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Corrections Officer Job - Galveston County Sheriff's Office - Galveston, Texas

November 06, 2013

Galveston County Sheriff's Office

Position Title: Corrections Officer
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 1/1/2020
Job Description

Galveston County Sheriff’s Office

Vacancy Announcement

Position: Entry Level Deputy- Corrections

Bureau/Division: Corrections

Title/Rank: Entry Level Deputy/ Corrections Officer

Assignment: Galveston County Jail

Reports to: Shift Sergeant/Lieutenant

Job Summary:

  • Maintains the security of the facility by conducting security checks, settling disputes, and performing cell searches and inspections; conducts outside perimeter checks.
  • Preparation and proper completion in the documentation of inmate records.
  • Issues inmate meals, clothing, linens, and personal items.
  • Supervises inmate programs, including recreational, legal, health care, visitation and religious services.
  • Prepares reports on jail and inmate activities.
  • Supervises inmates performing such assignments as cleaning and maintaining the jail facility.
  • Continually observes locations and activities of inmates.
  • Assists with the cleaning and maintenance of the facility as needed; identifies maintenance problems.
  • Performs other related duties.
  • Works overtime when required.
To Apply:

Applications can be requested through or the front lobby of the County Jail

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Information

Starting salary is $16.27/hr or $33,849.23 annually. Deputies will receive an automatic promotion to Deputy I and a raise to $17.10/hr or $35,562.89 annually after 12 months of employment.

Benefits include paid vacation, sick time, TCDRS Retirement, health insurance, life insurance, longevity pay, shift differential and certificate pay. Training and uniforms are provided by the Sheriff’s Office.

Interested applicants should request an application at or come by the Galveston County Jail at 5700 Ave. H in Galveston, Texas.

Job Requirements
  • Age : Not Applicable
  • Education : High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience : None
  • Additional Requirement :

    Minimum requirements:

    • Be a citizen of the United States of America.
    • Be at least 18 years of age on the date the application is made.
    • Not be awaiting trial for any criminal offense.
    • Not be on probation for any criminal offense.
    • Have a current, valid Texas drivers license and an acceptable driving record as determined by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office in effect at the time of application.
    • Have a stable credit report.
    • Have received nothing less than an honorable discharge, without conditions if separated from military service. If conditions exist, these will be considered on a case by case basis.
    • Meet all standards requirements and be eligible to be licensed as an Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
    • Not have had any license revoked by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
    • Pass a background investigation.
    • Pass all pre-employment skills testing as required.

    To Apply:

    Applications can be requested through or the front lobby of the County.

    The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $33,849   annual

    Contact Information

    Deputy Leggio
    Galveston County Sheriff's Office
    5700 Ave H
    Galveston, Texas 77551
    ph: (409)766-2221