Detention Officer

Correctional Officer
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office - Charlotte, North Carolina

Nov 12, 2019

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$19.52 hourly - $40,601 annual
Top Pay:
$22.45 hourly - $46,696 annual

Job Description

Detention Officers Candidates are responsible for the direct supervision of inmate population. Specific duties to include monitoring visitations, maintaining computerized log entries, transporting inmates and preparing reports as necessary.

Up to 15% on top of base rate for:

Prior Law Enforcement Experience

Military Experience

Educational Incentive

Additional 5% increase at completion of 10-week training

Additional Information

Selected candidates must be of good moral character and must have no serious criminal history, which would prevent the applicant from being able to obtain certification, as a Detention Officer from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Commission, as well as meet the standards of Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. Employment is contingent on the successful completion of the mandated 10-week training to include classroom instructions and daily physical activities (running, push-ups, sit-ups, heavy lifting, etc…).

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be 21 years of age prior to hire date
  • Education: Candidate must have a High School Diploma, or G.E.D. equivalence.
  • Experience: None required.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving history.

• Candidate must be able to pass a drug screening and complete medical examination by a licensed physician, including psychological testing and evaluation.

• Candidate must be a U.S. citizen.

• Candidate must be able to pass our agency physical fitness and comprehension test.

• Candidate must a clean criminal record to include no felony convictions.

• Candidate must not have had a DWI conviction within the past five years.

• Candidate must have Honorable Military Discharge.

Contact Informaton

Recruiting Sergeant V. Ross

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office
Charlotte, North Carolina 28204
phone: 980-314-5887

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