Corrections Deputy - Barry County Sheriff's Office


Date of Posting: February 2, 2022

Open until Filled

To be considered for the position of:


You must register and be tested.   Please visit: to register as a New Candidate and review testing sites.  Please Note:  New testing sites are added periodically.  You must  complete and pass testing upon being offered position. IF you are already certified or have taken and passed the testing this is not required.

The starting wage is $ 19.58 per hour    with step raise after years 1,2,3,4 and 5     

Responsibilities and Qualifications of a Corrections Deputy:

This is a full time position that works in a 24-hour, adult detention facility. Work assignments are 12 hour shifts 6am to 6pm or 6pm to 6am with every other FRI/SAT/SUN off, working 7 out of 14 days. Environment might be uncomfortable and involve a significant chance of incurring injury. Assignments involve substantial face-to-face contact with inmates. A Corrections Deputy uses independent judgment in making decisions requiring interpretation and application of departmental guidelines to specific situations. Ability to observe inmates’ activities to detect unusual or prohibited behavior, which might be a threat to the security of the facility or the safety of others.  Respond quickly to return phone calls from this office when off duty. Ability to obtain accurate data, prepare records and communicate effectively. A Corrections Deputy prepares written reports after appropriately responding to critical incidents such as assaults on employees or inmates and threats to the security of the facility. Accurately counts inmates under their supervision several times each shift. You will conduct thorough searches of inmates and their housing areas. Monitor feeding, recreational activities, inmate visits and supervise inmate workers. Ensure that security systems, firefighting equipment and other equipment in the facility are in operating condition. You must operate computerized equipment such as booking systems, cameras, door controls and intercom system. Must be proficient in the use and carry of department firearms, tasers and pepper spray and handcuffing.

Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Must have high school diploma or GED. Completion of 160 MSCTC Academy preferred but not mandatory at time of hire. Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must have the ability to pass a medical exam, drug screen and psychological evaluation.  Must be willing to submit to a thorough background investigation designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for employment as a Corrections Deputy. Ability to complete first aid certification.  Knowledge of security procedures and techniques.  Ability to maintain composure during stressful situations.  Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies and to multi task. Ability to meet the physical requirement of the work, which includes the performance of strenuous tasks requiring muscular strength, coordination and cardiovascular endurance. Ability to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile of violent inmates. Ability to pass all department training to include taser, pepper spray, handcuffing and firearms.

An individual with any of the following is ineligible for consideration for employment:  
A felony conviction; a pending felony or misdemeanor charge; a domestic violence conviction; or an outstanding warrant.

For more information contact:                                  

Peter Nevins
Lieutenant-Jail Administrator
Corrections Division
Barry County Sheriff’s Office
1212 W State St, Hastings, Mi 49058
269-945-1400 ext 1315