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You may also enjoy getting to know our employees and their areas of expertise. We could not be more proud of the level of professionalism that they bring to public safety in Vermillion County. Every job here is demanding and we believe each person has equal value to the way the Sheriff’s Office is run.
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I have strived throughout my career as a police officer to form a bond with the community I serve. This website is only a small illustration of that goal. If you have a clear view as to what we are trying to accomplish, if you get to know us on a more personal level, if we can “demystify” what goes on inside our (your) building, then I am convinced you will find a greater comfort level when dealing with the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office.
Thank you for visiting and most of all, thanks for your continued support!
Your Sheriff, Mike Phelps
October 17, 2018
Corrections/Dispach Officer Applications being Accepted (will be trained for both positions).
Vermillion County Jail/911 Dispatch Center
$31,515 - $34,515 a year
This position is located at the Vermillion County Jail/911 Dispatch Center. All Jail and 911 Dispatchers are dual trained for both positions and you will be assigned where you are needed.
As an entry level Correctional Officer, incumbent serves in a developmental capacity, under the overall supervision of a Supervisory Correctional Officer and a Training Coordinator. Incumbent undergoes an intensive training program, which consists of formal classroom instruction, demonstrations, selected reading in the correctional field, and on-the-job training (OJT) under supervision.
Correctional Officers enforce the regulations governing the operation of the facility, serving as both a supervisor and counselor of inmates. During emergencies or other periods of heavy workload or limited staff, may be required to work long and irregular hours, unusual shifts, Sundays, holidays and unexpected overtime. Duties include but are not limited to the following under close supervision. As training progresses the supervision becomes more intermittent.
Enforces rules and regulations governing facility security, inmate accountability and inmate conduct to ensure judicial sanctions are carried out and inmates remain in custody. Provides custody and security of inmates including observing actions of inmates. Conduct pat and strip searches of offenders. Restraining and securing sometimes assaultive inmates; escorts/transports offenders by walking and/or vehicles (day and night time). Submit disciplinary reports on inmate violations of rules and regulations and submit reports on illegal or questionable occurrences. Conducts inventory of individual inmate property and documents. Assist in the supervision of inmates in living quarters, visiting hall, during recreational activities, while in transit and during sleeping hours. Count inmates at designated and random times as instructed. Maintains accountability of inmates assigned to work detail. Respond to emergency situations such as escape, suicide, riot and other disturbance, in accordance with Department policies, procedures, rules, regulations and post orders. Perform other related duties as assigned.
The Dispatch Officer will work in the Communications Center which is a twenty-four hour, seven days per week operation which includes rotating 12 hour shifts that include nights, weekends, and holidays. Being the primary answering point for all emergency (911) and service calls from the public, this job fast-paced and requires multi-tasking skills and the ability to make quick decisions in violent and/or highly emotional situations while maintaining a courteous, calm, and effective demeanor utilizing a multi-agency Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. You will enter and retrieve data in the system, process general information requests for the public or other agencies, and will assign, track, monitor, and disseminate information to field units via appropriate radio frequencies and computer systems.
Must be 18 years of age.
High School Diploma or GED
Possess and maintain a valid drivers' license.
2 to 3 years of general work experience/or combination of experience and post-secondary education.
Must be able to possess a firearm
Must pass pre-employment testing
Pass a thorough background investigation of character and personal history
Must pass a polygraph
Must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening
Must pass Pre-employment physical examination to include TB testing prior to entry on duty (cost incurred by applicant)
Must be able to work rotating shifts
This position is identified as High Potential Risk (HPR). All applicants and selectees for employment are tested for drugs and are subject to random drug/alcohol testing.
Selectees to this position are designated as Essential Personnel.
It’s important that candidates:
Be empathetic and objective to understanding of persons in custody to effectively manage inmates.
Be able to demonstrate tact with others
Be of good moral character
Demonstrate leadership in program and services to show that they can effectively manage inmate population.
Selectee will be eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave. PERF is included.
Work is performed in a Correctional/penal setting with and around inmates.
Application available HERE or from the Sheriff’s Office/Jail
Vermillion County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.