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101 Criminal Justice Jobs Resources

There are thousands of job search websites on the Internet. But, where should you look for criminal justice jobs?

We’ve compiled a list of 101 criminal justice job resources to help you narrow your search.

General Job Websites

  • Monster.com – Because Monster.com is a general job search engine, you will want to narrow your results. In the job title window, type criminal justice and use the drop-down menu to find specific openings. Create a profile and resume to use for multiple applications, but remember to send targeted cover letters for better results.
  • indeed.com – Indeed.com is a general job search engine. You can narrow results by typing ‘Criminal Justice’ in search bar, as well as a desired location.
  • Simply Hired – Simply hired allows you to search by keyword and location to hone in the right job for you. The site is easy to use with a simple layout.
  • Career Builder – Career builder offers the basic keyword and location search as well as many other options. You can search by category, post a resume, and access other resources.
  • Higher Ed Jobs – Higher Ed Jobs allows you to search by location, type of job, as well as by company name. It is simple and easy to use.
  • Jobing.com – Heavy on the location aspect of the traditional job search website, Jobing provides a helpful platform for searching through job listings.
  • Insidecareerinfo.com – This site provides a description of careers in the criminal justice realm, linking to schools in the field.
  • Federalgovernmentjobs.us – This website allows users to search for government jobs. It has a basic layout that helps you to narrow your search to the criminal justice field.
  • Best Jobs USA – This website allows users to find a job in their desired field by searching by category, location, and keywords.
  • JobJournal.com – This site acts as a magazine of sorts, with classifieds for open positions across the nation.
  • Careeronestop.com – “Pathways to career success” is this site’s motto, providing many pathways and resources to allow you to find the best job for you.
  • Craigs List – One of the largest listings of classifieds in the United States, Craigslist enables users to search by location, position type, and many other factors.
  • Job.com – This site follows the traditional format of job search sites: Plug in your desired job and location and away you go.
  • Job Central – Brought to you by the National Labor Exchange, this site allows you to search for a job anywhere in the country while offering many other resources and educational information.
  • JuJu – JuJu claims that it is a “smarter job search” for those looking for positions of all types.
  • NationJob – Nation Job allows a user to hone in on their desired location to find a job in their immediate area. It also allows you to search by community, industry, or specific employer.
  • Military Times Edge – Military Times Edge is a job listing site that allows users access to classifieds in the private security realm as well as resources such as resume and cover letter help.
  • Job-Engine – Job Engine has a no-frills job search engine that allows users to search by type of position desired as well as location.
  • Jobs to Careers – Jobs to Careers provides a standard job search layout by location and type of job desired.
  • Glassdoor – Glassdoor allows a user to search for jobs based on location and type of job, as well as to explore specific companies and firms for open positions.
  • Careerjet.com – Career Jet is a job search platform in the traditional “what” and “where” format boasting 13 million jobs published in the United States.
  • LinkedIn – LinkedIn is the world’s largest career-focused social network allowing users to search for jobs by type, as well as specific companies and employers.

