Female Correctional Officer

Linn County


HOURLY WAGE: New Hire: $20.95  •  90 days: $22.01  •  1 year: $23.26  •  2 years: $24.51  •  3 years: $25.84
Plus $0.25/hour shift premium when applicable and $0.25/hour jail premium

  • Performs work of routine difficulty involving custody and discipline of female prisoners on an assigned shift.
  • Work is performed under general supervision of a Deputy Sheriff – Sergeant.
  • Knows the County’s Customer-Centered Culture principles, the County’s Mission, Strategic Plan and Core Values and demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction for all customers on a regular basis.
  • Receives and books female prisoners, performs searches of female prisoners and receives and inventories all personal property.
  • Dispenses prescribed medication to prisoners.
  • Accompanies female prisoners to court, hospitals and other jurisdictions.
  • Logs incoming and outgoing mail and searches mail for contraband.
  • Distributes and picks up mail, meal trays and laundry.
  • Supervises prisoners working in the kitchen during meal time and during recreational activities.
  • Patrols designated cell blocks or other prison quarters to assure that there are no infringements of the rules.
  • Supervises the personal hygiene of prisoners and the care of their personal property.
  • Takes count of prisoners at prescribed periods.
  • Maintains required records and logs and prepares reports.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
  • Knows the products they personally produce and the customers of each product.
  • Listens to the “Voice of the Customer” and closes gaps between customer expectations and experience whenever possible. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • No previous experience required.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures manual and prisoners manual.
  • Knowledge of Iowa codes.
  • Ability to learn modern methods of supervising prisoners.
  • Ability to deal effectively with coworkers and prisoners under stressful and/or difficult conditions.
  • Skill in the operation of standard and specialized equipment, computer, typewriter, calculator, control room panels and walkie-talkies.
  • Ability to obtain certification in CPR and first aid and complete Medication Disbursement classes and in-house training courses as required by State Jail Standards.
  • Must pass a County physical examination which includes a drug test after offer of employment.
  • Regular work attendance required. 

Floater – 48 hour shift notice; when not assigned to other shifts, shift will be as follows: 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday

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Job Benefits:

Check out the County's great benefits! You can learn details at https://www.linncounty.org/benefits (scroll down and click on “AFSCME Benefit Summary"). 

COVID-19 Precautions:

Linn County has reinstated its face mask mandate, and requires employees and visitors to wear face masks when in County buildings. This includes during orientation. Social distancing will also be practiced. Linn County strongly encourages all employees to get vaccinated.

Application Instructions:

DEADLINE: Monday, September 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Job ID: 76804

Posted 8 days ago

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