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Employment Opportunities

ANGELINA COUNTY

DISTRICT COURT

Job Vacancy

JOB TITLEDistrict Court Fair Defense Act / Jury Clerk

DEPARTMENTOffice of District Judges

WORK SITEAngelina County Courthouse

SUPERVISORDistrict Judges

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Diploma/Certification: High School or GED

Computer/Software skills: Able to set up and maintain database for voluminous FDA reporting, proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook (including Outlook calendar), experience with databases/data entry and Adobe Reader/PDF preferred.

Communication skills: Able to tactfully and effectively converse with Defendants, attorneys, Judges, other elected Officials, County employees, and the public. (Bilingual English/Spanish preferred)

Office Equipment: Typing/Data entry with computer and calculator; proficient in use of fax/copy/scanner machines.

Internet skills: Able to electronically transmit data for FDA reporting.

Language skills: Proficient in verbal and written grammar, punctuation, spelling, and legal terminology.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Required to see, hear, and speak. Intermittent standing, sitting, walking, bending, kneeling, and hand/finger dexterity to perform Job Duties. May be required to move/lift objects 25 pounds or less.

 

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES: The Clerk is responsible for the implementation of the Fair Defense Act for felony cases in Angelina County, Texas, as well as coordinating the Jury Selection process for monthly petit juries and quarterly grand juries in the District Courts.   

 

SPECIFIC FDA CLERK DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1) Call Jail every morning and prepare Jail Call List of arrested Defendants for Video Jail Call/FDA Hearing.

2) Identify newly charged offense for each Defendant as well as prior charges to determine prior appointment of counsel.

3) Assist Defendants complete and sign ATTORNEY REQUEST FORM, DEFENDANT INFORMATION FORM, QUESTIONNAIRE UNDER OATH CONCERNING FINANCIAL RESOURCES & APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT ATTORNEY Forms, as necessary.

4) Prepare ORDER APPOINTING COUNSEL, obtain Judge’s signature, file with Clerk and send copies to appointed Counsel.

5) Prepare Out-of-County Order for Appointment of Counsel and notify District Attorney for preparation of Bench Warrant.

6) Attend and assist Court at all FDA/Jail Call Hearings and Arraignments.

7) Organize and maintain updated FDA Files containing:  Local FDA Plan; Applications for Public Appointment List; Appointment Lists; Attorney Request Form; Defendant Information Form; & Order Appointing Counsel.

8) Process attorney fee vouchers in a timely manner.

9) Create and maintain data compilations, summaries and statistics as required by the Judges, requests from the Auditor, and OCA and State officials for FDA compliance reports, including attorney CLE transcripts and Reporting forms.

 

 SPECIFIC JURY CLERK DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 1) Prepare Order for Juror Summons for both petit and grand jurors to be signed by District Judge.

 2) Print Juror Summons/Questionnaires for mailing to jurors.

 3) Provide copies of Jury Lists to Clerk, District Attorney and Courts.

 4) Accept and return calls with jurors for rescheduling, exemptions, disqualifications and address changes.

 5) Prepare Juror packets for Counsel.

 6)  On Jury Selection Day, electronically shuffle and print panel lists, receive attorney strike lists, and print final jury list for each case.

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES: The FDA/Jury Clerk shall also assist the District Court Coordinator and Judges in the performance of case management duties as requested. Anticipated essential duties and responsibilities shall include the following:

1) Perform assigned secretarial tasks as required for correspondence and communication from the District Courts.

2) Telephone reception for the Office of the District Judges.

3) Substitute for absent Staff in the Office of the District Judges.

SALARY RANGE: $30,000-$35,000 annually, with County Employee Benefits, depending on experience and qualifications.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE OFFICE OF COUNTY AUDITOR, MS. JANICE CORDRAY, COURTHOUSE ANNEX BUILDING, 606 EAST LUFKIN AVENUE, SUITE #206, LUFKIN, TEXAS, 75901 OR ONLINE AT www.angelinacounty.net.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS, TOGETHER WITH ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, MAY BE SUBMITTED TO THE OFFICE OF DISTRICT JUDGES, P.O. BOX, 908, LUFKIN, TEXAS 75902-0908 UNTIL NOVEMBER 27, 2017.

