Male and Female Detention Officer

Wilkesboro, NC
Wilkes County Sheriff's Office

Open Until Filled

Essential Functions:

  • Direct supervision of inmates.
  • Maintain order and enforce established rules and regulations while adhering to policies and procedures.
  • Documenting and entering appropriates actions and occurrences in log books and computer databases.
  • Transport inmates to and from court and other locations.
  • Ensure nutritional needs of inmates are met.
  • Monitor and maintain security of facility and grounds.
  • Search and secure inmates, visitors, and cells to ensure security and safety.
  • Conduct safety and sanitation inspections.
  • Process and book new inmates accordingly.
  • Perform other duties as directed.


  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Be a high school graduate, or equivalent (G.E.D).
  • Must have completed jailer certification course or be willing and able to complete within 1 year of employment.
  • Not have committed or been convicted of a crime or crimes as specified in NCAC 10B, 0307.
  • Had a medical examination by a licensed physician.
  • Notify the standards division in writing of all criminal offenses with which the officer is charged, pleads no contest to, pleads guilty to, or is found guilty of.
  • Be of good moral character.