Are you considering a career in corrections? While we have institutions across the state, we all work towards one mission: creating opportunities for safer communities.
Here are some things to know before you click to view the currently-open positions:
This is not a job. It’s a career.
Iowa Corrections is a place where you will not just be working a job, but paving your career. The nature of the work is engaging, challenging, and honorable. With the Iowa DOC, you’ll have opportunities for training, teamwork, and professional progress in a meaningful field.
Work hard, get compensated.
Iowa Corrections offers a competitive salary and benefits in comparison to other public employment and other state corrections departments. Starting salaries often start around $40,000 per year, with the opportunity for yearly increases. You will also have the opportunity to receive training that will allow you to advance in your profession, and as you do, be compensated accordingly. This is all in addition to competitive benefits such as vacation, State insurance for individuals or family plans, sick leave, and the IPERS retirement system.
Many different positions. One team.
In Iowa Corrections, there are many different types of positions, and most team members change between these positions over the course of their career. Some may start as a correctional officer, but may eventually want to become a counselor, a trades leader, or work their way up in the security-side of corrections and become a prison security director or warden. There are so many other positions that will become available within the world of corrections, that the opportunities are hard to list. The best way to find out more, is to start.
The Iowa Department of Corrections is one of the largest employers in state government. Approximately 3,600 employees are currently building rewarding careers in the department. If you’re looking for career fulfillment, excellent benefits and a supportive work environment, you’ve come to the right place – the Iowa Department of Corrections. The Iowa Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Current openings are just a click away.