Correctional Officer

Knoxville, TN
Knox County Sheriff’s Office

Salary: $24.31.

Closing Date: 12/31/2024.

Position Summary:

The Correctional Officer has the primary responsibility to perform routine work in the safe keeping of inmates.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises inmates doing work, in their quarters and at meals.
  • Inspects facility to ensure prevention of injury to persons or property; and prevents unauthorized entering/leaving the jail.
  • Processes inmates entering and leaving the jail.
  • Transports inmates to and from cells.
  • Seeks medical assistance for inmates, when needed.
  • Required to self-report any prior or future PREA misconduct involving sexual abuse/ sexual harassment. Failure to report or false reporting of PREA misconduct is grounds for immediate termination.
  • Meet PREA First Responder guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be able to read and comprehend English language directives, training materials, and other documentation.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience in a corrections facility is preferred.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to handle unruly inmates.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to have direct contact with inmates.
  • Must be able to pass an appropriate medical examination that includes, but not limited to, vision and hearing tests.
  • Must maintain a lifting limit of no less than 50 pounds.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to operate a variety of law enforcement equipment, including firearms
  • Must maintain the ability to work any hours, any shift and any days off during your career.