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.

 

November 3, 2014

On Friday October 31, at approximately 1:54 pm, Deputy Victoria Hatcher made a traffic stop at the intersection of Spur 325 and Airport Drive. The 29-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for Theft of Service.  The driver was also issued citations for Expired Registration and No Insurance.

On Friday October 31, at approximately 10:49 pm, Deputy John Warner made a traffic stop at the intersection of Grace and Elizabeth. The 50-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Unlawful Carrying a Weapon.

On Friday October 31, at approximately 9:16 pm, Deputy Cole McGarry made a traffic stop in the 500 block of Wellington Lane. The 44-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for Driving While License Invalid.

On Saturday November 1, at approximately 11:15 pm, Deputy Ralph Burdick and Deputy Kimberley Ames made a traffic stop at the intersection of Brook and 6th Street.  The 35-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

On Sunday November 2, at approximately 1:53 pm, Deputy Kristian Valdez responded to Yucca Drive in reference to a Criminal Mischief. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported

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

October 16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Wednesday October 15, at approximately 5:00 pm, Deputy Sergeant Sergio Teruel, Deputy Chris Barnett and Deputy John Warner responded to the 1500 block of Maurine to execute an arrest warrant. Upon arrival, the 23-year-old male was placed under arrest.  A 29-year-old female was also placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The male was charged with an outstanding warrant for Parole Violation.  The female was charged with Hindering Apprehension.

On Thursday October 16, at approximately 2:03 am, Lieutenant Patrick McFerrin made a traffic stop in the 2300 block of Kell Blvd. East. The 21-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated-Enhanced, Resisting Arrest, Search or Transportation and Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon.

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.

September 25, 2014 Awards Ceremony

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office held an Awards Ceremony on September 25, 2014 at the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff David Duke recognized employees for achievements as well as local business and volunteers for their efforts to help the Sheriff’s Office serve the citizens of Wichita County.

Employees

Sheriff Duke Congratulated Sergeant Time Bell (middle) and Corporal Sean Bigham (right) on their promotions.

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Sheriff Duke presenting Deputy Tim Putney with a Civic Achievement Award for completing the Hotter-n-Hell Triple Threat in August 2014.

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Sheriff Duke commissioned Detention Sergeant Mark Walker as a peace officer.

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Community Awards

Sheriff Duke presenting Rick Gross with a Sheriff’s Business Award for the work he and Aramark have done in providing food and other supplies for numerous events hosted by the Sheriff’s Office.

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Sheriff Duke presenting Dustin Jetton of Aqua OneSheriff’s Business Award as thanks for the years of proving water to deputies working the Hotter-n-Hell.

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Sheriff Duke presenting Gary Case of Coca Cola Bottling Company a Sheriff’s Business Award as thanks for providing the water and soft drinks for every Citizen’s Academy as well as other numerous events hosted by the Sheriff’s Office.

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Volunteers

Sheriff Duke swears in new Chaplain John Munson.

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Citizen’s Academy Coming Up

The next Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy will start on September 3, 2014.

This fourteen week academy meets every Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. You will have an opportunity to learn all about your Sheriff’s Office. You will get to go to the firing range and fire the weapons that the Sheriff’s Office uses, drive a patrol vehicle, conduct a building search as well as tour the jails, courthouse and many other facilities.

The class is free of charge and is limited to the first 25 applicants.

Call Deputy Melvin Joyner at 940-716-8676 for more information.

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