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Corrections Officer

Williston, ND
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


The Corrections Deputy maintains the safety and security of inmates and staff at the Williams County Correctional Center.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents in this position. Incumbents may not be required to perform all duties in this description, and incumbents may be required to perform position-specific tasks other than those listed in this job description.

  • Maintains the safety and security of the staff, inmates and correction facility; monitors behavior of inmates and promotes acceptable attitude and conduct
  • Maintains custody and control of inmates according to policies, procedures and regulations
  • Supervises inmate activities and maintains discipline; may physically restrain uncooperative or disruptive inmates and take steps to avert fights, assaults, riots, and escapes
  • Performs inspections of all jail areas ensuring they are safe, secure, sanitary and free of contraband; conducts random cell searches for contraband
  • Monitors inmates for rule violations and behavioral changes; maintains appropriate use-of-force continuum as needed for self-defense, defense of another, and to prevent escape
  • Operates building controls; properly times door openings and closings; monitors deputy locations
  • Communicates via intercom in a professional manner; maintains communication with Corporal and in-line with chain of command
  • Accounts for inmates under direct vision and supervision at all times; monitors corrections facility circuit video displays; supervises inmates in courtroom
  • Provides care for inmates; administers and dispenses medications; schedules medical, personal and other appointments; transports and arranges transport for appointments and visits outside of the facility
  • Conducts booking and release of inmates; performs clothed and unclothed searches, examines and tests inmates according to policies; collects and inventories property; completes electronic booking forms, index cards and other records
  • Interviews and classifies new inmates; assesses criminal history and capabilities and assigns cells; re-classifies and re-arranges housing as required by inmate behavior
  • Maintains inmate property, financial and corrections records
  • Updates and maintains a variety of files, records, event logs, charts and other documents; distributes appropriate records and prepares reports as required
  • Answers phones and relays messages
  • Assists other Sheriff’s Office staff, County departments, and Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as needed
  • Maintains the integrity, professionalism and ethical standards of the Sheriff’s Office by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed
  • Maintains confidentiality of non-public records and makes available all data and information deemed a public record by the North Dakota Century Code


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent; AND one (1) year of satisfactory work experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation
  • Must complete the Corrections Officer basic course within one year of hire
  • Must possess a valid North Dakota Driver’s License
  • Must be able to work in uniform during weekdays, weekends, and holidays on any assigned shift


  • Work is performed in a correctional facility environment on 12 hours shifts, on monthly rotations of days and overnights.
  • Work is performed in a correctional facility environment that involves constant awareness and concentration of surrounding activities throughout the entire work shift. Work occasionally involves personal danger, and potential exposure to hazardous situations; requires physical ability to subdue hostile individuals; and must be able to work on any assigned shift at times with short notice.

Compensation: A start pay of $23.29 (rate of pay depends on licenses obtained, experience and training). Williams County Offers a Generous Benefit Package, including Paid sick and vacation 11 paid holidays per years, fully paid health , dental and vision insurance for single, single + dependent, or family contracts, term life insurance, long term disability insurance, fully funded retirement benefits through the North Dakota Public employees retirement system.




Williston, ND