Employment and Training
At this moment, our department is only hiring for Non-Paid Reserve Peace Officers.
The position of Police Officer for the City of Morgan's Point Resort requires a Basic Peace Officer Certification issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and a valid Texas Class “C” drivers license. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, able to read and write the English language competently, pass psychological testing, pass a pre-employment drug screen, ability to lift, push, pull and/or carry at least 80 pounds and submit a DD-214 to verify honorable discharge from the military, if applicable.
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The City is a member of the Texas Municipal Retirement System (T.M.R.S.), a non-traditional joint contributory, defined contribution plan. Membership in the retirement system is mandatory for all regular full-time employees (defined by T.M.R.S. as an employee who works in excess of 1,000 hours per year). Both the employee and the City contribute to the employee's retirement account. A Police Officer may retire with 5 years of service at age 60, or with at least 20 years of credited service.
- Employee contributes 7.00% of gross earnings on a tax deferred basis
- City of Morgan's Point Resort matches 2 to 1 (14.00%) upon retirement
Regular full-time employees are eligible for the group hospitalization, medical, vision, and dental insurance coverage. The City's health care benefits, life, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance programs have a 30 calendar day waiting period. Premiums for full-time employees are paid in full by the City. Spouse and dependent coverage is available but is not paid by the City. Elections are made annually during Open Enrollment and may be made throughout the plan year with a qualifying event. Part-time employees are not eligible for benefits.
The City offers supplemental benefits through a contracted vendor. The plans include but are not limited to:
- Critical Illness
- Short / Long Term Disability
- Accidental Death or Dismemberment
The City of Morgan's Point Resort offers 12 paid holidays in the year:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- President’s Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
The City of Morgan's Point Resort Personnel Policies provides for military, jury/court, funeral, and injury leave.
- Less than 1 year of service accrue 1.54 hours per pay period, for a total of 40 hours earned per year
- More than 1 year through 5 years of service accrue 3.07 hours per pay period, for a total of 80 hours per year
- 6 years through 20 years accrue 4.61 hours per pay period, for a total of 120 hours per year
- 21 years and beyond accrue 6.15 hours per pay period, for a total of 160 hours per year
Police Officers accrue 4 hours of sick leave, per pay period, regardless of the number of years employed with the City. There is a maximum accrual amount of four hundred and eighty (480) hours.
Individual Vehicle Assignment Program
The City of Morgan's Point Resort Police Department has an Individual Vehicle Assignment Program. Based on availability, all full-time officers will be assigned their own patrol vehicle.
Officers living within 25 miles of the City of Morgan's Point Resort are allowed to take the vehicle to their residence for storage when off duty. Officers living outside the 25 miles will be required to park their vehicle at the Police Department for storage when off duty.
How to apply?
Persons interested in becoming a paid officer, or a non-paid reserve officer, should contact Sergeant Todd Hodge or Chief of Police Matthew Schuetze.