BILLERICA, Mass. – The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is seeking correction officer candidates to join our 46th Basic Training Academy (BTA). 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 BTA is currently slated to begin in late summer.
Candidates may sign up for the exam by visiting middlesexsheriff.org and completing the registration form by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 4. The exam will be 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.
Potential recruits interested in learning more about the job, hiring process or Middlesex Sheriff’s Office are encouraged to attend an upcoming Virtual Q&A with members of the office. The first Q&A will be held at 7 p.m. on International Women’s Day (Tuesday, March 8) and will feature a panel of entirely female staff discussing careers in corrections. The second session will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 14. Additional information regarding the events and how to participate will be available on MSO social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook).
MSO staff will also be participating in career events at Fitchburg State University, UMass Boston, Bunker Hill Community College, Plymouth State University, UMass Lowell, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Bridgewater State University and Salem State University during the months of March and April.
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. A bachelor’s degree and/or prior law enforcement or security experience is preferred.