Careers

Employment Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in employment with Angelina County & Cities Health District! If you're looking for an exciting career in the rewarding and dynamic field of public health, please consider applying for a job with us. We offer jobs with a great work environment and excellent benefits, including health, dental, vision, vacation and holidays.

NOW HIRING:

  • Accounting/Environmental Services Tech
  • Health Inspector
  • WIC Nutrionist
  • Family Navigator
  • Family Resilience Coach
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pharmacy Program Nurse

Details for the available position are listed below. Contact Kristina Childress, MPH, CTCM, Senior Public Health Official, Administrator, at (936) 633-0602 or click here to email for more information.  

Apply in person or click here to download an application. Please email your completed application to acchdadmin@acchd.us.


Accounting/Environmental Services Tech

Position Summary:
Performs specialized clerical work in a small office open to the public. Provide office support services for supervisor and registered sanitarians as they perform public health environmental services for Angelina County. Must accept the responsibility of supervising the office in the director’s absence. Work is performed independently according to standard procedures and is subject to review by a supervisor.

Education/Licensure:
Associate’s Degree preferred. Graduation from an accredited high school, plus six months of full-time experience in clerical work, including typing. One semester (15 semester hours) of accredited college work may be substituted for each six months of required experience. Completion of 300 hours of coursework in the clerical field from a licensed vocational, technical, or business school may be substituted for the six-month experience requirement.

Essential Functions:
Types reports, correspondence, and other material from plain copy, rough drafts, and oral or written instructions. Receive fees and maintain simple accounting records. Maintain files and cross reference systems. Operate computer programs. Provide the general public with information concerning environmental services and topics. Receive and record various types of environmental complaints from the public. Ensures all client interactions are respectful, inclusive, and considerate of individual needs and backgrounds.

Work Schedule:
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, after hours as needed.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of business English, computer operation, arithmetic, and office practice. Working knowledge of agency regulations and departmental policies and procedures. Ability to type accurately from plain copy at forty words per minute. Ability to understand and follow complex instructions, perform difficult clerical and typing assignments, plan and arrange work, and maintain good relations with the public. Knowledge of environmental sanitation principles and practices of state and federal public health laws and public health organization structures and functions. Bilingual is preferred.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Environmental        
Supervisor: Environmental Director

Position open until filled.


Health Inspector

Position Summary:
The Health Inspector is responsible for evaluating and ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations in various establishments within Angelina County. This role involves conducting inspections, identifying violations, providing recommendations, and enforcing appropriate corrective actions to protect public health and safety.

Education/Licensure:
Minimum of an associate degree in public health, environmental health, health sciences, or a related field. Equivalent experiences may be considered.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct routine and unannounced inspections of various establishments, including food service establishments, nursing homes, schools, daycares, medical facilities, tattoos/permanent cosmetics, and public pools, to evaluate compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Inspect and assess the cleanliness, sanitation, food handling processes, equipment, and general safety practices to ensure adherence to state health codes, regulations, and statutes.
  • Document and report findings of inspections, violations, and non-compliant practices accurately and comprehensively, taking photographs when necessary.
  • Communicate inspection results and recommendations to the establishment owners, managers, and operators, explaining the regulations and offering guidance on necessary corrective actions.
  • Conduct follow-up inspections to verify compliance and ensure necessary corrective actions have been implemented.
  • Conduct investigations and respond to public complaints related to health and safety concerns, ensuring prompt and effective resolution.
  • Provide education and training to establishment owners, management, and staff on health and safety regulations, best practices, and preventive measures.
  • Collaborate with other agencies, departments, and stakeholders to develop and implement health and safety programs, policies, and initiatives.
  • Stay updated with the latest state and federal health and safety regulations, attending training sessions, seminars, conferences, and workshops as required or recommended.
  • Assist in drafting and updating health and safety codes, regulations, and standards, based on new scientific information and changing public health concerns.
  • Participate in emergency response efforts, providing expertise and support during public health emergencies or outbreaks.
  • Maintain accurate records and reports of inspections, complaints, investigations, and enforcement activities.

