BILLERICA, Mass. – The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is extending the registration period for those interested in taking the correction officer entrance exam to Friday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m.
Candidates may sign up for the free exam by visiting middlesexsheriff.org and completing the registration form. The exam is being offered on a rolling basis with prospective candidates able to select from one of nine sessions between March 28 – April 9. Those who pass the written exam will be invited to take the office’s fitness test on April 16.
Starting base salary for new officers is $60,885 with the ability to earn over $10,000 more in potential bonuses and overtime. Candidates who successfully graduate the BTA and complete a probationary period will also be eligible for a $2,500 sign on bonus.
The 46th Basic Training Academy (BTA) is currently slated to begin in late summer.
All applicants must be 21 years of age at the date of the examination and be legally eligible to work in the United States in compliance with federal law. Candidates must also have a high school degree or equivalent and possess a valid motor vehicle license.
Prospective candidates also have the opportunity to meet with members of the MSO during upcoming career fairs hosted by:
- Plymouth State University – March 31
- UMass Lowell – March 31
- New England College Criminal Justice Club – April 5
- New Hampshire College & University Consortium – April 6
- Curry College – April 6
- Bridgewater State University – April 7
- Massachusetts Maritime Academy – April 7
Salem State University – April 14