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Correction Officer

Correction Officers are instrumental to the success of operations in the jail. Work is hands-on and interactive with different opportunities for growth. Correction officers are responsible for the supervision, safety, and security of inmates and the jail itself.


Essential Job Functions: 

Oversee and supervise inmates within the Correction Center in all daily activities, including:

  • Observing inmate behavior
  • Making appropriate referrals
  • Inmate searches
  • Enumerating inmates
  • Distributing meals
  • Commissary, hygiene, items, and mail
  • Reporting unusual incidents orally and through documentation
  • Escorting inmates through the center.
  • Complete required standard forms, logs, and reports.
  • Use of safety and security equipment to include; keys, alarm devices, fire extinguishers, self-contained breathing apparatus, fire and riot hoses, electrical control panels, appropriate OSHA safety equipment, computer terminals, printer, fax, laundering equipment, and any other mechanical equipment used within the Center. 
  • Some shifts may require mandatory additional hours to be worked.
  • https://www.cuyahogacounty.us/sheriff/about-us/careers
  • https://www.cuyahogacounty.us/human-resources/start-your-career/featured-jobs/correction-officer-positions
Position: Correction Officer
Organization: Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department
Location: Cleveland,  OH 
United States
Salary: $25.47 per hour after 3 years you would make $32.36 per hour
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 2/5/2024

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED. Must be 21 years old and not have been convicted of a felony, a serious misdemeanor, or have any pending cases. 
  • Knowledge of supervising inmates in a controlled environment, security measures, and safety practices associated with the detention of felons. Must possess the ability to thoroughly read and understand the policies and procedures of Cuyahoga County's Sheriff's Department. Must possess the ability to write reports and have the ability to communicate with co-workers, Superiors, and inmates properly. 
  • The ideal candidate will be able to follow directives from Supervisors and Administration in a timely and effective manner. The candidate must successfully complete the required 6-month probationary period.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/21/2024
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Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department
1215 West 3rd Street

Cleveland,  OH 44113
United States
(216) 263-4635
Latanya Jackson-Williams