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Job Description
Hopkins County Jail is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Jailer.  Employment as a Deputy Jailer can be stressful and at times become very physical.  You will receive 56 hours of comprehensive training onsite by a certified instructor before working in the jail followed by 48 hours of on the job training with an experienced Deputy. 

Job Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday pay
  • State Retirement
  • Uniforms and duty gear provided

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Work Schedule
We have 4 shifts (A, B, C, and D) working 12 hr shifts.  Two shifts work days and two shifts work nights running 6 am to 6 pm.  The schedule is:  i.e. A shift works every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday whereas B shift works every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Wednesday is a swing day rotating between the two. 

 

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

6 AM

A

A

A

A/B

B

B

B

6 PM

C

C

C

C/D

D

D

D

Salary Range
Starting pay is $13.70 an hour, after 7 months it increases to $14.40 to offset retirement deductions, and on your one anniversary of employment base deputy pay tops out at $15.20 an hour.  County employees are paid on the 15th and 30th of each month.   Shifts work 36 hours one week followed by 48 hours the next, normally having 8 hours of scheduled overtime. 

Job Duties

  • Providing security for the jail - Performing scheduled and impromptu security checks, Conducting cell and inmate searches, Preventing inmate escape.
  • Maintaining inmate safety - Observing inmates behavior and physical appearance, Controlling inmate movement
  • Enforcing state laws and jail policies - Writing reports, Giving verbal directives, Using physical force when required.
  • Transporting/escorting inmates - Driving 15 passenger vans and cruisers, Applying restraining devices
  • Qualifying with various weapons - Complete certification course with the Glock model 22 pistol. Experience firsthand the affects of OC Pepper spray and the X26 Taser.
  • Physical altercations - Use confrontational avoidance techniques. Tactical communications, Tools and tactics, Self defense techniques and controlled force.

 

 
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