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

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