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Detention Officer (Ottawa County)

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Detention Officer for the Ottawa County Detention Facility. This is a full time, 12 hour shift position.

The Ottawa County Detention Facility is located in Minneapolis, KS. In addition to housing local inmates, the Facility also provides inmate housing for surrounding counties. The Detention Deputy is responsible for the daily management of inmates in a direct supervision environment while maintaining safety and security therein. Duties include but are not limited to; Documenting and maintaining records of inmate activities, addressing inmate requests, performing security checks, identifying and responding to safety/ security concerns, conflict resolution

TYPE: Full Time

SALARY: The current starting rate is $11.50 an hour


No experience is required, although selected candidates are expected to achieve a level of proficiency within 6 months
18 years of age or older
High School Diploma or GED
Currently possess or be able to obtain a valid KS Driver License upon selection
US Citizen
Ability to pass a written test, physical course, background investigation, drug screen and polygraph.


Applications can be submitted via the website www.ottawacounty.org under the Ottawa County Sheriff or they can be mailed or dropped of at the Sheriff’s Office. If you have questions contact (785)392-2157

CLOSING DATE: 12/01/2017


Kansas Sheriffs' Association
Sandy Horton, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1122 • Pittsburg, KS 66762 • 620-230-0864 • Fax 620-230-0866
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