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Employer: Sedgwick County
Department: Department of Corrections
Job Title: Corrections - Corrections Officer
Salary: $14.402 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Performs routine work involving the observation, security and training of juvenile or adult offenders in a 24-hour correctional or residential facility. Monitors resident activities within the facility or, as approved, outside the facility, with emphasis on security, behavior modification, control and modeling of prosocial attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Supervises and monitors the care and security of juvenile and adult residents in detention or residential facilities; leads recreation, instructional or educational activities; conducts searches of residents in facilities. Reviews reports and other communications to maintain awareness of activities within the facility and its residents.
  • May initiate disciplinary action when residents violate rules; writes disciplinary reports; issues consequences and supervises the application of consequences; investigates incidents and conducts hearings.
  • May escort residents to and from school, court, visitation, meals and other activities; engages in liaison and other communication necessary to monitor activities of residents in the community.
  • Inspects living areas to ensure doors, windows and other areas are secure to prevent unauthorized departure and to promote facility security.
  • Assists in providing situational counseling for residents regarding their behavior to help them cope with program requirements; provides crisis intervention or suicide prevention; application of physical force or restraints when appropriate; administers and documents first aid and medication provided to residents.
  • May assist the counselor or ISO with resident job placement; assists resident in practicing interviews, completing application and other planned activities.
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports; controls, as necessary, resident monies and possessions.
  • Administers urinalysis and breathalyzer tests.
  • Assists in the admission and release of residents.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Engages in reviews, conversations or other liaison with community-based individuals to monitor activities of residents while in the community.
  • Attends meetings and scheduled training.


  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Minimum of twelve (12) earned college credits. At least three (3) earned college credits in adolescent development, psychology, criminal justice or a related subject. Transcripts required for verification of education credits.
  • Possess a Valid State of Kansas Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy. Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County). Proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle.
  • Must possess first aid, CPR and physical restraint certification or the ability to acquire within initial period of employment.
  • Pass legal background check, Child Abuse & Neglect Central Registry check, Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry check, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs. Be free of any felony adjudication or conviction for a felony offense in Kansas, any other state, any other country, or military tribunal.


  • Associate of Arts (AA) degree with related course work in criminal justice, psychology, sociology or related field.
  • Two years experience working with youth and families
  • Transcripts required for verification of education credits.
  • Professional reference required to verify related work experience.


  • PC, General Office Equipment, Two-Way Radio.

Physical Demands:

  • Requires sufficient strength and coordination in the ability to apprehend and restrain violent residents; assist in carrying the weight of a restrained resident; and defend one’s self from attack. Work may be conducted in a noisy, crowded area, with exposure to chemicals, solvents, grease, oils, inks, illnesses, diseases, blood borne pathogens, allergens, etc.
  • Ability to endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of residents.
  • Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements such as keyboarding. Tasks involve visual perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability.
  • Physical demands require bending, color identification, gripping hands and fingers, hearing voice conversations, keyboarding, occasional lifting/carrying light to moderately heavy objects, operating passenger vehicle, pulling, pushing, reaching, running, rapid stair climbing, sitting, standing and walking for long periods.
  • Requires ability and knowledge to operate basic office machines, such as personal computer, fax, copy machine, etc.
  • Requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Requires ability to use first aid, CPR and physical restraint when necessary.
  • Dependable and timely attendance is required.

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors in a corrections setting.
  • Management may change the facility assignment as needed to respond to changing conditions.
  • Will have exposure to hostile people.
  • Must be available to work varied days and shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Contact with teachers, professional visitors and resident’s family members.
  • May have contact with service providers when transporting residents to appointments.


*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

Vacancy Number: CO021617

Open Date: 2/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/28/2017 11:59:59 PM