Williamson CountyGeorgetown 78626
Full Time

Education and/or experience in a related field TCOLE Intermediate Peace Officer license or higher.

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Deputy Sheriff

Williamson County
Full Time Williamson County Sheriff's Office, 508 S Rock St, Georgetown, TX 78626, United States
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Overview

Reporting directly to a Sergeant, responsible for the enforcement of state laws; preservation of public order; protection of life; and the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime under the jurisdiction of Williamson County.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Patrol

  • Provides service, information, and aid to citizens as circumstances require
  • Prevents crime and suppresses disturbances
  • Investigates criminal offenses and detains, restrains, and makes arrests, when necessary
  • Works with and addresses community groups to foster good relations with the public
  • Responds to emergency calls and non-emergency complaints
  • Enforces traffic laws and investigates vehicle collisions
  • Recovers lost or stolen property
  • Attempts to locate missing persons
  • Patrols property by means of vehicle or on foot 
  • Specializes in the enforcement of specific Texas Codes, as required
  • Testifies as a witness in civil and criminal court proceedings, when necessary
  • May serve court processes, collect evidence, and guard or transport inmates
  • Maintains knowledge of technical and operating principals, practices, and problems of law enforcement and crime prevention activities
  • Maintains general knowledge of the Texas Penal Code, Texas Transportation Code, Code of Criminal Procedures, Family Code, Texas Education Code, Health and Safety Code, Agriculture Code of Texas, etc, with specific knowledge of code directly related to unit for which the deputy is assigned
  • Possesses knowledge of the use and care of vehicles, firearms and specialized equipment
  • Maintains level of physical fitness necessary to perform the duties of a peace officer
  • Maintains Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) licensing requirements such as firearms qualifications, continued education, etc.
  • Performs special duties as assigned

ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports directly to – Sergeant
  • Direct Reports – No

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

  • Position involves safely operating a motor vehicle and mobile radio equipment under normal and emergency conditions without any equipment modifications specific to any individual operator
  • Position involves driving and sitting for long periods of time
  • Position involves pursuing violators on foot over rough terrain and obstacles
  • Position involves physically subduing and restraining aggressive violators
  • Position involves discharging a firearm with either hand
  • Position involves hearing audible sounds and speaking in a clear, understandable voice
  • Position may involve working day and/or overnight shifts
  • Position involves dragging a minimum of 165 pounds (training/recruitment mannequin) in a manner consistent with rescue and restrain maneuvers

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS  

  • May be required to perform some work outdoors in inclement weather (heat, cold, wet conditions)
  • Job may involve danger due to contact with criminals and suspects

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • All: High School Diploma or equivalent
  • See required licenses and certifications below

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Required

  • TCOLE Basic Peace Officer license

Required within thirty (30) days of employment

  • Valid Texas driver’s license
  • Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) / National Crime Information Center (NCIC) training

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Education and/or experience in a related field
  • TCOLE Intermediate Peace Officer license or higher

EMPLOYMENT TESTING 

Employment is contingent on passing any post-offer pre-employment screening as listed below:

  • Criminal background check: Yes
  • Motor Vehicle Record check: Yes
  • Drug screening: Yes
  • Physical exam: Yes
  • Psychological exam: Per TCOLE standards
  • Additional: Written tests, firearms tests, Oral Boards

Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).  If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department. 

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