Correctional Officer I-Adult - Rapid City - job 677008

Pennington County

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Rapid City, South Dakota

Employment type: Full-time

Position Description


The Pennington County Sheriff's Office is seeking Correctional Officer applicants to serve in our adult jail. The Pennington County Jail houses nearly 600 inmates on a daily basis and is recognized as one of the top facilities nationally. Correctional Officers serve a vital role in providing a safe and secure environment for staff and inmates.


This is a position that requires a high level of multi-tasking skills, integrity, good physical fitness, and the ability to communicate well both written and verbally.


Correctional Officers will work rotating 12 or 8 hour shifts to include holidays and weekends.


Physical Agility Testing will be on April 29th and May 3rd.


Position Functions



  • Performing security rounds during scheduled and unscheduled times.

  • Creating and maintaining a cell block atmosphere conducive to respect of others.

  • Enforcing disciplinary sanctions.

  • Maintaining appropriate boundaries with inmates.

  • Initiating and monitoring inmate movement; recognize abnormal or inappropriate behavior.

  • Restraining unruly inmates using force and restraining devices using maneuvers as trained.

  • Responding to emergencies, including medical emergencies.

  • Dispensing medications as required.

  • Documenting incidents, movement, rounds and inmate discipline.

  • Performing person, property, and facility searches.

  • Read, comprehend and process legal and non-legal documents including medical instructions, commitment or release orders, summons, criminal statues and other documents.

  • Operate department computer program; dictate and/or type reports

  • Communicate effectively and coherently with the public, staff, inmates and in court or other formal settings with approved facility communication devices.

  • Attend and participate in shift briefings, division and department meetings, required training to maintain certified status and related activities.

  • Complying with all policies and procedures of the Pennington County Jail.

  • Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the Sheriff's Office by assuring all policies and procedures of the Pennington County Jail are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.

  • Required to handle multiple tasks at a time


Performing additional duties as assigned. Qualifications


Testing Process: Applicants are required to meet minimum physical agility standards prior to an interview.


The physical agility standards can be found on our website.


Age:Successful candidates must be 20 years of age


Education:HS Diploma or GED required


Experience: None required


License / Certification: SD Driver's License (within 90 days of moving to SD)


Criminal History : No felony conviction, no misdemeanor convictions in the last 3 years, no drug use in the last 3 years.


Additional Information


Group Testing Activities


Those candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to the group testing event where


they must successfully demonstrate physical agility. Follow this link to view physical fitness standards.


Further Assessment


For those that pass the group testing activities above, an interview is conducted within the week; within the next day for those outside of the area. The interview panel determines those to which a conditional offer will be made. The conditions of employment include a comprehensive background investigation, psychological evaluation, physical examination, and drug screen.





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