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Corrections Officer (CO) 12.60-16.01

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Jackson County Department of Corrections
Physical Address
1300 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Job Description

Jackson County Department of Corrections






85%1.Inmate supervision, security, movement & maintenance of

well being.

15%2.Documentation; log books, department reports, well being

check sheets, forms, etc.



The employee in this classification provides security for inmates housed at the Jackson County Detention Center.  The employee must follow written procedures and guidelines in the department’s policy and procedure manual.  The incumbent may be assigned to different posts, areas and shifts depending upon the needs of the operation.  Overtime is required and the employee is subject to being called in when staffing shortages, department emergencies and other assignments require.  This employee reports directly to the Corrections Supervisor.





Must have a High School diploma/GED (Bachelor’s Degree in corrections preferred), be 21 years of age,

have/maintain valid Missouri driver’s license, have/maintain working telephone in the residence.  Must pass Corrections Officer exam, police background/motor vehicle record check, drug screen test and physical examination.  Must work mandatory overtime and maintain sufficient physical dexterity to perform essential elements of the position.  (Also refer to the KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS section of this job description)


PHYSICAL DEMANDS – Check demands that apply and describe what is required to perform the essential job functions.  (This is not an inclusive list; other tasks/duties may be assigned)


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:(*Required prior to employment)


    1.Knowledge and application of department written and verbal policies and procedures.

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