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When you join the State of Delaware as a Correctional Officer, you will find tremendous promotional opportunities and your experiences will be far reaching.

The Delaware Department of Correction supervises about 7,000 inmates in its prisons and approximately 17,000 probationers in the community. As a Correctional Officer you will be placed at facilities around the state and will be the first line of defense in the department's mission to ensure public safety.

Delaware Correctional Officers have full police powers as defined by the Delaware Code whether supervising offenders at any place within the State, while going to or returning from such duty, and while searching for escaped offenders.

Working as a Correctional Officer for the State:

  • Allows you to Make a Difference in the lives of Delawareans

  • Offers you an outstanding Benefits Package

  • Offers Security and Stability while working for Delaware's largest law enforcement agency

  • Offers unmatched Variety, Flexibility and Career Growth

Currently Open Correctional Careers

OC Open Competitive MO Merit Only CS Casual/Seasonal I H In-House Only