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Detention Officer

Clay County Sheriff's Office is offering full time career opportunities for Detention Officer positions.

Open until filled


The detention center is a modernized forty-two-bed facility that houses both male and female adult detainees. The Primary purpose of this position is to provide 24-hour secure custody and proper supervision of inmates.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performing regular walkthrough inspections inside the housing units

  • Round the clock observation and monitoring

  • Escorting of inmates inside and outside the secure confines of the facility

  • Serving meals

  • Escorting medical staff and visitors to and from authorized areas

  • Perform record keeping and report documenting as required

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age

  • Have a valid driver's license

  • Pass a pre-employment drug test

  • Pass background check

  • Have H.S. Diploma/GED

Salary and Benefits

  • Starting annual salary for these positions is $34,631.00 (uncertified) and $36,363.00 (certified) - certification is NOT necessary to begin work

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Retirement

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Annual longevity pay

  • Training and other law enforcement career advancement opportunities

Required Documents

Completed Application

How to Apply

Complete the online application and upload any documents if required. You can save and come back to the application later if needed.

If you experience any difficulty with the online application or need assistance, please contact us.

Email the required documents to: 


Hand deliver the required documents to:

345 Courthouse Drive, Suite 1

Hayesville, NC 28904

How to Apply
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