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Employment Opportunities

The Department of Correction employs more than six thousand six hundred Tennesseans across the state. While correctional officer positions are the most common, the department is always looking for great nurses, probation and parole officers and administrators interested in the field of corrections.

State Employee Benefits

Policy 302.12 Drug-Free Workplace (in pdf format)(159 kb)

Affirmative Action Policy Statement (in pdf format)(90 kb)

Employment Application (on-line)
Employment Application (pdf format)(1,431 kb)
Correctional Officer Employment Application (pdf format) (432 kb)

Educational Internship
Guidelines (pdf format)(45 kb)
Application (pdf format)(11 kb)

TDOC Veterans Recruiting Program

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Job Fairs

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
National Veteran's Job Fair
Cole Park Commons
Ft. Campbell, Kentucky

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
ACAP - Employer Day
Soldier For Life Center
5661 Screaming Eagle Boulevard
Ft. Campbell, Kentucky

TDOC Recruitment Videos

The 6,800 professionals who make up the Tennessee Department of Correction are our most valuable resource. Visit this link to hear some of our team members explain why they chose a career with the TDOC.

View this link to see our team in action.

Choose A Career

Click on the job title of your choice and discover how you can begin a career with our department.

Correctional Officer
(We are currently hiring correctional officers for the Davidson County facilities (Tennessee Prison for Women, Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, Charles Bass Correctional Complex and Lois DeBerry Special Needs Facility.) Apply at before July 18, 2014.)
Check-In at Mark Luttrell Correctional Complex

Associate Medical Director
Monthly Salary Range $9,817 - $17,671
(Apply or or before January 26, 2015)

Probation/Parole Officer 1
Monthly Salary Range $2,256 - $3,608
Probation/Parole Officer 2
Monthly Salary Range $2,486 - $3,978
Probation/Parole Officer 3
Monthly Salary Range $2,742 - $4,386

Electronics Technician 2
Entry Level $2,148
Apply Online January 15 through January 21, 2014

Food Service Steward 2
Monthly Salary Range $1,949 - $3,117

Food Service Steward 1
Monthly Salary Range $1,767 - $2,827

Food Service Associates
Monthly Salary Range $1,385 - $2,215


The Tennessee Department of Correction is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.