Community Involvement

North Kern staff help college recruitment effort

North Kern prison staff at college recruitment fair.
North Kern staff at the college recruitment fair are, from left, Plant Manager John Flores, CRM Joseph Lopez, AGPA Margarita Meza, and CCII Edwin Ramsey.

In early May, staff from North Kern State Prison pitched in to help Bakersfield College with their Summer Hiring Recruitment Fair.

North Kern staff attending the college recruitment fair included:

  • John Flores, Plant Manager
  • Joseph Lopez, Community Resource Manager
  • Margarita Meza, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
  • Edwin Ramsey, Correctional Counselor II

The team answered questions about starting a career with CDCR. Recruitment efforts were not just focused on correctional officers but non-custody positions as well.

Established in 1913, Bakersfield College is one of the nation’s oldest continually-operating community colleges, serving 33,000 students annually.

The college serves students on a 153-acre main campus in northeast Bakersfield, a Delano Campus 35 miles north of Bakersfield, the Weill Institute in downtown Bakersfield, and another location in southwest Bakersfield. The college also offers classes at several alternative locations, including Shafter Learning Center, Arvin/Lamont, McFarland, Olive Drive Training Facility, Wasco, and other community locations.

CDCR continues to hire Correctional Officers for positions statewide. Interested applicants can apply online.

By Joseph Lopez, Community Resource Manager


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