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Job Title: Correctional Officer (grade C3)

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  • Location: Boyds, MD, US
  • Closing Date: December 13, 2017
  • Starting salary: $45, 412

Employees in this class are responsible for learning on-the-job and in a formal classroom setting, the basic techniques, practices and methods of correctional officer work. They are assigned to single post "direct supervision" general inmate housing units and/or other selected multiple posts with more senior Correctional Officers to gain experience in direct supervision, control, and discipline of inmates. Work usually is performed under immediate supervision of a supervisory Correctional Officer or Field Training Officer who initially provides continuous evaluation of work in progress. Employees receive substantial training and instruction in the applications of basic safety and security policies, procedures, and methods with regard to interaction with and supervision of the inmate population; use of equipment, application of post instructions, and implementation of general standard operating procedures. Duties will include: providing a safe, orderly and secure environment; maintaining sanitary and healthful conditions; supervising inmate movements to and from program areas; assisting in enforcing clearly defined institutional rules and procedures; supervising inmate visits; monitoring telephone calls made by inmates; reporting to supervisor or a higher ranking correctional officer those activities/situations that are unusual or irregular and those situations where guidance is needed in order to make appropriate response or take the appropriate action; sorting and distributing mail; and testifying in court as required.
Vacancies may be located at either the Montgomery County Detention Center (MCDC) in Rockville, Maryland; or the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Clarksburg, Maryland.

DOCR Employment And Recruitment Information

  • Employees (except for Pool Nurses) receive full County benefits including uniform maintenance.
  • Veterans may receive up to $14,800 for an apprenticeship.
  • A language stipend of $2,000 is available for fluency in a language other than English. 
  • Minimum qualifications are that you must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien, possess a valid Class C driver’s license, have a high school diploma (GED) and be fluent in English. 
  • You must have the minimum education and work experience and meet the minimum age requirement for each position desired.
  • You must pass a comprehensive background investigation, physical examination, psychological evaluation and an alcohol/drug screen.  Disqualifying factors may include a history of criminal convictions, poor work history, driving record, failure to meet physical or psychological standards, a positive drug test, or the inability to complete any part of the selection process. 

Interested applicants should click on the following link to Apply On-Line:




Director's Office · Montgomery County Department of Correction And Rehabilitation
22880 Whelan Lane· Boyds, Maryland 20841 ·
Telephone: 240-777-9976 · Fax: 240-777-9966
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