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101 South Crittenden
Marshfield, Missouri 65706

Administrative Office Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

Current Employment Opportunities

Full-Time Administrative Assistant - Applicant should be able to under general supervision perform technical work of moderate difficulty. Applicant must have STRONG working knowledge of computers and various software programs including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Applicant should also have the ability to prioritize, coordinate, multi-task and demonstrate initiative. Applicant must work well independently and as a team. Needs to be detailed oriented, friendly and confident. Must be willing to perform related work as required or assigned. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, August 28th at 5:00pm.


Full-Time Detention Officer - Applicants should be able, under general supervision, to perform technical work of moderate difficulty; to perform related work as required or assigned. Starting pay is $10.75 per hour, with an increase to $11.75 per hour after six months and a successful evaluation, and an increase to $13.00 after two years and a successful evaluation

This position is eligible for retirement benefits as well as vacation, sick time, holiday pay, health, dental, vision, life, and additional voluntary benefits.

Please mail or drop by your completed application to the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, 3rd Floor Courthouse, 101 South Crittenden, Room 32, Marshfield, MO 65706 or contact 417-859-2247 for further information.


RESERVE DEPUTY (Several Open Positions - 20 hours required monthly, non reimbursable position) - Applicant should be able under general supervision to perform technical work of moderate difficulty in law enforcement or investigative duties and to perform related work as required or assigned. Persons must be Missouri POST Certified and current with POST Hours with working knowledge of relevant laws, rules and regulations pertaining to law enforcement. Please submit completed applications in at 101 S Crittenden, Room 32, (3rd Floor of the Webster County Courthouse) Marshfield, MO 65706. 


Click link for Application Webster County Employment Application


Road Deputies:

There are minimum requirements for being employed as a Webster County Deputy Sheriff.  These requirements include 

*  Be a United States Citizen
*  Have no felony convictions
*  Be at least 21 years of age
*  Have a valid Missouri Drivers License
*  Be a high school graduate or have a GED
*  POST Certified

Other good qualifications but not requirements include

  • Job experience
  • additional college
  • Volunteering with other law enforcement agencies
  • Military Service

Detention Staff

There are minimum requirements for being employed as a Webster County Deputy Sheriff.  These requirements include

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a valid Missouri Drivers License
  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED

Additional training that is required will be provided during probationary period.

Job Summary

Under direct supervision of the on-duty Shift Supervisor, or general supervision of facility command staff. Responsible for maintaining a secure detention facility and the safe custody of inmates. Performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks asssociated with facility operations and the incarceration of prisoners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and control inmate behavior during the operation of the detention center; or restrain by force if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints
  • Exercise appropriate judgment in handling of special needs situations or inmates; provide assistance in classification of inmates
  • Communicate effectively and coherently with other staff or inmates with approved facility communication devices including the telephone system, intercom system, and portable or base radios; demonstrate effective communicative skills with inmates, public and staff
  • Perform searches of people, vehicles, mail items, objects capable of concealing contraband, buildings, indoor and outdoor areas which may involve feeling or detecting objects, walking, kneeling, bending or stooping for long periods of time
  • Maintain control over inmates by always being aware of their location and documenting such
  • Administer basic emergency first aid
  • Transport or escort inmates to and from other facilities or hospitals (hostile, aggressive, passive, etc.) using handcuffs and other approved restraints in accordance to policy and procedure
  • Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents including the processing of such documents as medical instructions, commitments, release orders, summons, and other documents
  • Maintain weapon, equipment and uniforms in functional condition as prescribed for by departmental policy
  • Maintain inmate property and storage
  • Collect, resolve and/or direct to appropriate individual or division, inmate complaints, grievances or requests
  • Have basic knowledge of kitchen and laundry duties
  • Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with hostile views of opinions of inmates and other persons in an antagonistic environment
  • Process and release inmates including taking photographs and legible sets of inked fingerprints, and/or palm prints
  • Observe and control visitors and inmates prior to, during and after visits
  • Report facility mechanical failures
  • Perform related duties and other responsibilities as assigned


Webster County Employment Application 





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