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To protect, to rehabilitate and to serve

Working with us

Apply to become a prison officer.Working with the Department of Justice (DOJ), you'll receive all the benefits attached to a government career: job security, competitive wages, flexible work arrangements, generous leave provisions, a supported work/life balance and additional benefits including:

  • subsidised housing in specified regional locations in the form of rental assistance through Government Regional Officers Housing (GROH) and the Home Ownership Subsidy Scheme (HOSS)
  • district allowances (PDF) which are an additional payment for staff working in specified regional locations
  • additional annual leave for staff working in specified regional locations
  • salary packaging - contact Smart Salary for more details.

Register your interest in becoming a prison officer.Working in DOJ, you'll constantly learn, face new challenges and negotiate changing circumstances.

Plus you'll be working with a team that's making a positive difference to the lives of others.

How to apply

We prefer applications to be submitted online via our job vacancies page.

You may also post your application.

Ensure you lodge your application on time.

Late applications will not be considered so allow plenty of time for any possible electronic or postal service delays that may occur when submitting your application.

Selection process

Our selection process is designed to ensure the most suitable people are selected for the job in accordance with the WA Public Sector Commission's Employment Standard.

For job opportunities available in the WA State Government, refer to the Getting a Job website.

Join our team

For a list of available positions, refer to the current vacancies in the Department.

Page last updated: 13-Jun-2019