Just Walk In To Test For Correctional Officer Jobs
TOWSON, MD (June 27, 2016) - Those seeking correctional officer jobs with the state can soon walk in to the Reisterstown Plaza Office Complex in Baltimore and immediately take the test.
The new effort is part of the “Operation Hire” events taking place across the state in which the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is looking for exceptional candidates to fill vacancies.
Candidates will need to bring a positive form of identification at the time of testing to 6776 Reistertown Road in Baltimore. The department is prepared to hire hundreds of correctional officers for positions with outstanding pay and benefits that simply require a high school diploma or GED.
The testing will begin on July 5, 2016 and will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. with no appointment necessary.
“Our commitment to hiring candidates who have exemplary dedication and integrity remains our greatest priority,” Secretary Stephen T. Moyer said. “This program to make the application and testing process more convenient is one more way we can increase our talent pool and inform the public about the outstanding benefits of a career in public safety.”
When taking office last year, Moyer made it a priority to fill hundreds of vacancies and has held “Operation Hire” career fairs in Cumberland, Hagerstown and Harford County that have attracted hundreds of candidates. Additional events are scheduled to fill posts in Baltimore, Jessup and the Eastern Shore.
For more information, candidates can call 410-585-3060 or go to http://www.dpscs.maryland.gov.
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