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09/18/18
Assistant County Attorney – Grant Funded

Employer: Cherokee County
Location: Rusk, Texas
Salary Range: Full-time position $55,000 - $58,000 + benefits

Position Summary:
Prosecution of Misdemeanor cases, including Class “C” misdemeanors in Justice of the Peace Courts; Prosecution of Child Protective Service Cases and Adult Protective Service Cases; Prosecution of Protective Orders; Prosecution of Juvenile Cases; Prosecution of Mental Health Commitments; Legal Research and Brief Preparation for any appeals taken from cases the County Attorney’s office handles; preparation of Legal Documents; limited Civil Trial Litigation; Provide legal opinions to County Officials and Department heads. Other duties as assigned by County Attorney.

Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited law school. Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Must pass a criminal background check and submit to fingerprinting. Good communication skills and the ability to interact well with others is required. Candidates should have skills in legal writing, legal research and negotiation. The position also requires computer literacy.

A complete job description may be requested from the Cherokee County Human Resource Director. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a minimum of three references to: Cara Kettrick, Human Resource Director, 135 S. Main St., Rusk, TX 75785 or email to hr@cocherokee.org, phone: (903)683-5367. Cherokee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

This posting may close at any time once a sufficient number of applications have been received.



09/12/18
Patrol Deputy Sheriff

Position Summary:
Performs law enforcement duties authorized by the Sheriff of Cherokee County under the statutes of the State of Texas. Patrols county. Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of criminal and domestic incidents.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
•High School diploma or equivalent
•TCOLE Certification
•Valid Texas Driver’s License
•Law enforcement experience

Additional Requirements:
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen, background investigation and an oral and written interview.
•Must not have any felony convictions or any misdemeanor convictions above Class C within the last five (5) years.

For additional information and application, please apply in person at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, 272 Underwood St., Rusk, Texas. You may also contact Captain Fred Butler (903)683-2271. A complete job description is available by contacting the Human Resource Director at (903)683-5367 or hr@cocherokee.org.

Cherokee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.
This job posting may close at any time once a sufficient number of applications have been received.



09/10/18
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Part-Time

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department is taking applications for one part-time Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). The LVN provides medical care for inmates and assists the staff physician during visits to the facility. May be required to travel to medical appointments with inmates. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Must be a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with the Texas Board of Nursing and have a minimum of one year experience. A detailed job description is available upon request. This position pays approximately $18.38 per hour and will average 22 hours per week.

To complete an application, please apply in person at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, 272 Underwood St., Rusk, Texas. A detailed job description is available by emailing: hr@cocherokee.org.

Cherokee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.



8/17/18
JAILER

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department is accepting applications for a Jailer. Applicants for this position will be responsible for the supervision of daily inmate activities. This involves providing safety and security for inmates and employees. Applicants should have knowledge of booking procedures, possess excellent interpersonal skills as well as oral and written communication skills. Additional requirements: knowledge of filing system, knowledge of control board system, excellent intervention skills and the ability to resolve disputes, knowledge of state laws, excellent computer skills, ability to deal with intoxicated, sick or suicidal inmates, excellent organization and time management skills, professionalism and the ability to work as a team. This position requires an individual to have a High School Diploma or equivalent. Also recommended are the NCIC/TCIC Certification, Jailer Certification, CPR Certification and training or experience in bookkeeping. For a complete job description and application, please apply in person at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, 272 Underwood St., Rusk, Texas.

Cherokee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.



8/14/18
Community Supervision Officer

LOCATION: Cherokee County CSCD, Rusk, Texas

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Must have a bachelor’s degree conferred by an institution of higher education accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Unless the bachelor’s degree is in criminal justice, criminology, corrections, counseling, human services development, law, law enforcement, police science, pre-law, public administration, rehabilitative studies, social work, psychology or sociology, the applicant must have: one year of graduate study in one of those fields; or one year of full time experience in casework, counseling, community or group work; or other satisfactory education or experience.

