Corrections Officer

Correctional Officer
Travis County Sheriff's Office - Del Valle, Texas

Apr 24, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Jan 1, 2024

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$Listed above annual
Academy Graduate:
$Listed above annual
Lateral Transfer:
$Listed above. annual
Top Pay:
$$82,169.00 annual

Job Description

  • Responsible for assisting the Post Officers and performing duties away from the post to ensure the smooth operation of the building/section.
  • Assists and supports the Post Officers by procuring supplies, delivering paperwork, responding to assistance calls, etc.
  • Assists with mail, commissary, laundry, and other activities at appropriate times.
  • Assists with inmate searches and cell searches as needed.
  • Assists with inmate counts as needed. Updates and prints new count sheets, moves lists and other lists each day. Documents statistical data as required.
  • Assists in meal distribution as needed.
  • Assists in attempting to resolve inmate requests and complaints.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness, maintenance and security of the building and grounds.
  • Conducts cleanup detail as assigned.
  • Notes security breaches/concerns.
  • Conducts outside perimeter security checks of the building/section at least once per shift, checking for damage or maintenance concerns, as well as for inmates tampering with windows, doors, walls, etc. in possible escape attempts.
  • Conducts and monitors recreation and special inmate work details when applicable.
  • Responsible for taking appropriate actions for all rule infractions such as counseling and reporting.
  • Escorts and/or processes inmates into and out of the units as needed, and monitors inmate movement; ensures inmates arrive at court/programs on time and in appropriate attire.
  • Escorts official visitors and other visitors within the building/section.
  • Monitors religious services and programs that occur within the building.
  • Rotates assignments for other staff members.
  • Responds to crisis situations such as fights, fire alarms, medical emergencies, etc. according to policy and procedure.
  • Maintains information logs, assigned and unassigned equipment such as keys, radios vehicles etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

++Career Promotional O++p++portunities:++ Corrections Officer: $50,000 year / $4166.67 month Corrections Officer Step 1: $51,500 year / $4291.67 month (End of 1st year; successful completion of Academy) Corrections Officer Sr: $54,323.61 year / $4526.97 month (End of 2nd year; successful completion of promotional exam)

We have many specialized units within the Corrections Bureau that will allow you to gain additional experience and training. As a Senior Corrections Officer, you are eligible to apply to be part of one of our specialized units or apply for our Basic Peace Officer Academy.

*_If you an experienced corrections officer, *_please review salary information below:

5+ years of experience w/ intermediate license or higher: $53,045.00/year

After hire, if eligible for Sr. CO: $55,953.31/year

10+ years of experience w/ advanced license or higher: $56,275.44/year

After hire, if eligible for Sr. CO: $59,360.87

Job Requirements

  • Age: 20
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: None

++Education and Experience:++ Must be a US Citizen. Must be 20 years of age; 21 years of age for armed assignments. High school Diploma or GED. Must qualify with weapon annually in accordance with TCSO standards. Must meet the Physical Readiness Testing requirements according to TCSO policy.

++Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:++ Must attain a Jailer’s License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) within one (1) year of initial employment with TCSO. Possess a valid Drivers’ License. Must be able to obtain a State of Texas driver’s license within 90 days.

Contact Information

Vince Galloway

Travis County Sheriff's Office
3614 Bill Price Rd
Del Valle, Texas 78617
phone: 1-512-854-1443

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