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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

Friday, March 20, 2015
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nursing & Health Care Spring Hiring Event
Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facilkity
7575 Cockrill Bend Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37209

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.