The mission of the ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) is transforming lives, influencing change, strengthening community. Our team members provide many different services to a diverse correctional population of juveniles and adults, such as therapeutic rehabilitation, medical care, physical plant services, education, and a variety of correctional dynamic security, community supervision, and law enforcement jobs responsible for security and management of individuals in the custody of the DOCR. 

To find your DOCR calling, view the list of career opportunities below!

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The DOCR invests in our employees and helps to achieve career goals.
  • Health and Well-Being
    • Corrections and law enforcement are challenging fields that may not be right for everyone. We value all team members and provide many different resources to assist team members with addiction and recovery, crisis, an employee assistance program which provides free and confidential counseling and additional mental health resources, exercise and physical health, financial hardship, mindfulness, wellness, and trauma and resiliency.    
  • Training
    • The DOCR provides valuable job specific training for team members. Nearly all training and professional development opportunities are provided on-site or virtually. 
  • Promotional Opportunities
    • The DOCR promotes from within for many supervisory and management positions. Within our secure correctional facilities, you can promote all the way to shift Captain without a college degree. 
  • Job Stability
    • Corrections is a key component of the criminal justice system, and we are always open 24X7, every day.
  • 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
Other Important Resources for Future DOCR Employees


DOCR Recruitment Resources
  • Rick Peterson, North Dakota State Penitentiary (NDSP)
  • Cheryl Dewald, James River Correctional Center (JRCC)  
  • Alexis Archambault, NDSP correctional officer, nursing, and dental recruiting; Missouri River Correctional Center (MRCC)
  • Brian Miller, Parole and Probation, Transitional Planning Services, and Administrative Services
  • Dan Weising, Division of Juvenile Services (DJS), Youth Correctional Center (YCC), and Heart River Correctional Center (HRCC) 
  • Travis Engelhardt, DOCR Leadership, Rough Rider Industries


Career Title Career Location Closing Date
Admin Assistant II Jamestown 12/04/2023
Business Analyst I Bismarck 12/06/2023
Correctional Officer JRCC Jamestown 12/14/2023
Correctional Officer NDSP Bismarck 12/13/2023
Juvenile Case Aide Jamestown 12/07/2023
Licensed Mental Health Provider Jamestown 12/08/2023
Parole and Probation Officer III Parole Specialist Fargo 12/06/2023
Psychologist Resident Bismarck 12/15/2023
Registered Nurse Bismarck 12/14/2023
Residential Treatment Agent Mandan 12/06/2023
Youth & Young Adult Specialist Grand Forks 12/06/2023
Youth Specialist Mandan 12/06/2023
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