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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.



4/2/19
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.



03/26/19
License & Weight Officer

Cherokee County is accepting applications for License and Weight Officer. This person will function as the primary enforcement officer and investigator for county weight matters. Will assist commissioners in gaining cooperation of companies to repair the roads. Patrols county roads in county vehicle searching for violators and signs of possible violations. Investigates calls of possible violations from citizens, county employees and others. Weighs and checks vehicles to assure compliance. Issues permits and citations. Seeks voluntary compliance by all persons utilizing county roads. Takes appropriate enforcement action against violators. Must maintain TCOLE certification.

Physical Requirements:
•This person will remain in a stationary position 75% of the work day.
•Frequently moves from the vehicle to one being inspected. This could include a chase to apprehend actors.
•Frequently operates a motor vehicle to patrol the roads of Cherokee County.
•Frequently observes motor vehicles to detect violations.
•Frequently observes roads to assess damage or other areas of concern requiring repair.
•Must be able to ascend/descend from a motor vehicle. This includes tractor-trailers being inspected.
•Frequently positions self to inspect an entire motor vehicle, including a tractor-trailer.
•Frequently communicates with the public as well as county and other officials. Must be able to communicate effectively in these situations.
•Must be able to identify violators and quickly determine action to be taken.
•Occasionally moves or restrains objects of people. Must be able to move or restrain approximately 100 lbs. in these situations.
•Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
•Valid Texas Driver License
•High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
•Current Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
•Minimum of five (5) years Peace Officer experience, prefer License & Weight experience with certification
•Current firearm proficiency

Submit application 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 Human Resource Director by email: hr@cocherokee.org. Cherokee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.



01/02/19
Machine Operator I (PCT 4)

Precinct 4 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.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent required and Commercial Driver License. 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.



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.



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. If mailing or faxing, please send to the attention of Captain Fred Butler. 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.



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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