Deputy Sheriff

NOTICE: All applicants must pass a written and physical agility test to be considered for employment. We schedule these tests on an as needed basis. Please submit an application and you will be contacted by email once a testing date is set. If there is no testing date/time listed below, we are NOT hiring for this position".

Job Title: Deputy Sheriff
Testing Date/Time:
To Be Announced
Closing Date/Time:
To Be Announced - To be eligible a completed application must be submitted to Human Resources.
Salary: See Position Description
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: 300 S. Jackson Waxahachie TX, Texas

To Apply

    UPDATE: To complete an application please click here and follow the instructions on the application.

    All applications must be filled out on the computer. No hand-written applications will be accepted.



The Ellis County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff. A current TCLEOSE peace officer license is required to apply.

Deputy II - Salary: $47,901 Annually (Courthouse Security Start at Deputy I)

Entry level written exam: To Be Determined

Physical ability test: To Be Determined

A physical ability claim release form is required at the time of testing.


Sample Core Responsibilities

  • Must be able to enforce laws and prevent crimes.
  • Control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations.
  • Provide high level Customer service and integrate the community into policing activities.
  • Participate in community based police activities and programs.
  • Perform tasks relative to courthouse/courtroom security.
  • Perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of law enforcement services.
  • Perform all aspects of law enforcement duties including investigation, community services, administration and training.



  1. Be a citizen of the United States of America
  2. At least 21 years of age at time of application.
  3. No less than Honorable Discharge if prior military.
  4. Has passed a general educational development (GED) test indicating high school graduation level; or holds a high school diploma.
  5. Have a favorable driving record and hold a valid driver license, if not licensed by the State of Texas, be able to obtain a Texas Driver License before employment.
  6. At the time of employment have 20/20 vision, either corrected or uncorrected in each eye. Uncorrected vision cannot exceed 20/100 in each eye, unless vision is corrected by the use of corrective lenses, which MUST BE WORN on duty and/or during ALL enforcement related activities or off-duty employment. Must be free of dichromatic color blindness, night blindness and any other visual deficiencies or limitations. Persons, who have had eye surgery performed on either eye, will not be eligible to be hired, until one year after the surgery.
  7. Have no hearing loss greater than 30-decibels (correction) in either ear. Uncorrected hearing cannot exceed a 60-decibel loss in either ear.
  8. Be of good character.
  9. Have a favorable work and school record.
  10. Must be a TCLEOSE licensed peace officer and may never have had his/her license revoked or currently be under any type of suspension other than academic.
  11. Not have a criminal record that would preclude hiring, as determined by TCLEOSE and Ellis County Sheriff’s Office standards.


If you have questions please contact Deputy Edward Santos via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 972-825-4961

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Ellis County Sheriff's Office will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please contact Officer Arnold Aguilar 972-825-4915.

The Ellis County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of genetic information in compliance with GINA, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, age, or disability in hiring, conditions, or termination of employment. Final applicants for employment with the Ellis County Sheriff's Office are subject to drug testing and thorough background screening.

Ellis County Sheriff's Office
300 S. Jackson St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165



Annual Salary Hourly Salary
Deputy II Deputy II



$25 per Month Certification Pay (up to $75.00)

$80 Monthly Clothing Allowance



Medical Insurance Dental Insurance Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays Annual Personal Day TCDRS Retirement
Sick Leave Plan Firearm/Ballistic Vest Valic Deferred Compensation


** The above may not be all inclusive and may be subject to change without notice. Other duties and requirements may apply.