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Jailer/Control Room Operator


The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for civilian Jailer/Control Room Operator.  The jail operates 24 hours a day, so shifts/days off may vary as needed.  The  applicant should have good computer and typing skills, be a team player, good work ethic, be able to sit for long periods of time and be able to multitask. 

The pay and benefits include, but are not limited to:

  •     $13.25/hour with cost of living and step raises for longevity
  •     Major medical insurance, at no cost to the employee
  •     Buy up and supplemental insurance (i.e. vision, dental, life, accident, etc.) available
  •     Spouse and family medical and supplemental insurance
  •     2 retirement plans
  •     Retirement savings plan
  •     Paid holidays, sick days, and compensatory time off

Additional qualifications include having a high school diploma or equivalent GED, a valid driver license, dependable transportation, no felonies or violent misdemeanors, and be of good character. 

Applications are available from the Sheriff's Office at 240 North Main, Mt. Vernon in the lower level of the Judicial Center or contact Lt. Doug Bounous at (417) 466-2131 if you would like one emailed to you. 

This position is for immediate hire and applications may be turned in at the Sheriff's Office.




Lt. Doug Bounous

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office

240 N. Main. Suite 10

Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

Phone: 417-466-2131 ext.2323

Fax: 417-471-1303