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  • Assistant Public Defender

    Salary: $66,000 - $88,000, plus benefits including health insurance and retirement.

    Atascosa, Wilson, Karnes and Frio Counties (Four Counties of the 81st-218th Judicial District)

    Deadline: October 28, 2022-5pm; please submit resume and cover letter via mail to Chief Public Defender, 1501 Campbell Ave, Jourdanton, TX 78026; or email to Chief Public Defender Becky James at bjames@co.atascosa.tx.us; or drop off at the AARPDO office at 1501 Campbell Ave, Jourdanton, TX 78026.

    Job Summary: 

    The newly created Atascosa Area Regional Public Defender’s Office is seeking entry-level and experienced Assistant Public Defenders, to represent those too poor to hire legal counsel in the Counties of Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, and Wilson, located near San Antonio, Texas.  This position provides quality legal defense to indigent individuals charged with misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony criminal offenses. This position offers excellent training, both within the office and through external organizations. Caseloads are limited pursuant to effective representation guidelines established by the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. The office uses a team-based approach, which provides intensive mentoring and significant experience with the full range of cases handled by the office and the opportunity for increased responsibility with increased experience.

    Entry-level Assistant Public Defenders will have primary responsibility, with supervision, to handle misdemeanor caseloads.  Additional responsibilities will include assisting in felony trial preparation and trials and consulting with felony complainants and witnesses.  Experienced Assistant Public Defenders will have primary responsibility for felony caseloads.  Both positions will also include some appellate work. 

    This is an exciting opportunity to be on the ground floor of a holistic, client-centered regional public defender’s office and to make a difference in clients’ lives and in the criminal justice system as a whole.  The office will be hiring a team of approximately 14 felony and misdemeanor Assistant Public Defenders to work together as energetic and enthusiastic advocates for indigent defendants.  Atascosa, Wilson, Karnes and Frio Counties provide an idyllic rural lifestyle, kind-hearted residents, excellent schools, and amenities within a short drive. We are ideally located in South Central Texas. Our region is adjacent to San Antonio, and is a short drive from Austin, Houston and beaches along the Gulf Coast.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school or anticipated for May 2023.
    • Licensed by the State Bar of Texas and must be in good standing with the State Bar.Third-year law students, those studying for the bar, and those awaiting bar results will be considered.
    • Valid Texas driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Assistant Chief Public Defender

    Salary: Depending on experience- up to $106,500.

    Atascosa, Wilson, Karnes and Frio Counties (Four Counties of the 81st-218th Judicial District)

    Deadline: October 7, 2022-5pm; please submit resume and cover letter via mail to Chief Public Defender, 1501 Campbell Ave, Jourdanton, TX 78026; or email to Chief Public Defender Becky James at bjames@co.atascosa.tx.us; or drop off at the AARPDO office at 1501 Campbell Ave, Jourdanton, TX 78026.

     

    Job Summary:

    The Atascosa Area Regional Public Defender’s Office will provide quality legal defense to individuals charged with criminal offenses who cannot afford counsel. The AARPDO will handle a caseload that includes felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, mental health, and other cases in all four counties. The Assistant Chief will be a full-time employee of Atascosa County, Texas. The Assistant Chief will assist the Chief in managing the AARPDO, supervise junior attorneys, and handle complex felony cases. Outside legal work is prohibited. This is an exciting opportunity to help create a holistic, client-centered regional public defender’s office.

     

    Atascosa, Wilson, Karnes and Frio Counties:

    Atascosa, Wilson, Karnes and Frio Counties provide idyllic, quiet family life, with kind-hearted residents, amenities within a short drive, excellent schools, and family-centered events throughout the year. We are ideally located in South Central Texas. Our region is an easy drive to San Antonio, Austin, Houston and beaches along the Gulf Coast.

