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Careers in Corrections

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.

Promotion Opportunities

Vermont's Department of Corrections is one of the largest departments in state government.  Career opportunities with the Department are excellent with great potential for advancement.  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 Directors in our Central Office. 

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Apply for a Job

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

To go Careers Vermont 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

Operating Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Or Email them at

Or Email The Corrections Recruiting Team 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 the 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 worksite.  For more information on the Vermont Correctional Academy; check out this link.

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

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 – David Watts,, 802-595-3546

Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility – Alexander James,, 802-498-8564

Northeast Correctional Complex – Jonathan Porter,, 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 – James Studebaker,, 802-595-6930

Having trouble? Please contact:

Erika Goldstein Recruitment and Retention Coordinator,,  802-917-3258


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