office 325.625.4116
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City Employment

Human Resources (325) 625-5114
Director, Amanda Lishka

Employment Openings also Run in the Coleman Chronicle and Democratic Voice Printed Press.  An Equal Opportunity Employer.  Pre-employment drug test and physical are required

F/T = Full Time    P/T= Part Time    SEASONAL= Special Portion of a Year


The City of Coleman is seeking applications for a full-time position for Police Officer. The successful candidate must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid current law enforcement license issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. The position includes an excellent benefit package. Applications are available at City Hall, 200 W. Live Oak St., Coleman, Texas 76834. Applications are also available at the City of Coleman website at www.cityofcolemantx.us. Applications must be turned in to the Coleman City Hall to the Human Resource Director, Amanda Lishka. This will remain open until filled. Pay is $16.75 per hour. For additional information on job requirements, contact:                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                     Anthony Smith, Chief of Police

                                                  City of Coleman

                                                  325-625-4114

 An Equal Opportunity Employer

Pre-employment drug test and physical is required.

HELP WANTED PROFESSIONAL

 THE CITY OF COLEMAN IS SEEKING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR THE POSITION OF A FIRE FIGHTER FOR THE CITY OF COLEMAN FIRE DEPARTMENT. CANDIDATES MUST POSSESS A CURRENT TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION CERTIFICATION BASIC STRUCTURAL CERTIFICATION, TWO YEARS CAREER OR VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE IN A FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND MUST POSSESS A CURRENT TEXAS EMT BASIC CERTIFICATION, OR IS ABLE TO OBTAIN WITHIN A YEAR. PREFERENCE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR CANDIDATES WITH EXPERIENCE AS A VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTER AND OR EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF FIRE SUPPRESSION.  CANDIDATES MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF A “CLASS B EXEMPT DRIVERS LICENSE OR BE ABLE TO OBTAIN ONE WITHIN 90 DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT AND A GOOD DRIVING RECORD. ALL CANDIDATES SHOULD APPLY DIRECTLY FOR THE POSITION BY PICKING UP AN APPLICATION AT THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AT THE COLEMAN CITY HALL, 200 WEST LIVEOAK, COLEMAN, TEXAS 76834 OR THEY MAY COMPLETE AN APPLICATION ONLINE AT THE CITY OF COLEMAN WEB SITE AT cityofcolemantx.us.  APPLICANTS SHOULD ALSO TURN IN THEIR APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES DIRECTLY TO AMANDA LISHKA, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AT THE COLEMAN CITY HALL AT P.O. BOX 592, COLEMAN, TEXAS 76834. THE SALARY FOR THE POSITION SHALL BE BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS. THE POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. THE CITY OF COLEMAN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.



COLEMAN MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE/CLERK AND COUNTY MAGISTRATE

A Texas Criminal Trial Court and Truancy Court of Non-Record.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS

OVERVIEW: The Presiding Judge of the Coleman Municipal Court also serves as the Court Clerk for the City of Coleman, Texas; and, participates in the role of County Magistrate for Coleman County, Texas with Justice of the Peace and County Judge.  The Presiding Judge leads the activities of the Associate Judge who also serves as a clerk for the court.

SUMMARY: Appointed and under the administrative direction of the City Council, presides over Municipal Court sessions and functions as Magistrate to administer justice in the disposition of cases involving ordinance or statutory misdemeanor violations within the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court. Supervises Assistant/Associate Municipal Court Judges and Clerks.

SPECIFIED DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JUDGE/CLERK IN THE MUNICIPAL COURT AND COUNTY MAGISTRATE:

JUDICIAL ROLE: Setting bail to secure the defendant’s appearance after a case has been filed in municipal court; Issue arrest warrants for defendants whose cases are filed in municipal court; Issue a capias for a defendant after a charge has been filed in municipal court; Issue a summons for a defendant when requested by the prosecutor; Issue a summons for the parent of a person under 17; Forfeit bail; Take and accept pleas of guilty, nolo contendere, or not guilty; Enter a plea of not guilty for a defendant who refuses to plead; Grant a motion for new trial made after a defendant entered a plea while detained in jail; Conduct pre-trial hearings; Grant continuances; Conduct trials; Issue a writ to summon a venire; Rule on challenges to the array of the jury pool; Form the jury and administer the oath; Charge the jury; See that the verdict is in proper form and render judgment and sentence following a jury trial; Enter judgments; Setting fines; Grant deferred disposition; Grant a driving safety course; Grant teen court; Determine how a defendant pays fine and costs; Grant community service or tutoring in satisfaction of fine or costs for juvenile defendants; Grant jail-time credit; Determine indigence; Waive fine and court costs after a defendant defaults and the judge determines that the defendant is indigent and that performing community service would be an undue hardship; Rule on a motion for new trial; Set and approve appeal bonds; Issue a capias pro fine; Commit a defendant to jail for unpaid fines/costs; Conduct stolen or seized property hearings; Dismiss cases when required by law or upon prosecutor motion; Inform a juvenile and any parent in open court of the juvenile’s expunction rights and provide them with a copy of the law; Order convictions and records expunged; Hold a person in contempt.

