Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age per Rule 217.1 of the Texas Administrative Code
  • See required licenses and certifications in the following

Licenses and Certifications

Required within 30 days of employment

  • Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) / National Crime Information Center (NCIC) training

Required within 12 months of employment

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Jailer certification

Physical Demands

  • Position involves physically subduing and restraining aggressive inmates
  • Position involves constantly standing and walking on concrete floors while making rounds
  • Position involves dragging a minimum of 165 pounds (training/recruitment mannequin) in a manner consistent with rescue and restraint maneuvers
  • Position involves to hearing audible sounds and speaking in a clear understandable voice
  • Position may involve working day and/or overnight shifts

Environmental Factors

  • Maximum security facility behind locked doors
  • Exposure to individuals accused or convicted of crimes, individuals with risk of illness, and potential bio-hazards
  • May be required to perform some work outdoors in inclement weather (heat, cold, wet conditions)

Employment Testing

Employment is contingent on passing any post-offer pre-employment screening as listed below:

  • Criminal background check: Yes
  • Motor Vehicle Record check: Yes
  • Drug screening: Yes
  • Physical exam: Yes
  • Psychological exam: Per TCOLE standards
  • Additional: Written tests, Oral Board

Irregular Hours

  • Must be able to work varying and/or extended shifts, weekends, and holidays or be called back in emergency situations