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Metropolitan Detention Center to Hold Hiring Event Wednesday Hiring Package Includes Bonuses Up to $2,000

3:50 PM
Candance Hopkins, O (505) 839-8703, C (505) 274-6602 - chopkins@bernco.gov

Bernalillo County – On Wednesday, July 17, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) will host a hiring event, held at the American Legion, 1201 Mountain Rd. NE, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Applicants can speak with MDC recruiters, who can share their first-hand experiences about serving in many different roles at the facility. On-site interviews will also be conducted.

Recruiters will also have information on MDC’s newest hiring incentive - the potential for new corrections officers to earn up to $2,000 in first year bonuses. Bonuses will be awarded for completion of the 10-week cadet academy and after successful completion of the correctional officer’s probationary period.

Working for Bernalillo County at MDC provides many attractive benefits, including the ability for corrections officers to retire after 25 years, extensive medical insurance, as well as 13 vacation days and 13 sick days per year.

The Metropolitan Detention Center is looking for dedicated individuals, who have a passion for serving their community. An ideal corrections officer is someone who has excellent communication skills, is able to problem-solve in evolving situations and is someone who has compassion, empathy and respect for themselves, co-workers and inmates. MDC is also interested in hiring lateral candidates, with previous experience in other correctional facilities.

Interested applicants should dress for success and bring their resumes.

For more information about this event or working at MDC, prospective applicants can contact a recruiter at (505) 839-8999, by email at mdcrecruiting@bernco.gov or visit MDC’s recruiting website mdcrecruiting.com.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $630 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.

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