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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) offers rewarding peace officer career opportunities. 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, 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.
Apply for a Correctional Officer position today!
Number of positions available
Approximately 1,800 annually
35 prisons, hiring statewide
At least 20 YEARS of age at the time of application and 21 YEARS of age at the time of appointment to the Academy.
Graduation from a U.S. high school, G.E.D. or equivalent from a U.S. institution, or a California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) certificate is required, or possession of a college degree (Associate of Arts or higher) from an accredited college or university.
United States citizenship or a permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship at the time of application.
As a minimum requirement, a thorough background investigation must be conducted prior to a candidate’s appointment or training as a Correctional Peace Officer. Additionally, must have no felony convictions and eligible to own/possess a firearm.
Benefits / Comprehensive Medical and Retirement Package
Job Description: Correctional Officer Duties
A 13-week comprehensive training academy is required prior to appointment at the Basic Correctional Officer Academy in Galt, CA (salary during academy: $3,788 per month)
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