Joining the Department of Corrections opens up a world of career paths and opportunities.

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
  • Transportation
  • Property
  • 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)

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
  • Investigations
  • 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
  • Administration
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Victim Services
  • Shop Management
  • Food Services
  • Facilities Maintenance