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Open Positions

  • Correctional Officer
  • Sergeant
  • Treatment Caseworker
  • Treatment Counselor
  • Treatment Counselor (Bilingual Preferred)

INTEGRITY, PROFESSIONALISM & EXCELLENCE... if this describes you, we encourage you to apply  immediately!

Next Correctional Officer/Sergeant Testing: Tuesday, July 30th

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

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Visit our online job portal to learn more about employment opportunities and to submit an application.

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A Career at Berks County

The County of Berks offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes:

  • Health Insurance
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation
  • Personal Days
  • 14 Paid Holidays 
  • Sick Leave
  • Pension & Optional 457B
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • Public Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Wellness Program 

Salary and Application Information

2023 Correctional Officer Salary Figures

Starting Rate - $51,684

Post Probation - $58,932

After One Year of Service - $66,191

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
  • CPR
  • Security Procedures
  • Direct Supervision
  • Defensive and Offensive Tactics
  • Cell Extraction
  • Firearms Training

Application Process

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.