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The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) seeks to employ career-oriented candidates and offers employment opportunities in a wide variety of challenging occupations. Most of our career opportunities are permanent, full-time positions available in one of our institutions or administration buildings located throughout the state. Careers at DOC put an emphasis on personal growth, advancement, and the opportunity to serve as part of a team of dedicated correctional professionals. 

Follow the Careers site navigation links to learn more about opportunities and how to apply with the Oregon Department of Corrections.


With central administration locations and 14 institutions housing over 14,700 inmates across the state, DOC is similar to a society within a society. For this reason, DOC offers a wide array of job opportunities—from security positions to professional and medical positions. Whether you are looking for a job as an IT specialist, a correctional officer, a nurse practitioner, or something else, DOC is likely to have an opening that fits the bill! Check out our current openings to see just how much variety we offer. You can use the filter options provided to see only DOC openings. See current openings on Workday


In 2016, the Oregon Department of Corrections established a research-based framework to shape and guide all development of current and future leaders. Through rigorous study, subject matter expert meetings, and stakeholder feedback, a team of DOC employees created the following Leadership Philosophy and Leadership Attributes document. This document highlights DOC's mission and values as they relate to leadership, and is an important aspect of DOC's hiring and career development process. Review DOC's leadership philosophy and attributes


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. Learn more about employee benefits

Veteran's Preference

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


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