Corrections Officer

Starting Wage: Effective 8/27/23 – $22.00 with lateral pay and vacation for prior years of service considered. $4,000 sign-on bonus.

Ionia County offers a rich benefit package that includes the following:

  • Health Insurance – employee 5% premium copay
  • Employer Health Savings Account Contribution of $900 annually
  • Voluntary Dental and Vision
  • MERS Defined Benefit Pension
  • 457 Deferred Compensation – voluntary
  • Group Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Group Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Vacation, Sick/Personal Days & Holiday pay
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED, supplemented by one or more years of correctional experience; Associates Degree or Bachelor Degree a plus. Applicant must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license.

Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council pre- employment minimum standards for mental and physical fitness – see information at www.misctc.org.

All applicants must complete and pass a written test by accessing the www.empco.net website prior to applying for this position. To register, click on the Sheriffs’ Candidates and Applicants icon. The cost associated with this test is the responsibility of the applicant. All past applications and resumes need to be updated to include the pre-employment testing standards.

General Summary

Full-time corrections officer position: Must be able to perform expected duties required for the daily operations of the jail. Must pass extensive background check and must be willing to work weekends, nights and holidays.

Please send an application, résumé, and cover letter to hr@ioniacounty.org, or

Undersheriff Andrew Bucholtz
Ionia County Sheriff’s Office
133 E. Adams St.
Ionia, MI 48846

Posting will remain open until filled. Ionia County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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To apply for an open position, download the Ionia County Employment Application and return it to:

Ionia County Administrative Building
Human Resources
101 West Main St.
Ionia, MI 48846

Employment Application