A typical day consisted of me attending many meetings, traveling on foot from building to building to be on time for many different meetings for official business. I had to pay attention to all details to be able to forward minute meeting notes to all staff. Learned alot about different cultures and how to focus on details with others who were under pressure. I learned the importance and how to keep things confidential
Correctional Case Manager I (Current Employee) – Taft, OK – July 20, 2018
Working in a prison there is never a day where you can predict what will happen. You must be able to multi-task, have problem solving skills, have very good listening skills and be able to produce and react under high stress.
Free lunches, paid sick and annual leave, paid healthcare
Being a correctional Officer is a great position for someone who wants to get in the door in the law enforcement field. You will have to work alone at times and there is always room for overtime and advancement in this field. The Dept. of Corrections will sponsor you to go through an academy at no cost to you as long stay there for at least two years. At the conclusion of your academy you will have to take an FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) exam after you pass you will then become a certified correctional officer.
Fire & Safety Manager State of Michigan (Current Employee) – Jackson, MI – July 13, 2018
I really enjoy my job and the autonomy it presents. I have a great boss that lets you do your job. I enjoy the challenges and problem solving that is required. My job is a good balance between office and outdoors.
Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – July 10, 2018
Doing daily duties, learn new programs, management was amazing, commucaition was the key the to workplace culture, the hardest part of the job was dealing with hostile parloees. The most enjoyable part of the job was doing my job well.
Correctional Community Service Coordinator (Former Employee) – Upper Marlboro, MD – July 9, 2018
. Checked on work sites and clients,prepared statistical reports from program database. Performed intake and assessment interviews for court ordered participants. Maintained client base files and perform various other administrative tasks. Learned how to perform background checks. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with clients who were trying to comply and turn their lives around in a positive way.
Probation and Parole Officer (Former Employee) – Cookeville, TN – July 9, 2018
Outstanding place to work. Full days , 37.5 hour work week, no overtime. Working with the poorest members of society who choose not to well for themselves and need supervision. Allot of reports need to be completed sometimes off the clock.
Fast-paced environment with hard-working professional staff
Office Technician (typing) (Current Employee) – Elk Grove, CA – July 8, 2018
I enjoy my job at CDCR, this is the state-wide mental health headquarters unit made up of executives, psychiatrist, psychologist, and social workers. Everyone in this unit is very professional and dedicated. The work at my current level is as support staff, but I am looking for work in communications, P.R. graphic design.
Information Technology Specialist (Former Employee) – Salem, OR – July 7, 2018
The management is pretty awful. The good people have left, and you have most sticking around until their retirement date. The longest you probably want to stay at this agency is two years. DOC Oregon also has a terrible reputation, just Google.
good insurance, 40 hour work week
you can't trust anyone, rumor mill atmosphere, constantly under suspicion.
I enjoy working for DOC. I have work at several camps. I was state for five years and have been through privitizationing four times. I will continue to work with dept of corrections until something comes along which will allow me to work less hours
Psychological Specialist (Former Employee) – Florida State Prison – July 4, 2018
The work was stressful and quick paced but the mental health employees were very professional. You could count on people lending a hand if you needed it. MY job as case manager was to see inmates where they were being housed. IN addition to case management, I did therapy. I was then placed on the emergency team and saw inmates who were in crisis. While other mental health employees were very enjoyable to work with correctional officers were not. They were often rude and treated mental health workers and inmates disrespectfully and unethically. A professional person had to develop a thick skin to work there but overall it was a good gig.
corrections communications operator (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – July 3, 2018
The job itself was interesting to learn about, training was somewhat helpful, as far as hours, if you have a family or any other responsibilities , the schedules they provide can take a toll on you. work environment was decent, sometimes can be unprofessional but overall as long as you keep to yourself and do your work, the hours can go by. Pay is pretty good and the overtime hours definitely is worth it.
The department of corrections is a good place to work for
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Waupun, WI – June 30, 2018
I was responsible to keep inmates safe and secure. I was dealing with a lot of racism. I made sure the inmates followed the rules and regulations. Having one hundred male inmates on a housing unit with 50 cells with two individuals per cells was complicated at first. I enjoyed my job until the unnecessary racism started, I felt like I was targeted.