Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer
North Dakota State Penitentiary - Bismarck, North Dakota

Mar 15, 2023

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Application Deadline:
May 14, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$3,258 monthly
Top Pay:
$4,928 monthly

Job Description

*Are you ready for a new, challenging and rewarding career that allows you to assist people in making positive life changes? Interested in doing work each day that makes a difference and helps to improve our communities and ensure a safe North Dakota? *

++NOW OFFERING $1,000 SIGN ON BONUS! Hiring at all ND State correctional facilities for all shifts.++

The ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is looking for individuals who are confident, assertive, independent, and act with integrity. Officers must use good judgment, utilize and rely on training to maintain composure in emergency situations, maintain constant awareness and be observant of your surroundings, work cooperatively with others as part of a high functioning team, follow-through with work assignments and directives, and communicate effectively. ** If this sounds like __++ you++__ , we encourage you to apply now!**

ND state employment comes with a very competitive benefits package that includes retirement, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, family health insurance with no monthly premium, and more! For more information on the state employee benefits package, go to and click on Active Members.

As a high performing Correctional Officer, you will set an example each day through positive and pro-social role modeling, utilizing dynamic security concepts by building a rapport, observing, and supervising residents inside our correctional facilities. Dynamic security is designed to keep you, your coworkers, and the citizens of North Dakota safer, and together we will achieve the ND DOCR's vision of healthy and productive neighbors, a safe North Dakota.

All you need to qualify to start working as a Correctional Officer is a high school diploma or GED. One of two starting pay rates is selected based on your experience and education. No experience? No problem! The ND DOCR will train you and you will get paid while training!

Additional Information

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must upload a Form DD-214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must also include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office.

Contact Lexi Archambault at or call 701-667-1411 for more information or to request assistance in the application or interview process.

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18 years or older
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: 0 - 2 + years

Contact Information

Alexis Archambault

North Dakota State Penitentiary
3303 E Main Ave
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502
phone: 701-667-1411

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