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Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent with ability to complete POST academy within one year of date of hire.
Starting Wage: $13.23 per hour
Duties: Responsible for the care, custody and control of inmates housed in the Boundary County Jail. Supervises inmates both within the facility and on work details outside the facility as required. Conducts security checks of inmates and facility as required by the Boundary County Jail Policy Manual. Dispenses medications as directed by the jail physician. Maintains control of inmate property. Conducts in-processing and out-processing of inmates, maintaining paperwork generated by these processes and the court system.
Standards: High degree of performance required while working under acute stress and intermittently heavy workloads. Must be able to work professionally and effectively with other employees, inmates, inmate relatives and the general public. Must be able to anticipate problems and manipulate inmate behavior to defuse hostility and suicide attempts.
  • Ten county-paid holidays per year
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • PERSI retirement program
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance with premium paid by the county (family and/or individual coverage)
Hiring Process:
  • Application review
  • Physical agility test
  • Written exam
  • Interview
  • Polygraph
  • Background investigation
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Medical exam