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Morgan County Sheriff's Office Careers

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, applications for Jail Officer, Deputy Sheriff, and Civilian positions are available online. To apply for any of the listed positions, please click on one of the tabs below.

Jail CareersThe Morgan County Sheriff's Office Jail Division invites applications for the position of Jail Officer. Jail Officers are responsible for maintaining security and order within the jail facility. Applications must be completed and submitted through the Sheriff's Office On-line application system. 

The Morgan County Jail is a 24 hrs a day, 7 day a week operation. All applicants must be able to work any shift and any day of the week, including weekend and holidays. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, must have a high school diploma or equivalent, must be able to pass an initial drug screen as well as random drug screens and must be able to pass training tests including a firearms shooting proficiency test.


  • Medical/Vision/Dental Benefits
  • Public Employee Retirement
  • Holiday Pay
  • Paid Time Off
  • Uniform Allowance
  • First Year Annual Pay $42,000*

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must possess a valid drivers license
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must pass a physical agility test
  • Must pass a written exam
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must pass a drug screen​
  • Must pass a voice stress test

Position Overview

Jail Officers for the Morgan County Jail are responsible for maintaining security and order within the jail facility. Enforces local, state, and federal laws by implementing effective policy to protect the lives and property of the people. ​

Maintains interior and exterior security of Jail, including monitoring surveillance cameras, operating electronic and digital door controls, monitoring detainee activities, and conducting watch tours/patrols. Maintains accurate accounting of all detainees, conducting periodic cell checks, shakedowns, roll calls, and head counts of detainees in assigned areas. Performs booking procedures of individuals being detained, including photographing, fingerprinting, entering required information in computer, completing required forms and intake reports, receiving and receipting money and personal property, and searching detainees for weapons and contraband. Registers sex offenders as required.

Oversees detainees in allowable activities, such as telephone calls, commissary purchases, counsel, and family visitations. Distributes daily meals and ensures all trays are removed from cellblocks. Ensures personal hygiene of detainees and cleanliness of cell areas, accounting for all personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, laundry, and equipment issued to detainees.

Provides detainees with prescribed medications according to orders of physician. Follows Department procedures to ensure detainees receive proper medical attention.

Ensures compliance with facility rules and regulations, including recording and reporting inappropriate behavior to appropriate Department personnel and taking necessary action to correct any problems that arise. Properly secures and/or physically restrains violent and uncontrollable detainees as situations demand. Transports and/or escorts individuals detained by the County to various locations, such as Court, Department of Corrections (DOC), medical facilities and hospitals, dental appointments, recreation, library, AA, and other meetings and activities. ​

Responds to inquiries from family members, attorneys, and members of general public regarding visitation and status of individual detainees. ​

Responds to detainee grievances following established chain of command procedures. Maintains and updates institution logs, incident reports, daily activity reports, booking/release records, and medical records. Submits all reports and summaries of activities according to established Department deadlines.

Receives, sorts, inspects, and logs incoming and outgoing mail and personal items for detainees. Answers telephone and receives jail visitors, including logging all calls and visitors, providing information and assistance, taking messages or directing calls/visitors to more appropriate individual or department.

Testifies in legal proceedings/court as necessary.

Attends in-service training as required.

Performs related duties as assigned or required. ​ ​

A career in corrections will provide you with a chance to serve the community and make a difference.

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Richard MyersThe Morgan County Sheriff's Office is a professional law enforcement organization dedicated to providing unparalleled service to its community. The Sheriff's Office offers a wide variety of career opportunities in law enforcement, corrections and civilian support positions. A career with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office offers many rewards: ​

  • Excellent benefits and competitive salaries
  • Amazing variety of work and challenges
  • Opportunities to make significant positive impacts on people in your community
  • Challenging public service career
  • Pride in being a member of one of the best law enforcement agencies in the country

Not everyone can be a member of the Sheriff's Office. The work can be rigorous and even potentially dangerous at times. We are searching for gifted individuals of unquestionable integrity who can demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making skills under all conditions. We seek leaders who possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the strength of character to show compassion and charity in the face of adversity. We will demand your commitment to public service and dedication to the betterment of our community. ​

Minimum Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. citizenship by time of appointment
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • No felony convictions or domestic violence convictions
  • Legal ability to possess firearm
  • High School or equivalency diploma
  • Ability to read and write English
  • No Operating While Intoxicated convictions in last 5 years
  • No dishonorable or undesirable discharge from military
  • No illegal drug use
  • Pass all portions of the selection process, including a physical fitness assessment
  • Pass a background check
  • Must be at least 21 years of age

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The Morgan County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of full time Data Systems Administrator. Applications must be completed and submitted through the Sheriff's Office On-line application system. This hiring process will close on January 31, 2022.

