- Strayer University - Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
The state of Oregon currently incarcerates just over 15,362 sentenced inmates in 14 prisons, 1 federal penitentiary, and an extensive county jail system. All facilities have a need for professional and assertive staff to fulfill a variety of front line correctional roles within each facility and all are maintained and funded through Oregon's State Department of Corrections. Some, like Oregon State Penitentiary are maximum security facilities, while most are medium to minimum containment. Though incarceration rates are slowly levelling off, a new approach to avoiding re-offense means that there will still be steady growth in correctional officer roles over the next ten years throughout the state and nationally; over this time period, the Oregon will be looking to hire an additional 262 personnel to their existing workforce as well as replacing employees who have retired, advanced, or left the field. Interested so far? Read further on our page for more information regarding employment opportunities for correctional officers in Oregon or apply through the Department of Corrections portal.