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  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$45,653 and up
  • Posted Date:01/01/2017


Protects life and property of citizens in Johnson County and of the State of Texas. Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of crimes against persons or property and apprehends wanted persons. Maintains peace and order within Johnson County and enforces criminal and traffic laws of the State of Texas.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Enforces all state laws, county ordinances or other applicable statutes while safeguarding the constitutional rights of all persons involved.
  • Answers calls for service, investigates criminal offenses and completes reports, makes arrests and completes arrest paperwork.
  • Transports inmates and juveniles to and from court and from other jails to Johnson County jails.
  • Serves as (E.R.T) Emergency Response Team member.
  • Serves as SRO (School Resource Officer) officer; provides law enforcement services within a public school setting; and, acts as a liaison between, the school, law enforcement and other entities.
  • Performs accident investigations.
  • Executes warrants and summons.
  • Testifies in court hearings.
  • Serves as FTO (Field Training Officer); trains and teaches new employees.
  • Projects a positive image of the the Sheriff's Office and the law enforcement profession as a whole by appearance, demeanor and performance of duties.
  • Performs other related duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Employees are required to comply with safety regulations, procedures, protocols, and wear personal protective gear if required.


    Education and Experience

    High School diploma or equivalent, with no experience required. Combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions listed above can be substituted.


    Certifications and/or Licenses

  • TCLEOSE Peace Officer License (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education)



  • State, Federal, and Local laws
  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Penal Code, Traffic Code, Juvenile Code, Mental Health Code and Transportation Code
  • Civil and Criminal Court System
  • Special weapons and tactics
  • Mobile data computer and accompanying software systems and car mobile video system.
  • FTO Program
  • Meet schedules and deadlines of the work unit
  • Apply listening and interview skills, work under pressure, address conflict, solve problems, and make sound split-second judgments
  • Handle common inquiries or complaints
  • Work independently
  • Read, analyze, and interpret standards, policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Develop and write reports, policies, and correspondence
  • Exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job
  • Operate standard office equipment, such as computer keyboards and monitors, copiers, scanners, and telephone
  • Use (or learn to use) computer software and systems applicable to the position
  • Follow oral and written instructions and procedures
  • Collect, organize, and interpret data and prepare accurate records
  • Maintain well-organized materials, files, systems and tools
  • Adapt to changes in work situations and priorities
  • Reason/analyze; use logic to identify and resolve problems
  • Establish and maintain constructive and cooperative interpersonal relationships with staff, peers, supervisors, or managers in the work unit and other departments, as well as with staff of outside entities and other individuals, as applicable to the essential duties and responsibilities


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, gases, workspace restrictions, vibrations, chemicals and oils.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Heavy Work: Performing the essential functions typically requires exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly.



Johnson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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