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The Oregon Department of Corrections is experiencing unprecedented growth, driven by forecasts that indicate that the number of inmates in the prison system will increase over the next five years. The anticipated rise in the prison populations means that many career opportunities are open not only in security positions, but administrative, medical, clerical, trades, and information systems to name a few. We have full-time positions, flexible schedules (when possible), and the opportunity for advancement and career development. If you are interested in a career that provides growth, responsibility and, most importantly, a future, consider the Oregon Department of Corrections.
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Job Outlook for Correctional Officers
Job opportunities for correctional officers are expected to be excellent. The need to replace correctional officers who transfer to other occupations, retire, or leave the labor force, coupled with rising employment demand, will generate thousands of job openings each year. In the past, department of corrections agencies have experienced difficulty in attracting and keeping qualified applicants, largely due to concentration of jobs in rural locations.
Employment of correctional officers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2012, as additional officers are hired to supervise and control a growing inmate population. The adoption of mandatory sentencing guidelines calling for longer sentences and reduced parole for inmates will continue to spur demand for correctional officers. Moreover, expansion and new construction of corrections facilities also are expected to create many new jobs for correctional officers, although state government budgetary constraints could affect the rate at which new facilities are built and staffed. Layoffs of correctional officers are rare because of increasing offender populations. While officers are allowed to join bargaining units, they are not allowed to strike.

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Explore all the different classifications found in the department of corrections. Salary and minimum qualifications for each position are listed in this classification guide book.
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Discover all the benefits that are available to department of correction employees like medical, dental, life, and disability insurance. Find out more about all the benefits.
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Explore all the different prisons and locations for the Oregon Department of Corrections.
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Find more information about the cities where our prisons are located at. Housing, schools, economic data and more.
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