Employment Opportunities

Detention Officer/ Jailer

Job description
This position performs Jail duties ensuring the welfare of all inmates of the Linn County Jail. Jailers participate in the day-to-day operations of the jail. Jailer participation involves but is not limited to; booking and releasing offenders, maintaining security of the facility, escorting offenders within and /or outside the secure confines of the jail. Jailers will supervise dispensing medications, effectively manage volatile and violent offenders, and fulfill several clerical duties. In addition, Jailers maintains security, control, and custody in the Linn County Jail which consists of modules or pods. Jailers mostly use indirect supervision but may use direct supervision in the jail.


Receives and books inmates.
Ensures the welfare of all inmates of the Linn County Jail.
Supervises inmates in the Linn County Jail.
Supervises inmates during leisure time activities, court, appointments and work details.
Will frequently transport inmates to and from court, medical appointments, and other institutions.
Supervises inmates and visitors during visiting hours.
Monitors and controls both internal and external security of the jail
Sees that facilities, cells, and grounds are kept sanitary.
Conducts periodic cell checks.
Performs searches of inmates.
Performs searches of cells and other areas for contraband.
Maintains discipline among inmates.
Opens and censors incoming mail.
Maintains and updates Jail records.
Performs fingerprinting and takes photographs.
Assigns prisoners to cells according to the Jail classification plan.
Releases prisoners on proper authorization, returning personal property and clothing.
Communicates with medical staff and follows medical protocols.
Delivers medications.
Reports and if directed by supervisor investigate all incidents and violations of rules at the facility for disciplinary reports and possible citation or arrest.
Collects and secures evidence.
Supervise, guard, and protect inmates during court sessions, maintaining responsibility for the general security of the courtroom.
Performs motor vehicle inspections.
Checks for wants and warrants prior to the release of inmates.
Monitors inmates mail and phone calls.
Communicates with oncoming and outgoing shift for report of activity.
Answers calls from the public and transfers calls.
Utilizes computer to enter, retrieve and relay information.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Knowledge of State and Federal laws affecting prisoners.
Be willing to attend the basic jail academy for up to one week.
Knowledge of inmate/resident classification and booking processes.
Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive matters.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as reports, posters, policies, procedure manuals, releases, court orders and ID cards.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to give presentations regarding diversion programming.
Ability to communicate effectively with residents, co-workers and the public both verbally and in writing.
Ability to perform simple arithmetic calculations.
Ability to calculate calendar dates for entry/release, count money and inmate inventory.
Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.
Ability to react to emergency situations and use physical force necessary to defend oneself and others.
Ability to attend to details, operate under pressure and exercise sound judgment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use a computer. Good knowledge of PC operations and software are required as well as good typing skills.
Thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations and practices of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.
Thorough skill in performing the specific work functions of the Jail.
Ability to diffuse highly stressful/confrontational situations.
Ability to take charge of a given situation.
Ability to remain objective.
Ability to listen.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Must be willing to participate in a minimum of 20 hours of in-service training each year.
Be willing to learn the legal rights and obligations of Jail inmates

Applications are available at the County Clerk’s office, online at www.linncountyks.com, or call 913-795-2668 to have one sent to you. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your application online or to the Clerk’s office.

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• Knowledge of the principles of public health administration, and the ability to interpret state and federal regulations.
• Knowledge of grant program budgeting and documentations procedure.
• Knowledge of insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid regulations and third-party reimbursement.
• Knowledge of management skills to orient, schedule and coordinate staff.
• Computer software programs and applications such as MS Office, Google Maps, Constant Contacts, and social media.
• County and/or city government administration.

• Excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact in a positive and professional manner to develop and maintain strong working relationships with co-workers, management and general public.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate goals, interests, and positions during discussions.
• Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to prioritize.

• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and/or the general public.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts.
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Must be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action for the organization at any given point in time.
• Ability to operate computer programs/software/platforms, to include:
a. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, PowerPoint)
b. Adobe Acrobat Pro
c. Internet browsers
d. Social Media
e. Health Department platforms
• Ability to use basic office equipment.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Position Requirements:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Associates Degree in Nursing (RN) with equivalent experience; Administrative experience Required
• Valid driver’s license required.

Applications are available at the County Clerk’s office, online at www.linncountyks.com, or call 913-795-2668 to have one sent to you. Please submit your application online or to the Clerk’s office.