Work Schedule:
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, after hours as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Prior experience in food inspection, environmental health, or a related field is desired.
  • In-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations, codes, and statutes applicable to various establishments within Texas.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to identify potential health and safety hazards.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate with establishment owners, managers, and staff.
  • Proficient in using technology, including digital inspection tools, databases, and standard office software.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision, demonstrate excellent decision-making skills, and handle difficult situations professionally and tactfully.
  • Willingness to travel and work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends, as required.
  • Possess a valid Texas driver's license and have reliable transportation.

The above information reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal responsibilities of the job as identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent to the position.

FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Environmental     
Supervisor: Environmental Director

Position open until filled.


WIC Nutritionist

Come join our team! Angelina County & Cities Health District has a professional position open for a WIC Certifying Authority, bilingual prefered. Under the supervision of the Director, the certifying authority is responsible for certifying nutritional risk conditions at the time of certification and prescribing supplemental foods.

Education/Licensure:
Bachelor's or Master’s degree from an accredited college with at least 12 hours of food and nutrition and at least 6 hours of science.
or
Nutrition Professional as defined by Texas WIC Policy for a Certifying Authority including:

  • Registered or licensed vocational nurse (RN/LVN)
  • Registered or Licensed Dietician (RD/LD)

Essential Functions:
According to WIC policy, performs and documents Certifying Authority (CA) duties, including nutritional risk evaluation and individual counseling. Teaches nutritional education classes or helps with technician duties. Prepares bulletin boards and other NE materials. Complete and attend all required trainings. Be completely cross trained to do all computer activities as well as all clerical duties.

Work Schedule:
Part-time

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the WIC program. Service oriented. Keyboarding and organizational skills. Writing and oral skills to allow effective communications. Skill in exercising discretion, confidentiality and use of sound independent judgment. Ability to change and learn new skills. Good health and physical condition sufficient to permit full performance of the position. Bilingual in Spanish.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: WIC          
Supervisor: WIC Director
Salary Range: Negotiable based on experience and education level

Position open until filled.


Family Navigator

Position Summary:
Angelina County Champions for Families (ACFF) is a dynamic project that provides local, research-based, innovative services to improve child health and development and assist families in achieving economic self-sufficiency and stability. ACFF aims to establish a sustainable, comprehensive community support system for vulnerable families. As a Family Navigator, you will play a pivotal role in the ACFF Project team, contributing to our mission by providing essential services, advocacy, and emotional support to families, promoting their overall well-being and resilience. This role offers a unique opportunity for professional growth and development, as you will be actively involved in the program’s success by connecting with families, providing essential services, and promoting well-being. Your work will involve accomplishing program/project goals and objectives as outlined in the grant, making a real difference in the lives of the families we serve.

Education/Licensure:
Master’s degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited program. Current and valid Texas state licensure as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). One (1) year of paid experience in Public Health or Healthcare, specifically in providing social work services or equivalent.

Essential Functions:
Family Assessment and Support:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of families’ strengths, needs, and challenges.
  • Develop individualized service plans to address identified issues.
  • Provide counseling, crisis intervention, and emotional support to family members.

Case Management:

  • Coordinate services and resources for families, including healthcare, housing, and education.
  • Advocate for families within the community and with other agencies.
  • Monitor progress and adjust service plans as necessary.

Parenting Education and Skill-Building:

  • Offer parenting workshops, classes, and support groups.
  • Teach parenting skills, communication techniques, and stress management.
  • Empower parents to create nurturing and stable home environments.

Community Outreach:

  • Engage with community organizations, schools, and local partners.
  • Raise awareness about program services and eligibility criteria.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to enhance family well-being.

Data Collection and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate records of client interactions and service delivery.
  • Prepare regular reports on program outcomes and participant progress.
  • Ensure compliance with program requirements.

