Correctional Officer

SALARY:  Effective December 16, 2021, the entry level salary for a correctional officer 1 is $44,520/year, with an automatic promotion to correctional officer 2 with a salary increase to $46,752/year upon successful completion of the one-year probationary period.  Newly hired correctional officer applicants are eligible for a $5,000 sign-on bonus, payable over an 18-month period.

Equipment and uniforms will be furnished. One meal will be furnished for each shift worked.

A test is not given for this position. Once interviewed and if accepted for the correctional officer position, you will receive training at the Tennessee Correction Academy.

You can apply online at  Click on View All Jobs, check Correction under Business Unit.  You may also narrow down your search by selecting a location. 

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

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at 888-577-9712 or 615-253-8239.

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 the form below:


Bledsoe County Correctional Complex - (423) 881-6125

Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility - (615) 350-3793

Mark H. Luttrell Correctional Complex - (901) 531-1807

Morgan County Correctional Complex - (423) 346-1301

Northeast Correctional Complex - (423) 727-7387

Northwest Correctional Complex - (731) 253-5121

Riverbend Maximum Security Institution - (615) 350-1108

Tennessee Prison for Women - (615) 741-4747

Turney Center Industrial Complex - (931) 729-7840

Turney Center Industrial Complex (Annex) - (931) 676-3345

West Tennessee State Penitentiary - (731) 738-5044, extension 2225

Complete the correctional officer application (Word format).  A supplemental questionnaire has been included with the application and will also need to be completed.