Available employment positions can be found at JobsinNH.com.

All applicants must 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;
  • 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



Training Coordinator Lt. Melissa Palelli

Training Officer Cpl. Dawn Twining