Come Join Our Family!
Ingham County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Deputy performs a full range of assignments, as part of a highly motivated, team-oriented group of corrections professionals. This is a rewarding opportunity for individuals interested in a career in the criminal justice field. The Ingham County Jail currently houses nearly 450 inmates in both direct and indirect supervision housing units. While assigned to a housing unit, officers are solely responsible for the general supervision, safety and custody of up to 80 inmates in the Ingham County Jail. Duties include observing inmate activities to detect unusual or prohibited behavior; monitoring the distribution of medication; conducting inmate counts; responding to calls for assistance; and preparing written incident reports. Individuals will conduct searches of inmates and cells, and supervise inmate workers, recreational activities, visitations and contribute directly to inmate rehabilitation. Corrections Officers must be able to work independently, and use sound judgment in stressful situations. Our jail is a seven (7) day per week, twenty-four (24) hour per day operation. Work schedules will include nights, weekends, holidays, planned and unplanned overtime and shift durations of 12.25 hours.