Correctional Officer

Ste. Genevieve, MO
Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff's Office

Position Summary:

Under direction, performs a number of activities related to the supervision of inmates in a detention facility; performs related duties as required.

Essential Functions:

  1. Processes prisoners admitted to and discharged or transferred from facilities; receives and maintains the personal property of inmates; issues clothing and supplies to new inmates; returns or sends personal property to inmates on discharge.
  2. Assist in getting inmates ready for transport; may be assigned to assist sworn law enforcement officers in the transporting of prisoners; escorts civilian visitors and staff through institutional facility; provides security service for nurses, physicians, counsel and others in their contact with prisoners.
  3. Supervises the security and conduct of inmates in cells, during group meetings, meals, bathing, at recreation, during visitations and on work and other assignments; searches inmates for contraband, weapons or narcotics; inspects quarters of inmates for contraband, sanitary conditions and orderliness; restraints violent or disturbed prisoners and arrestees brought into the pre-sentenced facility under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
  4. Promotes acceptable attitudes and behavior of inmates to assist them in adjusting to a confinement setting; confers with assigned supervisor regarding behavioral and other problems of inmates.
  5. Processes arrestees; takes fingerprints and photographs during the booking process; receives bail and issues court appearance dates; computes time and release dates for sentenced inmates; writes incident and work production reports; may perform other support duties including clerical, laboring and technical tasks.


  • Behaviors and activities and which demonstrates possession of and competency in requisite knowledge and abilities.