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Employment with Lake County

Applications need to be submitted to the Lake County Administration Office

800 Tenth Street
Suite 100
Baldwin, MI 49304

Employment Application

We do not accept applications through E-Mail.

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Date of Posting: February 6, 2017 - Open until filled

Position(s): CORRECTIONS DEPUTY (Full-Time)

Pre-employment written and physical testing are required upon conditional offer of employment.  If hired, the costs of all pre-employment testing may be reimbursed by the county.

The salary range for Corrections Deputy is $29,450 - $38,888 annually (4 year top-out), Retirement, health & life insurance, vision and dental insurance, short term disability insurance & paid time off.

Responsibilities and Qualifications of a Corrections Deputy:
This is a full-time position that will work in one of two 24-hour, adult detention facilities and work assignments are 12 hour shifts and may be any day of the week and any shift.  Assignments involve substantial face-to-face contact with county and/or state inmates.

A Corrections Deputy uses independent judgment in making decisions requiring interpretation and application of departmental guidelines to specific situations. Ability to observe inmates’ activities to detect unusual or prohibited behavior, which might be a threat to the security of the facility or the safety of others. Respond quickly to return phone calls from this office when off duty. Ability to obtain accurate data, prepare records and communicate effectively. A Corrections Deputy prepares written reports after appropriately responding to critical incidents such as assaults on employees or inmates and threats to the security of the facility. Accurately counts inmates under their supervision several times each shift. You will conduct thorough searches of inmates and their housing areas. Monitor feeding, recreational activities, inmate visits and supervise inmate workers. Ensure that security systems, firefighting equipment and other equipment in the facility are in operating condition. You must operate computerized equipment such as booking systems, cameras, door controls and intercom system. Must be proficient in the use and carry of department firearms, tasers and pepper spray and handcuffing.

Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Must have high school diploma or GED. Associate/Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and/or completion of 160 MSCTC Academy preferred but not required. Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must have the ability to pass a medical exam, drug screen and psychological evaluation. Must be willing to submit to a thorough background investigation designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for employment as a Corrections Deputy. Ability to complete first aid certification. Knowledge of security procedures and techniques. Ability to maintain composure during stressful situations. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies and to multi task. Ability to meet the physical requirement of the work, which includes the performance of strenuous tasks requiring muscular strength, coordination and cardiovascular endurance. Ability to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile of violent inmates. Ability to pass all department training to include taser, pepper spray, handcuffing and firearms.

An individual with any of the following is ineligible for consideration for employment:

A felony conviction; a pending felony or misdemeanor charge; a domestic violence conviction; or an outstanding warrant.

For more information contact:

Chief Deputy Dave Dagen

Lake County Sheriff’s Department

1153 N. Michigan Ave.

Baldwin, MI  49304

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