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Deputy Constable PCT 1

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$38,800
  • Posted Date:03/01/2018


Executes civil process, writs and warrants; and provides courtroom security.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Supervises staff, which includes prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Provides security for the court and the Justice of the Peace; calls parties to the courtroom; and handles evidence in court cases
  • Executes civil process, which includes disseminating court paperwork, requesting alternative service for civil papers, serving warrants, making arrests, administering drug screenings and executing various writs.
  • Activates and attaches leg monitors to offenders; performs light maintenance to monitor equipment; and installs emergency equipment on department vehicles.
  • Participates in the preparation of the annual departmental budget; monitors and controls expenditures; and prescribes work methods.
  • Conducts investigations and files cases concerning criminal violations; and enforces local and state laws, which includes daily patrolling, issuing citations and assisting on incident and accident scenes.
  • Performs other related duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Employees are required to comply with safety regulations, procedures, protocol,  and wear personal protective gear if required.


    Education and Experience

    High School diploma or equivalent, with no experience required. Combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions listed above can be substituted.

    Certifications and/or Licenses

    TCOLE Peace Officer License


  • Knowledge of state guidelines for civil service
  • Ability to understand legal documents and due process
  • Knowledge of court procedures
  • Ability to use metal detector
  • Knowledge of traffic and civil laws
  • Knowledge of departmental policy
  • Ability to detain and arrest
  • Ability to use computer systems and related software
  • Ability to handle, use and maintain weapons
  • Knowledge of basic wiring techniques
  • Ability to use specialized equipment
  • Knowledge of drug testing procedures
  • Proficient in use of various law enforcement related equipment
  • Supervise and evaluate employees
  • Prioritize and assign work
  • Train, orient, and manage personnel
  • Work independently
  • Apply listening and interview skills, work under pressure, address conflict, solve problems, and make sound split-second judgments
  • Read, analyze, and interpret standards, policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Develop and write reports, policies, and correspondence
  • Exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job
  • Operate standard office equipment, such as computer keyboards and monitors, copiers, scanners, and telephone
  • Use (or learn to use) computer software and systems applicable to the position
  • Follow oral and written instructions and procedures
  • Collect, organize, and interpret data and prepare accurate records
  • Meet schedules and deadlines of the work unit
  • Maintain well-organized materials, files, systems and tools
  • Adapt to changes in work situations and priorities
  • Reason/analyze; use logic to identify and resolve problems
  • Establish and maintain constructive and cooperative interpersonal relationships with staff, peers, supervisors, or managers in the work unit and other departments, as well as with staff of outside entities and other individuals, as applicable to the essential duties and responsibilities



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, gases, workspace restrictions, vibrations, chemicals and oils.



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


Heavy Work: Performing the essential functions typically requires exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly.


Johnson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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