DRP Career Opportunities
Would you like a great and rewarding job? DRP is hiring positions for our Office of Correctional Education (OCE)! We offer health, dental, and vision benefits, CALPERS retirement, and salary advancement opportunities. OCE is expanding education programming and needs additional staff to provide learning and training opportunities to inmates within each prison.
We are hiring:
- Senior Librarians, Librarians, Library Technical Assistants
- Academic Teachers
- Vocational Instructors
Library Services are offered at all institutions, providing inmates with an extensive collection of recreational fiction and non-fiction books, as well as reference reading materials; e.g. selected periodicals, encyclopedias, selected Career Technical Education and college level textbooks, and basic literacy materials recommended by the American Library Association and the American Correctional Association. Additionally, the legal research materials in all of the libraries are offered in digital format and provide meaningful access to the courts in accord with all current court requirements. The libraries also offer materials to support inmate rehabilitation, and include resources on employment, community reentry, and life skills.
The academic teachers provide a learning environment to support the education needs of the inmate students. Academic programming is provided for a range of student needs, from those who cannot read or write through helping prepare them to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent. Academic teachers provide students with interactive, relevant and high interest instruction aligned to the College and Career Readiness standards. Students’ progress at their own pace and receive individualized support within the academic classes.
The Career Technical Education (CTE) instructors, also known as Vocational Instructors, provide training in six different career sectors, which includes; the building and construction trades, energy and utilities, finance and business , public service, manufacturing and product development, and transportations. Many programs include green technology, skills, such as solar, geothermal and smart energy management practices. The CTE programs offer training to meet industry work standards and provide an opportunity to earn industry certifications recognized by potential employers after release from prison.
There are two ways to search for a job with DRP:
- Search for openings by clicking on the [Positions Available] button above and then clicking on the position name that you are interested in.
- Search for openings on jobs.ca.gov by searching [Keywords] or [Classification].
Once you find the job you’re interested in, you will need to take and pass the exam for the position. You can read the job’s bulletin by clicking the link on the bottom of the [Positions Available] section.
Once you pass the assessment, you can submit your application online through the CalCareer Account. You will need to set up an account, fill out one application (that can be used for multiple positions), and attach any other supporting documents requested.