A. Education. High School Diploma or general education degree (GED).
B. Experience. Completion of any DPS Certified Law Enforcement, Corrections and or Detention Center Training Academies or a minimum of one (1) year full-time work experience in armed security, law enforcement, military, or care and custody of prisoners. Driving position experience is preferred.
C. Education/Experience substitution. None
D. Licenses/Certifications. Must be a U.S. citizen (for firearms). Must have a valid driver’s license. Must successfully complete and pass CPR/First Aid certification and firearm certification within the first year of employment to be eligible to complete the probationary period.
E. Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver’s license record, etc.). Must pass physical agility test, background investigation, polygraph exam, firearms qualification, psychological test, drug test and medical evaluation, driver’s license record, and NCIC. No DUI convictions within the past three years. No Felony Convictions. No misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.
Must have knowledge of: General office and computer equipment operation; Court and hearing locations, court procedures; criminal law and procedure involving the apprehension, arrest and custody of individuals; defensive tactics; first aid principles, practices and techniques for both the ill and injured.
Must have skills to: Deal with highly volatile situations and diverse individuals; exercise effective decision making, problem solving and judgment skills, make critical decisions in emergency situations and act appropriately; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; handle a wide variety of confidential and sensitive information; obey all traffic laws, qualify in firearms and maintain firearm certification as required by the department/State; work independently; perform minor vehicle maintenance; operate a variety of methods of transportation (i.e. motor vehicle); read a map; handle a wide variety of confidential and sensitive information; write clear, concise, and comprehensive reports; learn and apply standard broadcasting procedures of law enforcement radio system; properly use all issued equipment; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.