CLERK ROLE: Perform administrative functions of the court; Preparing process (complaints, warrants, capiases, summons, subpoenas, etc.); Coordinating with law enforcement; Preparing correspondence and notices; Processing fine payments and bonds (appearance and appeal bonds); Maintaining accounting records of the court; Managing the office; Coordinating trials and appearances (includes juvenile cases); Maintaining records; Producing reports; - monthly reports to the Texas Judicial Council/Office of Court Administration; - notice of final convictions and bond forfeitures (reported to DPS); - notice of the completion date of driving safety course (reported to DPS); - teen court dismissals (reported to DPS); - quarterly court costs reports (reported to State Comptroller’s Office); - notice of violation of Nonresident Violator Compact (reported to DPS); - reports to city council; Coordinating alternative sentencing (driving safety courses, deferred disposition, teen court); Coordinating community service; Coordinating juvenile cases and rehabilitative sanctions; Processing dismissals; Coordinating administrative and other hearings; Processing bond forfeitures; Overseeing court budget; Accepting complaints and entering on docket; and, Performing any other ministerial function that may be required in the performance of official duties.

COUNTY MAGISTRATE ROLE, as required: Issue emergency protection orders for an offense involving family violence; Issue a warrant when any person informs the judge, under oath, of an offense about to be committed; Conduct peace bond hearings; Verbally order a peace officer to arrest, without warrant, when a felony or breach of the peace is committed in the presence or within the view of a magistrate; Accept complaints (probable cause affidavit) and issue arrest warrants and summonses (these complaints are for Class A and B misdemeanors and felony offenses); Give magistrate warnings after arrest; Take a plea and set and collect a fine when a defendant is arrested on an out-of-county warrant for a fine-only offense; Conduct examining trials in felony cases to determine probable cause; Determine the sufficiency of sureties; Order a defendant to submit to an examination in a mental health facility determined by a local mental health authority on that authority’s request; Set and accept bail, including personal bonds; Issue search warrants; mere evidence may issue only from an attorney judge; Move to dispose of the weapon (destroy or sell) if no prosecution or conviction will occur when a weapon has been seized; Direct a peace officer to prevent a person from leaving a facility to prevent the spread of communicable disease.

SUPERVISORY/BUDGET RESPONSIBILITIES: Self-motivated individual who serves in an autonomous public official position; Serving at the pleasure of the City Council and reporting to The Council and The State of Texas; Supervises the Assistant/Associate Municipal Court Judge/Clerk’s activities in support of court efforts and coordinates judicial related budget requests through the City Manager.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of ordinances, statutes, and court decisions relating to Municipal Court jurisdiction; Knowledge of judicial procedure and rules of evidence; Knowledge of and the ability to conduct legal research; Knowledge of the organization, duties, powers, limitations, and authority of the Municipal Court; Ability to analyze evidence presented in court, to apply existing laws impartially, and to render prompt and equitable verdicts; Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally; Ability to express legal interpretations clearly, concisely, and in a forthright manner using a vocabulary level understandable to parties concerned; Skill in public/employee relations and problem solving; Skill in public speaking, media relations, and preparing written articles for press.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Generally, sits for extended periods of time performing duties: hearing cases, preparing reports, and other related duties; Operates Office equipment such as computer, copy machine, calculator, scanner; Periodically performs duties at unusual hours and on weekends and holidays; Is exposed to possibly dangerous and angry criminal elements and unsanitary, diseased or ill persons. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: United States citizen; Qualified Voter; Resident of the State of Texas; Holds no other elected public office.

PREFERENCES: Prior experience working in a court environment, leadership and education are desired.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Pass pre-employment drug screening; Pass a motor vehicle record check; Pass a criminal history check; Honorable discharge, if prior military; No open/pending judgements (civil or criminal); Within 90 days of appointment the Municipal Court Judge/Clerk shall take up residence within the city limits of Coleman, Texas and during the tenure of office, the municipal court judge shall reside within the City of Coleman, per City Charter; Within one year of appointment complete the requirements of The Texas Municipal Court Education Center’s New Judge’s Seminar and Training Certification, per Texas Municipal Court Education Center Requirements.  Refer to the City of Coleman’s Home-Rule Charter for additional information pertaining to the Judge and Clerk of the Court.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Ranging from 35K to 40K per year, paid in 26 bi-weekly pay periods, plus benefits that include medical insurance, life insurance, vacation, and retirement.  Starting salary is dependent on qualifications (D.O.Q.) and set by the City Council.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Submit City of Coleman Employment Application with Cover Letter and Resume, including copies of any certifications or educational transcripts to City of Coleman, Attn: MCJC4201, P.O. Box 592, Coleman, Texas 76834 or drop off in person at 200 W. Liveoak Street, Coleman, Texas 76834; Submittals shall be pre-screened; Applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted with further instructions; The City Council shall conduct board-style interviews during a called executive session in early October 2018;  The selected candidate will be notified of eligibility for appointment.   

 




THE CITY OF COLEMAN IS SEEKING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR THE POSITION OF ELECTRICAL LINEMAN FOR THE LIGHTS DISTRIBUTION DEPARTMENT.  CANDIDATES SHOULD DIRECTLY APPLY FOR THE POSITION BY PICKING UP AN APPLICATION AT THE COLEMAN CITY HALL, 200 WEST LIVEOAK, COLEMAN, TEXAS 76834 OR APPLICANTS MAY GO ON LINE AT www.cityofcolemantx.us TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION ON LINE.  COMPLETED APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.  APPLICANTS SHOULD TURN IN THEIR APPLICANTIONS AND RESUMES DIRECTLY TO THE OFFICE OF THE HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR AT THE COLEMAN CITY HALL.  THE SALARY FOR THE POSITION SHALL BE BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS.  THE POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL IT IS FILLED.  THE CITY OF COLEMAN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

END.

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Pre-employment drug test and physical is required


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