CLEARFIELD – A new deputy warden will bring over three decades of correctional experience to the Clearfield County Jail.
On Tuesday, the county’s Salary Board voted to set the annual salary of the deputy warden of operations at $48,500, effective Aug. 3.
Commissioner Tony Scotto, board chairman, said the position will be filled by Byron Brumbaugh, and his extensive experience merits this salary.
According to Warden Dave Kessling, Brumbaugh has 30-plus years of correctional experience after beginning his career at the State Correctional Institution at Graterford in 1990.
SCI Graterford notably is the largest corrections facility in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Kessling said Brumbaugh retired in 2020 from SCI Huntingdon.
During his DOC tenure, Brumbaugh worked in various capacities, including as correctional emergency response team leader, shift lieutenant, intelligence captain and deputy superintendent.
“He worked his way from a corrections officer on up,” Kessling said. “He’s very good with management, and I think he’s going to be a very good addition to our facility.”
Also, on Tuesday, the board approved the creation of a temporary, part-time department clerk III, effective Aug. 4-Nov. 13, in the Elections office.
It was noted that the position is not to exceed 1,000 hours, and will help lessen the heavy workload that the county anticipates with this fall being a Presidential election cycle.