Position: Data Systems Administrator

Hours/Shift: 40 hours per week / Hours Vary

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Medical/Vision/Dental Benefits

Public Employee Retirement

Holiday Pay

Paid Time Off

First Year Annual Pay $25.85 Per Hour

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

Must be a United States Citizen

Must be at least 18 years old

Must possess a valid drivers license

Must pass a background check

Must have a high school diploma or GED

Must pass a drug screen​

Must pass a voice stress test



POSITION:                           Data Systems Administrator

DEPARTMENT:                  Sheriff’s Department

WORK SCHEUDLE:           8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F

JOB CATEGORY:               POLE (Protective Occupations, Law Enforcement)

DATE WRITTEN: October 2021                                                                            STATUS:  Full-time

DATE REVISED:                                                                                     FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the position satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Morgan County provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would present an undue hardship.

Incumbent serves as Data Systems Administrator for the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and Jail, responsible for server administration, providing technical hardware and software assistance for microprocessor based computers, installing and configuring personal computers, managing in car camera systems and body camera systems, and assisting with cell phone downloads.


Receives and responds to calls for assistance with microprocessor based computers, printers, and telephones, including performing diagnostics, identifying problems, making minor repairs, or contacting appropriate vendor for services as needed.

Provides technical support, and maintains hands-on involvement in daily operations of Sheriff’s Department and Jail information systems.

Performs and coordinates installation and configuration of personal computers, telephones, voice mail, and appropriate software for employee use.

Provides proactive maintenance and monitoring of all server and software activity and back-ups to ensure software and hardware operational availability.

Resolves problems within network using standard diagnostic tools and practices.

Manages in car and body camera systems, including downloading storage and redacting information as required.  Assists with cell phone downloads as directed.

Performs related duties as assigned.


High school diploma/GED with comparable experience in information technology, Microsoft products, and data communications and networks.

Previous experience in Law Enforcement with knowledge of evidence collection and preservation.

Ability to meet all employer and department hiring requirements, including passage of a drug test.

Working knowledge of microprocessor computer systems, telecommunication equipment, network printers, and equipment wiring, and ability to perform routine maintenance, make necessary repairs, install hardware and software, identify and resolve minor hardware and software problems, and provide training and assistance to users.

Ability to properly operate various standard office equipment, computer systems, hardware and software, including computers, servers, printers, tape drives, multi meters, buried line locator equipment, telephones and testing equipment, Microsoft Client Operating Systems, and Office Suites.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other County departments, vendors, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.

Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information according to State requirements.

Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.

Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out written and oral instructions and present findings in oral or written form.

Ability to work on several tasks at the same time and work rapidly for long periods, occasionally under time pressure.

Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment. Ability to plan and layout assigned work projects.

Ability to occasionally work extended, weekend, and/or evening hours. Ability to respond to emergencies from an off duty status.

Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license and a demonstrated safe driving record.


Incumbent applies standardized practice in resolving computer and server problems, discussing unprecedented situations with the Director as needed. Incumbent receives indirect supervision, with work periodically reviewed for attainment of objectives.


Incumbent maintains frequent contact with co-workers, other County departments, vendors, and the public for a variety of purposes of exchanging information, and rendering service, and providing assistance.

Incumbent reports directly to the Sheriff or designee.


Incumbent performs majority of duties in a standard office environment, involving sitting/walking at will, lifting/carrying objects weighing less than 50 pounds, pushing/pulling objects, close vision, crouching/kneeling, handling/grasping/fingering objects, bending, reaching, speaking clearly, and hearing sounds/communication. Specific duties of the position may require the incumbent to work outside to locate fiber optics. Incumbent occasionally works extended, weekend, and/or evening hours, and occasionally responds to emergencies from an off duty status.

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