Welcome to the County of Berks



Click HERE to apply for a position at the Berks County Jail!

we encourage you to apply immediately!
Next Correctional Officer Testing:  Tuesday, November 29th

$30.00 written exam testing fee has been waived for this testing session!

2022 Correctional Officer Salary Figures
Starting Rate - $50,057
Post Probation - $57,077
After One Year of Service - $64,108
No experience is required. All new officers will attend our on-site paid training academy! We provide the education required for you to excel in your criminal justice career.
Here are some of the many things you will learn:
- Conduct and Ethics
- Interpersonal Communication Skills
- Use of Force
- Suicide Prevention
- Security Procedures
- Direct Supervision
- Defensive and Offensive Tactics
- Cell Extraction
- Firearms Training
Please review the applicant notification page and the job description on this website for qualifications. If you qualify and wish to attend the next scheduled testing, we encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible. Applications are required and can be completed by following this link - Employment Application.
Once your application is received and processed by Human Resources, you will receive documentation via email regarding instructions on how to register for the next testing session.
Click HERE to review more detailed information on the physical agility exam.
Qualified applicants who successfully complete the physical agility exam, will be required to pay a non-refundable $30.00 fee in order to attend the written examination.  We will only accept a money order or cashier's check made payable to "Berks County Jail System"; personal checks/cash will not be accepted.




Please refer to the County of Berks website for other county vacancies.


Unsolicited applications will not be accepted.

The County of Berks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.