Correctional Officer Careers

Working closely with law enforcement agencies throughout the state, the Arizona Department of Corrections' diverse team of professionals plays a vital role in the protection of our communities. From state-of-the-art facilities throughout Arizona, Correctional Officers benefit from a strong commitment to professional development and enjoy a competitive annual salary of *$32,916 with annual salary increases, stipends, excellent career opportunities and outstanding benefits. 

Salaries are based upon years of correctional experience starting at *$32,916 annually for no experience, up to $39,664 for eight years of experience. Both ADC and non-ADC security experience is applicable. *  $1,030 annual base increase after graduation, plus uniform allowance.

Rise To The Challenge!

Institutional Hiring

Apache- St. Johns, Florence, Globe, Lewis – Buckeye, Safford, Tucson, Winslow.

To apply call (602) 542-7572 or go to

To apply for Perryville click the link below:  It will be open November 27, 2017 to December 8, 2017.


Coming soon:

Phoenix – Tentative dates for submitting applications December 11, 2017 to December 15, 2017

Douglas – Tentative dates for submitting applications December 26, 2017 to December 29, 2017

Yuma - Tentative dates for submitting applications December 26, 2017 to December 29, 2017

When applications for Douglas, Phoenix, Perryville and Yuma are being accepted you will only be able to apply for those institutions on the web site. There will be a link to apply on this page when applications are being accepted. Applications received by any other means or not in the designated time frames will not be accepted. Anyone not able to apply on line should contact a recruiter for information on where you can apply using an Arizona Department of Corrections kiosk.

Please keep checking our web site for application information and instructions for these institutions.

A Noble Mission

The Arizona Department of Correction recruits and recognizes a well-trained, professional work force to serve and protect our communities and its crime victims by effectively employing the field's best security practices and proven pre-release programming to prepare for the release and reintegration ex-offenders as civil, productive citizens.

  • Statewide Career Opportunities
  • Excellent 25 Year Retirement Plan
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Meaningful work
  • Commitment to your education
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • A means of helping to create responsible citizens