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 What It's Like Working For DOC

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) is a great place to find a career. DOC operates 12 prisons and multiple worksites across the state. No matter your area of interest, we have a career for you. 

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Public Safety: 
DOC contributes to Oregon’s public safety by operating safe and secure institutions and two Community Corrections offices in Linn and Douglas Counties. 

The Oregon Way is about prioritizing employee health and wellbeing by normalizing the correctional environment and , in turn, improving outcomes for incarcerated people. 

Case Management: 
DOC believes that successful reentry begins at Intake and utilizes a structured process of assessing an adult in custody’s’ (AIC) risks and needs to offer appropriate treatment, education, and programming.

 Correctional Standards: 
DOC adheres to standards within the corrections profession that ensure the safety and security of employees, AICs, contractors, volunteers, and the public.

Good Stewardship: 
DOC develops partnerships with victims, community members, public agencies, and private agencies to better meet the department’s mission, vision, and values. 

Benefits! Benefits! Benefits! 

If you become a member of our team, you will have a full range of benefits available as an employee of the State of Oregon. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer retirement and medical benefits, paid vacation days, employee assistance programs, a state employees credit union, and deferred compensation plans. 

First Year Total Compensation


Veteran's Preference

Under Oregon law, qualifying veterans may apply for veteran's preference. Learn more about veteran's preference

Check out our current career openings by visiting the state job portal. Use the filter options to see only Department of Corrections openings.

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