How to Apply

1. Applicants for DETENTION OFFICER must successfully complete:

  • The Online application (PDF) for Officer.
  • After the online application has been submitted, Lubbock County Human Resources will forward it to Logistics where an initial review of the applicant’s criminal history, driving history and TCOLE records will be conducted. (read about our eligibility requirements);
  • If the applicant meets the initial eligibility requirements, they will be scheduled for a Physical Fitness Assessment and given a Personal History Statement and Job Description, to be completed by the applicant and returned to the Records office at the Lubbock County Detention Center, 3502 N. Holly, Lubbock, Texas 79403, within 7 business days. If the Personal History Statement and Job Description have not been returned back to OPS within 7 business days, the application will be disqualified.
  • Once the applicant has returned the Personal History Statement and Job Description, an investigator will be assigned to conduct a comprehensive background investigation (read about our eligibility requirements);
  • During the process an interview will be scheduled and conducted for eligible applicants; and
  • If the applicant is recommended for selection, the applicant will be scheduled for a drug screening, a physical examination, and a psychological examination.

2. Applicants for DETENTION CLERK must successfully complete:

  • The Online application, for Clerical.
  • After the online application has been submitted, Lubbock County Human Resources will forward it to Logistics where an initial review of the applicant’s criminal history, driving history and TCOLE records will be conducted. (read about our eligibility requirements);
  • If the applicant meets the initial eligibility requirements, they will be scheduled a tour of the facility.  At that time, the applicant will be given a Personal History Statement and Job Description, to be completed by the applicant and returned to the Records office at the Lubbock County Detention Center, 3502 N. Holly, Lubbock, Texas 79403, within 7 business days. If the Personal History Statement and Job Description have not been returned within 7 business days, the application will be disqualified.
  • The applicant will be required to take a typing test and provide proof of their score within 7 business days;
  • Once the applicant has returned the Personal History Statement and Job Description, and typing test score, an investigator will be assigned to conduct a comprehensive background investigation (read about our eligibility requirements);
  • During the process an interview will be scheduled and conducted for eligible applicants; and
  • If the applicant is recommended for selection, the applicant will be scheduled for a drug screening and a physical examination.
  • If you have applied to the Detention Division within the past year and were not selected for a position, you cannot re-apply for one year.

ALL SECTIONS of the PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT AND JOB DESCRIPTION must be filled out. If a section does not apply to the applicant they should write N/A on the appropriate line.

If you have questions regarding the Personal History Statement, feel free to call Background Investigations at:

(806)775-7061

(806)775-7063

3. Applicants for LAW ENFORCEMENT job postings must successfully complete:

An online application will need to be submitted.
If you meet the qualifications for the position the Human Resource Department will email you the Personal History Statement.
If you do not receive an email with the Personal History Statement attached; please check your application status online.
If you received a Personal History Statement it must be completed and returned within seven business days to Human Resources, PO Box 10536, Lubbock, TX 79408.

If you have questions regarding the law enforcement job postings, feel free to call Trena Pritchett at (806)775-1469.