Ingham County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Deputy performs a full range of assignments, as part of a highly motivated, team-oriented group of corrections professionals. We are seeking service minded, team oriented applicants willing to adopt values such as, honor, courage, commitment, professionalism, and accountability that may help make a difference in peoples’ lives.
Corrections Deputies must maintain custody and control of the inmates at all times, in a firm but fair manner; with emphasis on maintaining their health, welfare and safety.
Corrections Officers must be able to work independently, and use sound judgment in stressful situations. Our jail is a seven (7) day per week, twenty-four (24) hour per day operation. Work schedules will include nights, weekends, holidays, planned and unplanned overtime and shift durations of 12.25 hours.
1. Conduct inspections to assure that all inmates are accounted for and properly secured, according to their housing classification.
2. Assist in meeting the inmates’ personal needs, requests and problems, in a fair, humane manner, following established policies.
3. Monitor, control, and document the movement of all persons on and off the officers assigned duty station.
4. Coordinate the movement and participation of inmates to and from the various programs within the facility and maintain security of programming staff.
5. Assist in maintain records, gather data, prepare reports specific for grants, Justice Millage, and other correctional related needs.
6. Maintain a chronological record of daily activity.
7. Responsible to assure all inmates receive meals, medication, mail, personal property, and clean laundry as provided for in policies.
8. Escort and search inmates as policies dictate.
9. Maintain key control and inspect safety equipment daily.
10. Write reports relating to inmate rule violations and other situations.
11. Maintain competency in the use of the security radios.
12. Respond promptly to calls for back-up from co-workers.
13. Administer first aid, CPR and otherwise render aid for injuries and medical emergencies.
14. Attend court on and off duty when required by a subpoena.
15. Attend and participate in Sheriff’s Office authorized training, including Corrections Academy if not certified prior to hiring.
16. Work mandatory overtime when directed by a supervisor.
17. Follow the lawful orders from their superior officers concerning all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office pertaining to assignments, duties and tasks.
Education: High school graduate or equivalent required. College training in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice or Corrections preferred. Michigan Corrections Academy preferred.
Experience: Prior corrections work or Military experience preferred.
**Applicants with notable prior corrections experience may be considered for Step 2 ($55,996.41) starting pay upon Sheriff’s and Human Resource Director’s approval. Extra compensation is paid for working assigned holidays, overtime and night shift.
- Weight must be in proportion to height as determined by physical examination.
- Uncorrected vision correctable to 20/20 vision in each eye by soft contact lenses, gas permeable lenses and/or extended wear lenses. No greater than 20/40 vision in each eye correctable to 20/20 with glasses. Must not be color blind.
- Must have no prior felony convictions (includes expunged convictions).
- Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
- Must meet entrance requirements for Sheriff’s Office as stated above.
- Must pass a security clearance.
(The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria.)
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
- Required to communicate verbally and effectively by listening to people and by giving information, direction, and commands.
- Must be able to perform Corrections Deputy functions while working rotating shifts and unanticipated overtime.
- Required to perform searches of persons which involve touching and feeling to detect potential weapons and contraband.
- Must be capable of controlling physical resistance and counter assaultive behavior through employment of trained skills, when necessary.
- Must be capable of reading and comprehending rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for purposes of ensuring appropriate officer behavior/response and performing enforcement activities involving the inmates.
- Must be capable of performing tasks which require lifting, carrying, dragging people or heavy objects while performing cell checks, rescues or other general corrections functions.
Michigan Sheriff’s Coordinating Training Council Minimum Standards (MSCTC):
Effective 1/1/2013 all corrections deputies in the State of Michigan must meet several standards developed by the MSCTC that include:
- Physical Agility Test*
- Reading and Writing Test
- Psychological Test**
- Pass a comprehensive illegal substance test
- Must not be less than 18 years of age
- Must be a United States Citizen
- Must have earned a high school diploma or General Education Degree equivalent
- Must have no prior felony convictions
- Must possess a valid Michigan Operator’s License
Those who apply for this position must pass the Reading and Writing test that is administered by EMPCO which is a test contractor for the Michigan Corrections Council. Your application must be accompanied with a certificate that you have passed this testing. Go to www.empco.net to sign up to take the test.
The Physical Agility test schedule information http://www.misctc.org/downloads/LCOPAT_Schedule.pdf (Download PDF reader)
The Psychological testing will be provided to any applicant after they pass a thorough background investigation and final interview, if given a conditional job offer.
(This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description. These include, but are not limited to, the requirements listed above. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.)