Employment Opportunities

A Heart for Service Improving Lives for Safer Communities

Have a heart for service? Join our team!

The Missouri Department of Corrections works to improve lives and make Missouri communities safer. We manage and supervise justice-involved Missourians on probation, in prison and on parole. In 90 locations throughout the state, we employ 11,000 people in more than 200 job classifications.

We have an urgent need for corrections officers, probation and parole assistants and cooks.

Ready to apply? Register at ease.mo.gov or call 573-526-6477.

Myles Strid

Captain Myles Strid

"Corrections requires drive, integrity and bravery. I can't think of a group of people I would rather serve with."

Title: Major
Starting position: Corrections Officer I
Hometown: Fulton (originally Columbia)
Education: Associate’s degree in criminal justice administration
Previous Job: Vending machine service technician

Mimi Nazu

Mimi Nazu

"Teamwork is essential. I feel that I am cared about, appreciated and considered family."

Title: Functional Unit Manager
Starting position: Corrections Officer I
Hometown: Jefferson City (originally the Congo)
Education: Master’s degree in public administration
Previous job: Certified nursing assistant in a nursing home

Current Positions


Application Process

Complete an application at ease.mo.gov. If you’re qualified, you'll be notified by email. If an examination is required, you'll be notified of the time and place. Your merit score(s) will be sent to you by email, and your name will be placed on a "Register of Eligibles." Eligibility for some job classifications is based on education and experience only. Corrections officer candidates must be at least 19 years old with a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency plus one year of full-time work. Background checks are conducted. A paper application might be required for some positions. Download the application form here.

Hiring Process

When vacancies occur, the state agency may request a Register of Eligibles and/or fill the vacancy through the transfer/ re-employment/ promotion process. If a register is requested, your name may be sent to the agency. Merit System rules require that vacancies be filled from the top 15 applicants or 15 percent of available applicants. Your score determines whether you receive an invitation to interview.

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