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AI- 3762   4. E. 3.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 10/10/2012  
Reclassifying Medical Laboratory Assistant position
Submitted By: Dina Chavez, Health Department
Department: Health Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider re-classifying the Medical Laboratory Assistant position (job code 3242) to an additional Public Health Technician (job code 3232); approve salary adjustment of $3,117.00.
BACKGROUND
The Health District is seeking approval to create a Public Health Technician position by re-classifying and a Medical Laboratory Position. In addition, approve a salary adjustment of $3,117, which includes employee benefits for the Public Health Technician position.

These additional duties will be added to this position:
• Perform clinical analysis and processing specimens according to tests ordered.
• Collect marine water samples at 52 sites along the beaches and bays utilizing specific collection techniques.
• Collect and record environmental field data.

The Public Health Technician position pay group is H16 and the salary range is: low $26,254, mid $34,096, high $41,938. This salary adjustment will be within the salary range and a cost savings to the general fund of $17,180.

The Medical Laboratory position (job code 3242) will be deleted. Also, approve a salary adjustment of $3,117, which includes the employee benefits for the Public Health Technician position.

The funding for this position will now be 50% general fund (3091) and 50% Beach watch grant fund (2630). If the Beach watch grant is not renewed, this position will become part time. This salary adjustment will be a cost savings to the general fund of $17,180. This salary adjustment has been reviewed and approved by Human Resources.

DISCUSSION
This position will be 50% general fund (3091) and 50% Beach watch grant funded (2630). Cost savings of $17,180 to the County general fund.

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Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
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Account Code(s) for Available Funds
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