Why you’ll love this position:

A position in the Missouri Department of Corrections is more than a job. It’s a calling. Corrections employees transform lives, equipping Missourians in the criminal justice system with the skills they need to contribute to their communities, inside and outside our walls. More than 95 percent of people who enter the prison system ultimately are released. We want to make sure they’re good neighbors.

We offer great benefits!

Missouri State Employee Retirement System / Deferred compensation plan / Health insurance (medical, vision, dental for employees and family) / Paid life insurance / Long-term disability insurance / Cafeteria plan / Paid holidays / 10 hours annual leave per month / 10 hours sick leave per month / Uniforms provided when required / Pre-service and in-service training / Access to credit union / Direct deposit of paycheck (required) / Employee health, wellness and safety initiatives / MOST 529 College Savings Program

The Department of Corrections is the only State agency that currently offers a guaranteed 1% pay increase for every two years of service up to 20 years!

What you’ll do:

All you need for success:

Plans/supervises/participates in various phases of construction and repair work such as: installing and/or repairing electrical wiring and plumbing; replacing doors/windows/siding; building cement forms used in constructing or replacing concrete sidewalks/foundations/floors; repairing and/or installing new roofs; repairing broken windows and installing new windows; painting interior/exterior walls and other surfaces; building and repairing stone/brick walls and floors; repairing and replacing guttering and drain spouts

Supervises and participates in complex electrical work involving high voltage electrical systems; supervises and participates in installing, repairing and adjusting air conditioning, heating, and ventilating equipment

Instructs lower-level staff in the proper methods of operating and repairing air conditioning and heating systems

Implements a planned preventive maintenance and repair program; plans and organizes work; prepares time and material estimates; orders materials; maintains records of materials used; requisitions supplies and materials required for the operation of the maintenance department

Assigns offenders/offender crews specific jobs; checks the quality and quantity of work performed; resolves disciplinary problems and disputes

Receives general administrative direction; work is evaluated through inspections and performs other related work as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Two or more years of experience as a Maintenance Worker with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency OR

Six or more years of semi-skilled experience in building and/or plant maintenance work (not landscaping/grounds keeping work or custodial/cleaning work); and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency

HVAC/Electrical Specialties are preferred.

(Post-secondary training from and accredited vocational/career or technical school in one or more of the building, mechanical, or electrical trades may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required experience, at a rate of 30 earned credit hours, or 480 clock hours, for one year)

All requested documents MUST be received by the closing date listed.

The Missouri Department of Corrections is proud to have a tradition of promotion from within for employees looking for and seeking distinctive career paths. As you work for the department, we invite you to consider your goals and make choices to actively head toward them. We seek to recognize employees who serve with distinction.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $41,749.92 per year


  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan

Experience level:

  • 2 years


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift

Work setting:

  • Corrections
  • In-person
  • Office
  • Outdoor work

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Tipton, MO: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: One location