POSTED: 12/31/20


While working primarily inside the Boone County Jail and interacting in a face-to-face manner with detainees, the employee assists in maintaining facility security and ensures the safety of staff, detainees, and the public by directing and controlling detainee movement inside and outside the facility as needed, enforcing facility regulations, monitoring and documenting detainee activities, overseeing the intake and release processes, managing visitations, logging and preparing various detainee records, transporting inmates as needed, and performing other essential duties related to the efficient operation of the facility.


Full-time, non-exempt, benefited

Working hours: 

6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. AND 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Must be able to work either shift at the department's discretion.


Columbia, Missouri


High school diploma or equivalent.
Must be 21 years of age or older.
Possess a valid operator's license at time of application and a valid Missouri operator's license at time of appointment.
Type a minimum of 25 wpm.
Must pass a medical examination, psychological examination, and a pre-employment drug screen.
Visual acuity of at least 20/200 correctable to 20/20 in both eyes.
No felony convictions.
Have not pled guilty to or have any other criminal convictions in the past 2 years, excluding traffic violations.
No marijuana use or possession in the past 2 years and no other illegal drug use or possession in the past 5 years.
No employee, while on duty, shall have visible tattoos, body brandings, body, facial or tongue piercing jewelry except for traditional ear piercings for female employees. Ear lobe stretching (also known as 'gauging') is prohibited.
Uniformed personnel whose tattoos extend below a short-sleeve uniform shirt, must wear the long-sleeve uniform shirt. Flesh-tone wraps, sleeves, band-aids, chemical covers and products such as Hide-Ink are prohibited as an alternative to coverage by clothing or uniform.
Applicant must meet minimum qualifications set forth by the FBI and MSHP CJIS Security policy.

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: 

$17.62 Additional $.65 per hour shift differential

Additional Forms Required: 

Applicant must submit a signed Authorization to Release Information, pass an on-line typing test (net 25 wpm), and submit a Military Release (Sheriff's Department).

Deadline for Application: 

Applications will be accepted until the posting is removed.

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Benefit-eligible employees receive paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, enrollment in the County Employees Retirement Fund, and two matching deferred compensation plans. Other benefits include 100% County paid or low-cost employee health insurance premium options, 100% County paid employee dental premiums, subsidized dependent premiums, and County paid long-term disability and life insurance.

An Equal Opportunity Employer