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Corrections Officer

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City of Middletown
May 31, 2019
Middletown, Ohio
Job Type
Deadline to Apply
Hourly Wage
$33,216 annually


The City of Middletown is accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer and will conduct an open competitive examination.   All applicants will take a written and physical agility test on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.  Work involves providing for the care of individuals incarcerated in the City Jail.  Corrections Officers rotate through three separate shifts.  Starting salary:  $33,216 annually with excellent benefits package. Starting salary does not include shift pay, overtime, and clothing allowance.  Candidates selected for further processing will complete interview, background check, polygraph exams, and a psychological assessment.


Job Requirements

Graduation from an approved high school, or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the following knowledge, experience and skills:

a. Ability to learn the methods and techniques of correctional work.

b. Ability to establish and maintain working relations with others.

c. Ability to develop skills and use of cameras, fingerprint, and other related jail equipment.

d. Ability to carry out and give both written and oral instructions.

e. Ability to make sound judgments.

f. Ability to perform efficiently in emergency and stressful situations.

g. Ability to make timely judgments.

h. Ability to develop good report writing capabilities and communication skills.

i. Ability to work without the benefit of close supervision.

j. Ability to squat, bend over, and climb on objects in order to search otherwise inaccessible places for contraband.

k. Ability, after training, to physically defend themselves if attacked, and to render aid to others in the event they are attacked.

I. Ability to respond rapidly from one section of the jail to another in the event of an emergency, and to arrive in adequate physical shape to render assistance.

m. Ability, after training, to don and operate safety equipment.

n. Ability to assist in physically handling individuals who are uncooperative due to intoxication, illness, or aggressive behavior.

o. Ability to manually open and close cell doors.

p. Ability to perform all work functions while under stress.

2. Consistent attention and commitment to the department’s mission required.

3. Possession of a valid Ohio Driver’s License.

4. Eyesight may be 20/100 if corrected to 20/40 with glasses.

5. Hearing must be normal in both ears; must be able to detect audible summons for assistance from any section of the facility.

6. Must have full range of physical capabilities to adequately perform the duties.

7. Eligibles will be rejected for any medical and/or psychiatric condition, which impairs their ability to perform the duties. Medical reexamination of probationary and permanent employees may be required.

8. Successful completion of required training necessary to obtain and/or maintain state certification.

9. Successfully complete training in use of breath testing devices and maintain valid BAC certificate.

How to Apply

Application packets may be obtained from the Human Resources Office located on the second floor of City Building, One Donham Plaza, Middletown, Ohio or may be downloaded from the website at Deadline to submit application is Friday, June 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EOE/Drug-free workplace. 

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