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Correctional Officer

SALARY:  The entry level salary is $2,148.00 monthly/$24,852.00 yearly.  Equipment and uniforms will be furnished.  One meal will be furnished for each shift worked.


CLASS SPECIFICATION (in pdf format)


A test is not given for this position. Once interviewed and if accepted for the correctional officer position, you will receive training at the Tennessee Correction Academy.


Interested applicants should contact the facility of their choice. Applications for Davidson County facilities should be mailed to:


Tennessee Department of Correction
ATTN: TDOC Recruiter
3rd Floor, Rachel Jackson Building
320 6th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0465


You may view the facility locations on the state prisons web page. Once you select the facility where you would like to apply, view the contact information below:

Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (formerly Southeastern Tennessee State Regional Correctional Facility) (423) 881-6180

Charles B. Bass Correctional Complex (615) 350-3361, extension 1314

Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility (615) 350-2700, extension 2808

Mark H. Luttrell Correctional Complex (901) 531-1807

Morgan County Correctional Complex (423) 346-1301

Northeast Correctional Complex (423) 727-7387, extension 1177

Northwest Correctional Complex (731) 253-5000, extension 1021

Riverbend Maximum Security Institution (615) 350-3100, extension 3115

Tennessee Prison for Women (615) 741-1255, extension 7215

Turney Center Industrial Complex (931) 729-5161, extension 2070

Turney Center Industrial Complex - Annex (931) 676-3345, extension 1130

West Tennessee State Penitentiary (731) 738-5044, extension 2227

Print a copy of the application (pdf format). A supplemental questionaire has been included with the application and will also need to be completed.