Corrections Deputy

Hastings, MI
Barry County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $ 19.58 per hour.

Open until Filled

Position Summary:

This is a full time position that works in a 24-hour, adult detention facility. Work assignments are 12 hour shifts 6am to 6pm or 6pm to 6am with every other FRI/SAT/SUN off, working 7 out of 14 days. Environment might be uncomfortable and involve a significant chance of incurring injury. Assignments involve substantial face-to-face contact with inmates.

Essential Functions:

  • A Corrections Deputy uses independent judgment in making decisions requiring interpretation and application of departmental guidelines to specific situations.
  • Ability to observe inmates’ activities to detect unusual or prohibited behavior, which might be a threat to the security of the facility or the safety of others.
  • Respond quickly to return phone calls from this office when off duty. Ability to obtain accurate data, prepare records and communicate effectively.
  • A Corrections Deputy prepares written reports after appropriately responding to critical incidents such as assaults on employees or inmates and threats to the security of the facility.
  • Accurately counts inmates under their supervision several times each shift.
  • You will conduct thorough searches of inmates and their housing areas.
  • Monitor feeding, recreational activities, inmate visits and supervise inmate workers.
  • Ensure that security systems, firefighting equipment and other equipment in the facility are in operating condition.
  • You must operate computerized equipment such as booking systems, cameras, door controls and intercom system.
  • Must be proficient in the use and carry of department firearms, tasers and pepper spray and handcuffing.


  • Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Must have high school diploma or GED.
  • Completion of 160 MSCTC Academy preferred but not mandatory at time of hire.
  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license.
  • Must have the ability to pass a medical exam, drug screen and psychological evaluation.
  • Must be willing to submit to a thorough background investigation designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for employment as a Corrections Deputy.
  • Ability to complete first aid certification.
  • Knowledge of security procedures and techniques.