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Job Title: Corrections Officer
Hiring Organization: Erie County Sheriff's Office
Salary Range: $10.00 hourly
Closing Date: 12/31/2016
Job Location: Ohio

Updated: October 7, 2015

Job Classification: Corrections Officer

The Erie County Sheriff's Office is building an ongoing eligibility list for Corrections Officer.

Salary Information: $10.00/hr.

Candidate Contact:
Human Resources Administrative Assistant
Paula Ward


Under general supervision, the Corrections Officer observes, secures, supervises, and ensures the general welfare of incarcerated adults in the county jail and performs other duties specifically assigned by the Sheriff and/or designee.

Department Overview: The Sheriff's Office consists of three divisions: the Patrol Division, comprised of Patrol Deputy Sheriff's, Detectives, and Communications Officers. The Jail Division; and the Civil Division.

Area Information: Erie County covers 626 square miles. Erie County is conveniently located less than one hour from Cleveland and Toledo and within hours from Columbus, Detroit, Dayton, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Chicago, and Toronto. It is easily accessible via the Ohio Turnpike, State Route 2, State Route 4, or U.S. Route 250.

Population: 75,828

Job Requirements

Age: 18 years
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Prior Experience: Yes

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors:
Subject to interview / background investigation

The Corrections Officer is expected to work irregular hours, expanded and rotating shifts for twenty-four (24) hour coverage.


Knowledge of:
  • Department policies and procedures.
  • No criminal record.
  • Local and state ordinances and laws.
  • Criminal and civil rights laws.
  • Jail standards.
  • Electronic security systems, equipment and operations.
  • LEADS operation.
  • Security practices and procedures and security search techniques.
  • Safety procedures and techniques.
  • Inmate observation and control techniques.
  • Inmate intake procedures and requirements.
  • Radio communications and radio codes.
  • Document preparation, requirements and methods.
Skill and Ability to:
  • Operate security and monitoring equipment.
  • Operate radio and electronic communications systems.
  • Operate computer.
  • Interact with and respond appropriately to inmates.
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Collect, classify and maintain information and records.
  • Recognize dangerous and emergency situations and respond appropriately.
  • Resolve problems involving several variables.
  • Demonstrate physical ability necessary to perform duties outlined in the Minimum Standards for Jails in Ohio.
  • Perform First Aid and CPR procedures.
  • Prepare accurate and complete reports.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor and Coworkers and public.
Special Instructions: Candidates must fill out the department application, found at www.eriecounty.oh.gov/welcome/employment/employment-opportunities/.

To sign up for pre-employment testing, go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on Find Jobs and then Corrections. Select the department and read over all the requirements. If qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882
Additional Online Information: http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com
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