Correctional Officer

Northampton, MA
Hampshire Sheriff's Office

Salary: $58,713.12 $76,346.49Yearly.

Essential Functions:

  • The Correctional Officer duties include, but are not limited to the following: responsible for the care, custody and supervision of inmates in a correctional institution.
  • This includes but is not limited to, daily supervision of inmate occupational, vocational, rehabilitation and recreational activities.
  • The Correctional Officer performs related work as required.
  • The Correctional Officer is responsible for the general security of his/her assigned post in accordance with prescribed policies and procedures.
  • The position requires the Correctional Officer to work a flexible schedule, any shift, any day of the week and overtime as required, including holidays and weekends.


  • A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, sociology or a related field is highly preferred.
  • A combination of a high school diploma with relevant experience is required.
  • Must be at least 19 years of age upon date of resume submission on MassCareers.
  • Must be able to successfully meet the graduation requirements for the Training Academy
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or served a sentence in a House of Correction.
  • General knowledge of the purpose of a correctional facility and the goals and purposes of the Hampshire Jail and House of Corrections.
  • Knowledge of the elements of criminal law and court procedures.
  • Ability to follow moderately complex written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to work in a confined area and remain calm under stress.
  • Must be able to work varying hours and shifts, including overtime and holidays.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • Must successfully pass background check, drug screening and pre-employment physical.
  • Must possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.