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Company: Dallas County
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Brief Description

Performs licensed peace officer tasks in accordance with State and local laws and the policies and procedures of the Constable's Office and performs bailiff tasks for the Justice of the Peace

Detailed Description

Delivers and executes civil papers to include citations, small claims notices, injunctions, subpoenas, summons and restraining orders. Delivers and executes writs involving garnishment, attachment, execution, habeas corpus, possession, sequestration, restitution and orders of sale. Delivers and executes warrants for bad checks and peace bonds. Performs arrests and set outs, when warranted. Transfers prisoners to and from jail and the courts. Performs Bailiff tasks for the Justice of the Peace, if needed. Performs other duties as required.

Job Requirements

Active TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement) certification as a Peace Officer and one of the followingcombinations: (1) thirty hours of college from an accredited college or university with a grade "C" or better in eachclass and one year of law enforcement experience; OR (2) fifteen hours of college from an accredited college or universitywith a grade "C" or better in each class and two years of law enforcement experience; OR (3) three years of lawenforcement experience. Deputy Constable Recruit: Candidates who do not meet the minimum experience requirementmay be hired as a Deputy Constable Recruit (grade 65). Upon meeting the full qualifications of Deputy Constable (gr.65) the employee will move to Step 1. Minimum educational requirements: (A) have passed a general educationaldevelopment (GED) test indicating high school graduation level; or (B) hold a high school diploma. Examples of variouscombinations of TCOLE certification, education and/or work experience (not inclusive): 1. Without TCOLE: ---Two yearsof law enforcement experience (to include a certified jailer); OR ---Thirty hours of college from an accredited college oruniversity with a grade "C" or better in each class. (This candidate would enter an academy upon hire with an estimatedcompletion time of 6 months, then complete 6 months of field training. At the end of twelve (12) months, the employeewould move to step 1 until all screening guidelines are met for a Deputy Constable I position.) 2. With TCOLE (whichequates to six months of work experience), the candidate must possess an additional: ---Eighteen (18) months of lawenforcement experience; OR ---Six (6) months of law enforcement and fifteen hours of college from an accredited collegeor university with a grade "C" or better in each class. (At the end of twelve (12) months working in the Constable's office,the employee would move to step 1 (gr. 65) until all screening guidelines are met for a Deputy Constable I position.)3. With TCOLE Only ---If a candidate has only a TCOLE license the person can be hired, but would remain a deputyconstable recruit for 2 - years, until he/she meets the minimum qualifications of 3 years and move to step 1 (gr. 65) untilall screening guidelines are met for a Deputy Constable I position (gr. 66). Special Requirements/Knowledge, Skills &Abilities: Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective workingrelationships with employees, departments and the general public. Must be at least 21 years of age. This position requiressuccessful completion of a psychological exam (L3) and a physical examination (L2), EACH with a break in service of180 days or less, and an extensive background investigation. Mandatory drug testing prior to employment, and will besubject to random, unannounced drug and/or alcohol tests during employment. Must be a U.S. citizen. Must possessa valid Texas Drivers License and good driving record. Will be required to provide a copy of 10-year driving history.Must maintain a good driving record and remain in compliance with Article II, Subdivision II of Chapter 90 of the DallasCounty Code. Must have never been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class Bmisdemeanor within the last ten years; never convicted of any family violence offense; not prohibited by state or federallaw from operating a motor vehicle; not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.

Additional Details

Must be able to perform defense tactics against individuals. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, and drive. The incumbent must be able to run, bend, stoop, climb, crawl, ascend and descend of stairs, both inside and outside without limitations or accommodations. Must be able to work varied days and shift schedules, to include weekends and holidays. Work is performed in internal and external environments with possible exposure to inclement weather, and varying temperatures. Potential exposure to contagious and infectious diseases. Must possess the visual acuity to operate a vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol. All Deputy Constables hired on/before August 19, 2003, are covered under the Dallas County Civil Service System. All Deputy Constables hired after August 19, 2003, are not covered under the Dallas County Civil Service System, and are employed "At-Will." ** Time spent on various duties depends upon specific job assignment. An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. The hiring process involves successful completion of each step. The steps include: Criminal History Review, Traffic Violations Record, Review of Personal History Statement and Documents, Physical Examination, and Background Investigation. Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, National Service Alumni volunteers, and persons with a criminal background are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: Dallas County, Dallas , DEPUTY CONSTABLE.9010300, Other , Dallas, Texas

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