Detention Center – Detention Corporal

Website Iredell County Government


Employees in this class perform inmate detention, care, security, and release work in accordance with established policies and procedures.  Work is distinguished from the Detention Officer class by responsibilities for serving as a lead worker on a shift requiring greater independence and judgment and for serving in the absence of the supervisor.  Employees normally serve as booking officers performing intake and release, make pod assignments, supervise the Annex on the shift, and train new staff.  Employees must exercise independent initiative and judgment in making a decision regarding inmates and their custody, with suicidal, violent, or mentally unstable tendencies, and in dealing with attorneys, families, and others.  Work involves exercising tact, firmness, and decisiveness in handling routine and emergency situations.  Employees are subject to hazards in law enforcement work including working inside a jail environment and exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, loud noises, and hazards such as cleaning chemicals, close quarters, and narrow passages.  Work is also subject to the final OSHA standards on bloodborne pathogens.  Work is performed under regular supervision and is reviewed for adherence to regulations and procedures, accuracy of paperwork, adherence to schedules, and effective interpersonal skills and decision-making in dealing with inmates and coworkers.

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from High School supplemented by Detention Certification Training and considerable experience in correctional or detention work.  Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Compliance with minimum standards for training and certification as set by the State of North Carolina for Detention Personnel.

WORK SCHEDULE:  42-Hour Rotating Schedule

SALARY RANGE:  $41,897.51 – $64,381.58

DEADLINE DATE:  5:00 p.m. / Tuesday, September 17, 2019


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