ODRC Personnel

CONTACT: Via email or 614-752-1140

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has openings available for career oriented individuals interested in the professional field of corrections. A variety of vocations exist, including: corrections officers, social workers, clerical support, psychologists, account clerks, librarians, maintenance, nursing, teachers, food service and other specialized services that are necessary to maintain our prison community.

Corrections officers make up the largest group of employees and provide services including supervision of inmates in living, dining and work areas as well as transportation of inmates. Corrections officers are assigned to one of three shifts, and have two consecutive days off each week.

The Division of Parole and Community Services also has a need for quality, career oriented individuals. Positions include parole officers, clerical support, parole program supervisors, Parole Board hearing officers and Parole Board members. Parole Officers in the field supervise probationers, parolees, or other offenders under the supervision of the Adult Parole Authority and provide counseling, employment referrals, and rehabilitation plans.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Corrections Officers

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is looking for dedicated security-minded criminal justice professionals to assume the responsibilities of Correction Officer.

The Correction Officer responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining control of the institution to provide for safety and security of the facility, inmates, staff, and general public by enforcing rules/regulations/policies and procedures
  • Supervise and direct inmate activity in assigned areas of the facility/institution
  • Assuring assigned area is clean, safe, and secure
  • Monitoring and operating security controls, equipment, and computers
  • Operation of automotive vehicles in perimeter security and the transportation of inmates
  • Conducting inmate counts, security rounds, and searches
  • Completes required reports and serves on committees
  • Prevents escapes or incidents which threaten security
  • When necessary, uses physical force, unarmed self-defense, firearms, or other force to detain or secure inmates

Excellent communication and people skills are absolutely required in adult correctional facilities. Productivity, adaptability, punctuality, and a strong sense of self-control are also necessary attributes of all employees.

This is a career opportunity with excellent wages and benefits.   Applications are accepted on-line at www.careers.ohio.gov.  Paper applications are NOT accepted.  

For additional information, please view our Frequently Asked Questions.

BE/BC Primary Care Physicians

We invite you to try a career in correctional medicine!  If you seek a challenge and enjoy a diverse patient load but would like to spend your evening and weekends with family and friends, then correctional medicine is for you!  Your primary duty is providing patient care, working collaboratively with clinical staff, allied health staff, and security staff.  There is no billing, insurance claims, or collections to burden you as a physician.  Much of our focus is devoted to disease management and the prevention of long-term complications utilizing nationally recognized treatment standards.  We have a long-term relationship with Wexner Medical Center as well as an extensive telemedicine system, which provide ready access to a high level of specialty support.    

Candidates must have a valid, non-restricted Ohio License.  Candidates must also be board certified or board eligible in family, emergency, or internal medicine.  For a complete position description, please visit the State of Ohio website atwww.careers.ohio.gov.

  • Competitive Pay
  • Monday - Friday schedule
  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Most sites eligible for up to $60K student loan repayment for full-time two year commitment.
  • Full and part time opportunities available
  • Malpractice Indemnification provided, occurrence type

Interested candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae via e-mail, fax, or U.S. Mail to:

Rhonda Johnson
Recruitment Coordinator
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH  43222
614-644-4959
Fax: 614-728-1196
Rhonda.Johnson@odrc.state.oh.us

Psychiatrists

We are actively seeking psychiatric providers to begin work in the Bureau of Mental Health Services providing psychiatric services to offenders incarcerated in correctional institutions.  Employees would be a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team, provide direct psychiatric care to offenders, and refer offenders for psychiatric hospitalization, among other duties.  Some clinical supervision may be required. Part-time positions are available.  Salary is negotiable based on qualifications, years of experience, institution acuity, and supervision requirements.

To be considered for employment, the following documentation must be completed and submitted: 

  • 1) Curriculum Vitae;
  • 2) Completed Application

Please contact:

Dr. Kathryn Burns, Bureau of Mental Health Services, at Kathryn.Burns@odrc.state.oh.us or 614-728-1974.   

Ohio Licensed Psychologists

Needed to provide mental health services to offenders with mental illness. Full-time civil service positions are immediately available in various institutions throughout the state. Employees would be a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team, conduct individual and group clinical interventions, administer and interpret psychological tests, conduct clinical risk assessments for the Parole Board, performs crisis assessments and interventions, provide training for clinical and correctional staff, and provide supervision to psychology assistants (if filling a supervisory position), among other duties. For employment questions and opportunities, contact Dr. Robyn Hoffman in the Bureau of Mental Health Services at 614-728-1682 or via e-mail at Robyn.Hoffman@odrc.state.oh.us.

Registered Nurses

Needed to provide clinical nursing services for the adult ambulatory offender population within Ohio’s prisons and medical facilities. Nursing opportunities available within the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) include sub-acute hospitalization care, chemotherapy, prenatal, end of life care, ambulatory care, and quality assurance. Employment with the DRC provides the professional nurse an opportunity to practice nursing in an autonomous environment while realizing a sound financial and retirement future. Nursing positions are available throughout the State of Ohio. For nursing employment opportunities contact the Bureau of Medical Services at (614) 752-1700 or click here for the State of Ohio job search.

Job Postings

Available positions at the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction are posted on the State of Ohio Job Search page.