Applicant Process for Employment

Non-Police & Non-Fire

Procedure

Procedure for all non-police and non-fire applicants:

  1. Applications are reviewed by the Human Resource Department to ensure applicant meets the minimum qualifications.
  2. If an applicant meets the minimum qualifications then a basic computer check on the applicant’s driver license is conducted.
  3. If the applicant’s driver license check meets the minimum standards then the applicant may be called in for a preliminary interview.
  4. Applicant may receive a conditional offer of employment.
  5. Applicant is fingerprinted.
  6. A background investigation of the applicant is conducted.
  7. Applicant may be scheduled for a polygraph exam.
  8. Applicant may be scheduled for a physical exam.
  9. A final interview with the applicant is conducted.
  10. The applicant may receive a final offer of employment.

Fill out and submit the Job Application (PDF).

Minimum Requirements

For all job postings (other than police and fire departments)

Minimum requirements to apply:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Clear driver’s license
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Honorable discharge from military service
  • Less than three moving violations within the last year.
  • Less than two accidents within the last year
  • Not convicted of any felony
  • Not convicted of a misdemeanor A or B within the last ten years
  • Not on probation.
  • US Citizen

Fire Department

Procedure

Procedure for Fire Department Applicant:

  1. Application reviewed by the Fire Chief to ensure applicant meets the minimum qualifications.
  2. If an applicant meets the minimum qualifications then a basic computer check on the applicant’s driver license is conducted.
  3. If the applicant’s driver license check meets the minimum standards then the applicant may be called in for a preliminary interview.
  4. Applicant may be scheduled for a physical agility test.
  5. Applicant may receive a conditional offer of employment.
  6. Applicant is fingerprinted.
  7. A background investigation of the applicant is conducted.
  8. Applicant may be scheduled for a polygraph exam
  9. Applicant may be scheduled for a physical exam.
  10. A final interview with the applicant is conducted.
  11. The applicant may receive a final offer of employment.

Requirements

For all fire service postings and volunteer service.

Minimum requirements for fire service positions:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Clear driver’s license
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Honorable discharge from military service
  • Less than three moving violations within the last year.
  • Less than two accidents within the last year
  • Not been convicted of a DWI / DUID with the last ten years.
  • Not convicted of any felony
  • Not convicted of a misdemeanor A or B within the last ten years
  • Not on probation.
  • US Citizen

Police Department

Procedure

Procedure for police department applicant:

  1. Application reviewed by the Police Chief to ensure applicant meets the minimum qualifications.
  2. If an applicant meets the minimum qualifications then a basic computer check on the applicant’s driver license is conducted as well as a criminal history check.
  3. If the applicant’s driver license check meets the minimum standards then the applicant may be called in for a preliminary interview.
  4. Applicant may be scheduled for a written test.
  5. If the applicant passes the written test then the applicant may progress to the physical agility test.
  6. If the applicant passes the physical agility test the applicant may proceed to the Oral board.
  7. If the applicant passes the oral board the applicant may receive a conditional offer of employment.
  8. Applicant is fingerprinted and the applicant receives the personal history portion of the application.
  9. A background investigation of the applicant is conducted.
  10. Applicant may be called in for an assessment board.
  11. Applicant may be scheduled for a polygraph exam.
  12. Applicant may be scheduled for a physical exam.
  13. Applicant may be scheduled for a psychological exam.
  14. A final interview with the applicant is conducted.
  15. The applicant may receive a final offer of employment.

Requirements

For all law enforcement postings.

Minimum requirements for police department positions:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Clear driver’s license
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Honorable discharge from military service
  • Less than three moving violations within the last year.
  • Less than two accidents within the last year.
    Not been convicted of a DWI / DUID with the last ten years.
  • Not convicted of any felony
  • Not convicted of a misdemeanor A or B within the last ten years
  • Not on probation.
  • Police Officer course and licensing
  • TCLEOSE license not revoked.
  • US Citizen