Employment Opportunities

A Heart For Service

Current job openings at MoCareers.mo.gov.

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.

To be considered applicants must complete a Department of Corrections application at:

Note: If you received an error message when you click on the application, right-click the link (on a Mac control+click) and "save link as..." to your desktop. Then open the file in your Adobe PDF reader directly.

If you unable to access the PDF file, try this MS Word document: 
DOC Application for Employment MS Word version

In Position Applying For field, list the Job Posting ID, Job Title and Location.
Applications must be sent to: doc.employment@doc.mo.gov / OR / Fax: 573-526-7666 / OR / Department of Corrections-Personnel, 2729 Plaza Drive, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
Include official transcripts (copy) if claiming college. If claiming veteran/parental preference indicate this in your application. Veterans should include a copy of your DD 214 or NGB 22.

Get started now!

Veterans in the Department of Corrections

Working in Probation & Parole

Working in Missouri Prisons


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



Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy

"It's really about treating all of these offenders fairly and with respect, helping them follow the rules of the institution, making sure they get to their classes, making sure they get everything done that the need to get done so that when they get out they can be a strong, productive member of society."
Title: Corrections Officer I
Starting position: Corrections Officer I


Katie Clifford

Katy Clifford

"Everyone you work with has a challenge they need to overcome, and you're there to help them overcome that challenge."

Title: Probation & Parole Office II
Starting position: Office Support Assistant
Education: Degree in criminal justice 

Vince Rost

Photo of Vince Rost.

"After you've been a probation and parole officer for a while, when you have that person who calls you back and says, 'Hey, I'm being successful. Thank you very much for the things that you did,' that is very fulfilling."

Title: Probation & Parole Unit Supervisor
Starting position: Probation & Parole Officer
Hometown: St. Charles (born 1969), Hermitage (graduated 1987)
Education: Master's degrees in human resources development & criminal justice administration
Previous jobs: Plastics production manager, U.S. Navy senior chief gunner's mate


André Pike

Andre Pike

"What keeps me motivated is being able to lead those that I'm supervising — seeing their growth, being able to guide them, being able to lead by example."
Title: Probation & Parole Unit Supervisor
Starting position: Probation & Parole Officer
Hometown: St. Louis
Education: Degree in criminal justice from University of Missouri-St. Louis



  • Pre-service and in-service training
  • Paid holidays
  • 10 hours annual leave per month
  • 10 hours sick leave per month
  • Health insurance (medical, vision, dental for employees and family)
  • Paid life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Missouri State Employee Retirement System
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Cafeteria plan
  • Uniforms provided when required
  • Access to credit union
  • Direct deposit of paycheck
  • Employee health, wellness and safety initiatives
  • MOST 529 College Savings Program