Our Team

Who We Are

As one of Oklahoma’s largest employers, the Department of Corrections (ODOC) is responsible for the management, maintenance and security of more than 20 correctional institutions across the state.

We are proud of our reputation as leaders in the corrections field, creating a culture that empowers individuals, encourages teamwork, employs best practices, embraces diversity and most importantly ...


Recruitment & Retention Unit


Office: 405-425-2189
Mobile: 405-517-9160

Interested in working with us?

Common Questions

How do I apply for a job at ODOC?

Applying for jobs is easy! For step-by-instructions visit the How to Apply information page.

How often are job postings updated?

As job opportunities arise, they are posted on the ODOC Job opportunities webpage. You can also sign up for job alerts to be notified of new opportunities that may interest you.

Can I apply if I have had previous criminal charges?

You can apply for any open position. During the hiring process, a thorough background check is conducted. The hiring manager will review your criminal history and determine if you will be selected to move forward in the hiring process. During the review and determination, the hiring manager will analyze and consider the following when making their decision: the nature and severity of the past criminal offenses, how much time has passed since the offense or completion of the sentence, and the nature of the job for which you are applying.

Do I need to submit a separate application for each position I am interested in?


May I submit an application after the closing date on the job announcement?


Should I include a resume and cover letter?

Review the job announcement as it may be required or optional. Note: A resume cannot be accepted in place of a completed application. Do not state "see resume" in any section of your application.

What materials do I need to submit to apply for a current job opening?

In addition to the application, you may be asked to submit a resume, cover letter, answers to supplemental questions or other materials. Review the job announcement carefully for instructions. Your application packet is considered incomplete if it does not include all requested materials.

Where do I apply and what should I expect?

You can apply here, or contact us here and we can help with the process. After the position closes, we carefully review all applications. Depending on the outcome of the review, you may participate in additional selection activities such as exams or interviews. Only applicants who meet the qualifications and submit all required information are eligible to move forward in the selection process. Reference and background checks may also be conducted prior to making a hiring decision. For more information, view the Hiring Process webpage.

How can I check the status of my application?

If you applied online, you can check the status of your application by logging into your profile and checking “Application Status".

Can I edit my online application after submission?

No. If you need to make changes to your application after you've submitted an application, including adding any documents you forgot to attach contact the listed recruiter.