Transport Officer (PT)- Penobscot County

Job Title:  Transport Officer

Hours:  Part-Time

FLSA Status :  Non-exempt (hourly)

Department: Sheriff’s Office - Corrections

Pay Scale:  $20.25-$25.29 (2022 Pay Scale)


POSTING DATE: July 8, 2022

CLOSING DATE: July 22, 2022 (close of business 4:30 p.m.)

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



This is a position responsible for the safe, secure, and efficient movement of inmates to and from correctional facilities, courts, or other appointments or locations as directed by the Transport Sergeant or Shift Commander.



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.


Essential Job Functions:

  1. Obtain all security information from the appropriate supervisor (date, time, name of inmate, destination, classification, etc.).
  2. Completes a thorough inspection of the assigned transport vehicle for safety and security requirements and to ensure all vehicle fluids are checked and maintained at the proper levels.
  3. Ensure that all equipment, weapons, gear, and uniforms are properly maintained.
  4. Make sure that the proper restraints and staff/inmate ratios are maintained, consistent with Policy D-250.
  5. Searching (at a minimum pat-down or frisk search) and properly restraining all prisoners before beginning a transport.
  6. Maintain a keen sense of alert for potential danger while transporting an inmate.
  7. Maintain radio communication capabilities with law enforcement agencies during a vehicle transport.
  8. While on a transport, ensure that the only stops made are for fuel or emergencies.
  9. Ensure that all paperwork pertinent to the transport is properly completed and returned to the Penobscot County Jail.
  10. Review all required legal papers for transporting the inmates.
  11. Ensure that he/she has the required legal papers before leaving the Penobscot County Jail.


Other Related Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. In addition to the above essential job functions, other required job duties and functions will be expected to be performed by the Transport Officer. These duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
    1. Additional duties as assigned by higher authority.
    2. Schedule and ensure necessary service is completed on vehicle fleet.
    3. Set up transports in the absence of the Transport Sergeant.
    4. Conduct initial OJT for newly hired officers.
    5. Assist Support Services Sergeant with any fleet maintenance issues.
    6. Assist Court officers when necessary.
    7. Supervise juveniles when necessary.
    8. Complete weekly transport payroll and submit to Administrative Assistant in the absence of the Transport Sergeant.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 21years of age.
  2. High School Diploma/G.E.D.



  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


Cognitive Requirements:

  1. Must be able to read, write, and comprehend the English language, to include performing basic math functions.
  2. Able to understand, follow, and provide written and/or oral instructions.
  3. Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations applicable and enforced by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.
  4. Knowledge of Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
  5. Knowledge of general police methods.
  6. Knowledge of laws regarding inmate’s rights.

Physical Requirement:

  1. Successfully complete physical assessment based on the Departmental Function Job Description- Transport Officer


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. 

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