Brown County Of Minnesota

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FT Correctional Officer







Provide supervision over the health, welfare, and safety of inmates, staff and public within a secured jail facility with a 56 bed capacity.  Position also ensures compliance with department policy and Department of Corrections standards for a county correctional facility.


Respond to medical emergencies within the facility.  Must be knowledgeable in all county and jail policies and procedures, and operations.  Must be proficient in the use of the jail and State computer.  Maintain safety and security in the jail.  Must search inmates, property brought in, and the entire jail facility.  Have to be able to keep accurate logs, and updated files.  Verify, administer, and log medications.  Conduct daily indiscriminate strip searches of work release inmates upon return from work.  Monitor volunteers that come in to provide activities for the inmates.  See to the daily needs of the inmates.  Can be a bailiff for court at times, and make occasional transports.  Receive training in federal, state and local laws as they apply in law enforcement and detention facilities, including federal and state correction standards.  Miscellaneous duties assigned by department heads.


HS Graduate/GED plus two years’ experience working in a correctional setting or other similar institution OR in lieu of two years of experience, two years of post secondary education in corrections, law enforcement, criminal justice, or sociology is considered an equivalent.  Current First Responder Certification Preferred.  Ability to exhibit mature judgment, imagination, initiative and problem solving skills in dealing with inmates.  Ability to react effectively in emergency and stressful situations.  Good written and verbal skills.  Ability to maintain a professional attitude and poise when challenged or threatened by inmates or the situations.  Good physical condition and mental stability to work in an environment that has the constant potential and exposure to risks of serious injury and exposures to contagious disease.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, law enforcement, other agencies, and the public.  Ability to develop skill in the use and care of county equipment used in the jail system.


Position is currently in Grade Level XI with an entry level to midrange hourly wage of $18.7120 to $22.0387, DOQ.  Send a completed copy of the Brown County Application found online @ to Ruth Schaefer, Human Resources Director, Brown County, Courthouse, PO Box 248, New Ulm, MN  56073.  Phone (507) 233-6605 EO/AAE.  Receipt of applications closes at 4:30 PM on January 23, 2018.




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