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Lead Corrections Officer



SUMMARY    The purpose of this position is to perform and supervise jail operations and staff for the Oneida County Sheriff's Department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provide direct and indirect supervision to all Jail Division staff during his/her tour of duty, to include review of personnel performance and written reports.

Assist Jail Administrator with analyzing the Jail Division's needs, identification of problems and recommendation of solutions/corrective action.

Attend staff meetings.

Make recommendations regarding the selections, promotion, and discipline of supervised personnel.

Supervise the operations of the Jail Division while on duty, to include direct supervision and the performance of individual duties necessary to supervise and assist assigned personnel.

Assist the Jail Administrator with the division's evaluation and training program.

Coordinate prisoner escorts and transports in cooperation with Court Sergeant and/or Patrol Sergeants.

Check the general condition and security of the jail during each shift.

Monitor and ensure compliance with all statutes, ordinances, rules, and regulations as they apply to the Jail Division and its assigned personnel.

Requests that purchase orders be prepared for supplies and other necessary items.

Performs jailer duties due to staff shortage.

Investigates grievances filed by inmates.  Prepares written report of findings.  Corrects problem, when necessary.

Reviews commitment papers for persons incarcerated in the jail.

Any other duty as assigned.

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.

Ability and willingness to exercise sound leadership skills.

Ability and willingness to assume responsibility.

Ability and willingness to supervise others.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, associates and the public.

Ability to make appropriate decisions under both routine and high stress conditions.

Ability to exercise and demonstrate professionalism, good judgment, integrity, discretion, dependability, enthusiasm and initiative.

Basic knowledge of planning, supervision, and human relations techniques.


Graduation from an accredited high school or GED, preferably supplemented by advanced training Police Science.

A minimum of four years of continuous, full time duty as a Corrections Officer and be a certified Corrections Officer.

Must meet requirement standards as established by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Standards Bureau for Jail personnel.


Excellent written and verbal communications skills.    


Good basic mathematical skills.


Ability to evaluate situations and make good independent decisions based on practices, rules and procedures.


State Certification as a Corrections Officer.


Ability to operate computer keyboard/typewriter, restraint devices, two-way radios, camera, calculator.

Ability to coordinate eye, hands, feet, and limbs in performing skilled movements such as baton and riot gear.

Ability to exert mildly heavy physical effort including lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.

Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. 

Ability to exert extreme physical force to restrain and subdue persons.