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Detention Officer

The Blanco County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for the position of Detention Officer.  Detention Officers are responsible for the safe and secure operation of the county detention facility.  Duties include supervision of inmates, oversee the provision of inmate medical care, process arrestees through the various steps of booking from intake to release, decipher and route court and legal documents, and interact with citizens, outside agencies, and departments.  Twelve-hour shifts include days, nights, weekends, and holidays.  Experience is not required but applicant must pass an extensive background investigation and obtain a TCOLE Jailer’s License within one year of employment.  Blanco County pays for your training & licensing.

This is a full-time position with full benefits.  Thirteen (13) paid holidays per year, 80 hours paid vacation per year after your first year of employment.  Other benefits include sick leave, health, dental, vision, AD&D and life insurance.  Retirement through Texas Counties and District Retirement Association in which Blanco County matches your contribution at 1 to 1 (7%).  Starting pay for this position is $17.51 hourly rate. 

For more information contact Lt. Juliann Bussey at (830) 868-7104 Ext 306

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Job Title:  Administrative Assistant          Department:  Blanco County Attorney

Summary:

The Administrative Assistant will assist the attorneys in the County Attorney’s Office with document preparation and maintenance and communication with attorneys and the general public. The Administrative Assistant must have knowledge of legal documents and legal language relating to matters heard in court and presented to the County Attorney's office.

The Administrative Assistant will provide high quality service and must maintain a positive and professional relationship with all county personnel, law enforcement officers, victims and families, attorneys and the public.

Key Tasks:

Hot Checks

Victim's Assistance Coordinator

Bond Forfeiture management

Juvenile Justice

Accounts payable and purchasing coordinator for County Attorney's Office to include continuing education/training, travel and supply/service expenses

Case management for criminal cases, civil protective orders, juvenile cases, County civil matters, and Department of Family and Protective Services cases

CJIS case entry

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist in documenting intake and case files in electronic database

Maintain a discovery system for defense attorneys

Calendar activities to include dockets, hearings, trials and meetings

Provide written communication to law enforcement and other entities as needed

Draft legal documents required for disposition of cases and other legal matters

Prepare and participate in the processing of documents in accordance with court procedures, legal requirements and operational requirements

Assist in legal matters presented to the courts as directed by the attorneys in the County Attorney's Office

Assist in closing of files and CJIS reporting

Provide notary services

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications - Knowledge of:

Case file calendaring

Discovery procedures and deadlines

Principles of basic preparation of legal documents

Notary procedures and practices set by the State of Texas

Principles and procedures of record keeping

County forms, records, files and legal documents

County policies and procedures

Basic mathematical principles

Modern office procedures, methods, computer equipment and computer programs

Qualifications - Ability to:

Interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations and procedures applicable to the assigned area of responsibility

Organize and maintain complete and accurate records

Prepare clear and concise documents

Work independently in the absence of supervision

Tactfully respond to requests and inquiries from general public

Make sound decisions using good judgment

Demonstrate intellectual capabilities

Demonstrate good reading and writing skills

Operate assigned equipment proficiently

Communicate well with others

Maintain confidentiality in the performance of duties

Demonstrate professionalism through appearance, manners, and conduct

Experience and Education/Training:

High school graduate or equivalent with additional specialized legal secretarial training or experience preferred

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

High volume office environment with frequent telephone communication, working in close proximity to others, exposure to computer screen, extensive work on computer keyboard, exposure to noise created within the office and surrounding areas, and being in close proximity to individuals involved in the criminal justice system.

Duties and responsibilities may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time, extensive use of a computer keyboard, exposure to computer screen, carrying boxes or computer equipment from office to courtroom, and lifting boxes of files.

For more information, contact Deborah Earley at the Blanco County Attorney’s Office at (830) 868-4447.  The County Employment Application is available on the link at the bottom of this page.  Completed applications may be submitted to coatty@co.blanco.tx.us.

