Careers & Employment

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

At NMCD we place high value in our employees and are always looking to add great individuals to our team. The NMCD offers career opportunities within six (7) state-owned and operated prisons, Probation and Parole sites throughout the state as well as its’ 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 really 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.

Vicente Caballero

Vicente Caballero

Recruiting and International Section Chief

Office: 505.259.9856

Yesenia Ramirez

Yesenia Ramirez

Instructor/Recruiter NMCTA

Administrative Position

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.

NMCD lists recruitments through the NM State Personnel Office at

If you are interested in Correction Officer and Probation and Parole Officer positions click for details Recruiting

New Mexico Corrections Department Job Postings Current
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New Mexico Correction Department Application Process :

Important Announcements



Screening Weekly 

Please contact Yessenia Ramirez to schedule a screening date.


Additional Information


Academy Screen Packet

Please email packet to:



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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