Corrections Officer

Jackson, MI
Jackson County Jail

Salary: $24.88.

Position Summary:

Immediate openings for the Jackson County jail. Provide care, custody and security of inmates housed in the County Jail facilities. Successful completion of EMPCO written and Local Corrections Office Physical Agility Test (LCOPAT) required. Earn 50 cents/hour additional for 2nd/3rd shifts. Easily apply by entering your personal contact informaiton and uploading your cover letter and resume.

Essential Functions:

1. Processes inmates which includes: Searching, recording background information, completing necessary forms, recording and securing property, fingerprinting, photographing, and videotaping as appropriate. Classifies inmates and ensures correct housing assignments. Processes the transfer and release of inmates who have bonded out of jail or served their commitment.

2. Maintains constant security of the jail and inmates: Conducts regular checks and searches of cells, dayrooms, and inmates for contraband and monitoring the various areas. Supervises inmate trustees in cleaning tasks and other assignments. Provides security for inmates while hospitalized. Monitors inmates on suicide watch until cleared by Lifeways.

3. Assists inmates with personal needs by passing and recording prescription medications, distributing mail, non-prescription medications, toiletries and other authorized items, and responding to other requests. Supervises the distribution of meals and the pick-up of trays. Verifies those on special diets receive correct meal items.

4. Escorts inmates to visits with attorney, probation officers, family members, and other as authorized. Supervises recreation, visitation, and religious services. Transports inmates between the two jails, floors and cells, to and from the courts and to appointments outside the jail facility.

5. Monitors inmate 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.

6. Answers telephone calls to the Jail information desk and responds to inquiries from the courts, other jurisdictions, family members of inmates, and from inmates related to inmate status and jail procedures.

7. Prepares inmate records and reports, and files documents. Logs and receipts money being deposited to inmate accounts and makes adjustments on accounts in the computer. Enters information to computer related to intake and discharge of inmates and other activities. Maintains log of shift activities and prepares incident reports.

8. Operates LEIN to obtain criminal history information of inmates, checks for outstanding warrants upon discharge, and to communicate with other agencies.

9. Assists Road Patrol Deputies with court security as needed.


  • High school graduation or equivalent.
  • Prefer Some college advanced course work in correctional administration or similar specialized training. Prefer some experience related to law enforcement or corrections. Successful completion of EMPCO written and Local Corrections Office Physical Agility Test (LCOPAT) required.
  • Other Requirements: Completion of the Michigan local level (jail) training academy within one year of date of hire. Ability to be LEIN certified. Valid Michigan Driver’s License.
  • Basic office equipment such as telephone, calculator, photocopier, Fax, etc.
  • Photographic, audio and video equipment.
  • Computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets, database entry and maintenance, and GIS/mapping.
  • Ability to use body cameras, jail management software, live scan fingerprinting, and two-way radios.
  • Ability to use firearms, OC Spray, handcuffs and Tasers.