Jail Division Employment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • United States Citizen
  • Valid Driver’s License (Valid Indiana License by appointment)
  • No felony convictions
  • High School Graduate or High School Equivalency Diploma
  • Ability to read and write English
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Pass all the components of the Selection Process
  • No dishonorable discharge or undesirable discharge from any Armed Forces branch
  • No misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence
  • Pass stringent drug screen


  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Educational Assistance
  • Weapons and Uniform issue
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacations
  • Military Reserve Leave
  • Continuous training opportunities

Step 1 Pre-Application

Submit the Jail Division Pre-Application Form  

Step 2 Application Process

Once your Pre application is received and reviewed you will be contacted via phone and or email you provided on your pre-application to set a date and time to take a standardize correction recruitment test that will be administered on site. You will also be sent a link to fill out and submit the full application, Application for Corrections Officer (PDF). Both are required to move on to the next steps of the process.  

Step 3 Interview

After you have taken and received a passing score on the standardize test and we have received your full application correctly filled out you will be contacted to schedule an interview. 

Hamilton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify