Corrections Officers 2022
The Marathon County Employee Resources Department is recruiting to fill current and future vacancies that may occur.
Corrections Officers and Juvenile Detention Officers are responsible for the safety and supervision of inmates at the Marathon County adult jail and juvenile detention center operating 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Employees work 12 hour shifts on a 2on/2off, 3on/2off, 2on/3off shift schedule. This work schedule includes weekends and holidays.
This is responsible work ensuring that secure, safe, and sanitary conditions exists in the daily operation of the County Adult or Juvenile detention facility. Corrections Officers must be capable to perform duties in all areas of the corrections facilities including floor, housing control, central control, booking, escort/transportation, and Huber/home monitoring assignments at any given time. Corrections Officers may also be required to provide assistance in the duties of Classification and Court Officers.
Work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures. Employees will need to exercise some independent judgment when monitoring inmate behavior. Decisions are usually limited to interpretation of rules and an immediate supervisor is available for consultation. No supervision is exercised over other employees but may involve supervision of inmate work. Direct supervision is received from supervisors or higher ranking officers. Work is reviewed by observance and inspection of compliance with established rules and procedures. Work may be performed on a rotating shift basis. Work involves an element of danger.
High school graduation or equivalent preferred. PLUS one of the following:
• One year work experience involving direct care and safety of inmates in a correctional setting, residents in a group/shelter home, or patients in a secured institutional facility;
• OR one year law enforcement experience;
• OR related associate or bachelor degree;
• OR equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Good personal reputation and background which will withstand pre-appointment investigation. Current certification as a Wisconsin Jail Officer or Juvenile Detention Officer is a plus. Ability to speak Hmong or Spanish is not required, but will be given credit in evaluating applications. NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATION: Valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets County standards.
Initial Hire Rate: $22.07/hour – After 1-year probation increase to $23.21/hour
Candidates with prior experience may lateral in at $23.21/hour.