Careers

Thank you for inquiring about employment opportunities at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Current Opportunities

There are currently no positions available at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. 

Correctional Officer Requirements/Benefits

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office correctional officer recruits take part in an nine (9) week basic recruit training academy. For those who successfully complete the training academy, benefits include a starting salary over $42,000, paid vacation, 11 paid holidays, medical and dental benefits and a retirement plan. To qualify, applicants must:

  • Have a valid driver’s license

  • Be at least 19 years old

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Pass a background check, physical exam (Correctional Officer Physical Standards) and a battery of tests

  • Have not been convicted of a felony or served in a jail or House of Correction

Academy Outline

At the academy, trainees are instructed in the following subjects:

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • communicable diseases
  • communication skills
  • computer skills
  • cultural diversity
  • defensive tactics
  • direct supervision
  • firearms safety & handling
  • fire safety
  • first aid
  • gangs
  • hostage situations
  • inmate discipline
  • inmate rights
  • report writing
  • searches and contraband
  • security procedures
  • sexual harassment
  • staff/inmate relations
  • substance abuse
  • suicide awareness and prevention
  • use of force
  • court testimony
  • first responder certification
  • history of jails and the Office of the Sheriff
  • physical fitness
  • stress management
  • supervision of special needs inmates
  • transportation
  • use of restraints 

Application Packet

Completed application packets are accepted by mail only at the following address:

Human Resources
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
160 Elm Street
Greenfield, MA  01301

We will keep your application on file for one year and it will be reviewed as our needs change. We appreciate your interest in our organization and wish you every success in your job search. 

Click Below to download the Job Application

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