SALARY: $40,000.00 Annually
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is a family of highly trained professionals whose mission is to provide innovative Law Enforcement and Corrections Services for the Travis County Community. The county’s jail population is housed in three major facilities: Central Booking, the Travis County Jail and the Travis County Correctional Complex in Del Valle.
Employment at Travis County comes with a full array of benefits. We offer comprehensive health insurance, a no-cost on-site Health and Wellness clinic, longevity pay, paid vacations, sick time and personal holidays, not to mention an industry competitive salary structure and a friendly stable work environment.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.traviscountyjobs.org
The Cadet Corrections Officer 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.
This is a job classification within the POPS TCSO job family. This classification represents an entry level corrections position within the department. This classification may require work in secure facilities. This classification requires a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.
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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of:
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Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 20–50 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment. Subject to standing, walking, jogging, running, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. Subject to stressful environment and client and customer contact for extended periods of time. Subject to contact with communicable diseases, radiation, hazardous waste, human fecal matter and foul odors. Job may involve danger due to contact with criminals and suspects.
Must be able to lift and wear an approximately 40 pound Self Contained breathing apparatus for emergencies during fires; and must be able to partially lift and drag an average weight person of 150 lbs, a distance of 75 feet for the evacuation of individuals unable to assist themselves during emergencies; must be able to physically restrain hostile and combative subjects; must be able to participate in defensive tactics training and annual refresher training. Must be able to work any shift and must be able to communicate in clear English during emergencies.
SPECIAL ADA PHYSICAL STATEMENT:
Vision: Must have sufficient vision without glasses to defend self and others, and perform mandatory life safety functions. Dual vision is required. All officers are required to take and pass vision tests each year. Vision must be correctable to 20/20 or better with uncorrected vision of 20/200 or better. Corrected visual acuity should be at least 20/20 (both eyes) and 20/40 (each eye). For applicants who have completed refractive surgery to correct vision, the operating physician must complete a Corrected Vision Surgical Form.
Hearing: Must have normal hearing in both ears. Hearing sensitivity thresholds are within 25 dB measured at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, 2000Hz and 3000Hz averaged together. If a person does not have normal hearing a medical specialist evaluation is required in order for the candidate to be considered for hire.
Seizure Disorder: Uncontrolled seizures of any kind are disqualifying. Applicants with a history of a seizure must be able to control the disorder by medication, be seizure free for one year and sign the Notification, understanding and commitment.
This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position. Work Hours: Shift work to include holidays, nights and weekends Department: Sheriff Location: Austin, TX TCOLE exam required. Physical and Psychological Exam required Drug and Alcohol Test Required Criminal, Credit, Driving Education and Employment Background Check Required.