     

    Assistant Chief Public Defender Duties:

    • Help supervise an office of approximately fourteen attorneys and seven support staff.
    • Ensure that AARPDO provides quality criminal defense representation that complies with federal and state constitutions, state statues, ethical rules, and state and national best practices.
    • Oversee and provide criminal legal representation to defendants.
    • Assist with hiring and evaluation of attorneys and staff as needed.
    • Ensure that all attorneys and staff are trained to comply with state and federal constitutions, state and federal laws, ethical rules and best practices, including holistic, client-centered representation.
    • Direct staff on legal issues, case dispositions, and advocacy.
    • Supervise professional and support personnel.
    • Assist the Chief Public Defender on financial and budget issues and compliance with data collection and reporting requirements.
    • Coordinate meetings with clients, judges, prosecutors, commissioners, and others.
    • Identify community-based resources that support client needs.
    • Present to social and civic groups, incarcerated persons, and other organizations to explain, publicize, and promote the public defender program and defendant’s rights.
    • Represent the Public Defender’s Office, as needed, in appropriate public and professional meetings and conferences; in interactions with the state, county, and municipal officials; county and state bar associations; and citizen groups.
    • Perform additional duties that are logical assignments to the position of Assistant Chief Public Defender.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school for at least seven years.
    • Licensed by the State Bar of Texas and must be in good standing with the State Bar.

    Priority will be given to applicants who meet or exceed the following qualifications:

    • Demonstrate commitment to criminal justice and indigent defense.
    • Embrace a holistic, client-centered philosophy for criminal defense.
    • Litigated criminal cases for at least five years.
    • Tried at least 12 cases to verdict.
    • Worked as a lawyer in public defense for at least four years.
    • Managed daily operations for a legal organization.

    Preferred Skills:

    Advanced research, writing and advocacy skills. Leadership, supervision, management, and organization skills. Advanced knowledge of the rules of evidence, case law, Texas Penal Code, and Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Ability to motivate, train, supervise, and develop attorneys and support staff.

     

    Applicant must have no disciplinary history (including private reprimands) with the State Bar of Texas or any other state bar.

  • Reports To: County Judge

    FLSA:  Non-Exempt

    SUMMARY OF POSITION:

    Serves as principal assistant to the County Judge: Directly responsible to the Judge of the Court. Has authority to execute duties delegated by the Judge, for the Court, to ensure the Court’s policies and procedures are followed. These duties include but are not limited to, docket management, court coordination, monitoring and managing Court activities. Also assists the Judge in non-judicial and administrative duties.

    DUTIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):

    • Prepares dockets and/or calendars cases as they proceed to disposition.
    • Coordinates court room availability with appropriate parties as necessary, keeps courtroom availability calendar.
    • Prepares and mails out hearing notices for all probate/guardianship and civil cases by certified mail
    • Manages attorney appointments for juvenile hearings.
    • Generates annual county court calendars and court dates
    • Plans and orders at the proper time the summons of jury panels adequate for the court 
    • Maintains roster of attorneys available for misdemeanor, ad litem, and juvenile appointments
    • Maintains list of all unfiled cases.
    • Documents each time a defendant calls in to check for court dates on all unfiled cases.
    • Documents each time a defendant calls to say they will be out of town and have a current unfiled case/cases
    • Assists attorneys with criminal, probate and civil settings.
    • Assists Judge in Criminal/Civil/Probate court and the scheduling and assignment of jury and non-jury trials and hearings each week.
    • Issues FTA warrants for all court settings
    • Issues Off Bond warrants as needed
    • Manages recording of Court Hearings
    • Provides administrative support to County Judge in all facets including but not limited to screening phone calls, typing of correspondence, managing calendar, etc.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • High school diploma or GED required
    • Associates degree preferred but not required
    • Bilingual preferred
    • 3-5 years of office experience required
    • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Must be a multi-tasker and work well with internal and external points of contact

     

    Please submit a Wilson County employment application AND resume to HR@wilsoncountytx.gov.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 7th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Responsible for preparing broken and eroding pavement on rural roads. Repairs and maintains rights-of-way and clears debris from roads.

