Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis pictured with new recruits from WCSO Basic Recruit Training Academy #44, which ran September - December of 2015. (Submitted photo)

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis pictured with new recruits from WCSO Basic Recruit Training Academy #44, which ran September – December of 2015. (Submitted photo)

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis has announced the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office will now begin accepting applications for individuals interested in a career as a correctional officer for the start of their Basic Recruit Training Academy #46 which will begin in September of 2016. All qualified applicants must have an Associates Degree or higher education; or documentation of 60 credits towards completion of a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited college or institution of higher learning or two years of military service. United States military applicants are given priority status in the hiring process.

Correctional Officers at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office are responsible for the care, custody & control of inmates through supervision, observation and monitoring of inmate activities as well as the enforcement of security policies and procedures. Applicants who meet the hiring standards will be invited to attend an informational session during the month of June. Those selected for the Basic Recruit Training Academy #46 will participate in a 12 week Basic Recruit Training Academy beginning in September 2016 and must take and pass a written exam, physical fitness test, background check and psychological screening test. The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office has a policy that prohibits the acceptance of letters of recommendation from elected officials.

“The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office has a proud tradition in corrections and public safety. With our Basic Recruit Training Academies, we look for highly qualified individuals who are interested in a career in corrections, willing to work hard as well as join us in the mission of public safety.” said Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis.

For more information or to apply please visit: www.worcestercountysheriff.com. Employment applications can be printed and submitted to:

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office
Human Resources Department
5 Paul X. Tivnan Drive
West Boylston, MA 01583

Applications must be completed and received by June 1, 2016