Career Opportunities

The Missouri Department of Corrections is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals to become Correctional Professionals. Correctional officers learn self-confidence and leadership skills while enhancing public safety.

Interested in starting at more than $29,000/year?
Correctional Officers start at $14.07/hour,
$14.37 after seven weeks of training,
and $14.90 after probation.
(includes 30 cent shift differential)

Health and life insurance
Long Term Disability Insurance
Uniform and meals provided.
College credit for training and
excellent retirement benefits.

12 paid holidays per year
10 hours of paid annual leave per month
10 hours of paid sick leave per month
Retiree Medical Insurance Contribution
Social Security Taxes/Medical Taxes

Correctional officers learn
self-confidence and leadership
skills while enhancing public safety.

Available Job Areas:
Custody, Maintenance, Administrative
Staff, Parole Officers, Classification,
Medical Providers, Teachers, Food
Service and Mental Health Services

For more information about available
jobs and to contact our facility directly.
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About the Facility

Jefferson City Correctional Center Staff

The Jefferson City Correctional Center was constructed at an approximate cost of 120 million dollars. It officially opened September 14, 2004.

The institution operates with a staff of 665 plus 100 volunteers in corrections. As a medium/maximum security facility there are a total of eight housing units, the majority with a sustained population of 288 offenders per unit. The complex is divided into A and B sides, with four housing units located on each side, divided in the middle by a large central services building.

The central services complex contains the following services sections: medical unit (29-bed infirmary), library, education classrooms, institution activities office, chapel, offender property room, offender canteen, clothing issue, offender barber shop, two gymnasiums, food services (including three dining rooms), staff dining room, and the laundry. Additionally, the vast complex is the site for Information Technology and offenders working for the Department of Social Services.

The 42 acre prison complex also includes an administration building housing administrative offices, training rooms, and the institution’s control center; a multipurpose building containing two visiting rooms and a parole hearing room.

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Our Vision

A Safer Missouri and the Standard of Excellence in Corrections
We desire to be the standard of excellence in the field of corrections.
Through innovation and collaboration, we want to embrace changes that better serve
Missouri communities impacted by criminal behavior and achieve a safer State

Our Mission

The Missouri Department of Corrections supervises and provides rehabilitative services to adult offenders
in correctional institutions and Missouri communities to enhance public safety.