ALLEGHENY COUNTY JAIL
950 SECOND AVENUE
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA 15219
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Updated: July 29, 2021
Classification: Correctional Officer
This department is testing by invitation only.
The Allegheny County Jail is currently establishing a Correctional Officer hiring list! All candidates must take the REACT exam through National Testing Network to be considered further in the hiring process. Allegheny County wants testing opportunities to be accessible for all interested candidates. Test fees may be may waived for candidates who meet financial hardship eligibility criteria. To request a waiver form, please contact NTN Candidate Support at 855-821-3761.
The department requires the candidate Public Safety Self Assessment (PSSA). You can access this through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing the PSSA as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your process.
All candidates who achieve a qualifying score on the REACT exam will be invited to take the Physical Agility Test.
Salary Information: $21.5744 per hour; $22.0058 per hour effective 7/1/21
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Department Information: Nationally accredited by the American Correctional Association, the mission of the Allegheny County Bureau of Corrections is to increase public safety by providing care, custody and control of persons incarcerated, and to reduce recidivism through programs that help persons reenter and succeed in society. The Allegheny County Jail administers a wide range of resources to support incarcerated individuals during their time in the facility, as well as partners with community agencies and organizations to provide opportunities and resources toward their successful reintegration after release.
City Information: The Allegheny County Jail is located in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are proud to rank among the top places in the country to live, work and visit, widely known for our quality of life, affordability, topography and outdoor activities, sports teams and cultural opportunities, and world-class education options. We boast big time amenities with a smaller town feel.
Population: 1.2 million
Age: 18 years of age or older
Citizenship Required: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid PENNSYLVANIA Driver's License: Must possess a valid driver’s license to continue in the selection process
Additional Requirements: Act 33/34 Clearances are required prior to appointment at the cost of the applicant.
Hiring Process: In addition to REACT, candidates must successfully pass a physical agility test, panel interview, background check, psychological examination, drug test, medical testing, and real estate tax status verification. Upon employment, cadets must undergo and successfully complete the Allegheny County Jail Training Academy.
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