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Correctional Officer

Salary: NEW STARTING WAGE! Minimum starting wage is $19.35/hr, with an additional $.75 shift differential from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Sign-on Bonus: $2,000 total bonus paid in three installments during the first two years of employment

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and not have any felony convictions which would prohibit the applicant from obtaining certification as a Correctional Officer.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous corrections experience is desirable, but not required.

Description: Candidates for this position must be able to respond to emergency situations in the jail, provide medical assistance including CPR, dispense medications, complete bookings, fingerprints, and perform additional duties as assigned. Hours to be determined, but may include nights, overnights, weekends, and holidays. Shifts could be rotating. Successful candidates must submit to a complete background investigation and drug screening prior to conditional offer of employment.

Benefits Information: Health Insurance (County pays 95% premium for employee coverage), Vision (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), Life Insurance (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), Class B Public Safety Retirement (8% county match), Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Holidays, Longevity

Applications: Applicants must complete the Lake County Employment Application and the South Dakota Law Enforcement Application. Applications may be completed through the Madison Job Service Office or e-mailed directly to Shelli Gust, Human Resources Specialist at shelligust@lake.sd.gov. Position is open until filled.