Jail Correctional Officer

Aberdeen, SD
Brown County Sheriff


$20.67 Hourly


Guards prisoners in the Brown County Jail, assuming responsibility for the safety and needs of staff and inmates during incarceration by performing the following duties.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Effectively restrain inmate, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.
  • Break up fights and affrays using minimal force.
  • Pursue fleeing inmates.
  • Perform rescue operations; quickly entering and exiting secured areas; lifting, carrying, and dragging heavy objects; climbing through openings, jumping over obstacles, crawling in confined areas, and using body force to gain entrance.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports; including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.
  • Detect and collect evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses or administrative violations.
  • Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with hostile views and opinions of inmates and other people in an antagonistic environment.
  • Perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters; may include standing for long periods of time, administering basic emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging, and carrying people away from dangerous situations; securing and evacuating people from confined areas.