Becoming a correctional officer in Baltimore can be a rewarding, challenging, and life-changing career choice that many people seeking a law enforcement job may be interesting in applying for.
The Maryland Department of Public Safety is actively and continuously seeking individuals interested in becoming entry-level and advanced level correctional officers in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, and Howard County, among other places.
If you are selected to be a correctional officer in Baltimore, you can expect a starting salary of about $37,505 and also some amazing benefits for new corrections officers including health insurance, 15 military and sick leave days each, pension and 401k plans, uniforms, tuition reimbursement, and many opportunities for advancement. To get started, you must meet the minimum requirements for the position.
- Must Be 21 yrs of Age
- Must Have a High School Diploma or Educational Equivalent (GED)
- Must Be a United States Citizen of Hold Resident Alien Status
- Submit to a Background Check
- Oral Interview
- Physical Examination
Additionally, if you are selected for a position that requires you to operate a motor vehicle then you will also be required to have and maintain a driver’s license valid in the State of Maryland.
Certain positions also require that officers carry, maintain, and remain proficient in firearms. Your proficiency and practical knowledge on firearms must be demonstrated on a regular basis to ensure you competency level.
It is recommended that you apply for any correctional officer position online to expedite the application process. You can apply online here by accessing the State of Maryland’s JobAps website and registering as a new user. If you would rather fill out a paper application, you can download it here. Again, it is highly recommended that you apply online to ensure the fastest response.
The recruitment department also requires that you view and print out the supplemental questionnaire that basically makes you aware of the minimum requirements for the position, employment and training information, working conditions, physical tasks, and other duties related to the position.
You can find additional information here on the requirements to becoming a correctional officer in Maryland.
If you have any questions or comments related to becoming a correctional officer in Baltimore, contact the HR Recruitment Department at 410-585-3060 if you’re local to the Baltimore area, or Toll-Free at 1-877-206-9941.