Current Opportunities

Title Corrections Officer
Salary $34,049.04
Location Law Enforcement Center
Job Information

CORRECTIONS OFFICER
DEFINITION
To maintain security of the Somervell County Jail facility and ensure the immediate security, care and control of inmates
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
This position receives supervision from the Sergeant Corrections Office and the Lieutenant Jail Administrator.
Exercises no supervision
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES – Important responsibilities and duties may include but are not limited to the following.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
• Examination of legal documents to determine that inmates are being legally admitted to the Somervell County Jail.
• Review of current arrest records, criminal history information, and past institutional behavior records in order to classify inmates and place them in proper housing.
• Review of inmate medical and mental health information to identify inmates with serious medical problems, contagious diseases, or suicidal tendencies.
• Properly log and record all inmate monies and personal property.
• Conduct searches of inmates including clothing and living space.
• Communicate with professionals and the general public regarding jail inmates.
• Perform security checks and document prisoner actions; investigate any suspicious activities.
• Maintain the sanitary conditions of the prisoners and the jail structure.
• Distribute supplies, food, medication, and other necessities to inmates incarcerated in the Somervell County Jail.
• Supervise visitations, document all daily activities, report and log all maintenance.
• Handle disciplinary problems; restrain violent and suicidal inmates; respond to medical emergencies; contact proper authorities when necessary.
• Prepare and serve meals according to state jail standards.
• Create and maintain a variety of records, reports and logs, both handwritten and on computer.
• Complete process of intake of an inmate on the computerized software in use by the Somervell County Jail
• Process fingerprints on inmates being booking into the Somervell County Jail
• Operate electronic intercom and electronic door systems
Other Important Duties and Responsibilities
• Maintain Jail Supplies
• Assist in transporting county prisoners to Court
• Attend in-service schools and training
• Perform other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
• Principles and procedures of Records Keeping
• Self Defense tactics
• Modern officer procedures, methods, and computer equipment
• First aid principles, practices and techniques
• Self defense tactics
• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
• Occupational hazards and safety practices
• Pertinent federal, state and local laws, regulations and codes
• County and state laws and ordinances
• Departmental rules and regulations, policies, procedures and directives
Ability to:
 Work independently in the absence of supervision
Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following
o Subduing resisting individuals
o Chase fleeing subjects
o Lifting and carrying moderate-to-heavy objects
o Standing or sitting for extended periods of time.
o Operating assigned equipment
 Effectively handle a work environment and conditions which involve:
o Responding to emergency situations
o Working closely with others
o Irregular working hours
o Exposure to body fluids
 Effectively deal with personal danger which may include exposure to:
o Armed/dangerous persons
o Communicable diseases
 Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
o Making observations
o Reading and writing
o Operating assigned equipment
o Communicating with others
 Maintain mental capacity which allows for the capability of
o Exercising sound judgment and rational thinking under dangerous circumstances
o Evaluating various options and alternatives and choose an appropriate and reasonable course of action.
o Demonstrating intellectual capabilities during training and testing process
 Work with hostile individuals in a stressful environment
 Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
 Understand and follow oral and written instructions
 Learn the operation of standard equipment and facilities required in the performance of assigned duties.
 Meet the physical requirements established by the department.
Experience:
One year of law enforcement or jailer experience is desirable
Training:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid driver’s license
Possession of or ability to obtain an appropriate, valid Corrections Officer license as prescribed by TCLEOSE
WORKING CONDITIONS
Environmental Conditions:
Jail environment (lockdown facility); responding to emergency situations; working closely with others; irregular working hours that may include variations in shift assignments; Possible exposure to armed/dangerous persons, communicable diseases and body fluids.
Physical Conditions:
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may require maintaining physical condition necessary for standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; subduing resisting individuals; chasing fleeing subject; lifting and carrying moderate material.

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Title Greenskeeper/Part-Time
Salary $8.00 HR
Location Squaw Valley Maintenance
Job Information

JOB TITLE:                Greenskeeper                                                  EFFECTIVE: April 2012

SUPERVISOR:           Golf Course Superintendent                           STATUS:        Non-Exempt

DEPARTMENT:        Golf Course Maintenance                              GRADE:         N/A

POSITION SUMMARY:

