Sheriff’s department now seeking confinement officer

Staff Writer

    Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg announced the sheriff’s office is accepting applications for the position of a confinement officer. There will be an opening for full-time confinement officers, along with the possibility of openings for part-time confinement officers.
    The successful applicant for this position must be dependable and reliable; possess good communication skills; have basic computer knowledge; be willing to work various shifts; willing to work in a confined area; able to handle stressful situations and work well with others.
    He or she must be able to work 12 hour shifts, which would possibly include days, nights, weekends, holidays and during inclement weather.
    Those applying must have no felony convictions and possess a valid driver’s license. He or she must have the ability to read and write English and have a high school diploma, G.E.D. or T.A.S.K. This position also requires the successful applicant to attend several training seminars and obtain various certifications. Failure to obtain the required certifications will result in termination.
    Those hired will be provided all uniforms and equipment to perform his or her duties.
    Adams County offers a benefit package which includes — but is not limited to — paid vacations, holidays, sick leave, insurance plans, retirement and 457b plan.
    Applications may be picked up from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, 911 W. Peacekeepers Way, Decatur, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; or requested by email at
    Completed applications must be returned to the Adams County Law Enforcement Detention Center. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
    Questions should be directed to Rekeweg or jail commander James Miller at the Adams County Law Enforcement Center or by calling 724-5345.