Correctional Officer, Maine Correctional Center

Windham, Maine, United States | Correctional Services | Full-time

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Correctional Officer – Maine Correctional Center

Code: 5207                       
                                              Pay Grade: 16  $17.64-$22.26 per hour 
This rate does not  include $1/hr. direct care stipend and                                                                     does not include applicable night or weekend shift differentials

Open for Recruitment; September 5, 2019

Close: Until Filled

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The Department of Corrections is accepting applications for Correctional Officers at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham, Maine.  This position is open to current Maine DOC Correctional Officers who wish to transfer to this facility and all outside candidates.


As a Correctional Officer, your work will involve the custody, security, discipline, treatment, and rehabilitation of adult inmates committed to the MCC and/or SMWRC.  This includes monitoring prisoner behavior, directing and overseeing prisoner activities, enforcing prisoner discipline and writing incident reports.   This position requires exposure to chemical agents (OC Spray).


  • Knowledge of prisoner motivation and psychology.
  • Knowledge of problems associated with institutional life.
  • Knowledge of prisoner rehabilitation and treatment programs.
  • Knowledge of correctional institution rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Ability to interpret and enforce correctional center rules, regulations, policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to perform various strenuous duties such as climbing stairs and/or escorting unruly inmates.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to handle critical and stressful situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to read and perform basic math functions.
  • Ability to observe situations and behavior in detail.
  • Ability to make decisions and act quickly in emergency and dangerous situations.
  • Ability to model appropriate behavior, attitude, ethics, and morals.
  • Ability to utilize standard desktop computer technology (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet, e-mail).


Graduation from high school or equivalent. 

Some positions, based upon collateral duties/option, may require background education and/or experience in an appropriate field (e.g. food preparation; skilled trade/training experience; retail experience; supply room experience).


At time of hire:  Valid Driver’s License


Prior to attaining Permanent Status: Maine State Driver’s License

Completion of the Basic Corrections Training Course (organized and funded by DOC upon hire – includes mandatory exposure to chemical agents)


Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $470.99 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $447.44 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $423.89 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $400.34 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 20.67% of pay. 


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