Before the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office can completely process an application for Corrections or Law Enforcement, the applicant must have passed the ALERT Test. The ALERT examination is offered at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. To make an appointment please call (207)877-8000.
Applicants must bring a government issued picture id (drivers license) and a $50.00 fee. If paying with cash, please bring the correct amount. If paying by check, make it payable to “Treasurer, State of Maine”. Applicants should arrive at 8:15 AM, 15 minutes prior to the start of the exam at 8:30 AM. Anyone arriving after the exam has started will be asked to reschedule. No electronic devices such as cell phones or cameras will be allowed in the testing room. Please see the Maine Criminal Justice Academy's home page at: www.maine.gov/dps/mcja for a schedule of all ALERT testing dates.
Equal Opportunity Employment
It is the policy of Penobscot County to maintain a systematic, consistent recruitment program, to promote equal opportunity employment (EOE), and to identify and attract the most qualified applicants for all vacancies. This intent is achieved through consistency in announcing positions, evaluating all applicants by the same criteria, and by applying uniform testing methods.
Penobscot County shall select employees on the basis of applicants' qualifications and without regard to age, color, disability, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion or sex, except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary for job performance. Applicants with disabilities shall be given equal consideration with other applicants for positions in which their disabilities do not represent an unreasonable barrier to satisfactory performance of duties.
Penobscot County offers Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance for its full-time employees as well as Paid Holidays, Sick Leave, and Vacation (pay based on length of service). Penobscot County also offers Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance. Flexible Spending Accounts for health and dependent care, Tuition Reimbursement, and group Accident, Cancer, Short-Term Disability plans. Employees are eligible to become members of the State Employees Credit Union and have access to an Employee Gym. Penobscot County Participates in the Maine StateRetirement System and offers a Deferred Compensation Program through VOYA.