The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office invites applications for Correctional Officers to maintain safety and security within the county’s correctional facility. Expected start date for the positions is early 2022.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQURIED!
New officers will learn effective communication and de-escalation skills to manage inmate behavior for more than 500 inmates within the County’s Jail. Our training program is facilitated by experienced trainers who teach first aid, report writing, crisis intervention, defensive tactics, investigation, problem solving, and other critical skills used by corrections and law enforcement professionals.
IS THIS THE CAREER RIGHT FOR ME?
Our COs come from all kinds of personal, professional, and educational backgrounds and most people we hire have never worked in corrections before. However, successful COs do have a few things in common. They are strong communicators with a true desire to help people. They value serving their community and understand the importance of working in a team environment. They are problem-solvers who can make decisions and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
WHAT DOES THIS CAREER OFFER ME?
- Paid classroom and on-the-job training
- Uniforms provided
- Full-time pay/hours by working an average of only 15 shifts a month
- Fri/Sat/Sun off every other week
- Opportunities to work overtime
- 12-hour shifts including overnights, weekends, and holidays
- Regularly scheduled opportunities for pay raises
- Career advancement potential
- Benefits include a competitive retirement plan through SDRS and a deferred compensation plan; medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; generous PTO program; and an extended sick leave program.
The 2022 hiring range is $20.46/hr – $22.02/hr with a full earning potential up to $29.62/hr.
STILL NOT SURE IF YOU SHOULD APPLY? TAKE A TOUR TO SEE WHAT IT IS LIKE!
Want to see the Jail for yourself? We will give you a personal tour where you can watch our Correctional Officers in action! You’ll see how our staff work together as a team to help keep our operation running smoothly, efficiently, and safely. Give us a call at 605-367-4337 to get scheduled for a tour today.
Can’t wait to see what it looks like inside our Jail? Take a virtual tour right now!
This recruitment may also be used to staff Correctional Systems Operator positions at a lower pay grade.
SALARY: $20.46 – $22.02 Hourly
CLOSING DATE: 12/07/21 05:00 PM
All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE:
Perform inmate head counts, cell checks, and searches. Monitor, log, and supervise inmate movement, recreation, visitations, cleaning, laundry, and security checks. Receive and release inmates by completing paperwork, fingerprinting, photographing, data entry, and conducting checks for outstanding warrants, protection orders, etc. Log and manage inmate property, money, and supplies. Exercise appropriate use of force and self-defense tactics to restrain disorderly inmates and deescalate volatile situations. Operate and maintain radios, telephones, and other communication equipment. Operate doors and intercoms and perform security checks of the perimeter, buildings, and grounds. Answer phones and assist callers with questions and concerns. Answer inmate questions and concerns and assist inmates with paperwork as necessary. Prepare and complete reports.
High school diploma or GED and one year of relevant work experience. Comparable combination of education and work experience may be considered. Must pass a written examination. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Ability to make appropriate decisions quickly and with tact and impartiality. Ability to learn and apply the policies and procedures of law enforcement operations. Must maintain ability to be a credible witness in court. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public. Ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.
Though not required to be considered for a position, an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field, experience working in corrections, and knowledge of legal terminology is a plus.
Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.