Harris County

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Harris County Houston, TX
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
The Harris County Sheriff's Office is hiring for 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. 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 20 years of age Valid Texas Driver's License Eyesight must be correctable to 20/20 vision, normal color and peripheral vision Correctable normal audible range in both ears Pass pre-employment testing (written exam, physical agility, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, drug screening) and thorough background investigation Ability to stand for extended periods of time Ability to bend, stoop, kneel Ability to lift up to 40lbs Successful completion of the  required  seven (7) week Basic Jailers Course at the Harris County Sheriff's Office Academy Note: Detention Officers are compensated during the required (7) week course. 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.   General Information Salary:  $1,348.80 bi-weekly / $16.86 hourly / $35,068.80 annually, plus benefits* Based on 26 pay-periods Benefits: The following list of benefits is offered  only  to employees in regular   (full-time) positions: Medical Dental Vision Wellness Life Insurance Long-term disability Employee Assistance Program 10 days of vacation each year for the first five (5) years of service. Accrual rates increase based on years of service. 10 county holidays plus one (1) floating holiday Professional development opportunities Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan Healthcare Reimbursement Account 457 Deferred Compensation Plan The following benefits are also available to regular (full-time) employment and may be available to part-time employees: Retirement pension (TCDRS)  Flexible schedules (varies by department) Transportation Assistance (Metro RideSponsor Program) In accordance with the Harris County Personnel Regulations, Group Health and related benefits are subject to amendment or discontinuance at any time. Commissioners Court reserves the right to make benefit modifications on the County's behalf as needed. For plan details, visit the Harris County benefits website: https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/Medical.aspx Paid Incentives Education: - $1,320 (Associate Degree or 60 College Hours) - $3,180 (Bachelor's Degree) - $4,500 (Master's Degree) Bilingual - $1, 800 TCOLE Jail Certification Location: Downtown, Houston, TX Hours:  40 Hours Per Week Includes Nights & Weekends Mandatory Overtime as deemed necessary to fulfill operational needs Career Advancement Opportunity Detention Sergeant, Detention Lieutenant Certified Positions: Peace Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain