A Good Career Means A Brighter Future
The Path Ahead
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.