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Deputy Sheriff

JOB SUMMARY Benefits Supplemental Questions
Enforces State Laws and County Ordinances.
Performs other duties as outlined in the Standard Operation Procedure Manual for the section/unit they are assigned to.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Responds to emergency calls and non-emergency complaints.
Issues citations and directs traffic.
Investigates initial complaints of crimes against persons and property.
Serves warrants, makes arrests and starts booking procedures on arrested individuals.
May serve court processes, collect evidence, guard and transport prisoners.
Works with and addresses community groups to foster good relations with the public.
Testifies as a witness in civil and criminal court proceedings.
Investigates traffic accidents as needed.
Specializes in the enforcement of specific Texas Codes, as required.
Detains, restrains and arrests persons suspected of committing criminal offenses.
Maintains TCOLE licensing requirements such as firearms qualifications, continued education, etc.
Maintains knowledge of technical and operating principals, practices and problems of law enforcement and crime prevention activities.
Maintains a 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 fitness necessary to perform the duties of a peace officer.
Readily complies with departmental and county-wide policies and procedures.
Performs related special projects as assigned.
The physical demands and environmental factors listed below, as well as regular attendance, are also essential functions for this position.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Ability to pursue violators on foot over rough terrain and obstacles; to physically subdue and restrain aggressive violators, to safely operate a motor vehicle and mobile radio under normal and emergency conditions without any equipment modifications specific to any individual operator.
Constant standing, handling, use of vision, depth perception and hearing.
Frequent reaching, forceful gripping, use of fine dexterity.
Occasional sitting, walking, climbing, kneeling, crouching, bending, squatting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling and talking.
Must be able to lift 80 pounds.
Must be able to drag a minimum of 165 pounds (training/recruitment manikin) in a manner consistent with rescue and restrain maneuvers.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
Exposure to excessive heat and cold (outdoor conditions).
Job may involve danger due to contact with criminals and suspects.
Must be able to work day or night shifts and holidays with varying days off.
Williamson County has adopted a Tobacco-Free Workplace policy. This policy prohibits smoking or use of any tobacco product on Williamson County premises.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High School graduate or equivalent.
Must meet minimal physical requirements, and mental and emotional standards, set by the State and Department.
Current Basic Texas Peace Officer certification from TCOLE.
Demonstrated proficiency with a handgun and shotgun.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies, judicial officials and the general public.
Able to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective and reasonable course of action.
Demonstrated proficiency in both oral and written communication.
Ability to obtain required training.
Must maintain a satisfactory Motor Vehicle record.
Ability to type and enter data with appropriate speed and efficiency.
Must obtain a valid Texas driver's license within 30 days of hire.
EMPLOYMENT TESTING:
Employment is contingent on passing written tests, firearms tests, physical agility tests, oral boards, post-offer, pre-employment and periodic psychological exams, drug tests, criminal background investigations and motor vehicle record reports.
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
Education or experience in a related field.
Two years as a Deputy with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office is preferred for assignment to a special unit such as the Traffic Unit, Fugitive Apprehension Unit, FTO, etc.
IRREGULAR HOURS:
May work varying hours and weekends.
Essential personnel for emergency situations; at the discretion of the Department Director.
ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports directly to- Sergeant
Direct Reports- N/A
Number of Direct Reports- 0
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS:
Non-exempt (Hourly)
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:A Williamson County online application (resumes alone are not sufficient) must be received before the position is closed. Positions are open until filled, subject to close at any time after five business days. The Human Resources Department is located at 301 South/East Inner Loop, Suite 108, Georgetown, TX 78626. Phone (512) 943-1533 or visit our website at www.wilco.org.
Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.



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