Division of Human Services

Improving our workforce and creating safe work environments are top priorities for the Department of Corrections. With 11,000 staff at more than 90 worksites throughout the state, we’re an employment power house. 

The Division of Human Services recruits, trains and supports a professional and diverse workforce and cultivates a workplace in which safety and wellness are practiced as part of the job. We are dedicated to safety and professionalism, addressing recruitment and onboarding, staff training and development, and employee health and safety. The division aims to improve the work environment of employees, maintain a qualified workforce and improve communication between management and staff.

Employee Expectations

Office of Personnel

The Missouri Department of Corrections employs approximately 11,000 staff at more than 90 worksites throughout the state. That creates a constant, critical need to recruit and retain a dynamic workforce. Qualified professionals looking for a challenging career should take a serious look at the Missouri Department of Corrections. Our team is making a difference every day.

Employment Opportunities

Training and Employee Development

The Training Academy develops, coordinates, and delivers pre-service, in-service, and management/supervisory training to staff in each of the department's divisions. Regional Training Academies are operated in Farmington, Jefferson City, and Saint Joseph. The academy promotes the personal growth, professional development, and imparts the departmental vision to all staff members to help them achieve the short and long term goals of the agency.

Employee Health, Wellness, and Safety

This section addresses job-related health and safety concerns with focus on control of communicable and infectious diseases.

Fiscal Management Unit (FMU)

The Fiscal Management Unit (FMU) provides oversight of all departmental financial activities and coordinates those activities with other state offices including: the state treasurer, state auditor, office of administration and the Department of Revenue. This unit reviews proposed policies and procedures, regulations and legislation to determine fiscal or procedural impacts on the department. Recommendations are made based on the findings.

  • This unit oversees the following essential functions and activities for the department:
  • SAM II operations and maintenance
  • Purchasing
  • Audit Services
  • County Reimbursement

Offender Financial Services

Offender Financial Services provides fiscal oversight, support and assistance to the offender population by managing the offender canteen and offender banking system. The offender banking system is used to maintain offenders' personal funds, savings accounts, savings bonds, and liabilities owed to other entities. The system is also used to process offender payroll and accounts receivable. Each institution operates an offender canteen offering approved products for sale to offenders with revenues used for the benefit of offenders in the areas of recreation, religion or educational services.

General Services

General Services is responsible for oversight of departmental food services, storing and distributing commodity food items to the department's institutions statewide, budget oversight of major new construction, maintenance projects and leasing within the department, business office functions for central office and central mailroom/warehouse functions.

Planning Section

The mission of the Planning Section is to help staff find sound solutions to problems affecting the department so they can improve services. The section facilitates process-improvement, strategic planning, problem-solving, customer satisfaction, and flowcharting processes and provides guidance in the development of vision, mission and value statements, objectives and objective measures, outcome and outcome measures, action plans and meeting management training programs.