Utah Department of Corrections


Utah Department of Corrections


As one of the State’s largest agencies, we are constantly on the lookout for high-character people who want to make a difference in our communities.

If you are someone who is attracted to law enforcement but wants a more hands-on career, please consider us! Few careers in public safety can match the wide variety of experiences available at the Utah Department of Corrections.

Opportunities for Correctional Officers range from working for the Division of Institutional Operations, which provides security at the two state prisons, to working for Adult Probation and Parole, which supervises more than 17,000 offenders in the community.

A brief overview of each division:

The Division of Prison Operations provides general security for the Utah State Prison and the Central Utah Correctional Facility. Officers also may be involved in inmate work programs, educational programs, Culinary, transportation, medical, inmate release, etc.

Adult Probation and Parole agents work directly with offenders who are on probation or parole in the community. They monitor compliance with conditions set by the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole and work with offenders to help them become law-abiding members of the community. That may include helping offenders line up schooling, jobs and housing.

Our Programming Division employees help inmates develop Case Action Plans that provide a blueprint for what they need to accomplish while incarcerated — whether that is earning a high school diploma or completing substance abuse treatment.

Utah Correctional Industries provides real-world work experiences for inmates, allowing them to develop job skills, a work ethic and earn money while in prison.

If you qualify, we’ll put you through the Training Academy. From there, certified staff have many opportunities for career advancement.

Not interested in being a Correctional Officer? We have many positions for Utahns with other skills and interests — from nurses, electricians and accountants to researchers and executive assistants.

Most of our jobs offer a full State benefits package, including health insurance, paid holidays, paid vacations and retirement savings.


Department of Corrections Current Job Opportunities 

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Contact The Department of Human Resources with any Job/Career related questions

The Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) is committed to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities, as well as other federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities. Under the ADA and its amendments, a person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. A substantial impairment is one that significantly limits or restricts a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, performing manual tasks, walking, or caring for oneself.

The Utah Department of Corrections is also committed to ensuring that all visitors and inmates, including those with disabilities, are able to access and use all of our programs, services, and activities.  

The ADA Department Coordinator manages all aspects of compliance for the following groups of people:


  • Access to programs, services, and activities
  • Auxiliary aids for effective communication


  • Accessible facility visiting areas
  • Auxiliary aids for effective communication


  • Accessible facility event space
  • Reasonable accommodations during training

CONTACT THE UTAH Department of corrections ADA COORDINATOR:

  • To request a reasonable accommodation
  • To report accessibility problems/issues at any UDC facility or office
  • To report difficulty accessing any portion of the UDC website using adaptive technology
  • To request UDC information in an alternative format
  • To file a complaint of discrimination based upon disability

Alex Muller, ADA Department Coordinator  
14717 S. Minuteman Drive
Draper, UT 84020
Email: amuller@utah.gov
Phone: 385-253-1603

* Incarcerated individuals must go through UDC ADA accommodation request process as outlined in UDC policy.


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Please contact Kaitlin Felsted, public information officer,
for data related to the Utah Department of Corrections at kefelsted@utah.gov or 801-560-7608.

The Utah Department of Corrections routinely captures images of residents, employees, and visitors for security and identification purposes. While the Department is not currently doing so, these images may be used in conjunction with facial recognition technology.

To learn more about governmental use of facial recognition software, please visit the Utah State Legislature's website: https://le.utah.gov/~2021/bills/static/SB0034.html


Updated: May 6, 2021