Police Officer (3)

Sworn US Law Enforcement
City of Hutto (TX) - Hutto, Texas

Nov 17, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$28.31 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$$28.31 annual
Lateral Transfer:
$$30.23 hourly
Top Pay:
$$36.93 hourly

Job Description

Follow this link for the application packet that includes a job description.

https://www.huttotx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/780/Certified-initial-application-Police-Officer-2021?bidId=

Additional Information

The Hutto Police Department is seeking three (3) experienced police officers.

On behalf of the men and women of the Hutto Police Department, congratulations on your interest in becoming a member of the Hutto Police Department! The Hutto Police Department is comprised of over 40 sworn officers who are dedicated to the citizens of Hutto. The Hutto Police Department provides police services to over 30 thousand citizens who reside within this fast growing and dynamic city. Those who are interested are encouraged to complete the “Police Officer” application and submit it to the Hutto Police Department.

Please direct any questions to the following:

Sgt. Josh Bellenir at 512-759-4922 or by email at Josh.Bellenir@huttotx.gov

Lt. Dwain Jones at 512-759-5991 or by email at Dwain.Jones@huttotx.gov

The Hutto Police Department selects only high-quality individuals to become Hutto Police Officers. By being selective, we continue to build a high-quality department for the citizens of Hutto. Hutto is among the fastest growing cities in the state of Texas. That means our police department is growing rapidly as well, which offers excellent career opportunities for new officers.

• Top-of-the-line Equipment & Technology

• City matching 2 to 1 retirement plan

• Take home patrol car

• Paid Lifetime membership to the 100 Club of Central Texas

• Issued uniforms and duty gear

++Department++ ++Overview++

The Hutto Police Department is made up of 48 sworn officers who are committed to community policing with a focus on keeping our residents safe. The core values of the department are Service, Accountability, Fairness, and Ethics.

++Sign++ ++on++ ++Bonus++

The City of Hutto offers a sign-on incentive in the amount of $2,500 net to Police Officers. The incentive will be paid with the first payroll following date of

hire. Two years of employment with the Hutto Police Department is required. If, for any reason, two years of employment is not completed, the entire incentive must be re-paid to the City of Hutto within fourteen days following notice of resignation.

++Take++ ++Home++ ++Vehicle++

After successfully completing the Field Training Officer program, an Officer is assigned a fully equipped police vehicle. All officers living within 25 miles of Hutto, Texas are authorized to take their police vehicle to their place of residence. (Subject to budget considerations and Police Chief approval)

++Equipment/Uniform++

Regulation service weapon, duty gear and all other necessary equipment included. Uniforms and dry-cleaning services are provided by the department. Officers assigned to Criminal Investigations Unit receive a clothing allowance of $600.00 annually.

++Police++ ++Officer++ ++Education++ ++and++ ++Certification++ ++Pay++

Officers receive BOTH certificate and education pay.

Police officers will receive TCOLE certification pay at the following rates:

· Associate Degree: $75 per month ($900.00 annually)

· Bachelor’s Degree: $125 per month ($1,500.00 annually)

· Master’s Degree: $175 per month ($2,100.00 annually)

· Intermediate Peace Officer Certification: $50 per month. ($600.00 annually)

· Advanced Peace Officer Certification: $100 per month. ($1,200.00 annually)

· Master Peace Officer Certification: $150 per month. ($1,800.00 annually)

++Specialty++ ++Incentive++ ++Pay++ *Tier 1 incentives

Police Officers are eligible to receive the following additional incentive pay:

*Must be accepted into each program to receive the specialty pay.

· *Accident Reconstruction: $50 per month ($600.00 annually)

· *EMT / Paramedic: $50 per month ($600.00 annually)

· *Firearms Instructor: $50 per month ($600.00 Annually)

· *Back Up Crime Scene Officer: $50 per month ($600.00 Annually)

· *Concept 2 Row Instructor: $50 per month. ($600.00 annually).

· *Field Training Officer: $130 per pay period/bi-weekly.

