Correctional Officer

Application Deadline: 2021-06-04
Job Type: County
Job Description:


Status: Full Time, Non Exempt

Starting Wage Range: $21.37/hr. – $23.10/hr.

Position Open Until filled

Dodge County offers a generous benefits package including: Wisconsin Retirement System, health, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance. Flex spending, deferred compensation, paid vacation, paid sick, and ten observed holidays.


Under the general direction of Platoon Corporal or Jail Supervisor, responsible for daily supervision of inmates in adherence to all applicable laws, policies, and regulations.


Receives/books inmates and assigns and escorts them to cells or similar areas.
Detects potentially dangerous behavior and averts injury or death of inmates.
Maintains discipline and enforces rules and regulations pertaining to facility.
Ensures proper placement of individual in facility.
Establishes/maintains continuing relationship with inmates and makes reports to supervisor regarding attitude and behavior
of inmates.
Issues uniforms, bedding, and other supplies.
Inspects/searches inmates and inmate’s quarters for contraband and any unauthorized/dangerous materials.
Ensures inmates do not escape facility.
Ensures information is current and available for all other records necessary for facility operation.
Records prisoner movements when accepted and released by facility.
Detects illegal activities or violations of jail regulations. (May also aid investigation completion).
Briefs next shift on important/relevant information.
Takes precautionary steps to prevent transmission of communicable diseases.
Performs duties to assist operation of food service program as needed.
Ensures inmates receive appropriate medication and administrate same.
Escorts inmates to court, transcribe dispositions, and act upon same in timely manner.
Conducts inmate classifications/reclassifications via direct interview.
Correlates and validates statistical data.
May employ force to quell disturbances and maintain discipline.
May be called as Court Witness and give testimony in court relative to illegal inmate activity within facilities.
Regular attendance and punctuality required.
Performs related duties as may be required or assigned.
Minimum Requirements:


Basic knowledge of applicable state statutes, county ordinances, and departmental policies, rules, and procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to function effectively and prioritize functions under stressful conditions.
Ability to meet minimal certification requirements set by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board.
Ability to meet all requirements of the Sheriff’s Office including passing written and physical exams and meeting other additional requirements as deemed necessary
Ability to meet the requirements of Dodge County Driver Qualification Policy, which includes an unrestricted Wisconsin motor
vehicle operator’s license.
Ability to work a variety of shifts, as required.


High school diploma or GED equivalent.


Must be a U. S. citizen and a Wisconsin resident at the time of application. Must be 18 years of age. Must not have been convicted of a criminal offense equivalent to a felony under Wisconsin law.


Nearly constant work under distractions. Nearly constant time pressure. Nearly constant work in adverse interpersonal situations. Other unpleasant, disagreeable, or hazardous conditions may include: handling inmates personal items, laundry linens, sick/contagious inmates, etc.


The County of Dodge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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