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09/12/19
Administrative Assistant
Part-Time/TEMPORARY - Maximum of 25 hours per week


Position Summary: Assist County Attorney and Assistant County Attorney in criminal and county issues. Operates computer, fax, copier, scanners, recording and video equipment, multi-line phone system and postage machine. File, answer phones and provides customer service and notary duties. Interacts with internal and external officials, bondsmen and the public. Assists law enforcement with criminal cases. Maintains dockets for arraignment, pre-trial hearings and jury selection. Prepare, research, investigate, and subpoena witnesses for pre-trial hearings, bench trials, jury trial for misdemeanor criminal dockets and juvenile dockets. Prepares paperwork for misdemeanor criminal cases and juvenile misdemeanor and/or felony cases. Cooperates with the County Attorney Clerk to ensure functions of daily operations. Assist co-workers as needed.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Work will be performed indoors. Ability to remain upright for extended periods of time, ability to move 25 lbs., ability to move from office to courtrooms and other offices and ability to stop and reach above head.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications
•Associate Degree
•Minimum two years ‘experience in a prosecutor or criminal defense attorney office
•Submit to fingerprinting by Sheriff’s Department and criminal background check

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.



9/3/19
Solid Waste Assistant Part Time (7-12 hours per week)

Position Summary: Establish and collect fees. Provide receipts and maintain weekly log sheets. Account and return monies collected on weekly basis. Contact waste disposal contractor for pick-up and return of receptacles.

Essential Functions of the Job
•Monitor unloading to ensure no toxic materials
•Ensure appliances are free of trash and contamination
•Ensure trash and contaminates are disposed of regularly
•Perform maintenance of compactor and other equipment
•Maintain oil filter barrel and oil recycle container for cleanliness, usability and safety
•Maintain log sheet for oil and amounts recycled
•Maintain record of all transactions

Additional duties and responsibilities
•Additional duties as directed by manager
•Supervise general grounds maintenance, mowing and weedeating
•Removal of litter
•General cleaning, sweeping receptacle area

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required to Perform the Essential Functions
•Ability and knowledge of the following tools and other equipment used to perform job duties: trash compactor, backhoe, mower and weedeater
•Ability to make decisions
•Ability to work unsupervised and motivate self
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Ability to maintain accurate records
•Knowledge of HAZMAT regulations

Work Environment
•Work will be performed indoors and outdoors
•Office may be heated or cooled comfortably
•Outdoor exposure includes extreme hot and cold temperatures
•Exposure to fumes, chemicals and noise from equipment

Physical Requirements
•Ability to operate trash compactor, backhoe, mower and weedeater
•Ability to move for extended periods of time
•Ability to withstand extreme weather conditions

Recommended Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

Applications close 07/15/2016 at 3:00 p.m. 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. Cherokee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.



08/26/19
Assistant District Attorney: GRANT FUNDED
“Violence Against Women” Prosecutor

OPENING: September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020

SALARY: Based upon Grant Funding estimated $43,000 up to $66,000

POSITION SUMMARY:
Case preparation and prosecution of Felony Cases, specifically of “Violence Against Women” cases: family violence, sexual assaults, dating violence, and stalking crimes against women; limited Civil Trial Litigation; works closely with the region’s Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties to ensure services are collaborated.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Trial experience preferred, as well as some exposure to Family Law.

APPLICATION:
To be considered for the position, please submit your completed application (see above) along with a Resume to:
Elmer C. Beckworth, Jr.
Cherokee County District Attorney
PO Box 450
Rusk, TX 75785

The Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.



08/05/19
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 TCIC/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
•TCIC/NCIC 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.



06/20/19
County Auditor

The District Courts of Cherokee County, Texas, seek a professional individual with the requisite competence and experience, and the ability to work well with many different individuals and stakeholders, who will handle the duties of Cherokee County Auditor with excellence and integrity.

Position Summary
The position of Cherokee County Auditor encompasses all aspects of governmental accounting in accordance with GAAP and GASB, reporting and compliance, safeguarding of assets, financial leadership, budgeting, forecasting, management of an office with several employees, systems maintenance, and traditional audit functions - all within a county governmental environment requiring clear and helpful communication, and proactive financial stewardship.
Qualifications
•Four year college degree, preferably a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting or finance, or an equivalent master’s degree
•Licensed Certified Public Accountant or equivalent professional designation, license, or certification preferred
•Minimum of 5 years accounting/financial experience, with at least 2 years of experience in governmental and fund balance accounting preferred
•A resident of Cherokee County, Texas or be willing to move to Cherokee County within 6 months of appointment preferred

Compensation and Benefits Package
•Annual Salary commensurate with experience
•The county has a quality benefits package including vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, health insurance and voluntary benefits; a more detailed description of the county’s benefits package may be obtained upon request

Please submit resume and application to the Human Resource Director. 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.



4/25/19
Assistant County Attorney – Grant Funded

Employer: Cherokee County
Location: Rusk, Texas
Salary Range: Part Time -$75.00 per hour (22 hours per week)
Note: Grant is funded through September 30, 2019

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.



10/17/18
Machine Operator I (PCT 2)

Precinct 2 is seeking a Machine Operator I. This position requires the operation and maintenance of heavy machinery. Tasks will include the repair of roads, mowing road right of ways, installation and cleaning of culverts and storm drains, drive trucks, clean building and grounds, change flat tires, haul concrete, shovel hot mix, wash trucks, cut trees and other duties as assigned. Applicants must possess the knowledge and ability to operate and maintain equipment. They must also have knowledge of road construction and building. This is an outdoor work environment. Applicants must have the ability to move up to 80 lbs, climb, stoop, bend, twist, remain upright and move for extended periods of time. For a complete job description, contact the Human Resource Director.

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Applications can be obtained online at www.co.cherokee.tx.us or at the office of the Human Resource Director. Submit application and resume to Human Resource Director, 135 S. Main St., 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.



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.



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

 
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