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Corrections Officer

Posted: 03/15/2021

Job Summary

Corrections Officers are responsible for the control, observation and supervision of inmates to ensure the maintenance of security, operational rules and policies of the Sherburne County Jail.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

These examples of typical duties do not include all possible tasks for this classification and do not limit the assignment of related tasks. Regular attendance according to the department's approved work schedule is required for all Sherburne County positions.

Oversee inmates during job assignments, meals, recreation, and visitation; conduct inmate security checks, conduct searches of inmates and building areas; explain inmate rules and maintain discipline; intervene in emergency situations such as fights and medical emergencies; deliver inmate meals; administer medication and carry out treatment of medical issues including referring inmates to medical staff as necessary; secure inmate property; release inmates as appropriate; conduct head counts and supervise access; mitigate problems or disagreements between inmates; complete required forms and reports; assist with video visitation for inmates; occasional transportation of inmates; perform booking procedure when inmates arrive; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Both the Corrections Officer I and Corrections Officer II positions require the following:

  • Valid MN driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility.
  • Must have excellent verbal communication skills, ability to hear normal range of radio and speech, and ability to visually observe persons and conditions. Must have ability to work independently, maintain a calm and professional manner at all times, and have the ability to physically restrain inmates if necessary.
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