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

Daily Crime Brief, July 26, 2021

On Thursday July 22, at approximately 9:43 am, Deputy Josh McGuinn responded to the 300 block of North Wall in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a check was stolen out of a drop box.  It was later learned that the check had been cashed by a male and female at a store located in the 7500 block of Seymour Hwy.

On Thursday July 22, at approximately 2:18 am, Deputy Jorge Ramirez made a traffic stop at the intersection of Midwestern Pkwy. and Taft.  The 38-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

On Thursday July 22, at approximately 1:09 am, Deputy Jorge Ramirez made a traffic stop at the intersection of Kell East and Kemp.  The 17-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Saturday July 24, at approximately 12:11 am, Deputy Johnny Routon made a traffic stop at the intersection of Iowa Park Road and Sheppard Access Road.  The 34-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 under one gram.

On Sunday July 25, at approximately 3:33 am, Deputy Johnny Routon made a traffic stop on Seymour Hwy. near Brook.  The 31-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated with open container.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at 2815 Central Frwy. East or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8100, ext. 4013. 

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, July 19, 2021

On Friday July 16, at approximately 12:18 pm, Deputy Daniel Jacobson made a traffic stop in the 7400 block of Northwest Freeway.  The 41-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or more offense.

On Saturday July 17, at approximately 12:05 am, Deputy Johnny Routon made a traffic stop at the intersection of Scott and Kell.  The 28-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Sunday July 18, at approximately 2:47 am, Sergeant Cole McGarry, Deputy Hunter McCain and Deputy Matthew Ferguson responded to the 5700 block of F.M. 1206 in reference to a structure fire.  Upon arrival, it was determined that the fire had started from an electrical short and was out prior to Deputies arrival.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at 2815 Central Frwy. East or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8100, ext. 4013. 

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, July 16, 2021

On Wednesday July 14, at approximately 7:28 am, Christopher Bashford responded to the 200 block of Eastland Road in reference to a Deceased Person.  Upon arrival, a 65-year-old male was pronounced deceased of natural causes.

On Thursday July 15, at approximately 1:01 pm, Deputy Christopher Bashford responded to the 7500 block of Seymour Hwy. in reference to a Forgery in Progress.  Upon arrival, a 37-year-old female was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Forgery of a Financial Instrument.

On Thursday June 15, at approximately 2:30 am, Lieutenant Monty Deford made a traffic stop at the intersection of S.H. 79 and Goodman Road.  The 29-year-old male driver was issued citations for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Expired Registration.

On Friday June 16, at approximately 1:03 am, Deputy Johnny Routon made a traffic stop at the intersection of North Scott and Carolina.  The 31-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3 under twenty eight grams and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 4 under twenty eight grams.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at 2815 Central Frwy. East or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8100, ext. 4013. 

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, July 14, 2021

On Monday July 12, at approximately 7:34 pm, Lieutenant Monty Deford, Deputy Phillip Morris and Deputy Aaron Perkins responded to the 4600 block of Home Road in reference to a female that was underneath an elevator.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that when he returned home he found a female relative unresponsive underneath a homemade elevator.  The 72-year-old female was pronounced deceased.  The incident is under investigation.

On Monday June 12, at approximately 11:50 am, the Wichita County Special Response Unit responded to the 200 block of Pecanway to assist the Wichita Falls Police Department in executing a search warrant.  Upon arrival, a 51-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant.  Stolen Property was found at the residence.

On Tuesday June 13, at approximately 9:46 pm, Deputy Phillip Morris responded to the 500 block of N. Pacific to assist the Iowa Park Police Department with a traffic accident.  The 64-year-old male driver was placed under arrest by the Iowa Park Police Department for Driving While Intoxicated.

On Wednesday June 14, at approximately 2:05 am, Corporal Jeff Penney made a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Burnett.  A 66-year-old male passenger was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at 2815 Central Frwy. East or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8100, ext. 4013. 

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, July 12, 2021

On Wednesday July 7, at approximately 8:06 am, Corporal Jason Vandygriff responded to S.H. 240 near Bacon Switch Road in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that two juvenile males attempted to steal a bicycle from her property.  The juveniles were located and turned over to their legal guardians.

On Thursday July 8, at approximately 9:27 am, Deputy Daniel Jacobson and Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 1200 block of Vaughn Road in reference to an Animal Complaint.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that she was bitten by three dogs as she was jogging.

On Friday July 9, at approximately 1:30 am, Corporal Jeff Penney made a traffic stop in the 7400 block of U.S. 287.  The 31-year-old male driver and a 26-year-old male passenger were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The driver was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four hundred grams, Possession of Marijuana over four ounces under five pounds and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over one gram under four grams.  The passenger was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 less than one gram and was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Sunday July 11, at approximately 6:56 pm, Deputy J.J. Hernandez responded to the 2800 block of F.M. 367 in reference to a Medical Call.  Upon arrival, a 69-year-old female was pronounced deceased.  The incident is under investigation.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at 2815 Central Frwy. East or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8100, ext. 4013. 

