Deputy Sheriff

San Marcos, TX
Hays County Sheriff's Office
Salary: $41,778.00

Location: San Marcos

State: Texas

Department Head: Sheriff

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

This permanent posting allows the department to maintain a pool of applicants from which future vacancies will be filled.  Applicants should be aware that there may or may not be a vacancy at the time applications are submitted.

Under close supervision, the Deputy enforces all civil and criminal laws of the State of Texas and Hays County. The Deputy protects the citizens of Hays County and anyone traveling through Hays County. This position protects the life and property of the citizens and helps keep Hays County free from crime. The work involves isolating and defining unknown conditions, resolving critical problems and possibly making life or death decisions.

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Hays County is an EEO employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Hays County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background checks, including reference checks, criminal history and drivers’ license checks, if applicable.

In order to be considered for this job a completed Hays County Sheriff’s Office Application form must be submitted to Hays County Sheriff’s Office, 1307 Uhland Road, San Marcos, TX  78666. Application forms are available at the Hays County website at and can be found as a link within each job posting. Pre-printed forms are also available from the Sheriff’s Office.


Education and Skill Requirements

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted on a year for year basis.
  • Prior Peace Officer experience preferred.
  • High School Diploma or GED.

Other Qualifications, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Certification as a Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
  • Class C Texas Driver’s License.