Corrections Officer – Deputy I

Galveston, TX
Galveston County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $51,250.00 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains the security of the facility by conducting security checks, settling disputes, and performing cell searches and inspections; conducts outside perimeter checks.
  • Preparation and proper completion in the documentation of inmate records.
  • Issues inmate meals, clothing, linens, and personal items.
  • Supervises inmate programs, including recreational, legal, health care, visitation and religious services.
  • Prepares reports on jail and inmate activities.
  • Supervises inmates performing such assignments as cleaning and maintaining the jail facility.
  • Continually observes locations and activities of inmates.


  • High School / GED Certificate.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and resident of the contiguous United States for a period of time sufficient to conduct a background investigation.
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license and an acceptable driving record as determined by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office in effect at the time of application.
  • Must have favorable employment history. All information given regarding past employment will be thoroughly checked.
  • Must have a stable credit history.
  • Must possess good computer skills and demonstrate comprehensive reading and comprehension skills
  • No conviction above a Class B Misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years nor have been on or currently on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense.
  • Applicant must pass all phases of the required testing.
  • Must be eligible for licensing by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for the position applied for, if not presently licensed.