Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I-Greece) is announcing that the New York State Department of Civil Service will be offering a Correction Officer Trainee Examination on April 12, 2008. Interested candidates must submit their application for the examination by February 25, 2008.
“A career as a correction officer is both highly challenging and rewarding, and I recommend that any interested candidates who feel they have what it takes to become a correction officer to apply for the position,” remarked Reilich.
A correction officer trainee’s starting salary is $34,329 per year and increases to $36,111 after six months of employment. Following successful completion of a one-year traineeship, the salary increases to $41,348.
To qualify for consideration, candidates must be a U.S. citizen at least 21 years of age, a New York state resident, and have either a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Individuals in good physical and mental health must take a comprehensive written exam. A background, medical, physical and psychological check will follow prior to appointment to the training academy.
Applications can be obtained through Assemblyman Reilich’s district office by calling (585) 225-4190. Applications also are available at www.docs.state.ny.us and at all state Department of Labor offices and New York state correctional facilities.
Completed applications must include a $30 check payable to the NYS Department of Civil Service and be postmarked by February 25, 2008.