Correctional Officer

Sheboygan, WI
Sheboygan County

Salary: $25.00 Hourly.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

Correctional Officers are part of a diverse professional family, with a commitment to facilitate the successful reintegration of the individuals in our care back to their communities equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs, all in a safe and humane environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Processes inmates 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;
  • Arranges for transportation of inmates if necessary;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Restrains violent or disturbed prisoners and arrestees brought into the pre-sentenced facility under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.


  • High school diploma, or equivalent.
  • Associate/Bachelor’s Degree in Correctional/Police Science or Bachelor’s Degree in related field is preferred.
  • In-lieu-of an Associate or Bachelor’s degree the department will consider candidates that have current Department of Justice (DOJ) certification, as Jail Officers in the State of Wisconsin, with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to effectively, efficiently and entirely complete assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise fashion in both verbal and written communications.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to be supervised.
  • Ability to function in stressful situations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written form.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and good working relationships with co-workers and other staff.
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable work attendance.