Pay Range: $23.85 - $29.81

Job Posting Closing on Thursday, December 02, 2021

The City of Fort Worth is the 12th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

A Deputy City Marshal job is available with The City of Fort Worth Marshal’s division.  The Deputy City Marshal position is a law enforcement officer commissioned by TCOLE.  All candidates for this position must have a minimum of a Basic TCOLE license. Deputy City Marshals are responsible for operating security screening check points and serving as court bailiffs at Municipal Court locations, as well as executing warrants, affecting arrests, transporting prisoners, patrolling the waters of Lake Worth, and enforcing state and federal laws in accordance with division policy. 

Deputy City Marshal job responsibilities include:

  • Operates security screening check points; searches and inspects persons and their property entering secure facilities for weapons, explosives, and other contraband.
  • Serves as court bailiff in assigned courts and performs related duties; ensures the safety and security of the courtroom, jury, and trial participants at all times.
  • Responds to emergencies and incidents in the Municipal Courts, City Hall Complex, and in/around Lake Worth.
  • Transports prisoners to and from surrounding jurisdictions; ensures proper restraint of prisoners during transportation.
  • Conducts traffic stops and investigations, enforces various traffic laws and water or boating ordinances; issues citations as required.
  • Detains, questions, and investigates persons suspected of violating certain court orders.
  • Serves warrants and arrest persons named there in and testifies in court when required to do so.
  • Completes and maintains accurate reports, inventories, and documents.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • At least two (2) years of experience in a law enforcement related field, or security of governmental buildings/structures, or active duty military police experience
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Possession of a valid Texas Peace Officer’s license
  • Able to qualify with issued firearm(s) at least once a year

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intermediate Texas Peace Officer’s license or higher
  • Completed minimum TCOLE training hours for the training cycle and continued education
  • Marine Safety Enforcement Officer Certification
  • Firearms proficiencies in pistol, shotgun, and rifle platforms
  • Completed procedural justice training

Work Conditions include:

Environmental Conditions:  Field environment, courtroom environment, travel from site to site; exposure to potentially hostile environments 

Physical Conditions:  Essential and marginal functions require maintaining physical condition necessary to function as a peace officer and sitting, walking and standing for prolonged periods of time; moderate or light lifting; operating motorized equipment and vehicles; the ability to discharge a firearm  

Applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility.  Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position:  Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A Misdemeanor Conviction, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions in the last 10 years, Class A Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication in the last 10 years, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and ALL Family Violence Convictions regardless of class.

Applicants must pass an intensive personal history background investigation. Must pass polygraph, psychological testing and drug screening. Must meet L2 and L3 TCOLE requirements as applicable.  Must be available to work varying shifts including nights, weekends and holidays

Conditions of Employment

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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