Correctional Officer

Gainesville, TX
Cooke County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $24.87 per hour.

Essential Functions:

  • Assisting in maintaining the security of the correctional complex facility.
  • Conducting daily physical inspections of the facilities and the searching of inmates and visitors.
  • Receiving, booking and securing inmates into the correctional facility.
  • Supervising inmates in activities including appearance in court, recreation, visitation, serving of meals.
  • Processing legal documents in the facility.
  • Ensuring the safety and welfare of the general public and inmates during transportation to different locations by various means of travel.
  • Participating and assisting in handling physical confrontations.
  • Performing any other tasks as assigned.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be a High School Graduate or equivalent.
  • Must have a current valid Texas Driver License.
  • Must not have a conviction or deferred adjudication of a Class B misdemeanor or higher class offense with the last 10 years.
  • Must be able to obtain a TCOLE jailer certification within one year.
  • Must pass all written and physical examinations.
  • Regular attendance is essential.
  • Must arrive at work on time, prepared to perform assigned duties and work assignment scheduled.
  • Must have the ability to work well with others.
  • Hiring will be contingent on passing a post-offer, pre-employment criminal background check, pre-employment physical exam, psychological evaluation, and drug test.
  • Physical demands and environmental factors are also essential function of the job.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Preferred but not required: Current full-time officer working in Corrections.
  • Preferred but not required: Six months current experience as a Corrections Officer.