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:

Inspects buildings and grounds for the fire and safety hazards; identifies and reports hazards; recommends/monitors necessary corrective action; establishes fire and disaster evacuation procedures in cooperation with department heads and the public fire department; instructs facility staff in the implementation of these procedures

Investigates accident and injury reports and makes recommendations to prevent future incidents; plans/coordinates/supervises fire and disaster drills; implements fire and safety requirements established by laws/regulations/codes and applicable accreditation and certification agencies

Coordinates safety activities; serves on facility safety committees; identifies and eliminates safety hazards; directs fire-fighting/evacuation/rescue operations during fires or other disasters; conducts training in basic fire-fighting tactics, operation of fire-fighting equipment, first aid, workplace safety and emergency procedures

Monitors construction projects for compliance with facility policies regarding the safety and security of residents/staff/the public; develops capital improvement recommendations to correct deficiencies in fire and safety standards; prepares and maintains records of recommendations and activities relating to the prevention/elimination of fire and safety hazards

Exercises independence/judgement/initiative in the performance of duties; receives general administrative direction; performs other related work as assigned

All you need for success:

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Fire Science, Industrial Safety, or a closely related field OR

Four or more years of experience in fire inspection, fire prevention, fire-fighting, and/or implementing overall workplace safety programs; AND possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of three years of the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit 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: $40,207.44 per year


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


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

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

Work Location: One location