Joining the Department of Corrections opens up a world of career paths and opportunities. We are also hiring for several non-CO positions, which you can view here.

Once you complete all parts of the hiring and training process, you’ll graduate from a Corrections Officer Trainee to a fully-certified Corrections Officer (CO).

That’s where you’ll start – but it’s up to you where you want to end up!

As a Corrections Officer, there are multiple units where you can work. If you want to switch up your work environment, or learn something new, you’ll have options to gain diversified experience as a CO:

  • Housing Units
  • Special Housing Unit (SHU)
  • Transitional Housing/Community Corrections
  • Secure Psychiatric Unit/Residential Treatment Unit
  • Perimeter Security
  • Tower Security
  • Transportation
  • Property
  • Reception & Diagnostics
  • Mail Room/Visiting Room
  • Training Bureau

Or, you can pursue participation in one of our specialty teams:

  • Special Emergency Response Team (SERT)
  • Honor Guard
  • Field Training Officer (FTO)

For some, working as a Corrections Officer may be the first step to a broader career and promotional path within the Department of Corrections. As you gain experience as a CO, you may consider opportunities in these other areas:

  • Probation & Parole District Offices
  • Community Corrections
  • Investigations
  • Medical and Forensics Services

In addition to the different units available, as a Corrections Officer you have the opportunity to seek promotions and rise through our ranks:

The Department of Corrections has many opportunities outside of law enforcement roles, including but not limited to:

  • Nursing & Behavioral Health
  • Counseling & Case Management
  • Administration
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Victim Services
  • Shop Management
  • Food Services
  • Facilities Maintenance

Current Non-Corrections Officer Openings

We are currently hiring for the following non-CO positions. Click on the title for a job description and how to apply.

Sr. Psychiatric Social Worker

State of New Hampshire Department Of Corrections
Division of Medical and Forensics
NH State Prison for Men-Concord

Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm with 1/2 hour unpaid lunch
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Position number(s): #19559, #12872, and #12984 (Sex Offender Treatment)

(An additional $1300.00 is paid for Hazard Duty which is not included in the salary noted above)

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Corrections-Division of Medical and Forensics has a full time vacancy for Sr. Psychiatric Social Worker.

SUMMARY
To plan, organize and supervise the scope and delivery of social work services and programs for offenders in the NH Department of Corrections, working in close and immediate contact with prisoners on a daily basis while maintaining security.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform a complicated, detailed and involved assessment of a highly professional nature to gather sensitive background material from offenders, family members, service providers, schools, guardians, legal professionals as indicated, as well as reading past clinical records to formulate a comprehensive psychosocial assessment in order to make clinical recommendations for interventions and aftercare needs.
  • Supervise/train other clinical staff, unit counselors, students and volunteers in recognizing mental illness and suicide prevention as well as other areas of the mental health delivery system.
  • Conduct mental health initial interviews which include review of potential suicidality, history of substance abuse and use of mental health services and assign mental health scores in order to receive appropriate care for offenders utilizing the correctional mental health system.
  • On the basis of an in-depth comprehensive psychosocial assessment, develops treatment goals, implements offender and family related interventions, as indicated, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team and is responsible for ensuring that an ongoing discussion of discharge issues occurs with all the stake holders.
  • Provide crisis intervention services including suicide assessments. Utilize interventions consistent with current research relevant to developmental, cultural and age/disability-specific needs. Gather information to analyze the efficacy of interventions and documents this in the clinical record.
  • Consult with housing unit staff at the prison facilities to ensure continuity of care.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement activities including participation in Performance Improvement teams to analyze our treatment practices, organizational structures, in order to enhance services and align with current best practices.
  • Develop and participate in Mental Health Unit policy review to develop procedures for offenders/patients.
  • Establish and maintain highly sensitive contacts with a wide range of community agencies. Advocate to service providers and appropriate agencies to ensure that necessary community supports are available to facilitate development of an optimum discharge plan, which may include residential placement, return to general prison population, or other appropriate settings. The nature of these contacts requires exercise of considerable judgment and sensitivity, as the outcome can affect quantity and quality of services provided to patients and/or offenders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from a college or university approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

Experience: Five years’ experience involving psychiatric social work (mental, emotional or behavioral disorders) prior or subsequent to obtaining the graduate degree with at least two years in a supervisory capacity.

License/Certification: Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must be licensed as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the State of New Hampshire or eligible for licensure through reciprocity in the State of New Hampshire.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Successful completion of the Corrections Academy and continuing Certification as correctional line personnel as established by the certifying authority.

For further information, please contact Linda McDonald, HR Specialist at: (603) 271-5645 or by email at: Linda.Mcdonald@doc.nh.gov


Clinical Mental Health Counselor – LADC Required

NH Department of Corrections
Division of Medical and Forensics
NH Correctional Facility for Women and NH State Prison for Men Concord

Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm with ½ hour unpaid lunch
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Wage scale range: $46,761.00 to $55,555.50
Position number(s): #44262 (Womens); #40190 (Mens); # 42241 (Mens)

(An additional $1300.00 is paid for Hazard Duty which is not included in the salary noted above)