Work Schedule:
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm; some weekends for community outreach events.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:

Clinical Competence:

  • Familiarity with evidence-based interventions and therapeutic approaches.
  • Ability to assess mental health needs and provide appropriate referrals.
  • Cultural competence and sensitivity to diverse populations.

Advocacy and Empowerment:

  • Strong advocacy skills to support families in accessing resources.
  • Empower families to make informed decisions and navigate systems.

Communication and Collaboration:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Proficiency in using technology for documentation and communication.

Ethical Practice:

  • Adhere to professional ethics, confidentiality, and legal standards.
  • Maintain professional boundaries and handle sensitive information appropriately.

Demonstrated cultural competence and a deep sense of empathy towards vulnerable populations. Ensures all client interactions are respectful, inclusive, and considerate of individual needs and backgrounds. Working knowledge of office practices, procedures, computer applications, and machines. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.  Exhibits good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload.  Ability to work with people, seek and accept supervision, organize and plan work. Good health and physical condition sufficient to permit full performance of the position. Bilingual is highly desirable. Experience working with high-risk populations is a plus.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Administration      
Supervisor: Project Manager

Position open until filled.


Family Resilience Coach

Position Summary:
Angelina County Champions for Families (ACFF) is a dynamic project that provides local, research-based, innovative services to improve child health and development and assist families in achieving economic self-sufficiency and stability. ACFF aims to establish a sustainable, comprehensive community support system for vulnerable families. As a Family Resilience Coach, you will play a pivotal role in the ACFF Project team, contributing to our mission by providing essential mental health services to program participants and supporting their emotional well-being and overall family stability. This role offers a unique opportunity for professional growth and development, as you will be actively involved in the program’s success by connecting with families, providing essential services, and promoting well-being. Your work will involve accomplishing program/project goals and objectives as outlined in the grant, making a real difference in the lives of the families we serve.

Education/Licensure:
Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or a related field. Current and valid Texas state licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Three (3) years of paid experience in Public Health or Healthcare, specifically in providing mental health services, or equivalent.

Essential Functions:
Individual and Family Counseling:

  • Conduct individual and family counseling sessions to address emotional and behavioral challenges.
  • Assess mental health needs, develop treatment plans, and implement evidence-based interventions.
  • Collaborate with other program staff to ensure holistic support for families.

Crisis Intervention:

  • Respond to crisis situations promptly and effectively.
  • Provide immediate support to families facing emergencies or acute stressors.
  • Coordinate referrals to emergency services when necessary.

Assessment and Diagnosis:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments to identify mental health concerns.
  • Diagnose mental health disorders based on clinical evaluation and standardized criteria.
  • Monitor progress and adjust treatment plans as needed.

Psychoeducation:

  • Educate families about mental health, coping strategies, and stress management.
  • Facilitate psychoeducational workshops on topics such as parenting skills, communication, and emotional regulation.

Collaboration and Consultation:

  • Work closely with case managers, social workers, and other professionals to provide integrated care.
  • Consult with external agencies, schools, and community partners to enhance family support.

Work Schedule:
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm; some weekends for community outreach events.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
Clinical Competence:

  • Proficiency in evidence-based therapeutic modalities (e.g., cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems therapy).
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care and cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to address diverse mental health needs.

Ethical Practice:

  • Adhere to professional ethics and confidentiality standards.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential client records.

Communication Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to convey complex information in a clear and empathetic manner.

Collaboration and Teamwork:

  • Work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Engage in case consultations and contribute to treatment planning.

Demonstrated cultural competence and a deep sense of empathy towards vulnerable populations. Ensures all client interactions are respectful, inclusive, and considerate of individual needs and backgrounds. Working knowledge of office practices, procedures, computer applications, and machines.  Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.  Exhibits good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload.  Ability to work with people, seek and accept supervision, organize and plan work. Good health and physical condition sufficient to permit full performance of the position. Bilingual is highly desirable. Experience working with high-risk populations is a plus.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Administration      
Supervisor: Project Manager

Position open until filled.


