Northampton County Department of Corrections

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666 Walnut St
Easton, PA 18042

(610) 829-7400

Find Openings: https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HR/Pages/Recruitment.aspx

Business Description

The Northampton County Jail Advisory Board and Jail Administration acknowledge its professional obligation to ensure that those inmates who are detained at Northampton County Jail are kept in a secure constitutional fashion. Although confinement remains the primary goal, the Jail Administration with the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas has initiated numerous educational and vocational programs designed at rehabilitating those individuals who are confined at the facility. Through staff training, compassionate understanding and a professional commitment to improving an offender's awareness of self, it is felt the potential for successful community adjustment can be substantially increased upon an individual's return to society.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed

We are looking for employees who are or have…
• Excellent Communication Skills
• Ability to work as a team
• Have good problem solving techniques
• Good Interpersonal Skills

Director of Corrections

The Director of Corrections is a cabinet level position responsible for supervising & administering the overall operations of the County prison. This position requires completion of a Bachelor’s Degree program with major coursework in criminal justice, social services, public administration or closely related field and extensive experience in institutional management, criminal justice work, or public administration, four years of which must have been in the corrections field, including three years in a supervisory position.

Blue arrow showing progression from Warden Warden

The Warden has charge of administration, operation, & maintenance of the County’s penal facility. This position requires completion of a Bachelor’s Degree program with major coursework in criminal justice, social services, public administration or a closely related field & 12 years of experience in corrections, institutional management, criminal justice, or public administration – 10 years of which must have been in the corrections field, including six years in a full-time supervisory position in the corrections field.

Blue arrow showing progression from Deputy Warden (Operations, Community Corrections, Classification) Deputy Warden (Operations, Community Corrections, Classification)

The Deputy Wardens assist the warden in the administration, operation, and maintenance of the County Prison, and in the protection, custody, and discipline of inmates. These positions require completion of a Bachelor’s Degree program with major coursework in criminal justice, social services, public administration or a closely related field, 10 years of experience in adult corrections, and four years of supervisory experience in the corrections field.

Blue arrow showing progression from Corrections Operations Administrator (Personnel, Secuirty) Corrections Operations Administrator (Personnel, Secuirty)

The Corrections Operations Administrator is responsible for assisting the Deputy Wardens in the areas of personnel, security and/or maintenance. The core responsibility of this position is to provide public safety, care, custody, & control of inmate population, while assisting in the enforcement of departmental policies & procedures. These positions require the completion of high school or a general equivalency diploma, five years of experience in adult corrections & two years of supervisory experience in adult corrections.

Blue arrow showing progression from Corrections Supervisor Corrections Supervisor

This position has responsibility for the supervision of Corrections Officers, providing security and is operationally responsible for the care of inmates & the security of the County jail on a daily basis. This requires completion of high school or a general equivalency diploma & a minimum of four years of active experience as a Corrections Officer.

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Corrections Officers are responsible for maintaining order & securing inmates in the county jail. Must be at least 18 years old, possess a high school or general equivalency diploma, & a valid driver’s license, and pass all phases of testing to be eligible.

Blue arrow showing progression from Corrections Officer Training Academy Corrections Officer Training Academy