NJ Department of Corrections

The New Jersey Department of Corrections is the second largest employer in state government. Approximately 10,000 employees are currently building rewarding careers with the department.

The mission of the New Jersey Department of Corrections is to ensure that all persons committed to the state correctional institutions are confined with the level of custody necessary to protect the public and are provided with the care, discipline, training and treatment needed to prepare them for reintegration into the community.

To successfully carry out its mission, the Department of Corrections offers a wide variety of career opportunities in both administrative and operational areas.

The New Jersey State Correction Officer is responsible, during an assigned tour of duty, to ensure the custody, safety and care of criminal offenders confined in State correctional facilities.