The minimum requirements to be a Corrections Officer with the New Hampshire Department of Corrections are: a United States citizen, at least 20 years old, with a high school diploma or GED, and posses a New Hampshire driver’s license.
You will be disqualified from employment if you cannot pass a background check, which involves: a fingerprint check, criminal and motor vehicle history, and credit report history.
Additional requirements that must be met during the hiring process:
- Satisfactorily complete a public safety examination which will judge whether or not you are qualified to work in a correctional setting.
- Pass a medical and psychological examination. You must be in overall good health and not have any medical condition that might inhibit your ability to perform the essential functions of the job. You need to meet basic minimum visual and hearing standards.
- A physical agility test will determine your ability to perform job-related tasks, using standards set forth by the Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research, consisting of running, sit-ups, push-ups, flexibility and bench pressing.
If selected for employment, you will attend a 9-week course at the Corrections Academy, where you will receive instruction that includes firearms training. You have six months after your date of hire to attend and successfully complete the academy training to receive certification as a Corrections Officer.
Visit the DOC jobs board page here to check for an available job opening.
For more information, visit the New Hampshire Department of Corrections website.