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Communications Officer

Communications










Step 1.  General Requirements
(Do I qualify?)

    • You must be a citizen of the United States, 21 years of age or older
    • Possess at least one of the following:
      • High school diploma
      • GED equivalent
    • Possess 20/20 vision, either corrected or uncorrected in each eye. Uncorrected vision cannot exceed 20/100 in each eye, unless vision is corrected by the use of contact lenses which must be worn on duty and/or during all enforcement related activities. Must be free of dichromatic color blindness, night blindness, and any other visual deficiencies or limitations
    • Possess hearing with less than a 30 decibel loss, either corrected or uncorrected in each ear. Uncorrected hearing cannot exceed a 60 decibel loss in each ear
    • No felony or class A misdemeanor convictions; including deferred adjudications
    • No misdemeanor convictions, including deferred adjudications, above the grade of class C within the last 10 years
    • No DWI convictions within the last 10 years
    • Not on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of class C misdemeanor
    • Be of good character and have a stable school/work/driving record
    • No family members employed at the police department and cannot be related to a city council member
    • No pending litigation-criminal or civil (including divorce)

    Step 2.  Application

    Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply when a job opening is posted. Go to the employment page of this website and follow the instructions.  

    • Those who meet the basic qualifications will be contacted to proceed to compatibility testing
    • Those who do not meet the basic qualifications will be mailed a disqualification letter

    Step 3.  Compatibility Testing

    Candidates are required to complete a Compatibility Test. 

    • Comprehension, Memorization, Note Taking
    • Obtaining and recording data
    • Map reading
    • Filing and indexing

    Step 4.  Personal History Statement and Required Documents

    All documents requested must be submitted to the Communications Manager. Photocopies are acceptable in most cases unless specified otherwise below.

    • Copy of your valid Texas driver license or a copy of another State’s driver license. Applicant must possess a valid Texas driver license prior to being offered employment
    • Copy of your Social Security card
    • Copy of current proof of automobile liability insurance
    • Original certified copy of your birth certificate (No photo copy)
    • Copy of your High School diploma or GED certificate
    • Original certified copy of your Naturalization papers, if applicable. (No photo copy)

    Step 5.  Medical/Psychological/Polygraph Testing

    Among the conditions to be evaluated as a prerequisite to a final job offer are:

    • Possess satisfactory psychological and emotional health
    • Not possess a condition which posses a direct threat to the safety of the applicant or others
    • Medical Examination
    • Drug Testing
    • Polygraph Examination