Corrections Officer

Forsyth, MO
Taney County Sheriff

Salary: $17.98 per hour.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

Corrections Officers shall be responsible for providing security, care, custody & control of inmates at the Taney County Jail. The Corrections Officer may be assigned to different posts, areas and/or shifts, depending on operationalneeds. Open communication with supervisor is key for this position.

Essential Functions:

  • Process inmates into & release inmates from jail.
  • Move inmates between cells.
  • Inspect inmate cells for unauthorized goods.
  • Maintain various jail records and logs & write daily reports.
  • Detect & recognize potential hazards in the facility for the safety of the inmates.
  • Interact & communicate effectively with inmates & staff to maintain order in the facility.
  • Use sound judgment, self-control & common sense to quickly de-escalate hostile situations when they arise.


  • Must be available to work any shift, day or night, including holidays.
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Working knowledge of computer hardware, software and accessories.
  • Knowledgeable of rules, regulations & State Statutes regarding housing of inmates.
  • Ability to keep accurate records & create detailed reports.