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  • Purpose of Position:  To provide case management service for youth and/or families referred to the Juvenile Probation Department or the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP) while training the school personnel in Mental Health First Aid, providing assistance in crisis situations, and Substance Abuse Education and basic counseling services.



    • Perform JJAEP screening assessment at intake with child and parent.
    • Utilize the CANS assessment when appropriate for the child serving.
    • Complete a case plan for goals and objectives towards completion of the JJAEP students.
    • Complete initial interdisciplinary meeting with family and child upon the first 30 days of enrollment.
    • Meet with students as needed but weekly to stay on track with goal and objectives to promote through the program.
    • Meet with students as a group to complete Life Skills and substance abuse education.
    • Establish rapport with the family and provide services as deemed appropriate.
    • Notify parents of positive UA tests within the JJAEP.
    • Notify parents of in-house and TJJD serious incidents and any consequence issued.
    • Refer out to services as deemed appropriate per child and/or family.
    • Complete final interdisciplinary meeting with parent, child, and returning school.
    • Provide updated documentation.


    • Develop rapport and assess the child referred involving his/her parents as much as possible.
    • See child at home and in school.
    • Establish a service plan with child and family.
    • Work closely with the referring probation officer.
    • Provide substance abuse education when appropriate.
    • Refer to other services when appropriate.
    • Make recommendations to the court regarding treatment and services for child/family.
    • When children are removed from their home; work with facility to prepare family for the return of the child.
    • Provide updated documentation.
    • Participate in staffing of referrals to the department.
    • Participate in CRCG when necessary.


    • Schedule inservice with schools within Karnes and Wilson County to train staff to become mental health first aid responders
    • Assist schools specifically DAEP students in crisis.

    Position Qualifications:


    • Good Moral Character.
    • No disqualifying criminal history as described in the 37 TAC 344.000
    • Have acquired a bachelor’s degree conferred by a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Texas higher Education Coordinating Board;
    • Possess the work experience or graduate study required.

    A.        One-year experience in full-time paid and/or fulltime unpaid case work, counseling, community, or group work;

    a.         In a social service, community, corrections, or juvenile agency that deals with offenders or

    b.         Disadvantaged persons; and

    c.         That provides the kind of experience necessary to meet this requirement, as determined by TJJD.

    B.  One year of graduate study means successful completion of at least 18 post-graduate credit hours.

    • Certified QMHP
    • Experience working with at risk youth and families.

    Knowledge and Attitude:

    • Knowledge of treatment programs and techniques
    • Knowledge of treatment techniques for special needs students and their families
    • Knowledge of Community resources
    • Abide by TJJD Code of Ethics and standards for operation.
    • Must be able to communicate with staff and clients. 
    • Must be adaptable to change.
    • Has experience with developing, interpreting, and implementing programs to meet the client’s needs.
    • Must be able to concisely and clearly document.

    IV.       Working Conditions:

    • Salary is commensurate with formal preparation, experience and agency’s funding status.Fringe benefits outlined in the personnel handbook.
    • Position requires 40 hours per week eligible for holiday and vacation benefits as outlined in the personnel handbook.
    • Office base determined at time of employment
    • Supervision: Responsible to management.

    Email resume and a completed application, which can be found on the county website, to Melissa Padron at m-padron@kwjpd.com. 830-780-2228



  • Karnes/Wilson Juvenile Probation is accepting applications for a Prevention Specialist to serve the Karnes, Wilson, Atascosa, Frio, and LaSalle communities providing substance abuse education services. Individual will need to obtain an Associate Prevention Specialist certification. Position is grant funded as a Karnes County employee.  To obtain more information please contact Melisa Padron or Susanna Koliba at 830-780-2228 or email chief@kwjpd.com or s-kolibal@kwjpd.com. To apply please send your resume to either email. Position open until filled.



  • To service Karnes/Wilson Juvenile Probation Department and the JJAEP in the capacity, role, and responsibility of a Teacher as set forth the by the standards of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and the Juvenile Boards of Karnes and Wilson Counties.

    Job Functions:

    • ?Teach required subjects in accordance with TEA guidelines and JJAEP Standards and Floresville ISD procedures.
    • ?Work cooperatively with school districts to provide academic information to appropriate personnel.
    • ?Participate in continuing education pertaining to JJAEP Standards and compliance issues.
    • ?Participate when available or by written documentation as to the progress of students’ education as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
    • ? Uphold positive public relations.
    • ? Practice positive office morale communicate with co-workers, and assist co-workers as needed.
    • ?Abide by and practice department philosophy.
    • ?Comply with department attendance policies to include staff development and training requirements.
    • ?Cooperate with in-house department programs.
    • ?Assume other duties and responsibilities designated by the Chief and/or Designee.
    • Qualifications:
    • ?Good Moral Character.
    • ?Have acquired a bachelor’s degree conferred by a college or university accredited and recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
    • ?Position follows JJAEP calendar and requires an average of 16 hours per week after school term ends.  This is a salaried position.
    Email resume and a completed application, which can be found on the county website, to m-padron@kwjpd.com
  • Primary responsibilities and essential job function are to provide juvenile probation services and supervision duties authorized under statutory and administrative law.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Other duties may be assigned.

