REGISTRATION FOR CORRECTIONAL OFFICER WRITTEN EXAMINATION
The next Correctional Officer Written Examination will be taking place on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 6:00PM and Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 9:00AM.
When applying, please make sure to have your updated resume attached AND a cover letter stating which Written Examination date you are interested in; either 10/24 or 10/27. The Written Examinations will be held on site at the Hampshire Sheriff's Office and House of Correction, located at: 205 Rocky Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060. Specific instructions regarding the exam and Visitor procedures will be emailed with confirmation of exam date.
Following the Written Examinations, those candidates that pass will be invited back to participate in the Physical Fitness examinations. Those passing the PT will participate in a 1st round-interview, etc. and continue with the hiring process.
SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN ON A FIRST APPLIED, FIRST SERVED BASIS.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The Correctional Officer duties include, but are not limited to the following: responsible for the care, custody and supervision of inmates in a correctional institution. This includes but is not limited to, daily supervision of inmate occupational, vocational, rehabilitation and recreational activities. The Correctional Officer performs related work as required. The Correctional Officer is responsible for the general security of his/her assigned post in accordance with prescribed policies and procedures.
The position requires the Correctional Officer to work a flexible schedule, any shift, any day of the week and overtime as required, including holidays.
Performance of duties under somewhat undesirable conditions and may present potential risk of injury typically associated with working with inmates, probationers, and parolees.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Must have the physical ability to lift/carry an inmate or fellow officer in time of need/crisis
Regularly required to stand and walk; talk and hear; lift and carry; push and pull with force; and maintain balance
Occasionally required to climb, stoop, reach with hands/arms & occasionally lift and/or move boxes up to 20 lbs.
Manual dexterity required in performing duties
Specific vision abilities required by the position include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision; reading of written, printed or computer screen data
Hampshire Sheriff's Office and House of Correction
205 Rocky Hill Road
Northampton, MA 01060
A bachelor's degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, sociology or a related field is highly preferred. A combination of a high school diploma with relevant experience is required.
Must be at least 19 years of age upon date of resume submission on MassCareers
Must be able to successfully meet the graduation requirements for the Training Academy
Must not have been convicted of a felony or served a sentence in a House of Correction
General knowledge of the purpose of a correctional facility and the goals and purposes of the Hampshire Jail and House of Corrections
Knowledge of the elements of criminal law and court procedures
Must successfully meet the graduation requirements for the Basic Training Academy
Ability to follow moderately complex written or oral instructions
Ability to work in a confined area and remain calm under stress
Must be able to work varying hours and shifts, including overtime and holidays
Regular and reliable attendance is required
Must successfully pass background check, drug screening and pre-employment physical
Must possess a valid Massachusetts driver's license
State Of Massachusetts