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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) offers rewarding peace officer career opportunities. Becoming a peace officer with CDCR means you are joining a family of dedicated, hardworking men and women responsible for ensuring public safety throughout California. Once you join CDCR, there are many career options you can take as a peace officer including Parole, Internal Affairs, Correctional Safety as well as specialized team assignments including Investigative Services Unit, Crisis Response Team, Gang Task Force, and Fugitive Apprehension Team.

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One Stop Testing Event on September 28 & September 29 in Susanville

CDCR is hosting a one stop testing event for interested applicants on Saturday, September 28, 2019 and Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Susanville, California. Attendees will hear an informational presentation on becoming a peace officer, learn about the hiring process, and have an opportunity to speak with High Desert State Prison (HDSP) and California Correctional Center (CCC) recruiters and correctional professionals. Then apply and if qualified, take the written exam on the same day! For event registration and more information.

Discover the outstanding opportunities for correctional officer careers at HDSP and CCC, visit our Institution Highlights page.


Youth Correctional Officer and Youth Correctional Counselor Applications

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CDCR will begin accepting Youth Correctional Officer and Counselor applications on Thursday, August 29 through Wednesday, September 18! The Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is seeking applicants to join a dedicated community of professionals who provide security and rehabilitation to youth in its care. For more information, please refer to the examination bulletin.

DJJ is transferring to the California Health and Human Services Agency, beginning July 1, 2020, and will be known as the Department of Youth and Community Restoration (YCR). Candidates currently attending academy, or who attend the February 2020 academy will transfer to YCR under its new agency.

For more information on Juvenile Justice Careers.