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Employment Openings

Barnstable County Sheriff's Office


  • Competitive Pay
  • Overtime
  • State Pension
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick Days
  • Health and Dental Insurance



Under the direction of the Sheriff, Special Sheriff, Superintendent of Operations, Assistant Superintendent of Jail Operations and Superior Officers, the Correctional Officer is responsible for the care, custody and control of inmates in a correctional institution for men and women.  The Correctional Officer supervises and guides their occupational, vocational and recreational activities; and performs related work as required.



  • Maintain custodial care, and control of the inmates in their assigned area
  • Oversee inmate compliance with inmate disciplinary rules and regulations
  • Responsible for inspecting inmate housing units and ensuring all areas are kept to facility standards
  • Responsible for ensuring written reports and/or work orders are submitted when housing, safety standards or maintenance issues arise
  • Responsible for patrolling assigned areas of the facility, and ensuring the facility is kept in accordance with departmental policies, necessary to prevent escapes, riots and disorders
  • Responsible for administering first aid up to their level of training
  • Responsible for supervising inmate visits and monitoring inmate mail in accordance with departmental policies
  • Responsible for enforcing all relevant facility rules and regulations as it relates to inmate behavior
  • Responsible for clearly communicating with the inmate population, with an emphasis on inmates following instructions given to them
  • Responsible for booking inmates, including but not limited to fingerprinting, photographing and collecting data from incoming inmates
  • Good attendance is an essential aspect of this position




  • Must be 21 years of age by completion of the academy
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; B.S. degree Criminal Justice preferred but not required
  • Ability to follow written and oral instruction
  • Pass written, physical fitness and drug exams
  • Must be eligible to obtain a license to carry a firearm in the state if MA



Written and physical fitness testing will be conducted in September and October.

Academy start date January 18, 2022.

Please click the link below to apply online

 Job Description - Correctional Officer (210006SS) (

The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office is seeking individuals interested in starting a career in emergency communications. This per diem entry level position is responsible for operating the radio interface between ambulances and the hospitals.  Primary job duties include answering a telephone, using a public safety radio, and entering data in to a computer. All necessary training will be provided once hired.

This position may lead to a full time opportunity in the Communications Division.

Computer proficiency, attention to detail, good typing skills (30 wpm), the ability to multi-task, and the ability to work well under pressure are all essential to the position.

AA/EEO qualifications: CPR certificate required.  40 hour Public Safety Telecommunicator certificate desirable.

Apply online at Job Description - Entry Level Dispatcher (2100075B) (

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office is an equal employment opportunity employer. NO person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or military status.
Affirmative Action: The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office abides by all State and Federal guidelines on affirmative action.
Harassment: The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment. Harassment based on race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability, or sexual harassment will not be tolerated under any circumstance. Any statements or actions which constitute harassment are in violation of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 151B and will not be tolerated.

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