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Jail Officer - all training provided
US-NC-Morganton - 28655
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Call Alex at 828-764-9087 for more information.

Description of Work: Employees in this class perform inmate intake, detention, care, and release work in accordance with established policies and procedures. Work includes the observation and accompaniment of inmates internal to and external of the detention center, insurance of proper care and completion of record-keeping requirements. Employees may be assigned to any work area within the facility and are subject to rotation of work areas and shifts. Patience and firmness are required in frequent contacts with violent, suicidal, and mentally unstable inmates. May assist in training other officers, in transport of inmates to other correctional facilities, doctor, or other locations. Performs related work as required. Employees are subject to hazards associated with custody work including working in inside environments, exposure to various hazards such as noise and a variety of physical conditions and close quarters. Employees may be subject to Level III OSHA Standards on bloodborne pathogens. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Detention Center Sergeant.

Required Education and Experience: Completion of high school/GED, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Desired Experience: Courses in law enforcement or detention. Experience in security-related professions.

Special Requirement: Must meet the minimum standards set by the State of North Carolina for Detention Personnel.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested persons may obtain an application packet Detention Officer or Deputy Sheriff from the Records Department in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office, located at 150 Government Drive, Morganton, NC 28655. If you are unable to apply in person, you may complete request a packet by emailing: The application packet will contain a Burke County application, an application to the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission, and a list of required material to be returned with the completed applications. The checklist also has a contact name and number to set up an appointment once the packet is fully completed or should you have any questions about the process.

Burke County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Alex Rhoney
Burke County
200 Avery Ave.
Morganton, US 28655
Fax: 828-764-9081
Phone: 828-764-9086

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