New job NDSP Correctional Officer in North Dakota

NDSP Correctional Officer

Company : North Dakota State Government
Salary : $3,178 - $3,421 a month
Location : North Dakota

Full Description

The ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is looking for individuals who are confident, assertive, independent, motivated, and act with integrity. Officers must use good judgment, utilize and rely on training to maintain composure in emergency situations, maintain constant awareness of their surroundings, work cooperatively with others as part of a team, communicate effectively, and follow-though with work assignments. If you truly want to make a difference, are excited by challenges and providing the best possible care to over 1,300 residents, and love working in a high-performing and constantly evolving environment, then this is the opportunity for you!

This position has a competitive starting salary of $3,178 - $3,421, and benefits package to include, state paid family health insurance (no monthly premium!), retirement, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave that begins to accrue on day one, and more. For more information on the state employee benefits package, go to www.nd.gov/ndpers and click on Active Members.

The DOCR mission: Transforming lives, influencing change, strengthening community.

Summary of Work


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Setting an example through role modeling and utilizing dynamic security elements by building a rapport with residents;
  • Observing, supervising, and accounting for assigned residents;
  • Maintaining logs, preparing reports, and making written records of incidents and rule infractions;
  • Escorting and transporting residents;
  • Inspecting and searching cells, residents, and visitors;
  • Responding to crisis situations which may require running and climbing stairs.
  • Operate specialized equipment such as two-way radios and firearms.

Minimum Qualifications


This position requires all of the following:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two years of work experience in corrections, security, law enforcement, or military police.

College level coursework may substitute for the work experience on a year for year basis.


To be considered for a position, applicants must possess certain basic skills, including the ability to:

  • Accurately observe and recall surroundings and events;
  • Communicate information clearly, concisely, and accurately, even in a crisis situation;
  • Read, write, understand, and apply written instructions in English;
  • Complete resident counts accurately and transcribe count data on paper;
  • complete basic computer related tasks;
  • Maintain focus and remain positive and composed during a crisis;
  • Make ethical and professional decisions.
  • Pass a Job Function physical and drug screening.
  • Pass a criminal background check.

If unable to find qualified applicants, we will consider filling as a Correctional Officer I with a monthly gross salary of $3,178.00. Requires a high school diploma or GED.

Application Procedures


All applications for open DOCR positions must be made via the Careers site, https://docr.nd.gov/careers . Paper submissions will not be accepted. Application materials must be received by 11:59 PM on the closing date listed above. Applicants may attach the following documents to the electronic application or bring the following documents to the interview:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcripts (if applicable)

Application materials must clearly explain how experience and education are related to the minimum qualifications and job duties.

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must upload a Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office.


Contact Alexis Archambault at 701-667-1411 or amarchambault@nd.gov for more information or assistance in the application or interview process.

Equal Employment Opportunity


The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.


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