    Primary responsibilities

    • Have and maintain a valid CDL
    • Repair broken roads.
    • Patch potholes.
    • Operate machinery to dig up holes, pour concrete, and smooth out.
    • Repair detached or dented guardrails, delineators.
    • Set up cones and signs to alert motorists.
    • Clear off debris.
    • Mow or clear brush from roads.
    • Lay asphalt or chip seal.
    • Remove trees from roads.
    • Operate motor graders, brooms, loaders, backhoes, skid steers, tractors, mowers, dump trucks, or similar equipment.
    • Patrol roads for hazard, snow/ice conditions and maintenance/repair needs.
    • Place stop signs and speed limit and other warning signs along roads.
    • Remove road kill.
    • Fill road washouts and clean storm drains.
    • Inspect and maintain operating equipment.
    • Install and clean culverts.
    • Flag traffic to form a detour around construction.
    • Change vehicle fluids, including greases and oils.
    • Clean vehicle, tools and equipment daily.
    • Clean and inventory shop area.
    • Document and sign material loads.

     

    Work Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 10 hour work schedule/day

    Please submit all applications and resumes to JBodiford@wilsoncountytx.gov.

    Open until filled.

  • The Wilson County Attorney’s Office located in Floresville, Texas is accepting applications for the following position:   Civil Assistant County Attorney

    This position will report directly to the County Attorney and will be tasked with all civil matters that are handled by the Office of the County Attorney, up to an including: drafting and/or reviewing documents, contract interpretation, acting as a liaison with Commissioner Court, issuing advisory opinions to elected officials and department heads, representing the County in actions related to public health and safety regulations, attending meetings of committees or other Boards that serve the County, interacting with the public and addressing public concerns of a civil nature that may involve the County of Wilson. Hours of work vary, but typically will be aligned with a Mon-Fri weekly schedule. Travel to conferences and/or continuing education events may be required.  The position requires a working knowledge of civil, administrative, and governmental law and is research intensive.

    Position requirements: 
    Licensed attorney in the state of Texas or other jurisdiction with application pending in Texas.  Applicant must have no disciplinary history (including private reprimands) with the State Bar of Texas or any other state bar; 
    Ability to work with a team and support staff and/or unsupervised on projects assigned by department head;
    Ability to meet or exceed deadlines on legal research or document review;
    Ability to interact with elected officials and the public and provide advice and legal counsel upon request;

    Please complete and submit application (available online at https://
    www.co.wilson.tx.us/page/wilson.home), resume and references to the Human Resources Director by email: JBodiford@wilsoncountytx.gov no later than October 31, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.  Start date will be as soon as possible. Salary will be commensurate with experience and benefits include paid vacation and holidays, insurance, retirement, all dues, and training.

    The Wilson County Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

  • Chief Public Defender

    Salary: Depending on experience – up to $130,000.

    Atascosa, Wilson, Frio, and Karnes Counties (Four Counties of the 81st-218th Judicial District)

    Deadline: August 19,  2022 – 5 pm.; please submit resume and cover letter via mail to Judge Robert L. Hurley, 1 Courthouse Circle Drive, Jourdanton, Tx 78026; or email to Judge Robert L. Hurley,  countyjudge@atascosacounty.texas.gov; or drop off at the Atascosa County Courthouse at Suite 206 in Jourdanton, Texas.

    Job Summary:

    The Atascosa Area Regional Public Defender’s Office will provide quality legal defense to individuals charged with criminal offenses who cannot afford counsel. The AARPDO will handle a caseload that includes felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, mental health, and other cases in all four counties. The Chief will be a full-time employee of Atascosa County, Texas. The Chief will carry a limited (less than 5%) caseload. Outside legal work is prohibited. This is a an exciting opportunity to help create a holistic, client-centered regional public defender office from the ground up.

