Correctional Deputy

Jennings, LA Full-time

Required Qualifications 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
  • High school diploma, GED certification or equivalent
  • A valid driver’s license


 Preferred Qualifications 

  • Two years working experience in corrections or another criminal justice field
  • Louisiana POST Certification 



  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office.
  • Maintain professional conduct at all times.
  • Maintain internal and external security of a correctional institution.
  • Observe and participate in supervision, control, and custody of inmates through both visual and auditory surveillance
  • Conduct inspections of all housing and general use areas to ensure that proper standards, facility operating procedures
  • Report all unusual occurrences, accidents, or safety hazards to supervisors
  • Books in and releases inmates.
  • Answers, transfers and responds to phone calls.
  • Escort/Transport inmates to and from various activities and appointments
  • Strictly adhere to policies safeguarding confidentiality
  • Perform related work as required, including assistance with food service, security, and maintenance duties
  • Prepares reports on activities



  •  The minimum hourly rate of pay for this position is $12.40/hr
  • Postsecondary education and Law enforcement or Corrections experience will be taken under consideration in respect to the hourly rate of pay.
  • Eligible for paid overtime
  • Employer paid Health, Vision, Dental and Life insurance for full time employees
  • Vacation and Sick time after 1 year of continuous employment
  • Eligible for additional leave when scheduled on an office holiday


Important information 

  • There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed.  Specific information about this job will be available to you in the interview process, should you be selected.
  • Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of a completed application.  Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
  • This is a 24-hour facility.  Applicants will be required to work shift work and will be required to work in close quarters with offenders. The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any non-merit factor including disability. No Civil Service test score is required to be considered for this vacancy.

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