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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. WORK SCHEDULE • The Kenosha County Jail is a 24 hours/day, 7 day/week operation. • Employees who hold the Corrections Casual Employee (CCE) position may work up to 24 hours per week. • Shifts shall consist of twelve (12 hours); there may be partial shifts depending on workload. • CCE employees must work a minimum of three (3) County recognized holidays per year and at minimum one (1) weekend shift per month. • Selected candidates must be able to work all shifts upon being hired. Existing shifts are 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 6:00 AM. • Upon hire, CCE candidates will immediately being a four (4) month training program, which is a full-time commitment.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • 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
  • 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
  • Vision Examination
  • 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
Andrea Mehring
Application Contact Title
Deputy of Administration and Recruitment
Application Contact Agency
Kenosha County Sheriff's Department
Application Contact Address

1000 55TH ST
Kenosha, WI 53140
United States

Application Contact Phone
(262) 605-7901
Application Contact Email

Apply By:

Application Deadline


Application Requirements
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