Please join the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) on Wednesday, February 21, for a hiring workshop.

This free workshop is open to the public, and is designed to educate job seekers about immediate openings for several high-need positions at CDCR.  By attending, job seekers will have an opportunity to tour Ironwood State Prison, receive information about the job vacancies, including salary and benefits. Hiring authorities will be on site to provide assessment of qualifications, and assist with creating a State of California CalCareers account, which is needed to apply for a state job. CDCR will be recruiting new staff for both Chuckawalla Valley State Prison and Ironwood State Prison. Representatives at the fair will be ready to conduct interviews and possibly provide tentative job offers.

Tours of the institution are optional and are subject to security clearance. To request a tour, RSVP is required by February 9, 2018. Please call (760) 921-7559 for assistance.

CDCR employees play a vital role in fulfilling the Department’s mission to protect public safety. California’s prisons operate 24 hours a day and the vacant positions advertised at this event are vital to making sure that they are operating safely and efficiently.

Hiring workshop details:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Ironwood State Prison

19005 Wiley’s Well Road

Blythe, CA 92225

For additional information about the hiring workshop, please use the link to view the event flyer: CDCR Hiring Workshop

Open positions:

• Carpenters
$4,635 – $5,345 per month

$5,100 – $5,884 per month

• Electronics Technicians
$4,147 – $5,500 per month

• Groundskeepers
$3,232 – $3,867 per month

• Pest Control Technicians
$3,683 – $4,240 per month

• Plumbers
$4,954 – $5,715 per month

• Water & Sewer Plant Supervisors
$6,249 – $6,561 per month

*In addition to salary, you may become eligible for an annual retention bonus of $2,400.

Each job includes health, dental and vision benefits along with CalPERS retirement, paid time off, and salary advancement opportunities.

About State Jobs

The State of California has ongoing recruitment opportunities for various positions. By attending this workshop, applicants will receive information about growth-oriented careers at both Ironwood State Prison and Chuckawalla Valley State Prison in Blythe.

How to Arrive Prepared

Applicants should bring a valid state-issued government identification card and an updated resume. No denim, camouflage or red- or orange-colored clothing can be worn on the grounds of the institution. Cell phones and other hand-held electronic devices are prohibited inside the institution.


If you have any questions about the open positions or would like information about the minimum qualifications for each position, please call (760) 921-7559 or email your questions to