Corrections Officer - Cumberland County Jail

Cumberland County Government | Portland, ME, ME

Posted Date 11/14/2017

Picturesque Cumberland County is the State’s most populous county having a population of 289,977. Its largest city is Portland and the county geographically extends from Casco Bay to the Lakes Region. Cumberland County has the second largest body of water in the state, Sebago Lake, which provides numerous recreational opportunities. The County is the economic and industrial center of the state, having a strong corporate presence of major domestic and international companies.  The County has over 450 dedicated employees, all focused on providing the best customer service to the County residents.  Cumberland County is represented by five elected county commissioners and the county manager runs the daily operations.

JOB PURPOSE:  The mission of the Cumberland County Jail is to provide a healthy, safe, secure, humane, and cost effective environment in which to detain persons alleged or convicted of crimes. Corrections Officers ensure a high quality corrections facility by providing for the care, custody, and control of inmates. Corrections Officers supervise inmates in their personal quarters ensuring safety and cleanliness according to established rules and regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS:  High School Diploma or equivalent, prefer successful completion of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Basic Corrections Course, or ability to complete the course within the first year of employment. Certified in CPR, or able to obtain certification. Two (2) years post-secondary education desirable. Three (3) years post-secondary employment or a combination of education and employment to equal three (3) years desired. Valid driver's license required. Must be able and willing to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.


Cumberland County offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package and is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce.  Come join our team and culture of engaged employees.  Our strong management team is dedicated to providing employees with inspiring leadership, a positive and friendly workplace, support, encouragement and the necessary tools for success.  We offer tuition reimbursement, wellness program, and professional development and training opportunities. Salary is competitive and contingent upon qualifications and experience. Pay range starts at $17.75 per hour, plus applicable shift differential.


For more information or to download an application for employment visit                                         


Completed emails may be mailed, emailed, or faxed to:

Cumberland County Human Resource Department, 142 Federal Street, Suite 110, Portland, Maine 04101 


Fax: 207-871-8378

You may also Apply Online through the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office website.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 


Cumberland County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Salary17.75 Hour
Job Type
Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay
Government | Other | Hire-a-Vet Campaign
Town (optional)
Portland, ME

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Address142 Federal Street
Portland, ME, ME 04101