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Deputy Sheriff - Patrol

at Williamson County

Pay: up to $25.63/hour
$25.63 - $
Posted: 6/27/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2622926
Keywords: emergency

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


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.


  • 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

  • Reports directly to – Sergeant
  • Direct Reports – No


  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • TCOLE Basic Peace Officer license
Required within thirty (30) days of employment
  • Valid Texas driver's license
  • Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) / National Crime Information Center (NCIC) training
  • Patrol: Education and/or two (2) years of patrol experience

  • Position involves safely operating a motor vehicle and mobile radio equipment under normal and emergency conditions without any equipment modifications specific to any individual operator
  • Position involves driving and sitting for long periods of time
  • Position involves pursuing violators on foot over rough terrain and obstacles
  • Position involves physically subduing and restraining aggressive violators
  • Position involves discharging a firearm with either hand
  • Position involves hearing audible sounds and speaking in a clear, understandable voice
  • Position may involve working day and/or overnight shifts

  • May be required to perform some work outdoors in inclement weather (heat, cold, wet conditions)
    • Job may involve danger due to contact with criminals and suspects

  • Employment is contingent on passing any post-offer pre-employment screening as listed below:
  • Criminal background check: Yes
  • Motor Vehicle Record check: Yes
  • Drug screening: Yes
  • Physical exam: Yes
  • Psychological exam: Per TCOLE standards
  • Additional: Written tests, firearms tests, Oral Boards
Williamson County is a tobacco free workplace. The use of tobacco and non-tobacco products such as vapor, e-cigarettes and the use of chewing tobacco or like products is prohibited on all Williamson County premises. Employees who violate this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change.
Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.