Alaska Department of Corrections

Providing secure confinement, reformative programs, and a process of supervised community reintegration to enhance the safety of our communities

Correctional OFFICER

Correctional Officers are sworn law-enforcement officers responsible for maintaining security within Alaska's correctional centers. Officers oversee the safety of all staff and prisoners and have a direct impact on public safety and offender rehabilitation.

Competitive Pay

The Department of Corrections is currently offering a $5,000 hiring bonus to new hire Correctional Officers! Correctional Officer (CO) I salaries range from $22.80/hr to $38.78, depending on location of position. A Correctional Officer I will advance to Correctional Officer II after 12-14 months of probationary service and upon successful completion of the Alaska Police Standards Council certification requirements. Officers are eligible for scheduled raises annually.

WEEK-ON/WEEK-OFF SCHEDULE

Correctional Officers work an 84-hour work week, with a schedule of one week-on, one week-off that alternates day/night shifts.

STATEWIDE OPPORTUNITIES

The Department of Corrections operates 12 Correctional Facilities in locations across the state including Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, Pt. Mackenzie, Juneau, Ketchikan, Fairbanks, Nome, Seward, Kenai and Bethel.

RETIREMENT & BENEFITS

Full-time employment with the State of Alaska includes competitive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 11 paid holidays annually, monthly accrued personal/sick leave, and a retirement plan. For more information, please review the following website

TRAINING ACADEMY

Correctional Officers are paid to attend a seven-week Training Academy that teaches the skills and knowledge base an officer needs to effectively and safely perform the duties of a Correctional Officer. Some of the curriculum includes: defensive tactics, firearms (shotgun), deescalation techniques, searches and restraints, first aid/CPR and more.

 
Correctional Officer

Pretrial/ Probation/ Parole OFFICER

Pretrial, Probation & Parole Officers strive to provide a positive change in every town, village, and neighborhood in Alaska. POs provide quality supervision that hold offenders accountable, while connecting them to community partners and resources that can provide individuals with the tools for long-term change and success.

Competitive Pay

Starting salaries for Pretrial, Probation and Parole Officers range between $38,639 and $54,875 depending on location. A PO I will advance to a PO II after 12-14 months of probationary service and upon successful completion of the Alaska Police Standards Council certification requirements. Officers are eligible for scheduled raises annually.

STATEWIDE OPPORTUNITIES

The Department of Corrections operates pretrial, probation and parole offices across the state including Anchorage, Bethel, Dillingham, Kenai, Kodiak, Mat-Su, Barrow, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kotzebue, Nome and Sitka.

Flexible Schedule

Pretrial, Probation and Parole Officers work a 37.5 hour workweek. There are opportunities for flexible scheduling in the evening and on weekends.

RETIREMENT & BENEFITS

Full-time employment with the State of Alaska includes competitive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 11 paid holidays annually, personal leave accrued monthly and a retirement plan. For more information, please review the following website

TRAINING ACADEMY

Pretrial, Probation & Parole Officers are paid to attend a seven-week Training Academy that teaches the skills and knowledge base an officer needs to effectively and safely perform the duties of a Pretrial/Probation/Parole Officer. Some of the curriculum includes: case management, community placements, defensive tactics, firearms, communications, searches and restraints.

 

Medical Professional

The Alaska Department of Corrections is responsible for providing medical, behavioral health, dental and vision services to individuals incarcerated in Alaska's correctional facilities. DOC medical staff provide timely access to essential care through an evidence-based multidisciplinary approach and are committed to a culture of professionalism, quality and safety.

SALARY

The Department of Corrections offers competitive salaries for a wide variety of medical professionals including nurses, psychiatric nurses, health practitioners (physicians assistants and advanced practice registered nurses), mental health clinicians, physicians, dentists and dental hygienists. The Department of Corrections welcomes new graduates and provides access to free continuing education units.

STATEWIDE OPPORTUNITIES

Each of our institutions around the state requires a dedicated health care team with locations in Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Point MacKenzie, Fairbanks, Bethel, Nome, Kenai, Seward, Juneau and Ketchikan. We also have travel positions available for nurses and health practitioners. Because we are a 24-hour, seven day a week statewide system, healthcare staff have opportunities to fill in at other facilities across Alaska if desired.

Flexible Schedule

The Department of Corrections offers a variety of schedule options for health care staff. Schedules are determined by facility needs which can include eight-hour, 10-hour, 11-hour or 12.5-hour shifts. Many nurses and health care practitioners within our institutions work 75 hours in a seven day week with a week-on/week-off schedule.

VARIED HEALTH CARE EXPERIENCES

The Department of Corrections provides health care across the spectrum. Because we never know who will walk through our doors, every day our health care staff face new challenges and new learning opportunities. The corrections population has more chronic care issues than the general public, higher rates of mental illness and higher rates of substance use. We run daily ambulatory care clinics, have two infirmaries, two acute hospital level psychiatric treatment units and four subacute psychiatric care units; we respond daily to injuries, medical and psychiatric emergencies and chronic health concerns. If you are looking for a niche not just anyone can fill, correctional health care may be for you.

RETIREMENT & BENEFITS

Full-time employment with the State of Alaska includes competitive benefits such as medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 11 paid holidays annually, monthly accrued personal/sick leave, and a retirement plan. For more information, please review the following website.

 

Mission

We provide timely access to essential care through an evidence-based multidisciplinary approach. We are committed to a culture of professionalism, quality and safety.

VISION

We are committed to the wellbeing of those under the care of the Alaska Department of Corrections. Individuals will be treated in a safe, respectful and compassionate manner. We are dedicated to providing essential care and to promoting health and rehabilitation.

VALUES

RESPECT: Treat each other and our patients with dignity.
INTEGRITY: Honor our commitment to those we serve. Guard their Eighth Amendment rights and ensure we are good stewards of the public trust.
COMPASSION: Observe, listen, understand and assist without judgement, regardless of their circumstance. Honor inmate families' concerns and be responsive to their needs.
TEAMWORK: Cooperate and work side by side for the common good of our patients, the Division and the Department.
SAFETY: Practice responsibly and ensure a safe environment for our patients, our colleagues and ourselves.
GROWTH: Use best practices and embrace opportunities to learn and improve; never be satisfied with "good enough."

Support
Staff

The Department of Corrections offers a wide variety of positions across the state. From administrative assistant to maintenance specialist to food service lead - we've got a career for you. All of our positions start at a competitive salary, and as an employee with the State of Alaska, you will also receive benefits such as medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 11 paid holidays annually, monthly accrued personal/sick leave, and a retirement plan.

Contact Us

907-465-5492