Corrections Officer

Monroe, MI
Monroe County Sheriff

Salary: $23.40 To 23.40 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Correctional Sergeants assigned to both the Dormitory and Main Jail facilities. Performs a variety of functions which insure the secure operation of the Jail Facilities, as well as maintaining a safe environment for all individuals incarcerated.

Essential Functions:

  • Processes the intake of inmates, includes searching, recording background information, completing necessary forms, recording and securing property, fingerprinting, photographing, and videotaping as appropriate. Processes the transfer and release of inmates who have bonded out of jail or have served their sentence.
  • Maintains constant security of the jail and inmates includes regularly conducting cell checks, proper key control, and monitoring the various areas of the jail.
  • Assists inmates with personal needs by passing and recording prescription medications, inspecting and distributing mail, toiletries and other authorized items, and responding to other requests.
  • Escorts inmates to visits with attorney, probation officers, clergy, AA and substance abuse, family members, and others as authorized. Supervises recreation, visitation, and religious services.
  • Monitors inmate’s behavior and takes appropriate action in the event of fights, property damage, or the abuse of an inmate by another. Attempts to defuse potential problems.
  • Answers telephone calls and responds to inquiries from the courts, from other jurisdictions, from family members of inmates, and respond to communication from inmates.
  • Conducts searches of dayrooms, cells, and inmates for contraband and to assist in maintaining jail security.
  • Prepares inmate records and reports, and files documents.
  • Transports inmates between floors, cells and programs.
  • Supervises the distribution of meals and the pick-up of trays.
  • Operates LEIN to obtain criminal history information of inmates, checks for outstanding warrants upon discharge, and to communicate with other agencies. Operates other equipment including computer systems, booking systems, photo machines, fingerprint machines, body scanners and mail scanner.
  • Supervises inmate trustees in cleaning tasks and other assignments within the facilities.
  • Maintains log of shift activities; prepares incident reports, disciplinary and maintenance reports.
  • Assists Sergeants in conducting inmate disciplinary hearings as needed.
  • Answer inmate kites.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age and a United States Citizen.
  • A High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • The applicant must possess a valid operator’s license.
  • Applicants will be screened for the use of illegal controlled substances. This testing will be completed after the conditional offer of employment.
  • Possess a good moral character as determined by a favorable comprehensive background investigation covering school and employment records, home environment, and personal traits and integrity.
  • Consideration will be given to all criminal and civil law violations as indicating lack of good character.
  • Applicants will be fingerprinted to search State and Federal fingerprint files to disclose criminal records.
  • Must complete annual 20 hours of in service training to maintain State of Michigan Corrections Officer certification.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Preferred course work in criminal justice or psychology.