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DGSO Open Positions DGSO February 3, 2023

DGSO Open Positions

Current Job openings include:

Correction Officers


Douglas County (KS) is accepting applications for Corrections Officers, with immediate openings.

Successful applicants will work at the Douglas County Correctional Facility, a state-of-the-art 186-bed direct supervision facility for adults.

Required qualifications include a high school diploma (or G.E.D.), basic word processing and computer skills, good written and oral communication skills.

Douglas County is dedicated to eliminating racial inequities. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain working relationships with diverse co-workers, community members, and customers.

Candidates must pass a background check, written, physical fitness, and drug testing. A polygraph examination will be required. Shift work mandatory.

Starting salary is $26.72 per hr. with excellent benefits.

  • New employees immediately start accruing 4.5 hours of vacation leave and 4.75 hours of sick leave every pay period (two weeks). These hours increase after every five years employed with the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Eight hours of personal leave are also awarded to employees in one calendar year.
  • There are also nine holidays in a calendar year that employees are either paid (if not worked) or receive holiday pay (double and half hourly wage -if worked).
  • Corrections officers are provided all of their uniforms (except footwear) and equipment needed for their job.
  • Employees also have access to a free on-site gym, track and obstacle course.
  • Provided Dry Cleaning Services.
  • Health insurance beginning the first day of the month following start date.
  • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance with various dependent coverage levels available.
  • Discounted fitness club memberships and other voluntary benefits.
  • Retirement: Kansas Public Employees Retirement Systems (KPERS), Optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plans available.
  • TWO approved Veteran Affair (V.A) / G.I. Bill Education Benefit Programs.
  • V.A. Coordinator on staff.

Cook \ Food Service Worker

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a Food Service Worker/Cook at the Douglas County Correctional Facility. The primary functions of this position include:

· Assisting in the preparation, cooking and storage of food;

· Coordinates cooking activities to have meals ready to serve at scheduled times;

· Checks the quality of raw or cooked food products to ensure that standards are met;

· Checks the quantity and quality of received products; works with vendors to insure appropriate credits when necessary;

· Inspect supplies, equipment, or work areas to ensure conformance to established standards;

· Assists with estimating amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients;

· Assists in the ordering of some food items and supplies as needed; performs all necessary documentation;

– Assists in cleaning of work areas and equipment.

Supervision of inmate workers during food preparation, service and clean-up is required.

Some kitchen experience is required. Experience in institutional or large-volume cooking is preferred but not mandatory. ServSafe certification is helpful. If not ServSafe certified must complete and pass the course prior to completion of the introductory period.

Must pass a mandated background investigation and drug screening; may be required to take a polygraph test.

Must comply with shift work including weekends, holidays and overtime and must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license at time of appointment.

Starting pay is $17.16/hr with excellent benefits which include:

– Medical, dental, prescription coverage;

– Life insurance;

– Discounted fitness club memberships;

– Other voluntary benefits;

– Paid time off (14 Vacation days, 15 Sick days accrued per year, 1 day Personal Leave, 10 Paid Holidays);

– Retirement with Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS);

– Optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plans available.

Full & Part-time positions available.

Starting Salary: $17.16 – $25.26 hourly