Detention Officer

Non-Sworn Law Enforcement Personnel
Harris County Sheriff's Office - Houston, Texas

Feb 1, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Jan 1, 2030

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$Yes annual

Job Description

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sheriffhctx/jobs/3410061/detention-officer/apply?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is hiring Detention Officers within the Criminal Justice Command Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the proper care, custody, and control of inmates housed within the Harris County Jail facilities
  • Must have reliable transportation at all times

++The Detention Officer (Jailer) Position is a Civil Service-protected position with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.++

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Must be a U. S. Citizen
  • Valid Driver's License or State Issued ID
  • Eyesight must be correctable to 20/20 vision, normal color, and peripheral vision
  • Correctable normal audible range in both ears

Testing:

  • Pass pre-employment testing - Written exam (Basic work skills)
  • Physical Agility

Ability To:

  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Bend, stoop, kneel
  • Lift up to 40 lbs

Additional Requirements:

  • Thorough background investigation
    • (Criminal background check, fingerprinting, personal interview, etc.)
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Drug screening

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * COPIES OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ++ARE REQUIRED++ WITH YOUR APPLICATION:** INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL DELAY THE APPLICATION PROCESS ** DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED (attached) ++BEFORE++ *SUBMITTING APPLICATION *

  • Birth Certificate (issued by a government agency, not a hospital) or
    • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver's License or State Issued ID (front and back)
  • Current Vehicle Liability Insurance
  • Proof of Education:
    • High School Diploma or Transcript, GED Certificate or College Transcript (If transcripts, a sealed original will be required at a later stage in the application process)
  • DD-214 Military Discharge form [if applicable]
    • (copy of original Member - 4 form)
      • PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU WERE NEVER IN THE MILITARY, UPLOAD ANOTHER COPY OF YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE AS A PLACEHOLDER IN ORDER TO CONTINUE WITH THE APPLICATION.

NOTE:

  • The Texas Workforce Commission offers FREE assistance to job seekers through their WorkSource offices located throughout Harris, and surrounding counties
  • The WorkSource offers FREE use of computers, copiers, printers, and scanners as well as assistance completing job applications
  • Please visit their website for more information or click here for a list of locations ++http://www.wrksolutions.com/find-a-location++
  • Harris County Public Libraries **also offer FREE **use of computers at all their locations throughout Harris County

DUE TO COVID-19 some locations may require an appointment. Please call before you go

Preferences

  • Graduates of Law Enforcement High School Program or Participation in a Law Enforcement Explorers program
  • Previous Law Enforcement or Corrections work experience
  • Honorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces

General Information

For detailed information on the benefits offered by Harris County, please click on the "Benefits" *_tab of this posting. *_Salary and Incentive Pay:

  • Paid biweekly based on 26 pay periods per year, plus benefits
  • Up to 14 years of credit for service as a TCOLE Certified Jailer upon hire (Restrictions Apply)

*Paid Incentives: *(Annually, based on 26 pay periods)

*The Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) provides its employees the ability to obtain the **Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Corrections Officer (Jailers) Certification at ++no cost**++ through the HCSO Academy

  • *If selected, PAID employment begins the first day of the required (7) week Basic Jailers Course at the Harris County Sheriff's Office Academy *
  • ++Successful completion of the (7) week Basic Jailers Course is required for continued employment as a Detention Officer with the Harris County Sheriff's Office++

*Location: *

  • Downtown, Houston, TX

*Hours: *

  • 40 Hours Per Week
  • Includes Nights, Weekends, and Holidays
  • Mandatory Overtime as deemed necessary to fulfill operational needs

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18, no maximum.
  • Education: High School Diploma, or GED.
  • Experience: None

Contact Information

James Martinez

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St.
Houston, Texas 77002
phone: 713-877-5250

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