    Atascosa, Wilson, Frio, and Karnes Counties:

    Atascosa, Wilson, Frio, and Karnes Counties provide idyllic, quiet family life, with kind-hearted residents, amenities within a short drive, excellent schools, and family-centered events throughout the year. We are ideally located in South Central Texas. Our region is an easy drive to Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and beaches along the Gulf Coast.

    Chief Public Defender Duties:

    • Lead an office of approximately fourteen attorneys and seven support staff.
    • Ensure that AARPDO provides quality criminal defense representation that complies with federal and state constitutions, state statutes, ethical rules, and state and national best practices.
    • Oversee, and in a limited percentage of cases, provide criminal legal representation to defendants.
    • Hire, evaluate, discipline, and dismiss attorneys and staff as needed.
    • Ensure that all attorneys and staff are trained to comply with state and federal constitutions, state and federal laws, ethical rules, and best practices, including holistic, client-centered representation.
    • Direct staff on legal issues, case dispositions, and advocacy.
    • Supervise professional and support personnel.
    • Responsible for AARPDO finance, including but not limited to allocating resources for services, equipment, training, and facilities.
    • Supervise the planning, development, preparation, and monitoring of the annual budget.
    • Submit statistical and grant-compliance reports.
    • Plan and advocate for future services and budgetary needs.
    • Coordinate meetings with clients, judges, prosecutors, commissioners, and others.
    • Represent criminal justice's public defense function in meetings coordinated by stakeholders and community resource representatives.
    • Identify community-based resources that support client needs.
    • Present to social and civic groups, incarcerated persons, and other organizations to explain, publicize, and promote the public defender program and defendants' rights.
    • Represent the Public Defender’s Office in appropriate public and professional meetings and conferences; in interactions with state, county, and municipal officials; county and state bar associations; and citizen groups.
    • Report regularly to the Atascosa Area Regional Public Defender’s Office Oversight Board and Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court.
    • Perform additional duties that are logical assignments to the position of Chief Public Defender.

    Minimum Qualifications: 

    • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school for at least seven years.
    • Licensed by the State Bar of Texas and must be in good standing with the State Bar.
    • Possess leadership, litigation, public defense, supervision, management, and budgeting skills.

      Priority will be given to applicants who meet or exceed the following qualifications:

    • Demonstrate commitment to criminal justice and indigent defense.
    • Embrace a holistic, client-centered philosophy for criminal defense.
    • Litigated criminal cases for at least seven years.
    • Tried at least 15 cases to verdict
    • Worked as a lawyer in public defense for at least five years
    • Managed daily operations for a legal organization for at least four years

    Skills: Advanced research, writing, and advocacy skills. Leadership, supervision, management, budgeting, and organizational skills. Advanced knowledge of the rules of evidence, case law, Texas Penal Code, and Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Ability to motivate, train, supervise, and develop attorneys and support staff.

    Applicant must have no disciplinary history (including private reprimands) with the State Bar of Texas or any other state bar. 

  • Dispatchers will handle all communications traffic at the Sheriff's Office.  Dispatchers will be responsible for the operation of the Teletype and entry and removal of stolen articles, guns, or vehicles and wanted and missing persons from TCIC/NCIC.  Dispatchers will also be required to handle other duties in the Communications Division as set out by the Sheriff, Chief Deputy, Head Dispatcher and/or Jail Administrator.  Dispatchers will be required to follow all rules and regulations set out by their manual and the Sheriff.  These jobs are an essential position for the overall operation of the Sheriff's Office.

    APPLICATION PACKET AND PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT CAN BE DOWNLOAD AT THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

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    Any individual interested in applying for this position must submit a Wilson County Employment Application and resume to hr@wilsoncountytx.gov and nharrell@wilsoncountytx.gov.  This position will remain open until filled.

