The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is expecting to hire 7,000 Correctional Officers by 2016.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is expecting to hire 7,000 Correctional Officers by 2016. Photo taken from 2015 recruitment video (below).

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation expects to hire 7,000 Correctional Officers by 2016.

The minimum qualifications to become a Correctional Officer are U.S. citizenship (or an application to become a U.S. citizen), must be 21 years of age at time of appointment, a high school diploma or GED, no felony convictions and must be eligible to own a firearm.

There are many benefits to working for the department, including excellent pay and health coverage, as well as promotion opportunities.

To learn more, and apply online, visit https://goo.gl/uMCFk6.

(Editor’s Note: Some websites may not be accessible from a CDCR computer.)

See the YouTube video,

Or watch it here,

mms://FDCMEDIA/OPEC/2015/RECRUIT_FINAL_2015.wmv

Read more on the Department’s effort to fill spots open due to retirements, http://www.insidecdcr.ca.gov/2015/01/cdcr-is-hiring-7000-correctional-officers/