THIS RECRUITMENT IS TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBLE LIST FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE VACANCIES.
Starting salary $41,856
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.
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Prior to appointment, all applicants must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, psychological evaluation, medical examination and drug/alcohol screen.
Applicants possessing the minimum qualifications will be scheduled to participate in a written examination.
The written exam is
scheduled for August 11, 12 & 16, 2014.
Applicants will be notified of the actual test date and times via email prior to test date.
Note: The email address used for the job site registration will be used to notify applicants of testing and other changes in status during the employment process for this recruitment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure email address is accurate and up-to-date.
Generally, this position is covered by Employees' Retirement System, Group EK. If the successful candidate(s) is an internal employee, retirement plan coverage will be determined at the time the job offer is made.
Additional Employment Information
Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to
. Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.
Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on
Experience: One (1) year of post High School full-time work experience or its equivalent.
Education: Completion of high school or High School Certificate of completion recognized in the State of Maryland.
Equivalency: Successful completion of one (1) year or more of college (full-time student status) may be substituted for the one (1) year of post High School full-time work experience. Excess work experience beyond the one (1) year requirement may not be substituted for the requirement of Completion of high school or High School Certificate of completion recognized in the State of Maryland. Article 41, Section 70B of the Annotated Code of Maryland established a Correctional Training Commission and gives the Commission authority to set minimum qualifications. On April 15, 1981, the Commission directed that before being selected for employment in a correctional unit, an applicant "... shall possess a High School diploma or a General Education Development Certificate recognized by the Maryland State Board of Education."
Possession and maintenance at all times of a valid Class "C" (or equivalent) driver's license from the applicant's state of residence.
CITIZENSHIP AND AGE:
Individuals appointed to this position must be at least 18 years of age on the date of appointment and be either a citizen of the United States or a resident alien.
Applicants possessing the minimum qualifications will be scheduled to participate in a written examination,
scheduled for August 11, 12 & 16, 2014.
Applicants will be notified of test date and times via email prior to test date.
If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.