Human Resources Department
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK  73501



Job Title:

Announcement #:  2824
Location:   Police Technical Services
Beginning Salary:        $1,054.40 Bi-weekly
Closing Date:  

Open until filled

Status:   Full-time



Position is located in the Police Department, Technical Services Division.  The major job function involves the physical and custodial care of inmates and the day-to-day operation and general upkeep of the Municipal City Jail.  The employee provides meals for inmates and tends to disciplinary requirements of inmates.

  • Receives, processes and searches inmates.
  • Controls the movement and activities of inmates.
  • Photographs and fingerprints inmates, suspects and applicants; oversees permitted telephone calls.
  • Maintains records related to inmates in custody.
  • Observes and routinely checks inmates in custody to assure their health and safety.
  • Prepares and serves meals to inmates.
  • Issues clothing, medication, supplies; checks and maintains inventory.
  • Returns inmates’ property upon release.
  • Prepares inmates for court appearances and transfer to other facilities.
  • Ensures the security, health, safety and well being of inmates.
  • Performs routine housekeeping duties and maintains cleanliness of the facility.
  • Accesses AFIS for proof of inmate identification when necessary.
  • Handles visitation for prisoners by family, ministry and attorneys.
  • Successfully completes annual training program and all other in-service training as required.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Education level of high school diploma / GED or above.
  • Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license or a valid driver’s license from State of residency.
  • Ability to obtain and retain certification as a “Jailer” by the State of Oklahoma.
  • Ability to obtain and retain certification in CPR and First Aid.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices related to the operation of a jail facility.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and to follow written and oral instruction.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and follow through with an appropriate course of action.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both oral and written including knowledge of correct English language.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of record keeping as applied to jail operations.
  • Ability to supervise trustee inmates performing work in the Police Department.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices, methods and computer equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to assume responsibility and demonstrate initiative.
  • Knowledge of basic civil and criminal statutes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervision, peers, other law enforcement officials and the public.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety practices necessary in the jail.
  • Ability to learn and apply first aid techniques.
  • Ability to handle inmates under difficult and stressful conditions.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of all information assimilated and utilized during the course of the job.
  • Ability to exercise and demonstrate professionalism, good judgment, integrity, discretion, dependability and enthusiasm.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move 50 to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift weights in excess of 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be exposed to blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids, violent behavior and jail hazards

    EOE/ AA Employer/Vets/Disability
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Or apply at:  Human Resources Department, 212 SW 9th, Lawton OK   73501  Phone: (580) 581-3392  Fax:  (580) 581-3530

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status.

This position requires successful completion of a City of Lawton drug screen and/or physical as a condition of employment.