Ionia County, MI – Corrections Officer

Full-Time Corrections Officers

Starting Wage: Effective 1/1/24 – $22.44 with lateral pay and vacation for prior years of service considered. $4,000 sign-on bonus.

Ionia County offers a rich benefit package that includes the following:

  • Health Insurance – employee 5% premium copay
  • Employer Health Savings Account Contribution of $900 annually
  • Voluntary Dental and Vision
  • MERS Defined Benefit Pension
  • 457 Deferred Compensation – voluntary
  • Group Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Group Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Vacation, Sick/Personal Days & Holiday pay

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED, supplemented by one or more years of correctional experience; Associates Degree or Bachelor Degree a plus. Applicant must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license.

Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council pre- employment minimum standards for mental and physical fitness – see information at

All applicants must complete and pass the written test for Corrections Officer by accessing the website prior to applying for this position. To register for a test, go to and create a profile or log in to your existing profile. The cost associated with this test is the responsibility of the applicant. Must have Ionia County Sheriff’s Office selected in your Empco profile. All past applications and resumes need to be updated to include the pre-employment testing standards.

General Summary

Full-time corrections officer position: Must be able to perform expected duties required for the daily operations of the jail. Must pass extensive background check and must be willing to work weekends, nights and holidays.

Please send an application, résumé, and cover letter to:

Undersheriff Andrew Bucholtz
Ionia County Sheriff’s Office
133 E. Adams St.
Ionia, MI 48846

Posting will remain open until filled. Ionia County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ionia County, MI – Corrections Officer
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