Career Opportunities


Correction Officer

Requirements, Benefits
Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office correctional officer recruits take part in a seven-week Basic Recruit Training Academy. For those who successfully complete the training academy, benefits include a starting salary over $48,000.00, paid vacation, 11 paid holidays, medical and dental benefits and a retirement plan. To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be at least 19 years old
  • Possess a high school degree or equivalent
  • Pass a background check, physical exam and a battery of tests
  • Have no criminal history

Academy Outline
At the academy, trainees are instructed in such subjects as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, communicable diseases, communication skills, computer skills, cultural diversity, defensive tactics, direct supervision, firearms safety & handling, fire safety, first aid, gangs, hostage situations, inmate discipline, inmate rights, report writing, searches and contraband, security procedures, sexual harassment, staff/inmate relations, substance abuse, suicide awareness and prevention, use of force, court testimony, first responder certification, history of jails and the Office of Sheriff, physical fitness, stress management, supervision of special needs inmates, transportation and use of restraints.


Adult Basic Education Instructors

Current openings for several part-time ABE Instructors starting in mid-August.   Available hours include morning or afternoon/evening shifts.  Candidates must have current teaching certification.  Seeking creative teachers for mathematics and science classes.   Must have good technology skills in order to do content-based projects in class and/or in conjunction with other teachers.    Classes are held approximately 40 weeks per year including during the summer, with additional time allotted for professional development.   We are looking for team players who will collaborate with other teachers and other educational program staff.   Deadline for applications is July 27, 2018.     Please send your resume and cover letter along with a completed employment Application to:  BCSO, Attn: Diane Maynes, 467 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201.   EOE/AA.   No interviews will be scheduled without an Application on file.


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