Knowledge, Abilities & Skills

Look through the following required knowledge, ability, and skill qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors, employees, other agencies, and the general public
  • Ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to learn the Town's geography
  • Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition
  • Ability to successfully pass all phases of departmental physical fitness standards, as defined by the Departmental Policies and Procedures Manual, on a quarterly basis
  • Working knowledge of driver safety
  • Working knowledge of first aid
  • Ability to learn the operation of fire suppression and other emergency equipment
  • Ability to learn to apply standard firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention techniques
  • Ability to perform strenuous or peak physical effort during emergency, training, or station maintenance activities for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold, or smoke
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency use of the tools and equipment
  • Ability to meet the special requirements

Minimum Education, Experience & Certification

  • United States Citizen
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Valid Texas driver's license
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university - consideration may be given for applicants who possess at least 60 college hours
  • Satisfactory completion of Police Academy or Texas Law Enforcement Certification
  • Satisfactory completion of Fire Academy or Basic Firefighter Certification
  • Successfully pass a vigorous background examination
  • Satisfactory completion of the ACCUPLACER test
  • Satisfactory completion of EMT / Paramedic School or Basic EMT / Paramedic Certification