Corrections Officer

Rhinelander, WI
Oneida County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $23.90 per hour.

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Corrections Sergeant, the Correction Officer shall be responsible for carrying out the everyday operations and security of the jail. Duties are performed in accordance with State Statutes, Department rules, policy and procedures, employee handbook ,and standard operating policy. Work may be performed on rotating shifts.

Essential Functions:

  • Ascertains that commitments and arrests of individuals to be detained in jail are in proper order.
  • Properly books all prisoners upon their arrival at the jail, including performing a personal search, logging into
    the computer all personal belongings and securing the same, logging in inmate identifying information,
    fingerprinting and photographing the inmate, issuing clothing, bedding and other supplies.
  • Performs medical screening, suicide screening and follows policy for approval and distribution of medications.
  • Perform alcohol breath tests as needed and confining the inmate as may be required.
  • Escorts inmates between cells, to programming and visiting, keeping inmates segregated according to classification.
  • May assist Deputy Sheriffs in transporting inmates.
  • Makes and logs periodic cell checks and checks cellblocks for cleanliness and contraband.
  • Administers discipline and enforcement of all rules and regulations among the prisoners.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness and sanitation of the jail; assigns, supervises and inspects the work of inmates engaged in on-site clean-up.
  • Maintains various jail records and logs including visitation log, medical log, keeping track of inmate mail, the
    logging of shift events and preparing written reports; performs upkeep of jail records and filings.
  • Performs all duties to ensure the safety and security of the inmates.
  • Delivers medications to inmates and contacts proper medical staff regarding inmates medical concerns
    according to policy and procedure.
  • Supervises the comings and goings of Huber inmates; performs strip searches, recording and storing goods
    and valuables received and issues brown-bag lunches. Verifies work release schedules.
  • Maintains communication between shifts and keeps supervisor informed of any problems, complaints or
    infractions of rules and/or regulations.
  • Oversees the distribution of meals by inmate workers; maintains meal counts and forwards to Jail Administrator.
  • Uses verbal skills, assigned weapons, handcuffs and other restraints, and physical force to maintain discipline and order among prisoners.


  • High school degree.
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good basic mathematical skills.
  • Must have the ability to evaluate situations, based on training/experience and policy/procedures and make
    good decisions.
  • Must be certified (or eligible) to be certified as a Corrections Officer by the Wisconsin Department of Justice
    Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Valid Wisconsin Driver’s license with no restrictions.
  • CIB/TIME system.
  • Breath Examiner Specialist.