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Job Title : Corrections Officer
Job Description :

Corrections Officer

         Box Elder County has an opening for a full-time Corrections Officer with the Sheriff’s Office.  The Corrections Officer guards prisoners in the County Jail in accordance with established policies, regulations and statutes while assuming responsibility for all needs of the prisoners in custody.


            Those interested in this position must be a high school graduate.  Preference will be given to a graduate of the Utah P.O.S.T. Special Function Officer Training.  Applicants must also have no criminal history or record of arrests, except for minor traffic and no record of alcohol and drug use.  Applicants must take and pass the NPOST Exam with 70% or higher to be considered.  Test results or proof of certification will be required to receive an interview.


            A copy of the job description is posted at  Interested parties should submit an application and NPOST test results to Box Elder County Human Resources.  Position will remain open until Monday, August 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  Applications can be obtained at



Class Title:  Corrections Deputy I           

Department:   Sheriff            

Division:  Jail                           

Effective Date: August 2015

Grade: 25




  •          Guards inmates in County Jail in accordance with established policies, regulations and statutes, while assuming responsibility for all needs of the inmates in custody.




  •          Works under the general supervision of the Shift Supervisor.




  •          Performs the duties of a Corrections (or Patrol) I and II.


  •          Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes; searches inmates and cells for contraband articles; guards and directs during work assignments; patrols assigned areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infraction of rules and unsatisfactory attitudes or adjustment of inmates, and reports observations to superior.


  •          Inspects locks, window bars, grills, doors and gates for tampering; employs weapons or force to maintain discipline and order among inmates, if necessary.


  •          Guards inmates in-transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other points, traveling by automobile or public transportation as required.


  •          Locks inmate(s) in cell after searching for weapons, valuables or drugs, secures all valuables and/or drugs and follows standard procedures designated for the disposing or maintaining of the same.


  •          Orders and serves meals to inmates and provides or obtains medical aid if needed.


  •          Prepares arrest records including fingerprinting and mug shot photography (identifying the inmate and charge(s) against him/her); may question inmate to obtain information.


  •          Supervises inmate workers or inmates on work details inside and outside of jail, such as washroom and laundry, outside yard work, mowing, weeding and watering to maintain a clean and attractive environment


  •          Books in and processes all juveniles transported to the Jail. Responsible for monitoring while in Short Term Detention and the Box Elder Juvenile Detention Cell.


  •          Must have the ability to subdue unruly persons or prisoners with arrest control tactics.


  •          Must have the ability to get along with citizens and coworkers.


  •          Performs related duties as required.




  1.     Education and Experience:


            A.  Graduation from high school, or equivalent,




  1.    Graduation from Utah State POST with Special Function Certification.


            C.   Must be 21 years of age or older.


  1.    Must have good communication skills and working knowledge of the English language. Good ability to act/react with public.


E. Must have no criminal history or record of arrests, except minor traffic and no record of         alcohol and drug use.


  1.     Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Some knowledge of the basic principles of psychology and sociology as they relate to detention of inmates; some knowledge of elementary first-aid techniques and procedures; considerable knowledge of the fundamentals of proper search and seizure; considerable knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations related to jail activities.


Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain working relationships with inmates, the public and other departments; ability to observe situations, record them and react quickly and calmly; ability to deal effectively and courteously with fellow law officers and the public; ability to act with impartiality; ability to restrain physically violent inmates ability to react quickly to various situations under conditions of stress; ability to plan, organize and control the operations within the jail in order to maximize efficiency of jail activities.




  •          The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  •          While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk, talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, controls or tools; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; negotiate up and down stairs, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.


  •          The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. 


  •          Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception.


  •          Required to participate in the Physical Testing that is held twice a year. This testing will consist of either an obstacle course or standard testing utilizing Utah POST Exit Standards as the guideline.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (Certificates, Licenses, etc.)


  •          Must be a graduate of POST with Special Function Certification.
  •          Certification is not required to apply or test for this position. If an individual were offered a position and not certified they would be designated as a Corrections Trainee and the pay grade would be significantly less than posted for Corrections Deputy I.
  •          Must have valid Utah Drivers license.
  •          Must be able to perform essential functions of job.
  •          Must be able to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays.




  •          Formal application; appropriate skills and ability test and aptitude test; background check, final interview with hiring authority.


Salary :
Contact Info : Diane Olson 435.734.3313 or