County Correction Officer Jobs in Texas – Become a Jailer

Correction officers (also known as detention officers, jailers, deputy sheriff) are responsible for supervising prisoners, enforcing rules and maintaining security within the walls of a correctional facility. Requirements to become a county corrections officer in Texas vary from agency to agency, but often include predetermined amounts of training and work experience.

Job Description:

Correctional officers in Texas have the duty of maintaining order in a county operated detention facility. They watch over inmates and make sure that all rules and regulations are met while those incarcerated serve their sentences.

Requirements & Qualifications:

Here’s some general requirements that you must meet before you are offered the position of a detention officer (also known as deputy sheriff) in the state of Texas:

  • Must have a High School diploma or G.E.D
  • Must have a Texas driver’s license with good driving history.
  • Must be in good shape in order to pass the physical fitness test. Overweight and out of shape applicants are often not hired as correctional officers. That’s why it is so important to follow a proven weight loss plan if you are a little bit overweight.
  • You must pass the polygraph test. According to the author of How To Pass Your Polygraph Test, 50% of first time test takers fail their polygraph examination even if they are telling the truth. The author explains in his polygraph prep book how to pass your polygraph test your first time through.
  • You must pass the oral board interview. I recommend reading this new correctional interview book, Ace Your Correctional Interview. In it, Robert gives advice on how to beat out the competition, even though they may be more qualified than you (using these techniques shows the “intangibles” you offer the agency that no one else can!)
  • You must not have any felony convictions or any criminal cases pending.
  • You must not have any convictions involving cultivating, transporting, or distributing illegal drugs of any kind.

Salary Outlook:

Government And Become Eligible in Texas $65,000
Corrections Cadet in Texas $61,000
Corrections Captain in Texas $64,000
Corrections Lieutenant in Texas $55,000
Criminal Justice Professional Training in Texas $61,000
Correctional Probation Senior Officer in Texas $49,000
Correctional Officer Lieutenant in Texas $46,000
Custom Protection Officer Unarmed in Texas $26,000
Correctional Officer Captain in Texas $50,000
Custom Protection Officer Armed in Texas $25,000
Corrections Officer in Texas $34,000
Medical Secretary Correctional Institution in Texas $37,000
Classification Officer in Texas $43,000
Probation Officer in Texas $44,000
Correctional Officer GL in Texas $25,000

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