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Click on the job title of your choice and discover how you can begin a new and rewarding career with the Tennessee Department of Correction.

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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.   Instructions for mailing in your application are available on the application.  You may also save and email your completed application to

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.  You may also apply at

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 $3,206/mo.

PP2 entry salary $3,534/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.

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 building maintenance worker 2 or correctional officer, call 731.738.1600 or apply through

Northwest Correctional Complex

Are you interested in working at the Northwest Correctional Complex?

We have building maintenance worker 2, correctional officer, and storekeeper 2 positions available.   Application materials (including a complete resume) should be submitted through  If you have questions, call (731) 253-5121.

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.