Job Announcement

Jail Facilities Engineer

JOB SUMMARY:

The Jail Facility Engineer will assist the Sheriff’s Office with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and building maintenance functions within all Wichita County Detention facilities. The Jail Facility Engineer will assist the Sheriff’s Office with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and building maintenance functions within all Wichita County Detention facilities. This position reports to the Facility Maintenance Coordinator. This position receives daily supervision. The person may receive specific direction from the Jail Administrator, Chief Deputy, and/or Sheriff. This position has direct supervisory responsibilities over any inmate workers assigned to assist.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs general building maintenance duties to include air conditioning and electrical repairs.
  • Performs mechanical equipment maintenance to include boilers and heaters.
  • Performs building repair and small building construction projects.
  • Performs plumbing repairs.
  • Assists with the moving of equipment.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned by the Sheriff, Chief Deputy or WCSO Command Staff.

Note: The duties listed above are intended only as examples of some aspects of the work which may be required.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position and is assigned by a supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Education – Must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED).
  • Technical training and/or specialized licenses (air-conditioning, electrical, plumbing, etc.) are preferred.
  • Technical training and knowledge of low voltage electronics, circuit boards, switches and relays are preferred.
  • Technical training and knowledge of 120V, 220V and 277V lights, ballasts, receptacles and breakers are preferred.
  • Must pass a Drivers’ License check conducted and paid by Wichita County.
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License (Class C), a satisfactory driving record and be insurable to drive County-owned vehicles and equipment.
  • Must have a working knowledge of methods, procedures, equipment and materials used in building maintenance work.
  • Must have a working knowledge of basic building maintenance and repair.
  • Must be able to use hand and power tools, equipment and mechanical devices of the trade.
  • Must be available and able to work during irregular hours, emergencies and disasters.
  • Must be able to respond to work (report to the Wichita County Courthouse or other assigned location) within thirty (30) minutes after being notified of an emergency or disaster.
  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule and be available to work hours other than 8a – 5p and days other than Monday through Friday (M-F).
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with others, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to read, write and record information and maintain logs
  • Must be of good, moral character.
  • Must be able to conduct self in a professional manner and develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, department heads, County officials and the public.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical exam, drug test and WorkSteps test paid by Wichita County.
  • Must pass a reading comprehension exam.
  • Must pass a thorough criminal background investigation conducted by Wichita County.
  • Must never have been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years from the date of the order.
  • Must pass the Basic County Corrections Course (paid for by the County) within 12 months of hire.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Must consistently observe the established work schedule and regularly attend work.
  • Must be physically able to safely move and lift loads weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally move and lift loads weighing up to 100 pounds, such as steel jail cell doors, equipment components and parts.
  • Must be physically able to perform various motor movements during the normal workday to include standing, sitting, kneeling, squatting, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, bending, turning, twisting, walking, climbing, grasping, squeezing, reaching and lifting to accomplish job tasks.
  • Must be physically able to work in various types of weather conditions with exposure to inclement and adverse weather and seasonal extremes of heat and cold.
  • Must be capable of working in confined spaces and environments for extended periods.
  • Must be capable of working in various environments to include restricted and potentially hostile/violent work areas such as the Wichita County Jail and Juvenile Justice Center.
  • Must wear required/appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by Wichita County.
  • Must comply with all safety requirements and safe practices and attend scheduled safety meetings.
  • Must observe and comply with Wichita County’s NO SMOKING policy in County-owned buildings, offices, vehicles and on property designated as NO SMOKING areas.

APPLY TO:

Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Wichita County Human Resources Office
2815 Central Fwy. E.                       900 7th Street, Room 132
Wichita Falls, TX 76302 Wichita Falls, TX 76301
(940) 766-8170 (940) 766-8108

Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Hiring Event

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The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Hiring Event on July 7th, 2018 from 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. at the Wichita County Emergency Management Office located at 110 Jefferson Street in Wichita Falls.

