Join the NDCS Family

Join the NDCS Family

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) offers more than 150 job classifications and 2,300 career opportunities. People who choose NDCS come from a variety of school and career backgrounds from criminal justice, health and wellness, manufacturing, food service, banking, military, construction and everything in-between.

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Read about the many careers available at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.


Criminal Justice


"No matter what the position, there is always something more to learn. Every day is different."


- Cpl. Stark, Security Team

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Health Services & Behavioral Health

"Our clinic has a skilled nursing facility, x-ray machine, conducts eye exams, dental checkups and treats patients with mental health needs."

- Michelle McAlevy, Licenced Practical Nurse (LPN)

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Food Services

"It’s very different than what I expected. We are more rehabilitation-focused. I've loved working here."



- Sam Foster, Food Service Manager

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Facility Operations

"I enjoy repairing things and making the facility more efficient. I also enjoy teaching the inmates new job skills to help them become more successful."


- John Kowalski, Facilities Maintenance Leader

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Administrative Professionals

"I believe what I really do is build bridges of communication between people. I feel part of the team here at NDCS and I truly make a difference."


- Estela Finn, NDCS Interpreter/Translator

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"Teaching at a facility is different than what people might think. Our students are so grateful for the educational opportunities we give them."



- Josh Murtaugh, NDCS Teacher

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Want to see more? Read about our NDCS Team Member Spotlights here and watch these videos from some of our amazing teammates!