Okmulgee County Criminal Justice Authority


Detention Officer


At Okmulgee County Criminal Justice Authority, our employees are driven by service, professionalism, and a responsibility to better the public good. Okmulgee County Criminal Justice Authority is currently seeking individuals who have a passion for providing the highest quality care in an institutional, secure setting.


  • PAID Training – Comprehensive training to start a successful career!
  • A supportive environment where employee growth is promoted.
  • Comprehensive benefits package & competitive wages.
  • PTO & paid holidays.
  • Starting wage $16.15 per hour
  • Other great incentives.

  • Perform routine duties of a Detention Officer in accordance with established policies, regulations, and procedures to maintain order and provide for the safety, security, care, and direct supervision of those in your care during all phases of activity in the facility.
  • Responsible for maintaining order and security of inmates in a correctional facility.
  • Able to work any shift, as you may be assigned to a variety of posts including, but not limited to, armory/key control, housing units, kitchen, medical, visitation, etc.

  • High school diploma, GED certification, or equivalent required.
  • Once hired, must complete pre-service correctional officer training and, where applicable, be a non-commissioned security officer licensed by the state of employment.
  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete any required training.
  • Must be available to work any hours, any shift.
  • Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $16.15 per hour

    Law Enforcement

    Peace Officer


    Transports offenders via passenger vehicles and buses to various destinations such as courts, jails, prisons, medical centers, and other specified locations. Escorts offenders into surroundings requiring contact with judges, prosecuting attorneys, and other court personnel; hospital personnel such as physicians, nurses, and other medical staff; and the public. Contacts federal, state, and local police agencies and sheriffs’ offices within, and outside, of the state and maintains professional courtesy. Plans and executes all aspects of the trip/run including: inspection/exchanging information, search of the vehicle and security items, determination of amount and types of restraints, selection of necessary weapons, planning special security precautions, emergency and escape procedures, timing and routing of the trip, accommodation of the needs of the offenders, possession of all clearances and necessary travel documents, inspection and storage of offender’s personal property, and the assurance of a safe and controlled travel environment. Peace Officer assumes responsibility for significant departmental material resources such as passenger vehicles, weaponry, and communications equipment. Observes offenders’ activities to detect unusual or prohibited behavior that might be a threat to the security and safety of fellow employees, other offenders, and the public. Observes and immediately responds to all incidents such as assaults on employees or offenders, offender disturbances, or other situations threatening the security of the mission. Controls restrains and subdue disruptive offender(s) to prevent disturbances and possible escapes. Make prompt decisions quickly in both routine and non-routine situations including those situations that would be considered “life and death”. Follows organizational security policies and procedures. Maintains vigilant adherence to all departmental procedures. Places restraining devices on the offender(s) for security purposes and according to departmental policy and procedure, while transporting and assuring secure environment when devices are removed. Write clear and concisely, use acceptable grammar and spelling; write reports that are complete and accurate. Other assignments as required.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must possess and maintain a full-time CLEET certification.
  • Must be able to pass a written and physical ability test.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license (possession of CDL class B with a passenger endorsement is strongly preferred but not required, will be required to get in the near future).
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Must pass oral board interview.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must not have any felony convictions, domestic violence convictions, or driving under the influence record.
  • Must be available for shift work, including weekends and holidays.

  • Travel in and out of the state for extended periods of time on short notice.
  • Work irregular hours.
  • Attend and complete a three week-long orientation academy.
  • Successfully complete in-service education and training.
  • Qualify annually with departmental issued service weapon.
  • Operate and maintain commercial vehicles.
  • Communicate effectively and follow all directives.
  • Learn and apply departmental policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Job Type: Full-time

    Support Services

    Licensed Practical Nurse

    Under supervision of the Health Services Administrator/ Director of Operations the Nurse Supervisor Coordinates all medical needs for inmates, including intake screening, medication, emergency medical and dental visits, routine medical visits and all records and medical policy formulation, maintenance, and assurance.

    Support Services

    Maintenance Specialist

    Under supervision of the Director of Operations, the Maintenance installs, maintains, and repairs the facility building structures and systems, including plumbing, electrical wiring and fixtures, machinery, equipment, electronics, vehicles,and grounds. The Maintenance maintains security and control of assigned inmate maintenance workers.

    Support Services


    The Chaplain coordinates all religious services and related activities at the facility and does pastoral work, including pastoral counseling.

    Support Services

    Volunteer Chaplain

    The Volunteer Chaplain, without compensation, will assist the Chaplain with coordinating all religious services and related activities at the facility. The Volunteer Chaplain will also perform pastoral work, including pastoral counseling.