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 or via email at:

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: $43,500 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: $44,000

Upcoming Events:

September 7th
: Family Preparedness Day, Brecknock Park, Camden, DE (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
September 10th
: Community College of Philadelphia Career Fair, Main Campus, Philadelphia, PA (12:00AM - 4:00PM)
September 11th
: Villanova Career Fair, Student Center, Villanova, PA (3:00PM - 8:00PM)
September 12th
: Hiring Our Heroes Career Fair, McGuire AFB Commuity Center, McGuire AFB, NJ (9:00AM - 2:00PM)
September 13th
: Protective Service Career Fair, Miller Branch Library, Ellicott City, MD (9:00AM - 2:00PM)
September 14th - 15th
: Thunder Over Dover Airshow, Dover AFB FlightLine, Dover AFB, DE (9:00AM - 5:00PM)
September 18th
: University of Maryland Career Fair, Stamp Student Union, College Park, MD (12:00PM - 5:00PM)
September 20th
: Delaware Veterans Stand Down, Schutte Park, Dover, DE (8:00AM - 2:00PM)
September 24th
: Community Job Fair, Spooky Nook Sports Comples, Manheim, PA (8:00AM - 4:00PM)
September 25th
: West Chester University Career Fair, Student Union Center, West Chester, PA (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
September 26th
: Frederick Community College Career Fair, Student Center, Frederick, MD (1:00PM - 6:00PM)
September 27th
: Community College of New Jersey, Blackwood, NJ (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
October 10th
: Lincoln University Fall Career Fair, Lincoln University, PA (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
October 16th
: Temple University Career Fair, Philadelphia, PA (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
October 23rd
: Community College of Philadelphia Table Top, NorthEast Campus, Philadelphia, PA (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
November 13th
: Ramapo Government and Law Enforcement Career Fair, Athletic Sports Center, Mahwah, NJ (12:00PM - 3:00PM)
November 20th
: Camden County Community College, Blackwood, NJ (11:00AM - 2:00PM)