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Corrections Officer I/Corrections Officer II

Posted: 07/29/2022


Corrections Officer I* and Corrections Officer II** 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.


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.


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.
An individual must meet the minimum qualifications as stated below to qualify for either the Corrections Officer I or Corrections Officer II position:

*CORRECTIONS OFFICER I (Starting Pay: $23.56/hour):
  • High school diploma (or equivalent) and two years of full-time work experience in any occupation.
    • Note: Employees hired into the Corrections Officer I position may advance to a Corrections Officer II position following successful completion of one year of employment.
**CORRECTIONS OFFICER II (Starting Pay: $25.23/hour):
  • One year experience as a Correctional Officer I; OR
  • Completion of two years of college or vocational technical course work in corrections, law enforcement, sociology, psychology or related social science field; OR
  • Four years experience in one of the following areas (or an equivalent combination of education and experience):
    • Corrections, law enforcement or security
    • Active military duty with an honorable discharge
    • Social case work in a welfare agency or counseling in other types of organizations
    • Classroom teaching or instructing
    • Responsible rehabilitation work, e.g., in an alcoholic rehabilitation program
    • Supervised planned recreational activities or active participation in community action programs
    • Management or supervisory work in a business or other organization that included work flow and/or direct supervision of others
    • Persuasive sales work or commissioned sales work, other than taking and filing orders as in over-the-counter sales.



Work Eligibility:
Must be eligible to work in the United States. Any offer of employment will be contingent on successful completion of an interview, pre-employment physical examination, psychological examination, and background investigation.


This position is being posted to fill immediate and future permanent vacancies.

You will be required to successfully complete the following:
-  Oral interview
-  Background check including a criminal history
-  Pre-employment physical and drug test
-  Psychological evaluation
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