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Corrections Officer

Company: Comal County
Location: New Braunfels
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


This position requires a thorough knowledge of jail procedures. The Corrections Officer has daily contact with the public and is responsible for the general supervision, safety, and security of inmates and the facility as assigned, in his/her duty station. The Corrections Officer is responsible for the preparation of booking data, incident, and other prisoner-related reports.


Works under the general supervision of the Sergeant.


None generally.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Duties include the following:

  • Booking and processing of incoming and outgoing prisoners.

  • Feeding prisoners.

  • Supervising the daily cleaning of the facility.

  • Maintaining jail security.

  • Responding to and reporting of incidents within the jail.

  • Classifying prisoners as required.

  • Taking fingerprints.

  • Moving prisoners throughout the facility.

  • Logging and writing incident reports.

  • Handles violent inmates, to include physical confrontation.

  • Handles intoxicated and/or prisoners under the influence of drugs or other substances.

  • Handles mentally ill prisoners.

  • Observes suicidal inmates and responds to suicide attempts and medical emergencies.

  • Responds to fire alarms, fights fires and evacuates prisoners in a safe, secure manner.

  • Conducts headcounts and security checks as required.

  • Attendance is an essential function of the job.

Note: The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. 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 the supervisor.



A high school diploma or equivalent is required. One (1) year of experience is desirable. Must pass: written test; agility test, criminal history background check, drug screen, physical exam and psychological exam.


Must have a valid Texas driver's license; certification as a Jailer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) is required within the first year of hire; must meet the minimum standards for enrollment and initial licensure with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Must successfully complete and pass the Comal County Sheriff's Office Physical Readiness Testing Program.



Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fraction, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


The individual should possess a thorough working knowledge of jail procedures and practices. One (1) year of experience is desirable. Other specialized job requirements include fingerprinting and computer use.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Must be physically fit and pass a physical exam by a medical doctor. In order to meet the physical demands of the job (handling of violent prisoners, etc.) must have full use of extremities.

The Comal County Sheriff's Office participates in a physical readiness-testing program in accordance with the Comal County Sheriff's Office Physical Fitness Policy. Physical assessments are required twice a year to ensure employees possess the physical capability of performing job related tasks while providing services to Comal County and the citizens of Comal County.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests might be required.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The employee further understands, and accepts, that this position falls under the provision of an "At Will" employment, and under no circumstances is this a contract for employment.

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Keywords: Comal County, New Braunfels , Corrections Officer, Other , New Braunfels, Texas

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