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Improving Lives for Safer Communities

We Reduce Risk and Recidivism

A position in the Missouri Department of Corrections is more than a job. It's a calling.

Corrections employees transform lives. Throughout the state, the dedicated professionals on our team work with Missourians in 20 prisons and 44 probation and parole districts to advance public safety. We facilitate job training, rehabilitation, treatment, and education to equip Missourians involved in the criminal justice system with the skills they need to contribute to their communities, inside and outside our walls. About 95 percent of people who enter the prison system ultimately are released. Our job is to help them be good neighbors.

To realize our mission of improving lives for safer communities, we need talented staff in all job types — corrections officers and parole officers, teachers and counselors, cooks and maintenance workers, investigators, and support staff.

Join a team that makes a difference.

Careers in Corrections

Choose From 200 Job Types in Five Areas

Office of Director

Oversees functions of the department's four main divisions, as well as special units and offices.

Adult Institutions

Protects safety and security in
20 state correctional centers.

Probation and Parole

Supervises Missourians on probation, on parole, and in supervision centers.

Human Services

Fosters staff recruitment, development,
and wellness.

Offender Rehabilitative Services

Oversees education, job training, health, and rehabilitation programs.

Visit to Learn More About Opportunities Throughout the State of Missouri


We Take Care of the Team That Cares for Missourians

Work/Life Integration

  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Work Options

Financial Wellness

  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Pre-Tax Retirement Plans
  • Pension After 5 Years

Health & Wholeness

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • SELF (Employee Asst. Program)

We Care

  • 15 Days Paid Military Leave
  • Community Service Events
  • Mentoring Initiatives

I love what I do every day

Originally from the Congo, Mimi Nazu found a home in Missouri, and a career in the Department of Corrections. With support from her team, she has risen through the ranks from Corrections Officer I to Functional Unit Manager–while earning two advanced degrees and raising four children. "I encourage everyone who wants to advance, everyone who wants to make it a career, to go for it."

Mimi Nazu, Functional Unit Manager

A picture of Mimi Nazu


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