Marion County Deputies may be assigned to the Jail Division, with the primary duties of securing and care for inmates. In addition, deputies may be assigned to secure the City-County Building and Sheriff’s Headquarters.
Deputies perform law enforcement functions as required in and around the facilities, provide information and assistance to City-County employees and visitors, and other duties as directed by the Sheriff. Advancement opportunities available upon completion of one year of employment.
Examples of Duties
Custody and care of jail inmates
Maintain security in all detention areas, City-County Building,
Communicate with inmates’ families, attorneys, personnel
of other government agencies, and the public.
Conduct inmate admissions and releases
Fingerprint and photograph inmates
Escort and transport inmates/visitors
Complete records, reports and forms
Respond to emergency situations within the facility
- Enter and retrieve computer data
- Perform searches of inmates and/or arrested subjects
- Account for inmate/arrestee property
- Attend regular in-service training session
Be a citizen of the United States
Be at least 21 years of age
Have a high school diploma or acceptable HSE
No felony or battery conviction
Able to work any shift or duty schedule
Successfully complete a comprehensive written exam, physical agility
assessment, and oral interview
Submit to Character and Background investigation but not limited to:
Be in sound mental and physical health verified by a physician designated
by the Agency.
There is no recourse to rejection by the Agency’s physician.
Independent judgment is used on a regular basis, with guidance from supervisory staff.
It is the policy of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office if an applicant is unsuccessful in completing any portion of the pre-employment screening, the applicant may not reapply for the same position for the period of one calendar year from the date notified. The duration of the pre-employment screening may extend up to one calendar year depending on number of available positions.
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