Employment Opportunities

Please submit applications in person to the River Oaks Police Department.

Open Positions
  • Police Officer (Certified)
    Posted On: November 30th , 2021
    Responsibility for performing law enforcement duties utilizing a community policing philosophy, enforcing state laws, city ordinances, controlling traffic flow and enforcing state and local traffic regulations, performing investigative work and participating in and providing support and assistance to special crime prevention and enforcement programs.

    *** Written & Physical Agility Testing waived for Peace Officers with 2 or more years of experience ***

    1. High school diploma, or General Education Diploma.

    2. Written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate with all levels.

    3. Analytical and creative skills to find solutions to complex problems.

    4. Proficient using PC and software applications.

    5. Valid Texas Drivers License or possess a comparable drivers license from another state of the United States. No Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) conviction within the last ten (10) years; not more than one (1) on driving record. No more than three (3) moving violation convictions within last 36 months.

    6. Ability to demonstrate a fiduciary obligation to section, division, department, and the city of River Oaks in handling materials and information of a confidential nature.

    7. Must be able to: continuously work outdoors in all kinds of weather; drive or sit in a patrol car for prolonged periods of time while remaining alert; understand verbal communication over the radio with background noise; and read and write under low light conditions.

    8. Must be able to: be physically active for prolonged periods of time; stand, walk, and run on all types of surfaces, including uneven surfaces; run after fleeing suspects, to include surmounting various physical barriers, fences, and walls; climb up and down stairs; bend and twist; reach at waist and chest levels, at times reaching behind while in a seated position; kneel and squat; jump without steps onto or from uneven surfaces; carry injured persons; lift, push, and pull up to an estimated 50lbs of force; restrain persons to prevent escape; use hands for grasping, pushing, and pulling, to include holding firearm, baton, or pepperspray can in a steady and stable, outstretched position; effectively utilize police equipment such as, but not limited to, firearms, handcuffs, batons, pepperspray cans, police radio, keys, and self-contained breathing apparatus; expose hands to vibration; and continuously carry/wear heavy police equipment and bulletproof vest.

    9. Pass a physical agility test.

    10. Pass physical (medical) examination which includes a drug screen.

    11. Incumbents are subject to random alcohol and drug testing as a condition of continual employment.

    12. Successful completion of selection process including but not limited to physical agility test, entrance exam, psychological evaluation, background investigation, and criminal history check.

    13. Must be able to work variable shifts, including weekends and holidays. 12 hour shifts (pitman model), every other weekend off.

    Lateral pay scale options depending on time and type of service.

    $60,773 1st year / 1 year EXP

    $63.773 2nd year / 2 years EXP

    $65,773 3rd year / 3 years EXP

    $67,773 4th year / 4+ years EXP

    Must be TCOLE Certified or anticipate certification by hire date.

    Take home vehicle program for officers residing within the city limits.

    Tattoo and beard friendly uniform policy.


    During the screening process a criminal history, and driver license check will be conducted. Disqualifiers include but are not limited to the following:

    1. No Felony convictions, no Class A Misdemeanor convictions, and no Class B Misdemeanor convictions in the last ten years.

    2. No pending criminal investigations or actions (civilian or military) and/or be under indictment for any criminal offense at the time of application.

    3. No dishonorable or less than honorable military discharges.


    Preliminary employment application and Personal History Statement are required to apply and can be located at the following link:

  • Public Safety Dispatcher (Telecommunicator)
    Posted On: November 30th , 2021
    The City of River Oaks Police Department in Tarrant County Texas is seeking to fill a full time position for police telecommunications officer. Prior experience in the field of police telecommunications/dispatching preferred but not required.

    The successful applicant will have a working knowledge of computers and data entry, demonstrate good public relations skills and have the ability to remain calm under stressful conditions.

    8 hour shifts. Will be required to work weekends, nights, and holidays.

    High School diploma or GED. Telecommunications operator certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education or the ability to obtain certification within one year of employment.

    >Must have a valid state of Texas class "C" driver's license prior to employment.
    >Must pass a physical, drug test, criminal history and background check.
    >Must have no class A or class B misdemeanor convictions in the last 10 years.
    >Must have no felony convictions.


    Starting $45,000
    Up to $49,000 DOQ

    Applications can be obtained at the River Oaks Police Department
    4900 River Oaks Blvd. River Oaks Texas 76114.

    Preliminary employment application and Personal History Statement are required to apply and can be located at the following link: http://riveroakspd.com/information

  • Record Clerk (Position is currently full)
    Posted On: July 21st , 2022

    Under general supervision, the Police Records Clerk is responsible for the organization, maintenance and retrieval of all data collected by the River Oaks Police Department.


    Operates copy equipment and scanning equipment and ensures all records are scanned and saved per Texas State Library Rules and Regulations and enters, modifies, cancels and retrieves data from computer.
    Responsible for performing general office duties including but not limited to; filing data alphabetically and numerically, typing reports, answering telephones, directing calls to the proper station, receiving money and issuing receipts and operating a photocopier.
    Provides relief for secretaries of other divisions when they are on breaks or absent and provides training for new clerks as directed.
    Notarizes affidavits and codes reports following U.C.R. guidelines.
    Meets and communicates with general public at front counter in lobby.
    Performs other related duties as assigned.
    TMRS Retirement, Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, and other benefits are available.

    Monday thru Friday, 8AM to 4PM.

