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:

February 10th
: Widener University Criminal Justice Career Fair, Chester, PA (10:00AM - 1:00PM)
February 12th
: Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell Campus Parkhouse, Blue Bell, PA (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
February 17th
: Mercer County Communit College Law Enforcement Mondays, West Windsor, NJ (9:00AM - 2:00PM)
February 18th
: Montgomery County Community College, West Campus, Pottstown, PA (9:00AM - 12:00PM)
February 19th
: College of New Jersey, Student Recreation Center, Ewing, NJ (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
February 20th
: University of Maryland Eastern Shore Spring Career Fair, Princess Anne, MD (10:00AM - 3:00PM)
February 25th
: Community College of Philadelphia Career Fair, Bonnell Building, Philadelphia, PA (8:00AM - 12:00PM)
February 26th
: West Chester University Career Fair, Student Recreation Center, West Chester, PA (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
February 27th
: Old Dominion University Career Fair, Webb Center, Norfolk, VA (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
March 2nd
: Mercer County Community College, Law Enforcement Mondays, West Windsor, NJ (9:00AM - 2:00PM)
March 4th
: Rutgers University Career Fair, Camden Campus Career Center, Camden, NJ (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
March 5th
: Stockton University Career Fair, Galloway Township, NJ (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
March 11th
: Goldey Beacom Spring Career Fair, GBC Gymnasium, Wilmington, DE (3:00PM - 5:00PM)
March 11th
: University of Delaware Public Service Career Fair, Newark, DE (5:30PM - 7:00PM)
March 12th
: Boys and Girls Club of Mercer City Career Fair, Lawrenceville, NJ (5:00PM - 7:00PM)
March 16th
: Sussex Central High School Career Fair, Gymnasium, Georgetown, DE (5:30PM - 7:30PM)
March 17th
: William Penn High School Career Fair, Gymnasium, New Castle, DE (8:00AM - 12:00PM)
March 18th
: Delaware Valley University Career Fair, Doylestown, PA (1:00PM - 5:00PM)
March 20th
: Delaware Technical Criminal Justice Expo, DelOne Conference Center, Dover, DE (12:00PM - 3:00PM)
March 21st
: Chincoteague Job Fair, Chincoteague Center, Chincoteague, VA (10:00AM - 1:00PM)
March 24th
: Rider University Career Fair , Lawrenceville, NJ (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
March 23rd
: Temple University Law Enforcement Fair, Main Campus, Philadelphia, PA (1:00PM - 4:00PM)
March 25th
: Hiring Our Heroes Washington Wizard Career Fair, Capital One Center, Washington, DC (10:00AM - 3:00PM)
March 26th
: Hood College Career Fair, Ronald Volpe Athletic Center, Frederick, MD (2:00PM - 6:00PM)
March 30th
: Milford High School Career Fair, Gymnasium, Milford, DE (1:00PM - 6:00PM)
April 1st
: Wor-Wic Community College Career Fair, Guerrieri Gym, Salisbury, MD (2:00PM - 6:00PM)
April 2nd
: Cecil County Community College Career Fair, Technology Center, North East, MD (10:00AM - 1:00PM)
April 4th
: 35th Annual Ocean City Career Fair, Convention Center, Ocean City MD (9:00AM - 2:00PM)
April 7th
: Delaware Tech 2020 Job Fair, Dover, DE (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
April 14th
: University of District Columbia Career Fair, Heritage Hall Student Center, Washington, DC (1:00PM - 5:00PM)
April 15th
: Carroll County Community College Career Fair, Greah Hall, Westminster, MD (12:00PM - 3:00PM)
April 16th
: Mercer County Community College Criminal Justice Fair, West Windsor, NJ (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
April 23rd
: Anne Arundel Community College Career Fair, Jenkins Gymnasium, Arnold, MD (12:00PM - 4:00PM)
May 7th
: Pierce College Career Fair, Philadelphia, PA (3:00PM - 6:00PM)
June 24th
: MASCA Law Enforcement Job Fair, Harrahs Resort, Atlantic City, NJ (10:00AM - 3:00PM)