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08/11/22
License & Weight/Livestock Officer
Click for APPLICATION for License & Weight/Livestock Officer(pdf)


Cherokee County is accepting applications for License and Weight/Livestock Officer. This position functions as the primary enforcement officer and investigator for county weight matters. 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. Enforces estray and Public Rabies laws. Takes appropriate enforcement action against violators. Must maintain TCOLE certification. Reports to County Commissioners with Senior Commissioner and Sheriff being immediate supervisors. Must be able to work over 40 hours, including nights and weekends. Occasional out of town travel required.

Essential Functions of the Job
• Issue permits to individuals and businesses to operate on Cherokee County roads
• Routes and documents truck traffic
• Secures and deposits road use bonds with Treasurer
• Reports observed or reported safety issues on road conditions to the proper precinct commissioners
• Assists other county law enforcement agencies as necessary
• Works with Treasurer and Auditor’s office for filing bonds
• Documents and files routing agreements with appropriate commissioner
• Patrols Cherokee County roads observing for damage and possible violations
• Enforces rules, regulations and laws concerning the use of Cherokee County roads
• Issues citations to violators
• Investigates reports of possible violations
• Educates the public and business on the laws concerning the use of the roads
• Enforces estray and Texas Rabies laws
• Testifies at trials concerning citations
• Maintains reports and supplies monthly report to the Commissioners
• Schedules work hours to ensure proper coverage for county roads
• Check in with each Commissioner weekly
• Video each road before and after routing agreements are issued
• Checks in and out with Sheriff’s Dispatch daily
• Maintains TCOLE certification
• Maintains biannual firearms proficiency

Additional duties and responsibilities
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor
• Maintains and issues equipment
• Prepares reports and documentation of activities
• Maintains and documents vehicle use
• Prepares monthly and weekly reports
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required to Perform the Essential Functions
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to remain calm and professional in tense law enforcement situations
• Ability to operate and work out of various types of vehicles and utilize license and weight equipment during execution of duties
• Knowledge of state and county laws
• Ability to file
• Ability to operate a computer
• Ability to speak professionally on radio
• Ability operate license and weight equipment
• Knowledge and proficiency in use of scales testify in court

Work Environment
• Work will be performed indoors and outdoors.
• Confined to patrol vehicle and field for extended periods of time
• Outdoor exposure includes extreme hot and cold temperatures
• Will wear a fire arm and officer uniform
• Subject to certain risk that could be harmful and/or life threatening.

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 or 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 is required
• Current Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
• Knowledge of estray laws
• Minimum of five (5) years Peace Officer experience, prefer License & Weight experience with certification
• Current firearm proficiency

Submit License and Weight application to Human Resource Director, 135 S. Main, Rusk, TX, 75785, (903) 683-5367 office, by fax to (903) 683-1186. Application may be obtained from the Human Resource Director by email: hr@cocherokee.org. Cherokee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

Posted August 11, 2022 and Closes August 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Click for APPLICATION for License & Weight/Livestock Officer(pdf)



07/29/22
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
REQUIRED - 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.



07/08/22
Administrative Assistant - County Attorney’s Office
Rusk, TX - Full Time


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.

Essential Functions of the Job
• Attend and prepare pre-trial dockets, pull files, check computer entries and file-prepare plea papers or other court paper document, enter notes, coordinate with county CCAL court coordinator, jail, coordinate with district attorney, work with county clerk, enter data on Net Data and prepare paperwork to close files, follow-up on files, prepare documents, request certified judgments, obtain lab from law enforcement agency or lab
• Attend and prepare jury selection dockets, pull files, check computer entries and prepare court paperwork, enter notes, coordinate with county CCAL court coordinator, jail, district attorney, and county clerk, enter notes on Net Data and prepare paperwork
• Prepare and coordinate subpoenas and paperwork for misdemeanor jury trials and bench trials, misdemeanor and/or felony juvenile trials, communicate with law enforcement, witnesses, victim, various experts, county clerk and district clerk, obtain labs from agencies, request evidence to be submitted for analysis, communicate with lab to obtain status or completion research, locate, verify, coordinate witness or victim, and date, time and place, will attend with witnesses or victims
• Determine by reviewing criminal history previous convictions in other counties, and preparing request for certified judgments
• Testing online and authorized to access criminal history through DPS web site
• Obtain jury pool list from district clerk, check jury pool for warrants, prior cases, convictions, open felony or misdemeanor cases
• Prepare court paperwork and files for juvenile probation, file juvenile petitions with district clerk, record settings on calendars, co-ordinate with district judge office, juvenile probation, county attorney calendar, juvenile attorney
• Notarize documents for CPS, juvenile probation, affidavit of non prosecution or other documents
• Assist with jail run docket as needed, obtain offense report, check for felony or other cases, collect all cases, prepare paperwork, enter Net Data disposition or notes, close file
• Prepare discovery fax, scan and email, or copy discovery for attorneys and copy DVD’s as needed
• Prepares recall of warrants, FTA warrants, fax and communicate with county clerk, attorney, defendants, law enforcement to complete recall, enters note on file and Net Data, communicate to locate where warrant originated when not included in offense report
• Pull and prepare paperwork for pleas if not on regular docket and close
• Create forms and enter fields to enter into Net Data
• Research issues, correct and report correct criminal history to CJIS
• Prepare, pick up and deliver mail to post office and use postage machine for postage, certified return receipt letters or regular mail
• Print detailed copies for CPS dockets
• Schedule and coordinate calendar for justice of peace dockets, and check defendants for prior arrests-pending warrants or open cases
• Pull file and complete Net Data entries for order of expunctions or order of non-disclosure
• Verify if defendants are in custody in TDCJ or jail if needed through vinelink or TDCJ websites, phone verification or email
• Answer phones and Defendants or general public questions with professionalism
• Work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
• Train and assist co-workers as needed
• Liaisons for County Attorney with the public, defense attorneys and agency officials
• Help record calendar events on online calendar and book calendar
• Work with various offices including county clerk, county court at law court coordinator, jail, adult probation, district attorney, law enforcement agencies, attorneys, bondsmen, justice of the peace, occasionally, deal with irate and/or defensive defendant, witness, victims, or general public by phone or in person
• Make and help maintain appeal file cases

Additional duties and responsibilities
• Additional duties as assigned by County Attorney

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required to Perform the Essential Functions
• Excellent telephone skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to work under stress
• Ability to multi-task in fast paced environment
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Knowledge of filing system
• Ability to cooperate easily with others
• Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Word Perfect and NetData

Work Environment
• Work will be performed indoors

Physical Requirements
• Ability to remain upright for extended periods of time
• Ability to move 25 lbs.
• Ability to move from office to courtrooms and other offices
• 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

Applications may 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.



2/28/22
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Full-Time

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department is accepting applications for one full-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. Exceptional employee benefits!

To complete an application, please apply in person at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, 272 Underwood St., Rusk, Texas or download the CCSO application from the website: http://www.co.cherokee.tx.us/ips/cms/jobs.html. A detailed job description is available by emailing: hr@cocherokee.org.

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



01/03/22
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department
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 required
•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 Jeremy Jackson. 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.



7/30/20
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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