Minnesota has a national reputation for operating secure, humane correctional facilities that have low levels of violence and are safe. Controlled movement, video surveillance, inmate education and work programs, and an incident management system help to maintain this safe environment. Staff also work in the department’s central office in St. Paul and Field Services offices located in communities throughout the state.
There are rewarding career opportunities available department-wide with varying educational requirements. Please carefully review the Minimum Qualifications section of Corrections’ vacancy announcements on the Minnesota Careers Website for information on the qualifications that are necessary at the time of hire, which may or may not include completion of a degree program. Staff are also provided ongoing training opportunities.
Yes! In addition to competitive pay, we offer a comprehensive employee benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance; vacation and sick leave; paid holidays; a retirement plan; pre-tax benefits, other optional insurance coverages; and other benefits. When you work in Corrections, you're building a great career and making a valuable contribution to a safer Minnesota.
The DOC posts its current job openings on the Minnesota Careers Website. On the Minnesota Careers Website, you can search and apply for jobs and create job search agents.
For External Applicants and Accessible Applicant Portal, all current job openings with the State of Minnesota will display. For Current Employees, you must first log into Self Service, click State of MN Self Service and then click Careers to display all current job openings with the State of Minnesota.
You may narrow your search to DOC jobs by clicking the Corrections Dept link under the Agency filter.
To apply, click the job opening, and then click Apply at the bottom of the job posting after you have reviewed the details of the job opening and believe you meet the minimum qualifications.
You may create up to five different job search agents (similar to the former system) to receive email notifications when jobs that meet your saved criteria are announced. Each job search agent remains active for six months and can easily be renewed. Job search agents can be updated at any time to narrow or expand your search criteria by clicking on the My Job Search Agent link near the top of the Job Search page.
To create a My Job Search Agent for DOC jobs, follow the instructions below:
External Applicants (for applicants who are not current State of Minnesota employees)
Current Employees (for applicants who are current State of Minnesota employees)
You may request a copy of the position description from the Human Resources contact person listed on the job posting or the hiring supervisor if you want to learn more about the responsibilities and requirements of the job.
You may be considered for other job openings that match your qualifications. If this occurs, you will receive an email inviting you to apply to a job opening that is currently posted and open for application.
You are strongly encouraged to apply to job openings that interest you in order to ensure consideration.