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Job Posting- Corrections Officer

Job Title:  Corrections Officer

Hours:  Part-Time and Full-Time

FLSA Status :  Non-exempt (hourly)

Department: Sheriff’s Office - Corrections

Pay Scale:  $23.69-$29.09/hour

POSTING DATE: March 26, 2024

CLOSING DATE: Until positions are filled

HOW TO APPLY:  Submit application to: 

                                                                Penobscot County

                                                                Attn:  Human Resources

                                                                97 Hammond Street

                                                                Bangor, ME  04401


Applications can be found at: or the Administration Office located on the 1st floor of the County Administration Building, 97 Hammond Street or by calling (207) 942-8535 x2200



The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is seeking Full-Time and Part-Time Correction Officers. You must be 19 years old, possess a high school diploma or G.E.D, and meet all criteria listed in the application packet and the entrance standards for the Basic Corrections Training Program located on the Maine Criminal Justice Academy's website. Applicant must be able to attend eight (8), paid, 40-hour weeks of orientation/training.




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 have access to an employee gym. Penobscot County participates in the Maine State Retirement System and offers a 457(b) program.


Sign on Bonus:

$2,000 Sign-on Bonus- New Hires only (rehires are not eligible)- $1,000 paid out after completion of 3 months, remaining $1,000 paid out after 6 months


This is an investigative and protective services work whether full time or part time or in reserve capacity, involving custody, security, discipline, and rehabilitation of persons committed to a correctional facility. Work includes monitoring inmate behavior, directing and overseeing inmate activities, enforcing inmate discipline, and preparing incident reports. Work is performed under general supervision.


Minimum Qualifications:

1. Minimum 18 years of age.

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

3. Able to be successfully trained and certified as a Corrections Officer by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.



1. Successfully pass a full personal, criminal, and motor vehicle background check.

2. Successfully complete physical assessment based on the Departmental Functional Job Description

3. Successfully complete a Polygraph

4. Successfully pass pre-employment drug screening



Penobscot County is an EEOC employer


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