM Clerical Skills Test

  • 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. Your score will be automatically uploaded to your application.
  • The “HRRM Clerical Skills Test“ can only be taken once every 30 days


  • Harris County Area including Baytown, TX


  • 40 Hours Per Week


  • Commensurate with Experience
  • Based on 26 Pay Periods


Employment is contingent upon passing a background check.

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