Correctional Officer

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This is a continuous posting and applications will be reviewed in batches based on the date the application was submitted. Once a batch has completed the process the next batch will then be reviewed. This may result in a delay of receiving updates on your application. You may contact Human Resource at 218-822-7030 for status updates.

To maintain security and ensure the safety of inmates and staff at the Crow Wing County Jail; to observe and monitor inmate behavior and supervise and facilitate their daily living activities; to maintain ongoing communication with those confined; to enforce all rules, regulations, and policies of the facility; and, to perform related duties as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervises Inmates daily. Responsible for inmates in the facility; delivers inmates to various activities and programs sponsored by the jail. Will assesses the medical and physical conditions of the inmates and reports referrals to the appropriate agency or person to ensure that needs are addressed; intervenes in verbal or physical disputes amongst the inmates and takes appropriate action; utilizes interpersonal communications skills when dealing with inmates; conducts random and suspicious shake down inspections; and gives inmates preliminary breath tests as situations require it. (20%)
  • Provides deliveries of services and interactions to inmates daily. Supervises delivery of food to the inmates ensuring special diet requirements are met; sets up inmate medication logs as required at direction of jail nurse; dispenses proper medication in accordance with the log and observes ingestion, records dispensed medication; picks up and delivers mail to and from inmates after checking for contraband; provides laundry service to the inmates, distributes jail clothing and bedding, dispenses hygiene items and vending items; ensures inmates have access to their attorneys and legal advisors, clergy, interpreters, and/or to equipment which accommodates special needs, and ensures the direct cleanliness of the facility. The correctional officer also maintains all areas of access to inmates, keeping them clear of objects and materials that could conceivably be used as a weapon to injure or kill detention staff or other inmates. (10%)
  • Use of restraints. Uses physical restraints, mace, Taser guns, restraint chair, handcuffs and other measures as needed for inmate control. (5%)
  • Facility Safety. Ensures the safety of other staff, volunteers and inmates housed at the jail facility; responsible for jail security. (20%)
  • Training. Conducts or participates in training or educational settings as ordered by the administration. (5%)
  • Attends classes, courses, seminars, workshops and participates in on the job training.
  • Reads publications and studies current techniques, practices, equipment and legalities of the profession.
  • Maintains skills and is expected to maintain a professional proficiency level at all times.


  • Performs job responsibilities in a manner consistent with the County's vision, mission and values.
  • Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of all department and County-wide policies, protocols and procedures that apply to the performance of this position.
  • Develops respectful and cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
  • Informs immediate supervisor of all important matters pertaining to assigned job responsibilities.
  • Seeks opportunities for further personal growth and development.
  • Represents the County in a professional manner to all internal and external contacts when doing County business.
  • Complies with all rules and policies in order to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Demonstrates reliable attendance and punctuality.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in computers and Windows applications
  • Two years experience in a position, which required independent decision-making and interpersonal skills without direct supervision.
  • Must meet criminal history background requirements.
  • May be required to pass a psychological Exam.

All applicants must complete a Crow Wing County application by visiting #CrowWingCounty #recruitment

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $43,680.00 to $63,067.00 /year


  • Windows: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Computer Skills: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends required
  • Holidays required
  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • Overnight shift

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