Welcome to the County of Berks
Correctional Officer Positions

We are hiring female and male correctional officers to staff female and male housing units.


If this describes you, we encourage you to apply immediately!

You will earn $58,243 (2019 figure) after your first year of service, and we also offer an EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE.


Next Testing Date: TBD

Deadline to Apply:

Deadline to Register:


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

"Our Basic Training Academy will challenge you both physically and mentally, laying the ground work for a rewarding career in corrections. This Academy requires integrity and discipline, demanding what few are willing to sacrifice. The knowledge gained will improve you professionally and personally." - Lt. Burke

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, since there is an application deadline.

Qualified applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable $40.00 fee when registering for the pre-employment testing. 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. Applications are required and can be printed from this website, and e-mailed to jail@countyofberks.com, mailed to the jail address as noted on the application, or faxed to 610-208-4880.

Updated 09/2020