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Detention Officer-Burke County Jail ( train)

Burke County (North Carolina)
Morganton, North Carolina, United States
$29,641 to start
November 05, 2018


Position: Detention Officer

Department: Sheriff

Salary Range: $29,641 - $

Closing: Opened till filled

Primary Duties:

• Perform inmate intake, detention, care, and release work

• Observation and accompaniment of inmates inside and outside the detention center

• Accurate completion of recordkeeping

(highly desirable 12 hour shifts!)


• Completion of High School Diploma or GED required. It is desirable but not required to be supplemented by courses related to law enforcement or detention, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

• Must meet the minimum standards (background check, drug screen, etc.) set by the State of North Carolina for detention personnel

• Must have the temperament to treat detained individuals with patience, firmness, and respect.

Burke County Benefits

Highlights of Burke County Benefits include, but are not limited to:

• Premium-free health insurance for FT employees

• 12 Paid holidays

• Vested pension after 5 years

• Whole life, term life, AD&D insurance available at group rates

How to apply for this, or any, position with Burke County

If you or any qualified and interested person you know who might be interested in this position would like to apply:

• Go to URL for Burke County

• Click on pull down arrow beside Departments, and select “Human Resources”

• Click on “Find Your Career Here”

• Click on the job title for which you wish to apply

• Near the end of the job description, see “Application Process”, and follow

About Burke County

Located in the west central section of North Carolina’s mountain region, Burke County has a population of about 90,000 people and a diverse economy that includes industrial products from technological, furniture, medical, chemical, machine component and textile manufacturers. Burke County is home to the western campus of the NC School of Science and Mathematics and Western Piedmont Community College. A thriving tourism industry is driven by the charm of growing downtowns and an abundance of natural lakes, rivers, forests, mountains and protected parklands. Lake James State Park, South Mountains State Park, Linville Gorge, and the Fonta Flora State trail are located in the county, as is a portion of the Pisgah National Forest. Because of the size of these park and forest lands, the U.S. government and the state of North Carolina are two of the three largest landholders in the county. Burke County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.