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.
Join our dedicated team of Correctional Officers for a rewarding career focused on serving and safeguarding our community. Apply today to make a meaningful impact and contribute to the safety and rehabilitation of individuals within our facility.
Applications due by December 21, 2023
The Morgan County Jail is a 24 hour 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 (1 week after probationary period)
- Duty gear furnished (uniforms are excluded from this)
- 15 year pay matrix starting at $52,000 a year (Year 1 $52,000- Year 15 $80,000)
- $52,000-$60,000 1-5 years documented experience credit.
- Tuition incentive for Campbellsville University Online Classes
Basic Eligibility Requirements
- Must be a United States Citizen
- Must be at least 18 years old to apply
- Must possess a valid drivers license
- Must pass a background check
- Must pass written and physical agility testing
- Must have a high school diploma or GED
- Must pass a drug screening
- Must pass a voice stress test
- Must pass psychological evaluation
- Must pass oral board interviews
- Medical Department
- Court Services Deputy
- Warrant Division
- Transportation Division
- Field Training Officer
Questions regarding the process or employment, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jail Officers at the Morgan County Jail are tasked with the critical responsibility of maintaining security and order within the facility. Their role is pivotal in enforcing local, state, and federal laws, ensuring the safety and protection of people and property. These officers are in charge of both the interior and exterior security of the jail, which includes monitoring surveillance cameras, managing electronic and digital door controls, observing detainee activities, and conducting watch tours and patrols.
An essential part of their duties is maintaining accurate accounting of all detainees. This involves conducting periodic cell checks, shakedowns, roll calls, and head counts in their assigned areas. The booking process for new detainees is also a key responsibility, encompassing photographing, fingerprinting, data entry, form completion, receipting personal property, and contraband searches.
Overseeing detainee activities is another critical aspect of their job. This includes managing telephone calls, commissary purchases, counsel, and family visitations. They are also responsible for distributing meals and ensuring the removal of trays from cellblocks, as well as maintaining the personal hygiene of detainees and the cleanliness of cell areas. This includes managing hygiene items, cleaning supplies, laundry, and equipment issued to detainees.
Providing detainees with prescribed medications as per physician orders and ensuring they receive proper medical attention are also key responsibilities. Officers must ensure compliance with facility rules and regulations, addressing inappropriate behavior, and taking necessary corrective actions. In situations involving violent or uncontrollable detainees, they are trained to securely and safely restrain such individuals. These officers also transport and escort detainees to various locations for court appearances, medical appointments, recreational activities, and other necessary meetings.
Responding to inquiries from family members, attorneys, and the general public regarding visitation and detainee status is part of their communication duties. They handle detainee grievances following the established chain of command and maintain and update institutional logs, incident reports, daily activity reports, booking/release records, and medical records, submitting these reports according to department deadlines.
Jail Officers are also responsible for managing incoming and outgoing detainee mail and personal items, including inspections and logging. They answer telephone calls and receive jail visitors, providing information and assistance, taking messages, and directing calls or visitors as appropriate.
In addition, they may be called upon to testify in legal proceedings and court as necessary. Their role requires continuous learning and adaptation, which is facilitated through mandatory in-service training. Apart from these primary duties, they perform other related tasks as assigned or required, contributing significantly to the efficient and effective operation of the Morgan County Jail.
A career in corrections will provide you with a chance to serve the community and make a difference.
The 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.
- 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
Basic Eligibility Requirements:
Must be United State Citizen.
Must be at least 18 year old.
Must possess a valid drivers license.
Must pass a background check.
Must be a graduate of an accredited High School or GED.
Must pass a drug screen.
Must have general computer knowledge.
Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs.
Must be willing to work outdoors in all types of weather and conditions.
Must be willing and capable of supervising and mentoring non-violent offenders at work locations.
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