The event will be focusing on hiring Detention Officers to work in the Wichita County Detention Center. This position can open doors within the criminal justice system and can be used as a stepping stone into a career in law enforcement. We encourage anyone who has an interest in serving the community to attend, so we may answer their questions about the position.

Attendees are encouraged to visit the Career Opportunities page to print off and complete their Job Application and Personal History Statement prior to coming to the event.

For more information please contact the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Recruiter at 940-766-8170.

WCSO Hiring Event

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The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a hiring event on April 7th at the Wichita County Courthouse from 10a-2p.  The event will focusing on hiring Detention Officers. The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the best and brightest individuals.  Those who have the aptitude and sense of commitment, those who want to help their community, and those who want to make a difference.

A career with the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office offers; challenge, excitement, teamwork, and job satisfaction, opportunities for special assignments, and career development, opportunities for promotion, and competitive salary and benefits.

Visit the Career Opportunities page for more information on the position, application process and to print off and complete the Personal History Statement and Job Application prior to the event.

Sheriff’s Office Career Fair

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The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office has positions available for Detention Officer. This position opens doors within the Criminal Justice system and can be used as a stepping stone into Law Enforcement. Wichita County offers a benefits package, opportunities for career growth, and TCOLE Certification. Please bring copies of High School Diploma or GED, College Transcripts, DD-214, Birth Certificate, Drivers License and Social Security card. Applications may be downloaded and completed prior at www.wichitacountysheriffsoffice.org under the CAREER OPPORTUNITIES page.Male and Female Veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Please Contact the WCSO Recruiter, Deputy Brien Conner, at 940-766-8100 ext.8678 or email brien.conner@co.wichita.tx.us

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Hiring Patrol Deputies

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking to fill Deputy Sheriff positions.

Interested applicants are invited to apply by submission of an application and completed personal history statement, by mail or in person, to:

David Duke, Sheriff
c/o Derrald Choate, Deputy Chief
900 7th St. Room 100
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Positions will remain open until filled.

Patrol Deputy Position Description

SALARY

$3,046.95 – $3,346.93/monthly

FLSA STATUS

Non-Exempt.

HOURS

Various shifts. Specific shift not determined until after hiring and completion of all initial training requirements.

JOB SUMMARY

The successful patrol deputy will maintain a good working relationship with the general public while enforcing law to promote the general safety and welfare of the public. The wide-ranging activities of a patrol deputy will include, but not be limited to: enforcing traffic laws, serving search warrants/subpoenas/civil papers, apprehending felons and misdemeanants, taking reports, providing traffic control and basic first aid among others. This position requires the deputy to be self-motivated and possess independent decision making skills.

The position involves frequent interaction with suspects, inmates, attorneys, other law enforcement officers, and the public. This position has been identified with possible risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens and/or other various hazards that require immunization against such exposure. Employees are frequently required to stand, walk, sit, run, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and smell. Deputies may find themselves in dangerous, life-threatening, or unusual situations at any time.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

This position receives daily supervision from either a Corporal, Sergeant, or Lieutenant. This position is responsible for following any order or direction from the chain of command as follows:

  • Corporal
  • Sergeant
  • Lieutenant
  • Deputy Chief
  • Chief Deputy
  • Sheriff

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  1. Provide preventative patrol in the unincorporated areas of Wichita County and enforce the law
  2. Respond to calls for service, assistance and law enforcement emergencies
  3. Take information on incidents and criminal actions and effectively disseminate that information
  4. Serve criminal and civil warrants, arrest law violators
  5. Perform any duties associated with being a licensed Texas Peace Officer
  6. Respond to crime scenes, secure the scene to protect life and prevent further criminal acts
  7. Take calls on demand, walk in reports, and telephone reports
  8. Additional duties as assigned

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have a minimum Basic Law Enforcement Certificate as dictated by the State of Texas
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License with a good driving record
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be ready for 24 hour call out and be able to work extended hours under adverse conditions in extremely dangerous life threatening situations
  • Must be able to work any of the three shifts that cover WCSO operations 24 hours per day
  • Available for out of town trips at a moments notice for prisoner transportation
  • Must maintain a degree of physical fitness
  • Must maintain 40 hours minimum of training every two years

SELECTION GUIDELINES

Candidates for employment will be considered based upon: a formal application (current Wichita County Sheriff’s Office employees may submit a memorandum for consideration), rating of education and experience, prior work history, oral interview, and a reference check. The applicant may be required to take job related tests prior to selection. The final decision for this position is made by the Sheriff.

