Current openings include:

 vacancies 11 27


Formal employment postings, including description and rate of pay can be found at JobsinNH.com.


It is requested that all applicants submit a completed application and resume.  Applications can be obtained and submitted by clicking on: http://www.merrimackcounty.net/jobs.  At the bottom of the online application, it will direct the applicant to attach their resume.  Applicants may also print out the application and mail the completed application and resume to:

          Human Resources Department
          333 Daniel Webster Highway, Suite 2
          Boscawen, NH 03303


The hiring process for Group II employees will include at a minimum:

  • written exam;

  • physical agility test;

  • R.E.A.C.T. Entry Level Video Testing (approximately 2.5 hours in length);

  • structured oral interview;

  • psychological and medical exams (after conditional offer of employment);

  • drug test (as part of medical exam);

  • background investigation.


The Department will ensure a criminal record check is conducted on all new employees, contractors, and volunteers prior to their assuming duties to identify whether there are criminal convictions that have a specific relationship to job performance.


All applicants, regardless of the position applied for, who have been given a conditional offer of employment, will be required to sign a waiver and undergo a background investigation to determine their suitability for work in a corrections environment and position of trust.  This investigation will include at a minimum:

  • criminal record check;
  • motor vehicle conviction check;
  • NCIC/Triple III check;
  • local warrant check;
  • FBI Fingerprint check;
  • personal history questionnaire;
  • primary and secondary reference interviews.

The Department's job description for Correctional Officer may be viewed at: CO Job Description


Applicants who wish to review the Physical Fitness Test Entry Level Standards and complete the Physical Fitness Evaluation Informed Consent form, may do so by clicking on:

PT Standards

PT Consent



Please note, any Correctional Officer applicant over the age of 45 or who meets other special requirements listed in the PT Consent Form will require a doctor's note authorizing their physical agility test prior to participating in a hiring process.  Please review this form, prior to agreeing to participate.



Employees of Merrimack County Department of Corrections receive excellent benefit options that include:

  • Health insurance opt out incentives
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • County approved vendor discount programs



Training Coordinator Lt. Melissa Palelli

Training Officer Cpl. Dawn Twining