Career Opportunities

The Missouri Department of Corrections is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals to become Correctional Professionals. Correctional officers learn self-confidence and leadership skills while enhancing public safety.

Interested in starting at more than $29,000/year?
Correctional Officers start at $14.07/hour,
$14.37 after seven weeks of training,
and $14.90 after probation.
(includes 30 cent shift differential)

Health and life insurance
Long Term Disability Insurance
Uniform and meals provided.
College credit for training and
excellent retirement benefits.

12 paid holidays per year
10 hours of paid annual leave per month
10 hours of paid sick leave per month
Retiree Medical Insurance Contribution
Social Security Taxes/Medical Taxes

Correctional officers learn
self-confidence and leadership
skills while enhancing public safety.

Available Job Areas:
Custody, Maintenance, Administrative
Staff, Parole Officers, Classification,
Medical Providers, Teachers, Food
Service and Mental Health Services

For more information about available
jobs and to contact our facility directly.
You may also Apply Online.
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About the Facility

Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center

ERDCC (Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center) is a Medium/Maximum Level, 3,000+ bed facility located on 213 acres, approximately one mile east of Highway 67 on Highway K in Bonne Terre, Missouri, which serves as the reception facility for male offenders committed by the courts in Eastern Missouri. The perimeter of the facility encompasses 76 acres, which has 19 buildings, including four reception and diagnostic housing units, one minimum security housing unit, six general population housing units, a building housing a gym, chapel, education, library, and general population medical unit, an industries building, a building that houses reception and diagnostic intake, food service, medical, records, psychology and custody supervisory offices. In addition, our administration building houses all administrative offices, the officers’ assembly room, visiting entrance, main control center entry and armory.

Our Vision

A Safer Missouri and the Standard of Excellence in Corrections
We desire to be the standard of excellence in the field of corrections.
Through innovation and collaboration, we want to embrace changes that better serve
Missouri communities impacted by criminal behavior and achieve a safer State

Our Mission

The Missouri Department of Corrections supervises and provides rehabilitative services to adult offenders
in correctional institutions and Missouri communities to enhance public safety.