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Recruitment

Communications

DUTIES:

  • Answer a multi-line phone system for both emergency and administrative calls
  • Receives complaints from public concerning crimes and police/fire/medical emergencies
  • Operate a multi-channel radio system to receive and transmit pertinent information on calls for service to responding units; maintains the location and status of all units
  • Operate Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to input, retrieve, and store calls for service data
  • Utilize State and National databases (NCIC/TCIC) to input and retrieve confidential information such as warrants, missing person, protective orders, stolen vehicles and property
  • Conducts computerized searches through local, state, and national databases
  • Testify in court when required
  • Required to report to work punctually, work 12 hour shifts, including weekends, holidays, and on call status

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Will be issued a temporary Telecommunicators License by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement which is active for 1 year. The officer must be able to obtain a Permanent Telecommunicators License issued by the Texas commission on law Enforcement for continued employment
  • Must receive and maintain certifications for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification, National and Texas Crime Information Center (NCIC/TCIC), and Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)
  • Applicant must pass pre-employment testing, background check, drug, physical, and psychological testing
  • Must have basic knowledge & computer skills

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Salery
  • Salery “Step” Program
  • Certificate Pay
  • Paid Holidays & Sick Time
  • Paid Vacation
  • Retirement (TCDRS)
  • Health & Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
Patrol Deputy

DUTIES:

  • Enforce and uphold local, state & federal laws
  • Patrol, prevent, detect and deter crime
  • Respond to 911 & non-emergency for service
  • Participate in community based police activities and programs
  • Perform all aspects of law enforcement duties including, investigation, community services, & administrative tasks
  • Manage emergencies with good judgement and decision making
  • Complete accurate, detailed reports

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Valid Texas Drivers License with insurable driving record
  • Must be TCOLE Certified Peace Officer
  • Must have basic knowledge & computer skills
  • Fitness level to perform job function
  • Visual acuity correctable to 20/20 vision
  • Normal hearing ranges

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Salery
  • Salery “Step” Program
  • Certificate Pay
  • Paid Holidays & Sick Time
  • Paid Vacation
  • Retirement (TCDRS)
  • Health & Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
Detention Officer

EDUCATION

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Class C Drivers Texas License
  • Licensed TCOLE Basic Jailer Certification must be obtained within 1 (one) year of hire date. (KSO will train)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Fitness level to perform job
  • Visual accuity correctable to 20/20 & normal hearing ranges
  • Ability to lift 10-20 lbs frequently and 20-50 lbs occasionally
  • Work shift hours, weekends, holiday and be on call
  • Reasonable accommodations may be to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Pay
  • Health & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Vacation
  • Holidays & Sick Time
  • Certificate Pay
  • Salary “Step Program”

Application Instructions – Read Carefully

Prior to filling out the application for Deputy, Detention Officer or Dispatcher please read the requirements of the desired position found on the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office website. After completing the application, you must click the submit box. Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office training department will receive your application and contact you by phone. 

Hiring Process

  • Pre-employment examination
  • Applicants must pass a background investigation
  • Applicants must pass an oral interview board

Please complete the application in full. False information is cause for rejection or dismissal. Employment is subject to applicant’s satisfying County requirements as to character, employment references, and physical examination. The application becomes the property of the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office. In accordance with the Texas Nepotism Statues, an elected or appointed official of Kaufman shall not hire a relative in the third degree of consanguinity (blood) or the second degree of affinity (marriage) to work in a department which he or she supervises.