Employment

*The following positions are posted for information only. There is no guarantee of job availability from the Vernon County Sheriff's Office and any posted information including position, pay, and benefits is subject to change. The Vernon County Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Continuous Job Opening

*All job applications must begin with an online job assessment. If you would like to be considered for employment with the VCSO, please click on the assessment link under the corresponding job title.

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Detention Officer:

Detention Officer Assessment

Pay Range: $10.88 - $11.50 

Responsibilities: 

Guard inmates in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

Skills:

  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring

 

Requirements:

  • 18 or older
  • High School Degree or GED
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check
  • Drug and Physical/Fitness Screening

 Benefits:

  • Paid time off: vacation, holiday, sick pay
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Healthcare spending (HSA)
  • Gym membership discount program
  • Retirement Program

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Transportation Officer:

Transportation Officer Assessment

Pay Range: $10.88-$11.50

Responsibilities:
 
The Transportation Officer will transport inmates to and from the Vernon County Jail and other detention facilities, oversee and conduct video arraignment court with courts from multiple jurisdictions, perform booking procedures of inmates. The Transportation Officer is responsible for safety and security of inmates and the public during transportation between facilities. 
 
 Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Possess a valid operator's license at time of application and a valid Missouri operator's license at time of appointment. Must have a clean driving record
  • Type a minimum of 35 wpm.
  • Visual acuity of at least 20/200 correctable to 20/20 in both eyes.
  • Pass a medical examination and a pre-employment drug screen prior to appointment.
  • Applicants must be able to meet the strenuous physical demands of Transportation Officers and Detention Officers activities which include, at a minimum, ability to engage in physical incidents using approved restraint techniques and devices and to operate law enforcement equipment, including firearms.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Have not plead guilty to or have any other criminal convictions in the past 2 years, excluding traffic violations.
  • Uniformed personnel whose tattoos extend below a short-sleeve uniform shirt, must wear the long-sleeve uniform shirt. Flesh-tone wraps, sleeves, band-aids, chemical covers and products such as Hide-Ink are prohibited as an alternative to coverage by clothing or uniform. The VCSO may make exceptions to this policy if tattoos are not considered offensive or inappropriate.  
  • Applicant must meet minimum background qualifications set forth by the FBI and MSHP CJIS Security policy.

 Benefits:

  • Paid time off: vacation, holiday, sick pay
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Healthcare spending (HSA)
  • Gym membership discount program
  • Retirement Program

 

 
 
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