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    Employment Opportunities

    Welcome to Tarrant County's employment opportunities page. You may apply for vacancies by using our on-line process.  

    To apply, click on one of the links below:

    Employment Opportunities for All Applicants

    Employment Opportunities for Current Employees Only

    If applying for a clerical position with a typing requirement, click Typing Test Procedures for more information.

    On-Line Application Information

    Need help completing your application?

    Application Status

    Note: Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) applicants should contact Patrice Harrison at 817-884-1227.

    BECOME A MEMBER OF OUR GREAT TARRANT COUNTY TEAM and be eligible to earn up to $4,900!

    Tarrant County recognizes and greatly appreciates the commitment of our employees.

    We know that we must retain our employees to continue meeting the needs of our community.

    Retention payment eligibility and details:

    Full-time employees may be eligible to earn up to three retention payments in 2022 totaling $4,900. Payments of $1,000 will be made to eligible active employees on August 5th and September 16th, and a $2,900 payment will be made to eligible active employees on December 9th. Employees must be employed on each payment date to be eligible.

    Part-time and substitute employees may be eligible to earn up to three retention payments in 2022 totaling $1,000. Payments of $250 will be made to eligible active employees on August 5th and September 16th, and a $500 payment will be made to eligible active employees on December 9th. To be eligible, part-time and substitute employees must work an average of 16 hours in specific months preceding the payment dates. Employees must be employed on each payment date to be eligible.

    Apply today!

    SHERIFF'S OFFICE REFERRAL & RECRUITMENT PROGRAM:

    • Effective August 7th, the Sheriff’s Office is offering referral & recruitment   incentives related to Detention Officer positions.
    • The Referral Program is intended to assist in the recruitment & hiring of Detention Officers by offering $200 referral incentives.
    • The Employee Recruitment Program is intended to assist in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of detention Officers by offering $1500 recruitment incentives, in 2 equal incentive payments.  

      Click the Referral Program Poster for more details

    LATERAL PROGRAM:

    • Deputy Sheriff-Patrol applicants must be licensed by TCOLE as a peace officer, be employed as a peace officer or a supervisor requiring TCOLE peace officer licensure at the time of hire, have a minimum of two (2) years of current and relevant patrol officer experience as a TCOLE-licensed peace officer, and have no major sustained or pending misconduct allegations within the last twenty-four (24) months before application date.  Applicants must also meet the minimum requirements for the position as outlined in the Deputy Sheriff-Operations position description.  The Chief Deputy of Patrol or their designee has the discretion to determine whether applicants’ previous experience is relevant and meets the experience requirements stated herein.  Applicants will need to complete the standard background check and hiring process.
    • Detention Officer applicants must be licensed by TCOLE as a corrections officer, be employed as a corrections officer or as a supervisor requiring TCOLE corrections officer licensure at the time of hire*, have a minimum of two (2) years of experience working as a TCOLE-licensed corrections officer in a county facility, and have no major sustained or pending misconduct allegations within the last twenty-four (24) months before application date.  Applicants must also meet the minimum requirements for the position as outlined in the Detention Officer position description.  The Executive Chief Deputy of Confinement or their designee has the discretion to determine whether applicants’ previous experience is relevant and meets the experience requirements stated herein.  Applicants will need to complete the standard background check and hiring process.
           *If applicants aren’t employed in a position that requires TCOLE corrections officer licensure at the time of hire, they must have served in that position within the last two (2) years, have a minimum of five (5) total years of experience as a TCOLE-licensed corrections officer in a county facility, and possess a current TCOLE corrections officer license in good standing. 
    • Employees hired under the LTO Policy must complete a minimum of eight (8) weeks of field training.  The content and length of field training will be determined by the Chief Deputy of Patrol or the Executive Chief Deputy of Confinement (as applicable) or their designees.
    • Employees’ starting salary will be set and remain at the hire-in rate through the completion of field training.  Upon completion of field training, the employee’s salary may be increased via CS-5 or online SAP entry in accordance with the employee’s experience as contained within the policy:

             Click the Lateral Program poster for more details

     

     

    This page was last modified on July 14, 2022

    TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS



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