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Detention Officer, Seward County Sheriff's Office

Located in Liberal, KS, the Seward County Sheriff's Office is seeking for highly motivated individuals to fill full time Detention Officer positions.

The Detention Officer is responsible for the care, treatment and confinement of prisoners housed in the Seward County Jail.

The Detention Officer’s position requires some degree of independent judgment, mental acuity, strong decision making and problem solving; the Detention Officer may be required to consider different courses of action or deviate from standard operating procedures in the course of his/her work.

The Detention Officer’s work entails frequent contact with the general public.

Works 12 hour shifts: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., rotating quarterly.  Every other weekend off.  Will have to work holidays is scheduled to work or possibly if on call to work.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Starting hourly rate
   -$13.91 hourly

   -Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Health and Dental Insurance
   -KPERS retirement plan


-No criminal history
-No Brady/Giglio issues
-Must be a U.S. citizen
-Must be at least 18 years of age
-Possess a high school diploma or GED
-Possess a valid driver's license

All applicants must pass a background check and oral interviews.


Contact Jessica Harp at the Seward County Sheriff's Office for any questions at 620-309-2000.  You can also visit the Seward County web site for more details about the job or fill out an application at


CLOSING DATE:  01/01/2018