Howard County Sheriff's Office - Big Spring, Texas
- Application Deadline:
- Entry Level Salary:
- $19.94 hourly
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. Pay increase to $20.25/hr after a 6 month probationary period.
- 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.