Deputy Sheriff

Georgetown, TX
Williamson County Sheriffs Office

Salary: $31.03 Hourly.

Closing Date: 7/8/2024.

Position Summary:

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • TCOLE Basic Peace Officer license.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) / National Crime Information Center (NCIC) training.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Education and/or experience in a related field.
  • TCOLE Intermediate Peace Officer license or higher.
  • Bilingual (Spanish).