Police Officer – Eagle Mountain Lake

Location: Fort Worth, TX (Eagle Mountain Lake)
Type Of Employment: 
Full Time

Minimum Pay Rate: $25.60 per hour
Available Benefits:
Paid time off, holiday pay, medical, dental, vision, 401(a) company contribution, 457(b) and Roth IRA voluntary contribution, life insurance and more!

Position summary:

Under the general supervision of the Patrol Sergeant, the Patrol Officer performs a wide variety of lead patrol and related duties including but not limited too; crime prevention, protection of life / property, protection of the environment, enforcement of laws / ordinances.

Officers are required to investigate crimes / accidents, prepare cases and testify in court.  Officer’s serve in specialized departmental roles as assigned; provide information and assistance to the public, other internal district departments and outside agencies.

Qualifications required prior to application:

  • Currently possess a State of Texas Basic Peace Officer License, or obtain one through the Texas Peace Officer License Challenge process prior to employment
  • To facilitate a timely response in emergency situations, main full time residence must be within 20 minutes of the Law Enforcement Division Office, or relocate within the first 6 months of employment to within 20 minutes of the Law Enforcement Division Office
  • Must have High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Texas Driver License, or able to obtain within 30 days of employment

Additional qualifications required upon hire and be maintained throughout employment:

  • Must successfully complete District provided training listed below:
    • Marine Vessel Operations Courses and Marine Law Enforcement Courses as prescribed by the District
    • Texas Boater Safety Certification
    • Texas Marine Safety Enforcement Officer Certification
    • Standardized Field Sobriety Test Certification
  • Main full time residence within 20 minutes of the Law Enforcement Division Office
  • Must meet continuing education requirements as established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement in order to maintain Texas Peace Officer License

Essential functions and responsibilities: (Duties are illustrative, not inclusive and may vary by individual assignment):

  • Performs routine patrol within the geographical boundaries of the District utilizing various assets including patrol vehicle, watercraft, ATV’s and bicycles to secure life and property, observe situations, report suspicious or criminal activity, hazardous conditions and deter crime by providing high visibility.
  • Responds to emergency calls for service including, watercraft accidents, suspicious activities and other incidents to protect public safety, property and to resolve conflicts, diffuse situations and enforce laws and ordinances.
  • Provides information, directions and assistance to the public in a variety of situations; takes reports and assists the public with complaints or unusual situations.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships, maintains equipment, and facilities.
  • Observes, monitors and controls routine and unusual District property traffic; including those on land and water. Stops and warns operators or issues citations as appropriate; provides assistant presence to other agencies and assists in incident situations, special events or other congested situations.
  • Makes arrests and serves warrants and subpoenas; takes individuals into custody and transports to appropriate jail facilities.
  • Secures crime scenes and evidence; interviews suspects, victims and witnesses; collects and preserves evidence; performs complete investigations and/or cooperates with other law enforcement agencies providing investigative and case development support.
  • Provides mutual aide to other law enforcement agencies as dispatched and in accordance with Division guidelines.
  • Prepares reports, investigations and files cases with prosecutors; prepares and maintains logs, records, and files.
  • Serves writs, warrants, subpoenas and other legal documents.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
  • Required to be on call as scheduled.

Nonessential functions, skills and experience:

  • Participates in educational programs designed to educate the public as to the rules and regulations of the District as well as promote Water Safety.
  • Subject to restrictive and / or non- restrictive on call status.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Success factors/job competencies:

  • Must be proficient in the use of District vehicles and equipment with emphasis on watercraft, firearms, personal computer and specialized testing equipment.
  • Good communication skills are a must.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Ability to lead and influence others.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Uphold safety standards.
  • Clean and organized work environment.
  • Computer skills.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with other departments.

Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical / Mental demands:
    • Satisfactory result must be achieved after thorough psychological examination administered by approved authority.
    • Must maintain a physical fitness level such that the officer is able to perform his or her duties for extended periods of time in various weather conditions and temperatures.
    • Requires sight, hearing, and speech in the processing of paperwork and interaction with other organizations / public.
    • Requires the ability to read, write and communicate at a level such that material can be prepared and personnel may be directed.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally resides within an office or cubicle and frequently performs field work that will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.