These days, many high school graduates are feeling the pressure. They see their friends making plans to go to college or vocational school, but that isn’t necessarily their thing. Low-wage hourly jobs provide no security and no benefits – never mind a career path for advancement.
Serving as a corrections officer is meaningful work. The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) is dedicated to building a safer community through courage, commitment, and compassion, and our officers take pride in their work. Working as a corrections officer with MDC can be the ticket to a higher quality of life.
A career with MDC provides stability and a living wage; enough to support a family without taking on a second job. MDC also provides generous benefits to our corrections officers, including healthcare, paid vacation, and flexible hours. Health benefits include a gym membership at many of Albuquerque’s fitness centers. We also have an on-site fitness center available to all our employees. We are committed to the physical and mental health of our hard-working officers.
MDC also provides a number of opportunities to advance your career. Once your foot is in the door, you may apply for a number of specialty jobs and leadership positions
If you’re at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED, and the desire to improve your life while benefiting your community, you have the opportunity to join this noble cause. Committing to a career in corrections today can open up doors for you tomorrow.