Civilian Jailer

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  • Posted 3 weeks ago


Post Through March 18, 2019


(Regular Full-Time)


The City of Kettering is recruiting for a regular Full-Time Civilian Jailer. This position is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and operation of the municipal jail; for the guarding and care of individuals detained within that facility and for performing other duties as required, in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and procedures.

This position involves responsible work in a variety of functions related to the day-to-day operation and upkeep of a five-day municipal jail facility. This includes the care, feeding, and supervision of prisoners; record maintenance; cleanliness and care of jail block; inventory control, etc. The employee must be able to exercise initiative and sound judgment when working without direct supervision, but must also be able to cooperate and work well with others. The Civilian Jailer works under the general supervision of the Staff Services Sergeant.


Civilian Jailers must successfully complete required mandatory training as indicated by the department and the law. Civilian Jailers must have the ability to prepare and complete necessary departmental and state reports; the ability to develop a working knowledge of departmental policies regarding jail operation and prisoner handling; the ability to develop skills in operating fingerprinting and photography equipment utilized in booking prisoners; the ability to obtain a notary public commission; the ability to work in a confined space; the ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, prisoners and the general public. Candidates must be in adequate physical condition to perform duties; must possess a high degree of integrity and honesty; and must be sworn in as deputy clerk of court for bond purposes. Candidates must also have the ability to acquire necessary knowledge and skills in prison operations, self-defense, health and safety, first aid, etc.; the ability to develop a thorough knowledge of and skill in the operation of jail based computer equipment and software; and the ability to successfully complete required mandatory training as indicated by department and applicable laws.

Candidates must have successfully completed at least one year of continuous service as a full-time corrections officer or jailer in a jail or correctional facility and possess an OPOTC Corrections Officer Basic Training Certificate or its equivalent and must have been employed as a full-time jailer or corrections officer in a correctional facility or jail within the last calendar year of application deadline (3/18/18); a high school diploma or equivalent is required as well. Due to the nature of the work, prior to appointment all candidates will be required to submit to a police background investigation, physical examination, drug and/or alcohol screen, polygraph examination and a psychological assessment. This position is also certified with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission as a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) by sex (male). Only male candidates will be considered for this position.


Pay range is $23.36 to $30.06 per hour with excellent benefits; entry rate contingent upon applicant’s related experience, knowledge and abilities.


Apply by 5:00 pm on March 18, 2019 by submitting an Application, Resume and Cover Letter including a brief overview of relevant work experience, education and training to: Director of Human Resources, 3600 Shroyer Rd., Kettering, OH 45429; Fax 937-296-3371 or email Visit for more information about this position.

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