County now hiring detention officers

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Collin County has immediate openings for detention officers.

Detention Officers are a vital part of the Collin County Sheriff's Office, charged with the care, custody, and control of the hundreds of inmates through direct supervision at the Collin County Jail.

 To qualify to be a Detention Officer, applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age;
  • Be available for all shifts;
  • Have a level of education equivalent to four years of high school;
  • Obtain the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) County Jailer;
  • Certification within twelve (12) months after assignment (paid for by Collin County); and,
  • Be a U.S. Citizen as required by TCOLE.

Benefits of being a Detention Officer with Collin County are:

  • Starting pay is $19.23 positive contribution to the public safety of Collin County;
  • This is a career with opportunity for advancement;
  • Collin County offers a generous 2-to-1 match on retirement;
  • Collin County offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Medical and Dental Benefits, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Basic Term Life Insurance,  Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Holidays, and Paid Time Off (PTO).

Applications are now being accepted online.