Correctional Officer Careers

Sign-On Bonuses Now Available

Now offering sign-on bonuses up to $7,000 for correctional officers and maintenance positions. See details below.

Correctional Officer Benefits

  • Competitive salary with opportunities for annual increases
  • Health insurance starting at $25 a month
    •  Health, vision and dental insurance
  •  Paid leave
    • Vacation: 14 days, amount increases with service
    • Sick: 12 days
    • Holiday: 12 days
    • Other: civil, community service, family medical and illness, military, parental and voluntary shared
  • Overtime and shift premium pay
  • State pension retirement
    • Employee contribution: 6%
    • State contribution: 22.89%
  • Uniforms, footwear and outerwear provided
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible
    spending accounts
  • Training and growth opportunities
  • Click Here for Step-Pay Chart

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Sign-On Bonus Details

Sign-on bonuses of up to $7,000 are now available for the following positions. Bonuses will be paid in monthly installments.

  • Correctional Food Service Officer I
  • Correctional Food Service Officer II
  • Correctional Food Service Officer III
  • Correctional Officer I
  • Correctional Officer II
  • Correctional Officer III
  • Electrician II
  • Electronics Technician I
  • HVAC Mechanic I
  • Maintenance/Construction Technician III
  • Plumber II
  • Probation/Parole Officer

Please note an employee is not eligible for a sign-on bonus if:

  1. The employee has held a position in North Carolina State Government, including the judicial system or the University of North Carolina system, within the last 12 months. Employees shall remain ineligible for 12 months from the separation date.
  2. The employee has previously received a sign-on bonus from any state agency.