Friday , February 3 2023

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Jobs – Corrections Chaplain

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


The Department of Corrections, State Correctional Institution at SCI Albion is seeking a highly motivated Chaplain to join our Chaplaincy Department. If you have the required religious experience as indicated, and wish to explore a rewarding career that offers the opportunity to share your skills while earning a great salary and benefits, the PA Department of Corrections wants to hear from you!


As a Chaplain for the Department of Corrections, you would be responsible to serve inmates of all faiths in addition to administering faith-appropriate sacraments, rites and ceremonies for inmates who identity with your faith tradition.

You will be conducting faith-specific primary religious gatherings for inmates who share the Chaplain’s broad faith tradition and supervise similar accommodations for inmates of other faiths, conducting rounds to inmates in all areas of the facility, and conducting spiritual and grief counseling for any interested inmate regardless of the inmate’s spiritual or religious beliefs.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

Full-time employment. 37.50 hours per week.
Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday – Thursday, with 30-minute lunch.
Salary: Selected candidates who are new to employment within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will begin employment at the starting annual salary of $54,181.00 (before taxes).
This position is eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55.
You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.



Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

Two years of professional pastoral experience; and a bachelor’s degree; or
An equivalent combination of experience and training that includes one year of professional pastoral experience.
Necessary Special Requirements:

All candidates require, at time of interview, documentation of official sanction by a faith group to practice as a religious leader.
All employees in the Department of Corrections must complete, within six months of hire, the Correctional Chaplains Training Course.
Certain positions in the Department of Corrections require one unit of clinical pastoral education or an equivalent specialized training.
Additional Requirements:

One or more years of experience in a correctional setting.
You must be able to perform essential job functions.
Legal Requirements:

A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports.
You must pass a background investigation.
How to Apply:

Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).
The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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