Sheriffs' Association of Texas


Anderson County Sheriff's Office (Deputy Position)

Position: Full-Time Deputy    Open until Filled

Salary: Current-$ 37,800.00 Plus certificate pay. Step pay $3,000 after 5 years of service. Also Paid over time.

Summary of Position: Performs public safety work. Work involves the enforcement of criminal and general laws of the State of Texas. May train others.

Essential Duties:

  • Patrols and detects violation of state laws and regulations, makes violator contacts, and places violators in custody or issues citations or warnings.
  • Patrols in high crime areas with appropriate action to reduce crime.
  • Patrols assigned areas and County office buildings, grounds, and parking facilities to check for security violations.
  • Apprehends criminals, rescues victims, seizes illegal contraband, detects and prevents terrorist attacks, and disrupts criminal organizations.
  • Conducts personnel, traffic, and criminal investigations: prepares complaints and cases for presentation in court; preserves and presents physical evidence; testifies in court; and reports disposition of case.
  • Serves traffic and criminal warrants; and arrests, processes, and transports prisoners.
  • Performs disaster rescue operations, responds to critical incidents and major investigations, cares for the injured, controls crowds, and directs traffic.
  • Removes debris from roadway; assists stranded motorists; and arranges for transportation, repair, or towing services.
  • Maintains liaison with appropriate personnel and entities to collect and share relevant information.
  • Answers inquiries pertaining to legal, policy, or procedural information.
  • Plans and participates in safety programs.
  • Performs routine maintenance and servicing of assigned fleet vehicles, and prepares activity, auto, mileage, repair, and gasoline consumption reports.
  • Trains consistently with issued weapons and equipment, and maintains all equipment in proper condition.
  • May train others or provide guidance to less tenured staff.
  • Performs related work as assigned by Sheriff.

A job profile is not a comprehensive job description.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED is required. Must be 21 at time of hire and have a valid Texas driver's license. License as a basic peace officer in good standing with TCOLE. Must pass criminal history background check; drug screen, physical exam and psychological exam.

Applications mandatory and available on line at Anderson County Sheriff's Office or Anderson County Employment Opportunities.