NH Department of Corrections is hiring prison guards

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It takes a special kind of person to be a prison guard.

CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Corrections is hiring Corrections Officers for all of its correctional facilities.  Fifteen Corrections Officer Trainees made it through the application process, the screening and interview process, and the physical fitness test and will begin their careers with the start of the 107th Department of Corrections Academy on Monday, February 12, 2018.

Similar to other law enforcement pre-service training academies, the NHDOC Academy utilizes a combination of classroom lectures, hands-on training and simulated scenarios to prepare the employees to work in the specialized correctional environment each day.  It runs for nine weeks and will conclude with a graduation ceremony and the badging of the new Corrections Officers on April 13, 2018.

A correctional career requires a wide range of skills that are unique to the profession with many growth opportunities.  They will be certified in the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the use of firearms, Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray), New Hampshire law, and appropriate management and supervision of those in our custody.

But they learn many other important abilities that can help them grow in their careers such as proficient communication skills, behavioral health services, suicide prevention, and other tools that are transferable to other divisions within the Department.  They can remain a uniformed officer for the length of their public service or they can seek out exciting careers in education, medical care and behavioral health, administration, Probation/Parole, and many more as they will discover during the Corrections Academy.

The classes will be taught by senior members of the Department of Corrections staff as well as staff from the Police Standards and Training Council.

Upon graduation the employees will report to their assignments at the Department’s correctional facilities in Concord, Goffstown, and Berlin. Salary range is $34,424-$40,040, plus hazard pay. You can learn more here.


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