Employment with the Department of Public Safety
If you are interested in a career in law enforcement, juvenile justice, corrections, emergency management or the National Guard click on the links provided to learn more, or go to the Office of State Human Resources website.
North Carolina's prison system has more than 11,000 custody officer jobs located across North Carolina. A correctional officer's daily task is the supervision of inmates, ensuring a safe, secure and orderly prison operation and an effective response to emergency situations. Correctional officers maintain public safety in the face of daily hostility, risks and difficulties.
Officers must complete an extensive four-week basic training academy including instruction in firearms, self-defense and medical training, as well as policy and understanding inmate behavior.
Correctional Healthcare Professionals
The state prison system employs a full staff of credentialed medical, mental health and dental professionals to provide care to the inmate population. Staff positions include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychiatritsts, psychologists, medical technicians, dentists and dental hygenists and more.
Probation and Parole Officers
Probation and parole officers supervise offenders' activities in the community and ensure their compliance with court orders and sanctions.
New officers are trained in the legal system, officer-offender relations (including behavior, counseling, crisis intervention, offender supervision and motivational interviewing), offender management, preparation for court participation, drug identification, handgun safety, defensive protection, personal conduct and more.
|Probation/Parole Officer job posting||Community Corrections website|
|Probation/Parole Associate job posting||Frequently asked questions about hiring|
|Probation/Parole Associate brochure||Disqualifying factors|
Probation/Parole Officer and Probation/Parole
Associate positions are posted from the 1st through
the 7th of each month. Online applications can be submitted
during this period only.
|Community Corrections Internships|
Juvenile Justice Jobs
Juvenile Justice is looking for mature, resourceful, compassionate, strong-minded individuals to work with delinquent young people. JJ operates five youth development centers (long-term residential treatment) and nine detention centers (short-term secure custody) which provide supervision, daily care, education, and appropriate treatment.
JJ employs juvenile care workers, psychologists, recreation workers, teachers, chaplains, managers and supervisors. These positions require criminal justice officer certification by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards.
No matter what your job title or assignment is at our facilities, you will be working in contact with difficult, impulsive, sometimes aggressive young people who have generally not developed adequate social skills, lack conflict resolution ability, and have school failure in their background.
North Carolina Highway Patrol
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol offers a career opportunity to qualified people seeking employment in public services and law enforcement.
The N.C. State Highway Patrol has 2,340 employees including State Troopers, telecommunicators, radio engineers and civilian staff.
Details on eligibility,the application process and upcoming basic schools are available in our career information pages.
State Bureau of Investigation
The SBI offers an exciting variety of law enforcement positions for sworn law enforcement officers and non-sworn analysts and other personnel. Sworn SBI special agents conduct criminal investigations and assist local, federal and other state law enforcement agencies. SBI special agents are assigned to district offices across the state. Special agents may also specialize in financial crimes and computer crimes. SBI agents meet high standards of education and integrity.
The SBI also offers rewarding non-sworn careers including criminal intelligence analysts, crime analysts, fingerprint technicians and clerical staff at offices throughout the state. Requirements vary for these positions.
Click here for more information on becoming an SBI agent.
Alcohol Law Enforcement
North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency with sworn special agents stationed throughout the state of North Carolina. special agents have statewide territorial jurisdiction and authority to arrest for any criminal offense. With this great responsibility, ALE is seeking individuals of the highest caliber to enter our application process, attend the ALE Training Academy and ultimately fill vacant positions.
ALE is seeking applications from individuals who are self-motivated and are capable of both working independently and as part of a team. Applicants for the position of ALE special agent must have the ability to work alone in stressful/challenging environments.
For those interested persons who meet the qualifications for the position of an ALE Special Agent, we offer career opportunities in a challenging and rewarding profession with excellent benefits.
State Capitol Police
The State Capitol Police welcomes qualified applicants to apply for job vacancies. State Capitol Police officers protect state government employees, buildings and properties in Raleigh and Wake County.
Click here for information that will assist you in your application process.
North Carolina National Guard
The North Carolina Army National Guard offers many opportunities for men and women. The N.C. National Guard has the best of both worlds – the opportunities and benefits associated with the military service and the opportunity for members of the Guard to continue their civilian lives in their hometown.
Notice to all applicants: The N.C. Department of Public Safety cannot hire or promote anyone who has engaged in sexual abuse in a confinement setting or other institution, convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community and/ or civilly/ administratively adjudicated for engaging in such acts.
Applicants are required to read the document below and sign the employee statement form. This requirement complies with the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the “National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape.” Under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34, the NC DPS must adhere to § 115.17 hiring and promotion decisions.
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