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04/30/24
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.



04/09/24
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

For additional information 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.

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



3/4/24
Deputy County Clerk - Civil
Rusk, Texas


Position Summary
Assist general public, customers and other agencies in recording, filing and obtaining legal documents and records. Assist Judges and attorneys with case management. Provides information regarding court policies and procedures to citizens and resolves citizen complaints. Serve as dedicated staff for Office of Court Administration (OCA) Collection Improvement Program (CIP). Account for payments and issues receipts of court costs by mail or in person. Ensure fines/costs are paid in a timely manner. Enter and process judicial decisions and record transactions, dispositions. Submit individual periodic reports to State Comptroller, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and OCA as required by law.

Essential Functions of the Job
• Answers phones
• Greets customers
• Prints daily reports
• Picks up and delivers mail
• Issues citations
• Bookkeeping
• Enters information into computer
• Signs various documents
• General typing and word processing
• Maintains birth and death records
• Issues birth certificates, death certificate and marriage licenses, DD-214s
• Record and maintain cattle brands
• Input, scan, file and maintain land records
• Research records
• Cashier duties, accepting payments
• Processes motions and orders for the court
• Transfer cases from County Attorney
• Enters docket numbers on new cases
• Issues court process papers
• Enters new cases into case management software system
• Scans all case documents and maintains file folders
• Coordinates with outside offices for criminal case filings
• Posts court costs and fine payments
• Coordinates with probationers for payment arrangements
• Responds to other county officials and agencies
• Checks jail records for offenders who owe money
• Serves as staff for collection program
• Interviews

Additional duties and responsibilities
• As directed by supervisor
• Maintains birth, death and marriage records
• Process and maintain case management files
• Copies documents
• Pick up and deliver mail to Post Office

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required to Perform the Essential Functions
• Knowledge of operation of copier and scanner
• Knowledge of filing
• Knowledge of basic computer data entry
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to perform cash transactions
• Ability to multi-task
• Excellent computer skills and knowledge of software
• Time management and strong organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills

Work Environment
• Work will be performed indoors
• Low to mid-level noise level

Physical Requirements
• Ability to move up to 50 lbs.
• Able to remain upright and move for extended periods of time
• Ability to move from one floor of the Courthouse to the other

Recommended Minimum Qualifications
• High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
• Submit to fingerprinting and criminal background check- Required

Submit application to Human Resource Director, 135 S. Main, Rusk, TX, 75785, by fax to (903) 683-1186 or email. Application may be obtained from the web at www.co.cherokee.tx.us and click on Jobs, or email hr@cocherokee.org to request. 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.



09/22/23
Cherokee County (Multiple Precincts)
Machine Operator I—Full Time
Class A CDL Required


Cherokee County Road & Bridge has openings for the position of full time Machine Operator I. These positions are available in multiple precincts. The positions require 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 and Commercial Driver’s License are required. Applications may 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.



02/09/23
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.



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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