Government Agencies and State Career Resources

  • IRS – The official job listing site of the Internal Revenue Service hosts a list of all open positions within the government branch along with information about the roles of the IRS and individual positions.
  • DEA – The official job listing site of the Drug Enforcement Agency hosts a list of all open positions within the government branch along with information about the roles of the DEA and individual positions.
  • U.S. Department of Justice – The official job listing site of the Department of Justice provides a listing of open positions within the government branch as well as a resource for more information about the duties and mission of the department.
  • FBI jobs – FBI jobs allows you to search for job openings by type of position. The site also provides information on how to prepare for a career with the FBI.
  • Mass.gov – The Massachusetts state website allows you to research job openings in the state. By clicking on the ‘education and jobs’ tab, you can then search by type of job desired.
  • Maine.gov – This site lists available criminal justice jobs in the state of Maine.
  • NewYork.gov – Criminal justice jobs in the state of New York are listed on this site.
  • Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council – This Vermont site lists employment opportunities for law enforcement officers as well as resources for those looking to gain training in law enforcement.
  • California Jobs – California’s job resource allows you to search by job title or department to find employment opportunities.
  • JobStar – This site allows you to find a job in governmental branches in Northern California.
  • USAJobs – USA Jobs lets you search by “what” and “where” to find a government job that best suits your needs.
  • CalJobs – This database of jobs in California allows users to utilize many techniques to find the job right.
  • New York City Jobs – This government site maintains listings of all the job openings in New York City, which includes open positions in the field of corrections.
  • Los Angeles Jobs – This site allows you to search positions in Los Angeles County by entering the field in which you are seeking employment. Law enforcement and security positions are listed, as well as many other criminal justice related fields.
  • Illinois Jobs – This government site allows you to search through all listings within the state of Illinois. By clicking on the Job Postings button, you can sift through open positions by entering information relevant to the type of job, salary, and locations desired.
  • Miami-Dade Jobs – This government agency website has all the information needed to explore a career in the Miami-Dade area. The site provides users with resources necessary to attain personal assistance in finding the right career in the Florida county.
  • Houston Jobs – This Houston, Texas, government arm provides a site-visitor with the information and resources necessary to begin a career in the Houston area. With an easy-to-use job search function, users can get started finding their desired position right away.
  • Pennsylvania Jobs – Pennsylvania’s largest listing of open positions on one site, employment.pa.gov allows you to search open positions by city, county, and desired position type by entering the keywords to find the perfect job.
  • Ohio Jobs – This government-maintained site provides the most comprehensive listing of open jobs in the state of Ohio. With many other resources and search options, careers.ohio.gov is a great way for residents of the “Buckeye State” to find a criminal justice-related position.
  • Texas Jobs – This site is supported by Texas.gov and provides a large listing of open positions for anyone looking to attain employment in Texas. The site requires you to register with a valid area code to find the nearest employment options.
  • Michigan Jobs – Michigan’s job listing resource allows users many ways to search for a desired position in their state. The site is easy to navigate and offers many positions in the criminal justice, law enforcement, and corrections realm.
  • Georgia Jobs – This government site provides an easy-to-navigate resource in their job posting section. By clicking on the Job Search tab, you can navigate the open listings to narrow searches down by field. The site provides many listings in the corrections, law enforcement, and security field.
  • Atlanta Jobs – The leading site for job listings in Atlanta, this site requires users to register a user ID to scan through all of the available openings in Georgia’s capital city.
  • San Diego Jobs – This government site is not just a job listing page but a resource. It provides users with one-stop shopping for obtaining employment in the city of San Diego (including postings in law enforcement, corrections, private security, and legal services).
  • New Jersey Jobs – New Jersey’s official listing of state jobs, this site provides information and applications for open positions in the state in law enforcement, juvenile corrections, corrections, and security.
  • North Carolina Police Jobs – This site  lists North Carolina’s law enforcement jobs throughout the state. The site allows users to search by county for open positions. Some navigation through the site will lead to positions in other areas of justice and corrections.
  • Virginia Jobs – This Virginia government site essentially serves as a middleman between those searching for employment and the appropriate staffing resource. The site gives visitors information on who to contact for certain types of positions.
  • MyFlorida Jobs – “The Official Portal of the State of Florida,” this site has a comprehensive list of many online resources for finding a job in the “Sunshine State.” The site links out to other employment sites depending on the type of employment sought.

