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Clayton County Sheriff's Office


Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of modern penology and criminology; some knowledge of the operations of the criminal justice system; general knowledge of individual and group behavior in an institutional setting; thorough knowledge of the laws applicable to correctional operations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and officials in the County and other criminal justice system agencies, and the general public; ability to ensure discipline and to deal effectively with noncompliance; ability to develop contingency plans to deal with emergency situations and to act decisively in the event of the same; ability to prepare and maintain records and reports;




Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by special course work in corrections and considerable experience in law enforcement or correctional institutional work including some supervisory experience.

Must be certified Jailor and certified dispatcher to include maintaining annual Jailer and dispatcher trainings. Possession of all qualifications for this position as required by Clayton County and the State of Iowa.


The Jail Administrator shall have the ability to do the following:

1.  Drive a motor vehicle;
2.  Assist with the control of prisoners;
3.  Take persons into custody;
4.  Transport persons to jail, courthouse, hospital, or other medical facilities;
5.  Use Departmental equipment, including telephones, computers, and radios.

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for the newly created position of Jail Administrator.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 5th and should be returned to the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, Attention Sheriff Mike Tschirgi.  Applicants must be currently certified Jailor/Dispatchers in the State of Iowa and supervisory experience in a corrections or dispatch environment is preferred.  Starting pay will be based on experience and between $35,214 and $37,939.  Any questions can be addressed to the Sheriff.

Clayton County is an equal opportunity employer.

Minimum Qualifications