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  • The Wilson County Tax Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Tax Assessor-Collector Customer Service Specialist.  Responsibilities include extensive office work associated with the collection of taxes, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and Texas Parks and Wildlife registrations and renewals.  Applicants must have a high school education or equivalent, professional office skills, must be able to learn multiple computer programs, use a 10-key adding machine and have banking experience.  Salary is $30.000.00.  Position includes benefits and retirement.  Must be able to pass a background check.  Applications must be received by 6:00 pm on Monday, August 22, 2022. The Wilson County Application for Employment must be completed and emailed to jbodiford@wilsoncountytx.gov and copied to dbarnett@wilsoncountytx.gov.   

  • 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. 

  • Opening:            Secretary/Receptionist/Permit Clerk

    Work Hours:      Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Starting Salary:  $30,000.00

    Closing Date:     Open until filled

    Wilson County is seeking applications for a full time Secretary/Receptionist/Permitting Clerk for the Permits and Development Department; and the Emergency Management/Public Health and Safety Department.  This position will require a 40-hour work week.  The starting salary is $30,000.00 per year.

    Job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Answering phone for all offices mentioned above
    • Assisting customers on the phone and in person
    • Take in and receipt all permits
    • Set up and track new subdivision and variance files
    • Agendas and minutes for WCDRC meetings
    • Submit agenda items for Commissioners Court
    • Schedule and monitor recycling bin pickups
    • Filing and scanning
    • Processing mail
    • Biweekly delivery/pickup to Courthouse and Annexes
    • Other duties as assigned

    Please email all applications and resumes to JBodiford@wilsoncountytx.gov.  Application may also be dropped off at the Human Resources office located at:

    2 Library Lane, Ste. 104

    Floresville, Texas 78114

  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a bachelor’s degree conferred by an institution of higher education accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  A degree or background in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, or social work is preferred.  Applicants cannot be employed as a peace officer or work as a reserve or volunteer peace officer and cannot currently be on community supervision, parole, or serving a sentence for a criminal offense.

    Applicant must pass a physical, criminal history check and drug test.

    DUTIES: Supervise a caseload of offenders placed under community supervision for felony and misdemeanor offenses.  Specific duties will consist of monitoring the offender’s compliance with the orders of the Court through routine office and field contacts to ensure community safety, referring the offender to behavioral changing resources, conducting assessments and individual case plans, urinalysis testing, performing intake interviews, communicating and working with other professional agencies, reporting violations of probation to the appropriate authority in a timely manner, providing effective courtroom testimony, and maintaining a high level of professionalism.  Applicant must possess good technical writing, interviewing and critical thinking skills to prepare extensive pre-sentence investigation reports. 

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS REQUIREMENTS: The duties of a Community Supervision Officer include office and field work, which both require the supervision of criminal offenders who may present physical danger to the officer and to the public. In the supervision of these offenders, essential duties require moderate to arduous physical exertion, including prolonged periods of walking and standing, physical dexterity and coordination, and use of self-defense tactics. Because a Community Supervision Officer must effectively deal with the possibility of physical altercations and is subject to moderate to arduous physical exertion, applicants must be physically capable. Office work requires prolonged periods of sitting and standing, moderate lifting, and walking. Both field work and office work are required of all Community Supervision Officers, and both are essential functions of the job.

    This list is not all-inclusive, but covers the main areas of responsibilities.

    SALARY:  Entry Level:  $37,705.00 plus benefits - negotiable based on previous experience as a CSO

    CLOSING DATE:  until filled

    Please submit cover letter and resume to:

    Renee Merten, Director   

    81st & 218th Judicial District CSCD, 1102 3rd Street, Floresville, TX 78114

    Or via email:  rmerten@81-218cscd.org

    ***Please provide references and certified college transcripts if selected for an interview.

  • 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.





    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. 









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


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


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

    EXEMPT STATUS: Non-Exempt
    SALARY: $45,000.00

    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.

     - 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

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

     - 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 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.

    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.






    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


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


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