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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Detention officers sought

  • Cleveland County hiring officers.
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  • Ambitious individuals who are looking for employment that offers paid vacation/sick leave, a retirement plan and covers insurance premium costs may want to direct their attention to the Cleveland County Detention Center.
     
    The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for detention officers to work at the county’s detention facility.
     
    Interested individuals must be 19 years of age and a United States citizen. Annual salary begins at $31,000 plus benefits.
     
    Those benefits include paid sick and vacation leave. The county government covers insurance plans for employees and offers workers a retirement plan.
     
    CCSO seeks employees with a high-degree of ethical standards and moral character. Individuals must have sound judgment and the ability to think quickly.
     
    Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. Interested parties need a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.
     
    Detention officers must pass a background investigation, polygraph exam and drug test. Officers are required to work shifts in a 24/7 operation.
     
    Applicants cannot have any felony or major misdemeanor convictions nor pending criminal charges. They also cannot have any domestic abuse convictions or a domestic violence record.
     
    Sheriff Joe Lester urges anyone who is interested in a law enforcement career to consider applying for employment at the detention center.
     
    “Working in law enforcement requires a person with high ethical standards and leadership skills,” Lester said. “We’re looking to hire ambitious men and women who will help keep this facility operating at its best.”
     
    Applicants must be able to perform these assigned duties with or without special accommodations. Anyone interested must complete an “application and personal history” statement.
     
    Interested parties may pick up an application at CCSO, 128 S. Peters Ave. Norman, OK 73069, from 7:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or download paperwork from www.ccso-ok.us.
     
    Any questions regarding this press release and/or information can be addressed to Meghan McCormick, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, community liaison/public information officer. McCormick can be reached at (405) 701-8847.
     

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