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Sworn In Job Openings

Police Officer - Lateral

$67,286.40 - $81,244.80 Annually
Law Enforcement

Closing: 3/19/2023 11:59 PM Central

Under general supervision, performs varied law enforcement duties: enforces laws and regulations and apprehends criminals: provides information, advice, and assistance to the public in their use of police and other city services; conducts crime investigations; and does related work as required. This is a broad classification with individual positions assigned to specific functional areas; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the department and staffing levels.

Out-of-State applicants eligible for TCOLE certification will attend a Supplemental Peace Officer Course administered at the Public Safety Training Center; study provided materials on the topics of Code of Criminal Procedure, Penal Code, Traffic, Alcoholic Beverage Code, Health and Safety Code, Family Code, Family Violence and Related Assaultive Offenses and other job-related topics; utilize practice tests to prepare for TCOLE test; prepare for the Advanced Officers Academy with physical exercise.

Examples of Duties
--Patrol the city in car, motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, bicycle and any other means of transportation and on foot; answer calls for the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of City, County, and State laws; may conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of reported criminal activity, deaths, and vehicle traffic accidents.
--Respond to any emergency, utilizing exceptional physical abilities which include but are not limited to high speed driving, pursuing criminals while on foot, carrying injured persons, climbing fences and walls, overcoming physical resistance of uncooperative violent suspects, and directing traffic at emergency scenes, fires, and special events. Most of these requirements occur outside and may be in inclement weather.
--Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.
--Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders.
--Prepare reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and unusual incidents observed.
--Serve warrants and subpoenas.
--While on patrol, stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn drivers against unlawful practices, issue citations and make arrests as necessary. Check buildings for physical security. Receive, search, book, fingerprint, and transport prisoners.
--Administer first aid in emergency situations.
--Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public.
--Work unsupervised as a solo unit in responding to emergencies.
--Work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
--Perform specialized investigative or detective work as assigned by the Chief of Police.
--Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Training
--High school diploma or GED equivalent is required.
--Minimum of 30 college credit hours from an accredited university OR two years full time law enforcement experience OR two years of active-duty time in the U.S. Armed Forces OR two years of full-time basic jailer experience is required.

Certificates and Licenses Required
--Possession of, or the ability to obtain prior to employment, a valid Texas driver license.
--Texas Certified peace officers must possess TCOLE certification at the time of application.
--Out-of-State Applicants Only- Applicant must first successfully complete an initial eligibility form, obtain approval from TCOLE and obtain their PID number before applying for this position.

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Civilian Job Openings

Animal Control Officer

Special Operations

Closing 4/4/2023 11:59 PM Central

Under general supervision, the Animal Control Officer position promotes education and public safety by enforcing the State laws and City ordinances related to the humane care and treatment of animals.

Public Safety Communications Operator (aka 911 Dispatcher)

Support Services

Closing 3/23/2023 11:59 PM Central

Under general supervision, the Public Safety Communications Operator provides police, fire, and animal control response to the public, as well as, non-emergency assistance to citizens as well as interdepartmental and outside agency members.

The City of Round Rock provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce.


It is the policy of this Department not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, equal pay, genetic information, or any other manner that violates the law. No artificial barriers shall be intentionally or otherwise created to deny either qualified applicants for employment or current employees of the Department equal employment consideration. Violations of this policy shall be cause for disciplinary action.