Detention Officer

Victoria, TX
Victoria County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $20.76 per hour.

Essential Functions:

  • To provide for the care, custody and control of inmates in the Victoria County Jail.
  • Basic duties include inmate processing, maintaining order, and transporting inmates
  • Conducting inmate and cell searches for contraband and enforcing facility rules.
  • This position is considered “Essential Personnel”, which requires being on duty to respond during emergency situations including, but not limited to, natural and /or manmade disasters.


  • HS diploma or equivalent.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Ability to pass a basic agility and aptitude tests.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to read and write the English language.
  • Bilingual is desirable but not a necessity.
  • Ability to thrive in highly stressful, sometimes emergency situations.
  • Willingness to work shift work, holidays, and weekends.
  • Possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Ability to obtain a Detention Officer certification from TCOLE.