ANGELINA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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ANGELINA COUNTY

JUVENILE SERVICES

Job Vacancy

JOB TITLE:        Juvenile Probation Officer

SALARY: Commensurate on Experience

 

BASIC RESPONSIBILIES:

The Juvenile Probation Officer’s primary responsibility is to act as the primary supervising officer of children placed on court ordered probation and deferred prosecution. Other responsibilities include making dispositional recommendations in court, written social histories for court review, administering case plans and completing assessment instruments.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Required:  Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Required:  Minimum of one year experience working with youth between ten and seventeen years of age
  • Required:  No disqualifying criminal history
  • Required:  Satisfactory results on a drug test following a conditional employment offer
  • Required:  Texas Driver’s License and proof of liability coverage
  • Preferred:  Juvenile Probation Officer Certification
  • Preferred:  Juvenile Supervision Officer Certification
  • Preferred:  One Year Case Management Experience
  • Preferred:  Background in Behavior Management
  • Preferred:  Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, social work, psychology, sociology, rehabilitation or other human service related degree
  • Preferred:  Bilingual in English/Spanish

 

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Proficient with computers, basic computer programs and ability to learn new computer programs.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to deal with crisis situations.
  • Through knowledge of the principles, techniques, procedures and trends of social casework among juveniles.
  • Exhibit superior written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • General knowledge of due process and due process in the juvenile justice system.
  • Ability to provide court testimony and make recommendations to the Court.
  • Ability to communicate with Judges, Court personnel, police officers, social workers, coworkers and school personnel. 
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationship with county officials, state, municipal and civic organizations and agencies.
  • Ability to make key decisions.
  • Ability to apply good judgment on problems or the individuals and their environment in matters affecting juveniles.
  • Ability to multi task in a high stress environment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment or alone.

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

 

  • Applications may be obtained at www.angelinacounty.net/jobs.html or at the Angelina County Auditor’s Office 606 E. Lufkin Ave. Suite 206
  • Employment applications will be accepted (or postmarked) until 5:00 p.m., November 17, 2017
  • All applications must be delivered in person to the Angelina County Auditor’s Office at the above address or mailed to Attn: Mark Gorman, P.O. Box 727, Lufkin, TX 75902
  • Applications may not be obtained or accepted at the Angelina County Juvenile Services Department
  • No phone calls will be accepted regarding this position.

Employment Opportunity

TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR

Angelina County Sheriff's Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Telecommunications Operator.  This posting will remain open until position is filled.

The Angelina County Sheriff’s Department is looking for positive, proactive, energetic, enthusiastic individuals that support our core principles of professionalism, community, safety and service to fill the position of Telecommunications Operator.

This position will be responsible for a full range of radio and telephone operational duties in a 24-hour facility. Telecommunications Operators are required to process and prioritize incoming emergency calls for Sheriff's Office, police, fire, and EMS assistance.  The position will be a permanent, full-time position and normally consist of twelve (12) hour shifts.  Certain situations and assignments may arise and require extended duty hours as well as a thorough training program.  Reports to the assigned supervisor and Lieutenant and follows chain of command.  All new hires must successfully complete a twelve (12) month probationary period. 

The Angelina County Sheriff’s Department has an obligation to employ persons of good integrity who will maintain the security and high standards of its services, and whose conduct will maintain public confidence.  To achieve these objectives, the Angelina County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a thorough background investigation on candidates who pass the initial application review, to include but not limited to the following:

 

Educational review
Work history review
Driving record review
Criminal record review
Family history review
Personal reference review
Initial interview
Pre-employment physical examination
Pre-employment drug screening
Pre-employment psychological screening
Any other requirement determined necessary by the Angelina County Sheriff’s Department

 

Applicants are required to successfully pass a complete background investigation check and successfully complete a pre-employment interview board.  It is critical that all questions on the History Statement and the additional application questions are answered and answered truthfully.  The completion of the history statement and the additional application questions represent your ability to provide written communication and follow directions.  Incomplete history statements and the additional application questions will not be processed. 

 

 

Eligibility Requirements (partial list):

Complete a Personal History Statement (Application) Required by TCOLE.
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Must have a High School Diploma or general education degree (GED).
Must possess a valid and eligible Texas Driver’s License.
Must not have ever been convicted of an offense above a Class B Misdemeanor and must not have any convictions for a Class B misdemeanor within the past 10 years.
Must not have any convictions of any family violence.
Must not have pending litigations – criminal or civil.
Must not have been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions.
Be subjected to a thorough comprehensive background investigation and interview.
All applicants must pass medical, mental and drug testing requirements.
Must be willing to work shift work, holidays and weekends.
Must be of good moral character.
Must be able to type at or above 35 net words per minute, (corrected), proof of passing score required and provided by the local Texas Work Force Center.
Must qualify for and obtain TLETS Terminal Operator certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education within Twelve (12) months of employment. Previous law enforcement experience is not necessary, but, helpful.

