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.

    $55,774 while in training.

    $56,274 released from training.

    $56,774 1st year / 1 year EXP

    $57,774 2nd year / 2 years EXP

    $58,774 3rd year / 3 years EXP

    $59,774 4th year / 4 years EXP

    $61,774 5th year / 5 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) - Position is Currently Full 04/29/2022
    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.

    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.

    The starting salary as of October 1st is $37,000.00 with a top out in five years at $42,000.00. (certification pay, bi-lingual pay and longevity pay are a part of the benefits package)


    In Training $37,000

    Completed Training $37,500

    1 YR EXP $38,000

    2 YR EXP $39,000

    3 YR EXP $40,000

    4 YR EXP $41,000

    5 YR EXP $42,000

    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
    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.

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