Correctional Officer - MN

Douglas County   Alexandria, MN   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on June 8, 2024
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Join this vital team! We will train you!  Generally, the scheduling will be 80 hours every two weeks with 5 on, 5 off, 2 on, and 2 off with the 5-day weekend off being every other weekend.  Shift rotations every 2 months. *Extra pay of $1.35 per hour for hours worked between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m. and also between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.     

*We offer a no-cost/low-cost health insurance plan option plus Douglas County contributes to a Health Savings Account and a (PERA)  pension plan. Become vested in as little as 5 years of employment for lifetime benefits upon retirement! Douglas County is also a qualified Employer for the Public Sector Loan Forgiveness Program.  Receive annual cost-of-living adjustments (COLA)  per the current Collective Bargaining Agreement in addition to anniversary salary step increases. Starting Salary: $24.17 per hour.

A Correctional Officer provides safety, and security, and assists in managing the daily operations of the Douglas County Jail. Enforces detention facility security policies and procedures. Ensures all state guidelines, rules, and laws are adhered to during their shift.  


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess a valid Class D Minnesota Driver's License at all times.
  • Have an operating telephone in their residence, so they may be reached in case of emergency.
  • Must be free of any physical disabilities that would prevent execution of assigned duties.  Must be physically fit to perform all duties assigned and be able to perform any physical fitness standards that may be set by the Sheriff's Office.


  • Must possess good character, good judgment and have the ability to deal well with people.
  • They must have good social and interpersonal skills, general intelligence and an aptitude for correctional facilities duties.
  • Knowledge of modern methods in detention and correction.
  • Ability to write and prepare legible documents.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of first aid and CPR.
  • Ability to defend themselves and others from unruly inmates.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, court, and enforcement agency representatives, as well as the general public.
  • Must have knowledge of federal, state, and county policies, laws, and regulations regarding correctional facilities.

Douglas County

Alexandria , MN