Details for EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The City of Rockport is accepting applications for
The City of Rockport is accepting applications for a Police Officer. This position is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and the protection of life and property. Patrols the city to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations and to provide assistance as needed; monitors commercial and residential areas for signs of criminal activity. Enforces traffic and parking laws through the issuance of citations and warnings; inspects roadways, bridges, and traffic signal and signs to identify and report hazardous conditions. Performs business and residential security checks; checks doors, windows, gages and fences; reports unsecured property. Responds to calls relayed by communications officers, including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service requests, stranded motorists, and others. Conducts preliminary investigations into traffic accidents and other incidents, including interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes. Apprehends, arrests, and processes offenders, including fugitives; subpoenas witnesses.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years; possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Possession of a TCOLE Basic Peace Officer Certification. Minimum of 21 years of age on date of employment. Good character and reputation; never committed or convicted of a felony; never convicted of a Class C assault for Family Violence. If applicable, discharge from military service must be under honorable conditions.
Salary range is $21.31 to $32.12 per hour, plus benefits. Employment applications may be obtained from Rockport Service Center, 2751 S.H. 35 Bypass, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or online at www.cityofrockport.com. A negative pre-employment drug test and pre-employment physical are required as part of the City of Rockport employment process. The City of Rockport is an EOE/ADA employer. Position open until filled.