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:

September 27th
: Rider University Career Expo, Lawrenceville, NJ (11:00AM - 3:00PM)
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 3rd
: Camp Lejeune Job Fair, Camp Lejeune, NC (8:00AM - 4:00PM)
October 10th
: Goldey Beacom University Career Fair, Wilmington, DE (3:00PM - 5:00PM)
October 11th
: Hartford County Job Fair, Aberdeen, MD (12:00P - 5:00PM)
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)
October 16th
: Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA (9:00AM - 2:00PM)
October 23rd
: Eastern Shore Community College Job Fair, Melfa, VA (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
October 25rd
: Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ (9:00AM - 2:00PM)
October 26th
: Dover AFB Job Fair, The Landings DAFB, Dover, DE (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
October 26th
: Dover PD Trick or Treat, Dover, DE (6:00PM - 8:00PM)
Novermber 1st
: Lehigh Carbon Community College Career Fair, Schnecksville, PA (1:00AM - 3:00PM)
November 2nd
: Elizabethtown College Job Fiar, Elizabethtown, PA (10:30AM - 2:30PM)
November 13th
: Rowan University Career Fair, Glassboro, NJ (9:00AM - 2:00PM)