 

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Deputy Sheriff

The Blanco County Sheriff’s Office is now taking applications for Patrol Deputy.  Blanco County is a growing community covering over 713 square miles.  Blanco County Patrol Deputies are responsible for answering calls for service, serving civil papers when needed, traffic enforcement, motorist assistance, providing assistance to other area law enforcement agencies, patrolling all areas of the county and other duties as assigned.  Patrol experience is preferred.  Applicants must have a basic TCOLE peace officer certification and be able to pass an extensive background investigation.  For more information, contact Lieutenant Robert Woodring at 830-868-7104, ext. 316 to arrange an interview.  This is a full-time position with full time employee benefits.

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Telecommunication Officer

The Blanco County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for Telecommunication Officer.  This is a full-time position with full benefits.  Thirteen (13) paid holidays per year, 80 hours paid vacation per year after your first year of employment.  Other benefits include sick leave, health, dental, vision, AD&D and life insurance.  Retirement through Texas Counties and District Retirement Association in which Blanco County matches your contribution at 1 to 1 (7%). 

Certification pay starts at Intermediate level and continues to increase with higher certification ratings. Starting pay for this position is $16.50 hourly rate.  Experience in the law enforcement field is preferred but not mandatory.  Blanco County pays for your training and licensing. 

This position is the epicenter of the department providing emergency and non-emergency services to all of Blanco County.  Must be able to multi-task and have at least moderate computer skills to keep up with an ever-changing environment. 

Contact Chief Deputy Neal Leonard at 830-868-7104, extension 305 to arrange for initial interview.

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Veteran Services Officer

PAY RANGE: Starting at $20.00 - Hourly, Non-Exempt

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Blanco County Veterans Service Office is responsible for informing Armed Forces Veterans, family members and survivors who reside Blanco County, of the legal benefits available to them under U. S. Federal and State lawsThe Veterans Services Officer performs duties under the technical guidelines established by the Texas Veterans Commission and Federal Law under C.F.R. 38. This position provides information and counseling about various programs and eligibility requirements, assists in completing forms and other correspondence necessary to file a claim or an appeal and assistance in resolving problems and obtaining answers to questions about the laws and regulations that govern veterans' benefits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/ FUNCTIONS:

Essential duties/functions of the County Veterans Service Office, may include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Counsel Veterans, their family members, and survivors on federal and state benefits available to them.
  • Assist Veterans, their family members, and survivors with federal and state Veterans claims.
  • Assist in preparing claims, which may include:
    • Reviewing service treatment record, private medical treatment records and service records.
    • Conducting medical and legal research.
    • Types of claims that may be filed: Disability Compensation; Non-Service-Connected Pension; Survivor Pension; Burial Benefits; VA Health Care benefits; Education benefits; Home Loans; Property Tax Exemptions; VA Life Insurance; Champ VA Insurance.
  • Respond to Congressional Inquiries.
  • Keep up to date on court decisions and changes in law and regulations regarding Veterans Benefits.
  • Assist Retired Military Veterans and their dependents with their retiree benefits and assist with claims for CRSC (Combat Related Specialty Compensation) and SBP (Survivor Benefit Plan).
  • Assist with scheduling ID card appointments at local military bases.
  • Assist with DEERS (Defensed Enrollment Eligibility Registration System) registration.
  • Assist with Tricare and Tricare for Life health insurance issues.
  • Conduct home, hospital and nursing home visits and interviews to determine qualifying benefits if needed.
  • Under the direction of the CVSO (County Veterans Service Officer) , conduct community education events on Veterans' benefits to local Veterans organizations and civic groups.
  • Prepare press releases for the local newspaper on new and expanded Veterans benefits and on local events.
  • Make referrals to local social services and state agencies to provide additional assistance the Veteran or Surviving Spouse may need.
  • Serve as a liaison between local agencies dealing with Veterans’ benefits.
  • Assists with local Veterans events and activities.
  • Provide input for the budget of the Veterans Service Office and regular workload reports.
  • Attend annual fall and spring Texas Veterans Commission conferences to maintain Certification or Accreditation status.
  • Attend HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Training as required
  • Attend other seminars, conferences, and workshops as needed.
  • Maintain VA accreditation and meet the annual CEU training and testing requirements.
  • Be visible in the community (City/County government, service organizations, civic groups, veterans' organizations).
  • Perform any other task that may be assigned.

