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Full-Time Male and Female Correctional Officer

Full-time position available for Male and Female. Duties include transports to and from court hearings, direct supervision of inmates, medical (prescription), booking, photographing, fingerprinting and some computer skills and manage high stress situations.

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 $20.00/hour 

0-2 years of experience: $21.00

2-5 years of experience:  $21.50

5-10 years of experience: $22.00

10+ years of experience: $22.50

On July 1st, 2024 and July 1, 2025 there will be a 5% wage increase.  Also each year a 3.5% step adjustment on employee's anniversary date.

Interested candidates should submit a formal application by mail, in person or via email to:

Jason Fuller, Jail Administrator

330 West 2nd St, Ottumwa, IA 52501


Positions can be filled as soon as qualified candidates 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.

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