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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 certified instructors before working in the jail, followed by 48 hours of on the job training with a Shift Commander.

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 hour shifts. Two shifts work days and two shifts work nights running from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. For example, 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 $14.45 an hour, and after 7 months it increases to $15.15 to offset retirement deductions, and on your one year anniversary of employment, base deputy pay tops out at $15.95 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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