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A noble career journey begins here

The Lucas County Sheriff’s Office is always on the lookout for determined men and women to serve as corrections officers.

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Officers stand in uniform, with a focus on shoulder badges.

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Before I became a corrections officer, a job like this wasn’t even on my radar. There was so much I didn’t know.

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A woman in civilian clothing walks toward the entrance of the Lucas County Corrections Center.

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But I knew I needed to do something.

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The same woman walks inside the corrections center, but she is now in full uniform.

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For my own good, and the betterment of my community.

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Corrections officers work inside the booking command center.

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Before I started, I didn’t know how hard I would work.

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An officer receives an award from a superior, and a group of fellow officers applaud.

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I didn’t know how rewarding my work could be. I didn’t know that I would be joining a family, instead of just a team.

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An officer stands inside the corrections center.

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I didn’t know how much pride I would take in my job

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An officer stands next to a patrol vehicle with the Toledo skyline in the background.

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I didn’t know that this job would be my first step into something different, something great.

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Two officers engage in a grappling exercise on training mats.

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It wasn’t easy, and I was tested.

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An officer scans an inmate using a full-body scanner, and a second officer takes an inmate’s fingerprints.

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But this is a noble career journey. So, I gave it my all.

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An officer speaks on the radio inside a patrol vehicle before that patrol vehicle speeds down a roadway.

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And today, I understand so much more than ever before.

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Two officers participate in a handcuffing training exercise, and a third officer in riot gear pulls down his helmet’s face shield.

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I’ve learned the physical skills to keep myself and others safe.

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An officer calms a civilian, and an officer leads a handcuffed individual into an elevator.

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I learned the mental skills to anticipate and de-escalate potentially harmful situations.

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A patrol vehicle, with flashing lights, is parked outside the Lucas County Courthouse.

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I now know that I can help shape and protect the community.

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An officer handcuffs an individual. A parked patrol vehicle sits with flashing lights.

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I was ready for the challenge, and I was ready to serve a purpose.

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A patrol vehicle crosses the Anthony Wayne Bridge in Toledo.

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So, I embraced this opportunity. Now I embrace my future.

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A road officer stands in front of a patrol vehicle.

A court officer stands in front of a judge’s bench.

A detective stands in an office.

A command officer stand in front of a jail cell.

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And from here, tomorrow is wide open.

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Several officers stand with patrol vehicles in front of the Lucas County Courthouse.

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Become a Lucas County corrections officer.

Visit lucascountysheriff.org today

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Corrections Officer

General Duties

Supervises activities of inmates in units, ensuring that they are kept in secure custody; observes inmate behavior and activities; maintains discipline and order and reduces the risk of escapes, assaults, and injuries by enforcing institutional rules and procedures; assesses new inmate’s immediate condition and needs; performs regular inmate and security checks; advises and/or reminds inmates as necessary of directives and/or rules.

Provides coverage, on a rotational basis, to increasingly diverse post assignments within the Lucas County Corrections Center; reviews written post instructions and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with those written instructions; as directed, records activities in daily log.

Maintains accurate, complete and timely records of inmate activities and other occurrences; records activities in daily log; as appropriate, prepares incident reports and provides input to adjustment reports as appropriate and required and to use the appropriate reporting forms (Corrections Officers Reports, Critical Incident Reports, General Offense Reports, etc.) as directed; briefs incoming shift staff on information pertinent to maintaining safe and secure operations;  reports situations not covered by instructions to supervisor.

Assists as required with distribution/retrieval of commissary orders and deliveries; operates the electronic locking system and other security devices.

Monitors visitor (attorney, clergy, etc.) activity on the floor, ensuring that security-restricted areas are not compromised and that the Lucas County Sherriff’s Office policy and procedures are followed; escorts, as required, visitors, contract personnel and vendors to and from the security area of the Lucas County Corrections Center and ensures that all are accompanied throughout the conduct of their business on the floor. 
 
Responds in a timely and appropriate manner to inmate questions and concerns.

Request more information about becoming a corrections officer, and a member of our recruitment team will contact you soon. You can also fill out the application here: LCSO CORRECTIONS OFFICER PRELIMINARY APPLICATION

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Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse

General Duties

Responsible for rendering nursing care to inmates confined at the Lucas County Corrections Center and consulting for the Correctional Treatment Facility and Work Release Program within the scope of the nursing license through medical orders and treatment protocols of the responsible physician and under the direction of the nursing director.

RN & LPN JOB DESCRIPTION .pdf

 

All interested registered nurses and licensed practical nurses may submit a preliminary application by directly utilizing this link: Medical Services Application

 

 

 

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Part-Time Field Operations and Corrections Officer Positions

The Lucas County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for part-time employment as a deputy on the Road Patrol or Corrections Officers inside the jail. These part-time officers will be scheduled in advance to cover vacancies. Part-time employees will be required to possess a valid OPOTA law enforcement or corrections officer certificate. Part-time positions will be paid at an hourly rate of $30. Overtime and paid vacation will not be available, however sick time will be earned based on the number of hours worked. Part-time employment will consist of scheduled shifts that will range between 4 and 12 hours per day, but will not exceed 16 hours in a week.

