Michigan Department of Corrections

Have you ever considered a career in corrections? The Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC) offers careers in a number of different areas including public safety & security, business, accounting, administrative support, human services, labor & trades, health care, and food service.

The DOC protects the public by isolating and supervising convicted adult felons. The DOC has jurisdiction over all adults convicted of felony crimes who are sentenced to prison for at least 12 months. The DOC operates 44 prisons, 13 prison camps, supervises prisoners in halfway houses, and monitors individuals on home confinement with electronic devices. Convicted felons not sentenced to prison are supervised in the community through the state probation system. The DOC also operates the Special Alternative Incarceration program, or “Boot Camp”, for first-time offenders.

Working for the DOC can be a gratifying experience. You may be involved with any number of programs either working in a correctional facility, field office, or central office. Positions are located throughout the state. The following job titles are just a few of the many career opportunities available with the Department of Corrections:

  • Corrections Medical Aide
  • Corrections Officer
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dentist
  • Electrician
  • Food Service Leader
  • Industries Production Leader
  • Institution Chaplain
  • Librarian
  • Maintenance Mechanics
  • Parole/Probation Officer
  • Pharmacist
  • Prison Counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Registered Nurse
  • School Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Storekeeper
  • Trades Instructor
  • Word Processing Assistant

Positions may be housed within Correctional Facilities Administration responsible for all prisons and camps, Field Operations administration covering state probation and parole supervision, Bureau of Human Resources, or Administration and Programs which includes fiscal control, data systems and information, operation research and planning, Michigan State Industries, and the Bureau of Health Care.

You should seriously consider a career with the Department of Corrections. The DOC offers careers in almost every area of interest. It’s a great place to work!

We are an equal opportunity employer. NOTE: Prospective employees must take and pass a drug test prior to hire.