Court Deputy

State of Texas - County of Lubbock - Lubbock, TX

Full-time$40,000 a year

Responsible for providing personal security and protection for the judges and the general public; Facilitates communication between the judge and the jury during trials. Responds to emergency calls from courts and offices in the courthouse, also county owned buildings.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

Provides personal security for judges and individuals in the courtroom.
Calls witnesses for legal proceedings in the courtroom;
Provides security for individuals and personnel throughout the courthouse during emergencies;
Coordinates with other courthouse personnel for security in high profile trials;
Escorts inmates from the downtown holding facility to the courthouse for arraignments, hearings, pleas, trials, etc.
Maintain security within the inmate staging area of the courthouse; keep good records of inmates that have been requested for courts daily; stay in communication between the staging area and the detention transport division.
Locks and unlocks perimeter doors of the courthouse as needed;
Observes security monitors in the control room, monitoring all movement in the courthouse;
Operates magnetometers and x-ray machines;
Operates hand wand;
Operates and monitors portable radio;
Operates computer;
Logs movement of deputies, inmates, and courtrooms when secured;
Performs all duties as assigned.
Securing inmates, or arrestee with handcuffs, belly chains and or leg iron restraints;
Must be willing to work late on occasions due to trials and or court hearings going past normal working hours;
Patrol County owned buildings, parking lots and garages.
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: A High School Diploma or GED Certificate; Basic Peace Officer Certification through TCOLE.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL and ABILITIES: Knowledge of the Texas Penal Code, Traffic Code, and Family Code, investigation and crime prevention methods: defensive tactics. Ability to safely operate vehicles, firearms, and specialized equipment; physically restrain individuals; make decisions quickly; read and write reports, letters; operate a computer; Interpret laws, policies, and procedures; recognize problems and recommends solutions, establish and maintain effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney's office, other departmental employees, and the general public; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communications, maintain accurate records; maintain appropriate certifications, Texas driver's license, and a good driving record.

CERTIFICATES, LICENCES, REGISTRATIONS: High School Diploma or GED certificate. Possess a valid Texas Driver's. A valid Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).