Office Assistant (Current Employee) – 1010 Lavaca Street – May 26, 2015
I enter orders appointing Guardian ad Litem creating the file. Answer incoming calls and scheduling required orientation. I am a team player with co-workers assisting them with research on cases file through court. Hardest part of job is none. most enjoyable is working with a awesome staff.
Forensic Medical Investigator (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – March 23, 2015
This office is very poorly managed, they don't tell you are hired on a trial basis until you move your family to Austin. Then they tell you and begin threatening your job for 3 months and then tell you your not needed. Then your stuck trying to support your family. The staff of investigators are extremely self centered and won't back each other up.
pay and benefits
non existent management, chief investigator doesn't back her employees
I enjoyed working there.. the pace was fast and demanding and the attention to procedure and regulation was exacting but mangement was always supportive and human and my coworkers were all there to do the best job possible
I'm a cook at this facility and usually a day goes pretty smooth. I learned how to make food for about 200 people per meal. Your managers are pretty easy to get along and work with, nobody talks down to you and usually they are available to help you out or answer your questions. The hardest part of being a cook there is organizing what you have to do all in your head first before actually cooking. It helps you to be more efficient. The best part is that most of the time it feels like a "cafeteria lady" job when you are serving food to the juveniles. Of course sometimes the kids will act up and cause an incident or an altercation and then you remember where you are, a jail for kids, and the guards have to retrain the instigators.
free meals, decent pay compared to other jobs, medical insurance, good hours, vacation/sick time
small team with commensurate work, sometimes understaffed
Had a temp job... thought I was doing great, then was told funds weren't approved... then the very next day the position I was working for was posted on here.... a lot of miscommunication.. I was very confused and rather upset because I enjoyed working there, but apparently I was either "too expensive " or not what they were looking for..
The work in this office repeats every few weeks. It is the same routine daily just with different names. Some day are slow and some days are fast. Our office handles two different duties and obligations. You need to be on top of your work because you never know the amount of daily traffic that will walk into the office.
Corrections (Current Employee) – Del valle – March 9, 2014
Application process for corrections is somewhat long. written and physical testing is done onsite. most importantly is be truthful with the investigator and everything is down hill. oral board was scary but made it through. They will tell you on the spot if you made it or not. after that smooth sailing. good starting salary. Good luck
A typical day at work was always busy. We had a high call volume of jurors. We were also open to the public, we processed U.S. Passports for U.S. citizens. I learned alot about the court systems and how the jurors were summoned.