Position Information

Career details are below
Corrections Officer
Job Summary


Career Promotional Opportunities (Effective June 1, 2023):
Corrections Officer: $55,000 year / $4583.33 month
Corrections Officer Step 1: $56,650.00 year / $4720.83 month (End of 1st year; successful completion of Academy) 
Corrections Officer Sr: $59,323.61 year / $4943.63 month (End of 2nd year; successful completion of promotional exam)
We have many specialized units within the Corrections Bureau that will allow you to gain additional experience and training. As a Senior Corrections Officer, you are eligible to apply to be part of one of our specialized units or apply for our Basic Peace Officer Academy.
If you an experienced corrections officer, please review salary information below (Effective June 1, 2023):
5+ years of experience w/ intermediate license or higher: $58,349.50/year 
After hire, if eligible for Sr. CO: $61,103.31/year
10+ years of experience w/ advanced license or higher: $61,902.98/year 
After hire, if eligible for Sr. CO: $64,824.51/year
For additional information, please visit: https://www.tcsheriff.org/about/careers/employment/corrections-careers
Are you seeking a rewarding career that challenges you, provides an exciting work experience and makes a difference in our community? The Corrections Officer position is for you! The Corrections Officer is an entry-level employee, who operates under close supervision to provide safety, security, and welfare of inmates, colleagues, staff, and the public in a building/section jail post.
After completion of Field Training Officer (FTO) training, the Corrections Officer advances to directly supervising inmates and is engaged in all functions related to welfare, safety, and security of the inmate housing unit assigned. Performs other ancillary duties assigned.
This is a job classification within the POPS Travis County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) job family. This classification represents an entry level corrections position within the department. This classification requires work in secure facilities. This classification requires a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • 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 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 meal distribution 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 and 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.
  • Rotates assignments 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.
Position: Corrections Officer
Organization: Travis County Sheriff's Office
Location: Austin,  TX 
United States
Salary: $55,000-$61,902.98 annually
Posting Start Date: 9/19/2023
Date Posted: 4/16/2024
Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be 20 years of age; 21 years of age 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.
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Must attain a Jailer’s License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) within one (1) year of initial employment with TCSO. Possess a valid Drivers’ License. Must be able to obtain a State of Texas driver’s license within 90 days.

Status: This listing expires on: 5/31/2024
Send to a Friend  Send to Friend
   Print Job
Return to Job Search  Return to Job Search
Post a Position  Post a Position
Organization Information
Travis County Sheriff's Office
5555 Airport Blvd.

Austin,  TX 78751
United States
(888) 562-8276
TCSO Recruiting