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Position Available

Kennebec County Sheriff's Office

Corrections Division


If you are looking for a change in your career, you’ve found it! The Corrections Division of the Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking applicants for the position of Corrections Officer. Starting pay is $17.95 per hour with three shifts that provide 24-hour coverage for the Correctional Facility. As a Corrections employee, you will receive excellent benefits and various opportunities for advancement.

Corrections Officers ensure a high- quality correctional facility by providing for the care, custody and control of inmates with supervision in their living areas and ensuring that inmates maintain cleanliness according to established rules and regulations. A high school diploma or equivalency is required as well as the Alert Test at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, Maine Criminal Justice Academy Medical Form and Physical Fitness Test at Kennebec County. Successful candidates will attend an intensive 6-week training program.

If you are interested in starting your career with us, a corrections application may be filled out and submitted at the link below:

Corrections Employment Form

or if you'd prefer to fill it out by hand:

Corrections Employment Application (PDF)

If you are selected, Human Resources will contact you to set up an interview. You will need to bring the following documents with you:


  • A copy of high school diploma or G.E.D.

  • A copy of college degree (if applicable)

  • A copy of military discharge DD Form 214 – Long Form (if applicable)

You will also need to know your Social Security Number.

A Physical Agility Test will be administered at the Kennebec County Correctional Facility as part of the hiring process. Once your application has been processed, you will be notified of the date and time of the agility test.


If you fill out the PDF application, Completed applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to:

Human Resources Manager
125 State Street
Augusta, Maine 04330

Alternatively, they can be emailed to human-resources@kennebecso.com

Hand delivered applications must be dropped off at Human Resources.
Do not bring them to the Correctional Facility.


Equal Opportunity Employer