The Deputy Sheriff performs law enforcement work to protect lives, property, and rights of citizens of the County. Work involves performing law enforcement or jail duties in a specific area of assignment. This position may; serve civil process papers, such as summons, writs of possession, foreclosures, executions, claim and delivery, restraining orders; answer complaint calls and patrol the County in an official vehicle to deter crime or apprehend violators or suspects; serve warrants and make warrant arrests; and/or performing various procedures associated with transporting prisoners for the Sheriff's Department. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary according to areas of assignment. Employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work.
Examples of Duties:
Escorts inmates from jail to the various county and district courts.
Picks up prisoners from the adjacent county jails being held on county warrants.
Takes into custody persons arriving at the courthouse with outstanding warrants or persons with outstanding warrants.
Delivers selected inmates to various facilities depending on sentence.
Escorts selected inmates to outside medical appointments.
Escort federal inmates held at the county jail to federal court facilities out of town.
Serves warrants as necessary.
Trains other officers in weapons use and jail transportation techniques and processes.
Performs other related duties as required.
High School graduation or GED required for this position.
Minimum 2 years of experience in a related field required; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience. If assigned to Juvenile Accountability, a minimum of four years of experience in a related field required.
Possession of a valid driver’s license. Must be able to obtain State of Texas driver’s license within 90 days.
Certification as a Peace Officer in the State of Texas required.
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