Jobs Postings

Posted on: March 13, 2018

Detention Officer

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office is hiring for the position of Detention Officer. Candidates with or without experience are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will become part of a key component in the criminal justice system and can enjoy a challenging and rewarding career in law enforcement.

The detention center has seven blocks with 45 beds and has eighteen budgeted positions to include Sergeants and Master Officers.  You will work with and maintain systems to include Zuercher Jail, Live Scan, Securus, Xprotect, Prima View, Swanson and Cobra.  The detention center houses our own detainees and inmates from Jackson Police Department, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigations and other state, and federal agencies.  

Detention Officers are responsible for the care and welfare of prisoners confined within the Jail while using proper safety methods and techniques. They maintain the security of the facility by conducting security checks, settling disputes, performing cell searches and inspections and conducting outside perimeter checks. Detention Officers are responsible for issuing inmate meals, clothing, linens and personal items; supervising inmate programs, including recreational, legal, health care, visitation and religious services; preparing reports on Jail and inmate activities; supervising inmates performing such assignments as cleaning and maintaining the Jail facility and continually observing locations and activities of inmates.  Successful candidates must be able to think clearly and take action in tense and uncertain conditions, while maintaining professionalism at all times. Spanish speaking/comprehension skills are a significant asset.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Age 21
  • Be a Citizen of the United States
  • Show proof of a valid driver's license
  • Pass a physical fitness test
  • Pass a written exam
  • Pass an oral interview
  • Complete a full background investigation
  • Submit to a polygraph, psychological evaluation and medical exam
  • Sign a two year commitment

The hiring range for this position is $52,845 - $58,331

Application deadline: March 30th at 5:00 pm

Teton County is an equal opportunity employer 

To apply online, CLICK HERE
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