A Good Career Means A Brighter Future

The Path Ahead

Unlike traditional public safety positions that require candidates to be 21 years or older, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center candidates can start as soon as they turn 18. Those three years can make a big difference, especially regarding benefits and retirement. That’s because our employees are immediately eligible for full county benefits including health, vision and dental insurance. In addition, pension plan eligibility is calculated from your start date, making retirement that much closer. With a 25 year plan that means you could potentially begin collecting a Lifetime Pension at 43 years old.

Tuition Assistance
Free College

You don’t need a degree to be a corrections officer, but obtaining a college degree can help you further your career. The problem is that with the increasing costs of college, obtaining a degree can be challenging. Upon completion of your probationary period you will be eligible for tuition assistance. Ultimately our team wants you to succeed, and that includes helping you pursue higher education.

Climbing The Ladder
Climbing the Ladder

Attaining success as a corrections officer is straightforward and transparent. Unlike other public safety jobs, corrections officers at Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center have their own pay scale. Because pay raises aren’t officiated at the state legislature level, you don’t have to wait to see if your pay will be affected by state politics every year. When opportunities for advancement arise we look inwards towards our ranks for those who desire to step up.

Work Life Balance
Climbing the Ladder

Lastly, we remain committed to supporting a work/life balance for our employees. We know that having happy corrections officers benefits everyone on our team. Our goal is to offer overtime pay to those who want it, while also expanding our staffing so that everyone has the chance to work a regular schedule and still have time for a life outside of the office. Because we know it can be challenging to take time for yourself when working a full-time job, we also provide several onsite amenities, including a fully outfitted break room and state-of-the-art gym.

Tuition Assistance

You don’t need a degree to be a corrections officer, but obtaining a college degree can help you further your career. The problem is that with the increasing costs of college, obtaining a degree can be challenging. Upon completion of your probationary period you will be eligible for tuition assistance. Ultimately our team wants you to succeed, and that includes helping you pursue higher education.

Climbing The Ladder

Attaining success as a corrections officer is straightforward and transparent. Unlike other public safety jobs, corrections officers at Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center have their own pay scale. Because pay raises aren’t officiated at the state legislature level, you don’t have to wait to see if your pay will be affected by state politics every year. When opportunities for advancement arise we look inwards towards our ranks for those who desire to step up.

Work Life Balance

Lastly, we remain committed to supporting a work/life balance for our employees. We know that having happy corrections officers benefits everyone on our team. Our goal is to offer overtime pay to those who want it, while also expanding our staffing so that everyone has the chance to work a regular schedule and still have time for a life outside of the office. Because we know it can be challenging to take time for yourself when working a full-time job, we also provide several onsite amenities, including a fully outfitted break room and state-of-the-art gym.

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A Brighter Future Today

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