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Jail/Corrections Officer

Kenosha County Sheriff's Office

Agency City
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Establish eligibility list
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES • Maintains custody, security, supervision, discipline and welfare of inmates. • Maintains supervision, order, and discipline during meals, recreation, showering, and at all other times. • Checks inmates in and out of jail for work release and court appearances. • Explains and enforces all the rules and regulations of the facility. • May be assigned to book and search prisoners, issue clothing, assign quarters, and photograph and fingerprint prisoners. • Manages the operation of a living unit or a specific post in the facility. • Serves as role model for desired behavior. • Holds inmates accountable for setting and meeting unit goals. • Can creatively determine formal and informal rewards to elicit desired behavior, to ensure inmate dorms and dayrooms are kept in a sanitary condition, and to see that personal hygiene of inmates is maintained. • Engages in a variety of supervisory techniques to achieve compliant behavior from inmates. • Stresses psychological controls and verbal skills as primary management skills. • Identifies, addresses, and solves problems of inmates. • Processes, searches, strips, and bodily examines inmates while maintaining inmate dignity. • Issues supplies and dispenses prescribed medications. • Supervises work details of inmates in areas within or outside of the facility. • Reports infractions of the rules and unusual occurrences to the Correctional Corporal. • Assists in the conveyance of inmates throughout the facility, supervises visitation and correctional programming areas. • Prepares reports and keeps accurate, detailed records. • Performs other duties as required or assigned.


Salary Minimum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund


  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Ability to possess a firearm
  • Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Driver's license
  • Eligibility for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification
  • Good physical condition
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • No felony convictions
  • Previous experience
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • Minimum Age:
    Minimum Age
Other Qualifications
  • Valid Driver's License from the state of residency

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Psychological Examination
  • Written Exam
Other Notes
  • Facility Tours
Affirmative Action (AA)
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Andrea Mehring
Application Contact Title
Application Contact Agency
Kenosha County Sheriff's Department
Application Contact Address

1000 55th st
Kenosha, WI 53140
United States

Application Contact Phone
(262) 605-5100

Apply By:

Application Deadline


Application Requirements
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