A program within the Department of Corrections' Reentry Division, Correctional Industries (CI) operates job training programs for incarcerated individuals. Job training and experience build a solid foundation for successful integration into Washington communities. Whether the work is inside a prison or in an administrative office, CI’s professional employees experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which incarcerated individuals learn to make better choices that contribute to a safer society and positively transform lives. If you believe yourself to have a heart for public service, then you are strongly encouraged to apply for one of our dynamic careers!

Supervisors & Mentors

The role of supervisor and mentor go hand in hand at CI. In the supervisor role, staff direct work on the production floor, set performance expectations, provide feedback and hold workers accountable. Taking supervision to the next level involves providing support to help the workers develop and learn. As mentors, CI staff are not only teaching workers specific technical skills that will enhance their employability, they are also acting as role models to help them learn or enhance professional behaviors. Professional rapport and supportive engagement between staff and workers creates a work environment focused on fostering and encouraging positive change.


Classroom training is an important part of the CI work experience. In addition to supervising and mentoring workers, many CI staff are also trained instructors. CI instructors hold various positions within CI, from supervisor assistant to industries manager. Certification is voluntary and can include both training for trainers in specific classroom courses such as, cognitive behavior training or ServSafe® food handlers training. Instructors and workforce development specialists work hand-in-hand to ensure workers receive necessary training while maintaining daily production schedules. Through our dedicated network of strong instructors, CI is able to provide a comprehensive work experience to our workers.


Leaders have the ability to guide others in the achievement of goals and to inspire them to find continued success. While daily production goals are tangible achievements, our true goal is to inspire positive change and motivate a drive for success in our workers. Everyday over 450 CI employees lead our workers toward the ultimate achievement – successful reentry into their communities.

The Ideal Candidate

Correctional Industries (CI) is an equal opportunity employer searching for qualified employees with varied backgrounds and skills, and features many exciting and rewarding Career Opportunities. The CI program operates businesses in 12 correctional facilities across the state of Washington and offers many employment opportunities for advancement, the ability to change career paths without changing employers, and the chance to live in a wide range of communities, located in one of the country's most desirable states. The Department of Corrections provides all the basic training necessary to work in a correctional setting, as well as more specialized training after you are on the job, and offers a great benefits package that includes:

  • Family medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 12 days paid sick leave per year
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Retirement plan
  • Group life insurance plan
  • Tuition waiver at state colleges and universities
  • Complete compensation package
  • Up to 25 days paid vacation per year
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Deferred compensation
  • Dependent Care Assistance Program
  • 21 days paid military leave
  • Stable employment
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program
  • Moving expenses paid for hard-to-fill positions

How to Apply

Step 1: Search For Jobs

  1. Go to www.governmentjobs.com
  2. Search for a job opening and click on a job's title to view.
  3. Click the “Apply” button when you’re ready to begin your application process.

Step 2: Sign In or Create An Account

  1. Click “Create an Account”, or log in if you already have a password.
  2. Enter your email and choose a password.
  3. Answer the security question and click the “Create” button.

Step 3: Complete Your Application

  1. Select "upload a resume" from your computer or transfer your LinkedIn profile. Alternatively, you may click the “Skip this step” button to fill in your information manually.
  2. Complete the contact information, personal information, and preferences sections, and click the “Next” button to proceed.
  3. Complete the work history, education, and references sections (additional information is optional), and click the “Next” button to proceed.
  4. Upload any relevant documents in the attachments section (resume, cover letter, license etc.), and click the “Next” button to proceed.
  5. Complete the questions section and click the “Proceed to Review” button.
  6. Review your application to ensure that all required information is included, and click the “Proceed to Certify and Submit” button.
  7. On the following screen, click the “Accept & Submit” button. A confirmation notice will appear on-screen and also be sent to your email.

Looking for Help?

For questions about a position, please contact the recruiter listed at the bottom of the posting. For questions about recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email CI's Human Resource Support, or go online to www.careers.wa.gov. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 1.800.833.6388 or 7-1-1.

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