LAW ENFORCEMENT APPLICANT STANDARDS AND HIRING PROCESS INFORMATION

The Comal County Sheriff's Office has adopted the following standards for the selection process of new applicants for law enforcement positions such as: Corrections Officers, Deputy Sheriff's, and Telecommunications Operators as indicated. Our policies and standards will conform to affirmative action guidelines. All applicants must have a valid Texas Drivers License.

Applicants must comply with licensing requirements of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and as required for the applicable posted job description.

All Law Enforcement applicants (Deputy Sheriff, Reserve Deputy, Corrections Officer, Telecommunications Operator) must be 21 years of age as of the date of hire.

A valid basic certificate from TCOLE for all Deputy Sheriff's and Reserve Deputies is required.

All Deputy Sheriff's and Reserve Deputies must pass a vision test of 20/20 with each eye through corrective action.

Corrections Officers must obtain a basic Jailer's TCOLE certification within one (1) year from date of hire (if not currently certified).

Telecommunications Operators must obtain a basic Telecommunications TCOLE certification within one (1) year from date of hire (if not currently certified).

Telecommunications Operators must obtain a TCIC/NCIC certification within one (1) year from date of hire (if not already certified).

CHARACTER:

All applicants must be of good moral character and habits. Any applicant who has been charged or convicted of a Class B Misdemeanor or a crime of moral turpitude within the last 10 years, shall be disqualified and not eligible for hire. Anyone charged or convicted of a Class A Misdemeanor or above shall not be eligible for hire.

TRAFFIC RECORDS:

Applicant must not have been convicted of four (4) or more hazardous traffic violations within 12 months preceding date of application.

Applicant must not have been convicted of seven (7) or more hazardous traffic violations within 24 months preceding date of application.

Applicant must not have been convicted as a habitual violator within the last five (5) years preceding date of application.

Applicant must not have convicted of FSRA (failure to stop and render aid).

Applicant must not have been convicted of DWLS (driving while licensed suspended) within the last five (5) years.

Applicant must not currently be on probation for any traffic offense.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS - CORRECTIONS OFFICER

Note: Willful omission or falsification of information will result in an application being rejected.

Applications are screened to include a Criminal History Check.

Applicants passing Criminal History Checks are scheduled for a written exam. (Applicants will be contacted by email)

Applicants passing the written exam are scheduled for a physical agility test.

Applicants passing the physical agility test are scheduled for an oral interview with a panel of Sheriff's Office personnel.

Applicants are placed in an eligibility pool based on ranking of score by panel members.

The Sheriff's Office determines the number of hires needed from eligible pool for respective hiring department and advises Human Resources of number and eligible names.

Human Resources prepares conditional offer of employment with terms explained and deadlines for conditions set forth (i.e. completion of background packet - to include applicant providing current copy of credit report not more than three (3) months old, copy of high school diploma or GED certificate, DD214 long form (if applicable), proof of citizenship (copy of birth certificate or valid US Passport) and an Authority to Release Information waiver (notarized) - complete and pass a drug screen, physical exam and a psychological exam). Note: Length of time for this process will vary due to differences with each applicant. Applicant is not to call to check on progress once a background packet has been submitted. Applicants will be kept notified of the process by the Human Resources Department and/or Sheriff's Office.

If the applicant successfully completes and passes the background investigation and all tests and exams, they will be officially offered employment.

Once an applicant has officially been offered employment, Human Resources will schedule he/she for in-processing.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS - DEPUTY SHERIFF & RESERVE DEPUTY

Note: Willful omission or falsification of information will result in an application being rejected.

Applications are screened to include a Criminal History Check.

Applicants passing Criminal History Checks are scheduled for a written exam. (Applicants will be contacted by email)

Applicants passing the written exam are scheduled for a physical agility test.

Applicants passing the physical agility test are scheduled for an oral interview with a panel of Sheriff's Office personnel.

Applicants are placed in an eligibility pool based on ranking of score by panel members.

The Sheriff's Office determines the number of hires needed from eligible pool for respective hiring department and advises Human Resources of number and eligible names.

Human Resources prepares conditional offer of employment with terms explained and deadlines for conditions set forth (i.e. completion of background packet - to include applicant providing current copy of credit report not more than three (3) months old, copy of high school diploma or GED certificate, DD214 long form (if applicable), proof of citizenship (copy of birth certificate or valid US Passport) and an Authority to Release Information waiver (notarized) - complete and pass a drug screen, physical exam and a psychological exam). Note: Length of time for this process will vary due to differences with each applicant. Applicant is not to call to check on progress once a background packet has been submitted. Applicants will be kept notified of the process by the Human Resources Department and/or Sheriff's Office.

If the applicant successfully completes and passes the background investigation and all tests and exams, they will be officially offered employment.

Once an applicant has officially been offered employment, Human Resources will schedule he/she for in-processing.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR

Note: Willful omission or falsification of information will result in an application being rejected.

Applications are screened, to include a Criminal History Check.

Applicants passing Criminal History Checks are scheduled for a basic skills test and typing test. (Applicants will be contacted by email)

Applicants passing the basic skills test and typing test are scheduled for an oral interview with a panel of Sheriff's Office personnel.

Applicants are placed in an eligibility pool based on ranking of score by panel members.

The Sheriff's Office determines the number of hires needed from eligible pool for respective hiring department and advises Human Resources of number and eligible names.

Human Resources prepares conditional offer of employment with terms explained and deadlines for conditions set forth (i.e. completion of background packet - to include applicant providing current copy of credit report not more than three (3) months old, copy of high school diploma or GED certificate, DD214 long form (if applicable), proof of citizenship (copy of birth certificate or valid US Passport) and an Authority to Release Information waiver (notarized) - complete and pass a drug screen, physical exam and a psychological exam). Note: Length of time for this process will vary due to differences with each applicant. Applicant is not to call to check on progress once a background packet has been submitted. Applicants will be kept notified of the process by the Human Resources Department and/or Sheriff's Office.

If the applicant successfully completes and passes the background investigation and all tests and exams, they will be officially offered employment.

Once an applicant has officially been offered employment, Human Resources will schedule he/she for in-processing.

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