SUMMARY
To assess psycho-social information and provide clinical programmed alcohol and substances abuse treatment to incarcerated inmates in a correctional setting. Working in close and immediate contact with prisoners on a daily basis and responsible for security.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct clinical intake assessments of referred offenders/patients for purpose of determining clinical goals and making recommendations for treatment and discharge.
  • Develop a Psychiatric Treatment Plan and Treatment Plan Review for a Master Treatment Plan with collaboration between multiple clinical disciplines for specific problems, goals, objectives, and interventions for effective integrated treatment.
  • Develop, research and implement Group Therapies and determine most appropriate type of group interventions for the alcohol and substance abuse population.
  • Provide individualized therapeutic interventions for purpose of meeting specialized treatment goals.
  • Performs a detailed and involved Bio psychosocial history/LADC Evaluation on offender/patient to gather sensitive background material from offenders, family members, service providers, schools, guardians, legal professionals as indicated as well as reading past clinical records to formulate a comprehensive psychosocial assessment focused on their substance use needs. In order to make clinical recommendations for inpatient interventions and aftercare needs.
  • Conducts discharge planning using all available data, including development of an individualized plan to ensure ongoing progress toward discharge and establishing arrangements for appropriate and seamless aftercare.
  • Manages individual offender/patient cases to ensure all required documentation is complete and provides testimony and/or information on an individual to the courts as needed.
  • Prepares clinical evaluations and reports for the Department of Corrections and outside agencies to assess treatment progress and needs.
  • Provides input into treatment policies as they are reviewed to develop procedures for offenders/residents and participates in organizational maintenance and professional development training.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Master’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in mental health counseling or in a related field with a concentration in psychology or counseling.
  • Experience: Three years of post-Master’s experience in the field of mental health counseling OR three years of pre-Master’s experience in the field of mental health counseling under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional OR a combination of these two options, totaling three years of experience.
  • License/Certification: Licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC).

Special Requirements: Successful completion of the Corrections Academy and continuing Certification as correctional line personnel as established by the certifying authority.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: the supplemental job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

For further information please contact Linda McDonald, HR Specialist at: (603) 271-5645 or by email at: Linda.Mcdonald@doc.nh.gov

Click here to apply.

Dental Assistant

NH Department of Corrections
Division of Medical and Forensics
Northern NH Correctional Facility – Berlin

Hours: 37.5 hours Weekly, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm with ½ hour unpaid lunch
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Wage Scale Range: $29,152.50 to $33,871.50
Position number(s): #41486

(An additional $1300.00 is paid for Hazard Duty which is not included in the salary noted above)

SUMMARY
To maintain dental instruments and equipment and to assist a dentist in implementing standard dental procedures, working in close and immediate contact with prisoners on a daily basis while maintaining security.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Orders dental supplies to endure proper inventory levels.
  • Sterilizes dental instruments and surrounding work areas in order to maintain current infectional control standards.
  • Prepares and files patient case histories, dental charts and treatment records in order to keep current the dental status and needs of inmate patients.
  • Prepares filling materials for use by dentist in patient treatments.
  • Schedules patient visits and notifies units of pending appointments so that an orderly flow of patients can be treated in a systematic fashion.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education:  Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
  • Experience:  One year’s experience as a Dental Assistant.
  • License/Certification:  Eligibility for certification by the American Dental Assistants Association.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Successful completion of the Corrections Academy and continuing Certification as correctional line personnel as established by the certifying authority.

For further information, please contact Linda McDonald, HR Specialist at: (603) 271-5645 or by email at: Linda.Mcdonald@doc.nh.gov

Click here to apply.

Electrician Supervisor II

Correctional Line Electrician Supervisor II

Position number(s): #12940

SCOPE OF WORK:
Performs installation and repairs, and has knowledge of the Codes related to the electrical trade for the NH Department of Corrections and performs related work as required, working in close and immediate contact with prisoners on a daily basis, having responsibility for security.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Provides security, training and supervision for inmate maintenance workers in the electrical trade.
  • Supervises inmate workers in the installation of electrical systems and repairs electrical deficiencies while insuring that all work is in accordance with applicable codes.
  • Prepares cost quotes, estimates and maintains a supply of frequently used electrical parts in stock for the purpose of completing repairs.
  • Possesses the knowledge that enables him/her to write detailed specifications for electrical systems and has the ability to read blue prints and schematics.
  • Responsible for the operation of the maintenance, electrical shop which includes the promotion of the safe use of tools and equipment.
  • Requires physical effort in intermittent standing, walking, stooping and climbing involving occasional strenuous positions with work being performed under a variety of climatic conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: High School diploma, G.E.D., or its equivalent, plus a standard apprenticeship under a Master Electrician.

Experience: Three years experience as a licensed journeyman Electrician, including two years as a supervisor.

License/Certification: Licensure as a Master Electrician and possession of Commercial driver’s license for class C vehicles if required for performing electrician duties.

Special Requirements: Successful completion of the Corrections Academy and continuing Certification as correctional line personnel as established by the certifying authority.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:
The supplemental job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.


DENTAL ASSISTANT

NH Department of Corrections
Division of Medical and Forensics
Northern NH Correctional Facility – Berlin

Hours: 37.5 Hours Weekly, between the hours of 8am and 5pm with ½ hour unpaid lunch
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Wage Range: $29,152.50 to $33,871.50
Position number: #41486

(An additional $1300.00 is paid for Hazard Duty which is not included in the salary noted above)

SUMMARY
To maintain dental instruments and equipment and to assist a dentist in implementing standard dental procedures, working in close and immediate contact with prisoners on a daily basis while maintaining security.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Orders dental supplies to endure proper inventory levels.

Sterilizes dental instruments and surrounding work areas in order to maintain current infectional control standards.

Prepares and files patient case histories, dental charts and treatment records in order to keep current the dental status and needs of inmate patients.

Prepares filling materials for use by dentist in patient treatments.

Schedules patient visits and notifies units of pending appointments so that an orderly flow of patients can be treated in a systematic fashion.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: One year’s experience as a Dental Assistant.

License/Certification: Eligibility for certification by the American Dental Assistants Association.

Special Requirements: Successful completion of the Corrections Academy and continuing Certification as correctional line personnel as established by the certifying authority.

For further information, please contact Linda McDonald, HR Specialist at: (603) 271-5645 or by email at: Linda.Mcdonald@doc.nh.gov