Employment Opportunities

The Caroline County Department of Corrections accepts applications for Corrections Officers on a rolling basis. Corrections is a uniformed service and one of the largest branches of law enforcement. Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in a jail, reformatory, or prison.

Working for Caroline County
Caroline County is an outstanding local employer providing competitive pay and excellent benefits. Our uniformed officers are classified as “public safety” employees and are eligible to retire on the County’s pension plan after 25 years of work. The County offers the full range of benefits normally found in local government, including health insurance.

Requirements & Training

At the entry-level, a uniformed corrections officer must be 18 years old, have a high school degree or equivalent, have no criminal history, and be physically, mentally, and emotionally suited to work in a challenging environment. Corrections officers receive intensive training at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy located at Wor-Wic Community College. Our officers also participate in a wide range of training activities like, firearms qualifications, defensive tactics, conflict resolution, and anger management.

Starting Out

Entry-level corrections officers normally start work as a trainee. After gaining field experience working at the Detention Center, they are sent to the Academy for formal training. Progression for officers parallels law enforcement and the military. Officers may be promoted to corporal, sergeant, staff sergeant, lieutenant, etc. With promotion comes increases in pay and responsibility. For a motivated individual with a strong service ethic, the field of corrections can be a fulfilling career.

How to Apply
To apply to become a Correctional Officer, complete the Employment Application and submit it to the Office of Human Resources.