Correctional Officer

Sworn US Law Enforcement
Ca Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Sacramento, California

Apr 18, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$Entry level monthly
Academy Graduate:
$13 week academy weekly
Top Pay:
$8,422 annual

Job Description

Job Description: Correctional Officer Duties

· Supervise inmates in housing areas

· Maintain security and conduct counts of inmates

· Control inmate movement within the prison

· Listen and watch for unusual sounds or sights that may indicate illegal activity

· Perform searches of inmates and their living quarters or work assignment locations

· Visually survey prison grounds from an armed tower or central security area

· Respond to the scene of a disturbance or an emergency

· Write incident reports

· Transport inmates to court or medical facilities in the community


A 13-week comprehensive training academy is required prior to appointment at the Basic Correctional Officer Academy in Galt, CA (Salary during academy: $23.07 per hour).

Contact Information

Phone Number: 1(866) 232-JOBS



Additional Information

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements

· Be a citizen of the U.S. or legal permanent resident

· 21 years of age (20 at the time of application)

· U.S. high school diploma/GED

· No felony conviction

· Legally eligible to own/possess a firearm


$5,043-8,422 monthly after academy (ensure this is updated on each job posting as applicable)

Benefits / Comprehensive Medical and Retirement Package

· Medical, dental, vision (lifetime benefits for vested employees)

· CalPERS retirement, 2.5% at 57 years of age.

· Paid vacation

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: U.S. high school diploma/GED
  • Experience: entry level

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 over 30 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. Now’s the time, apply online at

Contact Information

Peg Ortiz

Ca Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
10000 Goethe Rd. Ste. C2
Sacramento, California 95827
phone: 1-866-232-5627

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