Correctional Officer- Every Other Weekend Off

Salary – $26.89 – $30.93 Hourly
Location  – Fond du Lac WI 54935, WI
Job Type – Full Time
Department – Sheriff’s Office


The selection process includes: oral Interviews, drug testing, medical evaluation, psychological evaluation, and a background investigation.  
 Under the general direction of the Correctional Sergeant.  Responsible for the maintenance of security and order of inmates in a county correctional environment.  Provides effective delivery of correctional services for his/her assigned area of responsibility.  Ensures the enforcement of federal and state laws, as well as the observance of jail rules and regulations.
This position is also eligible for lateral transfer. Years of service working full-time as a correctional officer will laterally transfer as if the applicant worked those years for the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office.  Hourly wage and vacation balance will be determined based on the applicant’s current years of service, and employees transferring with three or more years of service will start with an additional sick/family leave balance.Examples of Duties

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Serves as a correctional officer on an assigned shift.
  • Receives, fingerprints, photographs and books inmates as directed and assigns and escorts inmates to cells or designated areas.
  • Supervises and inspects the work of inmates engaged in maintaining the cleanliness of the facility.
  • Issues uniforms, bedding and other supplies, and assists in the operation of the food service program as needed.
  • Maintains observation of inmate attitude and behavior and reports accordingly to the Correctional Sergeant.
  • Inspects and searches inmate quarters for contraband and any unauthorized or otherwise dangerous materials.
  • Maintains discipline, employing force when necessary to quell disturbances and enforces facility rules and regulations ensuring inmate health and welfare.
  • May transport inmates to activities, appointments and court.
  • Maintains records as required and makes oral and written reports to insure that:
  • Continuous around the clock communication between shifts is maintained.
  • Inmates serve the correct amount of time and that their status is correct.
  • Prisoner movements when accepted and released by the facility are properly recorded.
  • Information is current and available for all other records necessary for the operation of the facility.
  • Detects and assists investigators in illegal, criminal activities or  violations of jail regulations.
  • Issues Conduct Reports on inmates and reviews those reports with the Correctional Sergeant accordingly.
  • Acts as staff advocate in disciplinary hearings as required.
  • Provide clear and accurate court testimony.
  • Supervises activities according to statutory requirements, Administrative Codes, Court Rulings and Jail Policy.
  • Assists doctor(s)/nurse(s), with the medical needs/requests of inmates, to include emergency medical aid as required.
  • Attend all required training and maintain all technical certifications.
  • Exhibit acceptable skill levels in the operation and care of department equipment, in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Exhibit an acceptable level of mental and physical conditioning to meet the demand of potentially stressful, hazardous and dangerous situations.
  • Reports necessary needs for maintenance and operational needs to the Correctional Sergeant.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

  • Possession of high school diploma/GED. 
  • Associate Degree in Correctional/Police Science or a related field (desired). 
  • Completion of the Basic Jail Officer certification in the State of Wisconsin (desired).
  • Previous experience in corrections or a related field. 
  • No felony convictions or any offense which would have a direct nexus to employment in the Sheriff’s Office.  
  • Valid driver’s license or other valid operator’s permit recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
  • CPR certification. 
  • Completion of required state certifications and any required updates. 
  • Free from any physical, emotional or mental conditions, which might adversely affect performance of duties as a correctional officer. 

In evaluating candidates for this position, the County may consider criminal history, a combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

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