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We at Precinct 8 are looking for a select few men and women who want to be a part of the finest Law Enforcement Agency in Texas. We offer stability, a great working environment and the most diverse and fantastic Precinct imaginable as a work place.

If you would like to be a part of the "8-Team", then we urge you to seriously consider applying today. If you make it, you won't regret it.

To submit a pre-employment application online, click the "Apply Now" link on the main menu. You will be contacted by this agency once it is received. Persons interested in applying for Deputy positions must be TCOLE certified and hold a valid Texas Peace Officer License. Applicants who are not selected for employment must wait at least one (1) year before reapplying.


Precinct 8 is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Deputy, Reserve Deputy and Communications Officer

Open Clerk position (to be filled from within)


Current salary levels are as follows (eff. 12/13/14):

DEPUTY

Rank

Service Time

Monthly Salary

Annual Salary

Deputy VI

Year 1

$3630

$43,555

Deputy V

Years 2-4

$3992

$47,902

Deputy IV

Years 5-7

$4273

$51,272

Deputy III

Years 8-10

$4526

$54,309

Deputy II

Years 11-13

$4753

$57,034

Deputy I

Years 14-16

$4990

$59,883

Senior Deputy

Years 16+ & MPO

$5340

$64,085

 
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
 

Rank

Service Time

Monthly Salary

Annual Salary

CO VI

ENTRY

$2837

$34,050

CO V

AFTER 1 YR

$3094

$37,128

CO IV

AFTER 2 YR

$3338

$40,061

CO III

AFTER 3 YR

$3572

$42,869

CO II

AFTER 6 YR

$3789

$45,469

CO I

AFTER 8 YR

$3978

$47,736

 
CLERK
 

Rank

Service Time

Monthly Salary

Annual Salary

Clerk

Entry

$2730

$32,760

Clerk

AFTER 1 YR

$3082

$36,982

Clerk

AFTER 4 YR

$3217

$38,605

Clerk

AFTER 7 YR

$3390

$40,685

Clerk

AFTER 10 YR

$3572

$42,869

Clerk

AFTER 13 YR

$3754

$45,053

Clerk

AFTER 16 YR

$3940

$47,278

 
For a complete Salary Schedule: Click Here
 
Each employee must meet annual proficiency and training standards and have the appropriate time in grade in order to advance in base salary. Each employee eligible to receive the education/training incentive pay may receive the following if qualified (peace officers and communications officers):
  • 60 semester hours of college or an Associate's Degree: $110 per month
  • Bachelor's Degree: $265 per month
  • Masters or PhD: $375 per month
  • Bilingual pay (American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Indic languages, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese): $150 per month
  • Equipment allowance: $75 per month
  • Longevity pay: Based on years of service

In addition, the following incentive pay is provided to those who qualify:

 

Certification pay / sworn personnel:

  • Intermediate peace officer certification: $130.00 per month
  • Advanced peace officer certification: $285.00 per month
  • Master peace officer certification: $500.00 per month

Certification pay / Communications Officers: 

  • Intermediate telecommunicator certification: $50.00 per month
  • Advanced telecommunicator certification:  $100 per month
  • Master telecommunicator certification:  $150 per month

Equipment allowance / sworn personnel:

  • $75 per month

Clothing allowance / sworn personnel (plain clothes):

  • $50 per month

K9 Handler incintive pay:

  • $200 per month

Field Training Officer (FTO) incentive pay (patrol only):

  • $175 per month

Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) incintive pay:

  • $225 per month

Bilingual pay:  (American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Indic languages, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese):

  • $150 per month

 GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Each employee is provided basic life, medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage at no cost. Dependents can be added at an additional cost.
  • Vacation time is accrued in accordance to Harris County policy.
  • Sick leave is accrued in accordance with Harris County regulations.
  • All employees are enrolled in the Harris County retirement plan (Texas County and District Retirement System). Each employee contributes 7% of their base pay. Retirement is allowed under the “rule of 75” (when the years of service plus your age equal 75).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS / DEPUTY

  • 21 years of age minimum, no maximum age limit
  • Must hold a current Basic Peace Officer license awarded by TCOLE and a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • If a military veteran, applicants must have an honorable discharge only
  • Applicant must be U.S. Citizen
  • Valid Texas driver’s license
  • Applicants must pass a physical examination
  • Eye-sight must be correctable to 20/20
  • Hearing must be normal
  • Must pass entry level written testing
  • Show no trace of illegal drug usage
  • Must have never been convicted of a crime greater than a Class B
  • Applicants must pass a psychological evaluation
  • Applicants must have good credit
  • Applicants will be interviewed
  • Applicants must complete all phases of the required testing
  • Applicants must be willing to accept any assignment or shift
  • A thorough background investigation will be done on all applicants
  • All costs for the application process including medical and psychological testing, travel, parking etc. are to be paid by the applicant

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS / COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER - CLERICAL

  • 18 years of age minimum, no maximum age limit
  • Must be able to obtain a Basic Telecommunicator licence awarded by TCOLE 
  • Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • If a military veteran, applicants must have an honorable discharge only
  • Valid Texas driver’s license
  • Eye-sight must be correctable to 20/20
  • Hearing must be normal
  • Must pass entry level written testing
  • Show no trace of illegal drug usage
  • Must have never been convicted of a crime greater than a Class B
  • Applicants must have good credit
  • Applicants will be interviewed
  • Applicants must complete all phases of the required testing
  • Applicants must be willing to accept any assignment or shift
  • A thorough background investigation will be done on all applicants
  • All costs for the application process including medical testing, travel, parking etc. are to be paid by the applicant

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Harris County Office of Human Resources & Risk Management

Employment inquiries are accepted on a continual basis. If interested, contact Sergeant Chris Yetter at: (281)488-4040

Apply Now

 

 
 
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