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Careers in Corrections

Are you looking for a rewarding career with professional development and career advancement? Working for the Vermont Department of Corrections helps you develop a wide range of skills, allowing you to step into any position within the Department.

Promotion Opportunities

The Department of Corrections is one of the largest departments in Vermont’s state government. Most corrections professionals start as entry-level Correctional Officers and go on to positions as Correctional Facility Supervisors, Correctional Service Specialists, Community Correctional Officers, Probation and Parole Officers, Training Coordinators, Recruiters, Superintendents, and even Directors in our Central Office.

Additional Opportunities:

Permanent staff can join specialty teams such as Honor Guard, Crisis Intervention, Peer Support, and Special Response Team (SRT).

Do you want to speak to someone about career opportunities in your area?

If you would like more information or have questions about starting a career with us and the hiring process, please contact the Facility Staff Experience Supervisor at your nearest facility.

Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility – David Watts,, 802-595-3546

Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility – Darrell Goodrich,, 802-498-8564

Northeast Correctional Complex – Penelope Powers,, 802-595-6021

Northern State Correctional Facility – Brad Urie,, 802-498-7463

Northwest State Correctional Facility – Matt Engels,, 802-498-8743

Southern State Correctional Facility – Michael Pafundi,, 802-595-6930

Not sure which facility is nearest?

Email for assistance.


  • Paid leave
  • Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Differentials
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free Tuition to CCV

If you would like to know more about our excellent benefits, please click on the following link.


Training takes place at the Vermont Correctional Academy.  This is a six-week residential academy that is followed by two weeks of On-the-Job training at your worksite.  For more information on the Vermont Correctional Academy; check out this link.

Apply for a Job

You can start the application process by applying for a job online.

Go to Careers Vermont to apply

Job Map

Having Problems applying?

Contact the DHR Recruitment Services Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

1-802-828-6700 option 1, option 4
1-855-828-6700 (toll-free) option 1, option 4

Or contact the Corrections Recruiting Team at

Want to know more about a Correctional Officer position?

Vermont Correctional Officer Job Descriptions

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