Jail Officer

Job Title: Jail Officer

Salary range: $23.00 - $24.17

Department: Police Department

Hours: Full Time

Job Description:

City and Borough of Sitka seeks a qualified team member to fill the full-time, permanent position of Jail Officer. The principal function of an employee in this class is to supervise inmate activities, to ensure the safety of inmates, and the security of the Jail Facility. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Jail Supervisor. The principal duties of this class are performed in a work environment in which the employee may be subjected to a variety of hazards and the potential for personal injury.                                                                    


PERS Defined Contribution Retirement

SBS Annuities program 6.13% match

Employer Paid Life Insurance (employee and dependents)

Employer Paid Medical Dental Vision (employee and dependents)

Annual Leave & Sick Leave

Paid Holidays

Floating Holidays

Eligible for 457 Retirement Plans with Empower, ICMA-RC and Waddell & Reed

Eligible for Supplemental Insurance Plans with USAble, AFLAC, American Fidelity, and State of Alaska



  • Provides direct supervision of inmates incarcerated within the City and Borough Jail Facility.
  •  Completes all booking and releases and related procedures, including fingerprinting, photographing, accounting and documentation of inmate’s possessions, time accounting, classification, and assignment of inmates to cells. conducting breath tests, collecting urine samples, administering medications, and performing inmate and jail facility searches as needed.
  • Conducts hourly checks of the inmates and facility, thoroughly documenting the inmates activities, based on set routines and emergency procedures, including monitoring for possible mental or physical health related issues;
  • Serves inmate meals, processes special requests, prepares inmates for court appearances and attends to related inmate needs according to prescribed Departmental and Department of Corrections guidelines.
  • Performs Jail Facility and cell inspections as necessary.
  • Maintains thorough and accurate records of inmate activities and Jail Facility issues.
  • Supervises all persons visiting inmates or the Jail Facility.
  • Transports inmates to court appearances, medical appointments, the airport, and/or other locations, as needed.
  • Keeps immediate supervisor and/or their designee fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.
  • Responds to citizens’ questions, comments, and concerns in a courteous and timely manner.
  • Communicates and coordinates regularly to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.
  • Willingness to wear uniform and issued equipment. Willingness to always maintain a professional appearance.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Acceptable Experience and Training:

Skills and Requirements:

  • An understanding of basic Windows program commands.
  • Possession of a driver’s license issued by the State of Alaska;
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
  • Ability to become APSIN certified within six (6) months of employment;
  • Certification from the Alaska Department of Corrections Municipal Correctional Officer Academy, or the ability to obtain certification within one (1) year of employment.
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