Perform maintenance on the golf courses utilizing grounds maintenance equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform daily or as needed rotation of greens’ cup utilizing a utility cart, cup cutter, and cup setter in order to reduce wear on the greens.
  • Rake bunkers by hand or with mechanical bunker rake to smooth the surfaces and remove debris.
  • Distribute ice chests full of bottled water and 10 gallon water coolers to designated areas to provide the golfers with drinking water.
  • Operate various outdoor power tools such as weed eaters, edgers, blowers, sod cutters, trash pumps, triplex mowers, and shovels to manicure and maintain the aesthetics and structure of the property.
  • Clean rest rooms with cleaning supplies to insure sanitary conditions for the public.
  • Operate utility vehicles to move about the golf courses on assignments and to transport tools and supplies.
  • Perform tree removal or pruning utilizing a chain saw. Work to be performed under direct supervision or when sufficiently trained.
  • Wear all necessary safety gear for personal safety and safety of others.
  • Haul debris or pull implements utilizing a tractor. Work to be performed under direct supervision or when sufficiently trained.
  • Trim out and mow various areas utilizing various mowing equipment. Work to be performed under direct supervision or when sufficiently trained.
  • Use 100 foot, 1 inch hose to syringe greens and hand water other areas on the golf course as needed.
  • Spot spray with 2 gallon or 25 gallon sprayer and utility cart to eradicate weeds.
  • Perform periodic labor such as fixing fences, hauling sod, pouring concrete, filling divots, painting, property renovation, and ballwasher service.
  • Attend work consistently and punctually.
  • Work appropriately with others.
  • Work well with supervision receiving instructions / feedback, coaching / counseling and / or action / discipline.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of Somervell County.

ADDITIONAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Basic reading and comprehension skills sufficient to understand and interpret policies and procedures.
  • Ability to comprehend verbal directions and communicate orally with supervisor and co-workers.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Minimal – Climbing, overhead reaching, and use of forklift.

Extensive – Sitting, standing, bending / stooping, pushing / pulling, kneeling / squatting, walking, grasping / squeezing, wrist flexion / extension, reaching, driving, use of manual and power tools, and manipulation of light mowing equipment.

Lifting / Carrying – 26 to 50 lbs

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

Minimal – Working at heights.

Extensive – Extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, exposure to dust / gas / fumes / steam chemicals, outdoor work with no protection, walking on uneven ground, working around moving machinery, and protective equipment.

 

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Title Secretarial Pool
Salary 7.25 to 10.00 DOE
Location Somervell County Departments
Job Information

JOB TITLE:                Secretarial Pool (Part-Time)                          EFFECTIVE: September, 2011

SUPERVISOR:           Human Resource Director                              STATUS:        Non-Exempt

DEPARTMENT:        Somervell County Offices                              GRADE:         N/A

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of clerical duties as well as provides information to callers and walk-in visitors.  Works in various county offices on an on call, as-needed basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist the public in person or by telephone by taking or providing information.
  • Sort, copy, distribute, fax and file paperwork.
  • Work appropriately with others.
  • Work well with supervision receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures of Somervell County.

ADDITIONAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform computer work using Word, Excel or proprietary database.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Minimal – Walking, climbing, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension, reaching, overhead reaching, and manual hand tool use.

Moderate – Standing, kneeling/squatting, pushing/pulling, and bending/stooping.

Extensive – Sitting.

Lifting/Carrying – 11 to 25 lbs.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

 

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Title Event Technician
Salary 30,372.72
Location Somervell County Expo
Job Information

JOB TITLE:                Event Technician                                           EFFECTIVE: May 2012
SUPERVISOR:           Crew Supervisor                                             STATUS:        Non-Exempt
DEPARTMENT:        Public Events                                                  GRADE:         8

POSITION SUMMARY:
Perform routine maintenance, assist in set up of events, and coordinate activities during events.  Receive general direction from senior Event Technicians.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Meet with lessee upon arrival.
  • Open and close buildings in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Perform minor repairs on building mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. Repairs are performed under the supervision of senior or more knowledgeable staff.
  • Change over facility between events.
  • Operate floor scrubber and polisher.
  • Haul debris and perform clean up duties as needed.
  • Attend work consistently and punctually.
  • Work appropriately with others.
  • Work well with supervision receiving instructions / feedback, coaching / counseling and / or action / discipline.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of Somervell County.

ADDITIONAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assumes primary responsibility for event service activities in the absence of senior event staff.
  • Drive equipment as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possession of a valid Texas Driver’s license.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos;
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization;
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals;

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Basic plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and HVAC skills;
  • Basic sound and lighting system knowledge;
  • Basic knowledge of theatrical, horse, and cattle equipment;

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Minimal – Standing, climbing, and overhead reaching.
Moderate – Kneeling / squatting, reaching, driving, and fork lift / other heavy machinery operation.
Extensive – Standing, bending / stooping, pushing / pulling, walking, climbing, grasping / squeezing, wrist flexion / extension, and hand tool use / manual and power.
Moving – 51 to 75 lbs.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
Extensive – Extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, exposure to dust / gas / fumes / steam / chemicals, work outdoors, walking on uneven ground, work at heights, working around moving machinery, and protective equipment required.

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