Employment Opportunities

The Missouri Department of Corrections is now hiring in more than 200 job classifications in 90 locations throughout the state. A career in corrections is a chance to make a difference — by making our communities safer, by equipping Missourians in the criminal justice system with the skills they need to succeed, and by securing a better future for yourself and your family. The state has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to investment in corrections staff, with competitive benefits, transformative professional development, enhanced wellness resources, and a series of significant pay increases that have raised the starting correctional officer salary by more than 30% over the last five years.

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Our Employee Benefits Package

  • Paid Pre-Service and In-Service Training
  • Missouri State Employees' Retirement System
  • Major Health Insurance (provided for employees and available for families)
  • Paid Life Insurance (amount equivalent to annual salary)
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Cafeteria Plan (health insurance)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • 13 Paid Holidays Per Year
  • 10 Hours of Annual Leave Per Month
  • 10 Hours of Sick Leave Per Month
  • Credit Union
  • Direct Deposit of Paycheck (required)
  • Employee Health, Wellness and Safety Initiatives
  • MOST 529 College Savings Program
  • Savings Bonds

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Career in Corrections