Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office
Jackson, Missouri
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The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office has openings for the position of Correctional Officer. The main responsibility of Correctional Officer is to maintain security within the detention facility, enforce facility rules and regulations, and process inmate into and out of the jail.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, be a U.S. Citizen, be a resident of the State of Missouri, and not have a felony record or conviction involving moral turpitude. Starting pay is approximately $24,000/yr. In addition to pay, the position includes a standard county benefits package, including 12 paid holidays, two retirement programs, health, dental, and vision insurance, one week of vacation after 1 year, two weeks of vacation after 2 years, and a monthly uniform allowance.

Applicants will be required to participate in and successfully complete the hiring process. Applicants will be subject to a background investigation and will be subject to meeting the requirements of employment with Cape Girardeau County.

An application packet can be picked up at the front desk at 216 N. Missouri, Jackson Missouri or obtained from our website. Applications may be dropped off at the front desk, mailed to our mailing address listed above or emailed to our "contact us" section.


If you are interested in employment with the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office, this page will keep you updated about current job openings. The openings will be listed with details and requirements for the position. You can pick up the application for this position at our office or download below. The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer.


The Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to notify only those individuals selected for an interview as to the status of their application of employment.