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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Department of Corrections
Job Title: Senior Corrections Officer
Salary: $15.957 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:

Job Objectives:

Performs lead worker duties and routine work involving the observation, security and training of juvenile or adult clients in a 24-hour correctional facility within the Division of Corrections.


Essential Job Functions:

45% - Direct Care -   May assist in the admission and release of clients. Supervises and monitors the care and security of juvenile and/or adult clients in detention or residential facilities; may lead recreation, instructional or educational activities; conducts searches of client property and areas in facilities. Maintains safety and security of clients by being observant and alert in order to quickly intervene in situations as they occur. Monitors client 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.  Administers urinalysis and breathalyzer tests. Reviews reports and other communications to maintain awareness of activities within the facility and its clients. Acts as a positive role model.
30% - Case Management -   May escort clients to and from school, court, visitation, meals and other activities; engages in liaison and other communication necessary to monitor activities of clients in the community. May initiate disciplinary action when clients violate rules; writes disciplinary reports; issues consequences and supervises the application of consequences; investigates incidents and conducts hearings; recognizes positive behaviors and acknowledges with incentives.  Must be able to set up, monitor and dispense medications; requires detailed medication management and documentation.  Prepares and maintains records and reports; controls, as necessary, client monies and possessions. Performs medication rounds to ensure clients with prescribed medications receive them in accordance with medical orders and facility policies and procedures.
20% - Supervisor Extender -  Assists in providing situational counseling for clients regarding their behavior to help them cope with program requirements; provides crisis intervention or suicide prevention; application of approved emergency intervention or restraint when appropriate; administers first aid and CPR.  May assume shift supervisory duties when other supervisors are absent (relief shift supervisory work except at the Juvenile Detention Facility).  Assists supervisors with routine duties and tasks to ensure facility is being operated in accordance with policies and procedures. Acts as a member of the supervisory team, assisting in supervising staff, evaluating staff performance, providing on the job training for new staff, and serves as a role model for team members.

5% - Performs related work as required.



Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods for target audiences in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback.  Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely.

Interpersonal Skills:  Establishes rapport and personal connections, while maintaining professional boundaries. Builds constructive working relationships with stakeholders.

Leadership:  Communicates a vision and inspires motivation; helps team stay focused on major goals while managing within a context of multiple directives.

Stress Management/Tolerance:  Maintains effective performance under pressure; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.

Reliability:  Demonstrate a high level of dependability in all aspects of the job.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  Fifteen (15) accredited hours from a college or university in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or a related field.  Transcript verifying education credits is required. 

Years of Experience:   Six (6) months of experience working with juvenile or adult clients.  Professional references are required to verify the related work experience.

License, certifications, etc…  Facility staff shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age with a minimum of three (3) years age difference between the staff member and the oldest client who can be admitted to the facility  Must possess first aid, CPR, and physical restraint certification or  acquire them within initial period of employment.  Valid 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 required on personal vehicle.

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements:   Associate’s degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology or related field.

Years of Experience:  One (1) year of experience working with youth and families.


Physical Requirments of Position:

  • Requires sufficient strength and coordination in the ability to apprehend and restrain violent clients; assist in carrying the weight of a restrained client; and defend one’s self from attack.
  • Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements in keyboarding and operating basic office machines, such as a personal computer, fax, copier, etc.
  • Requires sufficient abilities in vision, hearing, and sense of smell in order to complete tasks which involve perception, discernment, written, verbal, and listening skills.
  • 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.
  • Requires 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 visual acuity sufficient to safely complete tasks.



PC, general office equipment, and two-way radio


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Various hours and days including holiday and weekends; some overtime may be required

Locatio of work:  700 S Hydraulic

Work is performed indoors and outdoors in a corrections setting.  Management may change the facility assignment as needed to respond to changing conditions.     Work may be conducted in a noisy, crowded area, with exposure to chemicals, solvents, grease, oils, inks, illnesses, diseases, blood borne pathogens, allergens, etc.  May have exposure to verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of clients.  Must be available to work varied days and shifts, including weekends and holidays.  May be called upon to work mandatory overtime in addition to regularly scheduled shift.


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

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.

Vacancy Number: 20003283

Open Date: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 4/7/2019 11:59:59 PM