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The Washington County Sheriff's Department currently has an opening for a 9-1-1 Dispatcher and a Corrections Officer.   Each position pay $17.00-18.00/hour.  The positions are full time and include benefits, vacation, holiday pay, and sick time.  The job descriptions are included below.


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Job Description: 9-1-1 Dispatcher



POSITION: Dispatcher
DEPARTMENT: 911/Sheriff
JOB CATEGORY: POLE (Protective Occupation, Law Enforcement)

DATE WRITTEN: December 1, 2003 STATUS: Full-time Non -Merit
DATE REVISED: June 25, 2020 FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be mad to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Incumbent serves as Dispatcher for the Sheriff and 911 Emergency Operations Center, responsible for receiving incoming emergency and non-emergency calls and dispatching information to appropriate response units.


Receives emergency calls, gathers maximum amount of information in minimum amount of time, determines appropriate response and dispatches department officers and other emergency personnel accordingly.

Receives non-emergency calls, determines nature of call, responds to inquiries, assigns to Patrol Officers, or routes caller to appropriate person or department.

Regularly communicates with field units, dispatching backup units and other emergency personnel as necessary.

Verifies, enter/updates and documents accurate IDACS/NCIC information for County and other law enforcement, prosecutor, court, community corrections and probation departments as needed.

Receives and transmits computer reports pertaining to, but not limited to, criminal histories, driver's licenses, vehicle registrations, gun permits, runaway/missing/wanted persons, and stolen property.

Maintains complete and accurate log of all radio traffic calls, follows up on disposition of call, and enters information into computer terminal.

Operates jail intercom and maintains jail security, including monitoring inmates and personnel with security cameras and unlocking/opening/closing doors to the facility.

Log incoming/outgoing inmates mail

Periodically assists with process incoming/outgoing jail inmates as needed, including assisting with pat downs, booking, bonds, logging Work Release participants in/out of jail facility and writing receipts for work release and weekenders. Periodically assists with inmate visitation and shake down of cell areas as needed.

In an Emergency assume Jail Tower Operations until Jail staff can take back over.

Maintain certified training in but not limited to: PowerPhone CPR/First Aid, EMD/Law/Fire, CAD, RMS, IDACS/NCIC and Bonds

Periodically attends prescribed training programs for certification in specialized law enforcement areas as required.



High school diploma or GED, and ability to be certified in the use of IDACS/NCIC computer systems.

Ability to meet all Department hiring and retention requirements, including incumbent not posing a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Knowledge of and ability to make practical application of all applicable rules, regulations, and customary practices and procedures of the Department and County.

Ability to effectively listen, comprehend and communicate with a wide variety of individuals during varied situations, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.

Ability to effectively receive and dispatch calls requiring emergency and informational assistance, take authoritative action and respond quickly, clearly, and calmly during stressful situations.

Basic knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation and ability to appropriately receive, maintain and log all radio traffic information. Ability to maintain confidentiality of Department information and reports as required.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 - $18.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability


  • Typing: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

  • Health insurance


Job Description: Corrections Officer

$17.00 - $18.00 an hour
Job Type
Shift & Schedule
12 hour shift
8 hour shift
Night shift
Day shift
  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

  • Day Shift (Preferred)

  • Night Shift (Preferred)

Full Job Description

About the Washington County Detention Center:

We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry. As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism.

A Day In The Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

· Remains alert for signs of disorder or tension

· Patrols assigned areas at various intervals for security of offenders, count of offenders and security of buildings and grounds

· Follows or ensures compliance with established security procedures

· Supervises offenders in various work details including general clean-up of institutional grounds and buildings

· Supervises offenders during shower and bath periods

· Escorts offenders to and from the visiting booth, Court rooms, Nurse visits, and on various trips away from the institution

· Counsels with offenders when necessary.

· Keeps records and makes reports on such matters as inmate movements and progress and offender's violation of rules

· Works in shake-downs of cell-blocks and/or dormitories, searching for possible contraband

· Searches visitors and all packages for contraband

· Encourages offenders to accept professional assistance from staff

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What We're Looking For:

· Candidates shall have a high school diploma OR High School Equivalent (HSE), valid driver's license is required, experience preferred but not required.

What You'll Need for Success:

· Working knowledge of, and familiarization with, appropriate agency rules and regulations;

· Ability to supervise effectively and obtain results from offenders who may not be work motivated;

· Ability to defend oneself physically;

· Ability to prepare reports of unusual happenings, accidents or violations of rules;

· Alertness and ability to act quickly and effectively in an emergency;

· Ability to keep abreast of progress and study in the field of corrections;

· Ability to understand and utilize firearms properly;

· Willingness to participate in training programs as required by the State of Indiana;

· Willingness to undergo a background investigation.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.

Benefits of Employment with the Washington County Detention Center:

The Washington County Detention Center offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

· medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages

· Perf retirement

· Group life insurance

· Paid vacation, personal and sick time off

· 10 company paid holidays, 12 on election years

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The Washington County Detention Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 - $18.00 per hour


  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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