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Metropolitan Detention Center FAQ
You may do so via the Internet at https://hr.bernco.gov/jobs or in person at the Bernalillo County Department of Human Resources located on the 4th Floor at Civic Plaza (Phone: 505-468-1500).
We are looking for diverse men and women from all walks of life with a strong moral compass who will do what is right no matter what situation faces them. The right person will be a role model, have excellent communication skills, have the ability to maintain a positive outlook in a challenging environment and have a strong sense of service, community and commitment.
Our target to complete the selection process is approximately two weeks. This timeline is highly dependent on the background investigation process and may take longer depending on the responses that we receive while processing your information. Once you have passed the department selection process, you will be required to undergo pre-employment physical examination and drug screening prior to hire. Your active involvement in this process will allow it to proceed as quickly as possible.
Please click here to see detailed information regarding our selection process.
You will need to provide your high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, birth certificate and a social security card during the selection process.
MDC’s Training Academy is located on-site at our facility.
The Training Academy is made up of six (6) weeks of classroom, hands on and on-the-job training.
No, our academy training is conducted Monday through Friday in eight hour blocks and you get to go home every night.
MDC offers a Lateral Entry Program for Corrections Officers with a year or more of experience. To get details regarding your qualification for this program, contact one of our recruiters.
Yes. Although corrections concepts are similar from facility to facility, we believe that completion of the MDC Training Academy will best prepare you for operational success in our facility.
MDC operates 24-hours a day on eight hour shifts. Corrections Officers must be able and willing to work any of the three shifts. Day: 7:00 AM-3:00 PM, Swing: 3:00 PM-11:00 PM and Night: 11:00 PM-7:00 AM.
Click here to go to detailed information regarding our competitive compensation benefit plan.
Click here to go to a complete listing of openings within Bernalillo County. To check out other openings at MDC, click the Department link at the top of the listing to sort by department.