Correctional Officer PART TIME - Maine State Prison, Warren

Warren, Maine, United States | Correctional Services | Part-time

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Correctional Officer PART TIME – Maine State Prison

Code: 5207



Pay Grade: 16 $22.95 - $26.62 hourly (rate includes $1.00/hour institutional stipend)
This rate does not include applicable night, weekend shift differentials, or Premium Overtime.

Open: September 9, 2022

Close: Until Filled


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Maine Department of Corrections (DOC) is recruiting ethical, dependable, compassionate, career-oriented candidates for Correctional Officers at the Maine State Prison! As a Correctional Officer, you will support the treatment and rehabilitation of adult residents by providing security and mentorship.

Maine DOC provides you with the practical, hands-on training to gain the proficiencies you need to do your job effectively and ensure your professional success.

  • Six-Week Basic Corrections Training Course at Maine Criminal Justice Academy funded by DOC.
  • Hands-on learning from instructors who have decades of experience in the field.
  • Minimum three weeks of facility-specific on-the-job learning.
  • Coached and mentored by a Field Training Officer (FTO) after the academy.
  • Professional development programs.
  • Ongoing reinforcement and support.

Successful candidates are committed to upholding the values of the department -- Honor, Honesty, and Integrity – by being hard-working team players, possessing awareness and problem-solving skills, having sound assessment and decision-making abilities, and are excellent verbal and written communicators.

This position requires exposure to chemical agents (OC Spray).

Career Diversity and Advancement

Correctional Officers have many opportunities for career diversity and advancement in a career that makes a difference, including skilled trades, vocational instruction, social services, security, education, and more!

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduation from High School or Equivalent.

Some positions, based upon collateral duties/option, may require background education and/or experience in an appropriate field (e.g. food preparation; skilled trade/training experience; retail experience; supply room experience).

Licensing/Certification Requirements

  • At time of hire: Valid Driver’s License
    Prior to attaining Permanent Status: Maine State Driver’s License
  • Completion of the Basic Corrections Training Course
    (organized and funded by DOC upon hire – includes mandatory exposure to chemical agents)

We Offer

  • Competitive Wages and State Benefits/Retirement Benefits
  • State paid Health, Dental and Vision insurance
  • 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
  • Overtime Opportunities
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • 13 paid Holidays per year
  • Uniforms
  • On-Site Fitness Centers
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:


  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave. 
  • Health Insurance Coverage– The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.  
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit– Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements
  • Dental Insurance– The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value). 
  • Retirement Plan– The State of Maine contributes 19.63% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.  
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement– Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense. 
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts– Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses. 
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness– The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
  • Parental leaveis one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation– Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions. 
  • Learn aboutadditional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness


Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.