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Correctional Officer


Entry Salary $32,500/year, with an automatic increase to $34,100 upon successful completion of the one-year probationary period.  Effective April 21, 2021, all newly hired correctional officer applicants will receive a $5,000 sign-on bonus, payable over an 18-month period.

This position has its own correctional officer application with a supplemental questionnaire included.   If you are interested in applying for a correctional officer position, but would like for someone from Human Resources to contact you prior to completing the full application, you may complete and submit a short form.

Click here to see a quick video of a day in the life of a correctional officer.


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Probation Parole Officer

PP1 entry salary $2,393/mo.

PP2 entry salary $2,637/mo.

Want to learn more about a day in the life of a probation/parole officer, click here to view our Day In The Life videos.


TRAINING AND CURRICULUM DIRECTOR 1 - COFFEE COUNTY

We have a Training and Curriculum Director 1 position available at the Tennessee Correction Academy in the Coffee County (Tullahoma) area.  This is a preferred services position.  Application materials (including a complete resume) must be submitted through www.tn.gov/careers (job opening 17148).  The deadline to apply is April 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CT.


West Tennessee State Penitentiary

Are you interested in working at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary or the Women's Therapeutic Residential Center?

We have positions available.  If you would like to begin a new career as an accountant, account clerk, building maintenance worker, clerk, correctional officer, correctional teacher, medical records assistant, recreation specialist, or vocational instructor call 731.738.1600 or attend our hiring event.

We will be hosting a hiring event on-site Saturday, April 24th between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.  to accept applications for security and non-security positions currently available.  The dress code for this event will be business casual.

Northwest Correctional Complex

Are you interested in working at the Northwest Correctional Complex?

We have building maintenance worker and storekeeper positions available.  The deadline to apply for a building maintenance worker is April 20th and the deadline for a storekeeper position is April 13th.  Application materials (including a complete resume) should be submitted through www.tn.gov/careers.  If you have questions, call (731) 253-5121.

Mark Luttrell Transition Center

Are you interested in working at the Mark Luttrell Transition Center?

We have building maintenance worker positions available.  The deadline to apply is April 20th.  Application materials (including a complete resume) should be submitted through www.tn.gov/careers.  If you have questions, call (901) 379-2911.




Contact Us

Feel free to call us at 615.253.8239 or 888-577-9712.

Mailing Address:

Tennessee Department of Correction
ATTN: Human Resources
320 6th Avenue North
3rd Floor, Rachel Jackson Building
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0465

Or send an email to Human Resources.

Be sure to include:

  • your name
  • address
  • phone number
  • email address
  • the position you are inquiring about
  • where you saw our advertisement

Interested in learning more about TDOC.  Watch these videos and sign up to attend Citizens' Correctional Academy.