Job Posting- Assistant Jail Administrator

Job Title: Assistant Jail Administrator

Hours: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Salaried, non-union

Posting Date: October 8, 2021

Closing Date: October 21, 2021 (0900 hours)

Submit application to:

Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office

Attn: Sgt Goodspeed

85 Hammond Street

Bangor, ME 04401

Applications can be found at: or the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office or by calling (207) 947-4585 x1109

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office has an immediate opening for an Assistant Jail Administrator. We will be accepting applications, cover letters, and detailed resumes until Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 0900 hours.


Penobscot County offers health, dental, life & AD&D and vision insurance for its full-time employees as well as paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation (pay based on length of service). Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care, cancer, short-term/long term disability plans. Employees are eligible to become members of the State Employees Credit Union and have access to an employee gym. Penobscot County participates in the Maine State Retirement System and offers a 457(b) program.


Monitors daily activity of the Corrections division to ensure the safety and security of the Jail facility, inmates, employees and the public. Ensures that the Jail facility adheres to all state and federal laws/regulations. Coordinates the administration and care of inmates to maintain organization and control of the Jail facility. Provides Jail Captain, Chief Deputy and/or the Sheriff with accurate and timely information related to daily operations. Monitors inmate administration to ensure treatment and procedures meet all standards. Coordinates security functions for the jail to maintain safety and security of the facility, personnel, and the public. This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Assistant Jail Administrator. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. This is a full time, regular position. The hours of work vary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 19 years of age.

  2. High School Diploma/G.E.D.

  3. Passing ALERT Test Score

  4. Certified as a Corrections Officer by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy within 1 year.

Preferred skills or qualifications:

  1. College Degree

  2. Supervision and/or management certification and training

  3. Public safety experience

  4. Penobscot County residency

Penobscot County provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.