Correctional Deputy

Hastings, MN
Dakota County Sheriff

$52,227.00 – $81,605.00 Annually

Correctional Deputies are responsible for the control, observation and direct supervision of inmate populations to ensure the maintenance of security, operational rules, procedures and guidelines of the Dakota County Jail. Work is performed in a 24/7 secure facility environment and staff are required to work 12-hour shifts, which includes weekends and holidays. Staff may also have to work on-call, over-time, and forced shift extensions.

Lateral candidates from other agencies are strongly encouraged to applyStarting salary for lateral transfers will be based upon officer qualifications, training, and years of service as a correctional officer.

Duties & Responsibilities

These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position’s management approved work schedule is required for all positions. Core Duties of All Correctional Deputy Staff:

1. Represents the Sheriff’s Office in a positive, professional manner.
2. Builds and maintains positive working relationships.
3. Maintains standards of dress in accordance with policy and procedure.
4. Understands and complies with policy and procedure to include Sheriff’s Office memorandums, directives and notices.
5. Maintains officer safety and situational awareness.
6. Provide credible and truthful reporting and testimony as needed
7. Monitor security precautions and control the movement of inmates & staff within the secure area of the Dakota County Jail via monitors and control panel access or keys control.
8. Provides direct supervision of up to 60 inmates in a housing unit (inmates are not always locked down in their cells, but rather spend most of the day in a common secure area supervised by a correctional deputy.)
9. Patrol facility and make rounds counting and recording prisoners coming into or out of the Dakota County Jail.
10. Book in prisoners following established procedures to include, initial medical assessment, the taking of fingerprints, photographs, and collecting medical information and personal histories of new inmates.

Minimum Qualifications

• High School Graduation/GED AND Two years of full-time work experience from any industry or employer. Convert any part-time experience to full years (i.e. 20 hours week for 2 years equals 1-year full time). Do not round up years of experience (i.e. 2 yrs. 9 mos. would equal 2 years).
• A combination of post high school education (i.e. completed coursework with an unfinished degree) AND full-time work experience from any industry or employer to total two years.
• A completed 2 or 4 year degree in any field.