you for inquiring about employment opportunities as a corrections officer with
the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO). We offer both sworn
(Deputy) and non-sworn (Civilian) positions.
For more specifics for Corrections Officer opportunities, please call the
Sheriff’s Human Resource Office at (508) 563-4316. The Human Resource
Office is located at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility in Bourne, MA.
Download a Corrections Officer Employment Application
Download a copy of the Corrections Officer Job Description
Download a copy of the BCSO Attendance Policy
Corrections Officer Requirements
Once you have successfully passed both the written examination and a physical
agility test, you will undergo an intensive background investigation,
oral interview and medical review. Because we are committed to providing
the highest quality officers, you will undergo a screening with a thorough
background investigation. You must cooperate truthfully and completely
in all aspects of the investigation; falsified or omitted information
may cause you to be disqualified.
Physical Fitness Testing
Your physical fitness will be evaluated to ensure that you are able
to perform the duties of a corrections officer. Please be aware that an offer
of employment is contingent upon the passing of all phases of the process.
Physical fitness testing consists of sit-ups, push-ups and a 1.5 mile
run. Minimum acceptable
times and amounts for completing these tests vary depending on age and
Click here to view physical fitness guidelines
Minimum Qualifications for All Positions
All candidates must:
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent, a college degree is preferred
Be a United States Citizen
Possess a valid MA Driver’s License
Meet physical and medical standards
- Pass a complete background check
- Meet the requirements necessary to obtain a pistol permit
Pass drug testing
- Tattoos, body art, brands, and/or scarifications of any type shall not be visible when dressed in a summer uniform (i.e. short sleeves). A tattoo sleeve may be worn to cover any visible tattoos, body art, brands and/or scarifications on arms.
Minimum Age Qualifications
Age at time of application: 19 years of age
All five of the Sheriff’s Office
divisions have separate requirements.
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