Deputy Sheriff

Rockwall, TX
Rockwall County Sheriff

Salary: $72,900.

Closing Date: 07-Jun-2024.

Position Summary:

The purpose of this position is to ensure the safety of citizens and businesses in Rockwall County. This is accomplished by responding to calls for service; performing traffic patrol; serving warrants; investigating accidents; investigating narcotics violations; providing K-9 assistance; performing civil processes such as serving legal documents, subpoenas and writs.

Essential Functions:

  • Investigates general complaints and emergency calls for service including but not limited to: alarms; animal complaints; reckless driving; robberies; burglaries; kidnappings; assaults and murders.
  • Completes reports, time sheets, required documentation and reviews videos in an organized, timely manner.
  • Enforces all misdemeanor and felony laws of the State of Texas; apprehends, arrests and detains criminal suspects and violators of laws when necessary.
  • Investigates automobile accidents and provides first aid when needed; enforces all traffic laws including DWI investigations.
  • Responds to and assists all other law enforcement agencies in the County when requested.
  • Performs supervisory duties in absence of supervisor.
  • Acts as animal control in the unincorporated areas of the County and contracted cities.
  • Serves criminal warrants and civil documents, including conducting Sheriff’s sales and execution of various writs.
  • Collects evidence on the scene and processes evidence according to departmental protocol; serves as witness in court; provides evidence and testifies accordingly.
  • Maintains weapons, vehicle and equipment in functional and presentable condition.
  • Attends shift briefings, seminars and training sessions as required to remain knowledge of operations and remain up to date on new and changing laws.
  • Responds to questions asked by the general public and refers them to the proper person or agencies.
  • Maintains required level of proficiency in the use of firearm and evasive action/driving skills.
  • Works under stressful, high risk conditions often alone or with little to no immediate back-up from other officers.
  • Maintains continuing education hours prescribed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
  • May perform Warrant duties including locating and arresting or causing the arrest of persons wanted on criminal warrants.
  • Submits all required reports in a complete, legible, accurate and timely manner; submits all required warrant diligence in accordance with department policy.
  • May perform Civil Process assignment including ensuring proper delivery of subpoenas and writs related to protective orders, garnishments and sequestrations.
  • Logs all received documents into the Sheriff’s Office database; conducts research.
  • Oversees removal of personal property in foreclosures, but does not actually physically move property.
  • Oversees the sale of personal or real estate property at public auction.
  • May perform drug interdiction activities with K-9 unit including initiating and completing investigations related to narcotic violations in and around Rockwall County to lend K-9 support.
  • Conducts surveillance on target locations; conducts undercover operations in civilian clothes.
  • Trains assigned K-9 and maintains a state of readiness; maintains K-9 documentation on proficiency; tracks apprehensions, training and care of K-9.
  • Conducts traffic stops and performs consensual searches when appropriate; interviews sources for information; performs narcotic searches and inspections.
  • May perform Commercial Vehicle Enforcement assignment including enforcing traffic laws, commercial vehicle laws and safety by patrolling County roadways and highways.
  • Weighs and inspects commercial motor vehicles; investigates on-scene fatalities and near fatality accidents.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience.
  • Must meet at least one of the following requirements:
    • 45 semester hours of credit from accredited college (minimum “C” average) or,
    • At least two years active duty in the United States military with honorable discharge or,
    • At least two years of service as a Rockwall County Detention Officer or,
    • At least two years of service as a full-time peace officer.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the contiguous United States for a period of time sufficient to conduct a comprehensive background investigation. Consideration given for military overseas assignments.
  • Basic Peace Officer’s Certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) preferred or;
  • If uncertified must be capable of successfully completing the police academy and passing the TCOLE peace officer’s exam.
  • No worse than 20/100 vision rating in each eye, correctable to 20/20 in both eyes. The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office uses the Department of Transportation standard vision test. The exam includes moving your eyes left to right, up and down and able to see three different colors: red, yellow and green (just like a stop light).
  • Must have normal hearing and normal color vision, with or without correction.
  • Valid Class C Texas Driver’s License.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays and in emergency situations as needed.