Corrections Officer

The Ingham County Sheriff's Office is seeking men and women interested in a rewarding and benefit competitive career in criminal justice.

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Job Description
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 Personal History Questionnaire (Hard copy)

**Applicants must complete an Ingham County Application for Employment with a cover letter, resume and Personal History Questionnaire in order to be considered. Completed Personal History Questionnaire should be emailed back to and

Prior to completing the application, please read the following information carefully:

A written exam, administered by Empco, Inc. must be completed successfully in order to be considered for an interview.

To register for the written examination or for more information on requirements, test dates, test locations and testing fee, visit the Empco, Inc. website at

Empco testing must be completed and application received in order to be considered.

The Local Corrections Officer Physical Ability Test (LCOPAT) does not have to be completed prior to an interview, however, those who do will move through the process more expeditiously.

For more information on requirements, test dates, test locations and testing fee, visit


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.

Applicants must possess a valid Michigan Driver’s License.
Applicants must submit to a background investigation, drug testing and Psychological test.

An individual with any of the following is ineligible for consideration for employment:
A felony conviction; a pending felony or misdemeanor charge; a domestic violence conviction; or an outstanding warrant.
If selected you will be contacted for an interview.