Full-Time Correctional Officer

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Date Posted: 10/12/2021

Application Deadline: Open until filled 

Starting Salary Range

$22.42-$24.03 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.

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 – 10 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
  • Some positions offer remote and flexible work schedules