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1/10/18
Deputy Voter Clerk

The Cherokee County Elections Office has an opening for Deputy Voter Clerk. This is an entry level, full time position in Rusk, Texas. This position provides the Election Administrator with technical voter registration assistance and performs election duties.

Duties may include the following as well as others as assigned:
•Provide staff and taxpayers with technical voter answers based upon most recent laws and updates published in Texas Election Law.
•Acts as the liaison to Secretary of State for questions and other services provided by the State.
•Ensures all voter registrations are researched, input and kept up to date.
•Ensures voter names and address changes are input and kept up to date.
•Ensures address additions to database are compatible and adhere to 911 address database.
•Coordinates assigned staff members’ workload to assist in voter workload.
•Prepares for early voting and general election.
•Prepares post election data as well as creates and prints post election reports.
•Provides voter data as requested through Open Records Requests and prepares invoice based upon Open Records Request Invoice template.
•Prepares voter data and activity reports as required by the Secretary of State.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
•Keyboarding minimum speed of 35 words per minute.
•Ability to use Microsoft or WordPerfect software products.
•Ability to tactfully and effectively communicate with elected officials, offices, departments, election judges, and voters in answering questions concerning technical voter issues, polling places and voter status.
•Ability to successfully complete TEAM voter registration course and program system for elections.
•Ability to learn Texas Election Laws.

Work Environment:
•Work is conducted in an office environment and at county polling stations.
•Required to work weekends and after hours on weekdays during elections as needed.

Physical Requirements: Ability to move up to 30 pounds and remain upright for extended periods of time.

Minimum Qualification: High School Diploma or equivalent. Previous office experience preferred.

Applications can be obtained online at www.co.cherokee.tx.us or at the office of the Human Resource Director, 135 S. Main St. (3rd Floor), Rusk, TX 75785. Fax to (903)683-1186 or email hr@cocherokee.org. 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.



1/4/18
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.



12/22/17
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 $14.00 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.



12/22/17
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.



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

 
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