Build Your Career – Build Your Life

A job with Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) is not your usual 9 to 5. Our corrections officers are essential frontline workers who play an important role in maintaining public safety. They’re required to be on the job every day providing a valuable service to our community.

Getting accepted as a corrections officer at MDC is also tough. New candidates must complete a lengthy application process. Once they’ve made their way through the door, new hires undergo a rigorous training program. Completing the program demands commitment and determination.
Once candidates become corrections officers, they begin to enjoy the rewards of all their hard work. MDC offers the opportunity for a stable career with good pay, and comprehensive health benefits rarely found in the private sector. There is even an on-site fitness center to help officers stay in top shape on the job. We also have a generous pension plan to ensure financial security once they reach retirement.
MDC provides many opportunities for advancement. We offer tuition assistance and ongoing training, which can open up all sorts of other job opportunities in criminal justice. Unlike traditional law enforcement positions that require candidates to be at least 21 years old, MDC positions are open to any adult age 18 or older with a high-school diploma or GED.
But it’s not just a paycheck. MDC corrections officers are helping to build a safer community for their neighbors, and they take immense pride in that.

If you’re a recent high school graduate who is seeking a career, or if your present job doesn’t provide stability or the chance for advancement, MDC may be just the opportunity you’re looking for. After all, you know what they say – when opportunity knocks, answer.