State Representative Jessica Giannino of Revere and Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins jointly announced this week a special initiative to recruit and hire correction officers at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) in Boston.
Sheriff Tompkins has always been committed to recruiting residents of Suffolk County to fill the great jobs available within the Department. And, because of the national staffing shortage, the Department is actively recruiting candidates for a variety of positions. These are good jobs with good pay and great benefits.
Sheriff Tompkins said “I am asking Representative Giannino to help me inform our mutual constituents of my department’s need for correction officer recruits. While SCSD cannot guarantee that we will be able to hire every constituent whom my partners in government prospectively refer to our attention, we will ensure every applicant will get a very serious scrutiny of their ability to meet our basic qualifications, and every chance to succeed in meeting the writing and physical requirements of our Correction Officer Training Academy. No security or law enforcement experience is required.”
Correction officer applicants must be a U.S. citizen, a High School graduate, at least 21 years of age at appointment and in possession of a valid license to operate a motor vehicle. If successful in passing the Suffolk County Correction Officer Training Academy, benefits available to first-year Correction Officers include an average first-year starting salary of $49,000 to $69,000 (with applicable bonuses and overtime), enrollment in the MA Group Insurance Commission for generously subsidized health insurance, free dental and vision insurance coverage, availability of a tuition remission program and entry into the MA State Employees Retirement System.
Revere residents interested in learning more about this special recruitment initiative and Correction Officer Training Academy requirements are invited to visit the careers section of the Department’s website at www.scsdma.org/careers or may call 617-704-6363 during normal business hours.