Careers & Employment

Thank you for your interest in a career with the New Mexico Corrections Department where we employ career-oriented candidates and offer a wide variety of employment opportunities.

At NMCD, we place high value in our employees and are always looking to add great individuals to our team. Our Department offers career opportunities within seven (7) state-owned and operated prisons and four (4) Probation and Parole regions. In addition, we have administrative opportunities at our Central office as well as within our Training Academy.

At NMCD we offer careers inside and outside of prisons and embrace an environment of diversity. If you become a member of the NMCD team, you will have a variety of benefits available to employees of the State of New Mexico

If you are looking for a career that offers job security, excellent benefits for you and your family, respect and honor then join the New Mexico Corrections Department today!


Correctional Officers and Probation/Parole Officers

Are you interested in a rewarding career as a correctional officer or a probation/parole officer? Contact our recruitment staff for any questions or inquiries by email or phone. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we ask that any interested individuals reach out to make an appointment for the initial screenings. Please be patient as we undergo procedural changes as rescheduling and other delays may occur.



Recruiting Chief

Office: 505.259.9856

Patrick Guerin

Patrick Guerin

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Positions

The New Mexico Corrections Department often has positions for legal, financial and administrative professionals. This includes attorneys, accountants, behavioral health therapists, information technology personnel, human resource analysts, purchasing agents, detectives and criminal investigators, educators and administration and clerical personnel. Many of these classifications are required at offices or institutions throughout the state. All applicants offered employment must undergo a security background check.

If you are interested in administrative positions within the New Mexico Corrections Department, please visit the NM State Personnel Office website to find listing

New Mexico Correction Department Application Process :

Screening  Information



Screening Weekly

Please contact Patrick Guerin to schedule a screening date.


Additional Information


Academy Screen Packet

Please email packet to:


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Click here to downloand packet Instructions
WEB instructions

Academy Instructors

All instructors have completed a training-the-trainer course and have real-world experience in the courses they teach.

Advanced Training

provides post-academy training for corrections officers and probation and parole officers.


Certification by Waiver


Disqualifiers Protocol Policy


Physical Examination Paperwork and Release of Protected Health Information


Frequently asked Questions


New Mexico Corrections Department
4337 Highway 14
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508