Welcome and thank you for your interest in Career Opportunities with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Join us in our mission to enhance the safety and protect the trust of the citizens of Harris County by enforcing the law with integrity and professionalism. Each employee is provided basic life, medical, dental and vision insurance coverage at no cost; dependents can be added at an additional cost. Vacation and Sick Leave is accrued in accordance with Harris County Regulations. Each employee can accumulate a total of 240 hours of compensatory time. Overtime will be paid for any hours worked over 240 hours. All employees are enrolled in the Harris County Retirement plan (Texas County and District Retirement System). Each employee contributes 7% of their base pay. Retirement is allowed when the years of service plus your age equals 75 ("Rule of 75" ).