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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 AS A CORRECTIONS PROFESSIONAL INCLUDE: • 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. • 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. • Supervises work details of inmates in areas within or outside of the facility. • 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 Maximum
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
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Driver's license
  • Eligibility for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification
  • 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
  • U.S. citizen
  • Minimum Age:
    Minimum Age

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Residency Required
  • Written Exam
Other Notes
  • Job Trait Assessment
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
Jose Gonzalez
Application Contact Title
Application Contact Agency
Kenosha County Sheriff's Department
Application Contact Address

1000 55th St.
Kenosha, WI 53142
United States

Application Contact Phone
(262) 605-5100 7901
Application Contact Fax
(262) 605-7905
Application Contact Email

Apply By:

Application Deadline


Application Requirements
Agency Application
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