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Correctional Officer Requirements:

Applicants must be 18 Years of Age

Must Be Citizens of the United States

Must have a high school diploma or GED

Must currently have a valid Kansas Drivers License or be able to obtain one.

Must be able to qualify for vehicle insurance in the use of motor vehicles.

As a condition of employment, you must be able to pass a drug test prior to employment, a background investigation, psychological examination, polygraph examination, and physical exam.  You may be required to meet certain job related sight and hearing standards required to meet essential job functions. 

Correctional Officers must be certified by a correctional training class or will attend training after being hired

Must not have any Felony or Serious Misdemeanor Convictions.

Correctional officers work closely with inmates during the booking in and booking out process.  Officers take care of inmate processing, dealing with inmates and their needs.  Officers will be in charge of taking care of inmate meals, medication, and transporting inmates to court and to and from other facilities.  Officers work rotating schedules which include nights, weekends and holidays.

Starting Pay is $12.00 per hour

Insurance is Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health and Dental.  Single is paid in full, Family is partially paid by county.

AFLAC is available by request.

Retirement is KPERS


Applications can be obtained from the Russell County Sheriff’s Office:

Russell County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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