A sound work ethic, excellent assessment skills and a willingness to learn to work autonomously. Inmate patients are very good actors, so assessment skills have to be relied upon.
There is a one-year probationary period for all employees.
Employees are assigned to various schedules in order to meet the needs of the Sheriff's Office; schedules vary depending on assignment.
Salaries are competitive with the local market, depending on prior experience, skills, and bilingual status; 15% shift differential for certain Medical positions and 5% shift differential for certain Non-Officer positions will be added to salary if appropriate. Review job descriptions and salary ranges.
We offer a competitive salary starting at $38,919.50 per year for a cadet and $52,301.81 per year for a deputy.
Prior Experience Corrections Officer:
With 5-9 years prior relevant Corrections experience and an Intermediate TCOLE License:
- Starting Salary $3,882.37. If eligible for Sr. CO $4,219.97 per month.
With 10+ years prior relevant Corrections experience and an Advanced TCOLE License:
- Starting Salary $4,070.96 If eligible for Sr. CO, $4,424.96 per month.
Prior Experience Law Enforcement Deputy:
With 5-9 years prior relevant Texas Law Enforcement experience and an Intermediate TCOLE License:
- Starting Salary $4,534.56 per month. If eligible for Sr. Deputy $4,890.11 per month.
With 10+ years prior relevant Texas Law Enforcement experience and an Advanced TCOLE License:
- Starting salary $4,717.75 per month. If eligible for Sr. Deputy $5,127.65 per month.
Yes, all applicants for sworn positions are required to pass the Physical Readiness Test at 50% or above on the Concept2 Rower according to their age, gender, and weight. To find your minimum time requirement and to watch instructional videos, please visit PRT Row. Follow the link to the Concept 2 Rower to get an understanding of the machine we will be using.
An applicant can make three separate attempts at passing the row test; each attempt must be scheduled on separate testing days. If an applicant fails all three attempts, he/she must wait one calendar year from the initial test date to retest.
Yes, Travis County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against race or gender. Our Civil Service Commission regulates procedures for promotion and ensures that all staff is treated fairly and equally.
Yes, our female officers do work with male inmates.
Yes, all of our cadets attend our Corrections Officer Basic Recruit Academy (COBRA). The academy is approximately two months. You will learn about inmate con games, unarmed self-defense techniques, radio procedures, smoke house safety, handcuffing procedures, code of ethics, CPR, management of direct supervision jails and firearms training. Once you have completed COBRA, you will be assigned to work in the jail with a Field Training Officer for approximately four weeks.
Yes. We would prefer a year's experience, but we will hire new nurses as long as they have passed state licensing exams.
For the inmate population, we administer medications, do chronic wound care, check diabetics, handle emergencies, work off of nursing protocols, do ECGs, draw blood, check patients into their clinic appointments, review medical records for referrals, enter patient information in the computer, take lots of provider orders, check-in medications from the pharmacy, give injections when needed (sometimes involuntary), give and read ppd's for TB screening and a myriad other things.
Yes, the doctor works a regular 40-hour week and then the doctor, or a mid-level practitioner, is on call around the clock. We have nurse practitioners and physician's assistants in our health care system. We have a contract psychiatrist working 40 hours a week and the psychiatrist or the psychiatric nurse practitioner is on-call around the clock.
We see the same kinds of illnesses, diseases and injuries seen in clinics, emergency rooms and doctor's offices everywhere. We see a higher population of Hepatitis C and HIV positive patients, mentally ill patients, diabetics and hypertensives.
It is a standard 40-hour work week of 8-hour shifts, usually in 7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm and 11pm-7am shifts. We have had an occasional nurse work 10-hour shifts (temporarily).