Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I-Greece) today announced details of the state Department of Civil Service examination for correction officer being held statewide on March 19. The filing deadline for this examination is Monday, Jan. 31.
According to Assemblyman Reilich, a correction officer trainee’s starting salary is $28,444 per year, which increases after six months to $30,043. After successful completion of a one-year correction officer traineeship, the salary increases to $34,742 per year, which is based on the current contractual agreement.
"This is a great opportunity for those who want to begin an exciting career in law enforcement," Reilich said. "The state of New York needs professional men and women to work in its correctional facilities."
For more information about becoming a correction officer, contact Daniel F. Martuscello III, acting director of personnel, at (518) 457-9887. The examination announcement and application forms are available for downloading at www.docs.state.ny.us.