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Stay for a career.
Make a difference for a lifetime.

Are you looking for your purpose? Are you looking for a change in your career? You've found it! The Department of Corrections has a variety of positions such as Correctional Officers (and security job series), Probation & Parole Officers, Farm Managers, Educators, Maintenance, Social Work, Caseworkers, Administrative and many, many more!

Our opportunities are advertised in one of the following ways:
Competitive - Available to all job seekers
Promotional - Only available to current employees of the Commonwealth

How to apply for competitive positions:

  • Go to
  • For competitive job positions click on Corrections, Probation & Parole
  • Select the job title you want to apply for
  • Click the orange button "Apply Now" or Apply with LinkedIn
  • You will be required to create an account - or agree to the terms using LinkedIn
  • Then Start Your Application process!

If the job you are seeking is not listed here, you may also search "All Jobs" on the Careers.Ky.Gov home page.

Already a state employee? How to apply for promotional positions:

  • Go to Careers.Ky.Gov
  • Click on Already a State Employee
  • You will then be prompted to sign in to MyPurpose, use your state computer sign in information
  • Click Jobs button
  • Click on the box that says Keyword and enter the position you are looking for then click the search button
  • Once you see the position you want to apply for, click Apply Now on the right of the position
  • Then Start Your Application Process!

If you are a state employee without email access, please click here.

Employees who continue to have any problem accessing the system, please have them contact the KY online Gateway helpdesk at or call 502-564-0104 ext. 2, Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm EST.