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Correction Lieutenant



McKenzie COUNTY  

Outstanding opportunity for a full time position as a Correction Lieutenant for the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Department

  •   Bachelor’s Degree with course work in criminal justice, plus three (3) years of experience as a Correction Officer, and currently classified as a Correction Office Sergeant or higher; or, any equivalent combination of corrections, law enforcement, or criminal justice training and/or experience that proves the required knowledge and abilities
  • Experience overseeing the operations of a large jail or correctional facility
  •   Experience serving in a supervisory and leadership role to include duties such as, organizing, planning, and prioritizing one’s own work as well as the work of other supervisors and their subordinate employees
  • Working knowledge in the use of firearms, radio equipment, physical control devices, electric and electronic controls
  • Willingness and desire to learn new and challenging tasks
  •   Monitor subordinate attendance, personal appearance, and job performance
  •   Assigns officer posts
  • Oversees jail operations and enforces jail operating procedures by ensuring rules, regulations, laws, and policies and procedures are followed
  •   Interprets rules, policies, and procedures for officers
  •   Completes reviews and maintains time reports, duty rosters, leave schedules, performance evaluations, and administrative forms
  • Identify training needs and coordinate delivery of training to subordinate staff
  • Addresses complaints from staff, inmates, attorneys, visitors, etc.
  • Conducts facility inspections to uphold safety, proper maintenance, and sanitation

Salary Range of $60,000 to $68,000, DOE                       Positions open until filled

McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:

Health Insurance – Health & Child Care Flexible Spending Program Group Life

Insurance – Retirement – Optional Deferred Comp Plan

Vacation – Sick Leave – Paid Holidays

Job Description & Employment Application available online at

An applicant who is a resident of North Dakota and eligible to claim veterans’ preference must abide by the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines available at and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application.

Submit resume and/or application by mail, email, or hand deliver to:
McKenzie County Human Resources
201 5th Street NW
Watford City, ND 58854
Equal Opportunity Employer


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