Corrections Technician

City Of Wentzville   Saint Louis, MO   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on May 11, 2022
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Corrections Technician


SALARY: $19.64 Hourly



OPENING DATE:  04/18/22

CLOSING DATE:   05/31/22 05:00 PM


The City of Wentzville is seeking a Full-time Corrections Technician.

In recent years, the City has been the only municipality named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces list. This list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey, which measures several aspects of workplace culture, including how employees feel about pay, benefits, managers and leadership – just to name a few.

This position processes inmates and arranges care of inmates housed in the Wentzville, Missouri Police Jail. Ensures interactions with inmates are respectful and professional. Maintains a positive and productive environment, ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, goals, and objectives of the City, Department, and Division.

Wentzville’s leadership is committed to being a regional destination, ensuring economic vitality, providing industry-leading services, optimizing the City’s infrastructure, and being a safe, inclusive and engaged community. Wentzville employees serve an integral role in integrating these five critical success factors into their everyday jobs. The City offers excellent benefits including health, vision, dental, employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability, a retirement pension, 12 holidays, two floating holidays, vacation time, sick time, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance, a discounted recreation center membership and much more!
Complete an application for an opportunity to join a work environment with a strong sense of place, potential for growth and resources for success.



Essential Job Duties

  • Book inmates and oversee inmate processing including taking pictures, fingerprinting, and arranging vehicle releases.
  • Arrange for inmate care including scheduling showers and meals, administering medications, and purchasing supplies.
  • Respond to emergency situations within a jail setting that may require physical intervention or taser usage including restraining violent inmates and separating inmates who may be involved in altercations.
  • Conduct cell checks every thirty minutes and monitor cells from security cameras.
  • Provide medical aid to inmates as needed.
  • Write reports as required by local, state, and federal regulations.

Ancillary Job Duties

  • Fingerprint city employees and civilians.
  • May provide dispatcher relief.
  • May work as Municipal Court Bailiff, screening people and securing the courtroom.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



Job Qualifications Education, experience and training that are required or desirable in order to effectively perform the job at the time of hire. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements and/or substitutions may be requested and require the approval of HR.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of one year of related experience required.
  • MULES Certification required within six months of employment.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must pass a comprehensive background investigation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in use of basic business software (word processing, spreadsheets, email, presentations) and basic office equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally in difficult or stressful situations.
  • Good customer service skills (in-person, phone, email).
  • Knowledge of general medical conditions and first aid response.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential job duty.



Work Environment Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the duties of this job.

  • Primarily an indoor work environment.
  • Exposure to moderate noise levels.
  • Exposure to occasional violent behavior from inmates involved in altercations.
  • Potential exposure to bodily fluids and inmates' illnesses.

Physical Abilities
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to speak and hear clearly.
  • Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds.
  • Must have clarity of vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The City of Wentzville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. The City of Wentzville makes every effort to fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The City of Wentzville is a drug and alcohol free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions. The City of Wentzville participates in E-Verify.


1001 Schroeder Creek Blvd

Wentzville, MO 63385




Position #00707