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Information Technology

The mission of the Department of Corrections (DOC) is clear – to improve public safety by positively changing lives. Like DOC’s strategic plan, the Information Technology (IT) Strategic Plan (pdf) is intended to be a guide for moving IT forward in support of the agency’s mission. IT provides and supports secure, dependable, and high-quality technology and innovative solutions so that the agency can achieve its mission.

Managing the IT infrastructure for 12 prison facilities, 146 Community Corrections offices, and over 8,000 staff is no small task. As an IT professional at DOC, you’ll be presented with a wide variety of challenges, which is one of the things that our current staff enjoy most. As one IT staff member put it, "Every day is fun, fast, furious. You have plenty of variety in your position, you never know what to expect." This is a common sentiment among DOC IT staff and this variety comes with ample opportunity to explore and develop your own knowledge and skills.

Our IT department is organized into units including Cybersecurity, IT Operations, and IT Strategy and Planning. The majority of our IT positions are located at DOC Headquarters in Tumwater, a couple miles south of Olympia; however, there are a number of positions located at facilities throughout the state.

As an IT professional at DOC, you’ll enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that includes a retirement plan, medical and dental benefits, and generous paid leave and holidays, as well as promotional opportunities, flexible scheduling options, tuition assistance, and much more!

You’ll have opportunities to test your knowledge and skills in a number of different technologies and disciplines and you’ll be rewarded with the knowledge that your contributions have contributed to safer communities in Washington State.

Information Technology Units at DOC