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Employer: Geary County
Job Title: Corrections - Sergeant
Salary: $17.07 Hourly

Job Description:



Job Title:  Corrections Sergeant



FLSA:  Non-Exempt                                                Salary Range:  18- $17.0/hr.                                                                                                                                         

Reports To:  Lieutenant - Corrections


Department:  Sheriff                                               Date:  January 2018                    



The job duties of the Corrections Sergeant include but are not limited to assist with the overall supervision of the County Jail; to ensure that the living conditions of the inmates are maintained in a humane manner; to ensure that the inmates are granted their constitutional rights; to coordinate and oversee the training of all the correction officers and evaluate their work; ; to enforce all federal, state, and local law resolutions; and to provide responsive, courteous and efficient service to County residents and the general public.


In the absence of the Corrections Lieutenant, the Corrections Sergeant is in charge of the facility and will perform all duties of the Lieutenant.



The duties described below are indicative of what the Corrections Sergeant might be asked to perform. This job description is to incorporate any County Resolutions for the position of Corrections Sergeant. This position description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position. Geary County reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Administrative Functions:

  • Make daily safety and security checks.
  • Order jail supplies required for operations.
  • Work with other agencies to coordinate housing of inmates from other agencies.
  • Work with investigators and internal investigations as required on jail matters.
  • Coordinate maintenance of the facility and supporting equipment.
  • Review staff data entries into the computerized inmate book in and release records.
  • Enter data into the same records.
  • Review, evaluate and take appropriate action on grievance forms received from inmates.
  • Review, evaluate, approve or disapprove staff requests for disciplinary action toward the inmates.
  • Review, evaluate and take appropriate action on incident reports received from the jail staff.
  • Ensure that the inmates’ privileges are not unjustly restricted.
  • Review all paperwork, such as status reports, cell assignment check sheets, shift logs, and telephone logs.
  • Respond to worksite in emergency situations at any time.
  • Assist in coordinating transport and security for inmates transported to and from court, hospitals, doctors, and attorneys.
  • Supervise inmate programs such as AA and NA meetings, work release, and inmate worker (Trustee).
  • Utilize the Livescan computerized fingerprinting system to prepare fingerprints and transmit them to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
  • Utilize the two-way video court system for some of the court appearances of the inmates.
  • Maintain the inmate monetary accounts.
  • Operate the inmate commissary, maintain commissary records, order supplies, establish prices on items sold and post the transactions to the inmate monetary accounts.
  • Provide crowd control when needed.
  • Assist Lieutenant as needed and directed.


Supervisory Functions:

  • Direct the work and manage the jail staff of the Corrections Department.
  • Develop and administer operations and staff plans and objectives.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate work activities of subordinates and review work.
  • Assist with employee training and safety programs.
  • Maintain training file on each employee in the jail staff.
  • Assign tasks, review work and prepare performance evaluations.
  • Recommend employee transfers, promotions, disciplinary action, discharge and salary increases.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.



  • High school diploma or GED.  Technical degree or Associate’s degree in criminal justice preferred.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience of law enforcement or jail experience.
  • Minimum one (1) year supervisory experience preferred.
  • A valid Kansas driver’s license.
  • Must reside within a 30-mile radius of worksite within 90 days of employment.
  • Training and certifications to be completed within one (1) year of employment and maintained throughout employment:  Certification through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, Correctional Supervisors Course, Tazer certification, CPR certification, and first aid treatment certification.



  • Extensive knowledge of law enforcement techniques and standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of constitutional rights of inmates and the proper application of the laws regarding those rights.
  • Knowledge of cleaning and disinfecting solvents required for sanitation.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
  • Ability to take control of situations in a responsible manner.
  • Ability to comprehend, retain and apply County, State, and Federal policies and legislation, i.e. local ordinances, procedure manuals, SDS sheets, safety manuals; and warning labels.



  • Ability to operate various types of equipment – standard office equipment, fax, scanner, computer and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to operate a camera, and video equipment.
  • Ability to operate Livescan computerized fingerprinting system.
  • Ability to operate emergency vehicles, radios, radar equipment, fire arms, Tazer, DUI enforcement and other related law enforcement equipment.
  • Other equipment could be required.



  • Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a professional and friendly manner with customers, citizens, co-workers and management.
  • Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
  • Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence, Federal, State, and local regulations, SDS sheets, safety manuals, operating and repair manuals, etc; and warning labels.



  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.



  • Ability to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.
  • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
  • Ability to use good judgment and effectively solve problems.



The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.


Physical Environment

  • The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 100 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

  • Works in both an indoor setting as well as outdoors.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather when required.
  • Due to the volume, scope, size of staff and nature of public service this office provides, full-time regular attendance is essential.








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Supervisor                                          Date               Department Head               Date


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Human Resources Director             Date


EMPLOYEE REVIEW: I have read the above, and understand that it is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for performing this job. It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. I have been given a copy of this description.


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Incumbent’s Signature                    Date               Incumbent’s name printed

Vacancy Number: GESOCORRSGT10152018

Open Date: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AM
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