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Career Opportunities

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The Baltimore County Department of Corrections is looking for individuals who are dedicated to a career in criminal justice to work in our new state-of-the-art correctional facility. Our new facility incorporates the latest in correctional techniques, strategies, and programs, while utilizing new, high-tech computerized equipment to maximize the security of our environment.

Correctional Officer Position

Read the Correctional Officer job description for more information about the position salary, duties and qualifications.

Find current job openings for the Baltimore County Correctional Officer position. Job vacancies are updated weekly by the Baltimore County Office of Human Resources.

Get Notified About Job Openings

Receive an email notification about the next open application period by submitting a Job Interest Card. You will be notified for one year after the date of submission whenever the Department of Corrections is accepting applications.

Application Process

You must meet the minimum job qualifications to be considered for the Correctional Officer position.

To become a Correctional Officer, you must successfully complete the following:

  1. Online Application
  2. Written Examination
  3. Strength and Physical Ability Test
  4. Background Investigation
  5. Medical and Physical Examination

1. Online Application

If there are current Correctional Officer vacancies, submit an online application for the Correctional Officer position. The County accepts online applications only.  

If you submit an application and you do not meet the minimum job qualifications, Baltimore County will notify you by email or letter. Whether you are contacted by email or letter depends on the preference you expressed on your application.

2. Written Exam

If you meet the minimum job qualifications, Baltimore County will schedule you for the next written exam. The County will notify you of your test date, time and location.

3. Strength and Physical Ability Test

If you pass the written exam, you will be scheduled to participate in the physical ability portion of the testing process. Come to the strength and physical ability test dressed in athletic clothing (e.g. sweatshirt or T-shirts and sweatpants or shorts) and tennis shoes so you will be appropriately dressed for the strength and physical ability test.

The strength and physical ability test includes the following:

300 yard shuttle: you must run a total of 300 yards in 75 seconds or less.

You will need to bring a completed Doctor's Certification of Fitness (PDF) signed by your doctor to the strength and physical ability test. You will not be allowed to take the strength and physical ability test if you do not have a completed Doctor's Certification of Fitness.

4. Background Investigation

If you pass the written exam and physical agility test, Baltimore County will investigate your full background, which includes but is not limited to a criminal background check, polygraph, psychological examination and fingerprinting. 

5. Medical and Physical Examination

You will undergo a full medical examination by a certified physician designated by the Baltimore County Department of Corrections, that includes vision, hearing and drug screening.

More Information

For further information about this position or inquiries about other available job openings in the department, please contact the Baltimore County Department of Corrections’ Applicant Unit at 410-512-3416.

Additionally, for questions regarding available job opportunities or positions in Baltimore County government, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 410-887-3135.

Revised March 27, 2014

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