BERLIN PRISON BEGINS HIRING PROCESS

December 15, 2011

(Washington, DC) – After finally receiving the funding it needs to open, Berlin Federal Prison is now accepting applications from local residents for a variety of prison jobs including correctional officers and registered nurses, announced U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). Berlin Prison will employ 329 people, with 201 of those jobs being local hires. More than half of the local hires will be correctional officers.

“We need to bring jobs back to the North Country and Berlin Federal Prison is an important part of that effort,” Shaheen said.

The positions that have been posted to date are: unit secretary, cook supervisor, correctional case manager, electrical foreman, gardener supervisor, maintenance worker foreman, materials handler supervisor, physician assistant, plumbing worker supervisor, registered nurses, and correctional officers. 

Positions will be updated often by the Bureau of Prisons. 

All positions can be found at usajobs.gov or in New Hampshire Employment Security's Job Match System. Applications for correctional officer positions may be submitted any time and applications will be reviewed beginning in late February or early March. 

To apply for the federal positions an online application must be completed on usajobs.gov.  All applicants must meet the physical requirements of the jobs for which they apply. Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Northern New Hampshire Talent Team is currently offering free application workshops to help applicants with the process of applying for a federal job.  The Talent Team will also hold information sessions about the different jobs available at the prison in Plymouth and Concord, as well as Bethel, Maine and Lyndonville, Vermont. For more information about the the information sessions, or the application workshops, please contact Tamara Allen, White Mountain Community College, at 603-752-1113 x3062 or taallen@ccsnh.edu. For more information about specific jobs, please contact Diana Nelson, New Hampshire Employment Security, at diana.s.nelson@nhes.nh.gov.

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