The West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (WVDOCR) has many career opportunities across the entire state and these are described below. If you are interested in a career with the WVDOCR, please contact the DOC's Human Resources Department:

You may email the WVDOCR Human Resources (HR) Department by sending an email To DOCHR@wv.gov with the Subject WVDOCR Careers, or click the following link to automatically create an email: Email the WV Division of Corrections HR Department.

You may also telephone 304.558.2036, and ask to speak to the HR Department.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Correctional Officers In Demand



The WVDOCR operates facilities across the state, from minimum to maximum security, from all female to all male to co-ed, from large prisons to smaller work release centers. Some of our facilities are in greater need of Correctional Officers than other facilities, but at any given time, there are vacancies for Correctional Officers at most facilities. The WVDOCR typically has continuous job postings for the following types of positions:

  • Correctional Officer I
  • Correctional Officer II
  • Correctional Officer III
  • Correctional Officer IV
  • Correctional Officer V
  • Correctional Counselor I
  • Correctional Counselor II
  • Corrections Case Manager

Other Career Opportunities

Although it is the primary responsibility of the WVDOCR to attract Correctional Officers to provide for public safety, we offer a wide range of employment opportunities, including Parole Officers (see below), food service professionals, maintenance personnel, administrative staff as well as recreation, information technology and unit management careers.

Additional Information

For additional information about employment with the WVDOCR, please see download, and read the PDF document linked below. (To view PDF documents, you may get Adobe Acrobat Reader DC here.)

Careers with Parole Services

Parole Services is a department within the WV Division of Corrections. For additional details about how to apply, employement requirements for Parole Services, benefits and additional information, please see the Parole Services Employment Information page.

Vacancies in Parole Services can be posted for internal applications, public applications or both. You can review the WV Division of Personnel (DOP) website for Probation & Parole Officer openings, but it is also recommended that you complete a Job Interest Card on the DOP website to be notified when a Probation & Parole Officer position is open for public application. Find out more information on completing a Job Interest Card at: http://www.state.wv.us/admin/personnel/jobs/wvneo/catframe2.htm