     

     

     

  • Position: Jailers/Correction Officers

    Working Hours: 43 plus hours a week

    Work Schedule: Shift Work Required

    Closing Date: Until Filled

    Job Description: Jailers will be appointed by the Sheriff and will work as jail guards in the Wilson County Jail. Jailers will be responsible for the safekeeping of the inmates incarcerated in the jail. Jailers will be required to fingerprint and mug all prisoners as well as process bonds and oversee all paperwork regarding the booking and releasing of prisonersJailers may also be required to do other duties as assigned to them by the Sheriff or Jail Administrator. These jobs are an essential position for the overall operation of the Sheriff's Office. 

     

    APPLICATION PACKET AND PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT CAN BE DOWNLOAD AT THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

     

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    AUTHORIZED RELEASE FORM

     

    PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT


    You may e-Mail your resume and application to: hr@wilsoncountytx.gov

    or

    Mail or hand deliver your resume and application to:
    Wilson County Human Resources
    ATTN: Jalyn Bodiford
    2 Library Lane, Suite 104
    Floresville, TX 78114

    or 

    Fax your resume and application to: 830-393-7371

  • OPEN UNTIL FILLED
    JOB DESCRIPTION: Deputy Sheriff PATROL DEPUTY
    EXEMPT STATUS: Non-Exempt
    SALARY: $45,000.00
    *TAKE HOME UNIT (OUT OF THE COUNTY WITH APPROVAL)
    *UNIFORMS PROVIDED
    *DUTY WEAPON PROVIDED
    *TCDRS RETIREMENT
    *FREE EMPLOYEE MEDICAL PROVIDED
    *CERTIFICATE PAY

    JOB SUMMARY:
    Under supervision of superior officers, the Deputy Sheriff is responsible for performing general
    duty police work in protecting life and property and enforcing laws and ordinances. Maintains law
    and order for the prevention of crimes and for protecting life and property within the County.
    Work methods are developed and demonstrated in detail by superior officers, much of the work is
    of a routine nature, incumbents must be able to exercise sound and independent judgment in
    emergency situations where danger to life or property may be involved. All assignments involve
    responsibility for recognizing the social importance of police functions, for tactful and courteous
    treatment of the public, and conscientious and efficient performance without immediate
    supervision. Exercises no supervision. Deputy Sheriffs report to their assigned Sergeant.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
     - Graduation from high school or a General Education Development (GED) Certification
     - Meet the minimum requirements for licensing as enacted by the Texas Commission on
    Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. (NO DISHONORABLE F5 WILL BE
    CONSIDERED)

    LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:
     - Valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License.
     - Current and valid Texas Peace Officer License.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
     - Patrol the County proactively in furtherance of the Department Mission, Vision, Values and Goals; works in furtherance of developing community partnerships; actively engages and dissuades criminal activity and dangerous conduct.
     - Enhance interaction and communication with the citizens and business representatives by means of increased patrol presence, stop & talk (business checks), and other strategies
     - Respond to calls for police services in a timely manner without unnecessary delay; assists other County/City departments when a need is recognized or when on assignment.
     - Make arrests for violations of laws or ordinances and testify in court.
     - Provide an exceptional response and management of calls for service; develop and implement an appropriate course of action; prepares detailed offense and case reports.
     - Enforce traffic and parking regulations proactively and reactively in furtherance of safe vehicular and pedestrian movement, directs traffic when necessary; participates in traffic enforcement initiatives promoted by the Department; aggressively pursues DWI and DUI Minor offenders.
     - Investigate all reports of accidents involving vehicles or pedestrians as required by the Texas Transportation Act; make detailed reports of traffic accident investigations.
     - Accurately document, obtain, and process evidence in accordance with Sheriff Department standards.
     - Perform courtesy security checks on residential property when requested by residents.
     - Check doors and windows of business establishments; investigates any suspicious conditions.
     - Maintain good working relationships with others and always provide a positive example for others to follow.
     - Performs duties as assigned.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
     - Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and ordinances.
     - Knowledge and application of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department Mission Statement, Values Statement, and Goals/Objectives during the course of duties.
     - Knowledge of the rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department General Manual; knowledge and adherence to all General and Special Orders issued or authorized by the Sheriff.
     - Knowledge of law enforcement techniques and procedures.
     - Knowledge of standard broadcast procedures of a police radio system.
     - Ability to maintain physical condition meeting department fitness standards and appropriate to the performance of police training functions, assigned duties and other responsibilities which may include demonstrating proficiency during training exercises or during the performance of actual duties not limited to effecting arrest, subduing resisting individuals, chasing fleeing subjects and running, walking, crouching or crawling during emergency operations.
     - Ability to maintain firearms proficiency with all authorized and assigned firearms as prescribed by TCOLE rules, to include the issued duty sidearm, the police shotgun, the patrol rifle, and any other firearm issued/approved in the furtherance of a specialized police response.
     - Ability to meet certification requirements and maintain proficiency with all Department issued/approved intermediate weapons.
     - Ability to move equipment, injured/deceased persons and climb stairs/ladders.
     - Ability to perform life-saving and rescue procedures.
     - Ability to walk, stand or sit for extended periods of time.
     - Ability to operate assigned equipment and vehicles safely and within prescribed procedures.
     - Ability to effectively deal with personal danger which may include exposure to armed/dangerous persons, dangerous animals, communicable diseases, hazards of emergency driving, hazards associated with traffic control, working in and near traffic and natural and man-made disasters.
     - Ability to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others and reading and writing.
     - Ability to recognize dangerous situations; take measures to notify others or abate the situation.
     - Ability to maintain mental capacity that allows the capability of exercising sound judgment and rational thinking under dangerous circumstances.
     - Ability to evaluate various options and alternatives and choose an appropriate and reasonable course of action.
     - Ability to demonstrate intellectual capabilities during training and testing processes.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS;
    Work in a highly stressful emergency environment, under intense life-threatening conditions.
     - Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    1) Making observations
    2) Reading and writing
    3) Operating assigned equipment
    4) Assessing the situation at an incident scene
    5) Communicating with others

     - Effectively deal with personal danger which may include exposure to:
    1) Confined or high work places
    2) Dangerous animals
    3) Dangerous people
    4) Extremely loud noises
    5) Hazards of emergency driving
    6) Hazards associated with traffic control, working in and near traffic
    7) Natural and man-made disasters
    8) Adverse weather conditions.

     - Maintain Physical Condition appropriate to the performance of police training exercises, assigned duties and other responsibilities which may include the following:
    1) Running, walking, crouching or crawling during emergency operations
    2) Moving equipment and injured/deceased persons
    3) Climbing stairs/ladders
    4) Walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time
    5) Performing life-saving and rescue procedures
    6) Operating assigned equipment
    7) Proficiency demonstrations utilizing assigned equipment and police tactics in varied conditions of climate, terrain and other adverse conditions under both stressful and non-stressful conditions
    Deputy Sheriffs may be assigned varying shifts and days off as necessary to maintain adequate staffing of shifts. Additionally, Deputy Sheriffs may be required to work overtime to meet service demands and/or to maintain operational efficiency. Deputy Sheriffs must be prepared to work any shift, and assume scheduled days off if required.

    APPLICATION PACKET AND PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT CAN BE DOWNLOAD AT THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

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    AUTHORIZED RELEASE FORM

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    FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    LT. LYLE KEY- PATROL LIEUTENANT VIA EMAIL: LKey@wilsoncountytx.gov

    This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.
    Management has the exclusive right to alter this job
    description at any time without notice.

    You may e-Mail your resume and application to: hr@wilsoncountytx.gov

    or

    Mail or hand deliver your resume and application to:
    Wilson County Human Resources
    ATTN: Jalyn Bodiford
    2 Library Lane, Suite 104
    Floresville, TX 78114

    or 

    Fax your resume and application to: 830-393-7371