Detention Officer

Correctional Officer
Tulsa County Sheriff's Office - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Jan 25, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Jul 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$18.30 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$18.30 hourly
Lateral Transfer:
$n/a annual
Top Pay:
$Dependent on experience, time in position, education, etc. annual

Job Description



Pay Frequency


Full Time / Part Time

Full time

++Job Summary++

Under general Supervision, is responsible for the custody of all inmates in the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center. Maintaining their security during their time of incarceration and assuming responsibility for all their needs during detention while utilizing the principles of Direct Supervision.

++Job Details++

*EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED * Responsible for custody and control of inmates; security of facilities; physical movement of inmates; and all inmate record needs. Completes facility logs. Pulls and searches all inmates leaving the facility. Searches inmate workers before housing Searches and locates all new intakes. Conducts shakedowns and inspections of cells as needed. Seizes property that is found and completes record of property accepted in and after incarceration. Enforces contraband control and inmate rules. Observes inmates and inmate workers for abnormal conditions and corrects situations immediately. Inspects facility and kitchen for cleanliness and take appropriate action to correct. Inspect facility and kitchen areas and reports all maintenance problems and unsafe conditions. Inspects cleaning materials and supplies that enter pods. Assists nurse on pill runs. Pulls and searches inmates for sick call, doctor visits. dental visits. church services, and OED classes. Checks and searches, if necessary all visitors. Observes inmate visitation. Oversees inmate exercise. Observes commissary distribution. Feeds inmates. Completes and issues property/money release authorizations. Distributes and collects inmate requests for legal materials, visitor cards, inmate worker status applications, incoming and outgoing mail, library materials. Reviews, answers and distributes inmate’s requests and grievances. Assigns work to and supervises inmate workers. Ensures that all inmates have routine access to showers. Distributes hygiene products, clean clothing. clean linens, and clean beddings to inmates. Reports any criminal intelligence to supervisors. Safeguards keys. Directly oversees inmate workers as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES Skill in basic typing; in application of jail security techniques; in maintaining security of inmates; and in application of principles of Direct Supervision. Knowledge of 800 radio system 10 codes; of desktop computers; of interdepartmental correspondence; of departmental policies, rules and regulations pertaining to jail operations; of security techniques; of jail records; and of detention operation procedures. Ability to gain respect and cooperation of others; to keep alert and vigilant; to exercise initiative and independent judgment; to understand and follow oral and written instructions; and to deal tactfully with others.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (G.E.D.).

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and balance; walk; use hands to finger, handle, grip, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste and have the ability to smell three odors associated with danger. The employee is occasionally required to sit; run; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift 50 pounds and push/pull or move up to 100 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision which allows employee to decipher between different uniforms worn by inmates, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee must be able to perform job duties while wearing gear weighing 10 pounds or more for extended periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Interacts consistently with inmates and may be involved in physical altercations with inmates.



(Pursuant to Oklahoma law, Title 63 O.S. section 427.8, Oklahoma Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, enacted 8/30/19)

“Safety-Sensitive” employment positions: The Tulsa County Sheriff has designated Deputies, Detention Officers and Telecommunications Dispatchers as safety sensitive employment positions. Safety-sensitive means any job that includes tasks or duties that could affect the safety and health of the employee performing the task and /or the health and safety of others. The Tulsa County Sheriff retains the authority to evaluate and classify employment positions as safety-sensitive positions based upon assigned tasks and duties.

The Tulsa County Sheriff may refuse to hire an applicant applying for a safety-sensitive position who tests positive for marijuana components or metabolites. The Tulsa County Sheriff may discipline, discharge or otherwise penalize a safety-sensitive employee who tests positive for marijuana components or metabolites.

Additional Information

Some Benefits include:

Essential Worker Pay: $260 a month. Shift Differential Pay: $250/month for evenings, $150/month for overnights Health, Dental, Vision Paid Holidays and vacation time Paid academy/training ETC.

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Job Requirements

  • Age: 18+
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: None Required

Contact Information

Alicia Diaz

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office
303 W. 1st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103
phone: 918-596-5669

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