Correctional Officer

Job Description:  
The Minnehaha County Sheriffs Office invites applications for Correctional Officers to maintain safety and security within the countys correctional facility. Expected start date for the positions is mid-late March 2021. 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 Countys 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. ***Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will receive an email with instructions to schedule for a phone interview.*** We offer you: • Full-time pay/hours by working an average of only 15 shifts a month • Fri/Sat/Sun off every other week • Regularly scheduled opportunities for pay raises • 12-hour shifts including overnights, weekends, and holidays • Overtime opportunities • Career advancement potential • Paid classroom and on-the-job training • County benefits including health, dental, life, and vision insurance; generous PTO program; extended sick leave program; retirement plan; and a deferred compensation plan. The hiring range is $19.86/hr - $21.38/hr with a full earning potential up to $28.76/hr. This recruitment may also be used to staff Correctional Systems Operator positions at a lower pay grade. 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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 drivers 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. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Though not required to be considered for a position, an associates or bachelors degree in criminal justice or a related field is preferred. Experience working in corrections. Knowledge of legal terminology.
Minnehaha County
Job Location:  
Sioux Falls, SD
Salary Range:  
$19.86-$21.38 Hourly
Application Procedure:  
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-367-4337 Job #21-11 CORRECTIONAL OFFICER JA 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, veterans 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
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