Correctional Officer

Faribault, MN
Rice County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $28.35 – $39.77 Hourly.

Position Summary:

The Correctional Officer performs activities that create and maintain a safe and secure environment for the residents of Rice County, and general public who enter the jail facility. This position generates essential data and records for courts, administration, local, state, and federal agencies.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains the security, safety and well-being of inmates in accordance with Minnesota Department of Corrections 2911 Rules Governing Adult Detention Facilities. Follow State Statutes and Constitutional Standards, Rice County Sheriff’s Office and Jail Divisions policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a detailed and accurate jail log electronically including but not limited to all detainee activities, court appearances, medical and dental appointments, medical problems, medication dispensed, meals ordered and received, and cell checks. Maintains the shift communication log sharing detailed information including but limited to detainee statuses, unit status, detainee bookings and release, safety and security concerns. Receives and records various fees and monies.
  • Maintains open and effective communication with the courts, community corrections, probation officers, social workers, lawyers, supervisors, main jail, and detainees.
  • Possesses an exceptional working knowledge of all necessary computer software programs.
  • Monitors compliance with the rules and regulations governing work release inmates.
  • Performs Intake, Central Control, Internal Movement (Rover), and Housing officer tasks daily.
  • Assists the public with a variety of services.
  • Transports detainees to/from court, medical appointments, between jurisdictions and other approved activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • This position requires a high school diploma or GED.
  • Training beyond high school that can be obtained in one year or less.
  • Six months of related experience, or equivalent.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Associate’s degree in law enforcement or previous correctional experience preferred.