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Jail/Corrections Officer

Adams County Sheriff's Office

Agency City
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Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

Description Performs intermediate protective service work maintaining safety and security in the County Jail, managing the transportation of inmates, administering and discharging inmates, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Jail Administrator/Captain. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION: Applicants must complete a DJ-LE-330 application. Examples of Duties Maintains safety and security throughout the entire jail facility. Manages the transportation of inmates in emergency and non-emergency situations. Admits and discharges all inmates accurately. Controls all access points to the jail and maintains facility keys. Performs general housekeeping and sanitation requirements. Stores and distributes all prescription and non-prescription drugs as directed by the Jail Nurse. Conducts inmate counts, as well as performs safety and inmate welfare checks. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Performs other related functions and duties as assigned or required. It is unlikely an employee will perform all the duties listed on a regular basis, nor is the list exhaustive in the sense it covers all the duties that an employee may be required to perform. The examples are merely indicative, not restrictive. Essential Qualifications High school diploma or GED and minimal experience in corrections, law enforcement, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Associates/Technical degree preferred. Possession of Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Operation license upon hire. Obtain Jailer certification within 1 year of hire. Obtain Automated External Defibrillator, first aid, mental health and suicide prevention, intoxameter, Taser, defense spray, and self-contained breathing apparatus training within 1 year of hire. Valid driver's license in the State of Wisconsin. Additional Information OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Thorough knowledge of County and department policies and procedures to include emergency and inclement weather policies; ability to prioritize and manage multiple, concurrent projects; attention to detail and ability to effectively organize time and anticipate, plan and successfully respond to changing circumstances; thorough knowledge of jail facility safety and security policies and procedures; ability to safely and securely moves inmates in emergency and non-emergency situations; thorough knowledge of the distribution of all prescription and non-prescription drugs as directed by the Jail Nurse; ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals; ability to operate and use standard office equipment; knowledge and ability to use standard office and position-specific software; ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other departments and the general public. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, climbing or balancing, tasting or smelling and lifting, frequently requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions and occasionally requires sitting and pushing or pulling; work requires distance vision and ability to adjust focus; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic). The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens is considered high for this position.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

Wages and PTO negotiable


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Education Incentive Pay
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund
Number of Paid Holidays


  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Driver's license
  • Good driving record
  • Good physical condition
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and skills in operating computer systems
  • No felony convictions
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • Minimum Age:
    Minimum Age

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
Affirmative Action (AA)
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Brent York
Application Contact Title
Application Contact Agency
Adams County
Application Contact Address

401 Adams Street Suite 1
Friendship, WI 53934
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 339-4243
Application Contact Email

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Application Deadline


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