Davis County Government
  • Farmington, UT, USA
  • 22.64-39.18 per hour Salary based on qualifications and experience.
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Salary: $22.64 - $39.18 Hourly

Location: Farmington, Utah

Job Type: Full-Time

Department: Corrections

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Davis County Jail operates 24 hours per day 7 days per week,

this position requires working weekends, holidays and rotating shifts.

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Davis County Sheriff's Office is looking to hire full-time Correctional Officers. Are you wanting a career in law enforcement? Would you like to help keep the citizens of Davis County safe? Are you mentally and physically strong and known for your positive attitude? Is working in an office cubicle your worst nightmare? If so, please read on!

This Correctional Officer position pays $22.64 - $39.18/hr, depending on experience. Our excellent benefits start on the first day and include medical, dental, vision, generous annual/sick leave, paid holidays, retirement, and more! Is this the law enforcement opportunity for you? Apply today!


From rugged red rocks to superb ski slopes, Utah has it all including 5 national parks! It's both a great place to raise a family and a great place to retire. While structured and traditional, we are equally focused on innovation for the future.

Known for our natural resources, we are also brimming with human resources. And, we are committed to attracting and utilizing the best of that human capital to help us accomplish our mission with ever-increasing efficiency and the highest degree of integrity. We show our employees that we value them by offering awesome benefits, work-life balance, and opportunities for professional development.


As one of our Correctional Officers, you start your law enforcement career by completing POST academy. While the physical fitness requirements are challenging, you thrive on that challenge. Once you start work with full responsibilities, you believe it was worth it. You are the kind of person that needs to be needed and, boy, are you ever needed here. In this law enforcement position, you are not just punching a clock.

You care about people and, in your profession, you affect people profoundly in two ways. First, you keep the citizens safe, ensuring that the people who might cause them harm don't run free. And, second, you have an opportunity to be a positive influence on those whose lives have taken small detours or even very dark turns. You believe in the intrinsic value of all humanity and tend to be both persistent and optimistic--traits that keep you going.

The only thing that could break you would be having to sit in a cubicle all day pushing papers. You love that your chosen career provides both physical and mental challenges as well as human interaction and new surprises every day. As you work with offenders, you are always respectful but not easily manipulated. Your integrity is impeccable. What some people call stressful, you call a worthwhile challenge.

Physical fitness testing requirement are:

21 Push ups, 1.5 minute plank, 13 inch vertical jump, 1.5 mile run in 16 minutes


    • At least 21 years old
    • High school diploma
    • US citizen
  • No experience necessary!

We will sponsor new hires through POST(Peace Officer Standards Training) academy, providing paid training. Are you service-oriented? Do you have the ability to self-regulate, remain calm in the face of anger, and effectively de-stress in your time off? Do you have excellent communication skills? Can you work effectively under pressure? Do you have both confidence and humility as well as the ability to exercise good judgment? If so, you just might be perfect for this Correctional Officer position!


Schedules vary and include overtime. This is a 24/7 operation including nights and weekends.


If you feel that you would be right for this law enforcement position for the Davis County Sheriff's Office, please fill out our mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!



Under general supervision of the Corrections Sergeant, controls all activities and movement of jail inmates with regard to the health, welfare and security of each prisoner.


This position works with and around inmates. Employees must use sensory perceptions of seeing, hearing, and smelling in order to be alert and aware of their surroundings at all times. Employees must be able to detect and discern emergency and/or threatening situations in the jail facility.

Guards inmates in the County jail assuming responsibility for all needs of prisoners during detention.

Accepts custody of inmates from arresting officers; may prepare arrest records identifying prisoners and charge assigned; receives and processes incoming prisoners; takes fingerprints and photographs of inmates; assists in classifying inmates; locks prisoner in cell after searching for weapons, valuables or drugs; secures inmates' money and property. Maintains control of hostile, combative, and intoxicated inmates.

Conducts searches of inmates' housing areas; visually monitors inmates' movement and activities; delivers and picks up meal trays and other items to inmates; may distribute commissary items purchased by inmates; inspects and distributes mail to inmates; monitors visits and telephone calls; may provide first aid or other simple medical attention; prepares inmates for transportation and accompanies inmates to court or other areas of the jail facility.

Utilizes community resources when necessary to provide services to inmates.

Responds to emergency situations (e.g., altercations, illness, injury) throughout the jail facility and prepares required documentation and reports; provides medical assistance or refers inmates to medical staff as necessary; restrains inmates as necessary; responds to inmates' requests and complaints.

Performs related duties as assigned.


1. Education and Experience:

This is a career ladder position; applicants will be considered for the highest level posted for which they qualify.

Correctional Officer I: High School graduation. Preference for Correctional Officer certification in the State of Utah.

Correctional Officer II: High school graduation plus at least thirty (30) months of full-time experience as a Correctional Officer, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.

Correctional Officer III: High school graduation (or equivalent) plus at least five (5) years of full-time experience as a Correctional Officer; an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

2. Special Qualifications:

Correctional Officer I: Must be able to become certified as a Basic Correctional Officer (BCO) and Special Functions Officer (SFO) through the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy (POST) within twelve months of hire date; maintain certification and complete required annual training.

Correctional Officer II & III: Must be certified (or certifiable) as a Basic Correctional Officer (BCO) and Special Functions Officer (SFO) through the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy (POST); maintain certification and complete required annual training.

Must pass the Davis County Sheriff's Office background investigation. As part of the background investigation, the DCSO requests that all applicants submit to a pre-employment eye detect examination.

Must be at least 21 years old at the time of certification for Special Functions Officer (SFO).

Must be either a United States citizen; or a lawful resident of the United States who has been in the United States legally for at least five years; and has legal authorization to work in the United States.

Must pass the Davis County Sheriff's Office Physical Fitness Standard prior to employment and for POST certification.

Must participate and undertake a valid attempt in the physical fitness testing annually.

Employees driving a personal or a County vehicle for job related travel must possess a valid driver license and must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents). Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.

3. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of jail procedures and laws applying to incarceration, booking procedures, and jail security practices/procedures.

Skill in: weaponless self-defense and restraining techniques; the use of restraining devices.

Ability to: work rotating shifts, weekend, and holidays; complete all booking procedures; observe multiple activities and respond quickly to inappropriate inmate conduct; use sensory perceptions of seeing, hearing, and smelling to be alert and aware of surroundings at all times, and to detect and discern emergency and/or threatening situations; identify dangers involved with handling inmates; understand and enforce jail policies, procedures and practices; restrain unruly inmates; adjust, cope, and respond quickly in emergency situations; exercise sound judgment; interact effectively with multiple inmates from divergent backgrounds; prepare clear and concise reports; perform data entry on computers; communicate effectively (orally and in writing); follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the general public.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

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