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.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability

About the New Hampshire Department of Corrections

Our Mission: To provide a safe, secure, and humane correctional system through effective supervision and appropriate treatment of individuals, and a continuum of services that promote successful re-entry into society for the safety of our citizens and in support of crime victims.

Our Vision: As an integral part of the criminal justice system, our vision is to strengthen public safety by achieving excellence in correctional practices.