Careers and Jobs in Corrections
If you want to work in Corrections in Vermont, This page is a gateway to the application process and information about what It takes to become a correctional officer. It also gives direction on how apply for other Corrections jobs in Vermont.
How to Become a Vermont Corrections Professional
Are you looking for a career in Corrections, do you want a job that is more than just nine to five? Corrections might be the Path that you are looking for to provide long-term employment and job satisfaction. In Vermont, there is an opportunity to do more than just work in a Jail or Prison; you would work in a system that believes in the basics of human change.
Vermont's Department of Corrections is one of the Largest departments in state government. The career opportunities are excellent. Most corrections professionals start as entry level Correctional Officers I. Many go on to positions as Correctional Facility Supervisors, Correctional Service Specialists, Community Correctional Officers, Probation and Parole Officers, Superintendents, and even Directors in our Central Office.
Current Job Postings
To see current job postings go to the Vermont Department of Human Resources. Correctional Officer I positions are listed under the heading; Protective Services.
Apply for a Job
You can start the application process by applying for a job online.
To go VTHR to apply
Having Problems? Contact the DHR Recruitment Services
1-802-828-6700 option 1, option 4
1-855-828-6700 (toll-free) option 1, option 4
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Or Email them at
Want to know what a Correctional Officer Does
Check out Vermont's Correctional Officer Job Description
Also if you want to be a Corrections Officer, view this important Notice to Applicants.
Want to know what a Corrections Services Specialist is
Check out this Job Description and see if you fit the qualifications
What are Benefits of state service
If you want to know what benefits there are to state service check out this link.
Do you still have questions
Check out our frequently asked question link.
What about Training
Training takes place at the Vermont Correctional Academy. This is a five-week residential academy that is followed by two weeks of On-the-Job training at your work site. For more information on the Vermont Correctional Academy; check out this link.
Do you wish to speak to someone
If you have specific questions about a career in the Vermont Department of Corrections and would like to speak with someone, you may contact the following Facilities and ask about a tour and more information on the hiring process:
Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility - 802-863-7356
Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility - 802-786-5830
Northeast Regional Correctional Facility - 802-748-8151
Northern State Correctional Facility - 802-334-3364
Northwest State Correctional Facility - 802-524-6771
Southeast State Correctional Facility - 802-674-6717
Southern State Correctional Facility - 802-885-9800
For more Information about working in Corrections Contact:
Office Phone: 802.661.8452
Academy Operations Training Coordinator
Office Phone: 802.272.6849
Looking for a State Job as a Correctional Professional;
You must submit your application online at VTHR.
For help with the contents of this web page, you can contact.
Ross T. Farnsworth
HRD Training Coordinator, Vermont Correctional Academy
Office Phone: 802-885-9736