Questions regarding Jail Services Deputy positions, please contact Sgt. Dan Knapp at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 517-540-7946.
for the position of Jail Services Deputy must:
- Applicant must have passed the Michigan Sheriff’s Association - EMPCO written exam for Corrections Officers within
the past three (3) years and submit documentation of their score at the time of application submission.
- Applicant must have taken and passed the MSCTC-LCOPAT physical fitness test within the past year and submit
documentation at the time of application submission.
- Applicant must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
- Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license.
- Applicant must be free of any felony convictions.
- Applicant must pass a thorough background investigation and be free of any instances of moral turpitude.
- Applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Information on how to register for the written test may be found here: https://www.empco.net/msa/
- Information on the MSCTC-LCOPAT Physical Test may be found here: http://www.misctc.org/standards.html
Essential Job Functions of a Jail Services Deputy:
- Ability to physically and verbally control disruptive inmates.
- Ability to deal effectively with complex human behavior problems.
- Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergencies
- Ability to work effectively with the public and other criminal justice
- Ability to comprehend and follow verbal and written
- Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms.
- Ability and willingness to enforce laws, rules and regulations with firmness
- Must successfully complete the Corrections Academy Certification as a
Corrections Officer when requested by this department.
Typical Examples of Work: An employee in this classification may be called upon to perform the following tasks which are illustrative and not exhaustive in nature:
Obtaining and recording required information from inmate at the time of
admission to the facility.
- Searching inmate and property for weapons and contraband.
- Book and fingerprint prisoners and prepare records of clothing, money and
other items on the prisoner at the time of detention.
- Safeguard inmate’s personal belongings and return to them upon release.
- Screen inmates for unusual medical or psychological conditions and report
same to supervisors and medical personnel.
- Acceptable working knowledge of emergency first aid and CPR as prescribed by
the American Red Cross.
- Physically and verbally control disruptive inmates.
- Escort individual or groups of inmates out of cells for rehabilitation,
visiting, exercise, sick call, court appearances, attorney visits, transfers to
other facilities, etc.
- Maintain inmate count including movement of inmates.
- Enforce inmate rules by making written reports and making violations known
to a supervisor.
- Investigate violations of inmate’s rules and regulations. Interview
witnesses, victims and others in order to prepare required reports.
- Inspect cells and premises for security and sanitation.
Distribute food trays, laundry, mail, commissary and bedding supplies.
- Controls inmate’s by patrolling corridors and other areas in and around the
- Check with court for proper commitment papers and appearances.
- Taking of bonds and being responsible for lawfully releasing inmates.
- Transporting of inmate's to court, medical and other appointments.
Statement of Duties: A Jail Services Deputy is responsible for all activities
relating to the safe and secure operation of the Jail. This includes all inmate
activities from receiving into booking, up to and including release. Persons in
this position are responsible for basic security, inmate booking, inmate
transport, medical and food service responsibilities, inmate visitation, inmate
mail, and electronic monitoring of the entire Jail facility.
Working Conditions: This correctional/jail facility is a seven (7) day per
week, twenty-four (24) hour per day operation. Work schedules will include
nights, weekends, holidays, unanticipated overtime and possible shift durations
of 8, 10 or 12 hours. This position involves contact with people harboring
potentially communicable diseases. Employees may encounter individuals housed
in the facility that are potentially dangerous. Employees may be assigned to
any unit, as needed, for the overall good of the organization and its efficient
and effective operation. This position requires weapon certification and annual
Supervision Exercised: Jail Services Deputies are required to exercise supervision
and control over all inmates committed to the custody of the Sheriff. To
oversee that the conduct of all persons allowed lawful entry to the jail is in
compliance with department rules and regulations.
After passing the above requirements, the applicant is placed on the
eligibility list. The final offer for employment is made from this list.