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Corrections Officer (Full-time)

County of Blair
Hollidaysburg, PA
  • Posted: 14 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job opportunities exist for full-time hires who will provide care, custody, and control of inmates in the Blair County Prison. Essential functions include maintaining control of security and safety in an assigned housing block; monitoring and patrolling an assigned area, observing and supervising inmate behavior and during bathing, meals, recreation, and work release; monitoring to detect or prevent disturbances or looking for signs of duress or escape; maintaining records, preparing logs; escorting inmates throughout Prison and other locations; transporting inmates to and from court hearings, medical appointments, and other institutions; searching inmates, inmate mail, and various areas for contraband; and attending training.


Qualified applicants must hold a high school diploma or GED and preferably apply with having completed the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Title 37 training or have equivalent on-the-job experience from corrections; must be capable of remaining alert at all times during shifts that could last as long as 16 consecutive hours; must be able to sustain the physical requirements of the position that include standing and walking on concrete, working under pressure with frequent interruptions, exposed to odors, and restraining inmates. Applicants must also be fluent in English, pay attention to details, and function independently according to established procedures.


Competitive benefits package starts first of the month following 30 calendar days and includes 90% employer-paid PPO healthcare with vision and three-tier prescription components, pension plan, defined contribution plan, short-term disability, group term life insurance, personal days, stress days, vacation days, sick time, and holidays. Starting wage is a step-in rate of $21.05/hour x 40-hour workweek and regular opportunity for overtime. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

County of Blair


Hollidaysburg, PA



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