Corrections Officer

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2023, 4:30pm Central Time. Expired!

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.

Job Title: Corrections Officer

Closing Date/Time: Thursday, 6/15/2023, 4:30 pm

Salary: $22.29 per hour

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Corrections Officer ensures the safety, security, and orderly operation of the inmates and daily routines in the Scott County Jail.

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:

Monitors activities to ensure the jail is secure and that inmates are not able to escape; corrects inmate behaviors as needed.

Supervises inmate actions utilizing direct supervision techniques to ensure compliance with policies and procedures and prevent physical harm to inmates and staff; writes reports detailing daily activities and any incidents that occur.

Maintains a post log regarding all the events that occur during the shift; documents observations regarding positive and negative inmate behaviors.

Responds and diffuses emergency and dangerous situations to include fights, suicide attempts, and assaults; applies force as needed to prevent inmates from harming themselves, other inmates, or staff members.

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

Performs related duties as assigned.

Special Assignments:
Field Training Officer / F.T.O.
Corrections Emergency Response Team / C.E.R.T.
Hospital Duty
Transport Officer or attendant

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
High school diploma or GED equivalent; AND some previous corrections, law enforcement, or military experience preferred; 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.

Jail operations and standards.

Proper use of force and defensive tactics.

Conflict management and de-escalation techniques.

Skill in:
Preparing clear and concise reports.

Maintaining composure in stressful situations.

Performing defensive tactics and maneuvers.

Interacting tactfully and professionally with the public, inmate, County staff, and outside agencies.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

License and Certification Requirements
Must possess an Iowa State Corrections Officer certification or obtain certification within one (1) year of hire. Must maintain a First Id, CPR, and AED Certification.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Work is performed in County jail facilities and requires exposure infectious diseases and potential physical harm from violent inmates.
May be required to apply physical force and defensive tactics to prevent or de-escalate dangerous altercations.


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.