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Michigan Sheriff's Association


Barry County - Corrections Deputy


Date of Posting: December 13, 2016 Open until filled

To be considered for the position of: CORRECTIONS DEPUTY

You must register and be tested. Please visit: to register as a New Candidate and review testing sites. Please Note: New testing sites are added periodically. You must complete testing prior to application.

There is a non-refundable fee of approximately $75.00 to take the examination. Passing of the test is required. You must attach your test scores to your application to be considered as candidate for employment.

The starting wage is $ 17.34 per hour

Responsibilities and Qualifications of a Corrections Deputy:
This is a full time position that works in a 24-hour, adult detention facility and work assignments are 12 hour shifts and may be any day of the week and any shift. Environment might be uncomfortable and involve a significant chance of incurring injury. Assignments involve substantial face-to-face contact with inmates. A Corrections Deputy uses independent judgment in making decisions requiring interpretation and application of departmental guidelines to specific situations. Ability to observe inmates’ activities to detect unusual or prohibited behavior, which might be a threat to the security of the facility or the safety of others. Respond quickly to return phone calls from this office when off duty. Ability to obtain accurate data, prepare records and communicate effectively. A Corrections Deputy prepares written reports after appropriately responding to critical incidents such as assaults on employees or inmates and threats to the security of the facility. Accurately counts inmates under their supervision several times each shift. You will conduct thorough searches of inmates and their housing areas. Monitor feeding, recreational activities, inmate visits and supervise inmate workers. Ensure that security systems, firefighting equipment and other equipment in the facility are in operating condition. You must operate computerized equipment such as booking systems, cameras, door controls and intercom system. Must be proficient in the use and carry of department firearms, tasers and pepper spray and handcuffing.

Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age. Must have high school diploma or GED. Associate/Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and/or completion of 160 MSCTC Academy preferred. Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must have the ability to pass a medical exam, drug screen and psychological evaluation. Must be willing to submit to a thorough background investigation designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for employment as a Corrections Deputy. Ability to complete first aid certification. Knowledge of security procedures and techniques. Ability to maintain composure during stressful situations. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies and to multi task. Ability to meet the physical requirement of the work, which includes the performance of strenuous tasks requiring muscular strength, coordination and cardiovascular endurance. Ability to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile of violent inmates. Ability to pass all department training to include taser, pepper spray, handcuffing and firearms.

An individual with any of the following is ineligible for consideration for employment:

A felony conviction; a pending felony or misdemeanor charge; a domestic violence conviction; or an outstanding warrant.

For more information contact:

Peter Nevins
Corrections Division
Barry County Sheriff’s Office
1212 W State St, Hastings, Mi 49058
269-945-1400 ext 1315