Full-Time Correctional Officer

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Date Posted: On-Going

Application Deadline: Open until filled 

Starting Salary Range

$22.42-$23.23 per hour

This position will also be eligible for Clay County’s benefit package, along with opportunities for career development and personal growth.


  • High School diploma
  • 6 months of experience and/or education in Corrections/Law Enforcement
  • At least 18 years of age 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license 
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation and physical agility test 

Additional Information 

  • If you are an eligible military veteran and wish to claim Veteran’s Preference, you must present a legible photocopy of your DD214 form to the Office of Human Resources. All veterans who are certified will be considered for appointment.
  • Criminal history and/or driver’s license checks will be conducted for all positions within the Law Enforcement and other relevant County positions.
  • Shift Work: Days and Nights for four months 7am - 7pm. Switches every four months.

Duties and Essential Functions

The listed examples may not include all the duties performed by all positions in this class. 

  • Booking and processing all persons admitted to the jail;
  • Supervise and provide meals, clothing and medication to inmates;
  • Conduct jail searches and rounds of block areas;  
  • Establish and maintain security and safety of the jail facility;
  • Assist in jail transports.

Clay County provides all eligible employees these great benefits:

  • Paid Vacation Time  - 12 days per year (increases with longevity)
  • Paid Sick Leave – 12 days per year
  • Paid Holidays – 11.5 per year
  • Paid Single Health Insurance Plans
  • Paid Single Dental Insurance
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • County Contribution into the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)

Additional benefits offered to eligible Clay County employees:

  • Family Health Insurance Plans
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance   
  • Supplemental Life Insurance for Spouse
  • Life Insurance for Dependents
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Plans
  • Deferred Compensation Plans