Corrections Officer

Travis County Tx, (Austin, Tx)
Travis County Sheriff's Office

Starting salary $62,908.96 – $70,804.59 Annually

Corrections Officers

Minimum requirements: US. Citizen, 20 years of age, a high school diploma or GED; a valid driver’s license; and successfully pass the required entry tests which include a physical readiness test.

Upon successful completion of your first year as a Corrections Officer and the Corrections Officer Basic Academy, you will receive your Corrections Officer license which includes a pay increase. At the end of your second year and successful completion of a promotional exam, you will become a Senior Corrections Officer which also includes a pay increase.

We have many specialized units within the Corrections Bureau that will allow you to gain additional experience and training. As a Senior Corrections Officer, you are eligible to apply to be part of one of our specialized units or apply for our Basic Peace Officer Academy.

Below are a few of our specialized units:

  • Booking Intake
  • Corrections Tactical Unit
  • Courthouse Security
  • Hospital Visitation Unit
  • Marketable Skills
  • Technology Unit
  • Transportation
  • Warehouse

The career path in Corrections, after becoming a Senior Corrections Officer, is Corrections Sergeant and Corrections Lieutenant.