Maine Department of Corrections
The Maine Department of Corrections is destigmatizing corrections for the betterment of all Maine communities. Through the ‘Maine Model of Corrections’, we promote the safety of our staff and residents while reducing barriers to meaningful rehabilitative opportunities. We facilitate restorative justice practices that equip justice-involved residents and clients with the skills they need to become contributing members of society upon release, including treatment, education, and job training. We are committed to rebuilding lives and are searching for great team players, with a professional attitude and well-developed integrity and ethics, to join us in this mission.
Maine State Prison
Located off US Route 1 in Warren, Maine, Maine State Prison is the state’s Maximum-Security facility for adult residents. Our programs include providing work opportunities for residents and a comprehensive treatment plan that encourages the resident to re-enter society as a law-abiding, productive citizen. We offer a variety of careers in security, education, social services, mental health, substance and abuse services, vocational trades and instruction, warehouse and logistics, law enforcement, and more.
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Our benefits package includes:
- Health, dental, vision, and life insurances.
- Eligible to retire at 55 when meeting the minimum years of service.
- Employee Assistance Program.
- Great retirement plan w/health insurance benefits.
- 3+ weeks of vacation.
- 13 paid holidays per year.
- 12 days of paid sick leave (accrue 96 hrs. per year).
- Paid parental leave for any working parent welcoming a child.
- On-site fitness room and gym.
- Off-site gym reimbursement.
- Qualified employer in the public service student loan forgiveness federal program.
- And more!
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Long Creek Youth Development Center
Located at 675 Westbrook St., South Portland, Maine, Long Creek Youth Development Center is the only secure juvenile justice center in Maine. We offer 17 programs for juvenile residents in our care that support their behavioral rehabilitation, educational attainment, and workforce development skills.
Juvenile Program Workers (JPW) at Long Creek is a foundation to a rewarding career within the DOC, or collateral agencies, for those interested in public safety, social work, behavioral health, case management, probation, law enforcement, acuity care, adolescent development, advocacy, and psychology.
Unsure if a career in Juvenile Corrections is for you? Ask us about our paid job shadow program! You’ll be brought on payroll in uniform to accompany and learn from a JPW, walk the facility, and will interact with staff and residents. You can test-drive the career before you decide to commit to the Basic Corrections Training Program and get paid along the way! Contact us for details. Visit maine.gov/corrections/careers/jpw or email email@example.com.
Learn about the important role the Juvenile Program Workers provide at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland Maine.
Mountain View Correctional Facility
Located in Charleston, Maine, Mountain View Correctional Facility is a Minimum/Medium Security facility for adult residents located in view of the majestic Mount Katahdin. Explore the Maine outdoors with access to thousands of miles of trails, numerous mountain peaks, and the state’s longest river and largest lake. Enjoy small-town life while also only a 30-minute drive to Maine’s third-largest urban center, Bangor.
Ninety-seven percent of those in our care will be released back into our communities and become someone’s neighbor again. We take our role in their treatment and rehabilitation seriously and seek career-minded applicants to join us who are committed, compassionate, responsible, teachable, and accountable, and who are level-headed, proactive communicators.
Mountain View offers a great, stable career, with paths in security, skilled trades, case management, administration, and more. Many of our leadership grew up in the community and started their careers as Correctional Officers.
Learn about the impact corrections officers make on the residence at Mountain View Corrections in Charleston Maine. It is not what you think!
Maine Correctional Center
Located in Windham, ME, Maine Correctional Center is a Medium/Minimum Security facility that houses both male and female adult residents, as well as a Minimum and Community custody facility for women called the Southern Maine Women’s Reentry Center. Maine Correctional Center recognizes the indispensable service, commitment and valuable contributions of its outstanding security, program, and support staff, and is dedicated to the ongoing development of a professional and skilled workforce with high ethical standards. We offer a variety of careers in security, education, social services, mental health, substance and abuse services, vocational trades and instruction, warehouse and logistics, law enforcement, and more.
Unsure if a career in Corrections is for you? Ask us about our paid job shadow program!