SKILLS and ABILITIES

The ideal candidate will have the ability to:

  • Perform effective Interviews.
  • Maintain confidentiality of records as required by law.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Proficiently use office equipment such as telephones, copier, scanner, fax, calculator, computer, label maker, power point projector.
  • Perform assigned duties without continual supervision and make sound, independent judgments. Also be accountable and communicative with county officials.
  • Manage multiple and changing priorities as may be necessary.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
  • Effectively deal with the public/co-workers in a professional and positive manner consistent with the requirements of being a public servant.
  • Be willing to work unscheduled hours including evenings, holidays, and weekends
  • Applicant should also have ability to function under extreme pressure with a demand for speed and accuracy and meet frequent deadlines.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/ QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College Degree or at least 2 years of experience in both clerical office and Veteran's benefits counseling which includes knowledge of laws, rules and regulation applicable to the processing of Veteran's claims. Prefer applicant with knowledge of medical terminology and medical conditions.
  • Consent to and pass criminal background check.
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver License and personal vehicle to drive to client appointments, nursing home visits and to attend local and out of county meetings.
  • Must be able to pass the Department of VA Federal Background investigation for VA Accreditation and access to the Veterans Benefits computer system.
  • Must pass the annual privacy online courses required by the Department of VA.
  • Must attain Certification by the Texas Veterans Commission within one year of employment.
  • Must attain Department of VA Accreditation through the Texas Veterans Commission within two years of employment with access to the Veterans Benefits computer system.
  • Must provide written documents such as DD-214 with honorable discharge; or other documents that meet the criteria outlined in Chapter 434 Veterans Assistance Agencies, Sub Chapter B. Veterans County Service Offices, Sec. 434.033 (See Exhibit A).

WORKING CONDITIONS and SCHEDULES:

County facilities, including vehicles, are smoke-free and alcohol-free working environments. Location of this position will be in Blanco County with possible locations in both Johnson City and Blanco.  These are normal office environments with heat and air conditioning in a multi-person work area.

The position requires daily and prolonged repetitive motor movements, such as but not limited to computer data entry and use of office equipment (telephone, calculator, fax, scanner, copier). The position also requires prolonged periods of sitting and standing. Daily placement of records within filing system will require stooping/bending and moving/lifting/pulling storage files and boxes. Must be able to lift 20 lbs.

This position is not anticipated to be full-time initially.  The hours are flexible.  A consistent work schedule will be negotiated.  Evening and weekend work hours may be infrequently required. Unscheduled hours including holidays, and/or weekends may be required in the case of emergency situations

EXHIBIT A

GOVERNMENT CODE

TITLE 4. EXECUTIVE BRANCH

SUBTITLE C. STATE MILITARY FORCES AND VETERANS

CHAPTER 434. VETERAN ASSISTANCE AGENCIES

SUBCHAPTER A. TEXAS VETERANS COMMISSION

Sec. 434.033.  OFFICERS.  (a)  A commissioners court that maintains and operates an office shall appoint a veterans county service officer and the number of assistant veterans county service officers that it considers necessary.

(b)  To be appointed as an officer a person must:

(1)  be qualified by education and training for the duties of the office; and

(2)  be experienced in the law, regulations, and rulings of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs controlling cases that come before the commission.

(b-1)  In appointing an officer, the commissioners court shall give preference to a veteran who qualifies for a veteran's employment preference under Chapter 657.  A commissioners court shall adopt and implement a county policy to give preference in appointing officers to veterans.

(c)  Repealed by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 593 (S.B. 601), Sec. 9, eff. September 1, 2019.

(d)  An officer serves at the pleasure of the commissioners court.

 

 

 

 




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