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222nd Judicial District of Texas


JOB TITLE: Community Supervision Officer 

LOCATION: Hereford, Texas

DUTIES: Supervise a caseload of offenders placed under community supervision. Specific duties will include but not be limited to: monitoring the offender's compliance with the orders of the Court through routine office and field contacts, conducting assessments and individualized case supervision plans, orientation/intake with new probationers, and reporting violations of probation to the appropriate authorities in a timely manner.

QUALIFICATIONSA minimum of a bachelor's degree conferred by an institution of higher education accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Unless the bachelor's degree is in criminology, corrections, counseling, law, social work, psychology, sociology, or a related field that has been approved by the CJAD director, the person must have:

  1. One year graduate study in one of those fields, or
  1. One year experience in full-time casework, counseling, or community or group work that has been approved by the CJAD director.

SALARY: Negotiable, based on experience. A resume and certified copy of college transcript are required prior to interview.

CLOSING DATE: When filled. 

APPLICATION AVALABLE:  Court House 2nd Floor Community Supervision 235 East 3rd, Room 204

Hereford, Texas 79045


.Assistant Public Defender Job Description 

The Panhandle Area Public Defenders are zealous advocates and trial lawyers serving the needs of our clients with qualified, compassionate, and holistic solutions. Our offices strive to mirror the hard-working demographics of the Texas Panhandle area with a resolute determination, a heart for service, and a justice-seeking spirit. The Assistant Public Defender (APD) is an employee of Potter County who represents indigent clients assigned to the Public Defender Office (PAPDO). This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that is expanding around the Texas Panhandle. We are THE voice for the defense. This should not be a job, but a mission you get paid to do.

Potter County is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Salary: $80,000-$110,000 depending upon experience. Additional stipends for special skills/foreign language.


Office Benefits

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Relaxed office culture
  • Team oriented and supportive atmosphere



    County Benefits

  • 210% County match for retirement account, transferrable to other counties after vesting.
  • Optional 457(b)
  • Medical/Dental/Vision – other insurance options


Please check out these links for more information on the Texas Panhandle and working with the Panhandle Area Public Defender Office:
















Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent clients accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses in the Panhandle area.
  • May have appellate or juvenile cases as assigned by the PAPDO Chief.
  • Assure zealous representation for indigent clients.
  • Meet with indigent clients for initial interviews, to explain the law, give legal advice, explain legal options, and discuss plea offers or trial strategies. 
  • Review discovery and evidence, including police reports, witness statements and interrogations, dashcam and surveillance video, cellphone records, forensic reports and other discovery and evidence.
  • Research, analyze and interpret issues of law. Prepare memoranda, motions, and other pleadings. Review drafts of pleadings, motions, and memoranda prepared by legal staff.
  • Appear in court for trial, pleas, and other hearings.
  • Work with other APDs in the formulation of legal strategies and options for clients. 
  • Communicate with clients, witnesses, prosecutors, and law enforcement as required, including regular trips to the participating county jails. Includes magistration appearance with recently arrested clients when possible. 
  • Assist fellow public defenders in researching legal issues and in preparing memoranda, pleadings and motions. 
  • Prepare cases for jury trials, bench trials, open pleas, and contested motion hearings.  
  • Work with the social services and mental health coordinator to get clients into appropriate social and behavioral health services. Work for alternative dispositions such as specialty courts, mental health treatment, pre-trial diversion, and other options.
  • Negotiate with prosecutors on behalf of clients.
  • Maintain good standing with the State Bar of Texas along with all required CLE. 
  • The duties listed above are examples of types of work that may be performed.  Nothing in this job description restricts the PAPDO Chief’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time as the need arises.



  • J.D. degree and license in good standing to practice law with the State Bar of Texas.
    • If you are not currently licensed in Texas please check reciprocity rules or contact the State Bar of Texas for admission rules.
  • Good trial skills and/or a willingness to develop such skills are required. 
  • Effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to manage a trial schedule and caseload that complies with Texas Indigent Defense Commission Guidelines. 
  • May require evening and weekend hours. Travel may be required as well.
  • Must have or obtain by date of hire a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.




  • Foreign language speakers. (Spanish and Burmese are in high demand)
  • 2+ years of felony criminal trial experience. Prior jury trial experience.
  • Prior appellate and juvenile criminal experience.
  • Good technological abilities.



Send resume and references to Jason.howell@papdmac.org and Amy.Conner@papdmac.org

If you have any questions, call (806)242-3415.