Almost 400 Precinct One public servants work to provide residents top-notch services.

Lead by Commissioner Rodney Ellis, the Precinct One team consists of career professionals who specialize in serving the Harris County residents.  Our Human Resource group creates a positive work environment that allows the precinct's most valuable asset, our employees, to be successful in both their personal and professional lives.

All team members strive to fulfill Precinct One’s mission, which consists of:

  • a commitment to becoming a national model for delivering responsive public service;
  • by utilizing inclusive, innovative and collaborative approaches to improving the quality of life;
  • while advancing equality of opportunity and promoting the fair treatment of all people in Harris County.


When you identify a position you are interested in, you must apply online. We ask that every applicant apply online in order to comply with hiring record retention requirements and ease of communication to you. You will receive an automated response to inform you that your application has been received. We encourage you to attach a resume and cover letter to your application that serve to highlight areas of your experience that are not readily apparent on the application.


Before or after your application we encourage you to explore the Precinct One website and understand our mission, goals and divisions. This exploration will most definitely produce a better understanding of Precinct One which will aid in the interview process should your application be moved to that level.


Our recruiting staff reviews all applications received and must disqualify those individuals that do not meet the posted minimum education and experience requirements. Those applications that meet minimum requirements are filtered to produce the best qualified candidates. We understand that you may present us with experience and education levels that exceeds the minimum education and experience levels listed on the posting. However, we select those applicants, in our opinion, that appear to be the best fit for the job and forward those applications to the hiring manager.


Periodic updates will be provided electronically to applicants during the process. Updates by applicants requested via telephone or direct email to the Human Resources staff or hiring manager may not be able to be given due to various reasons such as the number of applications received, the review is not been complete, the hiring manager is still in application review, etc.


We reach out to the applicants we believe fit the needs of the job the best and meet minimum qualifications to set up interviews as the next step in our hiring process. The interviews may include telephone screens, face to face interviews, electronic interviews either one on one or by a panel. Certain positions require a final interview with the Chief of Staff or the Commissioner. These interviews may stretch over a period of time as hiring decisions are very important to us and not made hastily. Interviews may require a presentation or production of writing samples.


If we believe you are the best qualified candidate for the position and are poised to help fulfill he mission of Precinct One, we will make you an offer of employment. We will provide you a written executed contingent offer letter and ask for your authorization to conduct a background screening. Drug screenings are only conducted for safety sensitive positions. These types of positions most often involve driving or operating machinery. Our offers are typically our best and final. The reason for this is that we conduct a market pay analysis, internal equity review, and budget review to present the fairest and best offer possible. Our offers are not based on current or previous pay of the applicant.

Day One

A start date will be determined which typically falls on the start of a pay cycle. You will submit forms prior to the start date that are required and may need to correct those forms or complete additional forms in a face to face setting with Human Resources. Within the first month of employment you will be invited to participate in a County-wide new employee orientation session. Your manager will meet with you and discuss work load, goals and expected results. Your office equipment will be set up prior to your arrival. Needed badge or key requests will be coordinated as quickly as possible.

To express interest in our positions, please visit the Harris County Job Portal.

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

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