Missouri Department of Corrections now hiring
With the COVID-19 crisis ongoing and federal pandemic unemployment programs set to expire in the coming weeks, many Missourians face joblessness, underemployment and uncertainty. The Missouri Department of Corrections is not only hiring but also offering a secure future for Missouri workers. A recruitment campaign launched this month emphasizes key advantages of a corrections career: job stability, reliable benefits and professional advancement.
Benefits such as medical insurance and paid leave give staff and their families security and flexibility. The department’s commitment to public safety and offender programming ensures an ongoing need to fill open positions and stay fully staffed, generating steady work for great workers. Corrections fosters unmatched camaraderie and team work, helping staff evolve together and the department provides free training and professional development, helping staff grow individually.
For years, departments of corrections throughout the United States have grappled with staffing shortages and the public health crisis has exacerbated this difficulty. In Missouri, it also has shined a light on the dedication and fortitude corrections teams demonstrate on a regular basis. Corrections staff are people who find courage in crisis, who change lives and make people better, and who do what it takes to protect Missouri communities.
"When a crisis hits, Department of Corrections staff rise to the challenge and that speaks volumes to the type of department we are,” said Missouri Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe. "I could not be more proud of our team.”
Jobs are available in all categories throughout the state. The department has a particular need to fill positions for corrections officers, cooks and probation and parole assistants - positions for which no prior experience or degree is required; training is provided.
Apply now at doc.mo.gov/jobs.
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