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Applicants must be OPOTA Certified AND currently employed at an Ohio law enforcement agency as a corrections officer, part-time or full-time

Salary Range based on years of prior service

Applicants are required to read the Public Safety Information Book prior to application. This booklet is available by clicking here.


Must be a U.S. Citizen 18 years of age or older

Possess a High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent

Possess a State ID

Currently a full-time or part-time corrections officer position

Corrections Officer with a minimum of 1-year experience

Currently in PERS or OP&F pension system


Background check

Polygraph exam

Psychological exam

Physical exam, if required


Paid holidays, vacation, personal days, and sick days

Uniform Allowance

Excellent health coverage
• ** All original appointments for Corrections Officers shall carry a probationary period of one year after completion of field training program** Article 9.1 FOP- Corrections contract

Applicants are required to read the Public Safety Information Book prior to application. This booklet is available by clicking here.

Please use the link below to apply:



Position Qualifications
An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is: high school degree, GED or equivalent. 18 years of age or more. Completion of Corrections Course through OPOTA or qualified technical school (not a requirement to apply).

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

Licensure or Certification Requirements
Certified as a Corrections Officer from the State of Ohio. State motor vehicle operator's license.

Distinguishing Job Characteristics
Under general supervision, controls prisoner behavior to maintain security within the Zanesville City Jail.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.

Maintains jail security. Monitors and controls prisoners in accordance with jail policy, procedure and standards. Supervises prisoners engaged in eating meals, sleeping, recreation, and other living activities. Controls and restrains inmates to protect themselves, other prisoners, correctional staff, visitors and other persons from harm. Reports and responds to unusual conditions or occurrences.

Monitors visits from attorneys, clergy, health nurse, family, friends and others and ensures visit is conducted in accordance with security procedures.

Conducts head counts on a regular basis, and randomly inspects jail dorm living areas to confiscate contraband, weapons and other items.

Operates Central Control Board and monitors cell and other areas. Operates electronic locks to control access to and from secured areas.

Books inmates in accordance with established procedures. Frisks and secures prisoner, and takes fingerprints and mug shots. Questions prisoner to solicit and record booking information into computer system. Inventories and intakes money and property, and prepares records of receipt. Gives showers to delouse prisoner, issues personal items, informs inmate of jail rules, and performs other booking procedures as required. Releases prisoners as authorized and in accordance with procedure upon completion of sentence or transfer.

Releases inmates from jail as authorized, and when assigned to work release or work details. Supervises work detail of trustees engaged in cleaning and maintenance activities. Performs cleaning and maintenance work in absence of Trustees.

Responds to, and handles inmate problems and needs within limitation of authority. Fills commissary orders and charges items against prisoner's accounts. Issues soap, towels and other personal hygiene items to prisoners. Issues and maintains documentation of non-prescription medications such as aspirin, antacids and other authorized items. Distributes prescription medications as authorized by professional medical personnel. Ensures inmate receives meals, and supervises preparation and distribution of same on limited basis.

Completes daily activity logs, medication logs, property receipts, commissary receipts, headcount reports, inmate incident, rule violation and write-up forms, use of force forms, and other records.

Fingerprints civilians and job applicants.

Testifies in court.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Supervision

Equipment Operated
2-way portable radio; telephone; computer; printer; typewriter, copier, fax and other office equipment; central control boards; handcuffs, shackles and other restraints; metal detector; breathalyzer; camera; video equipment. Occasionally operates glucometers, thermometers, vacuum and buffer.

Contacts with Others
Prisoners; jail visitors; bail bonding agencies; general public; medical staff; attorneys; clergy; mental health and social service professionals; other law enforcement agencies.

Confidential Data
Inmate booking and arrest information including social security numbers, medical and psychological screenings, and jail records.

Working Conditions
Good working conditions but with occasional exposure to prisoner violence, and threat of life-threatening or other dangerous situations, including injury and resulting stress. Occasional exposure to bodily fluids, lice, and to TB, hepatitis, HIV and other inmate medical conditions.

Usual Physical Demands
The following physical demands are typically exhibited by position incumbents performing this job's essential duties and responsibilities. These physical demands are not, and should not be construed to be job qualification standards, but are illustrated to help the employer, employee and/or applicant identify tasks where reasonable accommodations may need to be made when an otherwise qualified person is unable to perform the job's essential duties because of an ADA disability.

While performing duties of this job, the employee must normally walk through cell blocks, and may occasionally have to physically control persons of varying weights and strengths. The employee uses usual vision demands. The employee normally must be able to converse verbally with prisoners, visitors, general public and others, and to hear.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: criminal justice system; correctional procedures, standards and requirements.

Ability to: exercise sound judgement and control in emergency situations; communicate and deal effectively with prisoners; deal sensitively with persons of varying cultures and diversity; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, jail visitors, health nurse, clergy, attorneys and others.

Skill in: controlling prisoner behavior; first aid and CPR; self-defense; completing records and forms; writing incident and other reports; observing prisoner behavior.

Age Requirements
Applicant must be 18 years of age or older with high school degree, GED or equivalent.

Required Documents to Upload
The following documents are required to be uploaded with the application:
• Driver's license copy
Optional Documents to Upload
The following documents may be uploaded with the application:
• Résumé
• Other relevant certificates
Applicant Booklet
Applicants are required to read the Public Safety Information Book prior to application. The booklet provides additional information on selection procedures, agility requirements, background investigation, etc.

General Information
A thorough background investigation will be conducted into the applicant's work experience, reference checks, criminal activities, character, trustworthiness, and dependability. Applicant will also be subjected to a polygraph examination. Candidates selected for employment will be subjected to a psychological exam and a physical/drug screen. Please refer to the website for benefit information.

Zanesville OH United States


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