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Correctional Officer

Organization: Fairfield County
Date Posted: 11/7/2019
Country: United States
Primary Category: Law Enforcement
Salary: $32,000.00 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: High School / GED
Experience Requirement: < 1 year

Description & Details

Salary $32,000 - $33,000


Job Duties




Under limited supervision, performs a variety of semi routine duties which ensure discipline, safety and security among inmates confined in the County Detention Center.  Performs duties in accordance with federal, state and local jail laws and standards.  Works under stressful, high-risk conditions.  Reports to the Lieutenant on assigned shift.



Is responsible for conducting those processes pertaining to incoming subjects such as fingerprinting, searching, completing necessary forms, photographing, screening inmates, issuing supplies and clothing, supervising the phone calls made by both inmates and subjects being booked, and inventorying and storing of personal properties.  

Supervises and monitors prisoners both in and out of housing units in order to prevent security breaks, riots, escapes, fire crises, disputes, etc. and to ensure safety of all people with whom inmates come in contact.  Supervises inmates during recreation activities and work detail.

Assumes responsibility for all needs of inmates during detention including serving meals, providing or obtaining any required medical aid, ensuring cleanliness, etc.  Assists inmates with problems they may encounter while detained in the facility.  Assists prisoners with completing various forms and documents.  Takes grievances, requests, etc. from prisoners.  Instructs and counsels inmates as needed.

Conducts guard tours and security checks.  
Performs cell inspections as well as fire and safety inspections.

Transports prisoners to various locations including court, hospital, mental institution, etc. as appropriate.

Serves warrants and disciplinary tickets as necessary.

Performs a variety of duties relative to discharging inmates.

Answers phone calls from the public regarding inmates and Detention procedures.

Prepares and maintains a variety of documents and reports in the performance of the job such as the daily record log, booking reports, medication logs, incident reports, visitors log, property forms, medical forms, transportation log, etc.  Maintains records on whereabouts of inmates at all times.

Operates and utilizes various types of equipment to complete daily responsibilities including vehicle, communication equipment, computer, copier, restraining equipment, fingerprint board, firearms, etc.


Performs other related duties as required.


Job Qualifications


High school diploma with training as required and PR-24 certification, basic jail certification, CPR certification, and standard first aid certification plus required on-the-job experience as a Detention Officer; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.  Must possess a valid S.C. driver's license.

How to Apply / Contact
To apply, please go to: go to “I Want To…” then “Job Openings”

-Complete Fairfield County Application for employment. If you wish to submit a resume and/or cover letter, you may attach it to your application.

-Submit your application along with any attachments one of the four ways listed below:
1.Email –
2.Fax – 803-712-6512
3.Mail – P.O. Drawer 60, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Attn: Human Resources)
4.Hand deliver to HR Dept - 350 Columbia Rd. Winnsboro (Admin Building)

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