Careers in Corrections

Jump into a rewarding career.

NH DOC - Fulfilling Career

NH DOC - Fulfilling Career

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Jump into a rewarding career.

Many of our current Corrections Officers will tell you, they decided to apply because they were looking for something more than “just a job.” They were ready for a real career opportunity.

If most of your ideas about what a Corrections Officer does, or who typically works in our field, come from TV shows or movies, you’ll quickly realize how different our work actually is. Your role is really to keep everyone in your care safe, and to help people whenever you can. When you’re proud to put on your uniform and come to work, it gives you a feeling of true job satisfaction.

No matter your background or body type, you can thrive in this role with the right skills!

The top three traits we look for in our candidates are:

  • Strong work ethic: you’ll be part of a team where everyone is happy to pull their weight and work together.
  • Good communication skills: this is a job where you work with people, so if you can resolve conflicts through communication you will do well.
  • High moral & ethical values: it’s critical that every person under departmental control is treated fairly and humanely throughout each stage of our continuum of services.

About the New Hampshire Department of Corrections

Our Vision: To enhance public safety in New Hampshire via reduced recidivism. With a fully staffed workforce where everyone is professionally developed; where every individual is engaged in progressive rehabilitation; in state of the art facilities.

Our Mission: We reduce recidivism by providing safe, secure, humane supervision and evidence-based rehabilitation to enhance public safety in New Hampshire.

Core Values:
Dedication – We commit every day to doing difficult work, in a challenging environment, while maintaining professionalism and respect.
One Team – We achieve our best results while working together, and as part of cross-division efforts, in pursuit of our mission.
Courage – In the face of daily adversity, we demonstrate the physical and moral fortitude to use our authority appropriately and honestly.

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