A correctional officer visiting with a resident in their cell.

The mission of the ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) is to enhance public safety, to reduce the risk of future criminal behavior by holding adult and juvenile individuals accountable, and to provide opportunities for change. To accomplish this mission the ND DOCR utilizes more than 100 different job classifications. Our employees provide many different services to a diverse correctional population of juveniles and adults, such as therapeutic rehabilitation, medical care, physical plant services, education, information technology, and a variety of correctional security and law enforcement jobs responsible for security and management of offenders in the custody of the DOCR. Click here to learn more about the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.

Click here to apply online for a DOCR job now! (an online application must be submitted to be considered for any DOCR job posting)

Job PostingsAll Job Posts

Quality Assurance Manager

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Status Salary Location
Full Time $3,976 - $6,627 Mandan, ND Youth Correctional Center

Juvenile Institutional Residence Specialist

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Status Salary Location
Full Time $3,296 - $5,493 Mandan, ND Youth Correctional Center

General Trades Maintenance Worker

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Status Salary Location
Authorized $2,986 - $4,976 Mandan, ND Youth Correctional Center


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Status Salary Location
Full time temp with paid health insurance Determined by the composite salary schedule NDSP, Bismarck, ND

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

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Status Salary Location
Temp Part-Time (less than 20 hrs. week) $16.00/hour NDSP, Bismarck

The DOCR invests in our employees and helps to achieve career goals.
  • Training – the DOCR provides valuable job specific training for our employees!
  • Promotional Opportunities – the DOCR promotes from within for many supervisory and management positions.
  • Job Stability – corrections is a key component of the criminal justice system.
  • Veterans Welcome! – the DOCR recognizes the training, skills, discipline, and team-oriented nature of our nation’s veterans. The DOCR awards veterans preference in accordance with state and federal law and encourages all veterans to consider a career in corrections.
  • Internships available – contact anyone in DOCR human resources for more information on internship opportunities.
Other Important Resources for Future DOCR Employees
  • DOCR Media and Reports
  • DOCR Employee Handbook
  • DOCR New Employee Orientation
    • New employee orientation is held the first day of employment in Bismarck at the DOCR Central Office on the ND State Penitentiary grounds.
    • On day one of employment, you must bring the following.
      • Federal law mandates that ND DOCR human resources officials view original (not copies of) acceptable documents on the first day of employment in order to verify eligibility to work in the United States.
      • You must bring this documentation with you on the first day of employment.
      • All employees hired by the State of ND shall have wages paid with direct deposit in the financial institution of the employee’s choice.
      • You must bring a voided check or bank verification document for the account number you wish to have your funds deposited into. A deposit slip is not acceptable.
      • If you have any questions about these mandatory documents, please contact the DOCR Payroll Office at 701-328-6105.


DOCR Recruitment Resources
  • Cheryl Dewald – James River Correctional Center (JRCC), recruiting; Phone-701-253-3928
  • Sarah Stinar – ND State Penitentiary (NDSP) and Missouri River Correctional Center (MRCC) recruiting; Phone-701-328-6196
  • Meagan Miller – Division of Juvenile Services (DJS), Youth Correctional Center (YCC), Parole and Probation and Transitional Planning Services recruiting; Phone-701-667-1465
  • Travis Engelhardt – DOCR Leadership recruiting; Phone-701-328-6102