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Employment Opportunities

The Warrick County Sheriff's Office currently employs sworn deputies, correction's officers (jailers), telecommunication officers (dispatchers), and civilian support staff (office staff, court security and kitchen staff).

The Sheriff's Office is committed to providing the citizens of Warrick County with only the highest quality of professionalism in all areas of law enforcement, whether that be with a merit officer or a civilian employee.

Below is a list of duties and responsibilities for these positions and a link to download the civilian employment application.

  1. Knowledge of jail security procedures. a.) Be able to operate jail equipment such as door panel; PA system; monitor panel and be prepared to make minor adjustments when systems go down.
  2. Communicate effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels. a.) Be able to monitor and transmit over law enforcement, emergency medical and fire channels. b.) Monitor several incoming sources of information at the same time, then direct information to its proper destination. c.) Obtain and maintain a working relationship with several outside agencies. d.) Have some working knowledge of upkeep and repair of radio room equipment.
  3. Knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation to effectively prepare call information.
  4. Attend prescribed in-service and/or training programs for certification.
  5. Obey all written and verbal commands and directions from the Sheriff, Chief Deputy, Supervisor over Communications and other Supervisors of the Warrick County Sheriff Office
  6. Have working knowledge of, and training to properly operate Text Telephone/units designed for hearing impaired.
  7. Have working knowledge of, and training to properly operate RACAL Wordsafe Recording system.
  8. Have working knowledge of, and be IDACS certified.
  9. Be mentally alert and physically able to move about work area as needed. Requires total audio and visual ability.
  10. Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents such as warrants, protective orders and restraining orders.
  11. Acquire and maintain CPR certification.
  12. Be able to read and decipher map coordinates/give map directions, and be able to communicate to officers and public, directions of map listing of county and cities.
  13. Obtain and maintain a professional and courteous manner when dealing with the public, supervisors and fellow employees.
  14. Take messages and set appointments for officers.
  15. Be available to work extra hours to cover other shifts and assist in emergency situations.
  16. Have general hazardous material information, and be able to relay information to fire departments as needed.
  17. Be able to work in highly emotional and stressful situations without losing control.
  18. Have working knowledge of and training to properly dispatch officers, medical personnel, and fire departments using the Computer Aided Dispatching system. a. Moderate typing skills b. Excellent eye/hand coordination
  19. Be able to use FAX machine.
  20. Be willing and able to make split second decisions using common sense, good judgment and willingness to take responsibility for your actions.
  21. Testify in court proceedings as required.
  22. Ability to appropriately respond to work from off duty status for emergencies.
  23. Knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling, and punctuation to effectively prepare and complete departments reports within established department deadline, ability to maintain confidentiality of department information and reports.
  24. Be able to collect money.
  25. Extinguish small fires by using a fire extinguisher and other appropriate means.
  26. Be able to have transportation to and from work in all types of weather.
  27. Be able to change computer printer paper, ribbons, time clocks.
  28. Light cleaning.
  29. Be able to work any shifts.
  30. Be able to work any holidays.
  31. Being able to work weekends.

Position Description County of Warrick
Position: Civilian Jailer Department: Jail Work schedule: Hours as assigned Job Category: POLE (Protective Occupations, Law Enforcement)

Date written: June 1997 Status: Full time Date Revised: April 2015 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 made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Maintains interior and exterior security of the Jail facility, including monitoring surveillance cameras, door controls, meals and visitors and conducting interior and exterior patrols of the facility.
  • Maintains accurate accounting of all detainees.
  • Performs booking procedures of individual being detained, including photographing/videotaping, fingerprinting, entering required information into the Jail Records Management System, receiving and receipting money and personal property, and assuring detainees are properly showered, changed into jail clothing and searched for weapons and other contraband.
  • Starts the initial Inmate Classification Process and initial Medical Screening Process.
  • Performs bonding procedures, including completing required forms, receiving and receipting bond money, returning personal belongings, having wanted warrant checks performed and releasing detainees.
  • Escorts detainees to/from the different areas of the jail facility such as visitation, recreation, class and meeting areas. Periodically assists with transport details in the absence of a second deputy.
  • Issues/monitors prescribed medications according to the orders of the Jail Medical Staff and administer Random Drug Screens as required.
  • Receives/distributes, examines and logs incoming/outgoing mail and personal items for detainees. Conducts routine inspections and searches of all cells and dormitories for contraband, and prepares written reports of the findings.
  • Ensures compliance with facility rules and regulations, and records and reports inappropriate behavior to appropriate Department personnel. Properly secures and/or physically restrains violent and uncontrollable detainees as situations demand.
  • Supervises and directs activities of Inmate Trustee Workers, such as serving meals and doing laundry, including making work assignments and assuring proper accomplishments of duties.
  • Maintains various records in Log Books and/or computer, such as medications, visits, religious and rehabilitative programs, work release, court appearances, laundry and cell checks. Prepares and submits required written reports according to Sheriff’s Office Policy.
  • Answers telephone and greets visitors, providing information and assistance, giving educational tours, taking messages or directing to appropriate individual or department. Responds to inquiries, such as visitation, Jail education and rehabilitation programs, Warrant confirmation and status of individual detainees.
  • May be given special assignments, such as Commissary or Work Release, including collecting orders, shopping/purchasing stock, paying bills, receiving/recording detainee cash and purchases, making bank deposits, reconciling bank statements, maintaining cash sheets, ledgers and computer records, preparing related reports and responding to inquiries from detainee’s family members.
  • Periodically responds to and channels detainee’s grievances following established Chain of Command Procedures.
  • Attends meetings and training sessions as required.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by Superior Officers.

