Being a Corrections Officer with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office is highly intensive work in the safekeeping of prisoners in custody. A Corrections Officer is responsible for protecting the well-being of the public, staff, and prisoners, including meals, health and compliance to rules of conduct. It can be a very rewarding career.
Supervision is provided by Jail Supervisors, Sheriff Murphy, and supplemented by periodic jail inspections, but Corrections Officers generally work independently in the performance of scheduled function.
Examples of work performed by Corrections Officers
1. Admittance and release of inmates to/from the Allen County Jail
2. Exercise immediate supervision over prisoners in their quarters and at meals
3. Keep watch for signs and sickness or injury of prisoners
4. Summon medical assistance when required
5. Prepares and maintains appropriate jail and inmate records and accounts
6. Serve meals and issue bedding and clothing as needed
7. Supervise and participate in the maintenance of the jail facility
8. Collect and record receipts of prisoner bonds
9. Perform related duties as required
10. Physical compliance procedures and self defense
Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. Some overtime is required. Allen County provides single insurance at no cost to the employee (when certain healthcare obligations are met) as well as retirement through the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS).
1. United States Citizen
2. No felony convictions, including any felony convictions that have been expunged
3. No felony behavior involving use, production, transportation, or sale of illegal drugs or narcotics
4. High school diploma or equivalent
You may also be required to meet certain job-related sight and hearing standards required to meet essential job functions.
As a condition of employment, you may be required to pass the following job related examinations: background investigation, psychological examination, polygraph examination, drug screen, and medical evaluation.
To request an application, contact
Cathie Feese, Administrative Assistant
Allen County Sheriff’s Office
1 N. Washington Ave.
Iola, Kansas 66749