826 N. Franklin St., Junction City, KS 66441

Employment: Geary County

Department: Employer: Sheriff
Job Title: Correction Officer
Salary: $14.46 per hour


Job Description:

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the jail shift lieutenant, the jailer takes care of the needs of the inmates in the Geary County Detention Center. The employee in this position is responsible for the safety, proper treatment, cleanliness, and basic care of inmates and the facility.

Essential Functions

  • Book and process inmates in and out of jail;
  • Fingerprint and photograph inmates;
  • Record all requests and activities of inmates including medical problems, medications, etc.
  • Transport and secure inmates to and from court, hospitals and doctor and other law enforcement agencies;
  • Monitor jail activities via video monitors in control room, monitor recreation activities, chaplain visits, meetings such as AA, library program.
  • Maintain accounting for prisoner money and possessions;
  • Check prisoners on a half-hour basis;
  • Conduct routine shakedowns, pat searches and strip searches of inmates;
  • Issue clean uniforms and bedding to inmates;
  • Serve meals to prisoners;
  • Dispense commissary items as ordered by inmates;
  • Meet the public at the detention center and supervise visiting hours and AA meetings;
  • Monitor medical status of prisoners;
  • Dispense medications and notifies physician of medical needs;
  • Maintain the jail in good clean order;

Marginal Functions

  • Makes minor plumbing repairs, replaces light bulbs and makes adjustments to equipment;
  • Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.

Other Applicant Qualifications

  • Willingness to reside within a 30 mile radius of worksite within 90 days of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license.
  • Successful completion of drug screening.

Position Requirements Correction Officer

Experience: This is an entry-level position and prior experience is not required. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six months in the position. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Education: High school diploma or GED required. Certification in first aid treatment and CPR will be required after hire. Successful completion and passing score on jail officer training course required within six months of employment. Successful completion of defensive tactics. Certified in range certification every six months.

Skills: Ability to deal with inmate problems on a daily basis. Thorough knowledge of crisis intervention. Good interpersonal skills. Knowledge of cleaning and disinfecting solvents required for sanitation. The ability to make accurate judgments on sick slips and other prisoner requests. The ability to operate a video camera and related equipment, firearms, typewriter, calculator and other related equipment. Ability to calm down angry and upset individuals.

Problem Solving: Problem solving exists in dealing with emotional needs, special diets and medical needs of prisoners as well as resistant or combative prisoners.

Decision-Making: Decision-making is a factor in this position. Decisions include determining when to notify physician of medical or mental problems, asking for back-up in a crisis situation, and determining best way to handle emergency situations.

Accountability: Employee is responsible for prisoner’s money and possessions while in custody. Employee is not responsible for budgetary control of the department and does not have spending authority.

Supervision: Supervision is provided and job related decisions are reviewed by the shift corporal, shift sergeant, jail lieutenant, jail captain and/or sheriff. Employee does not have supervisory responsibility.

Personal Relations: Occasional contact with other county departments and frequent contact with the general public.

Physical Demands: 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Possible exposure to blood borne pathogens and dangerous situations including physically restraining other people attempting to cause harm to themselves or others.

Vacancy Number: CORRECTIONOFCR111714

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