Corrections Cadet

Deputy (Corrections)
Travis County Sheriffs Department - Austin, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level:
$18.73 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$21.33 hourly
Lateral Transfer:
$23.18 hourly
Top Pay:
$32.11 hourly

Job Description

The Corrections Cadet (see Entry Level) is an entry level employee/trainee, who operates under close supervision to provide for the safety, security and welfare of inmates, fellow officers, staff and the public in a building/section on a certain jail post. After completion of on the job (FTO) training, the Cadet Corrections Officer directly supervises inmates and is engaged in all functions related to welfare, safety and security of the inmate housing unit to which assigned. Performs other ancillary duties that are assigned.

Upon completion of the one (1) year probationary period, the cadet's performance is evaluated and he/she is eligible for promotion to Corrections Officer I. (See Academy Graduate)

Upon completion of 1 year of Corrections Officer I, the officer's performance is evaluated and he/she is eligible for promotion to Corrections Officer II. (see Lateral Transfer - Top Pay)

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•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 running errands, 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 feeding inmates 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 as needed.

•Conducts 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.

•Performs meal breaks 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.

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Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: None Required

•Must be a US Citizen

•Must be 18 years of age; 21 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

•Must attain a Jailer's License from TCOLE within one (1) year of initial employment with TCSO.

•Possess a valid Drivers' License. Must be able to obtain State of Texas driver's license within 90 days.

•Drug and Alcohol Test Required.

•Physical and Psychological Exam Required.

•Criminal, Credit, Driving, Education, and Employment Background Check Required

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Travis County

Travis County Sheriffs Department
3614 Bill Price Road
Austin, Texas 78617
phone: 8885628276

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