Corrections Custodial Officer

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. Expired!

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.:

Job Title: Corrections Custodial Officer

Closing Date/Time: Wednesday, 5/19/2021, 4:30 pm

Salary: $17.42 per hour

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Corrections Custodial Officer maintains a clean and sanitary environment in the Scott County Jail. Provides support and assistance where needed and when called upon by a Correctional Officer.

Job Responsibilities

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Supervises inmate workers cleaning secured portions of the jail to include holding cells in booking, classrooms, restrooms, hallways, and sally ports; verifies laundry inmate workers have adequate work supplies.

Escorts inmate workers out into the community to perform tasks such as raking leaves, mulching, working in the garden, mowing, and other special projects; provides training for all new inmate workers and files the documentation as necessary.

Reviews and monitors submitted maintenance requests; reviews and gathers necessary tools and supplies to complete requests; documents repairs and updates requests once completed.

Monitors and documents the inventory of all chemicals and other items necessary inmate workers and Corrections Custodial Officers to complete work tasks; forwards information regarding supply needs to appropriate staff to be ordered.

Assists with the laundry process, transports inmate workers to the work site, oversees the washer and dryer machinery while in operation, directs preparation and distribution of clean clothes, maintains the preparation area, instructs/trains the workers on how the laundry is distributed, makes out laundry tags and supervises the workers making bedrolls and storing clean clothes.

Responsible for the use of safe work practice controls in blood borne pathogens cleanup which includes but is not limited to; blood, bodily fluids and other potentially infectious microorganisms.

Supervises the haircut program; escorts protective custody and special handling inmates to the barber; maintains an organized flow to ensure all inmates on the list get haircuts.

Supervises the inmate worker bicycle program; escorts inmates out to the annex via a county transport van to work on and build bicycles; checks-in and out tools to inmates.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
High school diploma or GED equivalent; AND one (1) year of maintenance, lawn care, or custodial experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Work safety policies, procedures, and practices.

Institutional cleaning methods.

Common chemicals, tools, and equipment used in general maintenance and lawn care.

Skill in:
Providing effective supervision and direction to inmates performing work detail.

Maintaining accurate records and documentation.

Monitoring and maintaining inventories.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

License and Certification Requirements
Must possess a Basic Jail Training certificate or obtain certification within one (1) year of hire.
Must possess a valid Driver's license.
Must maintain a First Aid, CPR, and AED Certification within six (6) months of hire.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Work is performed in correctional facilities and throughout Scott County. May be exposed to dangerous tools, equipment, and machinery, outdoor weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, infectious diseases, and potential physical harm from violent inmates.
May be required to climb ladders, move equipment, lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and to perform defensive tactics.


The following is a summary of benefits provided to non-union County employees. Benefits for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary somewhat depending on specific contract provisions.