​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Employment Opportunities

 

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.​

Click the "Apply Now" link to submit a pre-employment application online.  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.​


 

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Precinct 8 is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

 

  • Deputy
  • Reserve Deputy  

 

 

Current salary levels (eff. 05/14/16):

* Note - Salaries listed below represent base pay only and do not include monthly incentives and allowances that you may qualify for.  Those are paid in addition to the base salary.

Rank
Service Time
Monthly Salary
Annual Salary
Deputy VIYear 1$3739$44,866
Deputy VYears 2-4$4109$49,317
Deputy IVYears 5-7$4400$52,811
Deputy IIIYears 8-10$4660$55,931
Deputy IIYears 11-13$4,894$58,739
Deputy IYears 14-16$5,139$61,672
Senior DeputyYears 16+ & MPO$5,499$65,998
Senior Deputy IYears 20+ & MPO$5,720$68,640
Rank
Service Time
Monthly Salary
Annual Salary
CO VIENTRY$2,922$35,069
CO VAFTER 1 YR$3,187$38,251
CO IVAFTER 2 YR$3,438$41,267
CO IIIAFTER 3 YR$3,679$44,158
CO IIAFTER 6 YR$3,903$46,842
CO IAFTER 8 YR$4,097$49,171
CO Sr.AFTER 12 YR$4,179$50,149
Rank
Service Time
Monthly Salary
Annual Salary
ClerkENTRY$2,811$33,738
ClerkAFTER 1 YR$3,173$38,085
ClerkAFTER 4 YR$3,314$39,770
ClerkAFTER 7 YR$3,492$41,912
ClerkAFTER 10 YR$3,679$44,158
ClerkAFTER 13 YR$3,868$46,426
Senior ClerkAFTER 16 YR$4,057$48,693


SALARY SCHEDULE

Click here for a complete Salary Schedule listing.

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 incentive pay:

$200 per month

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

$175 per month

Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) incentive 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

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS / COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER - CLERICAL

  • 18 years of age minimum, no maximum age limit
  • Must be able to obtain a Basic Telecommunicator license 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

 

* Note: Some costs for the application process including medical testing, travel, parking etc. may be expected to be paid by the applicant

For current Harris County benefits information, click here:

Harris County Office of Human Resources & Risk Management

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

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