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Sergeant Position Openings


The Berks County Jail System is currently seeking qualified candidates who have a positive attitude and high ethical standards for the position of Sergeant. This first-line supervisor will lead and direct correctional officers.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED. We prefer the equivalent of 1 year Technical School/College in the field of Criminal Justice and a minimum of 4 years experience as a correctional officer. However, we will also consider applicants with 4 years experience in a criminal justice field. All applicants must pass a physical agility test and are subject to all other pre-employment testing. Please "click" on the Correctional Officer Position for application deadlines and testing date.

Applicants must be able to perform all essential job functions of a correctional officer and sergeant and demonstrate outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal. During the introductory period, successful completion of the jail’s 8 week training academy will be required.

The 2011 starting salary for this position is $53,863.

Please read the applicant notification, then submit an application and resume to:

Human Resources
Berks County Jail System
1287 County Welfare Road
Leesport, PA 19533