· *Officer In charge $130 per pay period/bi-weekly.

· Bilingual: Must pass an oral examination. $50 per month ($600 annually) for Level 1 and $75 per month ($900 annually) for Level 2.

· *Hutto Response Team: $130 per pay period/bi-weekly.

++Retirement++ ++Plan++

The City participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System

(TMRS). Participation is mandatory for employees working 1,000 or more hours per year. 7% of your gross pay will be deducted each paycheck and deposited into your member/retirement account. The City will match your contribution 2:1 and vesting is at the completion of 5 years of service. You will be eligible for retirement benefits at any age after 20 years of service or at age 60 with 5 years of service. To receive the City’s contribution, you must be eligible for retirement.

The City also offers a voluntary 457 (Deferred Compensation) retirement plan which allows you to invest in your retirement and is a great way to supplement your TMRS retirement benefits. Taxes on your contributions are deferred until your assets are withdrawn. Employees may make tax deferred contributions to a 457 account, based on the following contribution limits:

Under 50 years of age: $19,000 per year Over 50 years of age: $25,000 per year

++Education++ ++Program++ ++Reimbursement++

It is a policy of the City to encourage employee development through formal education in order for an employee to maintain and improve job-related skills or prepare for advancement within the City. Therefore, the City shall reimburse the cost of tuition, mandatory fees and required books for courses which an employee takes through a school or institution that is approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) or other nationally recognized board of accreditation, and as provided in this policy.

· This policy applies to regular, full-time employee with at least twelve consecutive months of service with the City.

· The maximum benefit for reimbursement per applicant shall be equal to the cost of tuition, mandatory fees and required books not to exceed

$2,500 per fiscal year (10/1-9/30).

· Upon completion of a course in which an employee receives reimbursement, an employee must provide at a minimum, one year of service to the City. If an employee discontinues employment for any reason prior to providing one year of service, the employee is required to reimburse the City for those funds.

++100++ ++Club++ ++of++ ++Central++ ++Texas++

Upon completion of the Field Training Program, a paid Lifetime Membership to the 100 Club of Central Texas will be provided. This membership includes the Benefits for First Responders.

++Holidays++

The City observes twelve paid holidays per year. Police officers have the ability to be paid or bank their holiday pay.

++Sick++ ++Leave++

Full-time employees accrue sick time at a rate of 96 hours per year (3.69 hours per pay period) and are permitted to accrue a maximum of 1,040 hours.

++Vacation++ ++Leave++

Full-time employees accrue vacation leave at the following rates:

· < 5 year employees: 10 days or 80 hours.

· > 5 year employees: 15 days or 120 hours.

· > 10 year employees: 17 days or 136 hours.

· > 15 year employees: 20 days or 160 hours.

Maximum accrual rates for vacation leave at the end of the calendar year are:

· < 5 year employees: 20 days or 160 hours.

· > 5 year employees: 25 days or 200 hours.

· > 10 year employees: 30 days or 240 hours.

++Longevity Pay++

The City provides regular full-time employees longevity pay. Longevity pay begins after a regular, full time employee has completed one year of

service. Longevity will be computed by multiplying the number of months of service completed on December 31st of each year, times the monthly longevity rate accrued. The monthly longevity rate is determined by the schedule below:

Rate per Month

Years of Service

0-4 $5

5-9 $7

10+ $9

++Pay++ ++scale++

The Hutto Police Department offers 1 year on the step plan for every 2 years of prior experience up to a maximum of step 4 on the HPD pay plan. For example, an officer with four years’ experience would start at pay step 2, and an officer with 8 or more years of prior experience would start at step 4.

https://www.huttotx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/78++0++/Certified++‐initial‐application‐Police‐Officer‐++ ++2021?bidId=++

*Only 1 Tier I Specialty Pay will be paid.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be 21
  • Education: High School
  • Experience: Texas certified only

See the city of Hutto website for full details.

Contact Information

Dwain Jones

City of Hutto (TX)
401 W. Front St.
Hutto, Texas 78634
phone: 512-759-5991

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