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Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer

McKenzie County  

Outstanding opportunity for a full time position as a Correctional Officer for McKenzie County 

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Judgment and decision making:  Ability to quickly assess a situation and determine the appropriate response
  • Ability to monitor multiple activities and individuals and predict future behavior
  • Willingness and desire to learn new and challenging tasks


  • Document inmates activities and monitor movement throughout the facility
  • Prepare paperwork for booking new inmates and release of existing inmates
  • Monitor conformance to facility rules and regulations
  • Inspect the condition of pods and housing units for security and cleanliness
  • Conduct inspections, searches, and security checks of inmates
  • Examines and interprets court orders and release documents to determine correct court, housing needs, and releases

Salary Range of $21.89 to $23.89 Hourly DOE                       Positions open until filled

McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:

Health Insurance – Health & Child Care Flexible Spending Program Group Life

Insurance – Retirement – Optional Deferred Comp Plan

Vacation – Sick Leave – Paid Holidays

Job Description & Employment Application available online at

An applicant who is a resident of North Dakota and eligible to claim veterans’ preference must abide by the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines available at and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application.

Submit resume and/or application by mail, email, or hand deliver to:

McKenzie County Human Resources
201 5th Street NW, Suite 700
Watford City, ND 58854
Equal Opportunity Employer



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