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Check with seller Correctional Officer Sioux Falls

Published date: April 3, 2022
  • Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office invites applications for Correctional Officers to maintain safety and security within the county's correctional facility. Our Jail is located in historic, downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Check out this video to learn what some of our staff have to say about this rewarding career!!

New hire class dates start regularly so, whether you are ready to start right away or need some time to relocate, apply now!

GREAT WAGES! Hiring range of $23.01-$25.38 with a full earning potential up to $33.29 PLUS regular opportunities for pay increases. With good performance, new officers will receive up to 5% increases in pay after the first and second year IN ADDITION to annual increases.

NIGHT SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL! Now paying a $1.00/hr night shift differential!

RETENTION BONUS! Newly hired Correctional Officers are eligible to receive $1,000 at 9 months, 18 months, 27 months, and 36 months of service with good performance!!


New officers will learn effective communication and de-escalation skills to manage inmate behavior for more than 500 inmates within the County's Jail. Our training program is facilitated by experienced trainers who teach first aid, report writing, crisis intervention, defensive tactics, investigation, problem solving, and other critical skills used by corrections and law enforcement professionals.


Our COs come from all kinds of personal, professional, and educational backgrounds and most people we hire have never worked in corrections before. However, successful COs do have a few things in common. They are strong communicators with a true desire to help people. They value serving their community and understand the importance of working in a team environment. They are problem-solvers who can make decisions and thrive in a fast-paced environment.


Paid classroom and on-the-job training
Uniforms provided
Full-time pay/hours by working an average of only 15 shifts a month
Fri/Sat/Sun off every other week
Opportunities to work overtime
12-hour shifts including overnights, weekends, and holidays
Regularly scheduled opportunities for pay raises
Career advancement potential
Benefits include a competitive retirement plan through SDRS and a deferred compensation plan; medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; generous PTO program; and an extended sick leave program.


Want to see the Jail for yourself? We will give you a personal tour where you can watch our Correctional Officers in action! You'll see how our staff work together as a team to help keep our operation running smoothly, efficiently, and safely. Give us a call at 605-367-4337 to get scheduled for a tour today!

Can't wait to see what it looks like inside our Jail? Take a virtual tour right now!

This recruitment may also be used to staff Correctional Systems Operator positions at a lower pay grade.

SALARY: $23.01 - $25.38 Hourly

CLOSING DATE: 04/15/22 05:00 PM

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.

Perform inmate head counts, cell checks, and searches. Monitor, log, and supervise inmate movement, recreation, visitations, cleaning, laundry, and security checks. Receive and release inmates by completing paperwork, fingerprinting, photographing, data entry, and conducting checks for outstanding warrants, protection orders, etc. Log and manage inmate property, money, and supplies. Exercise appropriate use of force and self-defense tactics to restrain disorderly inmates and deescalate volatile situations. Operate and maintain radios, telephones, and other communication equipment. Operate doors and intercoms and perform security checks of the perimeter, buildings, and grounds. Answer phones and assist callers with questions and concerns. Answer inmate questions and concerns and assist inmates with paperwork as necessary. Prepare and complete reports.

High school diploma or GED and one year of relevant work experience. Comparable combination of education and work experience may be considered. Must pass a written examination. Must possess a valid driver's license and maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Ability to make appropriate decisions quickly and with tact and impartiality. Ability to learn and apply the policies and procedures of law enforcement operations. Must maintain ability to be a credible witness in court. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public. Ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.

Though not required to be considered for a position, an associate's or bachelor's degree in criminal justice or a related field, experience working in corrections, and knowledge of legal terminology is a plus.

Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.


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