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Correctional Officer

Baltimore County
40 per week 720 Bosley Ave, Towson, MD 21204, United States
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Overview

Pay Schedule I, Grade 2C, Regular Schedule: 40 hours per week

All applicants interested in this position with the Baltimore County Department of Corrections must apply at this time.

You MUST meet the following requirements before you can be hired as a Correctional Officer:

  • High School diploma or an appropriate equivalent;
  • At least 18 years old by the time you are hired;
  • A citizen or resident alien of the United States;
  • Successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation;
  • Successfully complete a psychological evaluation and polygraph examination;
  • Successfully complete a physical and medical examination.
Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, maintains care and custody of inmates, security, and order on and off the property of the Baltimore County Department of Corrections.


  • Assists in the receiving or discharging of inmates;
  • Assures that inmates are searched, bathed, clothed, and assigned to cells;
  • Confines and releases inmates from cells;
  • Monitors inmate activities;
  • Drives a County vehicle to transport and escort inmates to and from medical facilities and other locations;
  • Supervises inmates on work details;
  • Patrols, on foot, the internal and external perimeters of the institution, making periodic inspections of conditions;
  • Enforces rules and regulations governing the conduct of visitors;
  • Examines packages to be received by inmates;
  • Maintains discipline and orderly conduct;
  • Breaks up fights among inmates, restrains disorderly inmates;
  • Uses appropriate self-defense tactics to deflect assault by inmates;
  • Administers CPR and first aid;
  • Investigates and handles emergencies and disorders within the Department of Corrections; 
  • Operates radios, telephones, and other communication equipment;
  • Prepares routine reports and records;
  • Keeps inventory of various items;
  • Attends State mandated training to achieve and maintain correctional officer certification.
Examples of Other Duties

Performs general clerical duties. Assists in training new officers. Performs other related duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)
Qualifications

To become a Correctional Officer, you must:

  • Have a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent;
  • Be at least 18 years old by the time you are hired;
  • Be a citizen or resident alien of the United States;
  • Successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation;
  • Successfully complete a psychological evaluation and a polygraph examination;
  • Successfully complete a physical and medical examination.
 
EXAMINATION PROCEDURE

Applicants will be qualified based on the requirements, qualifications and answers to the supplemental questions. 

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System, with very limited exceptions. 


Personnel appointed to this position

 will be required 

to work an average scheduled workweek of 40 hours, which will includes

Saturday, Sunday, and holidays

.  Employees in this classification will be required to work any of three shifts in order that twenty-four hour coverage is maintained.

All employees are subject to call to duty and to overtime in emergencies with little or no notice.



During the first year of employment, the employee must receive certification as a correctional officer from the Maryland Correctional Training Commission.



Employees must pass retraining requirements as mandated throughout employment.



The work of this classification entails frequent walking and standing. The work involves frequent interaction with an inmate population at the detention center. Some assignments may entail the operation of a motor vehicle.



Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation

Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.

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