Clark County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Officer

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Department Clark County Sheriff's Office
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleCorrections Officer
Salary$21.51 to $26.11
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Springfield, OH
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The duties of a Clark County Sheriff's Office Corrections Officer includes the supervision and control of detainees, enforcement of security rules, regulations and procedures and the provision of services and information to detainees.  Tasks involve the intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, climbing, and that may involve the bending pushing, and/or pulling of heavy objects, such as in the event of chasing and subduing a detainee resisting control. The employee maintains order over detainees and takes appropriate action to ensure the safety and security of the detainees, the public and other law enforcement and detention personnel.  The employee receives incoming detainees, conducts searches to detect concealed weapons and contraband, places detainees in cells, issues cleaning/sanitation supplies, transports laundry and bedding.  The employee escorts detainees to and from cells for court appearances, medical treatment, visitation, religious services, conferences, release and other activities.  The employee complies with booking and release orders and procedures, picks up mail and commissary orders and inspects incoming mail and packages for contraband and other non-permitted items, delivers packages, mail and commissary items to detainees.  The employee supervises detainee work details in and out of the facility or during recreational activities.

In addition, the Clark County Sheriff's Office Corrections Officer maintains accurate counts of detainees, maintains complete records and assures that current information on detainees is entered into the computerized record information system.  The employee may participate in the classification of new detainees, makes cell assignments, respond to inquires regarding status of detainees, visiting procedures and other related detention facility procedures.  The employee secures detention facility keys, receives status and incident reports and special instructions from other detention personnel.  The employee operates an agency vehicle when appropriate to area of assignment and performs related duties as directed. Employees are required to receive contamination from OC Pepper Spray during probation as a condition of employment. 


Step 1- $20.88 per hour through Step 3- $25.35 per hour (achieved in two years). Steps are given annually on the anniversary of employees start date.  In addition annual COLA raises will be granted according to the Clark County Board of Commissioners agreement with all county employees. Employees are under a collective bargaining contract with the Fraternal Order of Police.  

Lateral Entry- Applicants who are certified as Corrections Officers in the State of Ohio may begin at step 2 upon employment with the Clark County Sheriff's Office. 

Benefits include:

  • 104 hours of personal leave annually
  • 2 weeks paid vacation after one year of service
  • Sick leave accrued at 4.6 hours per pay period
  • Agency provided uniforms 
  • Dental/Vision/Life Insurance plans
  • Workers Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation saving plan
  • Free fitness facility
  • Perfect attendance incentive up 16 hours leave per year
  • FTO Incentive Pay at $1.50 per hour
  • Longevity pay starting after 5 years of service completed



Clark County is comprised of 403 square miles with a population of 133,000.  The Clark County Sheriff’s Office handles approximately 40,000 law enforcement calls for service annually. Our average jail population is approximately 220 inmates.  Clark County is home to Wittenberg University and Clark State Community College, as well as several state and local parks, recreational waterways, bike pathway system, art, business and manufacturer centers and open green spaces.  Springfield is the county seat of Clark County and plays host to the Champion City Kings prospect league team.  

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office employs approximately 150 sworn deputies, 30 Communication Operators and 12 civilians. The Office is comprised of four divisions; Criminal Investigations, Uniform Patrol, Jail and Professional Standards. Each division is managed by a division Lieutenant. Three Majors oversee operations of the department with oversight from the Chief Deputy and the elected Sheriff. First line personnel report directly to a Sergeant.  

As of 12/13/19 the position of Correction Officer has been implemented at the Clark County Sheriff's Office. Corrections Officers will play a vital role in the daily operations of our jail facility. Corrections Officers will work alongside Deputy Sheriff's who are assigned to the Jail Division.  

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Clark County are equal opportunity employers. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a resident of Clark County, or adjoining county, within one year from date of employment
  • Be at least eighteen years of age
  • Possess a valid state drivers license
  • Have a high school diploma or GED; College degree preferred
  • Never been convicted of any felony offense of violence
  • Not be prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle
  • If served in the armed forces of any country, demonstrate stability, reliability and integrity by having a Honorable Discharge



The physical agility test is the first step in the selection process after submitting an application. You are required to pass this test to move on to the Structured Oral Interview Board. The physical agility test is a ten step, obstacle course focused on essential job functions.  The test does not include a traditional distance run, sit ups or push ups.  Where feasible the physical agility test and structured oral interview board will be conducted the same day. 


  1. Submit application through
  2. Physical agility test
  3. Structured Oral Interview Board
  4. Polygraph Exam
  5. Background Investigation
  6. Conditional Offer of Employment
  7. Drug screen and physical exam
  8. Final offer

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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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