The Maine Department of Corrections has a lot to offer correctional officers: the stability and benefits that come with a state job, good pay with opportunity for stipends and overtime, and the potential for career advancement.

The Maine Department of Corrections is currently recruiting correctional officers. This is your opportunity to start a career with long-term potential. There are immediate openings and applicants can start working as soon as they qualify. All new hires will attend a 6-week training academy providing you with the skills you need for the job.

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old before date of hire
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have no serious criminal offensive or an extensive history of driving violations
  • Have a valid Maine driver's license
  • Pass a physical agility test

Becoming a Correctional Officer

The Maine Department of Corrections is recruiting for tomorrow's correctional leaders! They are looking for ethical, dependable, career-oriented men and women. They provide interesting, hands-on training to provide you with the skills and abilities you need to do your job effectively and ensure your professional success. Correctional officers attend a six-week training academy covering all aspects of correctional work. Correctional officers receive continuous reinforcement, which highlights the Department of Corrections' Core Values – INTEGRITY, COURAGE, and COMMITMENT.

Benefits as a Correctional Officer

  • A career as a correctional officer offers competitive pay and benefits that include:
  • A 25-year retirement system, with age 55. Correctional officers contribute 1.15% of their gross salary with a generous state contribution.
  • Night and weekend shift differentials
  • State paid health, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid vacation leave
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Uniforms
  • On-site fitness centers
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Career advancement opportunities

The Maine Department of Corrections is looking for ethical, dependable, career-oriented men and women. They provide interesting, hands-on training to provide you with the skills and abilities you need to do your job effectively and ensure your professional success.

Click here to learn more or apply. In addition, here are the HR manager contacts for each of the facilities as well as community corrections.  The names hyperlink to their email address.

  • Mountain View Correctional Facility / Downeast Correctional Facility, Contact: Wanda Saucier, 207-285-0873
  • Long Creek Youth Development Center, Contact Susan Finnell, 207-822-2604
  • Maine Correctional Center/Southern Maine Reentry Center, Contact: Michelle Senence, 207-893-7050
  • Maine State Prison / Bolduc Correctional Facility, Contact: Jeanne Fales, 207-273-5340
  • Adult Community Corrections/Juvenile Community Corrections, Contact: Clint Peebles 207-287-5665