Sheriffs' Association of Texas


Aransas County Sheriff's Office (Jail Administrator Position)

Position Details: Jail Administrator

Location:        Rockport, TX

Openings:       1

Salary Range: $52,382.39/annual

Application Available - Aransas County Employment


  1. Reports to: Sheriff/Chief Deputy
  2. Directs: Detention Center employees
  3. Other: Has daily contact with departmental employees, other law enforcement agencies, inmates, vendors, Judges, attorneys, other county offices, federal, state and local agencies, and the general public.


  • Ensure custody and control of inmate population;
  • Formulate and implement policies and procedures applicable to jail operations;
  • Develop job descriptions that include clear parameters of responsibility and accountability;
  • Manage, review, and address any matters involving employee performance including both disciplinary action and commendations;
  • Advise, consult, and discuss with the Sheriff and Chief Deputy any matters relative to the Detention Center;
  • Participate as needed to develop agency-wide policies, programs, and procedures;
  • Interact with other agencies, commissions, and offices as the representative for the Detention Center;
  • Prepare the budget for the Detention Center, monitor expenditures related to the budget, and compile data and prepare reports as directed or needed;
  • Maintain satisfactory compliance with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards in all areas of operations;
  • Ensure compliance with all statutes, rules, regulations, and court orders relevant to the inmate population;
  • Communicate, address, and respond to Federal, State, and Local agencies and commissions and to the public relative to Detention Center operations, rules, regulations, and procedures;
  • Address and resolve complaints that arise relevant to the Detention Center;
  • Prepares list and supervises inmate transfers to Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Corrections Division;
  • Regular attendance required;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by Sheriff or Chief Deputy;


  • Knowledge of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards & Regulations;
  • Communications skills, both oral and written with proper use of English and grammar;
  • General office skills and computer skills;
  • Ability to supervise and manage all subordinate personnel assigned to the Detention Center in accordance with agency policies, rules, regulations, and applicable statutes;
  • Ability to address and resolve complaints that arise relevant to the Detention Center.

Certificates, Licenses, Experience and Training

  • High school graduation or GED equivalent;
  • Valid Texas Driver's License.
  • Jailer Certification as issued by TCOLE is required.
  • Prefer three years of experience in a Jail or Correctional Facility.


  • Ability to see, hear, smell, and feel at a level commensurate with the jail environment;
  • Subject to sitting, walking, standing, bending, reaching and twisting to perform the essential job functions which can include 1) Running after inmates; 2) Subduing violent inmates.
  • Ability to lift/move/carry 10-20 lbs. frequently and 20-50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Must be physically fit to the extent necessary to subdue or temporarily physically restrain a non-compliant inmate;
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and serve on call 24/7.