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Requirements

Corrections

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age per Rule 217.1 of the Texas Administrative Code
  • See required licenses and certifications below

Licenses and Certifications

Required within thirty (30) days of employment

  • Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) / National Crime Information Center (NCIC) training

Required within twelve (12) months of employment

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Jailer certification

Physical Demands

  • Position involves physically subduing and restraining aggressive inmates
  • Position involves constantly standing and walking on concrete floors while making rounds
  • Position involves dragging a minimum of 165 pounds (training/recruitment mannequin) in a manner consistent with rescue and restraint maneuvers
  • Position involves to hearing audible sounds and speaking in a clear understandable voice
  • Position may involve working day and/or overnight shifts

Environmental Factors

  • Maximum security facility behind locked doors
  • Exposure to individuals accused or convicted of crimes, individuals with risk of illness, and potential bio-hazards
  • May be required to perform some work outdoors in inclement weather (heat, cold, wet conditions)

Employment Testing

Employment is contingent on passing any post-offer pre-employment screening as listed below:

  • Criminal background check: Yes
  • Motor Vehicle Record check: Yes
  • Drug screening: Yes
  • Physical exam: Yes
  • Psychological exam: Per TCOLE standards
  • Additional: Written tests, Oral Board

Irregular Hours

  • Must be able to work varying and/or extended shifts, weekends, and holidays or be called back in emergency situations

Law Enforcement

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • See required licenses and certifications below

Licenses and Certifications

Required

  • TCOLE Basic Peace Officer license

 Required within thirty (30) days of employment

  • Valid Texas driver's license
  • Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) / National Crime Information Center (NCIC) training

Environmanetal Factors

  • May be required to perform some work outdoors in inclement weather (heat, cold, wet conditions)
  • Job may involve danger due to contact with criminals and suspects

Employment Testing

Employment is contingent on passing any post-offer pre-employment screening as listed below:

  • Criminal background check: Yes
  • Motor Vehicle Record check: Yes
  • Drug screening: Yes
  • Physical exam: Yes
  • Psychological exam: Per TCOLE standards
  • Additional: Written tests, firearms tests, Oral Boards

Irregular Hours

  • Must be able to work varying and/or extended shifts, weekends, and holidays or be called back in emergency situations
 
Physical Fitness Requirements and Testing

Law Enforcement Standard:

  • 2000 meter row (law enforcement applicants, i.e. patrol deputy, motorcycle deputy, etc...)
  • target time will be calculated prior to testing using your gender, age, & weight
  • standards for this test can be found at: https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/training-operations-tod/concept-2-rower-evaluation-and-rowing-workouts

Correction Officer Standard:

  • 500 meter row (corrections officer/medical officer/ commissioned corrections officer applicants)
  • target time for male applicants - 2 minutes 33 seconds
  • target time for female applicants - 2 minutes 54 seconds

Physical testing is administered using the Concept 2 rower. The following link is directly from Concept 2 and will provide you with an opportunity to view proper rowing techniques prior to testing. https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/technique-videos

If you are unable to participate in the concept 2 rower testing, alternative physical fitness testing is available. Please contact the Williamson County Sheriff's Office Recruiting team for assistance. [email protected]