The Cumberland County Jail is currently hiring Per Diem Correction Officers to work vacant shifts on days, evenings, overnights, weekends and/or holidays.  If you are a Certified Corrections Officer through the MCJA, and are interested in covering up to one or two vacant 8-hour shifts per week, we encourage you to apply.

Hourly rate of pay is $24.55.  Eligible for “On Call.”  Schedule known two weeks in advance.  Non-union; non-benefit eligible.  Required to maintain annual mandated training through the MCJA.  Subject to background check, polygraph and physical exam.

Picturesque Cumberland County is the State’s most populous county having a population of 289,977. Its largest city is Portland and the county geographically extends from Casco Bay to the Lakes Region.  The County has over 375 dedicated employees, all focused on providing the best customer service to the County residents. Cumberland County is represented by five elected county commissioners and the county manager runs the daily operations.


JOB PURPOSE:  The mission of the Cumberland County Jail is to provide a healthy, safe, secure, humane, and cost effective environment in which to detain persons alleged or convicted of crimes. Corrections Officers provide for the care, custody, and control of inmates.


PER DIEM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or equivalent, successful completion of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Basic Corrections Course. Certified in CPR is desirable. Two (2) years post-secondary education desirable. Three (3) years post-secondary employment or a combination of education and employment to equal three (3) years desired. Valid driver’s license required.  Ability to work any combination of evenings, overnights, weekends, or holidays to fill vacant shifts.  All new hires shall provide documentation to Human Resources that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before they are cleared to start work

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

  Applications may be submitted online by visiting:


Cumberland County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected Veteran status.



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