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Special Deputy Confinement Officer (DeKalb County Jail, Auburn, Indiana)

This position offers competitive pay, PTO, and benefits package

  • Probationary Pay (1st Year) $35,782 yearly / $16.38 hourly
  • Confinement Officer (2nd year) $36,782 yearly / $16.84 hourly
  • Longevity Pay
  • 12 hour shifts (6a-6p); (6p-6a)- every other weekend off
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life/disability insurance
  • Retirement plans

Essential Functions

  • Answer phones, observe facility monitors and security door controls in the master control room
  • Assist visitors and other agencies who come into the facility
  • Assist with keeping the facility clean and organized
  • Ensures compliance with the current jail standards
  • Escorts inmates in and out of the facility as directed following proper procedure
  • Follows the departments “Employee Standards of Conduct”
  • Issue commissary, laundry and hygiene products to inmates on a regular schedule
  • Maintain a current CPR certification
  • Maintain an accurate and up to date log of all shift activities
  • Monitor all inmate activities and assist inmates with request that are made
  • Monitor and maintain both the interior and exterior security of the facility
  • Oversee inmate workers performing various task within the facility
  • Oversee special programs for inmates including GED training, religious programs, ect.
  • Perform and complete all booking procedures and release of inmates
  • Performs unscheduled inspections and shake down of inmate living areas
  • Periodically attends training programs as required
  • Properly secures, physically restrains violent and uncontrollable detainees as appropriate
  • Serves meals to inmates three times daily
  • Works with the facility maintenance staff to resolve any issues that arise
  • Works with the facility medical staff to resolve any inmate medical needs
  • Write accurate and detailed reports of activities involving inmates and the facility


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Successfully complete ILEA Jailer Academy within 1 year of hire date
  • Successfully complete DeKalb County Jail FTO program


To apply with DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, click on the link below


Your application may be returned by E-mail, personally delivered, or mailed to:

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department

215 E. 8th St

Auburn, Indiana 46706

Attn: Lieutenant Joshua Carpenter

EMAIL OPTION: JCarpenter@co.dekalb.in.us


Sheriff's Office Administration

Emergency Dial 911
Office (260) 925-3365 Ext 3

215 E 8th St
Auburn, IN 46706

County Jail

Office (260) 925-3365 Ext 2

215 E 8th St
Auburn, IN 46706


Emergency Dial 911
Office (260) 333-7911

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