Providing Safety and

Hope for Arkansans

Providing Safety and Hope for Arkansans

Committed to public safety and providing professional management solutions and evidence-based rehabilitative initiatives for offenders


Join the Arkansas Department of Corrections family! The DOC has a lot to offer anyone searching for a career, including military veterans.

For more information, contact the DOC Recruiter at (870) 850-8578 or or click the button below.

Salary Grids

Click the buttons below to check out our newly increased salaries at our numerous locations across Arkansas.


The Arkansas Department of Corrections offers exciting and challenging career opportunities in a positive, team-oriented work environment. If you are professional, hardworking, talented, energetic, eager to work and exemplify good character, then the DOC may be the place for you. The DOC offers some of the most dynamic career opportunities with correctional security, community supervision, treatment and administrative positions available. When you join the DOC, you become part of a family.

The DOC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace. Employees are subject to a background check and initial and periodic substance abuse testing.

Arkansas Department of Corrections Employee Handbook


DOC takes pride in offering a comprehensive benefits program. In addition to competitive salaries, the following core benefits are offered:

  • Life insurance
  • Sick leave (8 hours monthly)
  • Annual leave (8 – 15 hours monthly)
  • Eleven paid holidays including birthday
  • APERS (Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System) Retirement Plan

Additional Benefits:

  • Arkansas Diamond (457 deferred retirement investment plan)
  • ARBenefits
    • Health insurance
    • Additional life insurance options for employee and their family
  • ARSEBA (Arkansas State Employee Benefit Advisors)
    • Premium dental insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Short-term disability insurance
    • Long-term disability insurance
    • Critical care insurance
    • Hospital indemnity insurance
    • Cancer insurance
    • Identity theft protection insurance
    • Whole life insurance
  • Employee Associations (Some associations also offer scholarships and catastrophic funding.)
    • AACET (Arkansas Association of Correctional Employees Trust)
    • AAPPA (Arkansas Adult Probation and Parole Association)
    • ACA (American Correctional Association)
    • SSCA (Southern States Correctional Association)
    • ASEA (Arkansas State Employee Association)
      • SEBCO (State Employee Benefit Corporation)
        • Auto insurance
        • Home owners insurance
        • Discount purchasing plans
        • Statewide van-pool for commuters

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