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Corrections Officer

The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office is seeking candidates to be Correctional Officer/Jail Division: Full-time position available. Duties include transports, court, direct supervision of inmates, medical (prescription), booking, photographing, finger printing and some computer skills. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license and be insurable under county policy. Candidates must be able to work all shifts which includes days, afternoons, evenings and overnights. These shifts include weekends, holidays, and overtime.

Starting wage is $19.07 hourly increasing to

$19.21 after 60 Days

$19.36 after 120 Days

Interested applicants should submit a formal application by mail, in person or via

email to:

Chris Swope, Jail Administrator

330 West 2nd St, Ottumwa, IA 52501


Positions can be filled as soon as qualified applicants are identified. Positions will remain open until filled. Pre-employment physical, drug screen, psychological testing and criminal background check required.

Wapello County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages military veterans, minorities and women to apply.

*direct link to Application on-line

Donald Phillips

Wapello County Sheriff

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