Criminal Justice Job Websites

  • 911hotjobs.com – 911 Hot Jobs as a job search resource for those exploring the fields of law enforcement, fire fighting, and EMS. In addition, the site provides test materials and links to schooling options for each of these fields.
  • Corrections.com – Corrections.com allows you to search for job openings in the corrections field. This includes openings for entry-level positions as well as intermediate and advanced-level corrections jobs.
  • CourtJobs.org – CourtJobs allows you to find a career path by searching through many different criminal justice fields such as corrections officer and court reporter. The site follows the traditional “what” and “where” search boxes to allow users to find their desired match.
  • iHireSecurity.com – IHireSeurity applies the basic job search format to the more specific field of private security. The site allows you to narrow searches down by selecting job types that range from “asset protection manager” to “patrol” and everything in between.
  • JobCop.com – JobCop allows you to find available positions in law enforcement within your state. The site is a no-frills resource for job seekers across the United States.
  • LawJobs.com – Law Jobs allows you to find a job within the legal realm by utilizing a traditional job search structure. Yet, Law Jobs has many options to narrow the search down by specialty.
  • Criminal Justice Jobs Help – This site lists over 3,000 available criminal justice jobs in the United Sates. It has a straightforward, easy-to-use layout.
  • LawEnforcementJobs.com – Law Enforcement Jobs is a very informative website that provides many resources to those interested in a career in law enforcement. The site allows you to search for job listings online, as well as the option to subscribe to a career newsletter.
  • LPJobs.com – LP Jobs focuses on helping users find a career in the field of loss prevention. The site provides job search resources for employers and potential employees, as well as a magazine offer for further information on the security sector.
  • Martindale – Martindale’s career center offers many resources for those exploring “Legal Jobs for Attorneys, Paralegals, In-House Counsel and Legal Professionals.”
  • PoliceEmployment.com – PoliceEmployment is host to an array of helpful information for anyone looking to pursue a career in law enforcement. In addition to job listings, the site offers academic information and the ability to learn more about each subsector of law enforcement.
  • RealPolice.net – RealPolice provides a bare-bones job search platform for anyone interested in law enforcement. The site is easy to use, but offers limited search tailoring.
  • TheBlueLine.com – The Blue Line is a police officer job listing site that show users exactly where the jobs are needed. By listing open police officer positions, site users can easily find an open job near them.
  • DiscoverPolicing.org – Discover Policing is a great resource for those looking to explore law enforcement as a career path. The site provides a great deal of information on what it is like to be a police officer, as well as a posting of open positions throughout the United States.

General Criminal Justice Websites

  • golawenforcement.com – Golawenforcement.com is dedicated to helping users find a job in law enforcement. The top navigation bar allows you to search all law enforcement-related jobs by position and location.
  • Paul’s Justice Page – Paul’s Justice Page provides job resources to those looking for a career in the criminal justice field. Resources are also listed with links to jobs sites and recommended reading for certain careers.
  • Petersons.com – Profiles of various jobs in the criminal justice field, including links to other educational and informational resources, are listed on this site.
  • Chron.com – This website lists many career possibilities in the criminal justice realm with additional resources for those looking to read up on related topics.
  • MyCriminalJusticeCareers.com – Lists possible careers for those considering the criminal justice field, as well as links to many criminal justice schools.
  • CorrectionsOne.com – CorrectionsOne welcomes users to the “#1 site for Corrections.” The site provides up-to-date news coverage on all stories in the corrections field, as well as other resources such as a jobs section and education information.
  • Corrections Corporation of America – Corrections Corporation of America is “America’s leader in partnership corrections.” The organization allows you to pursue career information via either email or phone as opposed to the traditional job search format.
  • HG.org – HG is mainly used as a resource for all things law related. Yet, the site also provides users with the ability to search for a legal- or criminal justice-related position by narrowing down the search to within their state.
  • Officer.com – Officer.com provides a listing of job opportunities throughout the United States, as well as the option for users to expand their search with the help of the CareerBuilder search tool. The site also offers many resources such as news and schooling information.
  • PoliceCareer.com – PoliceCareer offers a great deal of information regarding training and education standards for those looking to land a job in law enforcement. Site users also have the ability to pursue further information by calling the PoliceCareer hotline and speaking with a representative.

