Sheriffs' Association of Texas


Hill County Sheriff's Office (Jailer Position)


Provides custodial care necessary for the security and well-being of inmates confined in the Hill County Jail. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Sergeant, Lieutenant, or Captain. Has successfully completed the HCSO field training program for Jailers and has obtained TCOLE Basic Jailer license.

STARTING PAY: $17.36/hour; $36,100/year; after first year: $17.78/hour; $36,978/year (base pay)


  • prepare inmates for transport to court appearances
  • process new inmates
  • assist victim's advocates
  • supervise inmate visitation
  • distribute food to inmates
  • conduct security checks
  • oversee inmate sentence calculation and releases by reviewing court commitments
  • handle control room operations
  • review and verify inmates trust fund accounts
  • regular and punctual attendance is required
  • Carefully observe incidents and situations, accurately remembering names, faces, numbers, circumstances and places
  • Make independent judgments and adopt quick, effective, and responsible courses of action at any time
  • Prepare clear and comprehensive reports
  • Effectively represent the Sheriff's Office in contacts with the public and other law enforcement agencies
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work
  • Possess and maintain a cooperative and positive attitude
  • Required to occasionally work overtime - may include weekends and evenings
  • Required to be bondable under the Sheriff's Official Bond
  • Required to participate in continuing education courses


  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Possess a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid state driver's license and have a good driving record.
  • Must be able to obtain the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) County Jailer Certification within twelve (12) months after hire date (paid for by Hill County).
  • Must be able to perform defense tactics against individuals and frequently interact with hostile/combative people. Requires one or more of the following: prolonged sitting, standing, walking, running, ascending and descending of both interior and exterior stairs.
  • Ability to work various shifts, weekends and holidays
  • Must have the knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, and office processes;
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Candidates will be expected to participate in and pass a medical examination including drug testing.
  • All personnel shall complete a minimum 12 month new-hire probationary period


  • Certification/Education Pay; monthly stipend available upon hire.
  • Specialized Skills Pay: monthly stipends available up to $300/month/employee
  • Longevity Pay after completion of three years of service.
  • PTO (Paid Time Off): Accrued 6.81 hours per pay period
  • 13 paid holidays observed per year
  • FREE employee medical, dental and life insurance
  • Take home car program
  • 12-hour shifts with every other weekend off
  • Uniforms and equipment, including vest, sidearm, leather gear and a cell phone are provided.


  • Hill County is a member of Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS).
  • 7% of your gross wages per pay period are contributed and matched 2 to 1 by the County
  • Vesting requirement is 8 years of continued service.

The Hill County Sheriff's Office, a community-oriented team of law enforcement professionals, is seeking to fill immediate openings. If you are a quality individual looking for long-term employment in a rewarding field, please apply today.

TO APPLY: Go to and download the "Sheriff's Office Employment Application." The applicant must fill out by hand and deliver the completed PHS to HCSO located at 406 Hall Street, Hillsboro, TX.