Are you interested in a career in law enforcement and in ensuring the public’s safety? Are you interested in a career with great benefits, room for advancement, and serving the City of Philadelphia? Apply today to be a Correctional Officer with the Philadelphia Prisons System.
Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply!
Philadelphia residency is not required to apply. However, candidates must maintain a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for one year prior to appointment. In addition, the City of Philadelphia offers preference for Philadelphia residents. See link for additional information.
This is general duty correctional work maintaining security and discipline in a City correctional institution or police detention facility on an assigned shift. Work includes responsibility for guarding inmates at a work location, in cell blocks, transporting them from institutions to and from courts and between institutions, and in the performance of general laboring tasks as required. Work is performed under the close supervision of higher level correctional or police personnel. Work involves regular exposure to unpredictable conditions and occasionally requires the expenditure of physical effort in the restraining and subduing of prisoners.