Correction Officer

Date Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:04:24
Salary: -
Madison, IN 47250

Job Description

This post is to form a hiring for the Jail Division of the Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office

Step 1 : Interview

Step 2 : Write Test

Step 3 : Board Interview

Step 4: Conditional offer of Employment

Step 5 : 120hr Officer Course

Maintains security of jail, government, and historic courthouse, monitoring activities throughout facility including monitoring surveillance cameras, door controls, meals and visitors, and conducting patrols in and outside of these facilities. Maintains accurate accounting of all inmates. Performs booking procedures of individuals being detained, including photographing, fingerprinting, entering information on computer, receiving and accounting for money and personal property, and ensuring inmates are properly showered, changed into jail clothing, and searched for weapons and other contraband. Performs duties in control room as assigned, including monitoring alarms and many closed circuit cameras throughout facility; coordinating with jail, Prosecuting Attorney, and court personnel regarding transporting inmates for appearance; dispatching other Corrections Officer/Courthouse Security personnel to assignments and periodic emergencies; answering telephone and providing information and assistance as requested. Monitors activities throughout facility and in courtroom during legal proceedings as assigned, including conducting foot patrol and searching facility as needed; conducting sobriety tests as needed; pursuing/apprehending/searching suspects/arrestee, and seizing weapons and/or contraband; escorting inmates from courtroom and building. Occasionally responds to emergency security and medical calls. Performs bonding procedures, including completing required forms, ensuring documentation is correct, receiving and receipting bond money, returning personal belongings, and releasing inmates. Escorts inmates to/from recreation, visitation, library, court, medical, programs, and meetings. Issues/monitors prescribed medications according to physician's orders, and ensures inmates receive proper medical attention as needed. Receives/distributes, examines and logs incoming/outgoing mail and personal items for inmates. Ensures compliance with facility rules and regulations, and records and reports inappropriate behavior to appropriate department personnel. Properly secures and/or physically restrains violent and uncontrollable inmates as situations demand. May supervise and direct activities of jail inmate workers, such as serving meals and doing laundry, including making work assignments and ensuring proper accomplishment of duties. Retrieves IDACS information as needed, and maintains various records on logs and/or computer. Types case/incident reports and enters data on computer as required. Prepares and submits required reports according to department deadlines. Answers telephone and greets visitors as assigned, including providing information and assistance, taking messages or directing to appropriate individual or department, and occasionally giving tours. Responds to inquiries regarding individual inmates and jail activities. Serves various legal documents as assigned, such as summonses, court orders to appear, arrest warrants, body attachments, and notices of hearings, and delivers returned documents to appropriate individuals/departments as required. Maintains appearance and serviceability of all issued and/or required vehicles, equipment, uniforms, and weapons. Transports jail inmates to/from various locations, such as courts, medical appointments, Department of Corrections (DOC), and other detention facilities, including communicating/coordinating with other law enforcement agencies, courts and related departments to coordinate transport activity and failures to appear; searching inmates and facilities, and seizing weapons and/or contraband; ensuring medical information/documents are forwarded to jail nurse as appropriate. Transports jail inmates to/from other jurisdictions/states for extradition as assigned. Transports juveniles to various locations, and periodically transports individuals to mental health or other care facilities as ordered by court. Periodically investigates complaints from courthouse personnel and the public. Periodically responds to inmate grievances following established chain of command procedures. Performs related duties as assigned.

Division has multiple opportunities for advancement and lateral movement: Jail Officer, Jail Deputy, Court Deputy, Transport Deputy , SRT ( Special Response Team ), Gang Officer, FTO and more

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25,678.00 - $33,427.00 per year


  • 12 Hour Shift
  • Day shift
  • Night Shift
  • Weekends


  • Madison, IN (Required)

Application Question:

  • Do you have the ILEA Jail School or Police Academy

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • Aggressive -- competitive and growth-oriented
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

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Work Remotely:

  • No
Answers telephone and greets visitors as assigned, including providing information and assistance, taking messages or directing to appropriate individual or department, and occasionally giving tours. Answering telephone and providing information and assistance as requested. Occasionally responds to emergency security and medical calls. Maintains security of jail, government, and historic...

Company : Jefferson Co Sheriff Dept

Job Title : Correction Officer

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