Uniforms furnished
  No prior experience necessary
  Annual salary of $32,096.74/$14.64hr paid biweekly
  Optional direct deposit payroll
  80 hrs vacation on your first year, 120 hrs. after completion of your second year
  Accrued sick leave one day per month with unlimited carry over from year to year
  10 Paid holidays
  Group Medical/Dental Benefits
  Flex plan for un-reimbursed medical expenses and prescription/nonprescription drugs
  Worker's Compensation
  Comp time for hours worked past your normal shift
  Basic term life insurance with accidental death and dismemberment benefit
  Excellent retirement program with TCDRS (Texas County and District Retirement System)
  County retirement match 2¼:1 after vesting.
  Additional deferred compensation plans available
  Longevity pay in addition to any raises
  Additional optional life insurance
  Friday, Saturday, & Sunday off every other weekend
  Up to 204 days off a year! (Based on a standard 12-hour work shift)
  6 weeks in-service training
  80 hours Basic Jail Certification training
  Jailer's License through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
  Must be at least 18 years of age
  High school diploma or GED equivalent
  U.S. Citizen
  A valid Texas Driver's License
  No history of criminal or improper conduct that may affect suitability
  Never convicted, placed on deferred adjudication or probation or under
  indictment for any felony
  Must not be on probation or deferred adjudication
  No criminal offense above the grade of Class B or a Class B misdemeanor
  within the last ten years
  Never been convicted of any family violence offense
  Military honorable discharge
  Must be willing to work a 12-hour shift, and work weekends and holidays
  Must not be related by blood or marriage to any current Brazos County Sheriff's Office employee
  Must pass an extensive background investigation
  Observe and supervise inmates in both Linear and Direct supervision facilities.
  Perform search of inmates and persons entering the secured jail area
  Process intake of prisoners, including booking, criminal history checks,
  fingerprinting, photographing, inventorying personal
  property,  medical screening, personal history documentation, prisoner
  orientation, classification, and cell assignment
  Issue clothing and supplies
  Supervise and document activity within the jail
  Process the release of inmates
  Conduct inspections, shakedowns, and inmate searches for contraband items
  Pull inmates for visitation, recreation, and other activities
  Transport inmates between various facilities
  Complete and accurately maintain all necessary documents
  Enter inmate information into the computer
  Inspect and maintain safety equipment and alarm systems
  Assist with distributing medications to inmates
  Intervene and resolve crisis situations such as fights and medical emergencies
  Conduct head counts of inmates
  Serve meals to inmates
  Supervise work performed by inmates
  Operate jail control panel and master control panel.

Jody Aranda, Recruiter
Brazos County Office of the Sheriff
1700 Highway 21 West
Bryan, Texas
(979) 361-4948


Brazos County Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff Christopher C. Kirk


Thank you for your interest in employment with the Brazos County Sheriff's Office. Starting out as a Detention Officer, you have an excellent opportunity to learn all about our operations from the ground up. While a good portion of our officers remain and advance in rank in the jail division, opportunities exist to pursue other duties such as patrol, criminal investigation, or the special services unit. By joining our team you will become a member of a very elite group of trained professionals serving the 162,787 citizens of Brazos County. In 2002, Bryan/College Station was selected by Forbes as the seventh best place in the nation to live. I encourage you to become a part of what makes this community great!

Christopher C. Kirk, Sheriff