Corrections Officer Cumberland County

JOB PURPOSE:  The mission of the Cumberland County Jail is to provide a healthy, safe, secure, humane, and cost effective environment in which to detain persons alleged or convicted of crimes. Corrections Officers ensure a high quality corrections facility by providing for the care, custody, and control of inmates. Supervise inmates in their personal quarters ensuring safety and cleanliness according to established rules and regulations. 

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QUALIFICATIONS:  High School Diploma or equivalent, prefer successful completion of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Basic Corrections Course, or ability to complete the course within the first year of employment. Certified in CPR, or able to obtain certification. Two (2) years post-secondary education desirable. Three (3) years post-secondary employment or a combination of education and employment to equal three (3) years desired. Valid driver’s license required. Must be able and willing to work evenings, nights, weekends, and/or holidays.


Cumberland County offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package and is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce.  Come join our team and culture of engaged employees.  Our strong management team is dedicated to providing employees with inspiring leadership, a positive and friendly workplace, support, encouragement and the necessary tools for success.  We offer tuition reimbursement, wellness program, and professional development and training opportunities. Competitive wages contingent upon qualifications and experience. Pay range for Corrections Officers starts at $19.02, plus shift and educational differential, if applicable.

To view a detailed list of essential job functions and download an employment application visit:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

Cumberland County Human Resources Department

142 Federal Street, Suite 110, Portland, Maine 04101


Fax: 207‐871‐8378


Applications must be submitted online by visiting:


Cumberland County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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