Virginia Department of Corrections

About Virginia Department of Corrections

The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) is the largest state agency with more than 11,000 employees across the Commonwealth. We operate secure facilities and probation and parole offices to provide care and supervision for inmates under state custody. Virginia currently has the nation's second-lowest recidivism rate at 22.3 percent.

VADOC offers outstanding career opportunities in just about every occupation you can think of. We employ security staff, teachers, health care professionals, accountants, human resource professionals, building trades workers, and the list goes on and on.

We are in the business of helping people to be better! We offer outstanding benefits, learning and growth opportunities and an environment where all individuals achieve their full potential.

You are encouraged to check us out and become part of one of the premier correctional organizations in the Nation!


Energy and Sustainability Intern

August 2021 Harrisonburg, VA
“My supervisors and coworkers were all professional and kind, and I was able to gain ample experience while working remotely. It was challenging at times with school but it has been a great opportunity and I've learned a lot.”

Surveillance Officer

May 2019 - December 2019 Henrico, VA
“I loved that I wasn't confined to a desk all day long and that I was able to build rapport with clients.”
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