DUTIES:
Supervise a caseload of offenders placed under community supervision for felony and misdemeanor offenses. Specific duties will consist of monitoring the offender’s compliance with the orders of the Court through routine office and field contacts to ensure community safety, referring the offender to behavioral changing resources, conducting assessments and individual case supervision plans, intake with new probationers, communicating with probation officers in other counties to determine an offender’s compliance with conditions of probation and reporting violations of probation to the appropriate authority in a timely manner. This list is not extensive, but covers the main areas of responsibilities.

SALARY:
Entry Level: $30,000 plus benefits

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

Persons interested in applying for this position should send resume and their most recent college transcript by mail to:

Brandon Sheeley, Director
Cherokee County CSCD
PO Box 259
Rusk, Texas 75785



06/22/18
VOCA-Victim Coordinator, Grant Funded, FLSA – Non Exempt

Position Summary:
Administrative support for the District Attorney’s office. Provides victims of crime with information about the criminal justice system and functions as liaison between prosecutors and victims.

Some Essential Functions of the Job
•Initiates contact with victims and advises them of their rights and benefits under local, state and federal law. Serves as liaison between victims and the attorneys
•Offers additional assistance and support to coordinate victims’ benefits or agency referral
•Basic counseling and crisis intervention for victim. On call as needed.
•Coordinates court calendar and appointments as necessary
•Attends court hearings with victims and their families, MDT Meetings, and CAC Interviews
•Responsible for maintaining various files, logs and statistics for the grant program and grant required reporting
•Interacts with various other departments, professionals and the public.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications
•Bachelor Degree preferred
•Peace Officer certification and Crisis counseling and intervention training preferred
•Previous Victim Assistance or related Social Work preferred. Any equivalent, combination or experience and training may substitute for educational preference
•Legal and/or office experience preferred
•Qualify for bonding insurance.

Submit application and resume to Human Resource Director, 135 S. Main, Rusk, TX, 75785, (903) 683-5367 office, by fax to (903) 683-1186. Application can be obtained from the web at www.co.cherokee.tx.us and click on Jobs, or email hr@cocherokee.org. For a complete job description, contact the Human Resource Director. Cherokee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. This posting may close at any time once a sufficient number of applications have been received.



05/22/18
Dispatcher

The Cherokee County Sheriffs Office has an immediate opening for a Dispatcher. This is a full time position in Rusk, Texas. Position Summary: Receives emergency calls from the public requesting police, fire, medical or other emergency services. Determine the nature and location of the emergency and dispatch police, fire, ambulance or other emergency units as necessary.

Essential Functions of the Job:
•Answers phones and radio transmissions
•Files warrants
•Handles emergency calls
•Dispatches several departments including but not limited to: Sheriff’s department, city police, fire departments, wrecker services, state troopers, TX DOT
•Sends and receives teletypes, quality assurance, hit request/ confirmations
•Provides customer service and respond to complaints
•Record call log information into computer
•Maintains wrecker rotation logs
•Updates log books
•Logs comp entries
•Enters NCIC/NCIC entries
•Enters warrants, protective orders, stolen items and missing persons entries
•Assigns case numbers to call slips on officer request
•Maintains and tracks warrants
•Assist law enforcement personnel with documentation
•End of month storage
•Fax transmissions separated for inner office
•Additional duties as directed by commanding officers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required to Perform the Essential Functions:
•Knowledge of county policies
•Excellent computer skills
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Ability to interact with other departments and the public
•Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
•Ability to receive, respond and direct radio traffic
•Knowledge of filing system

Work Environment & Physical Requirements: Work will be performed indoors. Ability to remain upright for extended periods of time

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
•High School Diploma or equivalent
•Tele-Communicator training
•NCI/TCIC training

Please apply in person at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, 272 Underwood St., Rusk, Texas. Cherokee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Applications are also available online. This posting may close at any time once a sufficient number of applications have been received.



Cherokee County participates in E-Verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
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