    $16.00 hourly

    Ability to operate general office equipment. Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language. Ability to type 40 wpm. Ability to pass a polygraph examination.

    High school diploma or equivalent is required. Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license with a a good driving record. Must have no prior convictions of any felony. Must have no misdemeanor convictions of grade A or B within the past ten years.

    Sitting, walking, and standing, some pushing/pulling, lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds; grip 45 pounds; repetitive movement of wrist and fingers during computer data input; reaching; 50-100% of day using computer; bending, squatting, kneeling, stair climbing, reaching, fine motor manipulation. Maintains static posture during sitting. Works indoors in a controlled environment.

    Pre-employment screening includes but is not limited to Drug Screen, Physical Examination, Credit Check, Motor Vehicle Review and applicable Background Checks to include a CJIS background check.

  • School Crossing Guard
    Posted On: August 17th , 2022
    Rate: $10.00 hourly


    Responsible for assisting elementary school children in crossing the street at designated intersections in a safe and orderly manner.
    Essential Functions and Other Important Duties
    Essential Functions:
    Stops traffic flow across streets and intersections that may or may not have a permanent stop sign
    Places traffic cones in the street before school begins and removes at end of school as needed
    Notifies police headquarters of real or potential hazards and pedestrian accidents in the vicinity
    Ability to get along with customers and co-workers
    Maintains regular and punctual on-site attendance
    Additional Duties:
    Performs other duties as assigned
    Job Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications / Acceptable Equivalency:
    Basic knowledge of municipal traffic regulations
    Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job
    Core Competencies:
    Ability to establish friendly relations and maintain order among elementary school children
    Ability to read and write
    Ability and agility to respond quickly and calmly in emergencies
    Ability to be diplomatic and tactful, yet decisive and firm
    Ability to work outside in all kinds of weather
    Bilingual in Spanish and English
    Conditions of Employment:
    Must pass a drug test, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check
    Must be able to work 2 hours daily, morning and afternoon, on CISD school days
    7AM to 8AM and again at 3PM to 4PM
    Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

    Physical Requirements:
    Overall Strength Demands: The bold and italicized word describes the overall strength demand of the functions performed by the incumbent during a typical workday.
    Light lifting no more than 20 pounds; carry up to 10 pounds

    Physical Demand Codes: The following describes if the incumbent is expected to exert the following physical demands during a typical workday and the overall frequency.

    Codes for how often:
    Y = Yes
    N = No
    E = extensive (100-70%)
    M = moderate (60-30%)
    I = infrequent (20-10%)
    A = almost never (<10%)

    Task: Code:
    Standing: E
    Sitting: A
    Walking: M
    Lifting: A
    Carrying: E
    Pushing/Pulling: A
    Overhead Work: A
    Fine Dexterity: A
    Kneeling: A
    Crouching: A
    Crawling: A
    Bending: A
    Twisting: A
    Climbing: A
    Balancing: A
    Vision: E
    Hearing: E
    Talking: E
    Video Display: A
    Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:
    The essential functions of this position require the daily use of a handheld stop sign.

    Environmental Factors:
    The essential functions of this position are performed outside in varying weather conditions.

    This job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement, or contract. Management has exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

    Applications may be scanned and emailed to eperkins@riveroakspd.com or dropped off in person at the River Oaks Police Department. Applications may also be obtained at the River Oaks Police Department.

  • Animal Control Officer
    Posted On: May 8th , 2023
    Animal Control Officer (Position Currently Full)

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    Duties include, but are not limited, to:
    •Safely and humanely capture and transport animals including those that are sick, injured or potentially dangerous.
    •Respond to calls for animal assistance from law enforcement, report and observe emergency situations and animal law violations.
    •Investigates the reporting of animal bites, and dangerous/vicious animals.
    •Document filed notices from an investigation of pet/property owner and records data on appropriate forms/logs.
    •Issue citations for animal code violations related to all City ordinances and state laws.
    •Track the progress of violations and compliance.
    •Properly clean and maintain an assigned vehicle, equipment, and tools to ensure proper working order.
    •Patrol the City streets and roadways, search for stray dogs and other domestic animals and livestock.
    •Maintain animal holding facility at the River Oaks Animal Shelter.
    •Complies with all applicable department security and safety rules, regulations and standards pertaining to vehicles and personal safety.
    •Performs other duties as assigned.
    •Convey a positive professional image by action, communication, and appearance.
    •Maintain regular attendance.
    •Use of issued radio and body worn camera.

    Required Education and/or Experience
    High school education or G.E.D.; three to six months related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Must be able to use a computer and Microsoft 365.
    Willing to train applicant.
    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
    TX Class C driver license minimum with good driving background
    Must have a clean criminal background for access to criminal justice information systems.
    Must possess both a Texas Department of Health Basic Animal Control Officer Certification and a Euthanasia Certificate issued by the Texas Department of Health or be able to obtain those certifications within 12 months of employment.

    Job Information
    •Job ID: 57585372
    •Workplace Type: On-Site
    River Oaks, Texas, United States
    •Company Name For Job: City of River Oaks Police Department
    •Position Title: Animal Control Officer
    •Job Function: Safety – (Dispatcher Animal Control etc)
    •Job Type: Full-Time
    •Job Duration: Indefinite
    •Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
    •Min Experience: 1-2 Years
    •Required Travel: None
    •Salary: $18.00 - $20.00 (Hourly Wage)


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