The Delaware Department of Correction is the state's largest law enforcement agency. Our Mission is to Protect the public by supervising adult offenders through safe and humane services, programs and facilities.

The DOC has broad responsibilities, which encompasses prisons to probation and parole. Which we call a Unified Correctional System.

The State of Delaware utilizes Delaware Employment Link (DEL) for recruitment. With DEL you can:

  • View job postings with specific information such as location and job duties
  • Create a profile and application that can be easily saved, updated, and reused for future job postings
  • Self screen and apply on line anytime, day or night to positions that interest you
  • Sign up for e-mail notifications when openings in your desired field occur

Job Opportunities

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Recruitment and Selection at 833-562-7362.

The recruitment team is comprised of two Correctional Sergeants, working in conjunction with the Special Operations and Community Relations Units to build and maintain the more than 2,500 uniformed officer and staff positions within the largest law enforcement agency in the State of Delaware. DOC recruiters work tirelessly to attract new employees through job fairs, recruitment events, and community outreach. DOC recruiters actively work to attract new employees to the department, screen and select applicants, integrate the new personnel into the organization, and increase the morale of current staff.

Our ideal candidates have the capability to exercise initiative in their work, and have the aptitude to accept responsibility and handle difficult situations. They have the skill learn a variety of subjects quickly and correctly, in addition to possessing the mental and physical strength and endurance to remain calm in emotionally charged situations. Our candidates should possess the social skills and abilities that would enable them to communicate effectively with persons of various cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. If you are seeking a challenging, exciting, and rewarding career we encourage you to contact us per the information below.

  1. Apply online at
  2. Background Check
  3. Interview
  4. Physical Fitness Test
  5. Psychological Evaluation
  • Must be 19 1/2 years of age
  • Possess a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid Driver's License
  • Starting Salary: $43,000 with a $3,000 sign on incentive
  1. Apply online at
  2. Written Exam
  3. Interview
  4. Background Check
  5. Psychological Evaluation
  • Possess a Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Possess a valid Driver's License
  • Knowledge of Case management, interviewing, behavior management, and narrative report writing
  • Starting Salary: $34,038

Upcoming Events:

February 20th
: The College of New Jersey Career Fair, Student Rec Center, Ewings Township, NJ (9:00AM - 12:00PM)
February 21st
: University of Maryland Eastern Shore Career Fair, Student Service Center (10:30AM - 3:00PM)
February 22nd
: Hiring Our Heros Job Fair, Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC (8:30AM - 4:00PM)
February 27th
: Ramapo College, Bill Bradley Arena, Mahwah, NJ (11:00AM - 3:00PM)
February 28th
: Old Dominion University Career Fair, Webb Center for Students, Elkhorn Avenue, Norfolk, VA (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
March 6th
: Rutger University, Camden Campus Career Fair, Career Center RM#6, 326 Penn Street, Camden, NJ (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
March 13th
: Goldey-Beacom College, Student Center, Wilmington, DE (2:00PM - 5:00PM)
March 21st
: Hood College Career Fair, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD (2:00PM - 8:00PM)
March 27th
: DelTech Owens Campus, Georgetown, DE (10:30AM - 2:00PM)
March 28th
: Hiring Our Heros Job Fair, Carlisle Expo Center, 100K Street, Carlisle, PA (8:00AM - 2:00PM)
March 28th
: DelTech George Campus, Wilmington, DE (10:30AM - 2:00PM)
April 2nd
: Rider University Career Fair, Lawrenceville, NJ (9:00AM - 2:00PM)
April 10th
: DelTech Terry Campus, Dover, DE (8:30AM - 1:00PM)