Deputy Sheriff

Civilian
Howard County Sheriff's Office - Big Spring, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$19.94 hourly

Job Description

MAJOR DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  • Patrols an assigned zone on foot, on bicycle, and by vehicle to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations.
  • Enforces traffic and parking laws.
  • Receives information on activity in an area and assists in plans to address problems.
  • Responds to calls relayed by Communications Officers, including but not limited to domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others.
  • Gathers information/probable cause to secure either arrest or search warrants as needed.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations into traffic accidents and other incidents, including but not limited to interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes.
  • Process crime scenes to recognize, collect and preserve evidence.
  • Apprehends arrest, and process offenders, including fugitives; subpoenas witnesses and serves warrants.
  • Provides assistance and backup support to other officers and emergency service providers as necessary.
  • Assists motorists.
  • May provide first-aid and CPR to victims as necessary.
  • Provides traffic direction as needed for special events such as parades, funerals, athletic events, and school crossings.
  • Preparing for and attending court proceedings as necessary.
  • Completes all required reports and forms, including accident and incident reports.
  • Inspects and maintains assigned patrol car, uniform, and equipment.
  • May serve as Hazardous Materials Technician.
  • Serves criminal and court-related paper work.
  • Participating in mandatory and elective training.
  • May serve as a member of the departments SORT team.
  • May serve as a field-training officer for the department.
  • May serve as relief supervisor in the absence of the Sergeant.
  • May be on call after hours to respond to emergency situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Take home car, Certificate & Longevity pay, Medical and Dental Insurance paid by county (employee only), Life Insurance provided, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Policy.

Additional Information

Current beginning Salary is $17.80/hr. New entry level salary will increase effective October 1, 2013 to $19.94 - $20.25/hr, depending on experience.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED certificate
  • Experience: None Required
  • Valid Texas Driver's License
  • Ability to meet requirements set forth by TCLEOSE to be certified as a Peace Officer.
  • No Illegal drugs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with firearm during scheduled testing.

Contact Informaton

Dean Restelli

Howard County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 1149
Big Spring, Texas 79721
phone: (432) 264-2231

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