Physician Assistant

Position Summary:
The primary function is to provide expanded primary health care services for a caseload of patients in clinical specializations. Work involves conducting complete physicals, providing treatment, and counseling patients. Primary health care supervision includes medical assistants and nursing personnel. The Physician Assistant works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Education/Licensure:
Licensed to practice as a Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner in the state of Texas and National Certification. Prior experience in a clinical setting.

Essential Functions:
Examine patients to obtain information about their physical condition. Obtain, compile, and record patients’ medical data, including health history, progress notes, and physical examination results. Interpret diagnostic test results for deviations from normal. Make tentative diagnoses and decisions about the management and treatment of patients. Administer or order diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory tests. Perform minor in-house procedures such as I & D’s, suturing, in-grown nails, wound care, and infection management. Instruct and counsel patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance. Prescribe medication. Act as Physician Assistant for bioterrorism in 3 counties. Interface with the local medical community.  

Work Schedule:
The schedule is to adequately provide patient care during clinic operations. The clinic is open Monday through Thursday; hours vary throughout the year. Some Saturdays are for Community Clinics.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of modern medicine. General knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to public health; structure and functions of public health organizations; current social and economic problems pertaining to public health. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; express ideas clearly and concisely; address audiences effectively; and exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.  Good health and physical condition sufficient to permit full performance of the position.

FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Primary Care   
Supervisor: Clinical Director

Position open until filled.


Pharmacy Program Nurse

Position Summary:
A public health nurse is crucial in preventing diseases, promoting health, and managing public health crises. They work on the front lines to provide education, administer vaccines, and address social factors affecting community health. Their impact extends beyond individual care, ensuring the well-being of entire communities. The nurse will work directly with pharmaceutical companies to help patients with medication needs.  Performs routine pharmaceutical assistance work. Maintaining, running, and filing daily reports on all medications that leave the pharmacy daily.  Fill prescriptions and assist the primary care clinicians with reorders of medication.  Detailed instructions are given at the beginning of an assignment; however, after procedures are learned, the work is more independent.  Work is reviewed in progress and upon completion by the Pharmacist, Medical Director, and/or Clinicians. The volume of work and variety of tasks may vary depending on individual ability and experience on the job.

Education/Licensure:
Licensed as a Registered Nurse or Vocational Nurse in the State of Texas.

Essential Functions:
Collaborate with the Pharmacist in Charge to guarantee operational compliance with the Texas Pharmacy Rules set by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Oversees pharmacy staff and operations on a day-to-day basis. Research new medication and maintain records for medications obtained by patients at outside pharmacies.  Prepares and records drug assistance applications for the patient. Log in daily medication shipments, labels, and stock shelves in the pharmacy.  Maintain records of inmate medications filled.  Ensure the pharmacy and medication closet are secure and locked at the end of the day. Receives and fills stock orders, pulling medication for review and labeling by pharmacists.  Enters prescriptions into the computer to obtain labels.  Ensures that information, such as drug names, expiration dates, and lot numbers, are properly recorded on labels and log records. Delivers drugs to facilities and outpatient areas. Conducts inventories.  Maintains records and supplies.  Assist in filling prescriptions.  Performs other public health nursing duties as assigned.  

Work Schedule:
Schedule to provide adequate patient care during clinic operations. Hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred 
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse or Vocational Nurse in the state of Texas
  • Minimum 3 years experience in Primary Health Care 
  • Ability to be decisive and assertive and act as a role model for clinical staff
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • Ability to perform well under stress
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the Health District’s target population
  • The ability to speak, translate, and write in Spanish is preferred. 
  • Ability to work with people, seek and accept supervision, organize and plan work. 
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.  

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Primary Care   
Supervisor: Pharmacist in Charge

Position open until filled.

ACCHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact ACCHD
503 Hill Street
Lufkin, TX
(936) 632-1139
ACCHD Office Hours
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Immunization Hours
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact WIC
205 Shands Drive
Lufkin, Texas
(936) 637-7242
WIC Office Hours
Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
After-Hours Breastfeeding Support
(936) 219-5550

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