    • Manage a caseload of juveniles on probation with the objectives of resolving problems and improving behavior.
    • Attend hearings and testifies concerning juveniles, including offering department recommendations.
    • Maintain written reports and daily chronological notes for each juvenile placed on probation.
    • Travel to placement facilities to visit juveniles or monitor placement services.
    • Manage, maintain, and organize records ensuring all documents are readily available for court testimony or state audit.
    • Counsels parents and juveniles, including explaining procedures of juvenile probation, detention, and legal proceedings.
    • Monitor juveniles’ school progress, including grades and attendance, discusses the juvenile’s academic progress with school officials as needed.
    • Conduct monthly random UA drug testing on juveniles.
    • Conduct monthly curfew checks on juveniles.
    • Coordinate closely with referral services to monitor juvenile’s compliance with referral programs including attendance and participation.
    • Attend staff meetings and trainings required to maintain Juvenile Probation Officer Certification.
    • Participates in the intake on-call rotation schedule for nights and weekends.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, juveniles and their families, and the general public.
    • Regular and consistent attendance is required. Must arrive at work on time, prepared to perform assigned duties and work assigned schedule.
    • Supervise community service and programs.
    • Confidentiality is a must with all work-related information.

    Basic Qualification Requirements:

    1. Must have a bachelor’s degree conferred by a college or university accredited organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education coordinating Board; and
    2. Must have either:
    1. One year of graduate study in criminology, corrections, counseling in a social work, psychology, sociology, or a related field that has been approved by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department; or
    2. One-year experience in full-time casework or counseling in a social service, community correctional or juvenile agency that deals with offenders or disadvantaged persons.
    1. Must be able to pass a background check and provide fingerprints for state database.
    2. Must have a valid Driver’s License and proof of adequate liability insurance and have a reliable means of transportation.
    3. Must Possess physical stamina to handle potential physical outbursts of violent youth.Be able to restrain and handcuff a child who is resisting.
    4. Must have the ability to work with a diverse population.
    5. Must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 40 pounds, such as files, stacks of records, or other similar objects.
    6. Must be of good moral character.

    Email your resume and a completed application, which can be found on the Karnes County Tx website, to Melissa Padron, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer at m-padron@kwjpd.com. For questions please call 830-780-2228.


  • Summary of Functions:

    The Maintenance Supervisor, under general supervision, is responsible for a variety of general maintenance and multi-craft functions to ensure proper maintenance, repair, and/or alteration of facilities, equipment, furniture, fixtures etc. at the Wilson County Courthouse and designated offsite County Office and Facilities, and grounds of the County Courthouse and Offsite County Offices and Facilities.  The Maintenance Supervisor will also be responsible for the day to day supervision of the maintenance and custodial staff, and will develop and maintain policies to fit the department, to include budget needs and accountability.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned:

    • Maintenance activities in plumbing, HVAC, electrical, carpentry, painting etc.
    • Maintain major building systems and controls
    • Moving of office furniture and equipment as needed
    • Coordinating activities of outside contractors on County Facility projects and being their first point of contact
    • Write specifications for and supervise vendors for all mechanical, electrical, structural and plumbing requirements of county facilities
    • Comply with warranty maintenance obligations for all operating facilities
    • Supervising the activities of personnel of various grounds care and maintenance skill levels
    • Ability to follow and work under safety regulations set forth by Federal, State and County standards
    • Responsible for repairing, maintaining and installing various fixtures including furniture, equipment, windows, doors, bathrooms, walls, shelving, cabinets, air filters, lubrications and drains
    • Maintaining Courthouse and Offsite Facility grounds
    • Assistance with daily custodial related tasks as needed
    • Other job duties as assigned or needed

    Qualifications and Education:

    The Maintenance Supervisor position required a high school diploma or GED, plus two to three years of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Physical Demands:

    Performance of the essential duties of this job requires the incumbent to:

    • Regularly stand
    • Frequently walk
    • Occasionally sit
    • Regularly use hands to finger, handle or feel
    • Regularly reach with arms and hands
    • Frequently climb or balance
    • Frequently stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
    • Regularly talk or hear
    • Occasionally taste or smell
    • Regularly lift up to 10 pounds
    • Frequently lift up to 50 pounds
    • Occasionally lift more than 100 pounds

    Work Environment:

    Performance of the essential duties of this job requires:

    • Occasional exposure to wet or humid conditions (non-weather)
    • Occasional work near moving mechanical parts
    • Frequent work in high, precarious places
    • Frequent exposure to fumes or airborne particles
    • Frequent exposure to outdoor weather conditions

    Wilson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County may provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  Position will be open until filled.  Please submit all Wilson County Job Applications AND Resumes to JBodiford@wilsoncountytx.gov.

  • 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.  Salary is $26,998.40 plus benefits and retirement.  Must be able to pass a background check.  Applications must be received by 6:00 pm on Monday, July 26, 2021.  The Wilson County Application for Employment must be completed.  Applications may be emailed to dbarnett@wilsoncountytx.gov,  delivered in person or mailed to Wilson County Tax Office, 1 Library Ln, Floresville, TX 78114.


  • Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Public Defender Division is seeking attorneys for its public defender expansion serving Atascosa, Wilson, Karnes, and Frio Counties.

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  • Now Hiring:

    Position: Road and Bridge Laborer Precinct #2
    Compensation: Dependent on Experience
    Work Schedule: 5   8-Hour Work days
    Closing Date: Until Filled

    Summary of Position: Responsible for preparing broken and eroding pavement on rural roads. Repairs and maintains rights-of-way and clears debris from roads. MUST HAVE AND MAINTAIN A VALID CDL.

    Deliver, Mail or E-mail completed applications to:
    Wilson County Human Resources
    C/O Jalyn Bodiford
    2 Library Lane, Ste 104
    Floresville, TX 78114

    Phone: 830-393-7351


  • Position: Jailers/Correction Officers

    Working Hours: 43 plus hours a week

    Work Schedule: Flexible

    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