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Corrections/Dispatch Officer Applications (will be trained for both positions).
Vermillion County Jail/911 Dispatch Center $36,500 – $39,000 a year (quarterly raises through the first 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.

Correctional Officers enforce 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, visitation booths, 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.

Dispatch Officer: The Dispatch Officer will work in the Communications Center which is a twenty-four-hour, seven-days-per-week operation that 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.

Minimum Qualifications
Must be 21 years of age (in some cases, this may be waived).
High School Diploma or GED/HSE
Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license (you will transport offenders day/night time)
Has 1-year probationary period.
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 12-hour shifts (day and night shifts)

Additional Information
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 for this position are designated as essential personnel. It’s important that candidates: Be empathetic and objective in understanding of persons in custody to effectively manage inmates, be able to demonstrate tact with others, be of good moral character, and 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 and paid overtime for working on county-designated holidays.

Work Environment
Work is performed in a Correctional/penal setting with and around offenders. Application available HERE or from the Sheriff’s Office/Jail (make sure to put DOB & SSN on the app)

Vermillion County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Application for Merit Deputy Sheriff & Reserve Deputy Sheriff
Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office.
Starting salary for a Merit Deputy is $47,200.

Basic Requirements: 
(See attached application for more details or obtain at the Vermillion Co Sheriff’s Office/Jail)
Must be 21 years of age or older and a high school graduate or equivalent.
Must submit to a background investigation and polygraph exam
Must possess excellent keyboarding skills, ability to multi-task and utilize several computers at once.
Must be able to handle both fast-paced, high-stress situations that require quick decisions that can be followed by periods of downtime.
Must be able to work a wide variety of shifts (mainly 12-hr shifts) including nights, weekends and holidays.
Ability to complete an extensive training program, obtain required certifications, some of which include travel.
Must pass random drug testing.
Has 1-year probationary period.
Perform physical fitness test as required by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (
The successful candidate must be a resident of Vermillion County or must agree to relocate to Vermillion County within a reasonable period of time (not later than six months after hire).

Additional Information Sheet available at the Sheriff’s Office/Jail with the application or by clicking HERE (pdf).

Vermillion County is an Equal opportunity employer