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Job requirements

Here are the Essex County Sheriff’s Department requirements for all correctional officer candidates:

  • 19 years of age or over with a valid driver’s license.

  • US citizenship, dual US citizenship, or US Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status.

  • All applicants are subject to physical fitness test, extensive background investigation, interview process, psychological screening, drugs test.

  • Valid license to carry a firearm (Applicants may be in process of obtaining during hiring process but must have valid license to carry prior to graduating academy. If hired prior to age 21, a license must be obtained upon reaching 21 years of age).

  • Medical clearance for Basic Training Academy.

  • ALL Employees, Vendors and Volunteers must be able to effectively communicate with staff, inmates, and the general public.

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