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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Part Time
Category:Jail Services
Pay:$29.42 per hour
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The Part-Time Jail Officer is under the direct supervision of a Sheriff's Command Officer. Police Officer's perform professional police work for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. This position will be assigned to the Wayne County Jail and will provide inmate security and supervision in any of the three (3) jail facilities. The Police Officer is vital to the day-to-day operation of the Sheriff's Office.

  • Required Tasks
    • Maintain and ensure the security of the Wayne County Sheriff's Jail and its prisoners.
    • Conform to rules regulations and procedures of the Wayne County Sheriff's Jail.
    • Provide for and ensure the humane treatment of prisoners.
    • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
    • Monitor, supervise and control inmate prisoners.
    • Ensure inmate adherence to laws, rules and regulations.
    • Prepare reports, inmate investigations, transport inmate prisoners, and provide emergency assistance as necessary.
    • Investigate accidents to determine cause.
    • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
    • Respond to emergency alarms and situations.
    • Ensure physical and computer accountability of all inmates and accuracy of information.
    • Required to be physically and mentally able to work a minimum of 40.5 hours per week and mandatory overtime.
    • Conduct daily headcounts to ensure that all inmates are present and accounted for.
    • Maintain operational records.
    • Prepare investigation or incident reports.
    • Record crime or accident scene evidence with video or still cameras.
    • Inspect Equipment, Structures, or Material to ensure compliance with security or safety regulations.
    • Record information about suspects or criminals.
    • Ensure the health and welfare of the inmates.
    • Other duties deemed necessary.


  • Educational Requirements
    • Be a citizen of the United States.
    • Be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
    • Three (3) years full-time paid experience in the Wayne County Sheriff's Office as a Police Officer
    • Have a valid Michigan Driver's License and a good driving record.
    • Prior to hire, have passed the MSCTC Local Corrections Officer Physical Ability Test (see for details).
    • Prior to hire, have passed the EMPCO Corrections written exam.


Background Investigation1(Pass/Fail), Personal Qualifications Interview will be rated at (60%), Experience will be worth (25%), Higher Education will be worth (15%).

1A comprehensive investigation of each applicant's background will be conducted. Applicants will be fingerprinted. A check will be made of the applicant's present and past employment, financial responsibilities, traffic violation record, conservation law conviction record and criminal conviction record. An unacceptable report of any of these records will be cause for rejection of the applicant or disqualification of the applicant's examination. A felony conviction will automatically disqualify the applicant. Reports on these and other related matters will be made a part of the investigation report. This report may be used as a partial basis for the personal qualification rating at the interview.

Applicants that are disqualified for any reason may not re-apply for a police officer examination for six (6) months from the date of disqualification.

Medical Examination:

A pre-employment medical examination, including a drug screen, is given to persons to be hired by the County to evaluate their required physical and mental health. Candidates who do not pass the medical examination and drug screen will be disqualified. APPLICANTS MUST MEET MCOLES/MSCTC STANDARDS.

The Charter County of Wayne is Michigan's largest county. We are home to 34 cities and nine townships. From Rockwood to Livonia, from Sumpter Township to the Grosse Pointes, each community in Wayne County offers residents and businesses a unique blend of opportunity to live, work, play and raise families. Headquartered in Detroit, our largest city and the automotive capital of the world, Wayne County offers a diversified economy and high standards for our residents' quality of life. Our history is rich and we take pride in being one of the most diverse communities that values culture, arts, and world-class amenities. Wayne County provides leadership that ensures the County operates efficiently, effectively, and responsibly. We provide transparently while building a stronger County inclusive of collaborations, innovation, and a clear focus on serving our residents.

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