The Washington County Jail is Hiring!

Washington County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer part time positions available with those successfully completely their probationary period being offered full time employment. Shift work, nights/weekends, and mandatory overtime are required.

We are moving into a new Justice Center & 120 bed jail facility in April 2020 and we are looking for “exceptional employees” – dedicated, hardworking, safety conscious individuals to fill several “new” positions.

Successful applicants will be a U.S. Citizen, minimum 21 Y.O.A., High School Diploma or G.E.D required. Physical requirements are height and weight commensurate, ability to bend, stoop, routinely lift 50+ pounds, & physical agility to participate in mandatory training such as defensive tactics, self-defense training, and other mandatory training. All applicants will be subject to a drug screen, background investigation, medical examination, and polygraph examination prior to hire.

W.C.S.O. offers competitive wages & benefit package, previous experience may result in a hiring bonus dependent upon valid certifications and dates of employment. Bi-Lingual skills would be beneficial. Applications may be obtained at the Sheriff’s Office, 1535 Colfax St., Blair, Nebraska 68008 or from the department website at:

The job of a corrections officer often includes:

  • Booking prisoners
  • Searching prisoners
  • Guarding and watching prisoners
  • Preventing fights and potential riots
  • Transporting prisoners to and from court
  • Inventorying possessions of new inmates
  • Working closely with new arrestees
  • Working closely with convicted felons and serious  misdemeanants

Officers who work at a jail deal with a wide range of individuals, we routinely encounter individuals under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Many are verbally and physically abusive and our employees are expected to exercise control over difficult and sometimes violently assaultive individuals, yet we must maintain composure and operate under department guidelines. The job can be “very” physically demanding.

We will not be taking telephone calls regarding these positions until such time as the application and resumes are on hand and filed.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $14.89 to $18.90 /hour

“Click It or Ticket”

Area law enforcement will participate in the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Blair Police Department will participate in the traffic safety enforcement project May 20 to June 2.

Both agencies received grants from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

Read more at the Washington County Pilot-Tribute & Enterprise

Now Accepting Applications for Deputy Sheriff

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Blair, Nebraska is accepting applications for the position of full-time Deputy Sheriff. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, have a valid driver’s license, and be of good moral character with no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions. Applicants must be willing to work a rotating 12 hour schedule including weekends and holidays, and reside in Washington County within one year of appointment. Law enforcement certification is preferred, but not mandatory. If not certified, applicants must meet the requirements for admission to the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center. All applicants must pass an extensive background check. After the background check, applicants will be provided date of the physical assessment and written test.

Benefit package includes health insurance, vacation, sick leave, retirement, take-home patrol vehicle, uniform allowance, and equipment.

Washington County will pay a one-time bonus of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the applicant hired by the County who is already a full-time Nebraska Certified Law Enforcement Officer, or who is certified through another state and able to meet the Nebraska reciprocity requirements. The bonus will be paid as follows: $2500 upon hiring and then $2500 after six months.

Washington County is an equal opportunity employer. Applications may be obtained in person or by visiting our website:

Contact Person: Captain Shawn Thallas (402) 426-6981.

Contact Email:

Salary: Competitive Wage

Opening Date: 9/10/2018

Closing Date: 10/5/2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Contact Address: 

1535 Colfax Street

Blair, NE 68008