Corrections Officer Qualifications


Calhoun County Sheriff's Office

Corrections Officer


Reports to a Shift Supervisor and responsible for the care and custody of inmates within a Direct Supervision Unit.  Maintains security of the Calhoun County Correctional Center.


  • At least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • No Felony Convictions.
  • Successful Completion of the Local Corrections Officer Physical Ability Test (LCOPAT)
  • Successful Completion of the MSCTC written examination proctored by EMPCO
  • Ability to successfully complete (160) Local Corrections Officer Academy 


Cognitive Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal interaction with the public, inmates and co-workers.
  • Possess basic writing and grammar skills to complete intelligible reports.
  • Possess ability to multi-task while maintaining awareness of surroundings in high stress environments.  
  • Exercise independent judgment within legal guidelines, when supervising inmates and enforcing Rules.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to enforce rules of conduct and security, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraint equipment. 
  • Routinely conducts inspections of their area of control by climbing stairs and walking long halls.
  • Inspects housing areas, dormitories, jail grounds, work locations and other facilities for unauthorized objects or materials. Requires ability to stoop, bend or kneel on concrete floors.


  • Twelve hour shifts with every other weekend off.


  • Wage: $17.16 - $23.84
  • Paid Time Off:  Accrues bi-weekly @ 8.89 hours (5.5 weeks). Increase after five years.
  • Retirement:  Pension - MERS (B4) Retire at age 50 w/25yrs service.   
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