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Recruiting

VISION
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 delawarestatejobs.com
  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 delawarestatejobs.com
  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:

August 9th
: Smyrna National Night Out, Market Street Plaza, Smyrna, DE (6:00PM - 8:00PM)
August 17th
: Quantico Marine Job Fair, Quantico, VA (9:00AM - 2:00PM)
August 20th
: Dover Veterans Job Fair, Wilmington University, Dover Campus (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
September 7th
: Middletown Veterans Job Fair, Middletown Firehall, Middletown, DE (10:00 AM - 2:00PM)
September 8th
: Riverwalk Freedom Festival, Mispillion Riverwalk, Milford, DE (9:00AM - Dusk)
September 17th
: Unemployment Job Fair, Dover Library (3:00P - 7:00PM)
September 20th
: John Jay University Annual Job Fair, New York City (TBD)
September 21st
: Delaware Veterans Stand Down, Schutte Park, Dover, DE (9:00AM - 2:00PM)
September 22nd
: 14th Family Emergency Preparedness Day, Delaware Agriculture Museum, Dover, DE (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
September 25th
: Milton Night Out (Raindate from August), Milton Memorial Park, Milton, DE (6:00PM - 8:00PM)
September 26th
: 2nd Annual Workford and Hiring Event, 7007 Bock Road, Ft. Washington, MD (9:00AM - 2:00PM)
September 28th
: Diversity and Veterans Career Fair, NOVA Community College, Woodbridge, VA (9:00AM - 2:00PM)
September 28th
: University of Scranton Career Expo, Byron Center, Scranton, PA (3:00PM - 7:00PM)
September 29th
: Kuna Kinte Heritage Festival, City Docks, Annapolis, MD (10:00AM - 7:00PM)
October 12th
: Salisbury Chamber of Commerce Job Fair, The Centre at Salisbury Mall, Salisbury, MD (3:00PM - 7:00PM)
October 13th
: First Responders Day, 10 South James Street, Newport, DE (1:00PM - 5:00PM)

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