 

Other Skills and Abilities:

Law Enforcement experience strongly desired but not required.
Bilingual skills strongly desired but not required.
Exercises sound judgment.
Able to relay emergency information.
Ability to tolerate, react and maintain composure in highly stressful emergencies situations.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to make sound decisions using all available information.
Skills to accomplish tasks in a controlled, effective manner while working under stress.
Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and the general public.
Ability to operate computer systems.
Ability to speak clearly and concisely over the radio and telephone.
Ability to perform multiple duties simultaneously.
Ability to read maps and coordinates.
Ability to resolve conflict in a professional and efficient manner.  

 

Salary and Benefits:

Telecommunications Operator Annual Salary $32,760.00
Certificate Pay
Texas County & District Retirement System
County paid Insurance for Employees who participates in the Wellness Program
Thirteen Paid Holidays a Year
Accumulating Eight Hours of Sick Time Month
Longevity Pay, $8.00 per month for each full year, paid in one lump sum each December
Paid Vacations days starting at five days for first year of service, ten days for second year of service and fifteen
days after five years of service

 

Special Instructions:

Personal History Statement (Application) can be obtained at angelinacounty.net or picked up at the:

Angelina County Sheriff's Department

2311 E. Lufkin Ave. Lufkin, Texas

Angelina County is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

 

The right side of the page there is a link to the 32 page Sheriff’s Department Job Application.


Employment Opportunity

Patrol Deputy

Angelina County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy assigned to Patrol.

The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office is looking for positive, proactive, energetic, enthusiastic individuals that support our core principles of community, safety, service to fill the position of Patrol Deputy.  The Patrol Deputy enforces the laws for the County of Angelina, State of Texas by patrolling and responding to and investigating incidents and complaints received through communications, according to the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the Sheriff’s Department.  Under general supervision, exercises responsibility for the enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare.  Exercises independent judgment in dealing with dangerous or unusual situations, exercising safety practices and procedures.  Works under stressful, high risk conditions. Reports to assigned Sergeant or Lieutenant.

The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office has an obligation to employ persons of good integrity who will maintain the security and high standards of its services, and whose conduct will maintain public confidence.  To achieve these objectives, the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a thorough background investigation on all candidates who pass the initial application review, to include but not limited to the following:

  • Educational review
  • Work history review
  • Driving record review
  • Criminal record review
  • Family history review
  • Personal reference review
  • Initial interview
  • Pre-employment physical examination
  • Pre-employment drug screening
  • Pre-employment psychological screening
  • Any other requirement determined necessary by the Angelina County Sheriff’s Department

Applicants are required to successfully pass a complete background investigation check and successfully complete a pre-employment interview board.  It is critical that all questions on the History Statement and the additional application questions are answered and answered truthfully.  The completion of the history statement and the additional application questions represent your ability to provide written communication and follow directions.  Incomplete history statements and the additional application questions will not be processed. 

Eligibility Requirements (partial list):

  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Minimum of 21 years of age or older.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Must possess a valid and eligible Texas Driver’s License.
  • Must be a licensed Peace officer by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
  • Must not have ever been convicted of an offense above a Class B Misdemeanor and no convictions for a Class B misdemeanor within the past 10 years.
  • Must not have convictions for any family violence of any degree ever.
  • Must not have pending litigation – criminal or civil.
  • Must not have been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions.
  • Be subjected to a thorough comprehensive background investigation and interview.
  • All applicants must pass medical, mental and drug testing requirements.
  • Must be willing to work shift work, holidays and weekends.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Ability to tolerate and react to high stress situations and emergencies and to maintain composure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to make sound decisions using all available information.
  • Skills to accomplish tasks in a controlled, effective manner while working under stress.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and the general public.
  • Ability to operate computer systems.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Patrol Deputy Annual Salary $39,312.00
  • Certificate Pay
  • Texas County & District Retirement System
  • County Paid Insurance for Employees
  • Thirteen Paid Holidays a Year
  • Accumulating Eight Hours of Sick Time a Month
  • Longevity Pay, $8.00 per month for each full year, paid in one lump sum each December
  • Paid Vacations days starting at forty hours after first year of service, eighty hours after second year of service and one hundred and twenty hours after five years of service

Special Instructions:

  • Application forms can be obtained at http://www.angelinacounty.net or picked up at the Angelina County Sheriff's Department, 2311 E. Lufkin, Ave., Lufkin.
  • Angelina County is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.