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Employment Opportunities

The Department of Correction employs more than six thousand six hundred Tennesseans across the state. While correctional officer positions are the most common, the department is always looking for great nurses, probation/parole officers and administrators interested in the field of corrections.

State Employee Benefits

Policy 302.12 Drug-Free Workplace (in pdf format)(159 kb)

Affirmative Action Policy Statement (in pdf format)(90 kb)
Affirmative Action Plan FY 2013-2014

Employment Application (on-line)
Employment Application (pdf format)(1,431 kb)
Correctional Officer Employment Application (pdf format) (432 kb)

Educational Internship
Guidelines (pdf format)(45 kb)
Application (pdf format)(11 kb)

TDOC Veterans Recruiting Program
Veteran Preference Policy

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Job Fair

Thursday, April 2, 2015
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cole Park Commons
1610 101st Airborne Division Road
Ft. Campbell, Kentucky

Monday, April 6, 2015
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Regional Criminal Justice Career Fair
Murray State University
Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Curris Center
Chestnut Street
Murray, Kentucky 42071

Monday, April 6, 2015
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
UT Martin
UTM Boling University Center, 206
104 Sociology Building
Martin, Tennessee 38238

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Behavioral Sciences Job Fair
Freed Hardeman University
Brewer Sports Center
158 East Main Street
Henderson, Tennessee 38340

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Unemployment Eliminators
Veterans Helping Veterans
NSA Mid South Conference Center
5700 Attu Street
Millington, Tennessee 38054

Thursday, April 30, 2015
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Montgomery County Job Fair
Wilma Rudolph Event Center
1190 Cumberland Drive
Clarksville, Tennessee 37042

TDOC Recruitment Videos

The 6,800 professionals who make up the Tennessee Department of Correction are our most valuable resource. Visit this link to hear some of our team members explain why they chose a career with the TDOC.

View this link to see our team in action.

View this video to see why veterans want to work for us.

Choose A Career

Click on the job title of your choice and discover how you can begin a career with our department.

Correctional Officer
Interested applications may apply online.
Check-In at Mark Luttrell Correctional Complex

Associate Medical Director
Monthly Salary Range $9,817 - $17,671
(Apply or or before January 26, 2015)


Food Service Associates
Monthly Salary Range $1,385 - $2,215


The Tennessee Department of Correction is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

Click here for all current TDOC vacancies.