The Penobscot County Sheriff’s office has immediate openings for part-time correction officers.  Must be 21 years old, high school diploma or G.E.D and meet all criteria listed in application packet. 

A passing score on the ALERT Examination is required. 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 to take the exam please call (207)877-8000. Applicants must bring with them a government issued picture identification such as a driver’s license and the $50.00 fee. If paying with cash, please bring the correct amount. If paying with check, please bring a check for $50.00 made 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. The Alert Examination must be successfully completed prior to applying for any correctional position.

 Applicant must be able to attend eight consecutive (40-hour) weeks of orientation/training.  Part-time pay rate is $11.00 per hour.  Application packets are available 8 to 4 M-F at the Sheriff’s Dept., 85 Hammond St., Bangor, ME 04401 or,   online at . Applications will be accepted until 3:00 p.m., December 29, 2015.  The training classes will begin on January 25, 2016. Be sure to make note of the hiring timeline below as this office will not notify applicants of critical steps in the hiring process. It is the applicant’s responsibility to be present for testing and required oral boards. Direct your questions to Sergeant Richard Harburger at 947-4585.  EOE

 Timeline for Correctional Officer Hiring Process


TO:                  Correction Officer Applicants           

FROM :           Richard Harburger, Sergeant

DATE:                        12/21/2015

SUBJECT:      Correctional Officer Hiring Process


                                                APPLY BY12/29/2015

 Thank you for applying for a position of Correction Officer.   The time line for the process for the position is outlined below.  The purpose in outlining the schedule is to allow all applicants the opportunity to pre-plan the necessary events.





 Notice of Conditional Hiring to be sent by: TBA        


 PHYSICAL:  Done at the Sheriff's Department on Friday. Applicants will be scheduled for a specific time. The physical is an examination completed by a doctor.

Also please bring a copy of your Maine Drivers License, High School Diploma, & your Social Security Card to the first oral board if not yet provided.

 Training is scheduled to begin on: TBA

Again, if you have any problems or concerns with this schedule, please contact me through the Sheriff's Department at extension #1156.               



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