Number of positions available
Approximately 1,800 annually
35 prisons, hiring statewide
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is one of the world's largest correctional employer. The CDCR team is comprised of more than 60,000 dedicated employees, working at 35 different prisons throughout California. We enhance public safety through safe and secure incarceration of offenders, effective parole supervision, and rehabilitation strategies to successfully reintegrate offenders into our communities.
Becoming a peace officer with CDCR means you are joining a family of dedicated, hardworking men and women responsible for ensuring public safety throughout California. Once you join CDCR, there are many career options you can take as a peace officer including Parole, Internal Affairs, Correctional Safety as well as specialized team assignments including Investigative Services Unit, Safety Emergency Response Team, Negotiations Management, Crisis Response Team, Gang Task Force, and Fugitive Apprehension Team.
The endless opportunities within CDCR can change your life as it provides an avenue for upward mobility, and secures a FUTURE for you and your family. Only you can choose your path, and only you can make it happen.
Benefits / Comprehensive Medical and Retirement Package
Job Description: Correctional Officer Duties
A 12-week comprehensive training academy is required prior to appointment at the Basic Correctional Officer Academy in Galt, CA (Salary during academy: $20.21 per hour)