BuCor starts hiring Corrections Officers 1

Bureau of Corrections

The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has started accepting applicants to the posts of Corrections Officers 1 for the 2022 recruitment cycle.

Those qualified and accepted will be deployed in BuCor’s seven prison facilities nationwide.

BuCor’s previous announcements stated that the starting salary of a Corrections Officer 1 is P29,668 a month.

In a notice posted on Thursday, Feb. 24, BuCor said that applicants may submit their documents to its national headquarters at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City or to any of its prison facilities.

Aside from NBP, the other prison facilities are the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City, Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF) in Palawan, Leyte Regional Prison (LRP), Davao Prison and Penal Farm (DPPF) in Davao del Norte, San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm (SRPPF) in Zamboanga City, and the Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm (SPPF) in Occidental Mindoro.

BuCor said an applicant should be a Filipino citizen, a person of good moral character, has a baccalaureate degree from a recognized learning institution, and has the appropriate civil service eligibility.

It said applicants should not have been dishonorably discharged or dismissed for cause from previous employment as well as not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude.

It also said that male applicants should be at least 1.57 meters in height, while female applicants should be at least 1.52 meters tall.

“A waiver on height and age requirement/s may be granted to applicants belonging to the cultural communities,” it added.

BuCor will accept applicants who are not over 40 years old in line with Republic Act 10575, the Bureau of Corrections Act of 2013.

Also, it said that “those above thirty-six (36) years of age will have to sign a waiver agreeing that they may not be able to qualify for the full retirement benefits afforded to a Uniformed Officer of BuCor.”

“All applicants must still strictly observe the minimum health protocols implemented by the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) or your respective LGU’s (local government unit) restriction to combat the COVID-19 pandemic,” it added.