Download a copy of the job description, application and “Permission for Release of Information for Background Investigation.” All Part-Time Officer applicants should review this material thoroughly. All completed applications (including the permission for release of information for background investigation) should be emailed to Sandy Heban, Administrative Assistant to the Sheriff, at sheban@co.lucas.oh.us

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Reserve Deputy Program

General Duties

The Lucas County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for its Reserve Deputy Program. This reserve unit will consist of both certified and non-certified deputy sheriffs who will be readily available to assist the sheriff when called upon for various situations in Lucas County, Ohio.

Download a copy of the program description, application and “Permission for Release of Information for Background Investigation.” All Reserve Deputy Program applicants should review this material thoroughly. All completed applications (including the permission for release of information for background investigation) should be emailed to Sandy Heban, administrative assistant to the sheriff, at sheban@co.lucas.oh.us.

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Records Clerk

The Records Clerk is that person who performs all clerical functions associated with the operation of the Lucas County Sheriff's Office Records Section, including taking, entering, and filing criminal and other incident reports, processing arrest warrants and fingerprints, performing records checks, and dealing with miscellaneous requests form the LCSO staff, the news media and other members of the general public.

Job Responsibilities and Duties/Tasks

  • To enter warrants, and Civil and Temporary Protection Orders in appropriate computer system [NORIS/LEADS/NCIC].
  • To process fugitive\warrant requests.
  • To prepare good time and credit time reports preparatory to inmate transfers to correctional institutions or other jails.
  • To file booking sheets and daily log papers and other documents emanating from the courts, probation, or parole entities.
  • To process records check requests.
  • To process all incident reports, affixing UCR codes and internal numbering.
  • To process all requests for incident report copies.
  • To complete sex offender registration forms.
  • To enter all incident reports in NORIS/CRIS.
  • To complete monthly warrant validations.
  • To process expungement orders form courts.
  • To process requests for records kept and maintained by the Lucas County Sheriff's Office Records Section.
  • To confirm warrants for inquiring law enforcement entities.

To perform any and all other lawful tasks as assigned by supervisor, persons in chain of command, or Sheriff  

 

The application process for this position has been closed (03/25/2022).

 

 

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Corrections Center Counselor

We are currently not accepting applications for this position.

The Lucas County Sheriff’s Office (Corrections Division) is now accepting applications for the position of Counselor. 

The Counselor, assigned to the Corrections Division, Inmate Services Section, is that person most directly responsible for providing counseling and supportive services to inmates confined at the Lucas County Corrections Center and otherwise in the custody of the Lucas County Sheriff.

All prospective applicants will be required to pass the (COPAT) Corrections Officer Physical Ability test, medical examination, and psychological assessment.  If employed by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office. All prospective hires will be required to attend and pass the (free of cost) basic corrections academy within two years of employment.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in relevant discipline is required.
  • Certification as a Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, or eligibility to sit for certification testing is preferred.

Job Responsibilities and Duties/Tasks:

  • To conduct inmate interviewing and assessment.
  • To participate in decision making regarding inmate classification.
  • To provide crisis intervention counseling.
  • To provide suicide prevention and supportive counseling.
  • To assist inmate in dealing with personal problems and to help the inmate adjust to incarceration.
  • To conduct on-going evaluation of inmates’ adjustment and special needs.
  • To refer inmates to appropriate jail based programs and services.
  • To respond to inmates’ questions regarding bond, court dates, and court case processing.
  • To complete required reports and to maintain case file records.
  • To complete housing floor rounds.
  • To assist with inmate visitation and other internal programs.
  • To provide appropriate counseling to special needs inmates.

To perform any and all other lawful tasks as assigned by supervisor, persons in chain of command, or Sheriff  

 

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Medical Services Clerk

This Job Posting Is Now Closed 11/18/2022

The Medical Section clerk is responsible for the clerical and office tasks related
to inmate health care, as directed by the Director, Medical Section.

Job Responsibilities & Duties/Tasks
• To process all medical invoices, including itemizing, confirming, submitting
vouchers for payment; and maintaining a data/file system to record and track
invoices.


• To process physicians' orders on clerical-related procedures, such as
appointment setting, posting lab and X-ray orders, distributing inmate activity restriction
memos, and the like.


• To perform all office-related activities, such as typing, filing, stocking,
ordering, organizing and making secure files, distribution of memos, collecting
and processing records, data and statistical compilation, computer data
processing, phones, correspondence, and the like.

• To work as a team with nursing staff to coordinate inmate health care
processing.

• To assist in training of new employees in clerical-related areas.

• To perform any and all other lawful tasks as assigned by supervisor, persons
in chain of command, or Sheriff.

Chain of Command
Abides by the following chain of command:
• Section Head: Director, Medical Section
• Corrections Administrator
• Chief Deputy Sheriff
• Sheriff

 

Comprehensive job benefits

Employees of the Sheriff’s Office have a better benefits package than most state employees. Those benefits include:

  • Competitive wages 
  • Multiple paid holidays
  • Full medical and life insurance
  • Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
  • Deferred compensation 
  • Accrued vacation 
  • Paid sick time