Detention Officer (Entry)
Responsible for the accurate and timely processing of inmates into and out of the Lubbock County Detention Center, serving as the primary contact for daily interactions with attorneys, law enforcement agencies and the public, and ensuring safety and security of the facility and personnel. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or GED and must be at least 18 years of age. Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license. Must be able to communicate effectively with others in writing and verbally. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. An individual must have the ability to read, write, speak and comprehend the English language. A language skills assessment and a typing evaluation will be given to evaluate the employee’s ability to understand the English language. Acceptable typing evaluation will be a minimum 35 WPM with 80% accuracy. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill(s) and/or abilities required. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Possession of, or ability to obtain a Basic Jailer’s License Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Starting salary: $15.770/hour. Applicants must attach documentation of most recent typing score to their application (35wpm 80% accuracy minimum). To be considered for the position, an online application will need to be submitted. Closing Date: 12/5/2021.
To maintain the immediate security, care and control of inmates and the Lubbock County Detention Center structure; ensuring compliance with all local policy and procedure and Texas minimum jail standards. Starting Salary $19.795 per hour. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED and must be at least 21 years of age. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Possession of or ability to obtain, a Basic Jailer’s License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Must have the ability to communicate effectively with others in writing and verbally. Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license. Extensive background checks will be conducted. You must be available for all shifts. To be considered for the position, an online application will need to be submitted. If you meet the qualifications for the position you will be scheduled for a physical fitness test. If you do not receive a call for the physical fitness test please check your application status online. Closing Date: 12/5/2021.