Thank you for your interest in employment with the Clay County Sheriff's Office an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, martial or veteran status, or other protected status. Your application must be filled out entirely; resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application.


Detention Officer

This is a civilian entry level position in our Detention Center. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. 


Current shift assignments are as follows 7am - 7pm or 7pm - 7am. Must be able to work any shift ass…



  • 14 paid holidays each year
  • 80 hours of vacation during the first 12 months of service. Future increases as scheduled by years of service with a maximum accrual of 480 hours. 
  • 96 hours of sick time per year with a maximum accrual of 1000 hours. 
  • Sabbatical Leave- 3 weeks paid leave after 5 years of continuous service & every 5 years following
  • Paid Parental Leave- 8 weeks paid leave following birth or adoption of child or placement of foster child (under the age of 17)
  • Two retirement programs: County Employee Retirement Fund (CERF) and Local Government Employee Retirement System (LAGERS); both plans fully funded by the county
  • Deferred compensation program; CERF 457(b) CERF matches 50 cents on the dollar contributed up to 4% of salary.
  • Three medical plan options including HSA. 
  • Life Insurance; coverage of 2x annual salary fully funded by the county + additional $50k line of duty death benefit
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Uniform allowance of $46 per pay period for Commissioned employees and $34.62 per pay period for Detention Officers. 


Employee Benefits Summary