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Corrections Officer - Jail

at Williamson County

Pay: up to $16.72/hour
Salary : $16.72 Hourly
Posted: 9/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2528771

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Corrections Officer - Jail
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$16.72 Hourly
Job Type:Full-Time
Location: Georgetown: 508 Rock Street, Texas
Department:Sheriffs Office
 
Reporting directly to a Sergeant or Lieutenant, responsible for supervising inmates and providing care, safety, and security while maintaining rules, regulations, and cleanliness of the Williamson County Jail. Works in one of three general post assignments: Booking, Pod, or Floor. Unarmed assignment.
 
 EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
  • Maintains safety and security in the Jail
  • Receives, books, and secures inmates upon arrival
  • Oversees and maintains area of assigned responsibility
  • Conducts daily physical inspections and searches of the facilities, inmates, and visitors
  • Supervises inmates' activities (i.e. recreation, visitation, meals, etc.)
  • Posts, maintains, and enforces jail rules as well as state, federal, and departmental policies and procedures
  • Observes inmates to detect, deter, and/or prevent self-destructive or criminal behaviors
  • Assists with transport of inmates
  • Performs special duties as assigned
    
ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS
  • Reports directly to – Sergeant or Lieutenant
  • Direct Reports – No

 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 below
 
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Required within thirty (30) days of employment
  • Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) / National Crime Information Center (NCIC) training
 
Required within twelve (12) months of employment
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Jailer certification
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • One (1) year of experience working in a correctional facility securing, searching, and monitoring inmates
 
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 biohazards
  • 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
 
TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE POLICY
Williamson County is a tobacco free workplace. The use of tobacco and non-tobacco products such as vapor, e-cigarettes and the use of chewing tobacco or like products is prohibited on all Williamson
County premises. Employees who violate this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
 
 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change.
 
Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.