Employment Opportunities

The New Jersey Department of Corrections is the second largest employer in state government. Approximately 10,000 employees are currently building rewarding careers with the department.

To successfully carry out its mission, the Department of Corrections offers a wide variety of career opportunities in both administrative and operational areas.

The listing below is just a sampling of the types of positions that may become available.

Careers in Corrections

Business Management Carpenters Plumbers
Clerks Communications Operators Social Workers
Data Entry Computer Specialists Electricians Teachers
Institutional Trade Instructors Maintenance Chaplains
Correction Officers Engineers Personnel Administration
Secretaries Truck Drivers  


Custody and Civilian Recruitment
The Department of Corrections hires employees for both custody and civilian jobs from Civil Service certification lists, which are compiled through testing.