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, July 7, 2021

On Tuesday July 6, at approximately 8:11 pm, Deputy Phillip Morris made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 281 and W. Jentsch Road.  The 45-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon and was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Tuesday July 6, at approximately 6:01 pm, Deputy J.J. Hernandez responded to the 2500 block of Business 287 in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) cut a chain on a gate and entered the property.  A tan 2008 Dodge Ran flatbed truck was stolen from the property.

On Tuesday July 6, at approximately 11:58 pm, Deputy Hunter Deason made a traffic stop at the intersection of Brook and 9th.  The 49-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at 2815 Central Frwy. East or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8100, ext. 4013. 

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, July 2, 2021

On Wednesday June 30, at approximately 12:22 pm, Deputy Christopher Bashford and Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 600 block of Gresham Road in reference to a Burglary in Progress.  Upon arrival, a 59-year-old male and a 49-year-old female were barred from the property.

On Wednesday June 30, at approximately 12:56 pm, Deputy J.T. Mitchell responded to the 1100 block of Business 287 J in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered the property and stole prescription medications.

On Thursday July 1, at approximately 12:57 am, Deputy Johnny Routon made a traffic stop in the 4000 block of Taft.  The 29-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

On Friday July 2, at approximately 1:18 am, Deputy Johnny Routon checked on an occupied vehicle in the 900 block of Airport.  A 31-year-old female was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over one gram under four grams.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at 2815 Central Frwy. East or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8100, ext. 4013. 

David Duke, Sheriff

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, June 30, 2021

On Monday June 28, at approximately 10:25 am, Deputy Matthew Schenck made a traffic stop at the intersection of Stesco and East Scott.  The 18-year-old male driver and a 19-year-old male passenger were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four grams under four hundred grams.

On Tuesday June 29, at approximately 11:21 am, Lieutenant Monty Deford, Deputy Brett Brasher and Deputy Matthew Schenck and Deputy Hunter Deason responded the 1500 block of Fillmore to serve and arrest warrant.  Upon arrival, a 24-year-old male and a 33-year-old male were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The 24-year-old male was with an outstanding warrant.  The 33-year-old male was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four grams under four hundred grams.

On Tuesday June 29, at approximately 9:25 am, Deputy Hunter Deason responded to the 900 block of S.H. 258 in reference to an abandoned vehicle.  Upon arrival, the vehicle was impounded.

On Tuesday June 29, at approximately 4:56 am, Deputy Phillip Morris responded to the intersection of F.M. 369 and F.M. 367 in reference to an occupied vehicle check.  Upon arrival, the vehicle was found to have been involved in a traffic accident.  The 51-year-old male driver was placed under arrest by a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper for Driving While Intoxicated.

On Wednesday June 30, at approximately 3:07 am, Deputy Phillip Morris and Deputy Hunter McCain responded to the 200 block of Burnett Ranch Road in reference to a suicidal subject.  Upon arrival, a 33-year-old male was transported to the North Texas State Hospital for a medical evaluation.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at 2815 Central Frwy. East or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8100, ext. 4013. 

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, June 28, 2021

On Friday June 25, at approximately 11:48 pm, Deputy Johnny Routon made a traffic stop at the intersection of Travis and 11th.  The 32-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Friday June 25, at approximately 8:57 pm Deputy Jorge Ramirez made a traffic stop in the 1700 block of 9th.  The 29-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four grams under two hundred grams.

On Saturday June 26, at approximately 1:28 pm, Deputy Brett Brasher and Deputy Matthew Schenck responded to the 3700 block of Hudson in reference to an Assault that occurred in the 2800 block of Horseshoe Lake Road.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that he was assaulted by a subject while he was attempting to retrieve property.

On Saturday June 26, at approximately 12:25 am, Deputy Johnny Routon made a traffic stop in the 900 block of North Beverly.  The 37-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated with prior conviction.

On Sunday June 27, at approximately 11:42 pm, Deputy Matthew Ferguson and Deputy J.J. Hernandez responded to the 13000 block of Hoge Road in reference to a Check Welfare.  Upon arrival, a 45-year-old male was transported to United Regional Health Care by American Medical Response.

On Sunday June 27, at approximately 1:00 am, Deputy Johnny Routon attempted to stop a vehicle in the 1400 block of Burkburnett Road.  The vehicle fled the scene and was finally stopped on Schlabs Lane in Archer County.  The 37-year-old male driver exited the vehicle and jumped over a fence.  He was placed under arrest.   He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Evading Arrest or Detention in a Motor Vehicle and Driving While Intoxicated.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at 2815 Central Frwy. East or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8100, ext. 4013. 

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.