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All applications for Sheriff Department positions must use the Sheriff's Office Application and be returned directly to the Sheriff's Office.

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  • Applicant cannot have previously been re-hired by the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office more than once.
  • Starting pay for clerical is $12.72/hour, dispatcher is $16.06/hour and detention deputy is $18.05/hour and animal control officer is $14.30/hour (2015-2016)

All other positions are normally filled from within the Department.

Deputy Detention - Jailer

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$19.89/ per hour
  • Posted Date:03/14/2016

Reports to and receives assignments, instruction, and direction from Sergeant, Lieutenants, and Captains. Reads pass-on logs and receives activity briefings from off-going shift personnel. Observes and monitors jail inmates, and detects and deters improper or unacceptable behavior. Controls and directs inmates while out of cell areas during transfers, work assignments, meals, recreation, etc. Books inmates into the detention center and performs searches of individuals and jail cells to locate weapons or contraband. Prepares logs, records, and reports of jail activities. Performs other duties and activities as directed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Book inmates into detention center: including conducting inmate classification interviews, operating computer terminal to input, verify and obtain information, fingerprinting and photographing inmates, counseling and advising inmates on jail rules and procedures, issuing clothing and supplies to inmates, completing and recording bail transactions and agreements, and receiving, maintaining and accounting for inmates’ personal property.

Monitor jail alarm systems and operate controls for doors, elevators and surveillance equipment.

Observe and monitor jail inmates to detect behavioral problems, adjustment difficulties, recognition of interpersonal problems and disputes, and identify unmanageable, suicidal or mentally ill inmates.

Direct and control inmates to ensure appropriate behavior in cells in the jail area, during recreation and meals, and while escorting inmates to and from various locations, including courts, visiting areas, medical offices and religious services.

Conduct visual and physical inspections of inmates and cells to ensure jail rules are being observed: including searching inmates and their personal items for weapons and contraband articles, and inspecting jail equipment, materials and facilities for signs of tampering.

Assign, supervise, instruct, direct and control inmates performing work assignments, including inspecting and directing maintenance activities of inmates so as to ensure sanitation, orderliness and safety.

Participate in inmate counts.

Screen, direct and monitor jail visitors; including verifying identity of visitor, purpose of visit and eligibility of inmate to receive visitors, Providing information and instruction to all parties, securing weapons, resolving visitor problems and complaints and monitoring visitor and inmate interactions.

Assist in suppressing and controlling problems that might occur, including calming nervous or agitated inmates and jail visitors, and physically restraining unruly inmates and visitors as necessary.

Prepare and process inmates for discharge or transfer; including counseling and advising inmates on transfer rules and regulations, checking wristband and transfer-card information, ensuring presence of inmates’ personal items, and putting inmates into handcuffs or other restraining devices.

Direct and control inmates to ensure appropriate behavior when being transported outside the jail facility, to court holding cells, on work assignments, or to the clinic or hospital jail wards

Maintain and update records, logs, and periodic reports of jail and inmate activities, including narrative reports, memorandum, and notes of inmate disturbances or injuries.

Patrol assigned areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infraction of rules and unsatisfactory attitude or adjustment of prisoners and report observations to supervisors.


Supervises up to 48 inmates during their performance of work assignments.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum requirements:

- Be at least 21 years of age.

- Have no more than 20/200 vision that is correctable to 20/20.

- No past convictions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI or DUI).

- No more than three (3) moving violations within the last 2 years.

- Possess a valid, current Texas Driver’s License.

- Not have ANY felony convictions.

- Not have ANY misdemeanor convictions for any offense involving moral turpitude or family violence.

- Be a United States Citizen [born or naturalized]

- Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.

- If prior military service, possess an honorable discharge.

- Be prepared to purchase regulation departmental uniforms [a minimum of $200]

- Have a current, working telephone.

- Successfully pass a written examination consisting of vocabulary and comprehension skills. (Applicants failing this test will be allowed to test a second time not less than 90 days from the first test, if a position is available at that time.)

- Not previously been re-hired by the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office more than once.

All other positions are normally filled within the department.

For more information, please contact Lt. Rogers at 979-864-2257. You may also email him directly at  Please go to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office located at 3602 County Road 45, approximately five miles north of Angleton and apply in person. Applications may also be obtained at the Brazoria County Human Resources Department or at this website.


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