Job Announcement

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking to fill the position of Jail Administrator (Captain).

Interested applicants are invited to apply by submission of an application, résumé, and completed personal history statement, by mail or in person, to:

David Duke, Sheriff
c/o Derek Meador, Chief Deputy
900 7th St. Room 100
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Applicants may submit application materials via email if desired by making arrangements. To do so call the WCSO Front Desk (940) 766-8170 and ask to speak with the Chief Deputy.

This position will remain open until filled.

Jail Administrator

SALARY

$4,964.72 – $5,564.72 monthly

FLSA STATUS

Exempt

WORK HOURS

Forty hour work-week. Normally, Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM. May require work on nights, weekends, and/or holidays.

SUMMARY

Be the assistant to the Sheriff and act on behalf of the Sheriff in relation to detention operations. Oversee the routine daily operations of the Detention Bureau of the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office. Perform administrative, management, and operational duties as required by the position.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

This position reports to the Chief Deputy.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

This position has supervisory responsibility over the entire Detention Bureau.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, the individual will be able to:

  • Ensure that the Wichita County Jail complies with the rules of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards;
  • Represent the Sheriff’s Office on occasion;
  • Possess and continually demonstrate the ability to influence others to accomplish the detention bureau mission by providing purpose, direction, and motivation;
  • Oversee all Sheriff’s Office activity related to the detention bureau;
  • Research, suggest, and draft Detention Bureau policy and procedures;
  • Oversee Detention Bureau discipline;
  • Review citizen, employee, and inmate complaints;
  • Monitor vendor activity related to contracted jail services to ensure compliance and acceptable performance; and
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Note: The duties listed above are intended only as examples of some aspects of the work which may be required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position and is assigned by a supervisor.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ten years of jail related experience,
  • Management experience,
  • A sound working knowledge of detention/corrections principles and techniques,
  • Knowledge or familiarity with court and/or other legal processes,
  • Available for call-out and to work extended hours when necessary,
  • People oriented,
  • Possess above average communication and writing skills,
  • Possess supervisory, management, and decision-making skills,
  • The individual must be able to demonstrate above average familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to perform additional duties as assigned.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION

For this position, an individual must:

  • Have a valid Texas Driver’s License
  • Be currently licensed by TCLEOSE as a jailer

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

LANGUAGE SKILLS

This individual must possess the ability to communicate in the English language both orally and in writing. This individual must be able to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, and memos. This individual must possess the ability to write complex correspondence and communicate complex, detailed ideas within the WCSO and to other local governmental agencies.

REASONING ABILITY

This person must be able to apply common sense and understanding in carrying out complex instructions. They must possess the ability to identify problems and independently develop solutions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Physical demands of the position vary. The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and use fingers to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms; and to talk or hear. The individual may be required to climb or balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, run, and climb. The individual will be regularly required to lift and/or move up to twenty (20) pounds and may occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds. In order to meet the physical demands of the job the individual must have full use of extremities. The individual must be able to ascend and descend five flights of stairs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment for this position varies. Typically the environment will be an office setting. The individual will be required to occasionally be in an environment where the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens, and other health hazards require immunization against such exposure. This individual will be required to occasionally be in an environment with elevated levels of noise, fumes, and airborne particles.

SELECTION GUIDELINES

Candidates for employment will be considered based upon: a formal application (current Wichita County Sheriff’s Office employees may submit a memorandum for record and a resumé), rating of education and experience, prior work history, oral interview, and a reference check. The applicant may be required to take job related tests prior to selection. The final decision for this position is made by the Sheriff.