JAIL ATTENDANT
City of Houston, TX - Houston, TX

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HOUSTON POLICE JAIL N/A 61 RIESNER OR 8300 MYKAWA VARIOUS SHIFTS AND DAYS OFF* *Subject to change DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Books prisoners into jail, inventory property, input, maintain, and record confidential information on prisoners and prisoners' activity, searches prisoners for weapons and contraband, conducts identification procedures for fingerprinting and photographing prisoners. Releases individuals upon receiving official discharge notices.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Requires the ability to exercise physical control and dominion of incarcerated individuals. Manual dexterity is essential for the performance of activities including, but not limited to, handcuffing, searching, and escort of incarcerated individuals to court, jail holding, and housing units. In addition, this position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items up to 40 pounds and/or long hours of standing or walking during the performance of duties.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a high school diploma or GED certification. Must attend and successfully pass Jail Attendant School coordinated by the Jail Division, affiliated with the Houston Police Academy.

Certification: Must obtain a certificate signed by a physician that states a tuberculosis infection test was conducted, and the results of the test indicated negative for tuberculosis. If the results of the test indicated positive for tuberculosis, must obtain a certificate signed by the attending physician that states the tuberculosis in noninfectious, and the physician must provide correspondence that treatment for tuberculosis is being provided (Required by the State of Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 89).
May be required to obtain a Commercial Driver's license.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
No experience is required.

MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
None.

PREFERENCES:

PREFERENCES
It is preferred that applicants have a valid Texas Class "C" Driver's License, and must be in compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving. (AP 2-2)

GENERAL INFORMATION:

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
To be considered for this position, all qualified applicants must first pass a reading comprehension/vocabulary test given at the time of the interview.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION X Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 9

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

For application status inquiries or special accommodations, please call (713) 308-1300. Our TDD (Telephone Device for the Deaf) phone number is (713) 837-9471.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

An equal opportunity employer

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