Joining the Department of Corrections opens up a world of career paths and opportunities.
Joining the Department of Corrections opens up a world of career paths and opportunities. We are also hiring for several non-CO positions, which you can view here, search Agency: corrections.
Once you complete all parts of the hiring and training process, you’ll graduate from a Corrections Officer Trainee to a fully-certified Corrections Officer (CO).
That’s where you’ll start – but it’s up to you where you want to end up!
As a Corrections Officer, there are multiple units where you can work. If you want to switch up your work environment, or learn something new, you’ll have options to gain diversified experience as a CO:
- Housing Units
- Special Housing Unit (SHU)
- Transitional Housing/Community Corrections
- Secure Psychiatric Unit/Residential Treatment Unit
- Perimeter Security
- Tower Security
- Reception & Diagnostics
- Mail Room/Visiting Room
- Training Bureau
Or, you can pursue participation in one of our specialty teams:
- Special Emergency Response Team (SERT)
- Honor Guard
- Field Training Officer (FTO)
You'll Enjoy Career Stability
You'll Enjoy Career Stability
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I like the challenge every day it's something different. There's always something new going on, something to do. I enjoy going to work. I enjoy the flexibility of the Department of Corrections because a lot of opportunity as far as career growth or lateral movement.
If you want to stay as a correctional officer for your entire career, there's many different spots you can work in different units, shifts, days off. You can move all about if you want to go for a career growth as far as like climbing the ladder, getting rank, you can work your way up that way through different positions
and get promoted as well. There's also different units of bureaus. You can work in the training division, you can work in investigations, you can work with the canines, you can be on the special teams. We have there's a lot of opportunities other than just security work.
So it can be really rewarding if you look for those opportunities.
For some, working as a Corrections Officer may be the first step to a broader career and promotional path within the Department of Corrections. As you gain experience as a CO, you may consider opportunities in these other areas:
- Probation & Parole District Offices
- Community Corrections
- Medical and Forensics Services
In addition to the different units available, as a Corrections Officer you have the opportunity to seek promotions and rise through our ranks:
The Department of Corrections has many opportunities outside of law enforcement roles, including but not limited to:
- Nursing & Behavioral Health
- Counseling & Case Management
- Information Technology
- Victim Services
- Shop Management
- Food Services
- Facilities Maintenance
Current Non-Corrections Officer Openings
We are currently hiring for several non-CO positions, click the title below for a job description and how to apply. The full list of current positions available can be found here, search Keyword: corrections.