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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 TDOC.Employment@tn.gov.
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 https://www.tn.gov/careers.
Click here to see a quick video of a day in the life of a correctional officer.
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 www.tn.gov/careers.
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 www.tn.gov/careers. If you have questions, call (731) 253-5121.
Feel free to call us at 615.253.8239 or 888-577-9712.
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
- 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.