Corrections Officer
Boone County Government - Columbia, MO

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Responsibilities: Ensuring the care and safety necessary within the detention facility.

Status: Full Time, Non-exempt

Working hours: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. AND 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Must be able to work either shift at the department’s discretion.

Qualifications: High School Diploma, or equivalent; 21 years of age or older; applicant must not have any felony convictions; must not have other criminal convictions within the last 2 years, excluding traffic violations; no marijuana use or possession in the past 2 years, and no other illegal drug use or possession in the past 10 years; vision acuity of 20/200 and correctable to 20/20 in both eyes; must possess a valid Operator’s license at time of application and a valid Missouri Operator’s license at time of appointment. Prefer previous criminal justice experience. Successful individuals must be able to meet the strenuous physical demands of detention facility management, operate keyboard equipment, enunciate with radio traffic, and exhibit exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen. Must pass the online keyboarding score with a minimum score of 25 NET wpm, or forward a copy of a valid keyboarding score taken in the last year from your local Workforce Development (Career) Center. Qualified females are encouraged to apply in order to maintain a required female officer to inmate ratio.

Salary: $28,548.00 Starting Salary; increased to $30,134.00 after 6 months of continuous employment; increased to $31,720.00 after one year of continuous employment. Additional $.40 per hour shift differential.

Deadline for Application: Applications will be accepted until the posting is removed.

Apply online at or in person at the Human Resources Department, 613 E. Ash, Boone County Annex, Room 102, Columbia, MO 65201, or call (573) 886-4395 if you have questions or need special accommodations in order to apply. Benefits include 100% County paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, pre-tax savings program, 2 weeks vacation, 12 paid holidays, matching deferred compensation plan and retirement plans. Visit to see a complete list of posted positions, submit an online application, or to print off the application.