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Current Job Openings:
Correctional Officer

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The Bourbon County Jail is accepting applications for immediate employment for male and female corrections officers. Starting wage is $14.50. Must be able to pass a background check, no felony charges or misdemeanor violent crimes and hold a valid driver's license. Additional benefits available.

Specific Requirements - Non-Sworn Employees

Non-Sworn civilian employees (such as correctional officers) must normally meet all of the same requirements as sworn employees, with the following exceptions:

  • Non-Sworn civilian employees must only be eighteen (18) years of age rather than twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Non-Sworn civilian employees are not required to submit to psychological evaluations.

*** Other potential applicant disqualifiers include, but are not limited to:

  • Not possessing the minimum qualifications for the position
  • Failing to be punctual in taking prescribed tests or undergoing evaluation;
  • Making fraudulent statements during interview, or on any application; or
  • Failing to properly complete the application in the manner prescribed.
Applications may be picked up at the Bourbon County Jail, 293 E. 20th St., Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00, or you can click the link above to download the application. If you have any questions you may call the Jail at 620-223-2380.

Please return all applications to our administrative office located at 293 E 20th St. Fort Scott, KS 66701.