Closes When Filled
If a specific date is indicated above, applications from interested applicants must be received by 5:00 p.m. on that date. Applications received after the date above will not be considered.
Description POLICE RECRUIT: This is work as a trainee in classroom and in-service activities in the public safety field. Under immediate supervision, the Police Recruit participates in classroom instruction and field training in basic police techniques and practices. Work is reviewed by written and practical examinations, and by observation for suitability for public safety work.
Job Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Completion of high school curriculum or equivalent. Completion of 30 hours of college at an accredited institution. Twenty-one (21) years of age at date of application. Citizenship in the United States of America. College requirement may be substituted by either of the following: a) Two (2) years of military service in the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, or Marines. b) Two (2) years of paid experience as a Peace Officer. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to meet certification requirements as set forth in the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards. Ability to successfully complete the applicant processing requirements as prescribed by the Department of Public Safety. Ability to complete acceptable standards in classroom and field training within acceptable time or trial limits established in the department's training procedures. Ability to pass a medical physical examination. Ability to pass a truth verification examination. Ability to pass a background check. Ability to pass a polygraph examination. Possession of a valid Class C driver's license.
Desirable Requirements N/A
Special Requirements This is a designated safety sensitive position as defined in the Drug and Alcohol Screening section of the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual. Applicants selected for this position will be required to pass a drug screening test prior to employment and to submit to drug screening on a random basis during the length of their employment in the safety sensitive position.