NYLON — The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is in the process of recruiting new corrections officers.
According to a press release from Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, the NY State Department of Civil Service will administer a Civil Service Examination on Apr. 9, 2016 for those looking to pursue a correction officer position.
“The Department is looking for the best candidates possible to serve in the various correctional facilities across New York,” said Gallivan, who is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections.
Correction officers are responsible for the custody, security, safety and well-being of criminal offenders and supervise their movement and activities while maintaining order within the correctional facility.
According to Gallivan’s press release, a correction officer trainee’s starting salary is currently $40,590 per year. After six months, the salary increases to $42,695. After successful completion of the one-year traineeship, the salary increases to $48,889 per year.
Interested persons may apply on-line or download exam information and applications at the Department of Civil Service website at www.cs.ny.gov/exams.
Additional information about the position of correction officer is also available at the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision website at www.doccs.ny.gov.
As part of New York’s commitment to diversity in the workplace, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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