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Deputy Constable

Texas State Job Bank - Dallas, TX
Job Number
87436791

Job Description

This announcement serves as notification of registration for the Deputy Constable entry-level law enforcement exam. Only applicants who possess a TCLEOSE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education) certification as a Peace Officer will be eligible to take the written examination. TCLEOSE certified test candidates must: (1) Complete an online application via the Dallas County website (visit and click on jobs). (2) Register in person with the Human Resources/Civil Service Department. (3) Meet the minimum eligibility requirements. All applicants must register in person to sit for the exam: When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 through Wednesday, May 08, 2013 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) Where: Dallas County Human Resources/Civil Service Department 509 Main Street, Room 101, Dallas, Texas 75202 The exam will take place on Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 9:00 am at the Bill Priest Institute, 1402 Corinth Street, Dallas, Texas 75215. ONLY TCLEOSE CERTIFIED CANDIDATES MAY TAKE THE EXAMINATION FOR DEPUTY CONSTABLE POSITIONS. Job 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: TCLEOSE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education) certification as a Peace Officer and one of the following combinations: (1) thirty hours of college from an accredited college or university with a grade C or better and one year of law enforcement experience; OR (2) fifteen hours of college from an accredited college or university with a grade C or better and two years of law enforcement experience; OR (3) three years of law enforcement experience. Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public. Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid Texas drivers license, with good driving record. This position requires successful completion of a written examination, polygraph exam, psychological exam, physical examination, physical agility assessment, and an extensive background investigation. Mandatory drug testing prior to employment, and will be subject to random, unannounced drug and/or alcohol tests during employment. Must have never been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years; never convicted of any family violence offense; not prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle; not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition. 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. Time spent on various duties depends upon specific job assignment. All Deputy Constables hired on/before August 19, 2003,

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