The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office has announced that it is currently hiring new officers.

The new officers will be utilized in the corrections department as employees at the jail. According to their news release, new officers can expect to earn a starting salary of  $31,200, with the opportunity to earn up to $39,600 after completion of state certifications.

Benefits include pension, vacation and sick leave, health insurance for employees and options for the family.

In order to be eligible, all applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have earned a high school diploma or Graduate Equivalent Degree, and must not have a criminal record. For more information or to apply for the position, visit the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Annex in Abbeville across from the courthouse.