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CDCR continues recruiting correctional officers

Warden Cynthia Tampkins



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Recruitment Events

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Hiring Process

Learn about our minimum qualifications before you apply.

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The Academy

The training academy instills pride, discipline, respect, and teamwork in our candidates.

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Pay and Benefits

We offer a pay bonus for some institutions.

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Join Us for Our Virtual Career Fair

Officers enjoy competitive pay up $5,043-$8,422 / month.

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October 11th, 2023 @ 5:30 – 7:00 PM
October 25th, 2023 @ 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Fast Track Opportunity

Fast Track Opportunity is offered after successful completion of the Written Examination. A current list of priority institutions will be provided based on current departmental hiring needs. In exchange, these candidates have an expedited background investigation and may be eligible for hire 4-5 months after beginning the hiring process. 

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Watch this video to learn about the hiring process and how you can level up with CDCR.

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Career Options

When you join CDCR as a peace officer, you can pursue many career options. This includes parole, internal affairs, and correctional safety.

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Specialized Teams

You can also join a specialized team like the investigative services unit, crisis response team, gang task force, and fugitive apprehension team.

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Apply to be a correctional peace officer today!

Warden Cynthia Tampkins

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

CDCR is committed to building an inclusive and culturally diverse workplace. We are proud to foster inclusion and drive collaborative efforts to increase representation at all levels of the department.

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