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Correctional Officer 

Category Correctional Officer  

This position involves full performance level work responsible for the supervision, custody, and security of inmates in the Charles County Detention Center (CCDC). The officer must learn and adhere to established operational procedures, including rules and regulations, post orders, directive memoranda, security procedures, and inmate supervision techniques. The employee may be assigned to various posts within the Detention Center, with responsibility increasing with job knowledge and level of expertise. Some work related to this position has the potential for personal danger and involves working with all levels of the criminal element. Officers receive direction from supervisors and carry out their assignments in accordance with established procedures, yet must be able to act without direct supervision. Work is evaluated through observations, conferences, and reports.

Position Requirements
      • 18 years of age or older at time of appointment
      • High School Diploma or equivalent; must be recognized by the State of Maryland, Department of Education
      • Must be a U S Citizen or a permanent legal resident of the United States and an honorably discharged veteran of the United States provided the individual has applied to obtain U S citizenship and the application is pending approval.
      • Pass written test, agility test, panel interview, intensive background investigation, polygraph, psychological and physical examinations
      • Ability to pass mandated Correctional Officer Training Academy
      • Valid driver’s license
      • County residency not required

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary: $43,367  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
About the Organization The Charles County Sheriff's Office is a full-service law enforcement agency, providing all services generally associated with a police department, as well as court-related services and the operations of the Charles County Detention Center. The CCSO is the largest full-service Sheriff's Office in Maryland, and one of the largest employers in Charles County.

All full-time employees are offered competitive salaries, health benefits, retirement plans and other benefits, as well as a rewarding career in law enforcement.
EOE Statement The Charles County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and accordingly monitors and reviews its hiring practices and policies with respect to non-discrimination in recruitment and selection. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Applicants should notify us promptly if the applicant requires accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar statutes.  

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