Correctional Officer, POST

  • Full Time
  • Utah
  • $28.70 - $36.71 an hour USD / Year
  • Salary: $28.70 - $36.71 an hour

State of Utah

With a career in Law Enforcement as a Correctional Officer, you can earn a total possible compensation package valued up to $92,298.90 in the first year.
The Utah Department of Corrections is seeking individuals who can balance compassion with accountability while supervising offenders in our care and custody at various correctional centers in Salt Lake and Weber counties.
With a two year commitment as a Correctional Officer at UDC you will receive a $6000 Signing Bonus – (Salt Lake and AP&P locations ONLY).
Utah Department of Corrections Bonus Parameters: If hired by the Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) as a correctional officer to work at the Utah State Correctional Facility Salt Lake or one of the Community Correctional Centers, you will receive a $3,000 hiring bonus upon successful completion of the correctional officer training academy. On the 1 year anniversary of your hire date, you will receive a second $3,000 hiring bonus, for a total of $6,000. Acceptance of one or both of these bonuses requires you to commit to remain employed within the area of UDC that hired you throughout your 18-month probationary period.
Paid training through POST certification.
An amazing benefits package including health, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, and retirement plans.
No prior experience required.
Maintain safety and security of facilities as well as may career path opportunities in various areas like training, transportation, programming, CIRT, investigations, etc.
The department offers a contract buyout of up to $20,000 to qualified applicants that are currently working for another law enforcement agency. Contact the recruitment team for more info at
UDC now offers 1 for 1 years of service credit on our certified pay plan. The entry pay rate will increase for each prior year of Corrections or Law Enforcement experience. Please see our current pay plan rates below:

Job Title
Step 1

Correctional Officer

Initial testing consists of a physical fitness test. These tests will be held on:
The First and Third Wednesday each month at 7 AM or 5 PM (a session will be provided the last Saturday of each month at 7 AM).

Fred House Academy
14727 Minuteman Dr,
Draper, UT 84020
The minimum requirements for the physical fitness test are as follows:
Vertical Jump of 14.5″ or higher
Push-ups, 14 continuous (military style)
Plank, 30 seconds
1.5 Mile Run within 16 minutes 11 second or less

Meet SFO Standards
Meet POST Standards
Preference may be given to those who are currently in Public Safety.
Must be at least 19 years old before the Academy start date.

Academy Start Dates:
October 24, 2023
January 2, 2024
February 20, 2024
March 19, 2024
May 7, 2024
June 4, 2024
July 30, 2024
August 27, 2024
October 22, 2024
November 19, 2024
For more detailed information about the Utah Department of Corrections; we invite you to browse our website.

Supplemental Information
DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.

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