Private Security Firms

  • Aegis – Aegis is one of the world’s leading providers of security services. By visiting their “careers” page, you can investigate job openings in many areas of private security.
  • privatesecurityjobs.com – This site allows you to search for a position in a private security firm. You can use the site to search through job postings, or receive more information about schooling options and meetups of local private security workers and companies.
  • Privatemilitary.org – Private Military provides links and other resources to those looking for positions in private security work.
  • Private Security Jobs – This site acts as a resource for anyone interested in private security or military contracting. The site requires you to register an account to access its database of jobs and other resources.
  • Security Jobs on Demand – Security Jobs on Demand allows users access to a continuously updating list of available private security jobs in the United States.
  • PSU Bodyguards – PSU Bodyguards offers employment opportunities as a premiere bodyguard service in the United States.
  • Allied Barton – Allied Barton is one of the largest employers of private security personnel throughout the United States. This site lists positions available as well as a resource center for those looking to receive more information.
  • Amir Private Security – Amir Private Security says “our employees are our best asset.” Fill out a short questionnaire to find out if you qualify for a position as a private security officer.

Professional Organizations

  • American Criminal Justice Association – Joining this professional organization gives you access to the “best source of job resources on the Internet.” The association also holds job fairs in certain cities.
  • National Criminal Justice Association – NCJA offers many resources to those in the criminal justice field. Through the website, you can access current news and information on the criminal justice realm. Should a user choose to become a member, the benefits are much greater including access to local networks and career information.
  • Southern Criminal Justice Association – SCJA is a professional association designed to give members access to resources and opportunities needed to take full charge of their career in the criminal justice field.
  • American Society of Criminology – The ASC provides a resource to those in the criminology field. The site gives you access to job listings under the “employment” tab at the top.
  • American Corrections Association – The ACA serves as a tool for those in the field of corrections who wish to learn more about current issues, or take their career to the next level. The site offers a “job bank,” which any user can access as a resource to finding a job in his or her area.
  • American Jail Association – The AJA is a national nonprofit that supports the professionals who operate, or work closely with, our nation’s jails. The site offers a job posting section with current openings in the prison system.
  • American Probation and Parole Association – APPA is an association dedicated to the discussion and development of the probation and parole services in the United Staes and Canada. The site offers a “Career Center” resource for those looking to work in probation or parole careers.
  • American Society for Industrial Security International – ASIS is a professional organization with nearly 25,000 members who represent all corners of the American security field. Once a member, you will have access to the organization’s directories and career resources.
  • International Association of Women Police – IAWP is an organization dedicated to the education and advancement of women in law enforcement. Membership allows you access to job listings as well as a magazine and other education materials designed for women law-enforcement officers.
  • International Community Corrections Association – ICCA is a nonprofit that acts as the voice for residential and various community corrections programs. The site offers access to events and publications designed to spread the mission of the organization.
  • National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice – NABCJ is a “multiethnic, nonpartisan, nonprofit association of criminal justice professionals and community leaders dedicated to improving the administration of justice.” The site offers many resources designed to further minority representation in criminal justice leadership.
  • National Black Police Association – NBPA is a “nationwide organization of African American Police Associations dedicated to the promotion of justice, fairness, and effectiveness in law enforcement.” Membership ensures publications and discounts that allow for advancement in the realm of law enforcement.

Staffing Agencies

  • Encore staffing – Encore’s website allows you to search for a position by location and desired field. Searching requires some trial-and-error to match search terms.
  • Ace Boston – Ace Boston allows job seekers to search in a number of different ways including by position type and location. Ace also allows you to reach out to a representative to receive further information about a specific request.
  • Kelly Services – Kelly Services is a staffing agency with offices throughout the world. Jobs in the criminal justice and law realms can be found by typing “legal” in the search field. The site has a nice layout and is easy to use; yet, location searches are slightly less exact.

Jobs for Veterans

  • Military.com – Military.com offers an extensive listing of jobs targeted toward veterans, as well as a plethora of resources that can be used by anyone interested in military, criminal justice, or private security.

Other

  • About.com – About.com’s resources page is for those looking to work in criminal justice. This page lists many types of careers and the best way to land a job in each, including links to other helpful resources.
  • Ability Jobs – Dedicated to the employment of people with disabilities, Ability Jobs is the largest resume bank of job seekers with disabilities.
  • PJ Scout – This site enables a user to create a unique profile allowing for personalized and up-to-date job searching.
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