Status - Recruitment is Closed at this Time
If words like public service, ethics, integrity, patience, discernment and dependability are serious motivators in your life then you have the qualities of becoming a Prison Officer.
Five Reasons to become a Prison Officer
- Upward Mobility – You enter as a recruit and move up the ranks of Prison Officer II, Prison Supervisor, Assistant Superintendent, Senior Superintendent, Assistant Commissioner of Prison, Deputy Commissioner of Prison and even Commissioner of Prison.
- Specialized Task – You have opportunities to learn and advance quickly to areas you specialize in – Information Communication Technology, Corrections, Welfare and many more. Click here to see Facilities Departments
- Excellent Remuneration Package – One of highest paid staff under the Military Service. Excellent salary, pension and medical benefits as well as uniform, meals, transportation and allowances.
- Extra Curricular Activities and Recreational Development – Opportunities to enhance your skills with participation in the Prison Band, Choir and Sporting Events.
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – Offers support services such as counselling, treatment and referrals to address your specific needs. Click here to learn about EAP
Minimum Entry Requirements
- Male – Between 19 – 35 years of age, height 169cm or taller and chest width 87cm or more.
- Female – Between 19 – 35 years of age, height 163cm or taller.
Additional Requirements and Academic Qualifications
- Certificate of Good Character (No more than 3 months old).
- Trinidad and Tobago Government Issued Identification Card.
- Birth Certificate (Affidavit where applicable).
- Two Testimonials (References) – (No more than 3 months old).
- Two Passport sized pictures.
- Three (3) CXC or GCE ‘O’ Levels passes. English is mandatory. Acceptable grades 1, 2 and 3 (from the year 1998) or Basic grade 1
- The only way to apply to be a Prison Officer is to respond to an advertisement placed in the daily Newspaper and Social Media Platforms inviting qualified Nationals to apply.
- Once you meet the requirements mentioned above, follow the instructions on the advertisement and appear for screening.
- At the screening process your height, weight and chest size are recorded. Together with a review your documents.
- Once you are successful at the screening process, you will be contacted via a letter that you are eligible to write the Civil Service Exam.
- The Civil Service Exam consist of three parts – English, General Knowledge and Mathematics.
- At the final interview you will interviewed by a panel of Senior Prison Official.
- Once successful you are placed on an order of merit list which ranks applicants based on several criteria.
- A psychological evaluation is then given to you to measure your range of skills. eg. Numerical, Verbal, Logical Reasoning and Personality Traits.
- You are then given a thorough Medical and Physical Evaluation by Medical Staff.
- Once successful you will start of as a Recruit and be trained for several months.
- After the completion of your training, you are then welcomed into the Trinidad and Tobago Prison. Service