ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED CORRECTIONAL OFFICER PRIVATE
The Prince George's County Department of Corrections is seeking individuals to fill current and future vacancies for Correctional Officer Academy classes. The position of Correctional Officer Private provides exceptional training and benefits to serious applicants considering a profession in the correctional/Public Safety field. The Department is seeking men and women who exhibit good character, sound judgment, honesty, reliability and integrity.
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This position is designated "Essential" and the incumbent must be willing to participate as a critical/essential employee during emergency situations in the event of a natural, or manmade disaster; special activities/events. Essential employees are expected to report to work or remain at work when other County employees are granted administrative leave. Employees in this classification will be required to work any of three shifts in order that 24-hour coverage is maintained.
Examples of Work
• U.S. Citizen or have at least 5 years of Permanent Resident Alien Status
• High school graduate or possess a GED certificate recognized by the Maryland State Board of Education
• 18 years old at time of application
• Possess a valid driver's license issued in the United States
BI-LINGUAL APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Please note - using a mobile device, such as a phone, to complete this application is NOT recommended. You are highly encouraged to use a desktop or laptop computer so that you can carefully and thoroughly read and understand all aspects of applying for this position.
All male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 and over are required to register with Selective Service. Please go to register: https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
SELECTION PROCESS: To be considered for this class, Applicants must successfully complete all of the following steps:
If sufficient vacancies exist, applicants at this stage may be contacted to continue into the Background Investigation process, which includes:
Before applying, serious applicants will:
All notifications for this position will be made via email, therefore each applicant must update their online profile with any changes to personal information, and must continually monitor the email account provided. Also, be sure to update your junk/spam settings to allow emails from all addresses ending in "@co.pg.md.us" and "@princegeorgescountymd.gov".
Reasons for disqualification may include (but are not limited to) the following: previous disqualification; deception;poor work history; poor driving record; suspended license; poor credit history; history or pattern of crimes both reported and not reported; felony conviction; illegal drug usage, possession, distribution, sale or purchase; falsification of application or other documents; failure to meet physical standards; failure to present a professional appearance (see Career Consideration) ; inability to competitively complete any of the component parts of the selection process; and/or any other disqualifying factor as determined by the Department of Corrections.
Any inappropriate conduct or behavior displayed at any point during the background process will result in permanent disqualification from consideration for this and any other Public Safety Position within Prince George's County Public Safety Services.
For more information, please contact your recruiter at (301)952-7019 or (301)952-7324. ACADEMY CLASSES ARE SELECTED AND HELD AS VACANCIES OCCUR Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation during the application and hiring process can click here for specific instructions.
Prince George's County Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerCommitted to Diversity in the Workplace