Civilian Jailer Job Requirements and difficulty of work:

  • A High School Diploma or GED and successful completion of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy for Correction Officers. Ability to obtain required certifications.
  • Ability to meet all Department hiring and retention requirements, including not posing a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the work place including detainees.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to follow and make practical application of customary practices , procedures, rules, regulations and personnel policies of the Sheriff’s Office. Ability to obey all written and oral orders/directives from Superior Officers.
  • Ability to appropriately receive, secure and account for articles received in evidence, personal belongings of detainees and monies.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to properly use all assigned Department issued uniforms and/or equipment including computer, printer, calculator, camera, fingerprinting equipment, intercom system, radio, telephone, surveillance/monitoring and video cameras, handcuffs, shackles, pepper ball deployment device and other restraints.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position, including, but not limited to, sitting and walking at will, walking/standing and or sitting for long periods of time, lifting objects weighing more than fifty (50) pounds, crouching/kneeling, bending at the waist, close and far vision, reaching, handling/grasping/fingering objects, hearing sounds/communication, and physically restraining detainees during emergency situations.
  • Ability to deal swiftly, rationally and decisively with potentially violent individuals in precarious situations and perform duties despite the stress of potential injuries and/or loss of life to self and/or others. Ability to de-escalate volatile situations by means of effective conversation/negotiation.
  • Working knowledge of Standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to prepare required forms and reports within Departmental deadlines. Ability to maintain confidentiality of Departmental information and reports as required.
  • Ability to effectively listen, comprehend and communicate with co-workers, detainees and their family members, other law enforcement agencies, Department of Corrections, and the public by intercom, radio, telephone or in person, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.
  • Ability to work alone or with others in a team environment with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work evenings/nights, weekends, irregular and/or extended hours and occasionally travel out of town to transport detainees, or attend training.
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License and demonstrate a safe driving record.


  • Incumbent performs standard, recurring duties according to well-established Departmental Policies and Procedures, with priorities primarily determined by supervisor. Incumbent selects applicable methods to take authoritative action in response to situational demands. Incumbent’s work is primarily reviewed through direct observation by supervisor for compliance with Departmental Policies and Procedures. Errors in decisions or work are usually prevented through procedural safeguards, are detected by supervisory review and may lead to endangerment of self and/or others.

Personal Work Relationships:

  • Incumbent maintains frequent contact with co-workers, detainees and their family members, other law enforcement agencies, Department of Corrections, and the public for a variety of purposes, including exchanging information, explaining policies and procedures, and supervising detainees. Incumbent’s work frequently involves non-routine problem-solving to gain cooperation of offenders in situations that may jeopardize the safety and security of the facility and/or the public.
  • Incumbent reports directly to the Jail Commander.

Physical Effort and Work Environment:

  • Incumbent performs duties in a jail facility and occasionally in a vehicle transporting detainees, involving sitting and walking at will, walking/standing/ or sitting for long periods of time, lifting/carrying objects weighing more than fifty (50) pounds, crouching/kneeling, bending at waist, close and far vision, reaching, handling/grasping/fingering objects, hearing sounds/communication.
  • Incumbent is frequently exposed to the hazards associated with jail operations, such as potentially violent individuals and communicable disease.
  • No prolonged extreme physical demands are associated with the normal duties or assignments, but incumbent may exert strenuous physical effort during emergency situations, such as running distances less than one mile and/or physically restraining detainees. Incumbent must perform duties despite the stress of potential injury and/or loss of life to self and/or others.

If you feel that you meet the requirements and are able to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the positions listed above, then we invite you to click the button below and download a copy of the civilian application.

The Warrick County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



You must meet these requirements:

  • Must be a resident of the United States
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must not have a felony conviction
  • Must be able to legally possess a firearm
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license from your state of residence
  • Must not be dishonorably discharged from the military
  • Must pass a mandatory pre-hire drug screening test

Salary and benefits package:

  • Base salary of $43,089.00
  • Fifteen paid holidays ($2,487.03)
  • Paid Overtime
  • Shift differential pay
  • Longevity Pay ($700.00 increase every three years after serving five years)
  • Paid vacation
  • Insurance
  • Pension plan
  • Take home car
  • Uniform and equipment supplied



Warrick County Sheriff's Office
100 W S.R. 62
P.O. Box 487
Boonville Indiana, 47601

Phone Numbers

Office: (812) 897-6180
Fax: (812) 897-3654
Dispatch: (812) 897-1200
Jail: (812) 897-6096

Merit Board

The Sheriff's Merit Board meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the Sheriff's Office.

This meeting is open to the public.

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