Corrections Officers

Apr 16, 2017
May 15, 2017
Law Enforcement
Employment Status
Full Time

Corrections Officers are responsible for the control, observation and supervision of inmates to ensure the maintenance of security, operational rules and policies of the Sherburne County Jail.

Information regarding the physical agility testing will be sent once an application is received.


 $22.56 - $31.58 Hourly                  

 $46,924.80 - $65,686.40 Annually

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

These examples of typical duties do not include all possible tasks for this classification and do not limit the assignment of related tasks. Regular attendance according to the department's approved work schedule is required for all Sherburne County positions.

Conduct inmate security checks, conduct searches of inmates and building areas; explain inmate rules and maintain discipline; deliver inmate meals; refer sick or injured inmates to medical staff; secure inmate property; release inmates as appropriate; conduct head counts and supervise access; mitigate problems or disagreements between inmates; complete required forms and reports; assist with video visitation for inmates; occasional transportation of inmates; perform booking procedure when inmates arrive; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Applicants must possess a two year degree in corrections, law enforcement, sociology, psychology, or related social science field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) and valid Minnesota Driver's license. Prior training or experience in corrections is desirable, but not required. Must have excellent verbal communication skills, ability to hear normal range of radio and speech, and ability to visually observe persons and conditions. Must have ability to work independently, maintain a calm and professional manner at all times, and have the ability to physically restrain inmates if necessary.

Work Eligibility:

Successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States. Any offer of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a physical agility test, pre-employment physical examination, psychological examination, and background investigation.


If you pass the agility test requirements set below and are chosen to continue with the selection process you will be required to complete the following additional steps. Failure to successfully complete a step will disqualify your application and end the hiring process.

-  Oral interview

-  Background check including a criminal history

-  Pre-employment physical and drug test

- Psychological evaluation

Physical fitness is measured by the ability to manipulate or maneuver one's own body weight.  The following is a pass/fail test based on Cooper Fitness Standards.  Each test measures the ability to complete important functions often required of the position.


Sit Ups - 29 required (1 minute, fingers interlaced behind head, touch elbows to knees).

Push Ups - 18 required (1 minute, chest to ground and back up to locked elbow position, may rest in locked position).

1 Mile Run - 9:16 required (Must be at or under the required time of 9 minutes and 16 seconds).

CONTACT DAVE ISAIS at with any questions regarding this employment opportunity.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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